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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: You may have done 20 great shows in a row and come to one, and 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
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Mark Twain gave us an insight into the life on the Mississippi at the turn Mark Twain gave us an insight into the life on the Mississippi at the turn of the century. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I love portraying the totally indifferent person. I love portraying the totally indifferent person. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Don Rickles: Bob Newhart, who is my best friend, is one of the guys I adore. Bob Newhart, who is my best friend, is one of the guys I adore. — Don Rickles
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: There's a lot of cynicism. Let's really enjoy Christmas, with all that's going on in There's a lot of cynicism. Let's really enjoy Christmas, with all that's going on in the world. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: People have told me, 'My dad passed on, but I have great memories of watching People have told me, 'My dad passed on, but I have great memories of watching your shows with him.' It doesn't get any better than that. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I've been told to speed up my delivery when I perform. But if I lose I've been told to speed up my delivery when I perform. But if I lose the stammer, I'm just another slightly amusing accountant. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I didn't know I was cool, but I was very flattered that some of the I didn't know I was cool, but I was very flattered that some of the younger comedy writers came up to talk to me at the Emmys. I found that gratifying. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I don't know how many sacred cows there are today. I think there's a little 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. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Stammering is different than stuttering. Stutterers have trouble with the letters, while stammerers trip over 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
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: When I was off TV, people would ask me to please come back, which I When I was off TV, people would ask me to please come back, which I think was their way of saying, 'There's nothing out there for us.' — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Don Rickles and I are best friends. I know that might seem strange to those 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
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Don't be silly and don't waste your time. Don't be silly and don't waste your time. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Melody Beattie: I'd like to make a motion that we face reality. - BOB NEWHART, FROM THE I'd like to make a motion that we face reality. - BOB NEWHART, FROM THE BOB NEWHART SHOW — Melody Beattie
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I loved 'Everybody Loves Raymond' because I like Ray and I thought it was beautifully 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
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' was the best television, the best cast, the best-written television 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' was the best television, the best cast, the best-written television show ever. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Funny is funny is funny. Funny is funny is funny. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I never had an aversion because I was active in the drama club. If I 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
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Don't ever have two dogs. That way you won't know which one to blame. Don't ever have two dogs. That way you won't know which one to blame. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I'm glad you can't talk on your cells while the plane is in the air. I'm glad you can't talk on your cells while the plane is in the air. That would drive me crazy. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I have to warn you, I'm not just some sitcom guy. I'm now an author. I have to warn you, I'm not just some sitcom guy. I'm now an author. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I don't want to sound like the old guy, but cynicism is a potential danger. 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
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: When I started, I was doing all the good comedians I'd ever seen. Then I When I started, I was doing all the good comedians I'd ever seen. Then I developed my own voice. My routines are my natural way of looking at the world. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: If 'The New York Times' says it, it must be true. If 'The New York Times' says it, it must be true. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I just don't think most people put myself and Robert Frost in the same category. I just don't think most people put myself and Robert Frost in the same category. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Well, my career choice made a difference because I never would have met my wife, Well, my career choice made a difference because I never would have met my wife, Jenny. I met her through comedian Buddy Hackett. He set us up on a blind date and then we got married. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I can't remember the last live-action, non-animated Christmas movie. I can't remember the last live-action, non-animated Christmas movie. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: The highest of highs is to have a new routine that you're just breaking in The highest of highs is to have a new routine that you're just breaking in and that's working, and that's - you're one step removed doing a situation comedy because you have a live audience there. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I have no intention of retiring; I can't imagine not doing stand-up. That's where I I have no intention of retiring; I can't imagine not doing stand-up. That's where I started and where I'll be. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Doormen are kind of invisible, people don't know their names. They just say, Thank you, Doormen are kind of invisible, people don't know their names. They just say, Thank you, or Good morning. I'd never thought about doormen before. They're a vanishing breed. More electronic doors are being introduced. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: The acting is better when you know your material is being judged. The acting is better when you know your material is being judged. — Bob Newhart
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Newhart Sayings By Ellen DeGeneres: The reason I do what I do is because I was influenced by Steve Martin, The reason I do what I do is because I was influenced by Steve Martin, by Woody Allen, by Bob Newhart, by Carol Burnett, by Lucille Ball. — Ellen DeGeneres
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Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I'm very open to the up-and-comers. I'm very open to the up-and-comers. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: With the advent of cell phones, especially with the very small microphone that attach to 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Well I was much too practical to presume to have a career in comedy. Well I was much too practical to presume to have a career in comedy. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I've had time off, and it drove me nuts. I was crawling up the wall. I've had time off, and it drove me nuts. I was crawling up the wall. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I don't want to find the secret. I'm afraid all the joy will go out I don't want to find the secret. I'm afraid all the joy will go out of it if I find the secret. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: There's gratification in making somebody laugh. It's a wonderful sound. I find myself, to this There's gratification in making somebody laugh. It's a wonderful sound. I find myself, to this day, doing it, wanting to make people laugh. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I still feel 30, except when I try to run. I still feel 30, except when I try to run. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Well, if you're a native Chicagoan, you know how dumb he [Dr. Robert Hartley] is. Well, if you're a native Chicagoan, you know how dumb he [Dr. Robert Hartley] is. He gets on the Ravenswood El, he goes past his stop on Sheridan Road, he gets off in Evanston, where the El is on the ground, and then he walks back 55 blocks to his apartment. Now, would you want to have that man as a psychologist? A man who misses his stop every day? — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Every new routine I have ever written and performed probably occurred extemporaneously. Then after you Every new routine I have ever written and performed probably occurred extemporaneously. Then after you have fleshed it out and tried it out in front of a number of audiences and it works, you put it down on paper. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work. He 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I gave up accounting. I went in for about six months writing ad copy. I 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: The first time I got up in front of an audience was terror, abject terror, 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I'm one of those passengers who arrives at the airport five or six hours early I'm one of those passengers who arrives at the airport five or six hours early so I can throw back a few drinks and muster up the courage to board the plane. Apparently I'm not alone because I've never been in an empty airport bar. I don't care what time you get there. Even at 8:00 a.m. you have to fight your way to the bar. At that hour, everyone drinks Bloody Marys so no one can tell it's booze- at least until they fall off their chair. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: For some reason, comedians are still children. The social skills somehow never reach us, so For some reason, comedians are still children. The social skills somehow never reach us, so we say exactly what we think without weighing the results. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I would say I came from upper middle class family. I would say I came from upper middle class family. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: You shouldn't get too close to the truth, because then maybe you stop being funny. You shouldn't get too close to the truth, because then maybe you stop being funny. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bill Engvall: I come from a time when people like Bob Newhart and Bill Cosby told stories I come from a time when people like Bob Newhart and Bill Cosby told stories that were devastatingly funny without being off-color. — Bill Engvall
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I wasn't much good. When I went into the line on a fake - I I wasn't much good. When I went into the line on a fake - I would holler 'I don't have it!' — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I certainly don't delude myself that there aren't certainly more important things to do in 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I couldn't play off people that I don't personally like. I couldn't play off people that I don't personally like. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I don't think of myself as an American Master. I've just been making a living. I don't think of myself as an American Master. I've just been making a living. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: One of the first things you ever learn as a stand-up is don't show fear. One of the first things you ever learn as a stand-up is don't show fear. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Peter Scolari: About a year after 'Bosom Buddies,' I was suddenly a regular on 'Newhart,' and I About a year after 'Bosom Buddies,' I was suddenly a regular on 'Newhart,' and I was there almost seven years. And then, somewhere in the mid-1990s, I ended up doing a TV series version of 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.' — Peter Scolari
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I have an aversion to laugh tracks - the moment I hear a laugh track, I have an aversion to laugh tracks - the moment I hear a laugh track, I go to another channel. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: You're not dead at 85. You're a long way from it. Go out and enjoy. You're not dead at 85. You're a long way from it. Go out and enjoy. You've earned it. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have 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. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I still feel thirty, except when I try to run. I still feel thirty, except when I try to run. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: A collison is what happens when two motorists go after the same pedestrian. A collison is what happens when two motorists go after the same pedestrian. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: A lot of money is spent trying to keep people alive who don't necessarily want A lot of money is spent trying to keep people alive who don't necessarily want to be alive. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: One of the first things that you learn as a stand-up is, you're the boss. One of the first things that you learn as a stand-up is, 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. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Cell phones have gotten so small, you can't tell who's a cell phone user and Cell phones have gotten so small, you can't tell who's a cell phone user and who's a schizophrenic. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Richard Pryor introduced me to the world of the inner city, and the urban world, 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Humor's a weapon if you want to make it one. Humor's a weapon if you want to make it one. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By William Sanderson: 'Newhart' ran the longest, and it was great to have a regular role, but I 'Newhart' ran the longest, and it was great to have a regular role, but I run into a lot of film fans, and they ask me about 'Blade Runner.' I was grateful to be a part of that. — William Sanderson
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: One time I happened to use the word 'denigrate' onstage, and it didn't get any 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I was very political when JFK ran. I was very political when JFK ran. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I think there's a part, just a part of comedians, that is still childlike. I think there's a part, just a part of comedians, that is still childlike. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: All I can say about life is "Oh God, enjoy it. All I can say about life is "Oh God, enjoy it. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: For a comedian, there is nothing better than watching another great comedian. For a comedian, there is nothing better than watching another great comedian. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I know Chuck Lorre personally, and am familiar with his work going back to 'Roseanne' I know Chuck Lorre personally, and am familiar with his work going back to 'Roseanne' and 'Cybil.' — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: You may not think I'm a sex symbol, but I became a father at the You may not think I'm a sex symbol, but I became a father at the age of 48. Now young people think of me as a mini-folk hero because it's difficult for them to believe a man of my age is sexually active. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I don't know how doctors pick one specialty over another. Some you can understand. Pediatricians. I don't know how doctors pick one specialty over another. Some you can understand. Pediatricians. Or gynecologists delivering babies, bringing a new life into the world, but how does someone want to be a proctologist? How can you fall in love with proctology? — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I'm not a classically trained actor. I'm not a product of Stavlovski method or anything I'm not a classically trained actor. I'm not a product of Stavlovski method or anything like that. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Dick Martin, if you put a gun to his forehead, he couldn't tell you a Dick Martin, if you put a gun to his forehead, he couldn't tell you a joke. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Comedians are innately programmed to pick up oddities like mispronounced words, upside-down books on a 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Marriage and fatherhood heighten the disillusion that we all think we are born handy. We Marriage and fatherhood heighten the disillusion that we all think we are born handy. We confidently believe that we can fix things around the house, as if it's part of the collective brain that was further enhanced by eighth-grade shop class. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: If you look at Jack Benny, George Burns, or Don Rickles, they've all had long, 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I've been a very lucky actor. I've been a very lucky actor. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: Because of the spin-meisters and the focus groups and the way politics is run now. 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I was never a Certified Public Accountant ... I just had a degree in accounting. I was never a Certified Public Accountant ... I just had a degree in accounting. The reason I was never a Certified Public Accountant was because it would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I didn't need the elf outfit to play an elf; I could just play an I didn't need the elf outfit to play an elf; I could just play an elf. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I'm not what you'd call a Method actor. I'm not what you'd call a Method actor. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I left 'The Bob Newhart Show,' which was my decision. CBS wanted it to go 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: All comedians are, in a way, anarchists. Our job is to make fun of the All comedians are, in a way, anarchists. Our job is to make fun of the existing world. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I worked in accounting for two and a half years, realized that wasn't what I 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I made people laugh as a kid, but that's not how you make a living. I made people laugh as a kid, but that's not how you make a living. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I think there are still words you can't use in family entertainment that you can I think there are still words you can't use in family entertainment that you can use in a sitcom today. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I've always said people say on a dramatic show, 'I was crying. It was so 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least. I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I don't think too much about age. Maybe if you're hurting, aching and arthritic, then 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
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: [On playing another character that was not Dr. Bob Hartley]: I think you're lucky when [On playing another character that was not Dr. Bob Hartley]: I think you're lucky when you realize what you are. Spencer Tracy always played Spencer Tracy. I'm not putting myself into that category, but, to the same extent, the part of me that was Bob Hartley is in my new character, Dick Loudin. If you make fine bone china and you're recognized as the best in the world, you don't suddenly announce you're going to make automobiles. We see it so much in this business. We're so self-destructive. If you really do something well, you should stick to it. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I made a record album in 1960 and it exploded, and I got all these I made a record album in 1960 and it exploded, and I got all these offers for TV. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: What you see on stage is pretty much the way I am ... a dry What you see on stage is pretty much the way I am ... a dry sense of humor. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Henry Cho: I'm going old school. Adult comedy but you can have your kids in the room. I'm going old school. Adult comedy but you can have your kids in the room. Kind of Andy Griffith meets Bill Cosby meets Bob Newhart. Also my character isn't an idiot as all the rest of the sitcoms recently have the dad character like Homer Simpson. — Henry Cho
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: The only way to survive is to have a sense of humour. The only way to survive is to have a sense of humour. — Bob Newhart
Newhart Sayings By Bob Newhart: I really don't know what makes a comedian. I think it's a family background and I really don't know what makes a comedian. I think it's a family background and environment. Yet if you put the same ingredients in another person, he may never utter a funny line. — Bob Newhart