Aisha Tyler

I think, like most gamers, I talk a good game.
Aisha Tyler

Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

The more people who come forward and talk about how much they love gaming, how much they talk about individuality and diversity, the more gamers of color that come out and gay gamers that come out and everybody talking about what they love – that’s what the community has in common: a love of gaming.
Aisha Tyler

It’s a thrill to star with such great actors like Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston, and Garrett Hedlund.
Aisha Tyler

Bravery is the engine of change.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

There’s a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic, the fantastic.
Aisha Tyler

Marriage isn’t a carnival ride.
Aisha Tyler

I was this weird little bookish giant.
Aisha Tyler

I might not agree with myself in a year.
Aisha Tyler
Comedy is ugly. It’s honest, it’s raw.
Aisha Tyler

Pop culture hates you and wants you to fail.
Aisha Tyler

On general principle, I boycott shows that don’t employ actors.
Aisha Tyler

Yes, I do get recognized in public. It’s pretty nice.
Aisha Tyler

Am I going to complain about being typecast as smart? I don’t think so.
Aisha Tyler

I’m black, and black don’t crack. It does droop.
Aisha Tyler

Pop culture is great, but it can be bad, at times.
Aisha Tyler

I can tell you this: Stand-up is not glamorous.
Aisha Tyler

I’m sure I had low-level scurvy all of my childhood.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

The only concept or experience or core belief that I can attribute my other-ness to is that I just started out a weirdo and I stayed a weirdo. And it took me a long time to embrace my outsidership and see it as a strength rather than a weakness.
Aisha Tyler

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.
Aisha Tyler

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