21 Memorable Robin Williams Quotes

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In both his films and his life, Robin Williams was a man of many words. Here are 21 of his most memorable quotes.

1. That You May Contribute a Verse

That You May Contribute a Verse
What will YOUR verse be?

2. Destiny

Destiny
Destiny and what we were meant to be and do with our lives was a common theme in Williams' movies.

3. On Men and God

On Men and God
In addition to a prolific film career, Robin Williams was also a standup comedian, and quite the good one.

4. Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem
Seize the day. Every day. It might be the last one you get.

5. Comedy

Comedy
Williams often said that comedy was his coping mechanism.

6. When In Doubt

When In Doubt
When Williams was interrupted during a standup routine at a USO appearance, he recovered quite spectacularly.

7. On Loneliness

On Loneliness
Williams' words speak more truly and more profoundly than ever in light of his death by suicide.

8. Good Times and Bad Times

Good Times and Bad Times
Robin Williams won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting.

9. Funny People

Funny People
Robin Williams was known for his quirky and unexpected answers during interviews.

10. On Fighting

On Fighting
True words, Robin Williams. True words.

11. On Death

On Death
Robin Williams' famous line from Patch Adams seems like something he would himself believe.

12. STFU

STFU
Enough said.

13. Think of the Platypus

Think of the Platypus
Robin Williams was vocal about his heavy addiction to cocaine throughout the 1980s.

14. Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks
The world is a better place for Robin Williams not giving up on his dream of becoming an actor.

15. On Love and Loss

On Love and Loss
Oh, how the world will miss Robin Williams.

16. A Spark of Madness

A Spark of Madness
Never, ever lose it.

17. Treat People

Treat People
Treat people, not problems, to see lasting change.

18. On Divorce

On Divorce
Ha! Haha! This is probably more true than some of us will ever know.

19. Don't Be Sad

Don't Be Sad
Be spectacular instead.

20. What Words Are For

What Words Are For
Words are for wooing women, of course, and also for...

21. Changing the World

Changing the World
Never forget your own ability to change the world.

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