Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.

-Michael J Fox
Michael J Fox

Pity is just another form of abuse.

Michael J Fox
I discovered that I was part of a Parkinson's community with similar experiences and similar questions that I'd been dealing with alone.
Michael J Fox

I truly believe that we have infinite levels of power that we don't even know are available to us.

Michael J Fox
He gave life to the breath- oxygen, a simple gas, he transferred into words, ideas, hope.
Michael J Fox

Nobody would choose to have a disease visited upon them. Still, Parkinson's forced me to make a fundamental life decision: adopt a siege mentality - or embark upon a life journey.

Michael J Fox
My notion of spirituality was different than it is now, but even if I'd been the most fundamentalist of believers, I would have assumed that God had better things to do than arbitrarily smite me with shaking palsy.
Michael J Fox

Just as Parkinson's isn't a big topic of conversation in my house, neither is my career.

Michael J Fox
When prescribing one of the drugs I take, my doctor warned me of a common side effect: exaggerated, intensely vivid dreams. To be honest, I've never really noticed the difference. I've always dreamt big.
Michael J Fox

I find as long as I acknowledge the truth of something, then that's it. I know what it is and then I can operate. But if I overestimate the downside of something or the challenge of something and I get too obsessed about the difficulty of it, then I don't leave enough room to be open to the upside, the possibility.

Michael J Fox
Life is the power that's greater than I can ever comprehend. The way life runs through everything, even the tiniest elements of nature - that makes me humble.