Robin Williams was an American comedian and actor best known for his high-energy performances and verbal improvisation skills. Born in 1951, Williams attended Julliard to study acting. He left before graduating and turned to stand-up comedy in the San Francisco Bay Area. His big break came when he was cast as the alien Mork in the 1970s sitcom Mork and Mindy.
Though perhaps best known for his comedic performances on the stage and screen, Williams also impressed in dramatic film roles, including Dead Poets Society (1989) and Good Will Hunting (1997), for which he won an Oscar. He also won a Golden Globe for voicing the Genie in Disney's Aladdin.
Williams committed suicide in 2014 as a result of undiagnosed dementia with Lewy Bodies, a disease that can cause hallucinations and depression. His funny quotes remain popular because they display his signature wit and good heart.
Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?Robin Williams
Spring is Nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"Robin Williams
People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.Robin Williams
I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church.Robin Williams
Reality... What A Concept!Robin Williams
I don't do well with snakes and I can't dance.Robin Williams
I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.Robin Williams
I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.Robin Williams
What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong.Robin Williams
You have this idea that you'd better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous. And then you realize, no, actually if you take a break people might be more interested in you.Robin Williams
But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.Robin Williams
Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.Robin Williams
Comedy is acting out optimism.Robin Williams
If Heaven exists, to know that there's laughter, that would be a great thing.Robin Williams
Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.Robin Williams
Carpe per diem - seize the check.Robin Williams
Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason.Robin Williams
Cricket is baseball on valium.Robin Williams
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