Lily Tomlin Quotes & Wallpapers

Lily Tomlin
Total Quotes: 147


Suddenly I burst into song: 'Awe, sweet mystery of life, at last I found thee...' And I felt so good inside and my heart felt so full, I decided I would set time aside each day to do awe-robics. Because at the moment you are most in awe of all there is about life that you don't understand, you are closer to understanding it all than at any other time. Lily Tomlin
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If I had known what it would be like to have it all - I might have been willing to settle for less. Lily Tomlin
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To me, sexual freedom means freedom from having to have sex. Lily Tomlin
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I try to be cynical, but it's so hard to keep up. Lily Tomlin
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When we speak to God, we call it prayer; when God speaks back, we call it psychosis! Lily Tomlin
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You can't expect insights, even the big ones, to make you suddenly understand everything. But I figure: Hey it's a step in the right direction if they leave you confused in a deeper way. Lily Tomlin
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If trying harder doesn't work, try softer. Lily Tomlin
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And yet humanity is so not evolved that how can you expect anything absolutely major to happen? Look how long, we move ahead in technology, how much do we move ahead in morality or emotion? We move ahead so minimally, minimally, minimally. Lily Tomlin
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Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. Lily Tomlin
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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
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The best mind-altering drug is the truth. Lily Tomlin
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I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain. Lily Tomlin
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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
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We're all in this alone. Lily Tomlin
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People think there's some real subversive thing playing against whoever it is; a lot of it is just people who want to go along and get along. And they also want to make money. And the bottom line is, they're going to put out as much stuff as they can - stupid, banal stuff that makes money. Lily Tomlin
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When you're dancing the mystical dance of the molecules, you're not the one who's leading. Lily Tomlin
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In the depths of the night, fear grips my heart. It paralyzes my mind. But most of all, I feel very, very alone Lily Tomlin
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Does your mind feel more and more like teflon? Nothing sticks to it? Lily Tomlin
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There's nothing sadder than getting to the end of your life and saying, 'I didn't do it right'. Lily Tomlin
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If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library? Lily Tomlin
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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! Lily Tomlin
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Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them. Lily Tomlin
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Reality is nothing but a collective hunch. Lily Tomlin
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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
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What is reality, anyway? Just a collective hunch. Lily Tomlin
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There will be sex after death, we just will not be able to feel it. Lily Tomlin
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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
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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. Lily Tomlin
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All my life, I've always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin
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The larger picture is really to swing people's awareness of what really is moral. Lily Tomlin
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I never thought of myself as any kind of a film star, as many films as I've made - and I've made some really fun movies with good people. I've always been paired with someone because I'm not really box office, in that carrying-a-picture sense. I've always been busy, but not in the spotlight. Lily Tomlin
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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. Lily Tomlin
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Sexual freedom and liberation has to be of your own making. I'm stunned when I hear about friends' children, ten or twelve years old giving blow jobs. I just don't like the girls being used or exploited in that way. It's just indiscriminate sexual relating. It's just the isolated things. Lily Tomlin
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I wonder what it would be like if we all became what we wanted to be when we grew up? I mean, imagine a world filled with nothing but firemen, cowboys, nurses and ballerinas. Lily Tomlin
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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. Lily Tomlin
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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. Lily Tomlin
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To me, "sexual freedom" means freedom from having to have sex. Lily Tomlin
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Did you know, in the entire universe, we are the only intelligent life forms thought to have a Miss Universe contest? Lily Tomlin
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I think life is perverse. It can be beautiful, but it won't. Lily Tomlin
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Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed. Lily Tomlin
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Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. Lily Tomlin
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I've always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin
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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
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If truth is beauty, then how come no one has their hair done in a library? Lily Tomlin
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Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs. Lily Tomlin
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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
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9 to 5 made people aware of equal pay for equal work. It hasn't really happened, but it has come closer. Lily Tomlin
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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. Lily Tomlin
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Having a real public outlet is how you imprint something for yourself. It's just a matter of timing. It's like you've marked your territory. Lily Tomlin
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Exercise is for people who can't handle drugs or alcohol. Lily Tomlin
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I'm not a religious person. I don't have any desire. To me it's imitative of a conventional culture. I'm all for it for anybody. I totally have a free and open feeling about how other humans want to live their lives. It's just not something that has any real significance for me. Lily Tomlin
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Growing up in Michigan was fine...until I realized where I was. Lily Tomlin
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No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up. Lily Tomlin
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The road to success is always under construction. Lily Tomlin
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There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic. Lily Tomlin
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What I appreciate is acknowledging to the audience that I think they have brains. Lily Tomlin
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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
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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
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Creating characters is just another way to express a type and put that type to use. Lily Tomlin
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I worry that the person who thought up musak may be thinking up something else. Lily Tomlin
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The best mind-altering drug is truth. Lily Tomlin
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Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket - The road to success is always under construction Lily Tomlin
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It's a more ridiculing, divisive humor today. Lily Tomlin
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I worry about kids today - because of the sexual revolution, they're going to grow up and never know what "dirty" means. Lily Tomlin
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The phone company handles 84 billion calls a year-everything from kings, queens, and presidents to the scum of the earth. Lily Tomlin
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The formula for water is H2O. Is the formula for an ice cube H2O squared? Lily Tomlin
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Remember we're all in this alone. Lily Tomlin
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Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse. Lily Tomlin
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Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet? Lily Tomlin
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I guess if people couldn't profit from war I don't think there would be war. Lily Tomlin
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