"It ain't easy to break out of a mold, but if you do your work, people will ultimately see what you're capable of. Too often, people find it easier to make assumptions and stick with what they believe. They put you in a place and it makes their job easier. The good people constantly search for something different."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Christopher Meloni on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Christopher Meloni on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Christopher Meloni on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Christopher Meloni on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Christopher Meloni on Maya Angelou
"My wife has brought great beauty into my life. And my daughter has brought me nothing but joy. Those qualities were greatly lacking."
"But when you're a working actor - and that's what you keep saying in your head, how blessed you are to have a job - and you are working with heavyweights, working with the best guys in TV, it's pretty cool. Exhausting, but cool."
"It is a weird feeling to have people go, 'Hey Chris' like they know me. But, number one, 99 percent of my experiences have been really cool. People couldn't be nicer and more positive."
"The surprising thing about fatherhood was finding my inner mush. Now I want to share it with the world."
"My mother raised three children on her own and my dad was a doctor working 16 hours a day."