My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
When life takes away, something of greater value is always given in return.
The purpose that you wish to find in life, like a cure you seek, is not going to fall from the sky. …I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.
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.
Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.
Family is not an important thing, it is everything
One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.
Some of the best friends you’ll ever meet in your life, you’ll meet though your children–mothers and fathers of their friends, parents from school. You’ll see. That’s the way it was for Bill and me. It’s one of the many gifts of parenting.
Frankly, my height or lack thereof never bothered me much. Although there is no doubt that it has contributed to a certain mental toughness. I’ve made the most of the head start one gains from being underestimated.
The only unavailable choice was whether or not to have Parkinson’s. Everything else was up to me.
Sure, it may be one step forward and two steps back, but after a time with Parkinson’s, I’ve learned that what is important is making that step count; always looking up.
The American political experience can therefore be viewed as optimism in the collective.
You suffer the blow, but you capitalize on the opportunity left in its wake.
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.
I think I benefited from being equal parts ambitious and curious. And of the two, curiosity has served me best.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it saved my ass.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for perfection is God’s business.
What other people think about me is not my business.
My view of life is colored by humor and looking at the best in any situation.
I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.
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.
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.
I’m going to marry a Jewish woman because I like the idea of getting up Sunday morning and going to the deli.
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
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.
You know what I want? The answer is, I truly don’t know what I want. I don’t want to do a television series. I want to do dramas as well as comedies, but I have no idea what kind or in what order. Just give me the chance at them.
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.
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.