Today I would like to honor the late Robin Williams. A funny man, devoted father, a great actor, and fantastic comedian. If I had a Genie grant me three wishes, one would be to meet this wonderful man, and chat with him for an hour or so. I would love to see what would transpire. The first time I saw his work was in Mork and Mindy, and from that time forward, I watched every film he performed in. I was never disappointed.
To give you an idea of what he was like off-screen, here’s piece from an article at CCN.com
Sure he was funny on-screen, but Williams also liked to pull a leg or two in real life. He told fans during a 2013 Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session that he once walked into a San Francisco sex shop in full Mrs. Doubtfire make-up and tried to buy a sex toy.
“And the guy was about to sell it to me until he realized it was me — Robin Williams — not an older Scottish woman coming in to look for a very large [sex toy] and a jar of lube,” Williams said. “He just laughed and said “what are you doing here” and I left.”
Below are all quotes from life and film by the late great Robin Williams. If you have a quote of his you like to share, please add to the comment section.
Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
There are no rules. Just follow your heart
If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
You must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all.
You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table is ready!
I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.
Make your life spectacular. I know I did.
You have to break in half to love somebody.
You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars.
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.
Don’t associate yourself with toxic people. It’s better to be alone and love yourself than surrounded by people that make you hate yourself
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.
If heaven exists, to know that there’s laughs, that would be a great thing.
When I heard of his passing, I was deeply saddened. For a while, we were able to smile, laugh and cry. Thank you Robin, for sharing your gift with the world.