34 Best Lily Tomlin Quotes

34 Best Lily Tomlin Quotes

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Lily Tomlin is an actress, comedian, and producer from Detroit, Michigan. She has been in the comedy world since 1960 when she became a performer on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. She later moved onto to Broadway, motion pictures, and television. One of her other notable career points was her role as Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus.

“9 to 5 made people aware of equal pay for equal work. It hasn’t really happened, but it has come closer.”

“All my life, I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.”

“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.”

“I feel some part of me can wake up and be very existential and the next day wake up and be sort of in love with the universe.”

“I have always felt that humor was a wonderful vehicle to let us become connected with each other and ourselves… I try to portray the similarities and polarities in men and women, so that we
can acknowledge and embrace our collective consciousness.”

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.”

“I respect her talent and her brain and who she is as a person — and that kind of admiration and respect is a big factor in binding someone in a relationship. I know what a good heart she
has, and how empathetic she is with all kinds of people and issues — she’s so brilliant on top of it that she can voice these things. And she’s as funny as she can possibly be. She makes me

“If I had known what it would be like to have it all – I might have been willing to settle for less.”

“If the formula for water is H2O, is the formula for an ice cube H2O squared?”

“If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library.”

“It’s a more ridiculing, divisive humor today.”

“I’ve seen these women all my life, I know how they walk, I know how they talk…”

“Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.”

“Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then–we elected them.”

“No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.”

“Nobody is here without a reason. … I always had a different sensibility. I like a huge range of comedy — from broad and farcical, the most sensitive, the most understated — but I always
wanted my comedy to be more embracing of the species rather than debasing of it.”

“Reality is a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.”

“Remember we’re all in this alone.”

“Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination.”

“Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.”

“The best mind-altering drug is truth.”

“The larger picture is really to swing people’s awareness of what really is moral.”

“The road to success is always under construction.”

“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”

“There’s so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.”

“Truth is, I’ve always been selling out. The difference is that in the past, I looked like I had integrity because there were no buyers.”

“We are all in this together, by ourselves.”

“We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation.”

“We’re all in this alone.”

“What if it’s boring – or if it’s not boring, it might be too revealing, or worse, it might be too revealing and still be boring.”

“When you’re dancing the mystical dance of the molecules, you’re not the one who’s leading.”

“Why is it when we talk to God we’re said to be praying — but when God talks to us, we’re said to be schizophrenic?”

“Why isn’t there a special name for the tops of your feet?”

“Wouldn’t it be great if we all grew up to be what we wanted to be? The world would be full of nurses, firemen, and ballerinas.”