To call Robin Williams a “comedic genius” would be an absolute understatement. He was a man blessed with immense talent, and he portrayed that in everything he took upon in his lifetime. His improvisation skills were considered to be otherworldly, and so were the characters that he portrayed which included such minute nuance and personal touch that it could put even the best of the theater actors to shame.
Such was the legacy of Robin Williams who would have turned 66 today. If not for some cells in his brain and the spreading depression in his life, the world wouldn’t have lost a man who made it a bit better place to live in. He carried charm and enigma with him wherever he went, and he is truly being missed. We know we can’t ever get anyone like Williams; he was one-of-a kind perhaps the last of his kind.
The entire world will come together today to celebrate the birth of an icon. So what if he isn’t present among us? His legacy, his work and above all his contagious smile is still treasured today. Because it is his birthday and because we all need a bit of motivation and nostalgia, we bring you the ten best quotes by Robin Williams. Don’t mistake these to be mere lines; these lines embody what Williams was all about.
#1.“You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.”
In a world dominated by darkness, Robin Williams was the only one who sprinkled that little amount of happiness in our lives, partly because of his madness.
#2.“What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.”
Just like his candid and charming persona that made everything else look so wrong! Williams embodied the true spirit of believing in what he did and doing it honestly.
#3.“I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.”
If this doesn’t make us believe in destiny, then what will?
#4.“You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming?”
Williams never stopped dreaming of making other people happy. His dream continues to make us happy.
#5.“Make your life spectacular. I know I did.”
Was there ever any doubt?
#6.“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy.”
If you look at how Williams took his life, you know that the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy.
#7. “Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.”
We’re not even guessing, but we’re rather sure that Williams was born with greatness and got some more as a graduation gift.
#8. “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 that make you feel all alone.”
We don’t know about Williams, but we are aware that the world without him is surely the worst thing.
#9. “But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.”
Have you ever heard of a better summing up of men’s psyche than this? All men know what Williams is talking about.
#10. “If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.”
Perhaps he was a staunch feminist too.
So, there you have it. These lines remind us every bit of Williams’ persona. His ideology, his love for people and a mouth full of jokes, he is perhaps the greatest entertainer that was bestowed upon the world. We miss you Robbie, Happy Birthday!
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