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Take a step back, evaluate what is important, and enjoy life.

If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor.

It`s different things at different times, you know? It`s like when you read a true crime story and think it`s really good, then the next book you pick up is a biography and you really like that. I don`t consider that I have to judge any of the movies I make all the time, but people are always asking me: "What`s your favorite movie?" And I never know what to say. They`re just jobs to me, really. I take the part I`m lucky enough to get and do the best I can and then -- I don`t know, they`re just jobs.

Listen, I don`t know. It`s all theory. If I knew what I was talking about, I would be running the studio. That`s why they keep changing the heads of the studios: Nobody knows. Nobody knows. But I`m sure it has affected the quality of movies. Being sensitive to the problem of women is just another symptom of the quality of movies: I don`t think you can do anything that`s very sensitive. Everything`s sort of broad strokes and big gestures -- adventure things that boys, guys -- want to see.

I think there are a lot of myths about MS, and it may have affected my career.

I recently saw the movie about Ray Charles, and there`s a scene where he falls down and the mother doesn`t help him. She says, I don`t want anyone to treat you like a cripple. I`ve fallen down before, and Molly will say, get up and just go.

You have to lift your head up out of the mud and just do it.

I`ve always been this insane. Isn`t that interesting?

I go to my physical therapist to keep fighting it and one of them told me if you don`t use it, you lose it, but I know we`re on television so I won`t say what I would often say.

I would love to do a great part for a woman like the role Angelica Huston had in "The Grifters." There are 60 million people on this block alone who would love to do those kind of parts, too. It`s a tough, competitive business out there; keep hanging in, that`s the thing.

You have to find out what`s right for you, so it`s trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.

Someday they may cure MS, that idiot thing. It gets in there and they can`t get it out.

There are things that you can do today that, years ago, there was nothing. The community today needs to know that with MRI and the current medications the view is good.

You can keep it to yourself, but you could also call a support team like the team at MS LifeLines. They are there to support the MS community and give good advice.

I have worked enough and I am happy to be touring the country speaking about living with MS to give people inspiration and motivation to help themselves.

MS doesn`t define who I am.

There`s always going to be somebody worse off than me.

I have been off the motorcycles for about 20 years now, but that doesn`t mean I can`t still do it.

There were symptoms that I saw, and though I went to many doctors and had many tests, no one diagnosed MS.

I have a disease, but I also have a lot of other things.

I do Pilates a lot. I don`t do a lot of cardiovascular stuff.

I understand how hard it is to talk to people about MS. You don`t want pity or random advice.

I`m wondering if they haven`t reported all the people with MS, because if all of the cases were reported, the government would have to step in and give more financial aid to us.

I refused David Letterman`s proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking.

With this disease it is so easy to throw in the towel, and that is the worst thing we can do.

I think eventually they`re going to find out that MS is like 10 different things. I have a neurological disease something like MS, and it`s MS, so let`s take medicine for it.

I plan to live to be 120!

I take one of the interferon therapies, Rebif.

In addition to having a good partnership with a good doctor, you have to do some of the work yourself. Go online, read about it, and find out what you can tolerate.

I have heard all kinds of stories about telling employers about MS and I really don`t know what the answer is. I am a private person, but I have found support by talking to fellow MSrs in the community.

Seventy-five percent of MS sufferers are women.

Any movie I`ve ever made, the minute you walk on the set they tell you who`s the person to buy it from.

I have an enormous fondness for delicious food. It`s very comforting.

My doctor said, for want of a better word, now that we`ve got medicines out here that can help, let`s put you on one of them and say we`re treating MS.

Oddly enough, MS has made my life so much better than it was before. I now appreciate what I have and I am not running around like a rat in a maze.

You can be diagnosed and treated early. And there is hope for the future.

Any movie I`ve ever made, the minute you walk on the set they tell you who`s the person to buy it from. Cher said they`re going to make two monuments to us -- the two girls who lived through Hollywood and never had cocaine.

The business is in a funny position these days. They gear everything to those target audiences that make money. Things look more and more like TV and the quality becomes different. People aren`t so interested in seeing movies about women`s problems.

I`ve always had this American-pie face that would get work in commercials...I`d say things like `Hi Marge, how`s your laundry?` and `Hi, I`m a real nice Georgia peach`. Sometimes this work is one step above being a c*cktail waitress.

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