I will go so far as to say probably smoking had something to do with my pancreatic cancer.
When you are a pit bull, and you love what you do and you are going to continue to grow, that talent will find its way out.
My work… is my legacy.
If anybody had that cure out there like so many people swear to me they do, you’d be two things: you’d be very rich, and you’d be very famous. Otherwise, shut up.
Surfing’s the source. Can change your life. Swear to god
You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up.
What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what’s thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.
My indigestion issues got gigantic and constant. And then I started thinking, I’m getting skinny. I dropped about 20 pounds in the blink of an eye. And then when you see it in the mirror, when all of a sudden, you pull your eyes down and the bottom of your eyes go yellow and jaundice sets in – then you know something’s wrong.
There’s just something about dance. It’s like a primal thing in all of us.
When people are away from home, they do things they might not normally do.
Good-looking people turn me off. Myself included.
If I’m going to do television, I wanted that ‘North and South’ experience. I wanted something that’s going to challenge me on a constant basis.
I’m trying to shut up and let my angels speak to me and tell me what I’m supposed to do.
If you live through the initial stage of fame and get past it, and remember thats not who you are. If you live past that, then you have a hope of maybe learning how to spell the word artist.
I am very, very clear on how difficult it is for a young kid out there to go into the arts without taking a lot of heat from his peers.
I keep my heart and my soul and my spirit open to miracles.
As always, I appreciate all the love and support people have sent and continue to send my way.
When it looks like I may live longer than five minutes I’ll drop cigarettes like a hot potato.
If I leave this Earth, I want to leave this Earth just knowing I’ve tried to give something back and tried to do something worthwhile with myself.
All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary. And three, be nice.
You can’t be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film.
Sometimes a movie encapsulates a period or a moment in all of our lives in such a way that it never dies.
Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse.
Talent deserves to be honored. Hands deserve to be slapped if you do something stupid as well, but don’t take it too far.
I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life. When you dance, things just go away, things don’t seem so bad. There’s no better way to take care of health than through something as joyous and beautiful as dance.
I had a lot of anger because I wasn’t happy with the way I had been raised.
I’m not afraid of death. I’m going home.
One thing I’m not going to do is chase staying alive. You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won’t live.
I’ve never been one to run from a challenge.
When you dance, things just go away, things don’t seem so bad.
Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.
Dance is the pure language of the soul – it’s been with us from the very beginning.
I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light.
Everything is designed to help you sell out.
I like to believe that I’ve got a lot of guardian warriors sittin’ on my shoulder including my dad.