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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"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." —Robin Williams

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

"Comedy is acting out optimism." —Robin Williams

"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

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

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" —Robin Williams

"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

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

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

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