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Randy Newman

American,  Comedian
Total Quotes : 26
Nice Like Around

I've worked with a band, and it's nice to have someone to travel around with, but I didn't like it as well on stage.

- Randy Newman

Memory Potholes Thank

Thank God for the potholes on memory lane.

- Randy Newman

Science Geography Like

I like science - geography, meteorology, cosmology.

- Randy Newman

Mouth Mean Side

But I don't want to sing everything out of the side of my mouth, I want people to understand what I mean.

- Randy Newman

Back Mail Wrote

I am not overlooking any mail. I'm looking at all of it. I even wrote back to the Viagra people.

- Randy Newman

Like Performing Tell

I like the performing. And interviews, even. And the stuff that's not sitting in a room by yourself with empty paper. But I never loved writing, to tell you the truth.

- Randy Newman

Something Hours Having

I don't remember ever having writer's block. If I sit in there for four hours, I'll usually have something.

- Randy Newman

Song Knew Could

I've written a song for Prince. I never showed it to Prince, but just to see if I could do it. At the time, when I sort of knew him, he was recording a song a day. I wondered if I could do that. So I wrote it.

- Randy Newman

Like Idea True Genius

I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and destroying it essentially! I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit - and even a bit lower than that.

- Randy Newman

Worth It Away Them

Stay away from drugs. They're not worth it. I've tried, but there's none of them that's worth it.

- Randy Newman

I Think Idea Works

Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it's really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think.

- Randy Newman

Always About Prefer

My music has a high irritation factor. I've always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was a joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccentricity to the bland.

- Randy Newman

Think Ridiculous I Think

I think the tax cut is ridiculous but so am I.

- Randy Newman

Always Records About

I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn't have anyone else to blame.

- Randy Newman

Some Most Songs

Most of my songs are about insensitivity of some kind.

- Randy Newman

Personal Write Mostly

Mostly, I don't write overtly personal stuff.

- Randy Newman

Myself Within Madonna

I once had dinner with Madonna and I wasn't nervous but within about a minute I found myself talking about underwear.

- Randy Newman

Young Famous Very

It's very hard to get rich and famous at a young age and handle it well.

- Randy Newman

Doing Happen Going

But if you're doing something, show up everyday, and something good might happen - it's not going to happen if you don't show up.

- Randy Newman

Play Always Rough

'Rednecks' always made me nervous to play, but I'm glad I wrote it and I continue to play it. It's just that the language is so rough.

- Randy Newman