19 powerful lessons from Robin Williams on life, love, money, and loneliness

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It’s been over 4 years since the great Robin Williams passed away. It’s hard to believe that that much time has passed already.

He was 63 when he died, but in those 63 years, he played more than 100 iconic roles that brought laughter and deep thought to millions of people around the world.

Robin Williams was a funny, complicated man who brightened the lives of many people through his comedy and his wit. He was amazing and unforgettable and I know he was always able to put a smile on my face.

He was more than an actor and a comedian. He was an incredibly brilliant man. Each quote makes me think about life, love, joy, and laughter.

These are 19 of his most powerful quotes…

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

“The essential truth is that sometimes you’re worried that they’ll find out it’s a fluke, that you don’t really have it. You’ve lost the muse or – the worst dread – you never had it at all. I went through all that madness early on.”

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

“Winning an Oscar is an honor, but, between you and me, it does not makes things easier.”

“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.”

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“Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting.”

“Tweets? That stuff kills conversation. And people taking pictures with their phone or recording you, sometimes surreptitiously, is creepy. They come up and just start talking to you, and you can see the red light on their phone.”

“I do believe in love; it’s wonderful – especially love (the) third time around, it’s even more precious; it’s kind of amazing.”

“Reality: What a concept!”

“Politics is so personal, vicious and immediate, how are you going to get anything done? Even the local politics where I live have gotten so ugly.”

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“I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.”

“Sometimes over things that I did, movies that didn’t turn out very well – you go, ‘Why did you do that?’ But in the end, I can’t regret them because I met amazing people. There was always something that was worth it.”

“Comedy is acting out optimism.”

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party!”

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“Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you are making too much money.”

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

“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love: these are what we stay alive for.”

“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.”

“Good people end up in Hell because they can’t forgive themselves.”

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