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“You Can Do Anything”: Michael J. Fox’s Top Three Quotes on People “50th Anniversary” Issue

Michael J. Fox and other celebrities grace the cover of PEOPLE's 50th Anniversary

Searching for some words of wisdom today? On newsstands and in homes nationwide, our fearless founder graces the cover of People Magazine’s “50th Anniversary” issue alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Michael reflects on his iconic rise to fame and opens up candidly about what he’s learned along the way in the exclusive article and video.  

Michael J. Fox poses for PEOPLE's 50th Anniversary edition

And now, we present the top three quotes from Michael’s interview.  

  1. On experiencing life after a Parkinson’s diagnosis and his message on the journey: “What I believed then and what I believe now, I might not put it in the same words, but you can do anything. Anything. You don't have to follow other people's prognostications for what life is going to be. Life's going to be what you make it.”
  2. On timeless piece of advice from his parents that continues to shape his outlook: “It’s important to be kind to people. Don’t judge people, give them space to be themselves.”   
  3. On his sense of humor what he sees as his legacy: “Remember that I was pretty funny and I cared, and all the other stuff just fell in, all the important stuff. I didn't have important stuff in mind when I came down. I just wanted to have a giggle — and I giggled a lot.” 

Read the full story online or pick up a copy at your local newsstand. 

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