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" 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. "
" After a year or so I really thought I was Howard Hughes. Here I was at eighteen years old, getting all these checks. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" By 21, I was earning six figures a week. By 23, I had a Ferrari. It was nuts. "
" By the time I entered high school, I had forsaken academics altogether in favor of my burgeoning acting career. "
" Certainly people have a lot tougher situations than I've had to deal with. But I will say we are all dying from the moment we are born. This is not just rehearsal. "
" Discipline is just doing the same thing the right way whether anyone's watching or not. "
" Everybody in the world knew who I was before I knew who I was. "
" Family is not an important thing. It's everything. "
" Humility is always a good thing. It's always a good thing to be humbled by circumstances so you can then come from a sincere place to try to deal with them. "
" I always felt that I came up short in the education department, but I've come to the conclusion that we all get an education. "
" I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business. "
" 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. "
" I can't always control my body the way I want to, and I can't control when I feel good or when I don't. I can control how clear my mind is. And I can control how willing I am to step up if somebody needs me. "
" I can't be smug, because I know that you can lose anything at any point. And I can't be angry, because I haven't lost it. "
" I definitely believe in a higher power. "
" I didn't just want to be a poster boy and sign on to publicize somebody else's method of operations. If I was going to put myself out there, I wanted to make sure that it was to an end. So I got involved with this congressional hearing about Parkinson's being underfunded. "
" 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. "
" I discovered that I was part of a Parkinson's community with similar experiences and similar questions that I'd been dealing with alone. "
" I don't have any affirmations, I don't have any of that stuff. My natural state is to look at things as possibilities and as opportunities. "
" 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. "
" I don't look at life as a battle or as a fight. I don't think I'm scrappy. I'm accepting. "
" I don't look at myself as a leader. I do look at myself as part of a community. "
" 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. "
" I don't subscribe to any particular doctrine or ideology. I just think that there's kind of a good and bad, the good being life in its purest, happiest form, and the other being the darker side of existence. "
" If I don't get food in my mouth, I'm still happy. If my pants are round my ankles, as long as I don't get arrested for indecent exposure, I'm happy. I'm worried about keeping my hair, not how it's combed. "
" I find as long as I acknowledge the truth of something, then that's it. I know what it is and then I can operate. But if I overestimate the downside of something or the challenge of something and I get too obsessed about the difficulty of it, then I don't leave enough room to be open to the upside, the possibility. "
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