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" A chiropractor wishes he were a doctor, just like those people outside Spago wish they were actors. "
" When you hear the word 'disabled,' people immediately think about people who can't walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can't find joy in life and are bitter. "
" 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. "
" Take a step back, evaluate what is important, and enjoy life. "
" When one woman found out I had multiple sclerosis, she said to me, 'My heart bleeds for you.' I said to her, 'Well, my heart bleeds for you, because you're an idiot.' "
" I loved the stories my parents and grandparents would read to me. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I'm really grateful for my dancers' discipline. "
" My daughter couldn't wake me up, so they called 911. They rushed me to the hospital. They drilled a hole in my head and wrapped a coil around my brain. I was unconscious for a week, and I was in rehab for two months - couldn't walk, couldn't talk. Now I've relearned everything. I'm so happy. "
" You have to lift your head up out of the mud and just do it. "
Just Do It
" I may not be able to run around the block anymore, but I love my life. "
" Any movie I've ever made, the minute you walk on the set they tell you who's the person to buy it from. "
" What's worse in Hollywood, being handicapped or being a woman over 50? "
" The whole MS stuff put the kibosh on my career. And I sort of let it go. I even have a friend who went to CBS and said, 'I want Teri Garr to be in this series,' and the head of the network said, 'Oh no, she's got MS.' "
" I remember some stories had a very big impact on me, like 'The Little Train That Could,' which is about the importance of not giving up, and 'Little Toot,' about a playful tugboat in the New York harbor. "
" 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. "
" In addition to having a good partnership with a good doctor, you have to do some of the work yourself. Go online, read about it, and find out what you can tolerate. "
" I had to learn to walk again, talk again, think again. "
" I'm always like this with a new movie role. I always get super-defensive and make noises like a rooster, Maybe that's because I spent so much time as a chorus girl. "
" What's happening to me is I'm still happy and functioning, being able to listen to music, see good movies, read good books. What else is there that I can't, you know, I mean, I'm OK. "
" They drilled a hole in my head and wrapped a coil around my brain so it wouldn't bleed anymore. "
" 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. "
" My mother was a Rockette at Radio City. "
" I had been nominated for an Academy Award for my performance as Sandy Lester, Dustin Hoffman's neurotic, struggling actress girlfriend, in 'Tootsie.' Under Sydney Pollack's direction, 'Tootsie' had been a runaway hit starring Dustin as an unemployed actor who pretends to be a woman in order to land a role in a soap opera. "
" What is the difference between an actress over 50 and an actress with a disability? Nothing. They both can't find work. "
" I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking. "
" 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 have an enormous fondness for delicious food. It's very comforting. "
" I was in love with Michael Keaton. He was very funny. "
" 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. "