"My dad's whole family is in Madras and I was born in America so we didn't have that big Indian community. I don't really have anything interesting to say about it. When I talk about it people are like, 'meh, let's talk about something else.'"
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Mindy Kaling on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Mindy Kaling on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Mindy Kaling on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Mindy Kaling on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Mindy Kaling on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The funniest racism is the racism between minorities. It's something you don't see dramatized, but almost every minority I know who's my age, they have these funny stories about their parents stereotyping other minorities."
"As a kid, I always loved serialized books. It's the reason why people love 'Harry Potter.' Serialization is amazing. It works in television. It works in film and it works in books. Especially when you're a young kid, you get attached to these characters."
"Twitter is the most amazing medium for a comedy writer. I can't get in every idea I want on the show no matter how hard I try to bully the other writers, so it's a way of me getting out other comic ideas and immediately getting feedback."
"Anybody can have a birthday. It requires nothing. Murderers have birthdays. It's the opposite of anything that I believe in. And I don't like at work where you stop everything to sing 'Happy Birthday' to someone. I feel like that's for children."
"I think a lot of writers, male and female, write as if their parents were killed in a car accident when they were 2, and they have no one to hold accountable. And unfortunately, I don't have that. I have parents who I care about what they think."