Walter Matthau

“My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill he gave me six months more.”

This comment, in my opinion, makes a strong statement on the state of healthcare in our society. It emphasizes the value of empathy and compassion in the medical field and serves as a timely reminder that access to healthcare shouldn’t be a privilege only afforded to the wealthy. It serves as a moving reminder that, even in trying circumstances, generosity and empathy can go a long way.

“I still think I’m 28. I’m 73. I think I’m 28, though, except that I won’t get into a fight with anybody because I just had a pacemaker put in.” 

For me, this quotation perfectly expresses the humor and humility that come with getting older as a person. It serves as a reminder that as we age, we should always seek out happiness and laughter. It also serves as a reminder of our bodies’ vulnerability and the significance of caring for ourselves as we become older.

“Doing a movie is like eating five hundred canapes at a cocktail party – you’re never really full. You don’t feel as though you’ve eaten a meal, and yet you can’t eat any more.”

The dedication and passion that go into making a movie, in my opinion, are expressed in this quote. It emphasizes how demanding and all-consuming the task is, as well as how exciting it is to work on a creative team. It serves as a reminder that following our passions and totally devoting ourselves to the profession we love is the only way to find true joy.

“Of course I gamble, to make the games interesting. But five hundred dollars a game, tops. Or sometimes a thousand. No heart attack bets.”

I think this quote is funny because it shows how exciting it is to take chances. It’s a lesson that it’s important to find joy and excitement in life, but that we should also be responsible and think about the results of our actions. It gives a funny look into the mind of someone who likes to try new things but also knows when to stop.