25 Wonderful Robin Williams Quotes To Remember The Legend

Published August 16, 2014
Updated January 12, 2018

These hilarious, poignant, and sage Robin Williams quotes show the true wisdom of one of history's best entertainers.

Robin Williams Quotes About Ideas
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."

Robin Williams Quotes About Comedy
"Comedy is acting out optimism."

Robin Williams Quotes About Ugly People
"Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose."

If You Were Right
"I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you."

Robin Williams Quotes On Battling Addiction
"My battles with addiction definitely shaped how I am now. They really made me deeply appreciate human contact. And the value of friends and family, how precious that is."

Robin Williams On Being Born An Entertainer
"I'm a born entertainer. When I open the fridge door and the light goes on, I burst into song."

Freedom In Dreams
"But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be."

Robin Williams On Rush Hour
"Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?"

Robin Williams Quotes Bad Times
"You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to."

What Is Right
"What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong."

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some get it as a graduation gift."

Robin Williams Quotes Wonderful Mistakes
"There is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful."

Crimes In England
"In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say, 'Stop, or I'll say stop again.'"

If Women Ran The World
"If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days."

Robin Williams Psychic Line
"If it's the psychic network, why do they need a phone number?"

Robin Williams Quotes On Gandhi
"As beatific as Gandhi was, I'm sure there was some guy in a Bombay bar going, 'I knew Gandhi.. He was a prick.'"

Robin Williams On Being An Alcoholic
"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."

Robin Williams Quotes Tattoos
"You know, you get that tattoo of barbed wire when you're 18, but by the time you're 80, it's a picket fence."

Robin Williams On Who Would Make A Nuclear Bomb
"A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills. They'd make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while."

Robin Williams Reality Is A Crutch
"Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs."

The Definition of Politics
"Politics: 'poli' a Latin word meaning 'many'; and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures.'"

Robin Williams Quotes
"You have this idea that you'd better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous."

Robin Williams On Cocaine
"Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money."

Robin Williams On Death
"Death is nature's way of saying, 'Your table is ready.'"

Spark Of Madness
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."

In Agust 2014, the world lost Robin Williams, a wonderful man and a beloved entertainer. Throughout his life, he maintained the ability to make us laugh to the point of tears while simultaneously imparting sage wisdom. Above, we celebrate his legacy with 25 poignant, hilarious, and all around wonderful Robin Williams quotes.

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Alexander is a cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.
John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Baldwin, Alexander. "25 Wonderful Robin Williams Quotes To Remember The Legend." AllThatsInteresting.com, August 16, 2014, https://allthatsinteresting.com/robin-williams-quotes. Accessed April 24, 2024.