The poetic superstar: Robin Williams' most poignant off screen quotes
Published 12/08/2014 | 09:30
Robin Williams was more than an Oscar winning comedy legend - he was a poignant, poetic superstar of our age.
Offscreen his sometimes devastating and always inspirational one-liners will always be remembered.
1. On maintaining your individuality:
"You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."
2. Words of wisdom for the confrontational:
"Never fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose."
3. On legalising marijuana:
"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so… look at the platypus."
4. On same-sex marriage:
"You could talk about same-sex marriage, but people who have been married say ‘It’s the same sex all the time."
5. On believing in yourself:
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change this world."
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6. What the real Robin Williams is like:
"Sad? No, I'm quiet. When people see me that way, they think something's wrong. No. 'You're on something.' No. I'm just recharging. In down times I do things like go for a long bike ride or run. The other thing I'm doing in that quiet time is just observing."
7. On divorce:
"Ah, yes, divorce … from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet."
8. On sticking with your guns:
"I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you."
9. On divorce (again):
"Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it 'all the money,' but they changed it to 'alimony.' It's ripping your heart out through your wallet."
10. On death:
"Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘your table is ready.’"