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A collection of quotes by Lily Tomlin on forgiveness, movies, TV shows, society, success, stress, failure, survival, comedy, care, love, and more.

38 Insightful Quotes By Lily Tomlin That Are Funny And Far-Reaching

Famous As: Comedienne & Actress
Born On: September 1, 1939
Born In: Detroit
Lily Tomlin is a famous American comedian, actress, producer, writer, and singer. She began her career in the 1960s as a stand-up comedian and got her big break with ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,’ in 1969. As of now, she is seen in ‘Grace and Frankie,’ a Netflix series, playing the role of Frankie Bergstein. She also received three consecutive ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ nominations for the same. Some of her well-known works include ‘Nashville,’ ‘Tea With Mussolini,’ ‘Grandma,’ ‘9 to 5,’ ‘I Heart Huckabees,’ and ‘Flirting With Disaster,’ etc. Following is a collection of interesting quotations and sayings by Lily Tomlin, which have been curated from her movies, dialogues, thoughts, interviews, works, public utterances, gigs, etc. Read through the quotes by Lily Tomlin on humor, life, complain, naughty, goals, wish, motivation, prayer, devotion, cynicism, satirical, beauty, truth, fun, silly, and more.

The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

Lily Tomlin

When I was growing up I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific.

Lily Tomlin

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.

Lily Tomlin

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

Lily Tomlin

I said "Somebody should do something about that." Then I realized I am somebody.

Lily Tomlin

The road to success is always under construction

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

Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.

Lily Tomlin

Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.

Lily Tomlin

If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?

Lily Tomlin

No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.

Lily Tomlin

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

Lily Tomlin

Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.

Lily Tomlin

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.

Lily Tomlin

The best mind altering drug is the truth.

Lily Tomlin

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?

Lily Tomlin

We're all in this alone.

Lily Tomlin

I always wanted to be something, but now I see I should have been more specific.

Lily Tomlin

Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.

Lily Tomlin

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Lily Tomlin

Exercise is for people who can't handle drugs or alcohol.

Lily Tomlin

After all, in private, we're all misfits

Lily Tomlin

Does your mind feel more and more like teflon? Nothing sticks to it?

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!

Lily Tomlin

Lady, I do not make up things. That is lies. Lies are not true. But the truth could be made up if yo know how. And that's the truth.

Lily Tomlin

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

Lily Tomlin

Sometimes i worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

Lily Tomlin

Just remember, we're all in this alone.

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

Growing up in Michigan was fine...until I realized where I was.

Lily Tomlin

I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.

Lily Tomlin

I can handle reality in small doses, but as a lifestyle, it's much too confining.

Lily Tomlin

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin as "Edith Ann

Lily Tomlin

We’re all in this together alone.

Lily Tomlin

All my life I always wanted to be someone. I see now I should have been more specific.

Lily Tomlin

Reality is the leading cause of stress.

Lily Tomlin

So if you've had a good time tonight, or if you've had a good time any night, for gosh sake's why not drop a dollar in the mail to me?

Lily Tomlin

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

Lily Tomlin