10 Best Robin Williams ‘Jumanji’ Quotes

By Kristina Skorbach
Kristina Skorbach
Kristina Skorbach
Kristina Skorbach is a Canadian correspondent based in New York City covering entertainment news.
August 12, 2014 Updated: August 12, 2014

In memory of Robin Williams, news websites have become plentiful with tributes to the late Hollywood actor who allegedly committed suicide on Monday morning August 11, 2014. 

In “Jumanji”, Williams plays a Alan Parrish, a Man-Child who has been released in a jungle board game for 26 years. But even after his release, Williams has to play the game all over again, except this time it’s set in the real world where creatures are set loose in the middle of the city. Here are the best 10 Robin Williams quotes from the 1995 adventure fantasy.  


“[warning Judy and Peter] You think that mosquitos, monkeys, and lions are bad? That is just the beginning. I’ve seen things you’ve only seen in your nightmares. Things you can’t even imagine. Things you can’t even see. There are things that hunt you in the night. Then something screams. Then you hear them eating, and you hope to God that you’re not dessert. Afraid? You don’t even know what afraid is. You would not last five minutes without me.”


“What, are you crying? You don’t cry, all right? You keep your chin up. Come on, keep your chin up. Crying never helped anybody do anything, okay? You have a problem, you face it like a man.”


Alan Parrish: Twenty-six years ago, you played a game with a little boy down the street. A game with drums.

Sarah Whittle: How do you know that?

Alan Parrish: I was that little boy, Sarah.


Samuel Alan Parrish: Oh, Alan, I was angry, OK? And I’m sorry, too. Look, you don’t have to go to Cliffside if you don’t want to. Let’s talk it over tomorrow. Man to man.

Alan Parrish, 1969: How about father to son?


Sarah Whittle: Alan, you wrestled an alligator for me.

Alan Parrish: It was a crocodile. Alligators don’t have that little fringe on their hind leg.


Judy Shepherd: Alan, are you ready?

Alan Parrish: There is no “ready”.


Sarah Whittle: [whispers] I knew this was going to be a bad day.

Alan Parrish: [holds her hand] Hey, come on, you’ll be fine. We just have to keep our heads. Roll with the punches.


Sarah Whittle: [after Alan got chased by Van Pelt] What is the deal with you and this guy?

Alan Parrish: He’s a hunter. He kills things, that’s what he does. And right now, he wants to hunt me and kill me, okay?

Sarah Whittle: Why you?

Alan Parrish: Why me? I don’t know. Everything about me he finds offensive. You’d think it’d be a waste of his time. Maybe he needs something for his wall, you know, a Parrish – something to go between penguin and partridge.


“Don’t worry. I’ve done this before. Once.”


Judy Shepherd: Well, just in case any scary stuff comes out. Plus, there’s a lion in my aunt’s bedroom. What am I supposed to do about that?

Alan Parrish: What do I look like, a Ringling Brother?

Judy Shepherd: But she’ll be home soon!

Alan Parrish: Won’t she be surprised! I hope she’s not allergic to cats.

Kristina Skorbach is a Canadian correspondent based in New York City covering entertainment news.