Top 40 Tiffany Haddish Quotes To Keep Smiling

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Tiffany Sarac Haddish is an American Comedian, an actress and author. She has appeared in several comedy movies including Girl’s trip and Nobody’s fool. She also published her memoir titled, The Last Black Unicorn.
At the age of nine her mother had a fatal accident which caused her brain damage and resulted to a short temper. For this reason, her mother usually abused her. But Tiffany decided that if she could make her mother laugh then she would stop the abuse. She applied the same rule in school and in every aspect of life.
Tiffany went through abuse, rape and other painful incidents while growing up, but she learnt to smile through her pain. Here are some of her quotes that will inspire you to keep smiling.

Inspiring Tiffany Haddish Quotes

“I learned from Roger Rabbit that if you make people laugh, they’ll do anything for you – which is almost true.” – Tiffany Haddish

“No matter what the situation, I try to have fun. I get pulled over by the police, I’m like, ‘Oh, this going to be the best arrest ever.’ And I end up making friends with these police officers.” – Tiffany Haddish

“Stop holding your truth; speak your truth. Be yourself. It’s the healthiest way to be.” – Tiffany Haddish

“I’m so sleepy most of the time, but I guess it’s ’cause I’m constantly doing things and trying to move forward and set up for the master plan. The master plan is to be, like, little baby Oprah, with my own production company, maybe my own channel, inspire millions.” – Tiffany Haddish

“You’re the only one that’s in control of your emotions; you’re the only one that’s inside of you at all times. So control you however you want to. If you’re not happy, that’s your fault.” – Tiffany Haddish

“My therapist was like, ‘What brings joy to your heart?’ And I was like, ‘I like to see teeth. I guess maybe I should have been a dentist.’”

– Tiffany Haddish

“I did this movie called ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God,’ and I was an extra, and it was a movie that Oprah was producing. She had walked by, and I was making all the other extras laugh, and she said, ‘You’re a very funny young lady.’ I was like, ‘Eeeee!’” – Tiffany Haddish

“In stand-up, you do need to be having fun up there, like Richard Pryor said, but you have to know yourself well, too… You start learning, and it’s like playing a piano. You know exactly what keys to stroke, ’cause really, with comedy, you’re, like, fiddling with people’s souls.” – Tiffany Haddish

“Every teacher that I’ve ever had, that I still remember their name, made me laugh. I feel like comedy is the best instrument to teach.” – Tiffany Haddish

“For any women trying to do comedy, I would suggest you do one thing every day towards your goal. First, you figure out what it is you want to accomplish. Don’t be afraid to set a new goal every day, but every single day, do one thing towards your goal, and you will achieve it.” – Tiffany Haddish

“If the award comes with a check, then I want that award. But if it doesn’t come with a check, then I’m not that interested. I’d much rather join NASCAR and get a trophy and a check.” – Tiffany Haddish

“I don’t mean to be so sensitive, but that’s just who I am. And I’m not afraid to admit it.”

– Tiffany Haddish

“I’ve always been outwardly personal. I’ve always been that chick. A lot of my friends be like, ‘TMI, Tiffany, TMI.’ I just feel like it’s important to share your experience on this Earth, because you never know who’s watching, who might be going through the same thing, who might feel devastated.” – Tiffany Haddish

“There’ve been times I felt like, ‘I don’t know if I want to do this.’ That maybe I should go back to school and become a special-education teacher. But I love entertaining.” – Tiffany Haddish

“When I go to auditions, I try to always make sure I go in prepared. I always think to myself, ‘I’m here to provide them with a service. They need me, and if they decide to hire me for this service, I’m going to give them the best they’ve ever paid for and if they don’t, they’re dumb.’ That’s on them.” – Tiffany Haddish

“I’m open to whatever God puts in front of me and makes my heart pitter patter.” – Tiffany Haddish

“As far as ever wanting to give up, there have been a few times where I thought, ‘Man, am I even good enough to do this?’ Because people have said things to me like, ‘You’re too pretty. You shouldn’t do comedy. Go ahead and get pregnant by a rich guy and chill.’” – Tiffany Haddish

“Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t become Mr. Universe because he went to the gym every now and then. He did it on a regular basis. It’s the same thing with comedy. I try to perform seven nights a week.” – Tiffany Haddish

“Being on stage is, like, my favorite. The immediate gratification. That’s my favorite.”

– Tiffany Haddish

“When my people are dying, that’s when you gonna catch me protesting. I’m not gonna protest because somebody got offered not the amount of money they wanted to get offered. If you don’t like what they’re offering you, just no longer do business with them.” – Tiffany Haddish

“I tried to join three gangs, and every single one gave me a different excuse, but it was pretty much along the lines of, ‘You’re too goofy. You’re too cute. You don’t fit in.’” – Tiffany Haddish

“I wanna meet Meryl Streep, so she can be my mama. I want Meryl Streep to be my mom in a movie.” – Tiffany Haddish

“I’m not afraid of any kind of job, I’m not afraid to play any kind of role, as long as it doesn’t compromise my morals.” – Tiffany Haddish

“I do have esteem issues when it comes to reading and writing. I always feel kind of self-conscious about letting people read something that I wrote, because the last thing I wanna hear is, ‘You spelled everything wrong.’” – Tiffany Haddish

“Any comedic roles that I’ve gone out for usually end up going to a white woman or a gay man instead.” – Tiffany Haddish

“I’m not really into politics, but if I had my own country, I would make sure all my people were educated and figuring out what they love to do, and focusing on that.”

– Tiffany Haddish

“I’ve studied Charlie Chaplin for years. I’ve studied Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, all of them. I don’t play around. This is not a game.” – Tiffany Haddish

“Everybody in my life who is important to me is a star to me.” – Tiffany Haddish

“When I was young, people used to be like, ‘You look just like Halle Berry – out of Losing Isaiah.’ I don’t care; she was still beautiful in that movie!” – Tiffany Haddish

“Everybody the same: We all got problems. We all want to be loved. We all wanna be happy.” – Tiffany Haddish

“When I got emancipated from the foster care program and I became homeless, it was a struggle. I was working at an airline, and then I stopped to pursue comedy 110%.” – Tiffany Haddish

“I feel like a foster kid that’s been in the system for a long time, and then at 16, somebody adopted them and said, ‘You can go to college, and you ain’t got to pay no student loans.’ I feel happy. I feel accepted after all these years of blood, sweat, and tears.” – Tiffany Haddish

“There are a lot of comedians that were bullied and picked on, and that’s why they became comedians. Survival of the fittest.”

– Tiffany Haddish

“People always tell me, ‘You should do drama. You should do drama.’ Even when I first got an agent, they were like, ‘We want to send you out to be dramatic.’ And I’m like, ‘No. I’m a comedian. I’m funny. I want to do funny stuff.’” – Tiffany Haddish

“I think of comedy as my man: it’s the one thing I can always rely on that will keep me safe, keep me fed, put a roof over my head.” – Tiffany Haddish

“When I was younger, I barely talked. I was scared of people. I had to learn how to cultivate that confidence.” – Tiffany Haddish

“When I pick my greens, right, I smile. I smile when I pick the greens, and when I wash the greens, I smile. Then when I cut them up, I smile. And then when I cook them, I smile. They call it joyful greens.” – Tiffany Haddish

“The body is a universal language. Because if you spoke French, and I speak English, but I move like this or do certain movements, I can still make you smile and laugh.” – Tiffany Haddish

“I danced for, like, 11 years at bar mitzvahs and executive parties. I’m a professional energy producer. I produce energy, baby.”

– Tiffany Haddish

“Coming from where I came from, being a foster youth… like, living in all those different homes… I am glad I had those experiences because now, when I perform, I can come from a place of reality: I know how different people live.” – Tiffany Haddish

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