12 Total Quotes

Walter Matthau Quotes

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

I always had one ear offstage, listening for the call from the bookie.
Walter Matthau
#Listening

The first girl you go to bed with is always pretty
Walter Matthau
#Bed

My mother paid eight dollars a month for rent. When she had it. Mostly we were evicted, because she couldn't afford to pay the eight dollars a month.
Walter Matthau
#American Actor

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
#American Actor

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
#American Actor

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

My own feeling is that he was a shyster and that he would become anything to get his way. Like, if he met you, he would be preaching papal supremacy.
Walter Matthau
#American Actor

The first girl you go to bed with is always pretty.
Walter Matthau
#American Actor

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

You can't do it with strangers. It takes about five years to get into the ebb and flow. If it's not working after five years, get rid of them.
Walter Matthau
#American Actor

You see, my father was a Catholic priest, Greek Orthodox, but I think he started out as a Jew, then he became a Catholic priest.
Walter Matthau
#American Actor