10 funny and inspirational Robin Williams quotes

“Make your life spectacular. I know I did.”

Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam
Good Morning, Vietnam! Robin Williams in his iconic 80s role. Image Picture Touchstone

It’s hard to believe it, but today (August 2) marks the second anniversary of Robin Williams’ death.

Though the loss of Williams, one of the finest comedic actors to ever grace the silver screen, still stings, he left behind an incredible back catalogue of classic movies and words of wisdom everybody should live by.

Here are ten funny and inspiring quotes from the great man himself that showcase his one of a kind wit…


1

On masculinity

“God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.”

2

On religion

“Do you think God gets stoned? I think so… look at the platypus.”

3

On violence

“Never pick a fight with an ugly person. They’ve got nothing to lose.”

4

On youthful mistakes

“You know, you get that tattoo of barbed wire when you’re 18, but by the time you’e 80, i’s a picket fence.”

5

On women

“A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills. They’d make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while…”

6

On sport

“Cricket is basically baseball on valium.”

7

On the power of the human mind

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

8

On a woman in the White House

“That’s why there should be a woman president, there would never be any wars. You know this, it’s the truth. There would never be a war; just every twenty-eight days: some severe negotiations.”

9

On madness

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

10

On living

“Make your life spectacular. I know I did.”

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