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    Don't live in the past. There's no point. You can't change anything. What a waste of time.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: time  live  past 
     
    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
    tags: people  memory 
     
    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
    tags: world  doctor 
     
    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
    tags: seeing  movie  wife 
     
    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
    tags: people 
     
    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
    tags: age 
     
    The first time I heard Richard Pryor, I knew he would be a major force in the world of comedy.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: time  world  comedy 
     
    I think the thing about it is when you grow up in Chicago there's such a thing as putting on airs, you know? And you just learn not to put on airs. Don't act like, 'Oh boy, I'm somebody.' They'll slap you down.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: boys  learn 
     
    I don't know how to do a show not in front of a live audience.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: live 
     
    It's kind of hard coming from 'Saturday Night Live,' which is a sketch-driven show, to a movie.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: live  night  movie 
     
    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
    tags: time  brain 
     
    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
    tags: comedy 
     
    I have to warn you, I'm not just some sitcom guy. I'm now an author.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: author 
     
    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
    tags: friends 
     
    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
    tags: imagine 
     
    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
    tags: work  funny  world  urban 
     
    I don't have a stack of scripts that, when I get home, studios are clamoring, saying, 'Has Bob read ours yet?'
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: saying  read 
     
    There are some actresses that can't do comedy; it's too heavy-handed.
    — Bob Newhart
    If 'The New York Times' says it, it must be true.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: time  true 
     
    Mark Twain gave us an insight into the life on the Mississippi at the turn of the century.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: insight 
     
    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
    tags: live  comedy 
     
    I just don't think most people put myself and Robert Frost in the same category.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: people 
     
    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
    tags: people  saying 
     
    A lot of money is spent trying to keep people alive who don't necessarily want to be alive.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: people  money 
     
    With the stand-up comic on TV, whether it's Seinfeld or Cosby or Roseanne, more important than their knowledge of how to tell a joke is their knowledge of themselves, or the persona they've created as themselves. So that when you're in a room with writers, you can say, 'Guys, that's a funny line, but I wouldn't say it.'
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: funny 
     
    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
    tags: world 
     
    For a comedian, there is nothing better than watching another great comedian.
    — Bob Newhart
    I just made the decision that I was going to try comedy, and if didn't work, then I knew it didn't work. Then I would go back and do whatever. But at least I wouldn't torture myself the rest of my life, wondering whatever would have happened.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: work  comedy  decision 
     
    I've had time off, and it drove me nuts. I was crawling up the wall.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: time 
     
    I was very political when JFK ran.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: political 
     
    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
    tags: people  joy  imagine 
     
    The schizophrenic has no sense of humor. His world is a constantly daunting, unfriendly place.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: humor  world 
     
    No matter what hyenas sound like, they are not actually laughing.
    — Bob Newhart
    You're not dead at 85. You're a long way from it. Go out and enjoy. You've earned it.
    — Bob Newhart
    I made a record album in 1960 and it exploded, and I got all these offers for TV.
    — Bob Newhart
    I don't think of myself as an American Master. I've just been making a living.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: living  master  american 
     
    Stand-up is different from television. In stand-up, you've got to be in control.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: control 
     
    There is an edginess in my work that people don't always recognize.
    — Bob Newhart
    tags: people  work 
     
    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
    tags: world  potential  danger 
     
    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
    tags: comedy 
     
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    bob newhart
    Birth    : September 5, 1929
    Occupation  : Stand-up comedian