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Quotes By and About Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan

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Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox in New York City on December 8, 2007.

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The strength, love, and courage in the marriage of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan has touched many people. Here are quotes by Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan.

Michael about Tracy: "The fact is that I started to grow up, because Tracy saved me from God knows what fate. It's no coincidence that the first year I won an Emmy was my first year with her ... A great deal of my optimism comes from Tracy, because she means so much to me and she helps me and fills in the blanks in so many ways. " Source: Redbook. May 2000. pg. 112.

Michael about having a romantic getaway with Tracy: "Tracy and I never failed to have a good time at the Emmys. It gave us an excuse for a rare romantic weekend getaway; we'd check into our favorite L.A. hotel, spend our days lounging by the rooftop pool, and enjoy a nice meal or two out. It was also a chance to catch up with old friends we'd left behind when we moved to New York. ... We make a point of not being one of those gushy Hollywood couples; we treasure the intimacy of our relationship and hold it close, but this time I couldn't help but gush. Most of my acceptance speech was dedicated to expressions of admiration, gratitude, and love for my wife."
Source: Michaeljfox.org

Michael about the stress on Tracy: "Throughout our marriage, the circumstances of my career and then my illness had put tremendous pressure on Tracy's aspirations as an actor, and this recognition from her peers was overdue."
Source: Michaeljfox.org

Tracy about living for today: "I tend to worry about the future, and he's always saying to me, 'Why are you living through something that might happen?' He lives today. He lives the moment. And the moment is good."
Source: People Weekly. December 7, 1998. pg. 126.

Tracy about when they first learned Michael had Parkinson's: "Neither of us quite understood. We hugged each other and assured ourselves that we'd be able to deal with it."
Source: People Weekly. December 7, 1998. pg. 126.

Michael on What he has learned from Tracy: "I think of that moment when I told her about having Parkinson's Disease, and she didn't panic. She didn't draw back. I could tell immediately that she was in this with me for the long haul, and then it was okay, we'll deal with it. It's led me on a terrific journey of looking at things. And I would not be as happy a person today were it not for this journey that I've been on."
Source: Redbook. November 1999. pg. 69.

Michael sharing how he felt after winning the Emmy: "Blessed. I can't put words to it ... If I only had Tracy, it'd be enough."
Source: Redbook. May 2000. pg. 112.

Michael about withdrawing for a couple years after the diagnosis: "I just took my carcass back into my cave and scratched at it for a bit, and when I popped my head up again in 1994, Tracy was like, "I've been waiting for you." That's when we decided to have more kids--and then we got twins. It was as if we were being told, "Listen, don't worry about loss and timing. That will be taken care of."
Source: O, The Oprah Magazine. March 2002. pg. 142.

Michael about staying married: "When we married, we married--and that was it. We were in love then, as we are now, and we planned to stay married."
Source: O, The Oprah Magazine. March 2002. pg. 142.

Michael about falling in love with Tracy: "When Tracy did the show. I was involved with someone and she was living with someone. We worked together really well but didn't socialize or have deep, heart-to-heart talks. I really don't think either of us looked at each other romantically ... But then, when I was doing Bright Lights, Big City, Tracy came in to audition and she was single and I was single, and ba-boom! It happened pretty quickly. We were engaged by that Christmas, weren't we?"
Source: Redbook. September 1996. pg. 106.

Tracy about their parents' marriages: "Michael and I had great role models. Though his father has passed away, his parents had an amazingly strong marriage, as do mine. Both weathered really tough times. For us it has been normal to stay together through difficulties. We grew up witnessing that firsthand."
Source: O, The Oprah Magazine. March 2002. pg. 142.

Michael about Tracy and his children: "The best thing that ever happened to me was getting married. Tracy and our children put everything in perspective."
Source: Redbook. November 1999. pg. 69.

Michael about Tracy: "I feel really lucky and smart. I look at Tracy sometimes and I have two feelings. One is that she becomes more beautiful every second; and more important, I look at her and say to myself, Damn, you're smart. Boy, did you make the right choice."
Source: O, The Oprah Magazine. March 2002. pg. 142.

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