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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.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

I love New Orleans. I did a movie there right before Katrina.
Aisha Tyler

I’d be plenty happy if I could keep playing scientists and cops for the rest of my career.
Aisha Tyler

I can’t say that there’s been some big change during my career where all of a sudden everything’s totally colorblind.
Aisha Tyler

I try to do more intelligent roles, unusual roles, and stronger women, and that’s helped me a little bit with my casting opportunities.
Aisha Tyler

After 40, your chances of getting pregnant are between two and eight percent, and in my particular case, they were less than five percent.
Aisha Tyler

I married my husband because I loved him, and I don’t feel like there’s anybody missing from our marriage, but when you think about this person that you love, and you think about what a wonderful thing it would be to bring another person like that into this world, I think that’s the hardest part about all of it.
Aisha Tyler

I am black, and there’s no getting around that, but being black doesn’t define every aspect of my life.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

Marriage is a mystery, and part of it is just being kind to each other, not being selfish.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

I have a whole ‘Halo’ corner in my house. One time, when I went to Bungie, they gave me this awesome ‘Halo: Reach’ backpack. Usually, when you get stuff like that, it either ends up in the garage or going to charity. But I walk around with that ‘Halo: Reach’ backpack all the time, and I drink out of my ‘Halo: Reach’ bottle every day.
Aisha Tyler

My goal is definitely to direct features – action movies, that’s my favorite genre. So I would love to do the ‘Halo’ movie.
Aisha Tyler

I’m, like, a binge gamer.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

I can’t control what’s fair and unfair. I can’t control the nature of the business or the nature of society or the nature of the world, but what I can control is how I choose to see the world and what I choose to put back into it.
Aisha Tyler

I believe in hard work. I think that everything flows out of that.
Aisha Tyler

I hated, when I was a kid, being told that ‘Black people don’t do that.’ And the white kids at school didn’t accept me because I was black, and the black kids in my neighborhood didn’t accept me because they thought I thought I was white.
Aisha Tyler

We were poor. My mother got our clothes out of the free box at the church, you know? So much of when you’re a kid is about relating about what you watch on TV. And who’s got these cooler shoes, and ‘Let’s trade lunches.’ And I was just like, ‘I don’t have a television. I have a rock and a piece of tofu.’
Aisha Tyler

For a little while, my mom was a school teacher. And I went to the school that she taught.
Aisha Tyler

My dad, he was a construction worker. He was a butcher. He was a deep sea fisherman.
Aisha Tyler

A lot of people try to control how you access gaming. You know, they’re trying to prevent people from buying games.
Aisha Tyler

I used to worry that if I wasn’t having a dynamic life, then I wouldn’t have anything to talk about.
Aisha Tyler

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