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All Quotes by author - Teri Garr
" '30 Rock' is one of the best things on TV, I think. "
" A chiropractor wishes he were a doctor, just like those people outside Spago wish they were actors. "
" Any movie I've ever made, the minute you walk on the set they tell you who's the person to buy it from. "
" Being a successful Hollywood actress may be challenging, but little did I know that the very body that had always been my calling card would betray me. "
" Being sensitive to the problem of women is just another symptom of the quality of movies: I don't think you can do anything that's very sensitive. Everything's sort of broad strokes and big gestures - adventure things that boys, guys want to see. "
" Directors would tell me, 'We want you to play a character a little less complex than you are.' Yeah, sure. What they mean is, 'You're playing a dummy.' "
" Elvis used to have parties at his house - and I've told this story a million times - but they weren't really parties, because there was no chips or dip. Just Elvis and his boys watching TV, and him making funny comments, and everybody laughing at them. Is that a party? Not really. But that's Hollywood. "
" Everyone I tell that I had an aneurysm always says, 'Oh, my cousin died from that.' Well, I didn't, so I'm amazed. I was in a wheelchair, and I had to go to rehab. And now I'm walking! "
" God is in all - I believe in God, yes. And I believe God is in us. "
" Going to dancing school, or being in a play, is a very familial feeling. You're around friends. "
" Having to manage fatigue is something I and many people with MS have to deal with, and heat is no friend to my MS, either; it can be devastating. "
" How come women are treated differently from men all the time? Not only handicapped people, but women - and handicapped women, forget it! "
" I always say don't be scared. It's not that bad - there's always something worse - and there is definitely life after multiple sclerosis. "
" I danced in a company of 'West Side Story' when I was very young. It was most of the original cast - Larry Kert, Chita Rivera - and Jerry Robbins directed. It was tough, a wonderful initiation for me. "
" I did a string of about six or seven Elvis movies, all in a row. He made all of those movies in two years' time. All of them bad. Don't quote me. "
" I didn't tell people because I didn't want pity, and I was afraid I wouldn't get work. But others with MS need to know they are not alone. We don't have to be victims. "
" I'd like to play something classical. I'm in the Strindberg society, and we do readings of Strindberg plays. I'd love to do Nora in 'A Doll's House.' And Chekhov. I have been working back to back on what I call 'regular jobs,' so it's hard to do plays. "
" I don't consider that I have to judge any of the movies I make all the time, but people are always asking me, 'What's your favorite movie?' And I never know what to say. "
" I don't let Molly watch much television. The only stations I let her watch are PBS and the Disney Channel. The cartoons on the other stations are too violent and filled with obnoxious commercials. "
" I don't want to sound hoity-toity, but people told me I should watch 'Cheers' because it's very funny. So I watched it, and I just went, 'This is the great show of the universe?' To me, acting is making characters believable, not just doing jokes. "
" I do Pilates a lot. I don't do a lot of cardiovascular stuff. "
" I feel ashamed of how many houses I've actually crept inside of when they were up for sale. I'm not a snoop, but I love looking and imagining. "
" I feel very badly about anybody that's sick and in a wheelchair or not doing well. But you know, you have to go, 'Life is a poker game, and we're going to play our cards somehow.' "
Life Is A
" If I counted them all up, I was a dancer in sixty movies! "
" If there's ever a woman who's smart, funny, or witty, people are afraid of that, so they don't write that. They only write parts for women where they let everything be steamrolled over them, where they let people wipe their feet all over them. "
" If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor. "
" If you get somebody laughing - and then stick in a point about something important - they'll remember it. "
" If you get your foot in the door doing one kind of part, that's the kind of role they call you for. I can't say I resent it - then I would resent my whole career. "
" I get this thing every once in a while that I call 'ESS:' emergency sleep situation. I'll get like lead, really fatigued, and I can't move. "
" I go to my physical therapist to keep fighting it and one of them told me if you don't use it, you lose it, but I know we're on television so I won't say what I would often say. "
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