Robin Williams Quotes: Movie Quotes and Sayings From Popeye, Good Morning Vietnam, The Birdcage Actor

Robin Williams has passed away on August 11 and many fans are remembering him through his many quotes.

Williams was a prolific actor, appearing in a range of roles, including in Popeye, Good Morning Vietnam, and Night at the Museum. He also voiced some characters, such as in Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two.

Check out some of Williams’ quotes and sayings below.

Movie Quotes

Mrs. Doubtfire

“There was a time when I found myself funny, but today you have proven me wrong. Thank you.”

“My first day as a woman and I’m getting hot flashes.”

“Did you ever wish you could sometimes freeze frame a moment in your day, look at it and say ‘this is not my life’?”

“I just want to know one thing. Are your kids well-behaved? Or do they need like, a few light slams every now and then?”


“To die would be a grand adventure!”

“Oh, no. To live… to live would be an awfully big adventure.”

“What’s the deal? Where’s the real food? … Eat what? There’s nothing here. Gandhi ate more than this.”

Good Will Hunting

“You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.”

“You’ll never have that kind of relationship in a world where you’re afraid to take the first step because all you see is every negative thing 10 miles down the road.”

“You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally… I don’t give a [expletive] about all that, because you know what, I can’t learn anything from you, I can’t read in some [expletive] book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I’m fascinated. I’m in. But you don’t want to do that do you sport? You’re terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.”

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

Good Morning, Vietnam

“Gooooooooood-byyyyyyye Vietnaaaaam! That’s right, I’m history… I’m outta here. I got the lucky ticket home, baby. Rollin, rollin, rollin’… keep them wagons rollin’, rawhide! Yeah, that’s right… the final Adrian Cronauer broadcast… and this one is brought to you by our friends at the Pentagon. Remember the people who brought you Korea? That’s right, the U.S. Army. If it’s being done correctly, here or abroad, it’s probably not being done by the Army.”

“Here’s a news flash: Today President Lyndon Johnson passed a highway beautification bill. The bill basically said that his daughters could not drive in a convertible on public highways.”

“Mayday! Mayday! Dragon-Lady with incredible figure at 11 o’clock! Stop the car.”

Happy Feet

“I like big tails and I can’t deny!”

“Just a moment… I hear people wanting something… ME!”

“Did it take you a while to come up with that one? Alright, way to go tall guy.”


Other Quotes

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

“I was an only child. I did have kind of like a lonely existence. The idea of being a character who is kind of isolated, I can relate to that.”

“But only in their dreams can men be truly free It was always thus and always thus will be.”

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

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

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

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

“Ah, yes, divorce … from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.”

“If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.”

“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.”


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