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8 Robin Williams Quotes That Show His Wit and Heart

Remember the incredible talent—and incredible soul—of the great Robin Williams with these quotes selected from his rich and varied career.

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Laura Formisano

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

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“They say our mothers really know how to push our buttons—because they installed them.” —Robin Williams

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“Comedy is acting out optimism.” —Robin Williams

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“If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all: indifference.” —Robin Williams, in Patch Adams

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Laura Formisano

“Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons.” —Robin Williams, in Man of The Year

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“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” —Robin Williams

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“A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills. They’d make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while.” —Robin Williams

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Laura Formisano

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” —Robin Williams, in Dead Poet’s Society

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Laura Formisano

“Anything that is not funny at a certain point will be funny.” —Robin Williams, to Reader’s Digest

Reader's Digest
Originally Published in Reader's Digest