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Michael J Fox
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Our challenges don't define us, our actions do. Michael J Fox
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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
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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
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When I was younger, I was always described as happy-go-lucky. Michael J Fox
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Pity is a benign form of abuse. Michael J Fox
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My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. Michael J Fox
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I might have skipped class, but I didn't miss any lessons. Michael J Fox
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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
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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
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Family is not an important thing, it's everything. Michael J Fox
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I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business. Michael J Fox
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I don't look at myself as a leader. I do look at myself as part of a community. Michael J Fox
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In my 50s I'll be dancing at my children's weddings. Michael J Fox
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Everybody in the world knew who I was before I knew who I was. Michael J Fox
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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
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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
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I have so many things that I say to my kids, I just drive them crazy. Michael J Fox
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My wife is Jewish, and therefore, it's my children's birthright to be Jewish. Michael J Fox
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I'm not a shill for the Democratic Party. Michael J Fox
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am. Michael J Fox
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Optimism is a cure for many things. Michael J Fox
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You suffer the blow, but you capitalize on the opportunity left in its wake. Michael J Fox
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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
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Disease is a non-partisan problems that requires a non-partisan solution. Michael J Fox
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If you fixate on the worst-case scenario and it actually happens, you"ve lived it twice. Michael J Fox
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The story is a testament to the consolations that get me through and give meaning to every area of my life Michael J Fox
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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
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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
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As with any turning point or instance when a new road is chosen and an old one forsaken, there are consequences. Michael J Fox
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My tattoo is that I don't have a tattoo. Michael J Fox
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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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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
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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
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You've probably read in People that I'm a nice guy - but when the doctor first told me I had Parkinson's, I wanted to kill him. Michael J Fox
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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. Michael J Fox
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I've never gotten up to see something one of my kids wanted to show me and not been rewarded. Michael J Fox
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Life delivered me a catastrophe, but I found a richness of soul. Michael J Fox
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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
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I really love being alive. I love my family and my work. I love the opportunity I have to do things. That's what happiness is. Michael J Fox
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Vanity's really overrated. When I was 20, teenage girls had my picture on the wall... I don't need to be pretty anymore. I just am who I am. Michael J Fox
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I discovered that I was part of a Parkinson's community with similar experiences and similar questions that I'd been dealing with alone. Michael J Fox
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What other people think about me is not my business. Michael J Fox
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Just as Parkinson's isn't a big topic of conversation in my house, neither is my career. Michael J Fox
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