Robin Williams devoted his life to making people laugh and his sad and untimely death shocked the world and reminded us that EVERYONE needs support and love, no matter how ‘strong’ or ‘cheery’ they may seem.
He said and did a lot of crazy stuff in his day, but what made his high energy observations so funny was the insight he afforded. Here are some of his more memorable quotes that will cheer you up, make you think and also help you to stop taking life too seriously.
1 “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.”
At least when you are alone you have room for someone new once you find them. Being trapped in a damaging or negative relationship can consume you if you aren’t careful. Remember that being alone and happy is better than having emotional hyenas at your dinner table.
2 “See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.”
This one is too funny. Don’t ever forget your desires but don’t let your sexuality become the sum of your personality.
3 “Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting.”
The Buddha said that the problem is, that everyone thinks they have time. We have our whole lives in front of us until we don’t. Our ‘whole life’ is a series of moments. Don’t waste this finite number on the small stuff, you still have so much to experience!
4 “Sometimes over things that I did, movies that didn’t turn out very well – you go, ‘Why did you do that?’ But in the end, I can’t regret them because I met amazing people. There was always something that was worth it.”
Regret will try to creep into your life and mess up your day no matter what you do. The only defense we have to remain focused on the present, do our best and remember all the good that occurs in every scenario.
5 “I do believe in love; it’s wonderful – especially love (the) third time around, it’s even more precious; it’s kind of amazing.”
For anyone losing faith in love this one’s for you! Love comes in all forms and sizes, though it always has similar themes. These similarities doesn’t mean you are experiencing the same thing as you did in the past. Give love a chance!
6 “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
The pen is mightier than the sword has been proven time after time, but this modern age solidifies it. Ideas and the words that give them life and definition are a vital part of our technological age. A well chosen word can bring emotional relief to thousands of suffering people.
7 “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
He would know this better than most, but its true. What makes a ‘normal’ person? I don’t even want to try to quantify it but I bet it’s boring and devoid of creativity. Embrace yourself and all that makes you the beautiful and distinct person you are!
I hope these quotes had the desired effect and made you smile.
Please share them far and wide and let the memory of Robin Williams live on deep in our hearts.