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.
By: Patrick Swayze
When it looks like I may live longer than five minutes Ill drop cigarettes like a hot potato.
My work... is my legacy.
The longer your life goes on, the more death you face.
If Im going to do television, I wanted that North and South experience. I wanted something thats going to challenge me on a constant basis.
To be honest, Ive made a game out of trying to live through my James Dean, Janis Joplin, Freddie Prinze, Jim Morrison period, those demons that we all have that were either successful or not at making work for us rather than destroy us.
I dont know how many hills and valleys Ive had, how many times Ive had to refocus my world and my life and my career.
Whats powerful about a love scene is not seeing the act. Its seeing the passion, the need, the desire, the caring, the fear.
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.
If I leave this Earth, I want to leave this Earth just knowing Ive tried to give something back and tried to do something worthwhile with myself.
I will go so far as to say probably smoking had something to do with my pancreatic cancer.
Im trying to shut up and let my angels speak to me and tell me what Im supposed to do.
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