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Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers passed away on Thursday September 4 and she was such a well known comedian and fashion “expert”  here is the US.  I put expert in quotes because some of the comments she made about celebrities on the red carpet became quite caustic.  However, I still admired her because she re-purposed herself before the term was formed.  She never gave up and she never stopped.  Today, I just want to pause and share some of her quotes with you. (From

Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.

I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.

I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive. Things are happening.

I’ve learned from my dealings with Johnny Carson that no matter what kind of friendship you think you have with people you’re working with, when the chips are down, it’s all about business. (She appeared on the Johnny Carson show as guest host and that made her a household name but she accepted an offer from the Fox Network for her own show and left Johnny.  He never spoke to her again.)

Thank God we’re living in a country where the sky’s the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.

Life is very tough. If you don’t laugh, it’s tough.


No Joan wasn’t Southern but she certainly had a drive that is similar to a steel magnolia.  My Mother would have said that she was a “Tough Old Bird.  Rest in Peace, Joan Rivers and thanks so much for the laughs and wisdom you shared.

2 responses »

  1. She will be missed. She was one of my most favorite people………….ever!


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