There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
I can get sad, I can get frustrated, I can get scared, but I never get depressed - because there's joy in my life.
My tattoo is that I don't have a tattoo.
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
Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or perhaps caricatures - of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.
A creative mess is better than idle tidiness.
You suffer the blow, but you capitalize on the opportunity left in its wake.
This is heavy, Doc.
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.
The oldest form of theater is the dinner table.
People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand.
Everything is cause and effect. If you don't move, nothing will move with you, and nothing will move toward you.
Everybody in the world knew who I was before I knew who I was.
I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor. Michael J.
He gave life to the breath- oxygen, a simple gas, he transferred into words, ideas, hope.
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
Life delivered me a catastrophe, but I found a richness of soul. Michael J.
The way I look at life, and the way I look at the reality of Parkinson's, is that sometimes it's frustrating and sometimes it's funny. I need to look at it that way, and I think other people will look at it that way.
If you fixate on the worst-case scenario and it actually happens, youâ€™ve lived it twice.
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.
We want to create more momentum
My age makes me think how valuable life is. How bad is something like Parkinson's in relation to not having life at all?
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 m
I see possibilities in everything. For everything that's taken away, something of greater value has been given.
I don't look at life as a battle or as a fight. I don't think I'm scrappy. I'm accepting.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it saved my ass.
The oldest form of theater is the dinner table. It's got five or six people, new show every night, same players. Good ensemble; the people have worked together a lot.
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.
I worked very hard on those movies but there was some creative connection that wasn't being made.
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.