I never said I will stand, I said I hoped to stand. It wasn’t a prediction.
I am a very lucky guy. I can testify before Congress. I can raise funds. I can raise awareness.
It never occurred to me that I was a leading man until I was 19 years old. I had been acting since I was 10, so that’s nine years and 30 or 40 plays, in school and summer stock, professional theater, too.
My father is an intellectual and physical man, which is a rather unusual combination. He’s great. As he brought up me and my brothers and sisters, he ingrained in us that your appearance is not your responsibility, other than that you should not be a slob.
We have a government that, generally speaking, does not respond to the people.
It’s important to me to say what I really mean.
I did my first apprenticeship when I was 15, then joined the union when I was 17. I worked every summer in high school and college.
All the scientists who are working on solving the problem of curing paralysis say that it won’t do you any good if you don’t keep your body in shape.
You should take some responsibility for the way you present yourself. But you should not be hung up on your looks, whether you are ugly or handsome, because it isn’t an achievement.
I learned years ago to come to terms with having so much done for me by others.
We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community’s vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them.
Even though I don’t personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching.
You’ve got to give more than you take.
To be able to feel the lightest touch really is a gift.
It’s defeatist to harp on what might have been, and yet, it’s hard to resist considering what might have been.