20 Robin Williams Quotes to Cheer You Up Today

Robin Williams is the first person I can ever remember calling my favourite actor.

In fact, I bet he was probably the first celebrity who’s name I actually knew. Growing up with Jumanji, Hook, Patch Adams, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poet’s Society, and (yes) Flubber, Robin Williams made me laugh, cry, and think deeply about life before I had even hit double digits. He felt like a cool uncle, a loving father, a cuddly grandfather all rolled into one, with the mischievous grin of your best friend sprinkled on top.

To honour this amazing man that brought so much joy to people all around the world during his 63 years, I have compiled 20 of my favourite Robin Williams quotes. Some are from the man himself, some were spoken by him in films, but all of them represent a positive outlook on life that we should all remember to adopt each day. #RIPRobinWilliams, you left a positive mark on the world that will not be forgotten!

Best Robin Williams Quotes

I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel like you’re all alone.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. (Dead Poets Society)

You’re only given one little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. (Dead Poets Society)

You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome. (Patch Adams)

All of life is a coming home. Salesmen, secretaries, coal miners, beekeepers, sword swallowers, all of us. All the restless hearts of the world, all trying to find a way home. It’s hard to describe what I felt like then. Picture yourself walking for days in the driving snow; you don’t even know you’re walking in circles. The heaviness of your legs in the drifts, your shouts disappearing into the wind. How small you can feel, and how far away home can be. Home. The dictionary defines it as both a place of origin and a goal or destination. And the storm? The storm was all in my mind. Or as the poet Dante put it: In the middle of the journey of my life, I found myself in a dark wood, for I had lost the right path. Eventually I would find the right path, but in the most unlikely place. (Patch Adams)

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly without complexities or pride. I love you because I know no other way then this. So close that your hand, on my chest, is my hand. So close, that when you close your eyes, I fall asleep. (Patch Adams, originally Pablo Naruda)

Carpe dentum. Seize the teeth. (Mrs. Doubtfire, as she tries to fish her dentures out of a glass)

You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other. (Good Will Hunting)

What’s true in our minds is true, whether some people know it or not. (What Dreams May Come)

What some folks call impossible, is just stuff they haven’t seen before. (What Dreams May Come)

What do I want to be when I grow up? Alive. (Jack)

This clip from Mrs. Doubtfire

I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way. (Dead Poets Society)

Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself. (Good Will Hunting)

You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to. (Good Will Hunting)

The definition of insanity is repeating the same action expecting a different outcome. (Weapons of Self Destruction, originally Albert Einstein)

See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.

When you have a great audience, you can just keep going and finding new things.

A nuclear bomb is a man’s way of saying, ‘I’m gonna fuck up the earth.’ 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… That’s why there should be a woman president, there would never be any wars. You know this, it’s the truth. There would never be a war; just every twenty-eight days: some severe negotiations.