lily tomlin Quotes

Just remember, we're all in this alone.
tags: alone
— Lily Tomlin
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
— Lily Tomlin
I always wanted to be something, but now I see I should have been more specific.
— Lily Tomlin
Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.
tags: people reality drugs
— Lily Tomlin
No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.
tags: impossible
— Lily Tomlin
If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?
— Lily Tomlin
Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.
tags: past forgiveness giving hope
— 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?
tags: god
— Lily Tomlin
I said "Somebody should do something about that." Then I realized I am somebody.
— Lily Tomlin
When I was growing up I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific.
— Lily Tomlin
The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
tags: race
— Lily Tomlin
What is reality, anyway? Just a collective hunch.
tags: reality
— Lily Tomlin
I've always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.
— Lily Tomlin
If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?
— 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.
tags: marriage
— Lily Tomlin
I never officially came out in any kind of really 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 think my politics are just inclined to be empathetic and humanistic. I grew up with so many different kinds of people with different politics, different religion, no religion, no politics, education, no education, and I was infatuated with all of them.
tags: people politics education
— 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.
tags: time women funny comedy
— 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.
tags: magic dog money
— 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 a life!
tags: time believe
— Lily Tomlin
If you read a lot of books, you're considered well-read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well-viewed.
tags: book read
— Lily Tomlin
It's my belief we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.
tags: belief language
— Lily Tomlin
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
tags: world worries success
— Lily Tomlin
I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.
— Lily Tomlin
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
tags: men language
— Lily Tomlin
We are all in this together, by ourselves.
— Lily Tomlin
My politics are just inclined to be empathetic and humanistic. I grew up with so many different kinds of people with different politics, different religion, no religion, no politics, education, no education, and I was infatuated with all of them.
tags: people politics education
— Lily Tomlin
No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.
— Lily Tomlin
Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination.
tags: imagination
— Lily Tomlin
The best mind-altering drug is the truth.
tags: truth drugs
— Lily Tomlin
We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation.
tags: men believe
— Lily Tomlin
You are what you think ... geez, that's frightening....
— Lily Tomlin
Maybe if people started to listen, history would stop repeating itself.
tags: people
— Lily Tomlin
To me, "sexual freedom" means freedom from having to have sex.
tags: freedom sex
— 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.
tags: book read
— Lily Tomlin
For fast-acting relief try slowing down.
— Lily Tomlin
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
— Lily Tomlin
It's a more ridiculing, divisive humor today.
tags: humor
— Lily Tomlin
The start to a better world is the belief that it is possible.
tags: belief world
— Lily Tomlin
We are people with lives, not consumers with lifestyles.
tags: people live lifestyle
— Lily Tomlin