It exasperated her to think that the dungeon in which she had languished for so many unhappy years had been unlocked all the time, and that the impulses she had so carefully struggled with and stifled for the sake of keeping well with society, were precisely those by which alone she could have come
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
No use slaving for me and then saying you want to be cared for: who cares for a slave? If you come back, come back for the sake of good fellowship; for youâ€™ll get nothing else.
Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
I never performed on drugs. That'd be stupid. It's the same thing with athletes. They can't perform when they have cocaine problems.
Crying never helped anybody do anything, okay? You have a problem you face it like a man.
Politically, I don't care what party you're from, offer a point of view and let's see what happens and really debate the issues rather than use personal attacks. Really talk about it, talk about immigration, talk about education, talk about pollution.
I was once on a German talk show, and this woman said to me, 'Mr. Williams, why do you think there is not so much comedy in Germany?' And I said, 'Did you ever think you killed all the funny people?'
Directing requires great discipline, that ability to be in and out at the same time. The great ones I've worked with are like generals. It's a bit like a small war on that level. The great ones have that combination of freedom and control. I'm nowhere near that. There's still so much to do as an act
When the Williams sisters play tennis, it gets pretty hot. When they start grunting, I'm in.
It's hard when you read an article saying bad things about you. It is as if someone is sticking a knife on your heart. But I am the harshest critic of my work.
Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
You'll notice that Nancy Reagan never drinks water when Ronnie speaks. Robin Will
Men may have wars, but women have their period. Men go off and kill each other, but women say nasty things, which is even better.
When the media ask George W. Bush a question, he answers, 'Can I use a lifeline?' Robin William
We used to be hunter-gatherers, now we're shopper-borrowers.
The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and THAT is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. THESE are the things that matter.
All the new people you meet, it's pretty amazing. The vampire needs new blood. And there is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful.
When you really do find a new idea or you're in and it's all working, that's the gift. It's like a musician when they hit a riff, that's when you're like all right, it's mellow. You back off and just ride it.
We've had cloning in the South for years. It's called cousins.
It is hard to find something where you can go off as much as I do in stand-up, but I think stand-up allows me that freedom where you can really go off and have a good time.
I think it's great when stories are dark and strange and weirdly personal.
A place where we all go can't be bad.
Stand-up is the place where you can do things that you could never do in public.