"It's a life's journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Mariska Hargitay on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Mariska Hargitay on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Mariska Hargitay on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Mariska Hargitay on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Mariska Hargitay on Booker T. Washington
"When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed. Bad idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is, if you have nice hair already, don't get a perm, leave your hair alone!"
"Everything has combined to make my life in New York an amazing experience. I told my manager a few years ago that I wanted to move here and try acting in the theater."
"I am grateful that I didn't let fear get the best of me. It only holds you back from possibilities and greatness."
"You've got to kick fear to the side, because the payoff is huge."
"You know how you wake up in the morning and sometimes you look gorgeous and other times you look like you got hit by a mack truck? I realized that my mack truck is food. If I have no sugar, yeast or wine, I have no undereye bags and my skin is perfect."