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21 memorable Robin Williams quotations

Comedian, actor, and voice-over artist Robin Williams died August 11, 2014. The popular performer was 63 years old when he passed away in his home in Northern California.

Consider these 21 memorable Robin Williams quotations.
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Born July 21, 1951, in Chicago, Robin Williams appeared in such well-known films as Awakenings, Flubber, Jumanji, Moscow on the Hudson, Night at the Museum, Patch Adams, Popeye, The Birdcage, The Dead Poets Society, The World According to Garp, and more.

Robin Williams won Golden Globes in 1979 for Mork & Mindy, in 1987 for Good Morning, Vietnam, in 1981 for The Fisher King, and in 1993 for Mrs. Doubtfire. He also picked up an Academy Award in 1997 for Good Will Hunting.

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Consider these 21 memorable Robin Williams quotations

These Robin Williams quotations are arranged alphabetically here for easy reference. Some of these quotes are taken from films in which he appeared, while others are real-life statements attributed to Robin Williams.

“Comedy is acting out optimism.”

“Death is nature's way of saying, ‘Your table's ready.’”

“His golf bag does not contain a full set of irons.”

“I love kids, but they are a tough audience.”

“I love running cross country. .On a track, I feel like a hamster.”

“If it's the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?”

“If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.”

“If you can remember the sixties, you weren't there.”

“I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.”

“In America they really do mythologize people when they die.”

“I've actually gone to the zoo and had monkeys shout to me from their cages, ‘I'm in here when you're walking around like that?’”

“Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.”

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

“People say satire is dead. It's not dead. It's alive and living in the White House.”

“Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'”

“Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students.”

“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.”

“We're all worms, but I do believe I'm a glowworm.”

“What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong.”

“Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?”

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

From Mork to Mrs. Doubtfire and Aladdin’s Genie, Robin Williams will likely be long remembered as a comic actor and voice-over legend.

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