Thursday would have been Robin Williams' 65th birthday, so turn on one of his films, tell some jokes and laugh in his honor.
Williams, a famous comedian and actor, was born on July 21, 1951 and took his own life on Aug. 11, 2014. He'd been suffering from dementia and Parkinson's disease.
Over his long and successful career, Williams became an internationally loved star. He made appearances in movies like "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Dead Poets Society," "Hook," "Good Will Hunting," "Aladdin" and "Flubber." He acted in TV shows like "Mork and Mindy" and released a few comedy albums, as well.
"Sometimes you got to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble. It's called fun."
"Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts."
"You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to."
"We get to choose who we let in to our weird little worlds."
"Yeah, there’s a sadness…and then there’s also hope. In sadness, it’s almost like…you wish they hadn’t happened, but they did. And the purpose is to make you different. It’s what they call a Buddhist gift. I would call it the ultimate Christian gift. It’s that idea of, you’re back and you realize that the thing that matters are others — way beyond yourself. Self goes away. Ego, bye-bye. You realize there are a lot of amazing people out there to be grateful for. And a loving God. And…other than that, good luck. That’s what life is about."
"The only weapon we have is comedy."
"Comedy is acting out optimism."
"Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs."
"When people see me that way, they think something's wrong. No. 'You're on something.' No. I'm just recharging. In down times I do things like go for a long bike ride or run. The other thing I'm doing in that quiet time is just observing."
"Poetry, beauty, romance, love — these are what we stay alive for."
"The truth is, if anything, I'm probably addicted to laughter."
"Or just nice, if heaven exists, to know that there's laughter, that'd be a great thing. Just to hear God go, 'Two Jews walk into a bar...'"
"I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you."
"There's three things in this world that you need: Respect for all kinds of life, a nice bowel movement on a regular basis, and a navy blazer."
"You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."