Robin Williams: “I basically started performing for my mother, going, ‘Love me!'”

Robin Williams

“I basically started performing for my mother, going, ‘Love me!’ What drives you to perform is the need for that primal connection. When I was little, my mother was funny with me, and I started to be charming and funny for her, and I learned that by being entertaining, you make a connection with another person.”

– Robin Williams

Note: photo is of Robin from his senior year of high school.