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Walter Matthau Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Walter Matthau.

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

Related topics: Medical

The first girl you go to bed with is always pretty.
- Walter Matthau

We're writing a book together.
She just finished one.
Did you read it? Among the Porcupines?
- Walter Matthau

It's very easy to live here.
You're anonymous here.
Nobody knows who you are.
- Walter Matthau

 

I wanted to be a pharmacist.
I liked the way our local pharmacist was always dressed in a nice white coat;
he looked very calm,
you'd give him money, and he'd give you something that you wanted to buy.
- Walter Matthau

Every actor looks all his life for a part that will
combine his talents with his personality...
'The Odd Couple' was mine.
That was the plutonium I needed.
It all started happening after that.
- Walter Matthau

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription,
but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping
of females begins when the doctor says:
It's a girl.
- Shirley Chisholm

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed;
to kindness,
to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

Time is generally the best doctor.
- Ovid

When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation,
he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
- Henny Youngman

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
- Rita Rudner

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
It cannot be created.
- Peter Shaffer

When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
- Rodney Dangerfield

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
- Denis Diderot

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close
minded than regular people.
- Alex Chiu

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.
Unless there are three other people.
- Orson Welles

I regret to this day that I never went to college.
I feel I should have been a doctor.
- Ty Cobb

Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people
come from their intelligence.
They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
- Marcel Proust

When a man goes through six years training to be a
doctor he will never be the same.
He knows too much.
- Enid Bagnold

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Bombeck

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis,
and I said compared to who?
- Jay London

By the time we went to Doctor Simon I think Barney
had been totally disabled for at least six months.
- Betty Hill

I went to a doctor and told him I felt normal on acid,
that I was a light bulb in a world of moths.
That is what the manic state is like.
- Carrie Fisher

I enjoyed working with Peter, I was very pleased when
I heard he was going to be the Doctor.
- Sarah Sutton

The Pawnee chief had left the village the day after the doctor arrived,
with 50 or 60 horses and many people,
and had taken his course to the north of our route.
- Zebulon Pike

A few years ago, I thought, I'll never make it.
I started to go to the doctor to help me lose weight.
- Etta James

A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week.
If you cannot console yourself to this,
get out of the profession.
- Martin H. Fischer

I think it would be very boring dramatically to have
a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults.
To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.
- Spike Lee

Well, I think that there is a connection between being
a lawyer and a doctor and an actor.
They kind of, in some ways, have the same appeal,
I suppose.
- Jeffrey Jones

I've wrestled with reality for 35 years,
and I'm happy, Doctor, I finally won out over it.
- Jimmy Stewart

Doctor Who is like any long-running series in that
the cast tend to look to the star to set the general tone.
Rehearsals and filming could be a lot of fun.
- Sarah Sutton

I still get the kids to the doctor and dentist and
plan their play dates and buy their clothes.
- Patricia Richardson

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is,
the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
- Desiderius Erasmus

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals.
He has nerve and he has knowledge.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door
or the very successful young doctor.
That would be a bore.
- Jennifer Jason Leigh

My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down -
but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors
so let's all have another round.
- Willie Nelson

Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint,
and heard great argument about it and about:
but evermore came out by the same door as in I went.
- Omar Khayyam

The doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain,
upon my belly sat the sow of fear.
- Karl Shapiro

Part of the redesign of FEMA is that they have so many people on standby,
whether it is a retired nurse or a doctor who will
take time off to go exactly where they are needed.
- Ginny B. Waite

Not really in all honesty because until you take control
of your own health and go to your own doctor and have
your own doctor tell you what's going to work for you.
- Star Jones

I play a recurring role for a character named Doctor Imo.
I assist the villain and show up from time to time.
- Keir Dullea

Any veteran can tell you it is already hard enough
to see a doctor down at the VA and get the health care
they were promised when they signed up to serve this country.
- Nick Lampson

I have many times thought I did the wrong thing,
but the reason was not to be a medical doctor -
it was just to have the information.
But then, maybe I was wrong, I don't know.
- Lennart Nilsson

I am living in Norway, where I am under the care of
the best cancer doctor in Norway and I can be closer to my family.
- Grete Waitz

The doctor must have put my pacemaker in wrong.
Every time my husband kisses me, the garage door goes up.
- Minnie Pearl

My doctor explained that exercise and diet changes
might help and that I also might need a medication.
- Della Reese

I found out that colonels can stay until they drop
dead or get a walker and being a critical medical specialty
as an Army trained emergency room doctor,
I could stay until age 67.
- Gerald Griffin

I never quite envisioned myself a proper doctor under that white coat,
but I was interested in the idea of healing and in
the psychological dimension rather early on.
- Robert Jay Lifton

Don't bring your need to the marketplace,
bring your skill.
If you don't feel well, tell your doctor,
but not the marketplace.
If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.
- Jim Rohn

Now when you hates you shrinks up inside and gets littler
and you squeezes your heart tight and you stays so
mad with peoples you feels sick all the time like you needs the doctor.
- Margaret Walker

There are some great questions to ask your doctor.
If he says 'no,' then you find yourself a different doctor.
There really has to be a change in how we medically
look at women at this time.
I mean, this is not just baby gloom.
- Marie Osmond

I think I definitely got scared by the second or third
time a doctor told me I was dying.
- Daniel Johns

The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor
or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently
to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole.
- Corrine Brown


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