Quotes by Aisha Tyler

I like grown up comedy.
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I really do know football.
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I'm, like, a binge gamer.
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I was always a theatrical kid.
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Bravery is the engine of change.
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I've always been an outsider.
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Marriage isn't a carnival ride.
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I was this weird little bookish giant.
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I might not agree with myself in a year.
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Marriage is hard. I'm not gonna lie.
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Pop culture hales you and wants you to fail.
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I think, like most gamers, I talk a good game.
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I'm a think gamer with twitch tendencies.
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For the record, I'm a clinical workaholic.
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I tell jokes, chat with people, and make stuff.
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I can tell you this: Stand-up is not glamorous.
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Wounds turn into scars and scars make you tough.
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Comedy is ugly. It's honest, it's raw.
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Pop culture is great, but it can be bad, at times.
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I'm such a geek, and have always been a real nerd.
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I won't apologize for choosing my career over kids.
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I'd like to provide an SAT word in everything I do.
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I'm sure I had low-level scurvy all of my childhood.
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You know, I read graphic novels but not encyclopedically.
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Yes, I do get recognized in public. It's pretty nice.
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I'm black, and black don't crack. It does droop.
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I love New Orleans. I did a movie there right before Katrina.
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In my life and my work, I really try to be just fully myself.
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The City gets more and more beautiful every time I come home.
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I believe in hard work. I think that everything flows out of that.
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On general principle, I boycott shows that don't employ actors.
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You rarely see women being nice to each other on television anymore.
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Am I going to complain about being typecast as smart? I don't think so.
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I married my college boyfriend, so I've been with him since I was a kid.
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Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure.
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I really love being busy because I am - feel like I am at my best when I am busy.
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I'm just myself, so I don't know that I think of myself as a nerd icon.
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I love fashion, and I love how it makes me feel, but it doesn't rule my life.
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My dad, he was a construction worker. He was a butcher. He was a deep sea fisherman.
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Chris Parnell's a genius, so he'd be amazing on 'Who's Line.'
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There's a clock ticking on the pregnancy thing, but not a clock ticking on adoption.
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There's a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic, the fantastic.
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Marriage is a mystery, and part of it is just being kind to each other, not being selfish.
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For a little while, my mom was a school teacher. And I went to the school that she taught.
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Maybe the nails are a little stubby and gnawed on, but I definitely do not have man hands.
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I'm surrounded by geniuses, which is really not good for my own personal self-esteem!
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Every culture is very important. Dartmouth has always been dedicated to diversity of culture.
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I grew up on the back of a motorcycle - my dad didn't have a car until I was a teenager.
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I am absolutely a Giants fan and I'm a Dynasty baby so I was a 49ers fan for a long time.
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I'd be plenty happy if I could keep playing scientists and cops for the rest of my career.
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I've been blessed to have insanely hip parents who think of me as their little Chris Rock.
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I really only play shooters, which is a nice way to restrict the amount of gameplay in the house.
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I have this insane and unabated longing for San Francisco. I come up there every chance that I get.
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My hands are delicate and elegant, thank you very much. They're well-kept; my nails are clean.
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I was with someone at 19, and I was married at 23, and I didn't want kids when I was in my 20s.
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I have a lot of good girlfriends that I really love, but you know, most of my close friends are men.
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Dartmouth represented a great opportunity. I wanted to go to the best possible school I could go to.
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It's a thrill to star with such great actors like Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston, and Garrett Hedlund.
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My husband and I met when I was a teenager, and I've been with him for more than half of my adult life.
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I was raised by a single dad, and I've always kind of liked things that are typically more guy-oriented.
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I used to worry that if I wasn't having a dynamic life, then I wouldn't have anything to talk about.
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I am constantly re-evaluating my goals and trying to strike items from my to-do list that aren't critical.
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I am black, and there's no getting around that, but being black doesn't define every aspect of my life.
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Once we decided not to get pregnant, I snapped back into work mode, and now I have just been really enjoying my career.
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When I get old and slow down I want to look behind me and see all the fire and the wreckage and no stone left unturned.
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But I love stand-up, and it's where I came from creatively, so it's something I never want to walk away from.
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A lot of people try to control how you access gaming. You know, they're trying to prevent people from buying games.
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It's always been the genres that fascinated me. I think great action movies and great thrillers are transformative.
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I love Toronto. I love it. I love Toronto. I love Canada. I can't wait to get back. Can't wait to have some Timbits.
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I'm the kindest, most supportive friend ever, probably to my own detriment, but I hope that I am toughening up a little bit.
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It's very hard when you love someone very much to also start to realize that maybe you want different things for your lives.
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I feel if you believe in equality, you have to believe in it for everybody. And that's the way I've always lived my life.
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I can't say that there's been some big change during my career where all of a sudden everything's totally colorblind.
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After 40, your chances of getting pregnant are between two and eight percent, and in my particular case, they were less than five percent.
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My goal is definitely to direct features - action movies, that's my favorite genre. So I would love to do the 'Halo' movie.
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I really try to make smart choices about my fashion and really live a life on the carpet that's the same as the life I live normally.
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I try to do more intelligent roles, unusual roles, and stronger women, and that's helped me a little bit with my casting opportunities.
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I started out being a stand up and writing my own material. That took me to 'Talk Soup,' where I was writing and performing for TV.
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I was born in California, raised a vegetarian, and love science fiction, so don't tell me how I need to be in order to fit your standards.
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I'm sure you can imagine it's pretty frustrating to have people talking about your private life who don't know anything about it.
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Pursuit of perfection is futile. Instead, I prioritize and often realize goals or tasks I've been aiming for just aren't that important.
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I think the thing I fear most in life is waking up one day and not feeling challenge - feeling ambivalent or glib about what I have to do that day.
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My parents were vegetarians. I'd show up at school, this giant black kid, with none of the cool clothes and a tofu sandwich and celery sticks.
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If you have a secret, and it's embarrassing to you, when you tell that story - you own it. It becomes yours, and no one can use it against you.
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I don't believe in superheroes but I love Batman movies. There's a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic, the fantastic.
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I love women, and I have a lot of really close girlfriends, but I'm not one of those women who's like, 'Ew - that's boy stuff.'
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I went to private school for two years, then Aptos Middle School, and I finished at McAteer. Several of my classmates at those schools are my friends today.
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Marriage is a blood sport. Marriage is jousting. It's disembowelment. It's just terrible, terrible visceral injuries. It's not for everybody.
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For someone to say that marriage is only about procreation is a joke. I didn't marry my husband to have children. I married my husband because I love my husband.
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Standup comedy is inordinately difficult. If doing something else for a living will make you equally happy, choose that instead. I'm serious. Comedy is punishing.
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Everybody has those stories that make them wince when they think about them silently. But as soon as you tell that story, it becomes a little bit less cringe-inducing.
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The whole principle of coming out is that everyone knows someone who's gay. The minute someone comes out, no one can be a bigot, because someone they love is gay.
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Not only was I the only black kid and the only poor kid, but my parents were transcendental meditation devotees, and I live in an ashram for a good portion of my childhood.
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God, I mean I had so many people tell me, 'What you're doing doesn't work.' I used to have to get on stage and apologize for talking the way that I speak.
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Instead of focusing on, 'Oh, there's a black lady who plays videogames,' focus on that there's another person out there who loves the same stuff that you do.
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I was raised by a single dad. Dad's idea of hanging out with your kid or day care was give her $20 in quarters, drop her at the arcade, and tell her not to talk to strangers.
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I thought I was gonna be an attorney, so I went to Dartmouth and I was a government major and I minored in environmental policy, and I didn't do anything academically around the arts.
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I was like, 'I want us to stop using that term. I'm not a 'girl gamer.' I'm just a gamer.' The reasons I love gaming are the same reasons everyone loves gaming.
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So much of a stand-up's life is doing live radio and having to be funny and quick on the spot with these strangers, and sort of surgical in terms of how funny I can be in three minutes.
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I think people sleepwalk through their lives, and for me, I wanted to embrace everything. And that meant the agonizing pain and the transcendence, and you can't have one without the other.
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You can't control where you were born, the family you were born into, what you look like; you can't control any of those circumstances. The only thing you can control is how you react.
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And I was the only black kid in my school for almost all of my childhood, until I was a teenager. So imagine, if you will, being 6 feet tall by third grade, so essentially being a living maypole.
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I didn't mind being in a school with a small African-American population. The African-American-community was very tight, and that was great. But I also wanted to interact with other types of folks.
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People challenge my nerd cred all the time. I just show them the photo of me winning my middle-school science fair, wearing my Casio calculator watch and eyeglasses so big they look like they can see the future.
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You know, it's about getting out there and having a good time. Not about worrying - all these young books for women are like I'm 29 with a closet full of Prada shoes and I can't get a date. Come on.
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If you have an embarrassing story, and it's a source of shame, keeping it in just compounds the shame and turns the story into something poisonous. And if someone knows about it, then it can be used against you.
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I wasn't mentally prepared to take care of them, I was focused on my career. And then when I got to be in my 40s and I thought about having kids, I wasn't able to have kids naturally. I don't regret it.
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