Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Matthew Perry Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I have what I like to call a ‘chinneck.’ My chin just flows rather easily into my neck.
‘Friends’ was a magical thing, and no one’s going to ever have anything like that again.
In high school, my prom date fooled around with another guy – on prom night!
I was a very good tennis player in Ottawa, Canada – nationally ranked when I was, like, 13. Then I moved to Los Angeles when I was 15, and everyone in L.A. just killed me. I was pretty great in Canada. Not so much in Los Angeles.
The thing that I’m most proud of in my life is that if a stranger came up to me and said, ‘I can’t stop drinking. I can’t stop drinking. Can you help me?’ I can say, ‘Yes, I can help you.’
I loved playing Chandler. I grew up playing that part.
I was a guy who wanted to become famous. There was steam coming out of my ears, I wanted to be famous so badly. You want the attention, you want the bucks, and you want the best seat in the restaurant. I didn’t think what the repercussions would be.
I have a well-documented history of trouble with intimacy.
The thing is, if I don’t have sobriety, I don’t have anything.
That’s like the greatest experiences of my life still, ‘Friends,’ so it’s not something I want to get away from, but I do want to try and show something new.
I always have the same thing – which is the fear of not getting a laugh – that I’ve had from the time I was a kid; obsessing over, ‘This joke doesn’t quite work, we’ve got to get this right.’ I was always like that, whether I was a member of a six-person ensemble or whether I’m the center of a show.
In a perfect world, my tennis game gets better. I have kids and a beautiful wife and live on some hill somewhere that’s not in Los Angeles. And the script that Tom Hanks just barely turned down gets in my hands.
Well, I was lucky enough to be involved in about 19 failures at an early age, so I’m realistic about the success I’m having and how quickly it can go away. What’s important is to be smart about it.
I grew up babysitting and always enjoyed it. I love family. A couple of my closest friends have kids, and I’m their godfather, and that’s one of my greatest pleasures in life, just picking them up from school and hanging out with them.
I became a big Kings fan, and then later on my hometown of Ottawa got a team, so then I was very, very torn. I just love both of those teams very much.
I’ve been on a show before where I was on a billboard and then, after like three or four weeks, they took the billboard down and replaced it with nothing. Took my face down and put a white board up.
Vicodin, I got addicted to that little pill. The reason I don’t talk about it too much in the press is because it isn’t funny, and I love to be funny in interviews. If you joke about that period in your life, it doesn’t seem right.
I’d say that on ‘Friends’ my character was the guy bouncing around the room. I’m no longer that guy, necessarily, in my life. I used to be. But I’m not now.
I know Chandler is similar to me. But if you watched my life for a week, there would be many more boring parts.
Like, my house has a nice view, because, you know, I was on ‘Friends.’
I think we need to educate our doctors about addiction.
It’s tough to have a movie-star persona when you’re on a show as successful as ‘Friends.’
There are two ways to go when you hit that crossroads in your life: There is the bad way, when you sort of give up, and then there is the really hard way, when you fight back. I went the hard way and came out of it okay. Now, I’m sitting here and doing great.
I love the idea of ‘the one’ but I actually believe that there isn’t a Miss Right. There are 12,000 Miss Rights out there and it’s all timing.
Women always think that I’m Chandler, so if I don’t joke around for half an hour, they think that something’s wrong. Then I explain that I don’t have comedy writers scripting everything I’m saying at this particular dinner.
To be a comedian, you have to have some darkness behind it. I certainly draw on my past, and it helps.
As an actor, being on autopilot is the worst thing possible.
I certainly like the rumour that I was the father of Elizabeth Hurley’s baby. It made me think I could impregnate women in a different way to everyone else. Elizabeth and I were never alone in a room together, so I must be a very powerful man indeed. Actually, I’m thinking of suing the baby!
If there’s a silence in a room I’ll try to fill it as soon as humanly possible.
I think if you look back at all those great comedies on television in the past, it’s all lovable losers that gathered together – ‘Taxi’ and ‘Cheers,’ ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Friends.’
As for my personal life, I’d love to start a family of my own. I think I’d make a great dad, and I think shortly I would make a great husband.
I learned to fall down early in life – I was, like, six – because I realized it was a way to make girls laugh.
A lot of people think that addiction is a choice. A lot of people think it’s a matter of will. That has not been my experience. I don’t find it to have anything to do with strength.
I’m very similar to Chandler in many ways, although Chandler is funnier than me, and Chandler absolutely hates his job whereas I absolutely love my job.
I am fine with the fact that some of my hair is gray. If it was all gray overnight, that would be a scary thing.
I’m a sensitive guy. If you are a woman and you’re in any kind of emotional duress and you write a song about it, I’ll buy you album.
I certainly wear my heart on my sleeve, and I think that comes out in the characters that I play. There’s a yearning, or something, that comes out of me that people relate to.
When I die, I’d like’ Friends’ to be listed behind ‘helping people.’
My sense of style is an old Polo shirt, jeans and, unfortunately for the longest time, white running shoes, which was not attractive. The one thing I’ve learned about clothes is to ask a girl.
There are two sides to being pigeonholed. There’s, ‘Oh, no, I’m going to be Chandler for the rest of my life,’ but there’s also the fact that getting to play Chandler opened up doors to me. It’s now my job to find things that shake it up a little bit.
I’ve been accused of not really paying attention to a sentence unless my name comes up in it twice.
I have a huge interest in hockey because I grew up in Canada, where it’s kind of the law that you love hockey.
I’ve just found out there are pages on the internet dedicated to whether I’m gay or not.
I got sober because I was worried I was going to die next year.
I went to a high school that didn’t have many people in it. There were, like, 60 people in my senior class. There was a group of cool kids and a group of really dorky kids, and I was probably the coolest of the really dorky kids.
I’ve certainly had a lot of experiences in my life where I was much too self-centered.
I can tell if someone is talking to me because I’m on ‘Friends’ or cause they just think I’m neat. You know I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than five or ten minutes with somebody who was ogling me because they recognized me from the show.
The goal is to have to do the shot again because the camera guy shook a little bit as he was laughing. Without that happening, I’m not happy because there’s nothing better for me than a world that everybody’s just trying to make each other laugh.
I would always be the kid that got in trouble in school, that’s for sure, for joking around.
They say that women like a man who can make them laugh, and I find that if you can make a woman laugh on the first and second dates, then you’re doing well.