When I heard the devastating news yesterday that Robin Williams passed, it profoundly saddened me. The fact that he didn’t pass wasn’t as as shocking as the reason why. He allegedly committed suicide. This man who has left a legacy of laughter, after all, was suffering from depression.
As I reading a plethora of articles mourning and profiling Robin Williams’ crowning accomplishments, I certainly could relate. I remember watching “Mrs. Doubtfire” with my family growing up and laughing so hard. I also couldn’t forget the powerful line “Oh captain, my captain” in “Dead Poets Society.” I remember the Robin Williams as the psychologist in “Good Will Hunting” who impacted to see my life from a different perspective.
I know many of you share the same fond memories of Robin Williams. In honor of his legacy, I share the top most inspirational quotes from Robin Williams.
“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” - John Keating, Dead Poets Society
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world” - John Keating, Dead Poets Society
“You don’t know about real loss because it only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself. I doubt you’ve ever dared to love anybody that much.” - Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting
“You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.” - Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting
“If there’s love, dear… those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever. All my love to you, poppet. You’re going to be all right. Bye bye.” – Daniel Hillard/ Mrs. Doubtfire, Mrs. Doubtfire
“Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.”
“I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself.” – John Keating, Dead Poets Society
“Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death.” –Patch Adams in Patch Adams
“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”