There's a connection that's hard to explain. It's the feeling I get when I see someone shuffle up to meet me, or say something, and I can instantly tell by the cant of their head or by the movement of their arms -- and these are people who aren't even full-blown symptomatic -- that they're one of us
Life delivered me a catastrophe, but I found a richness of soul.
Family is not an important thing. It's everything. Michael J. Fo
I didn't want o do metal work and get my hands all nicked up and be around guys. So I took drama because there were a lot of girls.
Everybody in the world knew I was before I knew who I was.
I definitely believe in a higher power. Michael J. Fo
I was eccentric, even as a kid. I was an early reader, an early talker. I was very curious in a way that maybe the other kids weren't. I was a little more outgoing.
I'm a dad, I'm a husband, I'm an activist, I'm a writer and I'm just a student of the world.
[Constant curiousity leads to happiness:] I wake up curious every day and every day I'm surprised by something. And if I can just recognize that surprise every day and say, 'Oh, that's a new thing, that's a new gift that I got today that I didn't even know about yesterday,' it keeps me going. It kee
When I was 20, I would have taken a bullet in the head to never have to be 35.
It's a disease that makes you uncomfortable, so, all things considered, that's not too bad. It's still a gift in that it makes one alive. To see what I've lost makes me see what I've gained and what I have.
This isn't some strange kind of exotic thing that's difficult to understand where we have no markers in terms of where to go.
I didn't just want to be a poster boy and sign on to publicize somebody else's method of operations. If I was going to put myself out there, I wanted to make sure that it was to an end. So I got involved with this congressional hearing about Parkinson's being underfunded.
Whatever the situation, just take it for what it is. You don't have to make it worse or better than it is. It just is what it is. Always deal with the honesty, the truth of what something is, and then you've got all kinds of choices.
One of the great things about Parkinson's, in a superficial way, is it relieved me of vanity. I don't worry about what I look like, because it's literally out of my hands. But on a deeper level, it gives you a real humility, because you have to deal every day with the fact that you compromise.
By 21, I was earning six figures a week. By 23, I had a Ferrari. It was nuts.
There are places not only with adult themes or a range of things like that -- I mean, put that aside for a second -- but just things where you go, 'Can you do that on TV?'
I'm also very proud to be a part of a trilogy of films ["Back to the Future"] that, if they do nothing else, allow people to check their problems at the door, sit down and have a good time.
You've probably read in People that I'm a nice guy - but when the doctor first told me I had Parkinson's, I wanted to kill him.
I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor. Michael J.
Disease is a non-partisan problems that requires a non-partisan solution.
Itâ€™s all about control. Control is illusory. No matter what university you go to, no matter what degree you hold, if your goal is to become master of your own destiny, you have more to learn. Parkinsonâ€™s is a perfect metaphor for lack of control. Every unwanted movement in my hand or arm, every
Pay attention to what's happening around you. Read the book before you see the movie. Remember, though you, alone, are responsible for your own happiness, its still okay to feel responsible for someone else's. Live and to learn.
But the key to our marriage is the capacity to give each other a break. And to realize that it's not how our similarities work together; it's how our differences work together.
I really love being alive. I love my family and my work. I love the opportunity I have to do things. That's what happiness is.
Happiness is a decision.
I don't keep up with it all. But Taylor Swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with, right? What a way to build a career.
But there was never any confusion about our roles off-camera -- Meredith (Baxter) and I were never parental surrogates.
The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are. Michael J. Fo
The way life runs through everything, even the tiniest elements of nature - that makes me humble. It's the same humility that causes people at a certain time every day to get on their knees and put their foreheads on the ground in honor of something or someone.