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Name
Lily
Last name
Tomlin
Born
September 1, 1939in Detroit
Gender
female
Nationality
North American
Profession
actor, writer, producer, comedian
Zodiac sign
Virgo

Lily Tomlin Movies

  • Grandma
  • The Walker
  • I Heart Huckabees
  • Orange County
  • The Kid
  • Tea with Mussolini
  • Flirting with Disaster
  • Getting Away with Murder
  • Blue in the Face
  • Short Cuts
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • The Player
  • Shadows and Fog
  • Big Business
  • All of Me
  • The Incredible…
  • 9 to 5

Lily Tomlin movie quotes, phrases and lines

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

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

“God has Alzheimer’z Disease. He’s forgotten we exist.”
Lily Tomlin

“All my life I’ve wanted to be somebody. But I see now I should have been more specific.”
Lily Tomlin

From the movie: 9 to 5

“- Violet Newstead: I guess I must’ve made a mistake.
– Doralee Rhodes: You steal the wrong body from the hospital and all you can say is I must have made a mistake!
– Violet Newstead: It could happen to anyone.”

Lily Tomlin – Violet Newstead
Dolly Parton – Doralee Rhodes

“If beauty is truth, why don’t women go to the library to have their hair done?”
Lily Tomlin

“The formula for water is H2O. Is the formula for an ice cube H2O squared?”
Lily Tomlin

From the movie: Grandma

“- Sage: You know, you have a real anger problem.
– Elle Reid: No, no, I don’t. I have an asshole problem. When people are assholes, I get angry.”

Julia Garner – Sage
Lily Tomlin – Elle Reid

From the movie: Grandma

“Where can you get a reasonably priced abortion in this town?”
Lily Tomlin – Elle Reid

La trovi inThe Art of Acting and Filmmaking

“Once I get a hold of a character, get a hold of their essence, I’m just as excited the next time I create it.”
Lily Tomlin

La trovi inMotivational Quotes

“I’m not organised. I’m tenacious.”
Lily Tomlin

La trovi inCareer in Cinema

“When Kipling said ‘Treat failure and success the same, they are both impostors’, he could not have been living in Hollywood.”
Lily Tomlin

From the movie: Grandma

“You are a footnote.”

Lily Tomlin – Elle Reid

From the movie: Shadows and Fog

“- Prostitute #1: This is Irmy, she’s with the circus. She needs a place to flop tonight.
– Prostitute #2: What do you do in the circus, huh?
– Irmy: I’m a sword-swallower.
– Prostitute #3: Oh, a sword-swallower, that’s my specialty, too.”

Lily Tomlin – Prostitute
Mia Farrow – Irmy
Jodie Foster – Prostitute
Kathy Bates – Prostitute

“No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.”
Lily Tomlin

From the movie: All of Me

“I guess what I’m trying to say is, I’m sorry I ruined your birthday.”

Lily Tomlin – Edwina Cutwater

From the movie: Grandma

“Love does not conquer everything.”
Lily Tomlin – Elle Reid

From the movie: Grandma

“- Sage: So you used to like men?
– Elle: I always liked women, I just didn’t like myself.”

Julia Garner – Sage
Lily Tomlin – Elle Reid

From the movie: I Heart Huckabees

“- Vivian: Have you ever transcended space and time?
– Albert Markovski: Yes. No. Uh, time, not space… No, I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Lily Tomlin – Vivian
Jason Schwartzman – Albert Markovski

From the movie: Grandma

“- Sage: Everyone’s gonna talk about it at school!
– Elle Reid: What’s he gonna say, ‘Sage’s grandma beat me up?’”

Julia Garner – Sage
Lily Tomlin – Elle Reid

From the movie: 9 to 5

“- Doralee Rhodes: Is that one of those marijuana cigarettes?
– Violet Newstead: [under her breath] We don’t have enough for everyone, cool it!”

Dolly Parton – Doralee Rhodes
Lily Tomlin – Violet Newstead

From the movie: Grandma

“I like being old, young people are stupid.”
Lily Tomlin – Elle Reid

From the movie: All of Me

“- Edwina Cutwater: I don’t see why you’re getting so upset about all this.
– Roger Cobb: Because I want my body back. And I want my freedom and my privacy. And most of all, I’d like to be able to take a leak without being fondled.”

Lily Tomlin – Edwina Cutwater
Steve Martin – Roger Cobb

“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

From the movie: 9 to 5

“- Violet Newstead: Blackmail, oh that sounds good! What could we get on him?
– Judy Bernly: A sex scandal! Take a picture of him in bed with a prositute.
– Doralee Rhodes: No, who’d care?
– Violet Newstead: Yeah, Hart would just buy up all the copies and then distribute them as Christmas cards.”

Lily Tomlin – Violet Newstead
Jane Seymour Fonda – Judy Bernly
Dolly Parton – Doralee Rhodes

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