"Something I learned very early on in my career is that there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Charlize Theron on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Charlize Theron on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Charlize Theron on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Charlize Theron on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Charlize Theron on Booker T. Washington
"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."