I'm going to marry a Jewish woman because I like the idea of getting up Sunday morning and going to the deli.
I see possibilities in everything. For everything that's taken away, something of greater value has been given.
As much as Parkinson's is about movement, the end stage is being frozen. So the more I let that happen, the more I'm gonna be stuck within that and unable to reverse it.
I truly believe that we have infinite levels of power that we don't even know are available to us.
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.
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.
Listening to people espouse beliefs different from mine is informative, not threatening, because the only thing that can alter my worldview is a new and undeniable truth, and contrary to what Jack Nicholson says in 'A Few Good Men', "I CAN handle the truth.
You suffer the blow, but you capitalize on the opportunity left in its wake.
I discovered that I was part of a Parkinson's community with similar experiences and similar questions that I'd been dealing with alone.
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.
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'.
Do the right thing, and then do the next right thing, and that will lead you to the next right thing after that.
I have no argument with those who see in organized religion a template or an imperative to live life according to a prescribed set of beliefs. Just give others the room, within the laws of civil society, to believe or not believe whatever they like.
Pay attention to what's happening around you. Read the book before you see the movie. Remember, though you, alone, are responsible for your own happiness, its still okay to feel responsible for someone else's. Live and to learn.
There's an idea I came across a few years ago that I love: My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance and in inverse proportion to my expectations. That's the key for me. If I can accept the truth of 'This is what I'm facing - not what can I expect but what I am experiencing now' - the
Disease is a non-partisan problems that requires a non-partisan solution.
Pain is temporary, film is forever. Michael J.
Pity is a benign form of abuse.
By 21, I was earning six figures a week. By 23, I had a Ferrari. It was nuts. Michael J. Fo
Pity is a benign form of abuse. Michael J. Fo
I have so many things that I say to my kids, I just drive them crazy.
I got sick of turning on the TV and seeing my face.
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 least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it saved my ass.
This does not mean I am retiring from acting, producing or directing, only that I want to relieve the strain of producing and performing a weekly network series.
There are places not only with adult themes or a range of things like that -- I mean, put that aside for a second -- but just things where you go, 'Can you do that on TV?'
When life takes away, something of greater value is always given in return.
I have no choice about whether or not I have Parkinson's. I have nothing but choices about how I react to it. In those choices, there's freedom to do a lot of things in areas that I wouldn't have otherwise found myself in.
I believe that the majority of times the scale tilts toward the good. It's this amazing thing that rolls on and if we get in the flow of it, that's God. And if we fight it, if we swim the other way, we're swimming away from the purest expression of this life.