Gandhi Quote

Robin Williams has a comedy bit that goes something like this: A reporter asked Gandhi what he thought of Western civilization and Gandhi replied, “I think it would be a good idea.”. Is this a genuine quote? Or is it a case of people taking a joke too seriously as I’ve often heard it from those with a dislike for Western culture/civilization. I’ve done a bit of searching via Google and while I can find the quote on people’s homepages, I can’t find any with an actual citation. Anyone know any more about this?

I remember the quote from long before the career of Robin Williams, if that helps. I cannot find the original reporter’s name, either.


You may find the citation on this page,, of interest:

I’ve read that qoute in books about Gandhi but for the life of me I can’t remember what book. lol! Boy! I’m a big hepl.

Sorry about the spelling in my last post. I’ll do better next time.