"I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That's what I want for my son."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Charlize Theron on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Charlize Theron on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Charlize Theron on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Charlize Theron on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Charlize Theron on Pablo Picasso
"You can never get to a place of comfort in this business. As soon as you hit that little cushy spot, somebody's gonna kick you out. So I have a constant need to do it better."
"Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It's about something greater. It's about acceptance."
"My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence."
"I've always known I wanted a family."
"You always have this fear in a movie of just being somebody's woman."