Quotes by Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart

American stand-up comedian and actor

Alive from: 1929-

Category: Comedians and humor | Movie | Media

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    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.
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    The first time I heard Richard Pryor, I knew he would be a major force in the world of comedy.
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    The greatest comedian I've ever seen is Jack Benny. He wasn't afraid of the silences.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The only way to survive is to have a sense of humour.
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    The schizophrenic has no sense of humor. His world is a constantly daunting, unfriendly place.
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    There are some actresses that can't do comedy; it's too heavy-handed.
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    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.
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    This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I'm not about to screw with it now.
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    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.
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    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.'
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.'
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