One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.

-Michael J Fox
Michael J Fox

I remember my son wanted to go to bed with his cowboy boots on, and we had this fight for like an hour. Then I realized that the only good reason I had for him not to do it is because I didn't want him to. There was really no other reason. And finally I said, "OK, fine." It was a great victory for me, because I realized it doesn't really matter.

Michael J Fox
As a kid, I was into music, played guitar in a band. Then I started acting in plays in junior high school and just got lost in the puzzle of acting, the magic of it. I think it was an escape for me.
Michael J Fox

Since I'm not sure of the address to which to send my gratitude, I put it out there in everything I do.

Michael J Fox
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.
Michael J Fox

Almost instantly [after my announcement of Parkinson's], I saw the first couple of days the coverage was about, you know, "Fox's Parkinson's, blah, blah, blah." Then, two days after that, I saw the coverage turn. It started to become, "Can young people get Parkinson's?" All of a sudden, the conversation turned to become about that. And that was one of the first eye-opening things.

Michael J Fox
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'.
Michael J Fox

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.

Michael J Fox
What other people think about me is not my business.
Michael J Fox

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.

Michael J Fox
But there was never any confusion about our roles off-camera -- Meredith (Baxter) and I were never parental surrogates.