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Bob Newhart Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bob Newhart.

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

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

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

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

 

Funny is funny is funny.
- Bob Newhart

I don't have a stack of scripts.
- Bob Newhart

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

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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.
- Bob Newhart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Tears and laughter cleanse the heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
- Victor Hugo

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Laughter is day, and sobriety is night;
a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both,
more bewitching than either.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time.
Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have
the power to choose either.
- Wayne Dyer

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

The house of laughter makes a house of woe.
- Edward Young

I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff.
What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff.
I've got a dry sense of humor.
- Katie Price

What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release
and relief provided by laughter.
- Joseph Barbera

Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.
- Bobby Sands

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion.
I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
- Kurt Vonnegut

I think laughter may be a form of courage.
As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh,
and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
- Linda Ellerbee

My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.
- Carroll O'Connor

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
- Max Eastman

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish,
has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish,
cutting the heart asunder.
- Virginia Woolf

You feel completely in control when you hear a wave
of laughter coming back at you that you have caused.
- Gilda Radner

From day one, I got addicted to being on stage and
getting the applause and laughter.
- Zac Efron

Though the clown is often deadpan, he is a connoisseur of laughter.
- Mel Gussow

I think that's one of the most important gifts we have in television -
the ability to heal through laughter.
- Soleil Moon Frye

It seems that laughter needs an echo.
- Henri Bergson

Laughter can help relieve tension in even the heaviest of matters.
- Allen Klein

There is little success where there is little laughter.
- Andrew Carnegie

All you need in the world is love and laughter.
That's all anybody needs.
To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.
- August Wilson

What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence.
- Martha Beck

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that
we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
- Gordon W. Allport

I just love listening to the laughter.
- Simon Pegg

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations,
give or take a dentist.
- Joseph Heller

From quiet homes and first beginning,
out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning,
but laughter and the love of friends.
- Hilaire Belloc

Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
- Agnes Repplier

I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter,
the sound of which has always seemed to me the most
civilised music in the world.
- Peter Ustinov

The sense of humor has other things to do than to make
itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.
- Alice Meynell

I have always liked shows that have laughter in them.
- David Walliams

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
- George Byron

He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.
- Rafael Sabatini

You can't deny laughter; when it comes,
it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
- Stephen King

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,
unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
- Kurt Vonnegut


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