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10 of the greatest Robin Williams quotes to live by

The late actor certainly had a way with words.
Aug 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 66,047 62

ROBIN WILLIAMS, BELOVED star of films like Mrs Doubtfire, Aladdin and Dead Poets Society, has died at the age of 63.

Yesterday, the world lost a brilliant comedian, actor, and childhood hero to many.

A great deal of the characters he portrayed on screen are famed for their way with words, and Williams wasn’t too shabby himself. Here are some of his most memorable quotes.

On confrontation:

PA-8635465 Williams in 1977 Source: AP/Press Association Images

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose.

On crowd-pleasing comedy:

Premiere World's Greatest Dad LA Williams and his daughter Zelda in 2009 Source: AP/Press Association Images

When in doubt, just go for the d**k joke.

On the male brain:

Obit Robin Williams Williams with the Denver Broncos cheerleaders in 1979 Source: AP/Press Association Images

See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.

On God:

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

On success:

Oscars 1998 Source: EMPICS Entertainment

From his wonderful 1998 Oscars speech, which you can watch in full here.

Most of all I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, “Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding.”

On his battle with alcoholism:

People-Robin Williams Source: AP/Press Association Images

After I quit drinking, I realised I am the same asshole I always was; I just have fewer dents in my car.

On finding your way:

ADDITION TRIGGERSTREET.COM PARTY With Jeff Goldblum and Billy Crystal in 2006. Three legends. Source: AP/Press Association Images

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

On performance:

Tsunami Relief Concert Source: The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

Stand-up is the place where you can do things that you could never do in public. Once you step on stage you’re licensed to do that. It’s an understood relationship. You walk on stage – it’s your job.

On staying true to yourself:

Robin Williams 1993 Source: AP/Press Association Images

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

And on the concept of death:

FILM Robin Williams Source: AP/Press Association Images

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

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