On a stage, in front of the lights, is where stand-up and actor Robin Williams shone most brightly. The riffs, tangents and impersonations came rushing at the audience, a seemingly endless torrent. As the world wrestles with grief over his death, here are 10 things he famously said on film and in his stand-up routines.
1. Jumanji (Alan Parish)
Sarah Whittle: Alan, you wrestled an alligator for me.
Alan Parrish: It was a crocodile. Alligators don't have that little fringe on their hind leg.
Sarah Whittle: My mistake.
2. Mrs. Doubtfire (Daniel & Mrs. Doubtfire)
Mrs. Doubtfire: [after being introduced to Natalie] I admire that honesty, Natalie, that's a noble quality. Never lose that, because it often disappears with age, or entering politics.
3. Aladdin (Genie)
Genie: Thank you for choosing "Magic Carpet" for all your travel needs. Don't stand until the rug has come to a complete stop. Thank you. Goodbye, now. Goodbye. Goodbye. Thank you. Goodbye.
4. Cocaine (a drug he abused in real life) is God's way of telling you you are making too much money.
6. Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
7. You know the difference between a tornado and divorce in the south? Nothing! Someone is losing a trailer.
8. Mickey Mouse to a three-year-old is a six-foot-tall RAT!
I think I wore it better! pic.twitter.com/Cv0XtebBIX-- Robin Williams (@robinwilliams) May 8, 2013