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Robin Williams’ life came to an end Monday in what many are calling a depression-linked suicide.
Some, like The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn, have said Williams didn’t get the proper mental care — something that many Americans are dealing with today. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reported that 1 in 4 Americans suffer from mental illness every year.
But Williams’ death is bringing people back to some of his more inspirational quotes and speeches. Here’s a list of 11 messages to take away from Williams’ movies and speeches that are sure to inspire fans.
What verse will you be? — From “Dead Poets Society,” this scene shows Williams asking his students to get involved with the beauty and art of the world — telling them that they are all crucial to the growth and progression of society.
Remember to think about your future — In the movie “Jack,” Williams played a young kid who grew up faster physically than he aged mentally. In this scene — at the end of the film during his graduation from college — Williams expresses what it means to contemplate the future and how to celebrate each day.
Don’t focus on what won’t make you unhappy — Williams was primarily known for his comedy. And in one scene as Genie from the "Aladdin" movie series, Williams looks to inspire the character Jasmine by picking her up and out of her dump of despair.
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