Korean children get a lot of fuss made over them, I guess because life was tough in the old country, and it was a big deal if you survived. There's a big party thrown when you are 100 days old, followed by another when you make it to one whole year.
My parents are very funny when they have to deal with anything racy or off-color. They usually pretend they don't speak English.
I think that all bodies are beautiful in millions of different ways but I get down on myself too!
Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself.
People are really terrified of me. I don't know why, I'm very nice, but people are very intimidated by me.
Interventions are really emotionally exhausting and I would never ever want to have one. In the same way, I would never want to have a surprise birthday party. That would be horrible.
Just because you are blind and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist.
I really love Steve Martin and all the stuff he did in the '70s. I think it's really great.
My parents never really had that much money, so I kind of live in the same world that they do.
I do love the road, because for me, the road is very comfortable, and it's very much what I've always wanted to do. It's one of the most appealing things about comedy for me, so I do really have an affection for it.
Comedy was the key to everything. I grew up fast and controlled my future by bringing it on faster than it naturally unfolded. I cheated myself out of a childhood but then got a running headstart into adulthood that no one else could keep up with.
I always felt like an outsider growing up. In school, I felt like I never fit in. But it didn't help when my mother, instead of buying me glue for school projects, would tell me to just use rice.
Usually, if you smile at them and show some interest in the toy, they will give it to you. That's a straight up Democrat move!
I think the best way to get over your body issues is to just flaunt your body at every opportunity.
It's very hard for a woman in comedy. It's hard for women to be bold and not care what anyone, particularly men, think. Maybe that is why so many women comics are lesbians.
I don't really know what 'selling out' is exactly. I would sell out if I could, but nobody's buying it. I would love to go mainstream, but my comedy is too edgy. It's always too dirty. It's always too filthy. I'm dying to sell out. But I love doing comedy, I love touring, and I think I would do everything for free.
The stuff I do and say onstage I can do easily. As a performer, that comes easily. But being social offstage, it's not easy for me.
I have 3 dogs myself - I actually have a kennel license in order to do so. I love them so much I couldn't imagine my life without them.
It's important to feel beautiful; it's political to feel beautiful.
I think self-deprecation is such a disease, and I want to cure everybody of it and so that's my contribution.
Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
I'm writing a record of comedy songs. I'm doing all these collaborations with artists. I bring them lyrics and they write the music to it.
I don't have children, and I am not sure if I have wanted them or never wanted them. It's weird not to be able to decide.
I'm not a mom, but I think the word 'mother' is about wisdom.
For women in my family, in Korean culture, women are really valued in their youth, and then when they get older, it's like they almost become irrelevant.
I was raised to be self-conscious about weight. Then as I got older and started doing television, it became a career issue, like, 'You have to lose weight or you'll lose that job.'
My boyfriend and I live together, which means we don't have sex - ever. Now that the milk is free, we've both become lactose intolerant.
I'm super-obsessed with 'Intervention.' I wrote a song about it.
My mother goes crazy over babies. Some people just do. They love 'em! I never have. Babies scare me more than anything. They're tiny and fragile and impressionable - and someone else's! As much as I hate borrowing stuff, that is how much I hate holding other people's babies. It's too much responsibility.
I can't drag myself away from 'Final Cut Pro.' It is a digital video editing system. I am obsessed with it, but I am always away from home, and I can't use it.
I can never tell when something is funny. I just have to do it onstage and find out.
Some people are that - more than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.
I have permanent damage to my body because I wanted to be thin.
In the early '90s, there was such a limited idea of what you could see on TV.
Try to love someone who you want to hate, because they are just like you, somewhere inside, in a way you may never expect, in a way that resounds so deeply within you that you cannot believe it.
Snooki is really beautiful and looks quite like Elizabeth Taylor in 'Cleopatra.' She has the same bone structure. I'm kind of obsessed with 'Jersey Shore.' People don't give them enough credit for how entertaining they are.
The newest victims of the nation's foreclosure crisis are pets, which is extremely distressing to me.
I am into belly dancing. I used to only hang with comics. Now I have friends who are dancers, and my whole house has a harem feel.
I mean, what's great about touring is that's what you do. You're in a constant state of motion and then you stop to do a show and you move onto the next city. All you have to do is do the show. That's the only responsibility that you have.
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
Since I became a dancer, I have felt much better about myself.
I am a big 'Ellen' fan. I have been one for quite a long time now. I used to do the local news talk shows with her in San Francisco, when we were both still kids.