College men from L.S.U., went in dumb, come out dumb, too.

-Randy Newman
Randy Newman

a throwback to the players of old. They are not afraid to play with pain.

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

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

Randy Newman
I like science - geography, meteorology, cosmology.
Randy Newman

If getting on the radio was a major motivation, I'd be one of the worst writers of all time. I admire people who do it, and I think it's a nice way to work, but I try to do the best I can and write what I like. I don't worry about it.

Randy Newman
We've raised the most money we've ever raised in Taylor County.
Randy Newman

The easiest thing I do is assignment songs. They tell me what they need me to write. I can do that fairly quickly. Writing for an orchestra is difficult. Writing songs [on your own] is most difficult of all. Though [writing for] the orchestra is close.

Randy Newman
I'd like to go on the road again with a band. When I did it I loved the social aspects of it, you know traveling with the band and all, but I didn't like the music as well. And there was nothing of visual interest. Maybe I would have to get someone else to play so I could finally dance the way I was born to do.
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
If you have a kid and you try irony out on them, they don't get it at 7, 8 years old. You can't really hide the Internet from kids. It worries me some particularly because I've done Disney and Pixar stuff.