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.— Matthew Perry
The most delicious Matthew Perry quotes you will be delighted to read
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 have insanely dorky taste. Basically, if you're a woman, and you're under any kind of emotional duress, and you sing a song, I will listen to it forever. It's odd being a 37-year-old heterosexual male who owns nothing but Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. But I'll go against that at first and play something boring like James Taylor.
When I was younger, I used humour as a tool to avoid getting too serious with people - if there was deep emotional stuff going on, then I would crack a joke to defuse the situation.
I have a dark side; it's been pretty well documented. It wouldn't be bad to show that in some light in my work...It's something I no longer fear doing and am actually excited about doing.
I'm glad that life isn't like a Christmas song, because if my friends and I were building a snowman and it suddenly came alive when we put a hat on it, I'd probably freak and stab it to death with an icicle.
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.
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.
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.
I would like you all to give me a round of applause as I have not crashed my car in over 15 months.
I've just found out there are pages on the internet dedicated to whether I'm gay or not.
I used to be a real prince charming if I went on a date with a girl.
But then I'd get to where I was likely to have a stroke from the stress of keeping up my act. I've since learned the key to a good date is to pay attention on her.
Ninety percent of video game AI really is pretty damn bad.
I think that's actually why it's so much fun to shoot things. Because the AI is so bad and the characters are so annoying.
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.
My favorite six words in recovery are: trust God, clean house, and help others.
The key to sitcom success is miserable people.
If you see a happy couple, it's just gone, like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers.
My feeling on therapy is it's a luxury, and if you're fortunate enough to get some smart people to talk to about life, then that's fortunate and you should go for it.
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.'
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.
If I hadn't had the experience of being famous, I would have searched for it my whole life. I would have just gone on and on trying to find it.
I learned a valuable lesson doing 'Mr.
Sunshine,' which is that I didn't want to be in charge because it's too much. Being in charge and acting in every scene was just too difficult. It's like eating dinner in a moving golf cart every night.
I was like: I'm going to ask her [Julia Roberts] out but I'm going to be very nervous about it. Then she said yes, I got even more nervous.
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 never really thought of myself as a physical comedian.
But when I was a kid, I used to, you know, pretend to trip over things to make girls laugh in school and stuff like that. So I kind of learned how to fall without hurting yourself.
That she's the worst driver in the history of drivers.
If I know she's going somewhere, I stay home. When asked what time has taught him about Jennifer Aniston
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.
I play a guy who is 40. And I am a very good actor, because I'm 41.
In television or a movie I bring my own ego and consequently can mess up.
In the theatre I learnt very quickly to shut up and listen. Now I am able to get out of my own way.
I used to spend a lot of time just thinking about myself, thinking that the party started when I showed up.
If there's a silence in a room I'll try to fill it as soon as humanly possible.
So I'm reading a book on my new iPad, but can't the iPad read it for me? Do I have to do everything?
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.
To me, writing is remembering something funny that happened, or maybe something I said seven years ago.
When people try to take [smoking] away from me I say, 'hey, I stopped everything else.' But, I have to battle that one, too.
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 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 have what I like to call a 'chinneck.' My chin just flows rather easily into my neck.
I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery. Please enjoy making fun of me on the world wide web.
After I got my first laugh on stage, I was hooked.
The funniest thing is when somebody says "Look I've no idea who you are but my friend said you are on a show and I just wanted to introduce myself" you know that they are lying! Those people can just get out of my way.
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.
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.
Nine times out of 10, women don't want to fix a problem, they just want to be understood. I'll never get that.
I have never really lived with anyone in my adult years.
I just read my sports ticker. And 50 Shades of Grey.
I've been accused of not really paying attention to a sentence unless my name comes up in it twice.
I'm very, very jealous of guys who just go and decide to party and then can work the next day.
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.
Chandler's the guy everybody thinks will do well with women, but he thinks too much and says the wrong thing.
I used to believe in a "Ms. Right", but now i know there is like 4 million "Ms. Rights" and it is just a matter of which one you meet first.
I would always be the kid that got in trouble in school, that's for sure, for joking around.