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Pop culture hales you and wants you to fail. ...
by Aisha Tyler

Pop culture hales you and wants you to fail.
- Aisha Tyler

Yes, I do get recognized in public.
It's pretty nice.
- 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

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

 

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

I was this weird little bookish giant.
- Aisha Tyler

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

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Comedy is ugly.
It's honest, it's raw.
- 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

I might not agree with myself in a year.
- Aisha Tyler

Marriage isn't a carnival ride.
- Aisha Tyler

Do you have any idea what it's like when you try and
make home porn? My husband and I tried it.
We looked like charging hippos.
Best to leave it to the pros.
- Aisha Tyler

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

Am I going to complain about being typecast as smart? I don't think so.
- 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

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
- Robert Indiana

It was when I saw Iggy Pop, that's what did it for me.
That changed my life pretty much.
- Alan Vega

I progressed through so many different styles of music through my teen years,
both as a player and a vocalist, particularly the jazz
and pop of the early 20th Century.
- Jeff Healey

I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility.
I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry
about choruses and hook lines.
- John Mellencamp

I'd love to be a pop idol.
Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50.
- Kevin Bacon

There are times in show business when you work so much
you think you will pop your cork,
and then suddenly you can't find any work.
- Martha Reeves

I've never intended to be controversial but it's very
easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.
- Steven Morrissey

Once you 'got' Pop, you could never see a sign again the same way again.
And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again.
- Andy Warhol

Pop knew absolutely nothing about pro football.
- Wellington Mara

I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music:
the voice.
- Brian Eno

A nice pop star would do you nice on one of those deserted islands.
- Tom Felton

I have no aspirations of world domination through the pop charts.
None at all.
- Anne Hathaway

Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman.
Grounders are his stock trade.
- Jackie Robinson

Pop changes week to week, month to month.
But great music is like literature.
- Ravi Shankar

I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts,
which is often the case with pop songs.
I see them as a body of work.
Life should be breathed into them.
- Sting

If you try to do that in pop music -
to play only rare show tunes,
for example - people don't come.
- Bobby Short

If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest,
it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.
- Jon Secada

I've learned a lot about my voice, and about things I can do with it.
Maybe that's why my sound has become a little more pop.
- Chely Wright

It's very schizophrenic because I like a lot of very straight pop,
like Small Faces, Stones, Kinks; and on the other hand,
I like a lot of avant garde things.
- Andy Partridge

I was just thinking of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe
and how young they were when they died.
I would like to be a pop icon who survives.
I would like to be a living icon.
- John Travolta

When the songs pop out, that's like the climax of us building.
- John Otto

I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star.
I feel very awkward at times in the role.
- Edward de Bono

Spin Me Round was number one all over the world,
everywhere.
It changed the face of pop music, no question.
We took technology further than Trevor Horn.
- Pete Waterman

It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut
the training and go straight to fame and fortune,
and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
- Lesley Garrett

Pop music allows you to be who you are without having
to wear a social uniform or to conform,
which some people find impossible to do.
- Siobhan Fahey

My biggest successes were mainly in the pop market during the 80s.
- Juice Newton

Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about
shutting out the tensions of life,
putting it away.
- Peter Tork

The '80s were the worst period.
You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair
and calling themselves metal.
- Geezer Butler

It will shock many - I've lived a full life and really
enjoyed my time as a pop star.
- Belinda Carlisle

I'm talking like 10, 12 years old.
Either junior brings Mom and Pop or Mom and Pop bring the kids.
I'm talking young here, not a college drinking crowd.
- George Thorogood

We thought it would be great to see if you could put
pop music back into musical theater.
- Neil Tennant

If you keep up with pop culture, everybody knows the joke.
- Shawn Wayans

Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity,
but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living.
- Ethel Merman

The only thing that exists to me is commercial pop music.
- Barry Gibb

Anybody who thinks pop music's easy should try to make
a pop single and find out that it isn't.
- Robert Wyatt

I honestly have no strategy whatsoever.
I'm waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox
and completely surprise me.
- Ben Kingsley

People always seem to be interested in my private life
because I'm married to a pop star.
- Jamie Redknapp

I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side
of the Velvet Underground.
- Martin Gore

That's one wonderful thing about country music -
it shifts,
ebbs, and flows stylistically, unlike pop music.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family
history documented in a very powerful computer or a
CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash.
- Brendan Fraser

Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act,
but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl.
- Christina Aguilera

I think everyone is very surprised at how 'Matrix'
has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is.
- Laurence Fishburne

I'm not a pop star.
- Emma Bunton

I go from pub to pub, or jumping on buses or stopping cars.
I don't need a TV audience.
Every time I go naked, all of a sudden TV cameras pop up around me.
- Mark Roberts

If I don't terrorize, I'm not Pop.
- Iggy Pop

'Time after Time' is one of the best pop songs ever written,
in my opinion.
It's an incredible, beautiful, timeless song.
- Sarah McLachlan

I don't mean this, but I'm going to say it anyway.
I don't really think of pop art and serious art as being that far apart.
- Twyla Tharp

If you were a pretty boy pop singer,
it would wreck you,
growing older.
- Bob Geldof

You need a bit more to be a pop star than just a good voice.
- Kim Wilde

Pop doesn't really look back.
It can't.
What makes pop work is simplicity.
- Branford Marsalis

Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins.
- Peter Tork

The kids out there want something they can relate to,
something that's real; most of that whiny stuff isn't real.
The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death.
- Jonathan Davis

Political people don't solve stuff -
not really.
Political people are like guys in pop music.
- Bruce Sterling

My beloved Mom and Pop always rated tops with each other,
and that's the way it will always be.
- Ethel Merman

There are also always those burnt, hard kernels at
the bottom that don't pop.
You know why they don't pop? They don't pop because they have integrity.
- Marc Maron

In both pop and disco, the meaning of the lyrics is not too important.
I have nothing I feel I particularly want to say.
- Giorgio Moroder


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