Lily Tomlin

is an extraordinary actress (now close to 70...) whose long career in television, theater, and movies changed "Show Business"

and the genre of comedy. Many of her created Characters are still performance legends...

Check out recordings of her performances and you will see a fun artist at work...

I just found a part of her (Old Fashioned ;-) Telephone Operator skits on TV at youtube

Wikipedia is also a good place to start online to learn about her life and artistry.

Here are some of her quotations for your enjoyment and reflection:

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

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

3. The road to success is always under construction.

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

5. 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.

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

7. 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!

8. Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

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

10. I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.

11. Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.

12. For fast-acting relief try slowing down.

13. We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company.

14. 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.

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

I told you she is kool...