On September 4th, 2014 at 1:17 pm EST, a comic legend died. Joan Rivers was 81 when she peacefully passed away from throat surgery complications. Just a few nights prior, she was doing stand-up for fans at a Q&A event. Until the day she died, she flew from NYC to LA every week, hosting the popular E! show, Fashion Police. She coined the widely popular phrase, "Who are you wearing?" and was unforgettably influential in the entertainment industry. Joan Rivers was incredibly unique from the inside out. Love her or hate her, she had a remarkable work ethic and never stopped making people laugh. She was outspoken, yes, but her fearlessness paved the way for women everywhere, particularly in comedy.
Joan's daughter, Melissa Rivers, stated on the day of her mother's death: "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." For those ready to return to laughter (with some wisdom sprinkled in between), these quotes are for you.