1. The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.

2. There's just something about dance. It's like a primal thing in all of us.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. When people are away from home, they do things they might not normally do.

6. One thing I'm not going to do is chase staying alive. You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won't live.

7. I've never been one to run from a challenge.

8. I just love to work hard.

9. The longer your life goes on, the more death you face.

10. I got completely fed up with that Hollywood blockbuster mentality. I couldn't take it seriously any longer.

11. I had a lot of anger because I wasn't happy with the way I had been raised.

12. I took after my father

13. Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse.

14. 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.

15. As always, I appreciate all the love and support people have sent and continue to send my way.

16. I wanna live.

17. When it looks like I may live longer than five minutes I'll drop cigarettes like a hot potato.

18. 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.

19. My work... is my legacy.

20. I don't want to be Mr. Romantic Leading Man. I don't want to be the Dance Dude. I don't want to be the Action Guy. If I had to do any one of those all my life, it'd drive me crazy.

21. Good-looking people turn me off. Myself included.

22. I don't want to be a poster child for cancer.

23. I don't know what's on the other side.

24. Sometimes a movie encapsulates a period or a moment in all of our lives in such a way that it never dies.

25. I like to believe that I've got a lot of guardian warriors sittin' on my shoulder including my dad.

26. I'm trying to shut up and let my angels speak to me and tell me what I'm supposed to do.

27. 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.

28. I keep my heart and my soul and my spirit open to miracles.

29. I will go so far as to say probably smoking had something to do with my pancreatic cancer.

30. 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.

31. It just blows me away that I am on, I don't know what generation of fans.

32. I don't know how many hills and valleys I've had, how many times I've had to refocus my world and my life and my career.

33. 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.

34. To be honest, I've 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 we're either successful or not at making work for us rather than destroy us.

35. How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work.

36. 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.

37. 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.

38. You know, I am a Leo. Lion is a giant part of me.

39. 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.

40. Talent deserves to be honored. Hands deserve to be slapped if you do something stupid as well, but don't take it too far.

41. Everything is designed to help you sell out.

42. There are people who want me to do a cologne. They want to call it "Patrick." I was offered a fortune to make exercise videos. Posters, all kinds of stuff - something like $10 million worth. It's insanity. I'm not going to do any of it.

43. I've had so many injuries. 

44. What's powerful about a love scene is not seeing the act. It's seeing the passion, the need, the desire, the caring, the fear.

45. Help! I don't know how to do lifts!

46. We absolutely loved it in Winnipeg. The people were wonderful, the architecture is wonderful.

47. There were wonderful sections of Winnipeg that you could play for New York easy.

48. It was a beautiful thing. For anyone with injuries, all you had to do was lay in the snow to take the swelling down.

49. Look at that beautiful pregnant woman!

50. I'm sorry, but I thought I was the sickest most irreverent person in the whole world - Billy Bob just won that contest. You put Patrick Swayze and Billy Bob Thornton together and something's gonna happen.

51. I'm looking to shoot a movie in Australia. You've got to look outside of Hollywood if you want to find people with passion. I've actually got an idea for this friendship that happens with a couple of Australian natives and an Australian guy and an American guy.

52. You couldn't have designed a more perfect training ground for young actors, with a sort of sensei (mentor) like with Francis, ... He just knew how to play each of us like a violin.

53. 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.

54. He just dropped. And the entire responsibility of the family suddenly was on me.

55. Pain don't hurt.

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