Quotes by Tom Bodett

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for."

"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."

"The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget but a pessimist forgets to laugh."

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world; someone to love, something to do and something to hope for."

"Fanny had little or no self-esteem on her best days, and courage was another commodity she had precious little experience with. She dropped to her knees and prayed with all her heart for both. It was clear to her that divine intervention was the only way she would be able to rejoin that insufferable Argus Winslow and the dreadful waitress."

Tom Bodett
  • Tom Bodett

  • Date of birth: February 23, 1955
  • Born: in The United States.

  • Description: Tom Bodett is an American author, voice actor and radio host. He is also the current spokesman for the hotel chain Motel 6 and is famous for popularizing the phrase, "We'll leave the light on for you".
    A native of Sturgis, Michigan, Bodett had previously provided commentary for National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and was a regular columnist for the webzine Mr. Showbiz. He also did the voiceover for "Mime Time" and the "Good Idea/Bad Idea" segments on Animaniacs.
    As a broadcaster, Bodett hosted two radio programs. The End of the Road from 1988 to 1990 and Bodett & Company in 1993. He also hosted the public television program, Travels on America’s Historic Trails.
    He is currently a regular contributor to The Bob Edwards Show on XMPR and a member of the stable of panelists on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, a National Public Radio news quiz show.
    A former resident of Seattle, Washington and Homer, Alaska, he now lives in Vermont.