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14 Inspiring Quotes From Robin Williams' Greatest Movie Characters

Robin Williams died on Monday at the age of 63.

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1. "Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts."

Film: Aladdin (1992)Character: Genie
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Film: Aladdin (1992)

Character: Genie

2. "No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."

Film: Dead Poets Society (1989)Character: John Keating
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Film: Dead Poets Society (1989)

Character: John Keating

3. "You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to."

Film: Good Will Hunting (1997)Character: Sean Maguire
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Film: Good Will Hunting (1997)

Character: Sean Maguire

4. "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."

Film: The Fisher King (1991)Character: Henry "Parry" Sagan
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Film: The Fisher King (1991)

Character: Henry "Parry" Sagan

5. "You have to break in half to love somebody."

Film: What Dreams May Come (1998)Character: Chris Nielsen
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Film: What Dreams May Come (1998)

Character: Chris Nielsen

6. "You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter what the outcome."

Film: Patch Adams (1998)Character: Hunter "Patch" Adams
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Film: Patch Adams (1998)

Character: Hunter "Patch" Adams

7. "Imagining something is better than remembering something."

Film: The World According to Garp (1982)Character: T.S. Garp
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Film: The World According to Garp (1982)

Character: T.S. Garp

8. "All you have to do is think one happy thought, and you'll fly like me."

Film: Hook (1991)Character: Peter Banning / Peter Pan
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Film: Hook (1991)

Character: Peter Banning / Peter Pan

9. "Please, don't worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting."

Film: Jack (1996)Character: Jack Powell
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Film: Jack (1996)

Character: Jack Powell

10. "I try to make sense of things. Which is why, I guess, I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be."

Film: Bicentennial Man (1999)Character: Andrew Martin
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Film: Bicentennial Man (1999)

Character: Andrew Martin

11. "Crying never helped anybody do anything, okay? You have a problem you face it like a man."

Film: Jumanji (1995)Character: Alan Parrish
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Film: Jumanji (1995)

Character: Alan Parrish

12. "But if there’s love, dear… those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever."

Film: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)Character: Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire
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Film: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Character: Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire

13. "Sometimes you got to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble. It's called fun."

Film: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)Character: Adrian Cronauer
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Film: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Character: Adrian Cronauer

14. "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."

Film: Awakenings (1990)Character: Dr. Malcolm Sayer
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Film: Awakenings (1990)

Character: Dr. Malcolm Sayer

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