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Brilliant Quotes From Robin Williams Everyone Can Live By

 Robin Williams was, perhaps, one of the most beloved actors of stage and screen for nearly four decades. After a brief stint doing stand up, Williams gained fame playing the wacky alien Mork in the 1970s sitcom Mork & Mindy. A hilarious comedian with a flair for lovable antics, Robin Williams began his foray into the world of films in 1980, when he starred as the beloved childhood cartoon character, Popeye, a grumpy but warm-hearted sailor with a passion for spinach. 

Williams went on to star in cinematic gold, like Disney's Aladdin (as the Genie), Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Patch Adams among many, many other films. His work was always meant to touch our hearts and remind us to smile, no matter how bad things get. For his efforts, he was awarded an Oscar, 5 Grammy Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 2 Primetime Emmys. Throughout his life, in every role he played, he maintained an upbeat charm and wowed people worldwide with his improvisation and impersonation skills. 

Robin Williams was a gifted man that could make you laugh and cry hysterically and often simultaneously. On August 11th, 2014, the world lost this beautiful creator of joy. What better way to commemorate the life and death of one of Hollywood's greatest treasures and this planet's kindest spirits than by remembering the words he left us with, both on and off screen?

1. On destiny 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.”

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“I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.”

2. On fun 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “Sometimes you got to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble. It's called fun.”

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“Sometimes you’ve got to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble. It's called fun.”

3. On mistakes 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “Even mistakes can be wonderful.”

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“Even mistakes can be wonderful.”

4. On boundaries 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “You can do anything you want. You are bound by nothing.”

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“You can do anything you want. You are bound by nothing.” 

5. On music 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “You know what music is? God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars.”

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“You know what music is? God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars.”

6. On greatness 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.”

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“Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.” 

7. On shame 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “There's no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot.”

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“There's no shame in failing. The only shame is in not giving things your best shot.”

8. On bad times

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.”

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“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.” 

9. On comedy 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “Anything that is not funny at a certain point will be funny.”

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“Anything that is not funny at a certain point will be funny.”

10. On change

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

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“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

11. On madness

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.”

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“You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.”

12. On the human spirit

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “The human spirit is more powerful than any drug - and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter.”

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“The human spirit is more powerful than any drug - and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter.”

13. On loss 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.”

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“Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.” 

14. On laughter 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “To know if Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing.”

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“To know if Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing.”

15. On creativity 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “When you create, you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?”

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“When you create, you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?”

16. On gratitude 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “Sometimes you can have a whole lifetime in a day and never notice that this is a beautiful as it gets.”

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“Sometimes you can have a whole lifetime in a day and never notice that this is as beautiful as it gets.” 

17. On the deceptive nature of silence

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “Even fools seem smart when they are quiet.”

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“Even fools seem smart when they are quiet.”

18. On self-reliance

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “Self-reliance is the key to a vigorous life. A man must look inward to find his own answers.”

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“Self-reliance is the key to a vigorous life. A man must look inward to find his own answers.”

19. On his work 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “Comedy is acting out optimism.”

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“Comedy is acting out optimism.”

20. On his life 

Beautiful, inspiring and funny quotes from comedian and actor Robin Williams, “Make your life spectacular, I know I did.”

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“Make your life spectacular, I know I did.”


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