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Motivational Lily Tomlin Quotes and Sayings

Lily Tomlin Quotes:- Lily Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. Tomlin started her career as a stand-up comedian as well as performing Off-Broadway during the 1960s.

Her breakout role was on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars as Frankie Bergstein on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie.

Inspirational Lily Tomlin Quotes

“Don’t be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.”-Lily Tomlin

Inspirational Lily Tomlin Quotes

“I mean yes to act out something or take chances in the performance is one thing. But in terms of a camera, whatever’s captured is captured so that’s a little more daunting.”-Lily Tomlin


“If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?”-Lily Tomlin


“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”-Lily Tomlin


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

“Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.”-Lily Tomlin


“Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest – then we can all die laughing.”-Lily Tomlin

Motivational Lily Tomlin Quotes

“Man invented a language to satisfy his deep need to complain.”-Lily Tomlin


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


“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”-Lily Tomlin


Funny Lily Tomlin Quotes


“The road to success is always under construction.”-Lily Tomlin


“For fast-acting relief try slowing down.”-Lily Tomlin

“Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?”-Lily Tomlin


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


“I grew up in a time when women didn’t really do comedy. You had to be homely, overweight, an old maid, all that. You had to play a stereotype because very attractive women were not supposed to be funny – because it’s powerful; it’s a threat.”-Lily Tomlin


“When I was 9 or 10, I had a ten-cent business: I would walk your dog for a dime, go to the store for a dime, empty your garbage for a dime – and then I could use the money to buy tricks at the magic store.”-Lily Tomlin


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


Best Lily Tomlin Quotes About Movies


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


“I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.”-Lily Tomlin

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


“The best mind-altering drug is the truth.”-Lily Tomlin


“What is a reality, anyway? Just a collective hunch.”-Lily Tomlin


“But there are too many people that make so much money at the cost of lives of other humans and for no reason but to make the money.”-Lily Tomlin


“I was always drawn to more social-expression-of-culture types.”-Lily Tomlin


“I guess that’s one of the reasons that you do it – work all the time – because it’s sort of a high to find something that really works.”-Lily Tomlin


“You don’t really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice. Everybody I know who got married, they say it really makes a difference. They feel very, very happy about it.”-Lily Tomlin


“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.”-Lily Tomlin

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


Famous Lily Tomlin Quotes About Life


“You know being relevant or coming up with something interesting, funny to say about what’s current is just as hard as it might ever be depending on the serendipity of it all.”-Lily Tomlin


“I guess if people couldn’t profit from war I don’t think there would be war.”-Lily Tomlin


“Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.”-Lily Tomlin


“I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else.”-Lily Tomlin


“Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.”-Lily Tomlin


“We’re all in this alone.”-Lily Tomlin


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


“Creating characters is just another way to express a type and put that type to use.”-Lily Tomlin


“Many times I sit back and say, ‘I can’t believe that this is my life!’ Other times, I feel self-satisfied. I mean, there’s a lot to be proud and thankful for but, nonetheless, it’s just life!”-Lily Tomlin


“It’s my belief we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.”-Lily Tomlin


Top Lily Tomlin Quotes About Language


“I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.”-Lily Tomlin


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


“If you read a lot of books you are considered well-read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you’re not considered well viewed.”-Lily Tomlin


“Remember we’re all in this alone.”-Lily Tomlin


“If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?”-Lily Tomlin


“I never officially came out in any kind of real public way. I just always lived very simply and openly, but the press has never made a big fuss about me or said anything to me.”-Lily Tomlin


“I especially love ‘Web Therapy’ and I did ‘Eastbound and Down’ too. I had a lot of fun doing that.”-Lily Tomlin


“What I appreciate is acknowledging to the audience that I think they have brains.”-Lily Tomlin