Remembering Robin Williams: Pure Genius!

Robin Williams quotes

Robin Williams will be remember forever as the man who made us laugh until it hurt. He taught us about humanity and to always take life lightly and that with a little humor and joy the dark moments can brighten. He understood the most important elements to life, and looking back, we can all see what he was trying to say… Robin Williams, was a genius on so many levels. Rest in peace…


Let’s Take A Look At A Story Which Few Of Us Know; A Story That Truly Captures The Heart He Had:

When Christopher Reeves was paralyzed from a horse riding accident, he was contemplating taking his own life the night of, and was left alone with his dark thoughts. A Doctor suddenly yelled “turn over”, surprised and confused Reeves yelled “What?”, since he was unable to feel anything from the neck down. Reeves was about to call a nurse when he eventually realized the so called Doctor was his longtime friend Robin Williams. This brought him some much needed laughter to which Reeves later told Barbara Walter “I knew then: if I could laugh, I could live.” This was the moment that changed his perception… Robin Williams brought the element of life to so many around the world, and with his late dismissal, he reminded us that life is short and it is here to enjoyed! (Check out his Carpe Diem speech in Dead Poet’s Society here)


Some Truly Inspiring Quotes From Both His Life and His Movies:

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


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


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


“There is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful.”


“Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.” (Aladdin)


“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)


“Imagining something is better than remembering something.” (The World According to Garp)


“All you have to do is think one happy thought, and you’ll fly like me.” (Peter Pan)


“I try to make sense of things. Which is why, I guess, I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.” (Bicentennial Man)


“Crying never helped anybody do anything, okay? You have a problem you face it like a man.” (Jumanji)


“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.” (Awakenings)


“But if there’s love, dear… those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever.” (Mrs Doubtfire)


“We don’t read and write poetry because its 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, there are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” (Goodwill Hunting)


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


“To live would be an awfully big adventure.” (Jack)


Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. (Father’s Day)


“Gentlemen, haven’t we learned anything from the music of John Lennon? All we need is love.”


Some Emotional and Well Described Tributes:

 “Robin was friend, boss, brother, inspiration. His generosity and intelligence knew no limits. Only his home planet could destroy him.”  Harvey Fierstein

“Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.” Barack Obama

“His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place. He truly was one of the few people who deserved the title of ‘genius.” Chris Columbus (Mrs. Doubtfire Director)

“What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent and astounding intellect, was his huge heart — his tremendous kindness, generosity and compassion as an acting partner, colleague and fellow traveller in a difficult world.” Nathan Lane (Birdcage co-star)

“He was sensitive, he was perceptive, he was empathetic, his mental agility was astounding, he was full of love, and he, by nature of putting all those out into the world, required that of us. And we felt it.… The spirit of pure comedy ran through this guy.” Marc Maron


Image Source: “Robin Williams USS Enterprise“. Licencováno pod Public domain via Wikimedia Commons