Friday Filosophy v.03.03.2023
Friday Filosophy v.03.03.2023 offers quotes and words of wisdom from Robin Williams.
Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Known for his improvisational skills[ and the wide variety of characters he created on the spur of the moment and portrayed on film, in dramas and comedies alike, he is regarded as one of the greatest comedians of all time. He received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards.
Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s releasing several comedy albums including Reality … What a Concept in 1980. and He rose to fame playing the alien Mork in the ABC sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–1982). He made his first leading film role in Popeye (1980). Williams went on to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting (1997). His other Oscar-nominated roles were for Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), and The Fisher King (1991).
Williams also starred in the critically acclaimed dramas The World According to Garp (1982), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Awakenings (1990), Patch Adams (1998), One Hour Photo (2002), and World’s Greatest Dad (2009). He also starred in box office family films such as Hook (1991), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), Jack (1996), Flubber (1997), and the Night at the Museum trilogy (2006–2014). He lent his voice to the animated films Aladdin (1992), Robots (2005), Happy Feet (2006), and its 2011 sequel.
After suffering for many years from depression, paranoia, memory loss and insomnia, Williams died by suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California on August 11, 2014. He was 63 years old. His autopsy revealed that undiagnosed and severe Lewy body disease had spread widely in his brain. His illness and death sparked debate over the conflation of psychology with neurology.
- I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.
- Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
- No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
- People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House.
- Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.
- If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?
- The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, ‘Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and yelling, ‘You want a piece of me?’
- We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins.
- 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.
- Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.
- I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.
- Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose.
- Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.
- What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.
- You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
- Cricket is basically baseball on valium.
- I loved school, maybe too much, really. I was summa cum laude in high school. I was driven that way.
- I have a difficult time doing an Irish accent; even now, it kind of fades slowly into Scottish.
- When I went home from Juilliard, I couldn’t find acting work.
- You can start any ‘Monty Python’ routine and people finish it for you. Everyone knows it like shorthand.
- 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.
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