My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

-Michael J Fox
Michael J Fox

Pity is a benign form of abuse.

Michael J Fox
Humility is always a good thing. It's always a good thing to be humbled by circumstances so you can then come from a sincere place to try to deal with them.
Michael J Fox

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 have as much now because of medication to counter the side effects. So, it just seemed like the right time to do it.

Michael J Fox
That's the way I look at things - if you focus on the worst case scenario and it happens, you've lived it twice. It sounds like Pollyanna-ish tripe but I'm telling you - it works for me.
Michael J Fox

I think there's a god and I know it's not me.

Michael J Fox
To be brutally honest, for much of that time, I was the only person in the world with Parkinson's. Of course, I mean that in the abstract. I had become acutely aware of people around me who appears to have the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, but as long as they didn't identify with me, I was in no rush to identify with them. My situation allowed, if not complete denial, at least a thick padding of insulation.
Michael J Fox

Vanity's really overrated. When I was 20, teenage girls had my picture on the wall... I don't need to be pretty anymore. I just am who I am.

Michael J Fox
When I was 20, I would have taken a bullet in the head to never have to be 35.
Michael J Fox

Everybody in the world knew I was before I knew who I was.

Michael J Fox
They did something once that slurred my speech, and I thought, "Oh, man, you're messing with my brain. It's freaking me out."