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Fran Drescher Quotes

Francine Joy Drescher

Fran Drescher quotes: the nasally nanny’s nicest quotes.

“I believe that life keeps presenting you with opportunities so you can see what you need to work on.  It’s a journey, and you’re not done till you’re done.”

“Life unfolds, and you have to be fluid or you’ll get stuck.  You’ve got to try to make sense out of the senseless and open yourself up to a path you never would’ve otherwise taken.”

“We all make plans for what we want our future to be.  That’s, like, American Life 101.  You’ve got to plan your play and play your plan, but no one has a crystal ball.  When life bites you in the ass one random Tuesday afternoon and everything as you knew it changes forever, you’re going to kick and scream and say, ‘Why me?  This wasn’t supposed to happen.'”

“You end up grappling with what to do, because the plan is no longer in play.  It’s extremely discombobulating, but at some point you’re going to have to choose what path you want to take.  Either you’re going to stay bitter about what will never be or you’re going to deal with your new reality as courageously and elegantly as you possibly can.  That was the path I chose.”

“I believe that everything that comes at us presents an opportunity to become a more refined version of ourselves.”

“If we don’t empower ourselves with knowledge, then we’re gonna be led down a garden path.”

“Often, the truly great and valuable lessons we learn in life are learned through pain.  That’s why they call it ‘growing pains.’  It’s all about yin and yang.  And that’s not something you order off column A at your local Chinese restaurant.”

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”

“Sometimes people come into your life for a season and other times for a lifetime.”

“Know before whom thou stands.  Understand your friends for who they are, not who you wish them to be.  Accept them for their flaws as well as their attributes.  Turn to them for their strengths, what good stuff they can bring to your life, and forget about the rest.  To ask for more only sets you up for failure.”

“Life is precious and there’s not a lot of room for anger.”

“And remember, it’s also very funny, because side-by-side with grief lies joy.”

“My whole life has been about changing negatives into positives.  I got famous, then I got cancer, and now I live to talk about it.  Sometimes the best gifts come in the ugliest packages.”

“I never imagined that, a) I would get cancer and, b) I would become a leader in a health space who helped make a law in Washington.  But that was where this has brought me.  It’s given me the ability to be a more well-rounded and deeper person because now I’m able to be vulnerable.  I’m connected to my pain, and it makes me empathetic and sympathetic to others.  It also makes me a better actress – and authenticity has always guided my career.”

“Now it’s led me to pursue my latest passion: stand-up comedy.  What I like about it is that I’m not dependent on anyone.  I can just write my act and show up anywhere.  It’s yet another outlet for me to be self-effacing and share experiences in my life through humor that can, hopefully, inspire people who may have gone through the same things to open up.”

“I was always loving, involved with charities and family, and I had a rich life before.  Now, I have a purpose.  I got sick maybe for this reason.”

“I had my moments when I got very frightened that I would not recover.”

“Illness is the great equalizer.  It doesn’t matter who you are – rich or poor, young or old, fat or thin – sick is sick.”

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.”

“I’m very grateful for the success I’ve had because it gives me an opportunity to speak on the platforms that I’m most passionate about – namely health, civil liberties, art, education, and so on and so forth.  I’ve founded Cancer Schmancer, so that’s a big thrust in my life and gives me a great deal of purpose.  As a survivor, turning pain into purpose can be very healing.”

“I try to keep my mind, body, and spirit in balance every day in spite of the interferences which may perturb that balance.  I am mindful of that and I know how to fortify what may be suffering as a consequence of stress, trauma, flu season, extreme weather conditions, exposure to other sick people, lack of sleep – you name it, there’s a million things.  This has become a great effort for me and one I really think is a component we all must try to take on in our daily practice.”

“The best gift you can give your family and friends is a long and healthy life.”

“The very word ‘patient’ implies passivity.  F*ck that.  Take control of your body.  Don’t ignore something and hope it goes away or drive yourself into an early grave because you feel like you have too much stuff to do for everyone else.  That is a pitfall women often experience.  I’m here to say, ‘Stop that!'”

“So that’s kind of become my life mission.  All the work I do as an actor is to stay current so I can speak to the platforms I’m passionate about.  I’m not glad I had cancer.  I don’t wish it on anyone.  But I am better for it.  It’s deepened me as a human being.  It’s forced me to have a life that resonates more with other people’s needs, with compassion, and a sensitivity to other people’s pain.”

“All I really do every day is read a little quote from a great spiritual thinker in a book of offerings.  It’s mind-expanding and inspiring.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m still a flawed human, and I f*ck up.  I get upset when I probably shouldn’t let something bother me.”

“I work to get connected to myself.  Being connected to yourself, to your spirituality, and being aware of your stress level and then balancing by taking time for yourself is extremely important.”

“I like writing better [than acting].  Because I don’t have to wear makeup, I don’t have to be thin, and I don’t have to remember lines.  I’m very involved in the writing on every level.”

“I’ve lived, laughed, lost, and loved again – the whole Shakespearian thing.”

“The power of purchase is loud and the more I can motivate people to be mindful consumers, to support the companies that do not make profit at the expense of everything that is of true value to all of us, the more we will become a healthier nation.  Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.”

“Without music the world will still turn, but it won’t rock.”

“Money talks, and bullsh*t walks.”

“A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.  A successful woman is one who can find such a man.”

“I went into the world, threw myself into the world, and great things came out of it.”

“Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events, and that’s really about it.”

“For the first time in my life, I’m relaxed and comfortable accepting that I made it.  I don’t have to work so hard all the time.  And I can still, whenever I’m ready, conjure something up, because I’m in that place in my career.  I have very loyal fans.”

“I try and take the high road and be the better person at every opportunity.”

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