Bob Newhart Quotes About Love, Time, Rush, Silence

Bob Newhart Quotes About Love, Time, Rush, Silence

Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart Quotes:

A lot of money is spent trying to keep people alive who don’t necessarily want to be alive.

Bob Newhart

All I can say about life is, ‘Oh God, enjoy it!’

Bob Newhart

Comedians are innately programmed to pick up oddities like mispronounced words, upside-down books on a shelf, and generally undetectable mistakes in everyday life.

Bob Newhart

Dick Martin, if you put a gun to his forehead, he couldn’t tell you a joke.

Bob Newhart

Don Rickles and I are best friends. I know that might seem strange to those who know Don only by reputation, but somebody has to be his friend. Just to make sure I don’t forget, Don gave me a doormat that sits just outside the front door of my house. It reads: ‘The Newharts: The Rickleses Best Friends.’

Bob Newhart

Don’t live in the past. There’s no point. You can’t change anything. What a waste of time.

Bob Newhart

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For a comedian, there is nothing better than watching another great comedian.

Bob Newhart
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I always hated when the studios just kind of said that anybody can act. You look at people like Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda – and I’m just talking about the male actors – there aren’t a lot who can act. It’s a very special talent, and I wish it were recognized as a very special talent.

Bob Newhart

I always stayed away from political commentary. First of all, I didn’t feel entitled. What I may feel about a candidate, I’m a comedian. I mean, if people like my comedy, that doesn’t mean they should vote for the person I like. That’s why I always kind of stayed away from endorsements.

Bob Newhart

I certainly don’t delude myself that there aren’t certainly more important things to do in life than make people laugh, but I can’t imagine anything that would bring me more joy.

Bob Newhart

I don’t know how to do a show not in front of a live audience.

Bob Newhart

I don’t think too much about age. Maybe if you’re hurting, aching and arthritic, then you think about it a lot. But I don’t.

Bob Newhart

I don’t want to sound like the old guy, but cynicism is a potential danger. It colors our way of looking at the world.

Bob Newhart

I have an aversion to laugh tracks – the moment I hear a laugh track, I go to another channel.

Bob Newhart

I left ‘The Bob Newhart Show,’ which was my decision. CBS wanted it to go on. But I could see television changing; I could see the tastes were changing.

Bob Newhart

I love portraying the totally indifferent person.

Bob Newhart

I loved ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ because I like Ray and I thought it was beautifully cast, I thought it was great writing. I thought Patricia Heaton was wonderful.

Bob Newhart

I made a record album in 1960 and it exploded, and I got all these offers for TV.

Bob Newhart

I remember seeing a movie with Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney where they were husband and wife, and they got in bed, and he had on polka-dot pajamas and she had on striped pajamas, and when they got up the next morning he had on the striped pajamas and she had the polka dot pajamas, and that was considered racy at that time!

Bob Newhart

I think one reason for a successful marriage is laughter. I think laughter gets you through the rough moments in a marriage.

Bob Newhart

I think there’s a little confusion between humor and ‘gross’ passing for humor. That’s kind of regrettable, because they aren’t the same thing.

Bob Newhart

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

I was an accountant in Chicago, and a friend of mine, Ed Gallagher, was in advertising. At 4:30 every day I’d be bored, and I would call him. He’d interview me.

Bob Newhart

I wasn’t the class clown. I wasn’t that obvious. There would be a circle of guys, and they’re watching the class clown. And I’m standing in the back, and I turn to the guy next to me and I say something funny to him, and he starts to laugh. And the guy next to him says, ‘What did he say?’

Bob Newhart

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I worked in accounting for two and a half years, realized that wasn’t what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, and decided I was just going to give comedy a try.

Bob Newhart

I would say I came from upper middle class family.

Bob Newhart

If ‘The New York Times’ says it, it must be true.

Bob Newhart

If you look at Jack Benny, George Burns, or Don Rickles, they’ve all had long, successful marriages. So, I think there’s something about laughter and the durability of a marriage.

Bob Newhart

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.

Bob Newhart

It’s kind of hard coming from ‘Saturday Night Live,’ which is a sketch-driven show, to a movie.

Bob Newhart

I’ve always said people say on a dramatic show, ‘I was crying. It was so emotional when he went and grabbed that little girl from a burning building and handed her over to her mother.’ In comedy, the best thing you can say is, ‘I think it’s funny.’

Bob Newhart

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

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.

Bob Newhart

Mark Twain gave us an insight into the life on the Mississippi at the turn of the century.

Bob Newhart

More and more, as I get older, people come up to me and say, ‘Thank you for all the laughter.’ And my standard answer is, ‘It was my pleasure.’ But that’s the truth.

Bob Newhart

One time I happened to use the word ‘denigrate’ onstage, and it didn’t get any reaction. So as I continued my act, the left side of my brain was fast-forwarding to see if I had any other big words coming up.

Bob Newhart

People are meant to be certain places, and I think I’m meant to be on a sound stage doing situation comedy.

Bob Newhart

Richard Pryor introduced me to the world of the inner city, and the urban world, and did it hysterically. My favorite comedian, even though we work 180 degrees differently, but funny is funny is funny.

Bob Newhart

Stammering is different than stuttering. Stutterers have trouble with the letters, while stammerers trip over entire parts of a sentence. We stammerers generally think of ourselves as very bright.

Bob Newhart

The acting is better when you know your material is being judged.

Bob Newhart

The best advice I was probably given and the best advice I could give someone who is trying to get into the comedy field is to take advantage of every opportunity you have to work to hone your skills.

Bob Newhart

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

The only way to survive is to have a sense of humour.

Bob Newhart

The schizophrenic has no sense of humor. His world is a constantly daunting, unfriendly place.

Bob Newhart

There isn’t a comedian in the world that hasn’t bombed.

Bob Newhart

There was a sea of change in comedy in the late 1950s and ’60s. We were dealing with vignettes as opposed to jokes. We were more socially aware.

Bob Newhart

This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I’m not about to screw with it now.

Bob Newhart

When I first started out, ‘Time’ magazine did an article on what it called ‘the sick comics,’ and they were myself, Shelley Berman, Nichols & May, Jonathan Winters, Lenny Bruce, and Mort Sahl. We were considered ‘sick.’

Bob Newhart

With the advent of cell phones, especially with the very small microphone that attach to the cell phone itself, it’s getting harder and harder I find, to differentiate between schizophrenics and people talking on a cell phone.

Bob Newhart

You do a clean show and it’s over and the audience have enjoyed themselves and you’ve enjoyed yourself, and you haven’t had to resort to shock.

Bob Newhart

You may have done 20 great shows in a row and come to one, and it doesn’t work. You never presume anything.

Bob Newhart

Who is Bob Newhart?

George Robert Newhart is an American actor and comedian known for his expressionless and slightly stuttering style.