Robin Williams Quotes


Along with the Oscars the Academy is giving out a green card.

You appreciate little things like walks on the beach with a defibrillator.

Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.

The idea of having a steady job is appealing.

On stage you're free. You can say and do things that if you said and did any place else you'd be arrested.

I enjoy performing for heavily armed people. It's easier than going to Georgia.

I believe Ronald Reagan can make this country what it once was... a large Arctic region covered with ice.

The human body was designed by a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area ?

I have a difficult time doing an Irish accent; even now it kind of fades slowly into Scottish.

The 'Aladdin' thing - that's not work; that's just fun. Three days in the recording studio going mad then the animators do all the work. Not a bad way to cash a large check my friend.

Comedy is there to basically show us we fart we laugh to make us realize we still are part animal.

I was an only child. I did have kind of like a lonely existence.

Anything that is not funny at a certain point will be funny.

I learned that by being entertaining you make a connection with another person.

When the media ask George W. Bush a question he answers 'Can I use a lifeline?'

Self-reliance is the key to a vigorous life. A man must look inward to find his own answers.

You don't need cocaine! There's another way to get real high and really mess your mind up it's called marathon running!

In California we are a sixty percent Hispanic state we elected an Austrian governor. Even old Nazis are going That's weird.

I met Nelson Mandela and I really didn't know what to say. It was years ago at a benefit. I was just in awe of this man because of what he'd done.

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.

The first time I ate organic whole-grain bread I swear it tasted like roofing material.

I used food to make myself feel better but I felt worse when I ate.

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.

I knew Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were really talented. As actors they were both studly young men and they had great writers' chops.

Oh no. To live... to live would be an awfully big adventure.

You could talk about same-sex marriage but people who have been married (say) 'It's the same sex all the time.'

The great thing about marriage is the idea of really getting to know someone. And really getting to know a woman is a life long task.

Shakespeare said "Kill all the lawyers." There were no agents then.

Taking Viagra after open heart surgery is like a Civil War re-enactment with live ammo. Not good.

I know size can be daunting but don't be afraid.

Comedy is acting out optimism.

From the point of view of being in the public radar comedians have less problems than other actors. Action movie stars like Stallone or Schwarzenegger usually attract the more aggressive fans.

I love doing live action movies but there's a great job in doing animation especially one with music.

Acting is different from stand-up. It gives you this ability to enter into another character to create another person.

Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.

The Chinese had accused the Tibetans of being terrorists which is weird. A Tibetan terrorist is like an Amish hacker. It just doesn't fit.

To make fun of an administration to make fun of anything Mark Twain said is the last defense of democracy.

The truth is if anything I'm probably addicted to laughter.

I was a serious method actor until I visited this site.

My battles with addiction definitely shaped how I am now. They really made me deeply appreciate human contact. And the value of friends and family how precious that is.

You'd think all of these "atypical" somethings would add up to a typical something

I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself.

One of my favourite actors of all time although he doesn't necessarily play villains is Peter Lorre.

I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.

Being alone onstage is like legalized insanity.

Don't associate yourself with toxic people. It's better to be alone and love yourself than surrounded by people that make you hate yourself.

The things we fear the most have already happened to us.

My first day as a woman and I am already having hot flushes

Keith Richards is the only man who can make the Osbournes look Amish.

We Americans we're a simple people . . . but piss us off and we'll bomb your cities.

When you have a great audience you can just keep going and finding new things.

I love kids but they are a tough audience.

The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms not to bear artillery.

The Second Amendment! It says you have the right to bear arms or the right to arm bears whatever the hell you want to do!

I do believe in love; it's wonderful - especially love third time around it's even more precious; it's kind of amazing.

It was kind of a decompression - from straight alcohol to mixed drinks to wine to spritzers - and then you're out.

I had to stop drinking alcohol because I used to wake up nude in front of my car with my keys in my ass.

As an alcoholic you will violate your standards quicker than you can lower them.

If there was a pill that allowed you to drink and not get drunk an alcoholic would go What happens if you take two?

Being a functioning alcoholic is kind of like being a paraplegic lap dancer - you can do it just not as well as the others really.

Cocaine is God's way of telling you you are making too much money.

I went to rehab for alcoholism in wine country just to keep my options open.

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 who make you feel all alone.

Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it 'all the money ' but they changed it to 'alimony.' It's ripping your heart out through your wallet.

Ah...so many pedestrians so little time...

Ah yes divorce... from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.

Texting and driving at the same time is like jerking off and juggling at the same time. Too many balls in the air if you catch my drift.

Now you can't even carry a nail clipper on a plane. Are they afraid you're going to go..."All right! Give me the plane or the b*tch loses her cuticle." ?

I'm sorry if you were right I'd agree with you.

I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.

It's the same sex all the time.

You know what music is? God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings every where even the stars.

I wonder what chairs think about all day: "Oh here comes another asshole.

I've always improvised and stand-up was this great release. All of a sudden it was just me and the audience.

I loved running but all of a sudden everything hurt so much. I started cycling when Zelda was born.

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.

Death - to blink for an exceptionally long period of time.

Golf is a game where white men can dress up as black pimps and get away with it.

If you don't keep pushing the limits you wake up one day and you're the "center square to block.

Ballet: men wearing pants so tight that you can tell what religion they are.

Men wearing pants so tight that you can tell what religion they are.

Clouds are like boogers hanging on the nostrils of the moon.

Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone.

A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills - no no. They'd make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while.

Shooting in New York is the shiznit if I may be so bold. It was great. New York is a character. People who live here know that.

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.

What is this demilitarized zone? Whatever it is I like it! Gets you on your toes better than a strong cup of cappuccino.

I always wanted to play a big black man but that would cost too much make-up.

I love to ride my bike which is great aerobics but also just a great time for me to think so it's like this terrific double bill.

With a bike you go from zero to a hundred in terms of mobility.

But if there's love dear... those are the ties that bind and you'll have a family in your heart forever.

People would say I never censor. As Billy Crystal says 'I don't have that button.'

Comedy pays the bills if I can't find a film.

If you want to die don't make a mistake and not quite kill yourself because the medical bills in America are hideous.

In down times I do things like go for a long bike ride or run. The other thing I'm doing in that quiet time is just observing.

Winning an Oscar is an honor but between you and me it does not makes things easier.

His golf bag does not contain a full set of irons.

I feel like I'm a big human snot.

When I'm riding my bicycle I feel like a Buddhist who is happy just to enjoy his mundane existence

My favorite thing to do is ride a bicycle. I ride road bikes. And for me it's mobile meditation.

We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture.

And you get that little endorphin buzz it's great. Why do you think Einstein looked like that? I don't think he was going 'You know this is some dynamite weed! It's all relative you know'.

They say our mothers really know how to push our buttons - because they installed them

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial it just doesn't work!

Do you get the feeling with Sarah Palin in high school she was voted least likely to write a book and most likely to burn one?

Kid if You Need Booze or Drugs to Enjoy Your Life to the Fullest You're Doing It Wrong.

We used to be hunter-gatherers now we're shopper-borrowers.

The Russians love Brooke Shields because her eyebrows remind them of Leonid Brezhnev.

Whenever a big white man picks up a banjo my cheeks tighten.

You have to break in half to love somebody.

The first time I tried organic wheat bread I thought I was chewing on roofing material

What kind of man gives cigarettes to trees

My religious background is that my mother is a Christian Dior Scientist

Okra is the closest thing to nylon I've ever eaten. It's like they bred cotton with a green bean. Okra tastes like snot. The more you cook it the more it turns into string.

What's my credibility? Why are they looking to me for advice? Isn't there someone more qualified?

I love being backstage or doing littler things like Blame Canada.

I like my wine like my women - ready to pass out.

[when asked about what he was most thankful about]: Being alive. After heart surgery you dig that part. Breath family and friends are just amazing. Just to have a second shot is pretty great!

Be prepared for luck.

Freud: If it's not one thing it's your mother

The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor your tired your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling 'You want a piece of me?'

The French don't have a baseball team. And if they did there'd only be a left field and no one would be safe.

Cricket is baseball on Valium.

Cricket is basically baseball on valium.

It never fails - you get in the bath and there's a rub at the lamp

If you're that depressed reach out to someone. And remember suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution and a wise man understands which is called for.

My children give me a great sense of wonder. Just to see them develop into these extraordinary human beings.

Seize the day. Make your life extraordinary.

My God look at the size of this man! Quick! Tell the other villagers we're going back to the boats!

You know what music is - a harmonic connection between all living beings.

You're still young. Being a true loser takes years of inaptitude

I'm much more open to being a supporting actor right now. At the age of 60 I'll be second fiddle. Fine. I'm happy to do it.

Being in the same room with people and creating something together is a good thing.

It's been a tough year. . . Someone said I should send out Buddhist thank-you cards since Buddhists believe that anything that challenges you makes you pull yourself together.

Seize the day. Because believe it or not each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing turn cold and die.

But poetry beauty romance love these are what we stay alive for.

You will have bad times but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.

My style is bad white-boy dancing. I can do swing a little bit but nothing beyond that. My solo dancing is sad. I use my arms badly.

Improv. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't but when it does it's like open-field running.

Sometimes you can have a whole lifetime in a day and never notice that this is a beautiful as it gets.

Golf is one of the few sports where a white man can dress like a black pimp and not look bad.

Being a famous print journalist is like being the best-dressed woman on radio.

Carpe per diem - seize the check.

If you listen real close you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on lean in. Listen you hear it? Carpe diem seize the day boys make your lives extraordinary.

Mr. Keating: Carpe Diem! Sieze the day!

Even evangelicals realize that Pinocchio's father was a carpenter too. That's the old joke.

Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?

I'm an Episcopal which is Catholic Lite. It's like same religion half the guilt.

A lot of celebrities golf because they want to be away. For them it's a chance to get away and be peaceful. For me it's peaceful to ride [cycling].

We've had cloning in the South for years. It's called cousins.

You're going to the cemetery with your toothbrush. How Egyptian

No matter what people tell you words and ideas can change the world.

I was only a leading man for a minute; now I'm a character actor.

You're best when you're not in charge. The ego locks the muse.

When you look at Prince Charles don't you think that someone in the Royal family knew someone in the Royal family?

It's cheaper to keep her.

Cable is not bound because people pay for it. It's literally a choice that's the operative word. If you don't like the language if cocksucker offends you then turn it off.

When my friends and I played cowboys and Indians I was always the Chinese railroad worker.

Come on now! You kick out the gooks the next thing you know you have to kick out the chinks the spicks the spooks the kikes and all that's going to be left is a couple of brain-dead rednecks.

I have an idea for a movie called 'The Walken Dead' which is about a town where instead of zombies everyone becomes Chris Walken.

Incoming is not the thing you want to hear at Christmas.

I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church.

They're talking about partial nuclear disarmament which is also like talking about partial circumcision - you either go all the way or forget it.

Women! Can't live with 'em can't live with 'em!

It's five o'clock in the morning. You've just pissed on a dumpster. It's Miller time.

I don't do well with snakes and I can't dance.

Cocaine for me was a place to hide. Most people get hyper on coke. It slowed me down. Sometimes it made me paranoid and impotent but mostly it just made me withdrawn.

We were talking briefly about cocaine... yeah. Anything that makes you paranoid and impotent give me more of that!

Good people end up in Hell because they can't forgive themselves.

I don't have a college degree and my father didn't have a college degree so when my son Zachary graduated from college I said 'My boy's got learnin'!'

It's frightening and exhilarating. It's like combat. Look at the metaphors: You kill when it works; you die when it doesn't.

You might say he was one taco short of a combination platter.

I love running cross-country...You come up a hill and see two deer going 'What the hell is he doing?' On a track I feel like a hamster.

Friends come in all sizes take it from me! Golly gee size doesn't matter when you want some friendly patter from a pal who is true.

Jamie Kilstein is amazing and I will be spreading the word. He has the spark that energized my conscience. We need more comedians kicking it hard the way he does every night

My comedy is like emotional hang-gliding.

The only weapon we have is comedy.

Canadian money is also called the loony. How can you take an economic crisis seriously?

I've actually gone to the zoo and had monkeys shout to me from their cages "I'm in here when you're walking around like that?

Compassionate conservative that's like having a gun rack on a Volvo.

Compassionate conservative. I don't know what that is it sounds like a Volvo with a gun rack.

It's great that we've got a compassionate conservative but to me that sounds like a Volvo with a gun rack.

I play a lot of computer games. I love computer graphics. I've had Pixar in me for a long time.

Reality: What a concept!

I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.

There's this thing called freebasing. It's not free it costs you your home. It should be called 'homebasing'.

Dreams don't deal in time. Time doesn't count.

Change is not popular; we are creatures of habit as human beings. 'I want it to be the way it was.' But if you continue the way it was there will be no 'is.'

Politics: Poli a Latin word meaning many and tics meaning bloodsucking creatures.

Women are wonderful. They're amazing creatures. You can never learn enough! They're addicting in the most amazing sense.

You have an internal critic an internal drive that says 'OK you can do more.' Maybe that's what keeps you going.

Just now when I said "I have a crush on you " you didn't say "no way loser". I'd rather have a lobotomy by a leper. That means something

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

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.

In the process of looking for comedy you have to be deeply honest. And in doing that you'll find out here's the other side. You'll be looking under the rock occasionally for the laughter.

What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong.

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

You know the difference between a tornado and divorce in the south? Nothing! Someone is losing a trailer.

It doesn't matter who you are if you've got the legs you can hang with them.

On rides you see things that trigger ideas. And most the time it's just not doing anything but riding ... letting it all go.

If we're going to fight a disease let's fight one of the most terrible diseases of all indifference.

The sort of liveliness which increases with age is not far distant from madness.

Montovani? They play Montovani to insomniacs that don't respond to strong drugs

I have no desire to go anywhere near drugs. People say "Aren't you tempted?" No because of the ridiculousness of it.

After I quit drinking I realized I am the same asshole I always was; I just have fewer dents in my car.

We were romantics. We didn't just read poetry. We let it drip from our tongues like honey. Spirits soared. Women swooned and gods were created gentlemen. Not a bad way to spend an evening eh?

You'll notice that Nancy Reagan never drinks water when Ronnie speaks.

I loved school maybe too much really. I was summa cum laude in high school. I was driven that way.

People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.

Is it rude to Twitter during sex? To go "omg omg wtf zzz"? Is that rude?

In America they really do mythologise people when they die.

When in doubt go for the dick joke.

I'm history! No I'm mythology! Nah I don't care what I am I'm free!

You need a touch of madness just enough that you don't become stupid!

Don't mess with me man I'm a lawyer!

Sometimes it's more noble to tell a small lie than to deliver a painful truth.

Our job is improving the quality of life not just delaying death.

I prefer to be handcuffed at home. The idea of voice work to me is great fun especially when it's a chance to do two different voices.

Make your life spectacular I know I did.

In the dictionary under redundant it says see redundant.

We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators ' but he's pretty much one himself.

When Jonathan Winters died it was like 'Oh man!' I knew he was frail but I always thought he was going to last longer. I knew him as being really funny but at the same time he had a dark side.

You have this idea that you'd better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous.

Women are incredibly intuitive. If anybody on the planet is going to evolve to the next level that telekinetic thing women will.

Three wishes - no substitutes exchanges or refunds

Even mistakes can be wonderful

Go pump some neurons. Expand your craniums

If heaven exists to know that there's laughs that would be a great thing...

Explore an idea until you've exhausted it really go to all the different parameters of it.

Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason.

2020. There'll be cold fusion. We'll actually be able to power our cars with our own feces. That's right. The emissions problem will be a little intense but just light a match.

Women have so many levels. There's the physical level which is a lot of fun. There's this emotional level which is extremely mercurial.

I only ever play Vegas one night at a time. It's a hideous gaudy place; it may not be the end of the world per se but you can certainly see it from there.

When you create you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?

The entire world will be in nuclear war and only the Swiss will be going 'what's that noise?'

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

Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget.

My father retired to San Francisco and I got a chance to know him and be around him. It's always been someplace where everything changed for the better. It's always been a home for me.

What some folks call impossible is just stuff they haven't seen before.

As intellectual as we think we are you still trip we still have human foibles sexuality all the different things to still make you aware of your humanity.

There are no rules. Just follow your heart.

If I could light my own farts I could fly to the moon or at least Uranus.

Mickey Mouse to a three-year-old is a six-foot-tall RAT!

If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars just intense negotiations every 28 days.

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.

To be free. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world

But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.

My preference is live performance because you get the feedback. There's an energy. It's live theater. That's why I think actors like that.

It's always great when you want scientific fact to get a really good science fiction writer to talk to you about it.

Real loss only possible when you love something more than yourself.

You can start any 'Monty Python' routine and people finish it for you. Everyone knows it like shorthand.

There's no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot.

I write on big yellow legal pads - ideas in outline form when I'm doing stand-up and stuff. It's vivid that way. I can't type it into an iPad - I think that would put a filter into the process.

That's the formaldehyde. That's why Granny's so well-preserved

Gradual school is where you go to school and you gradually find out you don't want to go to school anymore.

I had sex with a prostitute when I was 21 I was so bad she gave me a refund.

There are times when life's just real quiet and simple. I sometimes get tired of people saying "Well what are you really like?

Gentlemen haven't we learned anything from the music of John Lennon? All we need is love.

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.

I'm a very tolerant man except when it comes to holding a grudge.

When the Williams sisters play tennis it gets pretty hot. When they start grunting I'm in.

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

With film roles it just has to be a character either I haven't done before or a role with somebody really interesting or with an interesting person or group of people.

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

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

I want everyone out there in TV land to touch the TV. Touch the back of the TV and get a shock for Jesus.

For a while you get mad then you get over it.

I don't practice anything. I spend time looking over ideas and then just get out and do it.

I had one or two steady girlfriends in high school but then in college it was three four... I went crazy. At one point I had three separate girlfriends running around mad.

A lot of vets like 'Good Morning Vietnam' - I get great letters from guys.

I met Jonah Lomu. I never knew how huge he was. I felt like a peasant in a Godzilla movie. 'Quickly! Tell the other villagers! We go now!'

Humor is a great defense and an offense too. Usually the recipient isn't too happy about it but the people around are laughing.

Politics is so personal vicious and immediate how are you going to get anything done? Even the local politics where I live have gotten so ugly.

Most of all I want to thank my father up there the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor he said 'Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding.'

The meek may inherit the earth but they don't get in to Harvard.

Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah.

When I find out a hotel doesn't have a DSL it's like "What? There's no toilet?" Once you get used to high speed you ain't going back

How much more can you give? Other than literally open-heart surgery onstage? Not much. But the only cure you have right now is the honesty of going this is who you are. I know who I am.

A human life is just a heartbeat in heaven.

It's that idea that you can have one drink - and no you can't. Within a week I was drinking heavily. It was so quick that even I was like 'Wow.'

Sometimes with a comedy it's just having the instinct of how real you play it and what level you want it.

If women ran the world there would be no wars. However every 28 days there would be some very intense negotiations.

Sometimes keeping track of people. It's always a weird combination of worrying so much about the outside world and not... you have to be more aware of the inner circle the folks that matter.

The idea of being a character who is kind of isolated I can relate to that.

No man is an island; but some are peninsulas.

If we were interested in making money we wouldn't have become teachers

Look at the walls of Pompeii. That's what got the internet started.

If I ever asked you about love you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked a woman and been totally vulnerable.

Do you think God gets stoned? I think so ... look at the platypus.

The improv sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't but when it does it's like open-field running.

Before the Web there was just one guy running around saying 'I KNOW!'

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.

Ronald Reagan is the world's largest Muppet.

Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.

We're not laughing at you - we're laughing near you

Spring is nature's way of saying 'Let's party!'

I bought one of the first Nintendo systems and brought that home and we were playing 'Legend of Zelda' at the time and it was addicting and I was playing it for hours and hours and hours.

I'm looking for Miss Right or at least Miss Right Now

I just want to do movies and I want to sell them. I don't want to link up with some product.

Decaf is like masturbating with an oven mitt!

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.

Never go to Pluto it's a Mickey Mouse planet.

What's true in our minds is true whether some people know it or not.

If you're going to do a movie about the Village it's pretty nice to shoot in the village and not be in Toronto.

She is not perfect. You are not perfect. The question is whether or not you are perfect for each other

Never pick a fight with an ugly person they've got nothing to lose.

If it's the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

I only ever play Vegas one night at a time.

Terrible wars have been fought where millions have died for one idea - freedom. And it seems that something that means so much to so many people would be worth having.

There's a world out there. Open a window and it's there.

I had my back waxed once by two women... and at one point they said Do you mind if we take a break?

A place where we all go can't be bad.

There's no question this is where I want to live. Never has been.

It's hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut

When I was growing up they used to say "Robin drugs can kill you." Now that I'm 58 my doctor's telling me "Robin you need drugs to live." I realize now that my doctor is also my dealer...

If you can remember the sixties you weren't there.

I think it's great when stories are dark and strange and weirdly personal.

Boys you must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin the less likely you are to find it at all.

I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it's like to feel absolutely worthless and they don't want anyone else to feel like that.

Stand-up is the place where you can do things that you could never do in public.

I can be trained I can actually show you how intelligent I am I can use a word like delicatessen and know what it means.

The world is open for play [that] everything and everybody is mockable in a wonderful way.

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?'