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All I can say about life is, 'Oh God, enjoy it!'
- Bob Newhart Quote

Because of the spin-meisters and the focus groups and the way politics is run now. It's run by polls and focus groups. So it's even more true today, I think, than it was some 40 years ago.
- Bob Newhart Quote (The Comedy Couch, April 2006)

Comedians are never really on vacation because you're always at attention... that antenna is always out there.
- Bob Newhart Quote

Funny is funny is funny.
- Bob Newhart Quote

I don't have a stack of scripts.
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I don't know how many sacred cows there are today. I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor. That's kind of regrettable.
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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'.
- Bob Newhart Quote

"I gave up accounting. I went in for about six months writing ad copy. I was fired from that, and then another guy and I did a kind of poor man's Bob and Ray kind of syndicated radio show. Then I decided to stick it out and see what happened. I'd give it a year, a year became two years, and then two years became three years, and then along came the record album." 
- Bob Newhart Quote (IGN)

I kind of do it in my head, then I'll try pieces of it on stage and if it looks promising, I'll put it together.
- Bob Newhart Quote (The Comedy Couch, April 2006)

I never had an aversion because I was active in the drama club. If I had that aversion I certainly wouldn't put myself in the position of being on stage. Of course, in the drama club you're hiding behind a character.
- Bob Newhart Quote (The Comedy Couch, April 2006)

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.
- Bob Newhart Quote

I was influenced by every comedian I ever saw work. That's the only way you learn how to do it.
- Bob Newhart Quote

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.
- Bob Newhart Quote

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.
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I'm very open to the up-and-comers.
- Bob Newhart Quote

I've been a very lucky actor.
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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.
- Bob Newhart Quote

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.
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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.
- Bob Newhart Quote

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
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One of the first things that you learn as a stand-up, is you're the boss. You have to establish you're the boss, it's your stage, and don't screw with me because I'll make you look bad, which I had to do, because you wind up with drunks and loud people and you'd have to learn how to do it. It wasn't a natural thing for me to do, but I knew I had to learn how to generally if you attack a drunk, his wife will punch him in the side and tell him to shut up."
- Bob Newhart Quote (IGN)

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.
- Bob Newhart Quote

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.
- Bob Newhart Quote

This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I'm not about to screw with it now.
- Bob Newhart Quote

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.
- Bob Newhart Quote





Category: Comedy Quotes
Occupation: Comedian
Date of Birth: September 5, 1929
Nationality: American





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