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Robin Williams’ Career Through Movie Quotes

Last updated on Nov 28th, 2018

Robin Williams’ Career Through Movie Quotes

Robin McLaurin Williams was a prolific American actor and comedian, known for his improvisational performance style, intensely playful energy and for his performances in films like Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society.

He played in numerous memorable films, both comedic and dramatic, and brought plenty iconic lines that made us laugh, cry and question our very existence.

In honor of his life and his unforgettable movie moments, take a look at some of the best Robin Williams lines that will forever remain in our memories.

The World According to Garp (1982)

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Gradual school is where you go and gradually find out that you don’t want to go to school anymore.T.S. Garp
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Sometimes you can have a whole lifetime in a day and never even notice that this is as beautiful as life gets.T.S. Garp

Dead Poets Society (1989)

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No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.John Keating
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We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And 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.John Keating
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When you read, don’t just consider what the author thinks, consider what you think.John Keating
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There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.John Keating
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But only in their dreams can men be truly free. ‘Twas always thus and always thus will be.John Keating

Awakenings (1990)

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The human spirit is more powerful than any drug. And that is what needs to be nourished. With work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter. This is what we’d forgotten. The simplest things.Dr. Malcolm Sayer

Good Will Hunting (1997)

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You don’t know about real loss, ’cause that only occurs when you love something more than you love yourself.Sean Maguire
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You’re not perfect, sport. And let me save you the suspense. This girl you’ve met, she isn’t perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.Sean Maguire
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You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.Sean Maguire

What Dreams May Come (1998)

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What’s true in our minds is true, whether some people know it or not.Chris Nielsen
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What some folks call impossible, is just stuff they haven’t seen before.Chris Nielsen
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A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in Heaven.Chris Nielsen

Patch Adams (1998)

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Our job is to increase health. You know what that means? That means improving the quality of life, not just delaying death.Patch Adams
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You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.Patch Adams
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Every human being has an impact on another.Patch Adams
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All of life is a coming home. Salesmen, secretaries, coal miners, beekeepers, sword swallowers, all of us. All the restless hearts of the world, all trying to find a way home.Patch Adams
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What’s true in our minds is true, whether some people know it or not.Patch Adams

One Hour Photo (2002)

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No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.Seymour Parrish

Man of the Year (2006)

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Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons.Tom Dobbs

Night at the Museum (2006)

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Self-reliance is the key to a vigorous life. A man must look inward to find his own answers.Teddy Roosevelt
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Some men are born great. Others have greatness thrust upon them.Teddy Roosevelt

August Rush (2007)

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Do you know what music is? It’s God’s little reminder there’s something else besides us in this universe. Harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars.Maxwell 'Wizard' Wallace

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

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Sometimes it’s more noble to tell a small lie than deliver a painful truth.Teddy Roosevelt

World’s Greatest Dad (2009)

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I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.Lance Clayton

The Big Wedding (2013)

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Marriage is a triumph of imagination over intelligence.Father Moinighan

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