50 Wonderful Lily Tomlin Quotes

Well, my favorite is “if you really want to know about a person, you should hire a spy”. My second favorite would be “Never eat dessert before lunch”, and my third favorite is “I’ve never said this, but I think you’re absolutely delicious”, which I said to Matt Damon at the Oscars…

She is a very, very funny American actress, and as a singer, she’s one of the most popular of all, and she’s really a genius.

Since the age of 14, Vanessa has been working her way up in the entertainment industry and has built a reputation in the USA and the UK for her work. However, she made her big break with her appearance in the Netflix original series ‘Grace and Frankie’.

Tomlin’s comedic style which is so much a part of her persona developed as she rose in fame and success. Tomlin has been nominated for several times for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series” at the Emmys and has also won several awards including “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series” at the People’s Choice Awards.

While being interviewed about her new film “It’s Such a Beautiful Day”, Lily Tomlin spoke about meeting President Obama.

50 Wonderful Lily Tomlin Quotes

My space chums think my unique hookup with humanity could be evolution’s awkward attempt to jumpstart itself up again. They’re thinking just maybe, going crazy could be the evolutionary process trying to hurry up thinking. Maybe my thinking didn’t snap. Maybe it was just trying to stretch itself into a new shape. The cerebral cortex trying to grow a thumb of sorts.

While we’re alone in the universe, we need a way to communicate with other life forms. They don’t know about us, but we know about them. We’re hoping to educate them and learn from them.

What is a great idea always ends up in some kind of failure. But you’ll never know when it happens.

Sometimes I think about being successful in a mediocre society.

If you are an optimist you can learn to be a pessimist, but if you are a pessimist you will never learn to be an optimist.

If we do not want to see our own self-interest trump the welfare of future generations, humanity has to begin to make this a shared value.

The phone company has been handling 84 billion calls a year, everything from kings, queens, and presidents to the scum of the earth

8. You can’t have a phone without being connected to the world.

“I just want to be a someone. What is a someone? I never know.”

These sentences are the inverse of each other.

These sentences can express the same meaning, but the differences between them are subtle.

Love can be the answer to problems. If you really love someone, you want to do things for them. Love should make everything OK.

10th of 50 Lily Tomlin Quotes

People have invented words and spoken them to help them tell their problems to other people.

A teacher should not only provide an academic environment, but should also be someone who can provide you with new and unique ideas.

As the saying goes, we often see the world as it is. Yet, not all of us agree. Some see the world as it may be.

When I think of Lily Tomlin. Her voice and smile I can still hear. And I can only hope I will be as wise, as witty, and as happy as she is when I am old.

People are going to get a lot angry before they get angry.

I believe that humans first started walking upright to free their hands so they could masturbate.

I really enjoyed the idea of doing this documentary series for Netflix because it provided a real challenge: to find an actor who could embody an entire character and live on a set and then go home at the end of the day. That’s a rare thing, and you can only get it so many times. Of course, when you’re working with other people, it’s a much different challenge.

After being told that she would receive a lot of attention because of her talent, she wanted to work with other people who are like her. She also didn’t want to be famous and be the center of attention because she didn’t like the idea of that. It would just be a drag on her as it would for anybody.

Although our bodies will not be able to feel, our spirits will be forever free of suffering.

I’d like to point out, sir, that this is not a mathematical question.

20th of 50 Lily Tomlin Quotes

We would stop repeating history by listening to each other. We would stop having the same old arguments. What do you mean there’s no money in sports? I don’t care what people say, there’s money in sports.

I’m not sure I agree with this. I think language was invented to communicate efficiently and to provide the best means for the greatest amount of information transfer possible.

When I am happy, I feel like crying, but when I am sad, I don’t feel like laughing. That’s much better than being sad because you are not feeling or experiencing anything; whereas, when you are happy, you feel two opposite emotions at the same time. Also, happiness is so much better than sadness because it is two of a kind.

I think that sexual revolution (like the revolution of the 60s) left a negative impact on our society. It wasn’t a good thing.

If you believe that you can change the world for the better, you are already starting to make a difference.

A sense of loneliness is what I’m feeling. I’m feeling like no one understands what I’m going through.

Some people say that they want to live because they want to live. Others say they want to live because they want to live. Then there are people who want to live because they want to die laughing.

I don’t think it would be terrible and then you have to ask yourself are you sure you want to be a nurse, fireman, or a ballet dancer.

Lily Tomlin said that she’s not religious and that she doesn’t have any desire to be religious. She thinks that all religions are good for anybody. But she’s not about to get into it with anyone. She’s just for people to live their lives however they want to live them.

People feel like, “Oh I’m so tired.” It happens. You just have to remember that it’s okay to just be tired and just keep working.

30th of 50 Lily Tomlin Quotes

Lily Tomlin is very direct in this quote. She is saying that if something is a fact, it
should be beautiful and easy to see. She is also saying that if something is truth, it
should be very obvious and easy to see. She is also saying that if something is beauty,
it should be very obvious and easy to see.

We have all heard about that guy in our office that works 24/7 and the next day he has a headache, anxiety and a hangover. So the question is, is this person’s reality? Do they realize that what they’re doing is not reality?
If you have ever had a day where you are going through a challenging period in your life, there is a chance that you are living in your own personal reality.
I was sitting in my office looking at my reality and I realized there were so many things that were not working. I was not happy with the way my life was going.

I had been thinking of writing a book for a long time, so at this point, I decided to write a book and it would have to be about awe. Why were trying to put it into a sentence? Was there any way to write about it that didn’t sound cliché? I had a feeling that if I could just find a way to say it in the right way, then other people would be able to say it as well.

You are what you believe. And the best way to change your beliefs is to become conscious of them. I don’t care what they are.

The truth is the best drug for your mind as well as your soul.

The insights may not make perfect sense but if you are left with more questions it is a step in the right direction. And the more questions you have the more you need to read on your own, the more you need to learn how to think critically, the more you need to do. This is a good thing. So keep on going and keep on trying to better understand the topic.

“Sexual freedom” means freedom from the need to have sex. It is the freedom to choose not to have sex. It is the freedom to have sex without having to have sex.

I’ve seen so much plastic in this culture, I think vinyl leopard skin will become an endangered synthetic someday.

Lily Tomlin says that even though she is getting older, she is still in touch with her emotions and is able to respond to any situation.

If I knew what it would be like to be as successful and to be as famous as the rest of these girls – I might have been willing to settle for a little less.

40th of 50 Lily Tomlin Quotes

The truth of the matter is that in most of the situations in our lives, whether business, personal or political, there are no winners or losers. The only ones who do well are those who can adapt and change to survive. This is something we can all do, even in the rat race.

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

I hear that a lot. I’m sure you do that too. I think that’s so true. Sometimes you really feel like you’re in your own head. I think it’s important, though, not to get so into that head space that you don’t let other people in. It’s important to really be able to share yourself with other people because then you get to really be your authentic self.

Muzak was great then, but the things they’ve come up with are just atrocious.

If one is to believe that life is one big coincidence then how can we understand the phenomenon of ‘intelligence’ and evolution? To understand evolution, you have to think of its as a part of something else like a machine. Or a complex mechanism. And as such we can’t expect it to work out perfectly.

God is one of the few people that is always willing to speak to you but you have to listen to them.

I try to deal with any real issues only as a lifestyle when I don’t have to take action on them, but I don’t enjoy it.

When I have a meltdown, people will tell me, “You failed to keep your sense of humor.”
I don’t know what that says about me, but I do know that it says a lot about them.

Most of the people in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other two percent who do all the bad things. These people, or their parents, have been in congress.

The reason evolution came up with “survival of the fittest” is that it’s a pretty easy idea to understand without making it needlessly complicated. It sounds like a bad thing but even a bad thing is easier to understand than a complicated idea.


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