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Walter Matthau Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

 

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have a very low threshold of death.
My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
- the Woody Allen movie Casino Royale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh no, I can't do anything to the death.
Doctor's orders. You see, I have this ulcer condition,
and death is the worst thing for it.
- the movie Love and Death

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

Time is generally the best doctor.
- Ovid

So it's sheer terror, but then, this is the whole reason
that we went so long to Doctor Simons,
was to get rid of all these...
mixed feelings that we had.
- Betty Hill

The doctor's name was Sylvia.
I told her she'd have a problem with me because Sylvia was my mother's name.
- Paul Lynde

So I went and visited a doctor and he diagnosed me with reactive arthritis.
- Daniel Johns

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

I got so anxious sitting in the make-up chair for hours with my face covered.
I had my doctor write a prescription for valium.
I couldn't have done it without the pill.
- Kim Hunter

Don't just stand there, idiot.
Call a doctor, and then help me find a nose.
- Blake Edwards

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live,
I wouldn't brood.
I'd type a little faster.
- Isaac Asimov

And then they sign an affidavit swearing that she's
not in a vegetative stage.
I'll tell you.
That's a doctor you really want; they can look at a
picture and make a diagnosis.
- Michael Schiavo

Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects,
and that writing a prescription involves weighing the
potential benefits against the risks.
- Mark Udall

In addition to having a good partnership with a good doctor,
you have to do some of the work yourself.
Go online, read about it, and find out what you can tolerate.
- Teri Garr

I asked my doctor how many more years I have left and he said,
'You're too ornery to die.'
- Jimmy Piersall

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 don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story,
but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears,
especially if you've got more than one assistant.
- Sarah Sutton

The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed
the aspect of a great moral struggle,
and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself.
He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine;
so he became a pharmacist,
but he believed in that hardly more.
- Claude Chabrol

My dear doctor, I am surprised to hear you say that
I am coughing very badly,
as I have been practising all night.
- John Philpot Curran

Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are generations who watch Doctor Who together.
- Sarah Sutton

A teacher must believe in the value and interest of
his subject as a doctor believes in health.
- Gilbert Highet

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

I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine;
I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.
- Christopher Atkins

I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare
system at the right time,
getting them to see the doctor early enough,
before a small health problem turns serious.
- Donna Shalala

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

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

A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
- Sophocles

Is there a doctor in the house? My parents want me to marry you.
- Wendy Leibman

You can't be what you don't see.
I didn't think about being a doctor.
I didn't even think about being a clerk in a store,
I'd never seen a black clerk in a clothing store.
- Joycelyn Elders

And I talked to my doctor, and I must admit,
you know, I'm sometimes quite renowned for my outbursts
and I was just very frustrated,
maybe a little frightened.
- Elton John

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 refrained from writing another one,
thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I
am able to become a greater scientist than some of you,
even without the title of doctor.
- Hermann Oberth


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