Michael J. Fox quotes

Born
June 9, 1961, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Occupation
Actor.

Michael J. Fox is a Canadian actor, with a film and television career spanning from the 1970s.

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

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

I’m a dad, I’m a husband, I’m an activist, I’m a writer and I’m just a student of the world.
– Michael J. Fox

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.
– Michael J. Fox

I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.
– Michael J. Fox

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

There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
– Michael J. Fox

What other people think about me is not my business.
– 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

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.
– Michael J. Fox

No matter how much money you have, you can lose it.
– Michael J. Fox

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.
– Michael J. Fox

I worked very hard on those movies but there was some creative connection that wasn’t being made.
– Michael J. Fox

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
– 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

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

By 21, I was earning six figures a week. By 23, I had a Ferrari. It was nuts.
– 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 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

Zoos are becoming facsimiles – or perhaps caricatures – of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.
– Michael J. Fox

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
– Michael J. Fox

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
– 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

Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur.
– Michael J. Fox

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.
– Michael J. Fox

Life is the power that’s greater than I can ever comprehend. The way life runs through everything, even the tiniest elements of nature – that makes me humble.
– Michael J. Fox

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

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

My whole life, meeting people is like a blind date, because I feel like they’ve already seen the video on me.
– Michael J. Fox

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.
– Michael J. Fox

I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.
– Michael J. Fox

The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are.
– 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 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 had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn’t nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked.
– Michael J. Fox

The only thing worse than an opportunity you don’t deserve is blowing an opportunity.
– Michael J. Fox

I’ve never gotten up to see something one of my kids wanted to show me and not been rewarded.
– Michael J. Fox