Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
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.
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.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
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 like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it's proactive and there is positive intent behind it.
The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are.
The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am.
I mean, I enjoy my work as an actor. But to make a difference in people's lives through advocacy and through supporting research - that's the kind of privilege that few people will get, and it's certainly bigger than being on TV every Thursday for half an hour.
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.
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.
You've probably read in People that I'm a nice guy - but when the doctor first told me I had Parkinson's, I wanted to kill him.
I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.
In fact, Parkinson's has made me a better person. A better husband, father and overall human being.
I often say now I don't have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson's, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.
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