"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Aisha Tyler on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Aisha Tyler on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Aisha Tyler on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Aisha Tyler on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Aisha Tyler on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"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."
"Marriage isn't a carnival ride."
"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."