"Yes. I did more research than I ever wanted to and saw some things I wish I didn't. I went on ride-alongs, spent time with Homicide, Cold Case, and SVU detectives, hung out in subways learning how to spot pervs and pick-pockets, viewed an autopsy, went to a police firing range, and witnessed court cases and I read, read, read."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Mariska Hargitay on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Mariska Hargitay on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Mariska Hargitay on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Mariska Hargitay on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Mariska Hargitay on Earl Nightingale
"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."