36 Amazing & Witty Robin Williams Quotes On Life

36 Amazing & Witty Robin Williams Quotes On Life
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Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. He was an American actor and comedian who was known for his fast-paced improvisational skills and diverse film performances. Robin landed his first own television show, Mork and Mindy and played the role of the alien Mork in the sitcom. Through his skills, Robin won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in “Good Will Hunting” and is considered as one of the best comedians of all time.

Robin Williams Quotes

“The Second Amendment! It says you have the right to bear arms, or the right to arm bears, whatever the hell you want to do!”

A Night at the Met (1986)

“Mind not my words — Let the play be the thing. I’ll get back forth and touch myself anon.”

Reality…What a Concept (1979)

“Death is nature’s way of saying, “Your table is ready.”

As quoted in The Fourth—And by Far the Most Recent—637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said (1990) edited by Robert Byrne, p, 518
“I’ve always improvised, and stand-up was this great release. All of a sudden, it was just me and the audience.”

“There were a lot of doctors in rehab. It’s rather like being in a fat farm with nutritionists.”

quoted in http://www.metro.co.uk 29 December 2006 ‘Quotes of the Year’

“Thank you. How-DY! Whoops, wrong opera house. How do you like the play, Mr. Lincoln? Duck!”

A Night at the Met (1986)

“And if you want a linguistic adventure, go drinking with a Scotsman. ‘Cause you can’t fuckin’ understand them before!”

Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

“My favorite athletes of any Olympics are always the African distance runners. You never have to drug test an African distance runner.”

Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

“And that’s when you realize that God gave you a penis and a brain and only enough blood to run one at a time.”

Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

“Cocaine is God’s way of saying you’re making too much money.”

in New York Magazine 31 August 1981
“Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.”

“I would like to do for you now, a Japanese science fiction movie: “Attack of the Killer Vibrators.””

Performance at the L.A. Improv (1977)

“Being a functioning alcoholic is kind of like being a paraplegic lap dancer: You can do it, just not as well as the others, really.”

Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

“We were talking briefly about cocaine… yeah. Anything that makes you paranoid and impotent, give me more of that!”

A Night at the Met (1986)
“I’d like to start the show by showing you something I’m very proud of. You’ll have to step back though.”

“What’s my credibility? Why are they looking to me for advice? Isn’t there someone more qualified?”

Hew York Times (November 2009)

“Dubya doesn’t speak while Cheney’s drinking water. Check that shit out.”

Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

“You appreciate little things, like walks on the beach with a defibrillator.”

Hew York Times (November 2009)
“Mind not my words- let the play be the thing. I’ll get back forth and touch myself anon.”

“I went to rehab [for alcoholism] in wine country, just to keep my options open.”

Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

“There were a lot of doctors in rehab. It’s rather like being in a fat farm with nutritionists.”

quoted in http://www.metro.co.uk 29 December 2006 ‘Quotes of the Year’

“And that’s when you realize that God gave you a penis and a brain and only enough blood to run one at a time.”

Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)
“Anything that is not funny at a certain point will be funny.”

“Michael is claiming racism, and I’m like, “Honey, you gotta pick a race first!” What are you claiming, mistreatment of elves? What are you saying?”

Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

“The sound crapped out for a bit, that’s why I’m using SupposiSound! No one wants their tapes back, I wonder why.”

A Night at the Met (1986)
“The great thing about marriage is the idea of really getting to know someone. And really getting to know a woman is a life long task.”

“Baby caca is like Kryptonite to a father. Even the dog says, You don’t rub his face in it.”

Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

“I wonder what chairs think about all day: “Oh, here comes another asshole.””

“Reality… What a Concept”. Live comedy album by Robin Williams, 1979.
“I don’t practice anything. I spend time looking over ideas and then just get out and do it.”

“As an alcoholic, you will violate your standards quicker than you can lower them.”

“Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction”. TV Special, http://www.imdb.com. December 6, 2009

“I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church.”

1982 Interview in Playboy.
“It’s frightening and exhilarating. It’s like combat. Look at the metaphors: You kill when it works; you die when it doesn’t.”

“You don’t need cocaine! There’s another way to get real high, and really mess your mind up, it’s called marathon running!”

“Robin Williams: Live at the Met”. Documentary, http://www.imdb.com. October 11, 1986.

“People would say I never censor. As Billy Crystal says, ‘I don’t have that button.’”

“RD Interview: Robin Williams, in His Own Words”. Interview with Andy Simmons, http://www.rd.com. 2006.
“Being in the same room with people and creating something together is a good thing.”

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