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All Quotes by author - Robin Williams
" Acting is different from stand-up. It gives you this ability to enter into another character, to create another person. "
" A lot of vets like 'Good Morning Vietnam' - I get great letters from guys. "
" A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills - no, no. They'd make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while. "
" Being in the same room with people and creating something together is a good thing. "
" Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party. "
" Carpe per diem - seize the check. "
" Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma. "
" Comedy is acting out optimism. "
" Cricket is basically baseball on valium. "
" Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it 'all the money,' but they changed it to 'alimony.' It's ripping your heart out through your wallet. "
" Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah. "
" For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger, because I'm outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it's hardest to see. "
" From the point of view of being in the public radar, comedians have less problems than other actors. Action movie stars like Stallone or Schwarzenegger usually attract the more aggressive fans. "
" Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason. "
" Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work! "
" I basically started performing for my mother, going, 'Love me!' What drives you to perform is the need for that primal connection. When I was little, my mother was funny with me, and I started to be charming and funny for her, and I learned that by being entertaining, you make a connection with another person. "
" I believe Ronald Reagan can make this country what it once was... a large Arctic region covered with ice. "
" I bought one of the first Nintendo systems and brought that home, and we were playing 'Legend of Zelda' at the time, and it was addicting, and I was playing it for hours and hours and hours. "
" I do believe in love; it's wonderful - especially love third time around, it's even more precious; it's kind of amazing. "
" I don't do well with snakes and I can't dance. "
" I don't have a college degree, and my father didn't have a college degree, so when my son, Zachary, graduated from college, I said, 'My boy's got learnin'!' "
" I enjoy performing for heavily armed people. It's easier than going to Georgia. "
" If Heaven exists, to know that there's laughter, that would be a great thing. "
" If it's the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number? "
" If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days. "
" I have a difficult time doing an Irish accent; even now, it kind of fades slowly into Scottish. "
" I have an idea for a movie called 'The Walken Dead' which is about a town where, instead of zombies, everyone becomes Chris Walken. "
" I knew Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were really talented. As actors, they were both studly young men, and they had great writers' chops. "
" I left school and couldn't find acting work, so I started going to clubs where you could do stand-up. I've always improvised, and stand-up was this great release. All of a sudden, it was just me and the audience. "
" I like my wine like my women - ready to pass out. "
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