Top Quotes by Randy Newman

By | June 4, 2019

Thank God for the potholes on memory lane.

Randy Newman

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

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

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

Randy Newman

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

Randy Newman

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

Randy Newman

If we’d had another carefree 70’s, I’d have been dead. It was a little too carefree, you know? I don’t know how carefree they were for me, I think I was worried then, I can’t remember what about.

Randy Newman

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

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

Randy Newman

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

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

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

Randy Newman

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

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

Randy Newman

Most of my songs are about insensitivity of some kind.

Randy Newman

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

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

What I’m most pleased about is that there’s no particular decline. The songs I wrote 40 years ago are no worse and no better – there’s a consistency.

Randy Newman

Mostly, I don’t write overtly personal stuff.

Randy Newman

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

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

It’s funny; people get so doctrinaire about music. It should be the last thing you don’t have an open mind about.

Randy Newman

I always thought my best album was ‘Trouble in Paradise.’ I was the happiest with that one.

Randy Newman

I like Public Enemy a great deal.

Randy Newman

I’ve always had a lot of respect from the people I respected.

Randy Newman

I like science – geography, meteorology, cosmology.

Randy Newman

I’m pretty proud of my film music in general.

Randy Newman

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