Following the tragic death of Robin Williams from an apparent suicide on Aug. 11, many in the general audience have begun re-watching old movies featuring the late-actor.
Just recently, a number of Williams' films have made the Best Sellers list on Amazon. Such films include the Dead Poets Society, Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, and Mrs. Doubtfire. Three of those bestselling films are also mentioned in Forbes' list of Williams' most successful movies.
As such, Williams has delivered a number of memorable quotes. Here is a selection from each of the films mentioned earlier:
Good Morning Vietnam
"Hey, is it too early for being that loud? Hey...too late! It's 0600 [hours]. What does the 'O' stand for? 'O' my God, it's early."
"Here's a riddle for you. What's the difference between the Army and the Cub Scouts? Cub Scouts don't have heavy artillery."
"Picture a man going on a journey beyond sight and sound. He's left Crete. He's entered the Demilitarized Zone."
"I love some heavy cooking, but I do have one rule. They'll only eat good nutritious food with me. And, if there's any dispute about that, it's either good wholesome food or empty tummies. That's my rule. I hope it's not too harsh for you dear."
"Some families have one mommy. Some families have one daddy, or two families. Some children live with their uncle-aunt. Some live with their grandparents. Some children live with foster parents. Some live in separate homes, and separate neighborhoods, in different areas of the country. They may not see each other for days, weeks, and months, even years at a time. But, if there's love dear...those are the ties that bind, and you have a family in your heart."
Dead Poets Society
"Language was developed for one endeavor, and that is...to woo women!"
"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And, the human race is filled with passion."
"We all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust your belief is unique [and] your own -- even though others may think them odd or unpopular."
Good Will Hunting
"I just have a little question here. You could be a janitor anywhere. Why did you work at the most prestigious technical college in the whole...world? And why did you sneak around at night and finish other people's formulas that only one or two people in the world could do and then lie about it? 'Cause I don't see a lot of honor in that, Will."
"Unless you wanna talk about you, who you are, then I'm fascinated. I'm in. But you don't wanna do that, do you sport? You're terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief."
"It's not your fault."