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Bob Newhart Quotes & Sayings
22 entries tagged including 7 subtopics.
Last updated Nov 2020
Bob Newhart Topics
Get Over It
I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'
Country Music quotes
Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
Get Over It quotes
When I started out in 1960, I thought it might possibly last a couple of years. I never expected it to last 42. I take great satisfaction in that longevity.
This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I'm not about to screw with it now.
The only thing I have never done is a Broadway play. I'm not sure I have the discipline necessary to do a Broadway play. I know it holds a fascination for certain actors.
The first time I got up in front of an audience was terror, abject terror, which continued for another four or five years. There still is, a little bit.
Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work. He wasn't afraid of silence. He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
It's getting harder and harder to differentiate between schizophrenics and people talking on a cell phone. It still brings me up short to walk by somebody who appears to be talking to themselves.
It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way. There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it.
I've been a very lucky actor.
I'm very open to the up-and-comers.
I'm most proud of the longevity of my marriage, my kids, and my grandchildren. If you don't have that, you really don't have very much.
I was never a Certified Public Accountant. I just had a degree in accounting. It would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.
I was influenced by every comedian I ever saw work. That's the only way you learn how to do it.
I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that. Don't rush into adulthood, it isn't all that much fun.
I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.
I don't have a stack of scripts.
Funny is funny is funny.
Comedians are never really on vacation because you're always at attention... that antenna is always out there.
All I can say about life is, 'Oh God, enjoy it!'
I Dont Give A Fuck
Middle School Graduation
Pushing People Away
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