As for my own truncated secondary education, my head was in the clouds as my mom would say, or if you asked my father, up my ass.
I take the medication for myself so I can transact, not for anyone else. But I am aware that it is empowering for people to see what I do and, for the most part, people in the Parkinson's community are just really happy that Parkinson's is getting mentioned, and not in a pitying way.
I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked.
Pity is a benign form of abuse. Michael J. Fo
If you asked my kids to describe me, they'd go through a whole list of words before even thinking about Parkinson's. And honestly, I don't think about it that much either. I talk about it because it's there, but it's not my totality.
I think there's a God and I know it's not me. I don't have a set of tenets, but I live an ethical life.
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
My wife is Jewish, and therefore, it's my children's birthright to be Jewish. Michael J. Fo
By 21, I was earning six figures a week. By 23, I had a Ferrari. It was nuts.
What other people think about me is not my business.
In terms of what happened over that hiatus that I took, I just rested. I spent that time with my family, during their really formative years, and enjoyed that, and I messed with pills and new medications that help me to deal with dyskinesia and some other things I was struggling with, that I don't h
If Spirituality is that you're humble in the face of forces greater than you and you believe those forces are more inclined toward being good than being bad, then I'm a spiritual person.
There are things I've always wanted to do. Things I may not be able to do, but I never really ruled them out - like running a marathon. It's all a matter of timing for me. I suppose I could probably do it if I planned it out right with medication. I don't set a whole lot of goals. It smacks a little
The only thing worse than an opportunity you don't deserve is blowing an opportunity.
If you fixate on the worst-case scenario and it actually happens, youâ€™ve lived it twice.
I don't subscribe to any particular doctrine or ideology. I just think that there's kind of a good and bad, the good being life in its purest, happiest form, and the other being the darker side of existence.
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.
I wouldn't have wanted to miss the opportunity to make those three films that didn't do well. They were really important to me, and the things I learned doing them were important to me.
When I was 20, I would have taken a bullet in the head to never have to be 35.
When you're a short actor you stand on apple boxes, you walk on a ramp. When you're a short star everybody else walks in a ditch.
I think there's a god and I know it's not me.
The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are.
I guess you guys aren't ready for this yet, but your kids are going to love it.
After a year or so I really thought I was Howard Hughes. Here I was at eighteen years old, getting all these checks.
The laughs mean more to me than the adoration. If two girls walk up to me and one says 'you're cute', I'll say thank you, but I appreciate it much more when the other one says 'you make me laugh so much'.
If I were overweight because I ate too much, I would have far more of a complex. I would know if I just stopped eating and showed a little discipline I would be thin. But there's not a hell of a lot I can do about being short. You just gotta run with it.
I might have skipped class, but I didn't miss any lessons.
I don't want people to kick my ass, I just want to get to a point where they can't kick it.
Tracy is more a help to me than I am to her. Michael J.
I have now is whenever my kids say, "Can you look at this?" or "Can I ask you something?" or "Can you come here for a minute?" no matter what I am doing, I say yes instead of saying, "Just a sec." They never abuse the privilege, and I never once regretted it. What they took me away to do was never l