Aisha Taylor 4

I think art comes out of meaningful experiences, and it’s hard to make art when your meaningful experience is getting into your electric car and driving from your fancy house in the Hills to your fancy job in the Valley.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

As a comedian, it really gelled when I started doing standup. Because standup is so much about bravery, especially in the early days. There is no doubt that it is going to go terribly for you over and over and over again. But you cannot get funny without bombing.
Aisha Tyler

Once we decided not to get pregnant, I snapped back into work mode, and now I have just been really enjoying my career.
Aisha Tyler

There’s a clock ticking on the pregnancy thing, but not a clock ticking on adoption.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

I believe that the essence of marriage is choosing someone who loves you for who you are, embraces everything about you, and building a life with that person. Whether that life is with children or without children – it’s honestly immaterial to building a life with someone that you love fully.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

It’s hard because you can’t legislate creative diversity. I think it’s more that the gaming community’s more diverse, and they’re going to ask for more diverse experiences. They’re going to demand them.
Aisha Tyler

If you’re a game company, you want to create a singular gaming experience, and part of that is doing stuff that nobody else is doing. If you’re trying to create a game that feels different, you’re going to create a lead that feels different. It’s not going to be just another white guy.
Aisha Tyler

I was raised by a single dad, and I’ve always kind of liked things that are typically more guy-oriented.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

I have this insane and unabated longing for San Francisco. I come up there every chance that I get.
Aisha Tyler

I’ve been blessed to have insanely hip parents who think of me as their little Chris Rock.
Aisha Tyler

I really love being busy because I am – feel like I am at my best when I am busy.
Aisha Tyler

For the record, I’m a clinical workaholic.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

I’ve said this before, and I’m sure there are people who disagree, but I feel like one of the reasons there aren’t a lot more women in stand-up – and there are many more now; it’s not parity, but it’s getting there – is that women are not socialized to look stupid or silly. They’re socialized to be pretty and precious.
Aisha Tyler

Comedy’s really about not being afraid to look terrible, look ugly, look silly, make fun of yourself. And that’s something that women are just not socialized to do. But more women are doing it, and more women have examples of women doing it brilliantly.
Aisha Tyler

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.’
Aisha Tyler

I love fashion, and I love how it makes me feel, but it doesn’t rule my life.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

In my life and my work, I really try to be just fully myself.
Aisha Tyler

I don’t think of myself as a role model, but I do feel like, for women out there who are trying to figure out who they are, the most important choice to make is to live a life that’s true to who you are inside. And let your ideas and your heart and your mind drive your fashion choices.
Aisha Tyler

The City gets more and more beautiful every time I come home.
Aisha Tyler

I’m trying my hand at directing. I’m doing an independent movie that we haven’t started casting yet, but it’s like an edgy version of ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ’48 Hours,’ only with two women in it.
Aisha Tyler

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