40 Christopher Walken Quotes From The Iconic American Actor

Joan Agie
Dec 12, 2023 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Feb 24, 2021
Christopher Walken has appeared in many hit movies.
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Christopher Walken is an American actor born in New York.

He's been in more than a hundred films and has won multiple awards including an Academy Award for his acting. He's best known for his Oscar-winning role in the movie 'The Deer Hunter'.

We've collected the best Christopher Walken quotes from the charming actor in this article. If you want to read more similar quotes, then check out these 'True Romance' quotes and Tom Hanks quotes.

Best Christopher Walken Quotes

Christopher Walken is an Academy Award-winning actor.

Here are the best Christopher Walken quotes from the legendary actor.

1. "And anything I play, my reference is completely from the planet Show Business. I don't know anything about anybody else."

- Christopher Walken.

2. "I put aside an hour every day to go over that monologue again and again for months, and every time I got to the end of it, I would crack up."

- Christopher Walken.

3. "I worked for 15 years as a kind of janitor at the Actors Studio. I would do manual things. I did lots of plays, theater workshops, for nothing."

- Christopher Walken.

4. "I grew up in the ’50s, in New York City, where television was born."

- Christopher Walken.

5. "An actor really is a kind of intermediary between an audience and the piece, whether it's a play or movie."

- Christopher Walken.

6. "Back home, I do the same things every day. Exactly the same. I eat at the same time, I get up at the same time."

- Christopher Walken.

7. "I don't play lovers. I wish I did. At least once I'd like to have a crack at one of those guys. A heartbreaker. Some people are born to it. I'm not."

- Christopher Walken.

8. "Acting has to do with saying it as if you meant it, so for me the words are always very important."

- Christopher Walken.

9. "There's something dangerous about what's funny. Jarring and disconcerting. There is a connection between funny and scary."

- Christopher Walken.

10. "I just do things and hope for the best. Say yes, take a chance, and sometimes it's terrific and sometimes it's not."

- Christopher Walken.

11. "I've done a couple of things on TV, and probably more people saw me than in all the movies I've made."

- Christopher Walken.

12. "If you were born in New York during the golden age of television, and you grew up on Broadway, that marks you."

- Christopher Walken.

13. "When I'm on the road making a movie in another city, on my day off, I always go to the movies. I love going to the movies."

- Christopher Walken.

14. "I've done a lot of things I cringe when I watch and some things I'm proud of... Movies are strange. You have to be a little bit lucky with them."

- Christopher Walken.

15. "I think all men when they get older, they look at the mirror and they probably see their father a little bit."

- Christopher Walken.

16. "As an actor you become that lighting rod between the person who made the play and the audience."

- Christopher Walken.

17. "I guess honesty is what you would call subjective: if you feel good about what you're doing, yourself, if you figure you're doing the right thing."

- Christopher Walken.

Christopher Walken Funny Quotes

Here are some witty Christopher Walken quotes. These Christopher Walken quotes will make you laugh.

18. "I'm better off not socializing. I make a better impression if I'm not around."

- Christopher Walken.

19. "I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell."

- Christopher Walken.

20. "I love spaghetti. And I like to cook spaghetti. And I used to eat it every day. I weighed thirty pounds more than I do now."

- Christopher Walken.

21. "You know, there are guys who play the guy who gets the girl, guys who are the best friend of that guy, there's the funny guy, the villain."

- Christopher Walken.

22. "Somebody said to me that I speak English almost like somebody for whom English is not their first language."

- Christopher Walken.

23. "My favorite characters are the ones that are the most successful movies."

- Christopher Walken.

24. "I play so many villains and strange, troubled people. I don't have that kind of life. I live in the country. I've been married nearly 50 years. I have a cat."

- Christopher Walken.

25. "The last time I did a movie that needed a horse, I said: ‘If it moves, I’m out of here.’ The worst thing is, they know when you’re afraid and act up accordingly. I’ve had them run off on me. Horses I do not like."

- Christopher Walken.

26. "Even in the limo, I buckle my seatbelt. I got that seatbelt on before the car moves."

- Christopher Walken.

27. "I like cats a lot. I've always liked cats. They're great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit."

- Christopher Walken.

28. "My father was a lesson. He had his own bakery, and it was closed one day a week, but he would go anyway."

- Christopher Walken.

29. "I make up different names for my cat all the time: Flapjack, Bowtie, Popcorn. But he's really, 'Hey you, cat.'"

- Christopher Walken.

30. "I don't think I'd be a good director because people would ask me, you know, 'What is it? What's going on here? Where should I put the camera?' Or, 'What's my motivation?' And I would say,'Do whatever you want!'"

- Christopher Walken.

Christopher Walken Movie Quotes

Here are the best Christopher Walken quotes from his movies. If you've seen his movies, these Christopher Walken quotes will take you right back to these epic scenes!

31. "Bless me? Do you know what God did for me? He threw an 18-wheeled truck at me and bounced me into nowhere for five years!"

- Christopher Walken, 'The Dead Zone'.

32. "Your house is burning! There's still time."

- Christopher Walken, 'The Dead Zone'.

33. "Something stinks like stale French fries."

- Christopher Walken, 'Click'.

34. "Let's understand each other. I sang the first hymn when the stars were born."

- Christopher Walken, 'The Prophecy 2'.

35. "You been with a woman, Zophael? It's like dying... you moan, cry out. You get to a spot that has you begging for release. Once, I was an Angel of Death... now, I die every day... when I have the cash."

- Christopher Walken, 'The Prophecy 3'.

36. "If I do something wrong, it's because God didn't give me the grace to do what's right. If this world stinks, it's his fault. I'm only working with what I've been given."

- Christopher Walken, 'The Funeral'.

37. "I thought people like me were the legal process."

- Christopher Walken, 'King of New York'.

38. "Love is a bridge built between two people. We want what exists between them to be real."

- Christopher Walken, 'America's Sweetheart'.

39. "A man can be an artist in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasy's art is death. He's about to paint his masterpiece."

- Christopher Walken, 'Man on Fire'.

40. "That ain't any kind of fun, but what I have to offer you, that's as good as it's gonna get. And it won't ever get that good again."

- Christopher Walken, 'True Romance'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Christopher Walken quotes then why not take a look at Robin Williams quotes, or Leonardo DiCaprio quotes.

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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