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I personally think we developed language
by Lily Tomlin

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

Related topics: Funny Cynical

If love is the answer,
could you please rephrase the question.
- Lily Tomlin

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

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
- Lily Tomlin

 

If I had known what it would be like to have it all -
I might have been willing to settle for less.
- Lily Tomlin

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

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win,
you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

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

We are all in this together, by ourselves.
- 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

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
- Lily Tomlin

We're all in this alone.
- Lily Tomlin

Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?
- Lily Tomlin

We don't care.
We don't have to.
We're the phone company.
- Lily Tomlin

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

It's my belief we developed language because of our
deep inner need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

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

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

I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be
thinking up something else.
- Lily Tomlin

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

What is reality, anyway? Just a collective hunch.
- Lily Tomlin

No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.
- Lily Tomlin

Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.
- Lily Tomlin

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

The problem with winning the rat race is you're still a rat.
- 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

There's so much plastic in this culture that vinyl
leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.
- 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.
- Lily Tomlin

I've always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

The best mind-altering drug is the truth.
- Lily Tomlin

For fast-acting relief try slowing down.
- Lily Tomlin

Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination.
- Lily Tomlin

Remember we're all in this alone.
- Lily Tomlin

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
- Lily Tomlin

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The whole world can gossip about you,
and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Don't take anything personally.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But to personally satisfy my own adrenalin needs,
I've been racing cars a little bit, which has been fun.
- Picabo Street

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland
than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

Personally, I'm always ready to learn,
although I do not always like being taught.
- Winston Churchill

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program
winning the world chess championship.
Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins

Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness
in order to feel at ease.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

Don't take it personally -
it's not usually about you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally.
If you leave personalities out of it,
you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.
- Brian Koslow

I wouldn't want to criticise someone like Charlotte
Church because she has done fantastically well,
but personally I've always cared about the long term.
- Lesley Garrett

Personally, fame never really played any part in our family life.
- Oliver Hudson

Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company
is that there is always too much work to do,
and sadly I find I don't have much time to code any more.
- Eric Allman

The feeling of not belonging, of not being entirely worthy,
of being sometimes hostage to your own sensibilities.
Those things speak to me very personally.
- Anthony Minghella

Up until 1995, I still had a day job that I hated.
I was still personally involved in things in the 90s.
- Ted Rall

I can achieve that by personally relating the words
that I am saying to something I have known in my life.
- Mandy Patinkin

Personally, I look forward to better tools for analyzing C++ source code.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

Personally, I think the best motto for an educational establishment is:
'Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?'
- Terry Prachett

I didn't really care if I had a coach that much,
me personally, because I was brought up to think for myself.
- Billie Jean King

I enjoyed showing a bit more leg in the last few stories.
It was good fun, but it can be quite sexist.
But it doesn't worry me personally all that much.
- Sarah Sutton

Personally, I can't see how anyone can produce any
beautiful music out of being angry.
- Chico Hamilton

I was approached personally by the Gibson Corporation.
- Trini Lopez

Personally, I don't like the term 'success.'
It's too arbitrary and too relative a thing.
It's usually someone else's definition,
not yours.
- Ichiro Suzuki

The necessity to constantly turn in an excellent performance,
to be absolutely wedded to this dedication and this
ideal means that as a child you're going to pay for it personally.
- Twyla Tharp

No one told me I had to make something that would sell,
but I personally want everyone to like my music.
- Utada Hikaru

Personally, I've found that the kind of thing that
I like is going into somebody else's area and not playing
their music but doing whatever I do in their area.
- Derek Bailey

Being a part of success is more important than being
personally indispensable.
- Pat Riley

There is an apprenticeship system in jazz.
You teach the young ones.
So even if the musicians weren't personally that likable,
they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians.
- Dave Van Ronk

I am a liberated woman.
And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money.
But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.
- Julie Andrews


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