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.
Pain is temporary, film is forever.
The purpose that you wish to find in life, like a cure you seek, is not going to fall from the sky. ...I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it's not just divinely assigned.
The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am.
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.
This is heavy, Doc.
I think we all get our own bag of hammers. We all get our own Parkinson's. We all have our own thing. I think that we'll look at it through the filter of that experience, and we'll say, "Yeah, I need to laugh at my stuff, too."
What other people think about me is not my business.
I see possibilities in everything. For everything that's taken away, something of greater value has been given.
Tracy is more a help to me than I am to her. Michael J.
George Bush says we can wait. I say lives are at stake, and it's time for leadership. That's why I support John Kerry for president.
Don't spend a lot of time imagining the worst-case scenario. It rarely goes down as you imagine it will, and if by some fluke it does, you will have lived it twice.
Ironic that in order to do my life's work, I had to quit my day job.
I often say now I don't have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson's, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.
I don't have a set of tenets, but I live an ethical life. I practice a humility that presupposes there's a power greater than myself. And I always believe, don't inflict harm where it's not necessary.
If I don't get food in my mouth, I'm still happy. If my pants are round my ankles, as long as I don't get arrested for indecent exposure, I'm happy. I'm worried about keeping my hair, not how it's combed.
In my 50s I'll be dancing at my children's weddings. Michael J.
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.
The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are.
I'm also very proud to be a part of a trilogy of films that, if they do nothing else, allow people to check their problems at the door, sit down and have a good time.
Life is good, and there's no reason to think it won't be--right up until the moment when everything explodes into a fireball of tiny, unrecognizable fragments, or it all goes skidding sideways, through the guardrail, over the embankment, and down the mountain. This will happen (and probably more tha
After a year or so I really thought I was Howard Hughes. Here I was at eighteen years old, getting all these checks.
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. Michael J. Fo
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.
The only thing worse than an opportunity you don't deserve is blowing an opportunity.
My wife is Jewish, and therefore, it's my children's birthright to be Jewish. Michael J. Fo
No matter how much money you have, you can lose it.
I discovered that I was part of a Parkinson's community with similar experiences and similar questions that I'd been dealing with alone.
If one of my kids reads a book for school and I can have a conversation with her about the book and I sense that she gets what the book is about, then it doesn't really matter to me if she gets an A on the paper.
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.