In August of 2014, the world lost a beautiful smiling face – a man that everyone on the outside thought was a happy-go-lucky guy with nothing but positivity in his heart and mind.
How he died shocked many. Robin Williams died from suicide, but he left a legacy of laughs behind.
His death taught the world an important lesson – even the happiest people have sadness inside. Robin Williams himself is a sign of the fact that life is fleeting. But there are speeches from movies and more left for you to find inspiration in.
Robin Williams' Make Your Life Spectacular Speech
Williams made many inspiring speeches in movies that inspired people. However, there is one movie speech that people are still talking about now. It's from the comedy movie Jack (1996). Williams' character is a ten-year-old with an illness that made him appear older than the other students (40-years-old, to be exact).
In his character's graduation speech, Williams' says:
“You know, as we come to the end of this phase of our life, we find ourselves trying to remember the good times and trying to forget the bad times, and we find ourselves thinking about the future. We start to worry, thinking, ‘What am I gonna do? Where am I gonna be in ten years?’ But I say to you, ‘Hey, look at me!’ Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.” as Jack Powell
While his movie speeches are the words of characters written by other people, it's Williams' inflection and honesty behind them that makes them so amazingly touching, moving, and emotional.
These are beautiful words, and this speech should be a lesson to everyone that has the pleasure to read it or hear it. Life is fleeting. You are only on this earth for a small amount of time (especially when you compare human life to the life of things like trees).
Robin Williams's Quotes About Life
If you were inspired by that speech, Williams' has spoken many more inspiring and beautiful words. His words will live on even now that he is gone.
Read and enjoy these Robin Williams' quotes, and reach out to any of your friends that may be suffering from sadness, mental illness, or depression.
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change this world.” from Dead Poets Society
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
“I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself.”
“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. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
“It's a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you — when he comes down from the mountain and you see he's this man with weaknesses. And you love him as this whole being, not as a figurehead.”
“You have this idea that you’d better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous. And then you realize, no, actually if you take a break people might be more interested in you.”
“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” from World’s Greatest Dad
“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.”
“What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.”
Live Your Life and Make it Spectacular
Take these quotes with you and be inspired by the talented man that spoke these words. As sad as the loss of his life was (and still is for many), he lives on in his words and in his movies.
Don't let his motivating words be forgotten – live them. Make your life spectacular!