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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Advice from Dr. Bob Hartley

Comedian/Actor Bob Newhart is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Bob Hartley from the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show. As opposed to the funny lines you are accustomed to from Newhart, here is some sage advice:

I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that. Don't rush into adulthood, it isn't all that much fun.

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.

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.

All I can say about life is, 'Oh God, enjoy it!'

Don't be silly and don't waste your time.

I worked in accounting for two and a half years, realized that wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, and decided I was just going to give comedy a try.

You should have a value system. You can win if you stick with your value system.

Humor's a weapon if you want to make it one.

You never know when you'll come upon something and it's going to be fodder for new material.

George Robert "Bob" Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. His career took off in the 1960s when his best selling album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart (it is the 20th best-selling comedy album in history). Newhart starred in two long-running and prize-winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s sitcom Newhart.

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