"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'."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Bob Newhart on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Bob Newhart on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Bob Newhart on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Bob Newhart on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Bob Newhart on Ray Charles
"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 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."
"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."