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

-Randy Newman
Randy Newman

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

Randy Newman
We don't know our ass from a hole in the ground.
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
Some fools in the desert with nothing to do...invented me, and they invented you. And other fools keep it all going and growing. Everybody, we're a figment of their imagination...
Randy Newman

Short people got no reason/To live.

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

I've opted to work in the Broadway field, as opposed to breaking my heart trying to score films, which is such a damnably difficult thing to do. I guess it's just the dragon I prefer to slay, the one that gives me the most satisfaction to do battle with.

Randy Newman
Sometimes what I'm writing is more important to me than the rest of my life. It's more important to me that I'm writing well than anything else.
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
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.