Michael J Fox Quotes & Wallpapers

Michael J Fox
Total Quotes: 205

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 bit of will to me, and I find that will is not the way to go for me. Michael J Fox

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

Chris[topher] Reeve wisely parsed the difference between optimism and hope. Unlike optimism, he said, 'Hope is the product of knowledge and the projection of where the knowledge can take us. Michael J Fox

Our challenges don't define us, our actions do. Michael J Fox

I still play hockey every now and then, and I still golf. But my biggest exercise is walking my big dog in the park every day. Michael J Fox

When I was younger, I was always described as happy-go-lucky. Michael J Fox

Pity is a benign form of abuse. Michael J Fox

I can get sad, I can get frustrated, I can get scared, but I never get depressed - because there's joy in my life. Michael J Fox

I might have skipped class, but I didn't miss any lessons. Michael J Fox

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. Michael J Fox

The first part of my life was to be an actor and maybe have some success at that. Then [it was time] to find somebody to be in a relationship with and have a life that way. Because of Parkinson's, I had to change: How can I be of service here? Is there something unique to my situation that I can use to help people? I did not have the wherewithal to invent that. It just happened in front of me and had me join in. Michael J Fox

Family is not an important thing, it's everything. Michael J Fox

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business. 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

Life is what you put into it and how much you take out of it. You put in more than is expected, and you take out less than you want. Michael J Fox

I'm going to marry a Jewish woman because I like the idea of getting up Sunday morning and going to the deli. Michael J Fox

But the key to our marriage is the capacity to give each other a break. And to realize that it's not how our similarities work together; it's how our differences work together. Michael J Fox

When you're a short actor you stand on apple boxes, you walk on a ramp. When you're a short star everybody else walks in a ditch. Michael J Fox

If I were overweight because I ate too much, I would have far more of a complex. I would know if I just stopped eating and showed a little discipline I would be thin. But there's not a hell of a lot I can do about being short. You just gotta run with it. Michael J Fox

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. Michael J Fox

Always be available to your kids. Because if you say, 'Give me five minutes, give me ten minutes,' it'll be 15, it'll be 20. And then when you get there, the shine will have worn off whatever it is they wanted to share with you. Michael J Fox

I love the irony. I'm perceived as being really young and yet I have the clinical condition of an old man. Michael J Fox

So what I say about Tracy is this: Tracy's big challenge is not having a Parkinson's patient for a husband. It's having me for a husband. I happen to be a Parkinson's patient. 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

You suffer the blow, but you capitalize on the opportunity left in its wake. Michael J Fox

There's a rule in acting called, 'Don't play the result.' If you have a character who's going to end up in a certain place, don't play that until you get there. Play each scene and each beat as it comes. And that's what you do in life: You don't play the result. Michael J Fox

Lance Armstrong showed up, and I started talking to him; I saw all these people with cancer who followed him to Paris for the Tour de France, and I saw the difference he was making in their lives. That put it together for me...having it be not so much about me, but [my being] a vehicle for it. 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 secret to a good marriage, as far as I am concerned, is a joke I make: Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty. Michael J Fox

I have now is whenever my kids say, "Can you look at this?" or "Can I ask you something?" or "Can you come here for a minute?" no matter what I am doing, I say yes instead of saying, "Just a sec." They never abuse the privilege, and I never once regretted it. What they took me away to do was never less important than what I was doing already. Michael J Fox

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." Michael J Fox

I don't feel a yearning or a sense of missed opportunities. I don't have many regrets. So that's a nice feeling. To have no regrets and still have enough sense of adventure to take on risk. Michael J Fox

The story is a testament to the consolations that get me through and give meaning to every area of my life Michael J Fox

If Spirituality is that you're humble in the face of forces greater than you and you believe those forces are more inclined toward being good than being bad, then I'm a spiritual person. Michael J Fox

If you fixate on the worst-case scenario and it actually happens, you"ve lived it twice. Michael J Fox

Disease is a non-partisan problems that requires a non-partisan solution. Michael J Fox

Do the right thing, and then do the next right thing, and that will lead you to the next right thing after that. Michael J Fox

There's a connection that's hard to explain. It's the feeling I get when I see someone shuffle up to meet me, or say something, and I can instantly tell by the cant of their head or by the movement of their arms - and these are people who aren't even full-blown symptomatic - that they're one of us. And the look they give me, it's not just gratitude - I don't care about the gratitude - but solidarity. And shared optimism. And a resiliency that just makes me think we're doing the right thing, and that this truly is a community. Michael J Fox

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. Michael J Fox

Teenagers blithely skip off to uncertain futures, while their parents sit weeping curbside in the Volvo, because the adolescent brain isn't yet formed enough to recognize and evaluate risk. Michael J Fox

The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am. Michael J Fox

Look at the choices you have, not the choices that have been taken away from you. In them, there are whole worlds of strength and new ways to look at things. Michael J Fox

The thing that brings people to wail at a wall, or face Mecca, or to go to church, is a search for that feeling of purity. Michael J Fox

I don't look at myself as a leader. I do look at myself as part of a community. Michael J Fox

In my 50s I'll be dancing at my children's weddings. Michael J Fox

Everybody in the world knew who I was before I knew who I was. Michael J Fox

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. Michael J Fox

I've learned some exciting things - mostly, that people really want to help each other; and that, if you can lay out a vision for them - and that vision is sincere and genuine - they'll get interested. Michael J Fox

I have so many things that I say to my kids, I just drive them crazy. Michael J Fox

My wife is Jewish, and therefore, it's my children's birthright to be Jewish. Michael J Fox

I'm not a shill for the Democratic Party. Michael J Fox

So I never spend a lot of time analyzing why people respond to my work. But I think that it's just the joy, a passion for life, that I think has always been in my characters. Beyond that, I'm just grateful for it. 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

Optimism is a cure for many things. Michael J Fox

When life takes away, something of greater value is always given in return. 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

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

I happen to be a Parkinson's patient. I'm not fearful of my condition or my future - but if someone is looking in my eyes for fear, then they see their own fear reflected back at them. Michael J Fox

The biggest gift on Father's Day is if I can be with all my kids. Michael J Fox

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. Michael J Fox

I owned a Ferrari, a Range Rover, a Mercedes 560SL convertible, a Jeep Cherokee and a Nissan 300ZX. I can't remember the intricate decision tree I had to climb in order to determine which one to drive to work on any given day - it probably had something to do with the weather, or which car had more gas in the tank, or upholstery that best matched whatever shirt I happened to throw on that morning. Michael J Fox

My tattoo is that I don't have a tattoo. 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

[Constant curiousity leads to happiness:] I wake up curious every day and every day I'm surprised by something. And if I can just recognize that surprise every day and say, 'Oh, that's a new thing, that's a new gift that I got today that I didn't even know about yesterday,' it keeps me going. It keeps me more than going. It keeps me enthusiastic and grateful! Michael J Fox

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. Michael J Fox

My experience is to deal with things through humor. Michael J Fox

As with any turning point or instance when a new road is chosen and an old one forsaken, there are consequences. Michael J Fox

There's a rule in acting called, Don't play the result. If you have a character who's going to end up in a certain place, don't play that until you get there. Play each scene and each beat as it comes. And that's what you do in life: You don't play the result. Michael J Fox

I'm also very proud to be a part of a trilogy of films [Back to the Future] 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

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. Michael J Fox

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