Power Point: Wish for broader shoulders

April 10, 2009, 2:30 AM UTC
Fortune

“There’s an expression that I like that I always use: ‘Don’t wish for a lighter load, wish for broader shoulders.’ I see a lot of broader shoulders these days. People are really working on the delts, you know?”

Michael J. Fox on Larry King Live Thursday. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991, has written his second book, Always Looking Up, which explores the nature of optimism. Fox says that when the going gets tough, “I think it’s exactly in those times when our optimism kicks in highest gear.” He’s proved his point. Despite his health challenges, Fox is an eternal optimist: “It’s just the way I look at life.” –Jessica Shambora