"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."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Bob Newhart on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Bob Newhart on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Bob Newhart on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Bob Newhart on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Bob Newhart on Henry Ward Beecher
"Funny is funny is funny."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I think one reason for a successful marriage is laughter. I think laughter gets you through the rough moments in a marriage."