Best Quotes from Teri Garr

By | July 14, 2018

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

Teri Garr

When you hear the word ‘disabled,’ people immediately think about people who can’t walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can’t find joy in life and are bitter.

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

I want to write more, because I think I’ve got a story to tell.

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

Win or lose, star or not, you wait for your car with everyone else, and waiting for your car is a drag.

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

I’m always like this with a new movie role. I always get super-defensive and make noises like a rooster, Maybe that’s because I spent so much time as a chorus girl.

Teri Garr

It doesn’t help to contemplate how sad your life is. You have to move on.

Teri Garr

I try to laugh as much as possible and enjoy the company of people who can make me laugh.

Teri Garr

I try to laugh as much as possible and enjoy the company of people who can make me laugh.

Teri Garr

I remember some stories had a very big impact on me, like ‘The Little Train That Could,’ which is about the importance of not giving up, and ‘Little Toot,’ about a playful tugboat in the New York harbor.

Teri Garr

I don’t let Molly watch much television. The only stations I let her watch are PBS and the Disney Channel. The cartoons on the other stations are too violent and filled with obnoxious commercials.

Teri Garr

I go to Yosemite a lot. To get there, you fly from L.A. to Fresno and rent a car. So I know about Fresno. It looks like the entire city was built in 1946 in three months – all these low California ranch style homes. The whole city looks like that.

Teri Garr

I may not be able to run around the block anymore, but I love my life.

Teri Garr

Having to manage fatigue is something I and many people with MS have to deal with, and heat is no friend to my MS, either; it can be devastating.

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

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 cocktail waitress.

Teri Garr

I thought, ‘If I can’t be prom queen, I can dance ‘Les Sylphide.’

Teri Garr

God is in all – I believe in God, yes. And I believe God is in us.

Teri Garr

I resent it when they write the part of a woman who’s just a sexy femme fatale who seduces people to ger her way, perpetrating the myth that that’s how woman have to operate, instead of using their brains or their wit.

Teri Garr

My mother was a real tough cookie. She raised the three of us, and she worked at the same time.

Teri Garr

I feel ashamed of how many houses I’ve actually crept inside of when they were up for sale. I’m not a snoop, but I love looking and imagining.

Teri Garr

Directors would tell me, ‘We want you to play a character a little less complex than you are.’ Yeah, sure. What they mean is, ‘You’re playing a dummy.’

Teri Garr

What’s worse in Hollywood, being handicapped or being a woman over 50?

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

I understand how hard it is to talk to people about MS. You don’t want pity or random advice.

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

What is the difference between an actress over 50 and an actress with a disability? Nothing. They both can’t find work.

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

I’ve always been this insane. Isn’t that interesting?

Teri Garr

I have been off the motorcycles for about 20 years now, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still do it.

Teri Garr

I plan to live to be 120!

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

I take one of the interferon therapies, Rebif.

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

MS doesn’t define who I am.

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

Seventy-five percent of MS sufferers are women.

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

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

Teri Garr

Someday they may cure MS, that idiot thing. It gets in there and they can’t get it out.

Teri Garr

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.

Teri Garr

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