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Our 5 Favourite Joan Rivers Quotes

Joan Rivers’ graced our television screens on Fashion Police, the awards shows’ red carpets, or the stage as a one-woman show. Her comedic tongue spared no victims. She was brutally honest, unfiltered, and politically incorrect—many times leaving us with our jaws dropped.

However, just as often as she poked fun at others, she would turn the joke around on herself.

Here is a list of our 5 favourite quotes from Joan Rivers.


A man can sleep around, no questions asked. But if a woman makes 19 or 20 mistakes, she’s a tramp.


If God wanted me to bend over, he’d have put diamonds on the floor.


I was born in 1962…the room next to me was 1963.



Trust your husband, adore your husband, and get as much as you can in your own name.


I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I’d look like without plastic surgery.

Longtime LGBT ally Joan Rivers Dies Aged 81

Joan Rivers, the fantastic acid-tongued comedian, died Thursday. She was 81.

Rivers, had been on life support in Mount Sinai Hospital since having a cardiac arrest in New York last week.

In a statement, her daughter Melissa said she died surrounded by family and friends.

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Melissa Rivers

The actress and stand-up comedian is well known for her legendary put-downs. She had insults ready for all races, genders and creeds.

She had more recently turned her razor-sharp tongue on the red carpet’s worst dressed celebrities, hosting the E! network’s Fashion Police.

Rivers never mellowed during her half-century-long career. She moved from longtime targets such as the weight problems of Elizabeth Taylor, to newer foes such as Miley Cyrus.

“I have never wanted to be a day less than I am. People say, ‘I wish I were 30 again.’ Nahhh! I’m very happy HERE. It’s great. It gets better and better. And then, of course, we die,”

Joan Rivers

No performer worked harder, was more resilient or tenacious. She never stopped writing, testing and fine-tuning her jokes. However, she didn’t just fire her barbs at others, she was always prepared to joke about herself, and in particular her plastic surgery.

In 2010, she tweeted a joke about her death, saying: With all the plastic surgery I’ve had I’m worried that when I die, God won’t recognize me!

Shortly after her death was announced, tributes poured in from the world of entertainment.

Ellen DeGeneres





Another Day, Another Controversial Joan Rivers Quote

Another day, another controversial Joan Rivers quote. It seems that the incendiary comedian is at it again (when she’s not tearing down people’s outfits or appearances on E!’s Fashion police) as she’s now turned her attention from the Hollywood, red carpet attending populous to the President and the First Lady of the United States.

According to Rivers, President Obama is gay, with her words fired off to a journalist who asked her if we’d ever see a gay or lesbian president. “We already have it with Obama” was her response (which was subsequently captured on video below).

Although despite her suggesting that he’s unfortunately closeted and is in no way to be open or proud about his sexuality, it did seem to be more of a pointed barb in the Pres’ direction. She was invalidating his sexuality as a (seemingly) straight man in a (seemingly) happy marriage with Michelle Obama. A woman who, Rivers says, is transgender. “You know Michelle is a tr*nny. A transgender. We all know” Rivers continued, firing off the incredibly offensive transgender slur like it was anything but.

This isn’t the first time Rivers has landed herself in hot water either as last year TMZ asked her about MSNBC’s firing of Alec Baldwin (prior to his homophobic rant) and she chose to defend him, hurling a string of racist and homophobic slurs in succession, covering Chinese people, gay people, black people and plenty other identities too for good, offensive measure.

This is even despite the fact that she has actually been outspoken in support of the LGBT community, with the comedian even attending a gay marriage earlier in the week. Interestingly enough though, both MSNBC and E! (the network which Fashion Police airs on) are owned by the same parent company so whether the backlash of Rivers’ recent statements see her fired too will have to be seen.