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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, singer, voice artist, and comedian.

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1. “(On creating) And you get that little endorphin buzz, it's great. Why do you think Einstein looked like that? I don't think he was going ‘You know this is some dynamite weed! It's all relative you know.’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Inside the Actors Studio (2001): Season 7, Episode 15 (10 June 2001)

2. “I was once on a German talk show, and this woman said to me, ‘Mr. Williams, why do you think there is not so much comedy in Germany?’ And I said, ‘Did you ever think you killed all the funny people?’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

3. “Imitating Pavarotti. ‘It is amazing I know it is huge. BEHOLD IT. IT IS GROWING. ALL OF MY PHALLUS IS A SHOWING!’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Inside the Actors Studio (2001): Season 7, Episode 15 (10 June 2001)

4. “My God, what am I doing here? It's weird. How do you get to the Met? Money! Lots and lots of money! I can imagine Pavarotti next door at the improv going, ‘Two Jews walk into a bar...’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Met (1986)

5. “[Comparing Ronald Reagan's Cabinet to Star Wars] There's Henry Kissinger as Yoda, ‘Must now cannot see understanding that I be here for you. I will show you now, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Cambodia, shhh. Must later understand!’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Met (1986)

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

—Robin Williams

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Source: As quoted in The Fourth—And by Far the Most Recent—637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said (1990) edited by Robert Byrne, p, 518

7. “You're only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you're nothing.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Roxy (1978)

8. “Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: "Robin Williams on Returning to TV, Getting Sober, and Downsizing in His 60s", Parade (12 September 2013)

9. “There was an old, crazy dude who used to live a long time ago. His name was Lord Buckley. And he said, a long time ago, he said, ‘People: They're kinda like flowers and it's been a privilege walking in your garden.’ My love goes with you.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Reality...What a Concept (1979)

10. “And some people say Jesus wasn't Jewish. Of COURSE he was Jewish! 30 years old, single, lives with his parents! Come on! He works in his father's business, his mom thought he was God's gift! He's Jewish! Give it up!”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

11. “What kind of food did we drop on Afghanistan? Pop-Tarts, peanut butter…just add a Honey Baked Ham and you've got a redneck Christmas. Why are we dropping this food on Afghanistan? Tastes a hell of a lot better than dirt, #1. #2, difficult to have a call to jihad with a mouth full of peanut butter. Thirdly, Afghanistan is a hashish-smoking culture, and anyone who's ever been a friend of the hookah will go, (intense, stoned stare) ‘Pop-Tarts!’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

12. “Is it rude to Twitter during sex? To go ‘omg, omg, wtf, zzz’? Is that rude?”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

13. “I'd like to start the show by showing you something I'm very proud of. You'll have to step back, though.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Reality...What a Concept (1979)

14. “Beer commercials usually show big men, manly men, doing manly things: ‘You've just killed a small animal. It's time for a light beer.’ Why not have a realistic beer commercial, with a realistic thing about beer, where someone goes, ‘It's 5:00 in the morning. You've just pissed on a dumpster. It's Miller time.’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Met (1986)

15. “We were talking briefly about cocaine...yeah. Anything that makes you paranoid and impotent, give me more of that!”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Met (1986)

16. “They call it freebasing. It's not free, it costs you your house! It should be called home basing! Three signs you're addicted to cocaine: First of all, if you come home to your house and you have no furniture and your cat's going ‘I'm outta here, prick!,’ Warning! Number two: If you have this dream where you're doing cocaine in your sleep and you can't fall asleep, and you wake up and you're doing cocaine, BINGO! Number three: if on your tax form it says, ‘,000 for snacks,’ MAYDAY!”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Met (1986)

17. “When I was growing up they used to say, ‘Robin, drugs can kill you.’ Now that I'm 58 my doctor's telling me, ‘Robin, you need drugs to live.’ I realize now that my doctor is also my dealer...”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

18. “You know the difference between a tornado and divorce in the south? Nothing! Someone is losing a trailer.”

—Robin Williams

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19. “I went to rehab [for alcoholism] in wine country, just to keep my options open.”

—Robin Williams

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20. “Parry is a man with a previous life that was so damaged that he had to create another personality. … It's like post-traumatic stress syndrome: Some people respond to traumatic or tragic events by withdrawal; some even create other personalities. Parry is a creation — somewhat Don Quixote, somewhat Groucho Marx — but he's a creation designed to avoid a past event.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: On his role in The Fisher King (1991), as quoted in "Dreams: The Fisher King" (2006) edited by Phil Stubbs

21. “[spoofing Mr. Rogers] It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood... oh, damn, someone stole my sneakers. Let's do some wonderful things today, boys and girls; but first, do you mind if I take some more medication? It helps the day go a little bit slower. There we go. Now we're gonna do some wonderful experiments you can do around the house. Let's put Mr. Hamster in the microwave, okay?... He knows where he's going. BEEP! Pop goes the weasel! That's severe radiation. Can you say ‘severe radiation’? Oh, look, you got a little balloon now.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Reality...What a Concept (1979)

22. “[as a Shakespearean narrator] Mind not my words — Let the play be the thing. I'll get back forth and touch myself anon.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Reality...What a Concept (1979)

23. “The sound crapped out for a bit, that's why I'm using SupposiSound! No one wants their tapes back, I wonder why.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Met (1986)

24. “The Second Amendment! It says you have the right to bear arms, or the right to arm bears, whatever the hell you want to do!”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Met (1986)

25. “[On husbands sharing their wives' childbearing experience] Unless you're passing a bowling ball, I don't think so. Unless you're trying to circumcise yourself with a chainsaw, I don't think so. Unless you're opening an umbrella up your ass, I don't think so!”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Met (1986)

26. “Thank you. How-DY! Whoops, wrong opera house. How do you like the play, Mr. Lincoln? Duck!”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Met (1986)

27. “The professor was on acid, and sometimes he'd shout, ‘I'm Lincoln!’ And then, there'd be a kid in the back, ‘I'm Booth!’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Inside the Actors Studio (2001): Season 7, Episode 15 (10 June 2001)

28. “(Imitating Royal Family) I've tell you we've not been inbred but don't look at the ears. That's all we can do is screw in a light bulb. Look at the teeth, look at the ears and go, something's gone wrong. Gene pool is a jacuzzi back up.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Inside the Actors Studio (2001): Season 7, Episode 15 (10 June 2001)

29. “I'd like to welcome you the AOPA. There's also aa-AOPA. If this is your first time flying a plane on alcohol, I'd like to welcome ya!”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Inside the Actors Studio (2001): Season 7, Episode 15 (10 June 2001)

30. “Michael is claiming racism, and I'm like, ‘Honey, you gotta pick a race first!’ What are you claiming, mistreatment of elves? What are you saying?”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

31. “And that's when you realize that God gave you a penis and a brain and only enough blood to run one at a time.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

32. “The Swiss…the nice Germans, or as they like to say, the other white race. Now how can you trust an army…how butch is an army that has a wine opener on its knife? ‘Many of you have never opened Chardonnay under fire! First, you pull the cork out, sniff it, say, 'Meat or fish?', and throw! (Military cadence) I don't know, but I've been told, Chardonnay must be served cold! Ja!’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

33. “Dubya doesn't speak while Cheney's drinking water. Check that shit out.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

34. “Now, at the airports, if you're heavily pierced, like some of my friends, it's like, (steps forward) ‘BZZT!’ ‘Please remove anything from your pockets.’ Tip of the iceberg. (pantomimes removing various piercings from the ears, nose, eyebrows, lips; then reaches to the side, grabs an imaginary drill, points it at his crotch and makes a drilling noise) For those playing the home game, this is what's known as a Prince Albert. And I'm sure that was his last wish. ‘Victoria, I'm dying…I want you to name a museum, a performance hall, and a bolt through the cock after me…and that will be Victoria's Secret.’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

35. “As beatific as Gandhi was, I'm sure there was some guy in a Bombay bar going, ‘I knew Gandhi…he was a prick. He was sucking down a pork hot dog, hitting on Mother Teresa. He kept saying, ’Who's your diaper daddy? Who's your diaper daddy?‘’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

36. “One of the fundamental things is in a jihad. That sounds like a country western term like, ‘Jiii-had!’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

37. “Welcome to Washington, D.C., where the buck stops here! Way to go. And then it's handed out to AIG and many other people.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

38. “And you know that if they legalize it, they'll have to regulate it, which means that they'll have to put a message on a box of joints, it'll say, ‘Surgeon General has determined this will make your music...awesome! Even Yanni. And if you think you liked cartoons before...’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

39. “And if you're looking for Sarah Palin's new book, it is a bitch to find! I found it somewhere between fiction and non-fiction, in the fantasy aisle.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

40. “They made porn movies, of my movies! Good Will Humping? It's okay... Wet Dreams May Cum? All right... Snatch Adams? That was scary. A clown with a strap-on. Popeye... I would watch that. ‘Ag-gag-gag-ga, I creamed me spinach!’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

41. “Twitter broke the other day, and a lot of people were going, ‘My Thumbs! My thumbs are moving for no reason! What's that?’ ‘A book’. ‘Who are you?’ ‘Dad. I miss you. Let's talk.’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

42. “There was one guy that had an amazing claim to fame, in terms of drugs and sports. And his name was Dock Ellis. And Dock Ellis did an incredible thing. The one person who knows, thank you. Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD. Those of you who have taken LSD, tell the others how hard that might be. If I took LSD, I'd be talking to every blade of grass like ‘Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!’”

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

43. “[regarding Sarah Palin] ‘I know about Russia because I can see it from my front yard!’ You have amazing eyesight, number one... Well, I can see San Quentin from my house, but that doesn't make me an expert on prison reform.”

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

44. “Being a functioning alcoholic is kind of like being a paraplegic lap dancer: You can do it, just not as well as the others, really.”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

45. “I would like to do Shakespeare's only unknown piece, That's the Way I Lick It ... It's a bleak night my Lord. Look! The moon like a testicle hangs low in the sky. This bodes not well. ... Anon, post-haste, let's get a larger crowd in here. Free Cocaine! There's no luck. Does anyone have drugs to ease my pain? My Kingdom for a Quaalude! … It is the end! I must go, for I cannot come here, and yet, it has been brief, 'tis over, and the lights do turn bright. I'm melting! Help me! Help me!”

—Robin Williams

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Source: Performance at the L.A. Improv (1977)

46. “Baseball players have to go in front of a grand jury and say, ‘Yeah, I did cocaine. Can you blame me? It's a slow goddamn game! Come on Jack! Standing out in left field for seven innings, and there's a long white line going down to home plate! I see the guy putting it out going ’Heh heh heh heh!!!!‘ And that damn organ music too, the whole [does intro to ’Charge!‘]! Third base coach is always doing this...[wiping nose, fidgeting around]. When he's doing that, I don't know whether to slide or do a line! People sliding into home plate head first, umpire goes, ’You're out!‘ ’No, baby, I'm up now! Ha ha ha!‘’”

—Robin Williams

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Source: A Night at the Met (1986)

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