You know what we’re talking about: The Robin Williams monologue is that moment in a movie when the legendary funnyman tugs at your heartstrings a little, usually while communicating one of the film’s grand themes. Unlike his comedy, the monologue isn’t a flamboyant display of improvisational genius; Williams generally hews to a soft dynamic and steady rhythm, letting the words come out evenly, imbuing the essential drama of the moment with his vibrancy, finding light in the darkness and inspiration in tragedy. It transcends the classic trope of the “wise fool” or the clown spouting truisms. In these moments, Williams reveals his own humanity. It’s one of the many reasons we’ll miss him.