8 Hilarious Phyllis Diller Quotes That Broke the Boring Housewife Mold (VIDEO)

phyllis dillerHeaven just got a hell of a lot more fun: The legendary Phyllis Diller passed away today at the age of 95 with -- wouldn't you know it?
A "smile on her face," according to her son Perry. Which is exactly why I'm not going to say anything sappy or sad about this tremendous loss -- that's the last thing the iconic comedienne would've wanted! The woman who once described her comedy style as "tragedy revisited" would have wanted us to remember her and LAUGH. And maybe to say, "thanks!" Because without Phyllis Diller's outrageous send-up of the traditional American houswife stereotype -- the first of its kind -- we might still be stuck looking up to Donna Reed.

One of my favorite facts about Phyllis Diller's life: She didn't start her career in comedy until she was 37 years old -- and a mother of 5! Now that's what I call badass, ladies.

And so: Here are a few of the late, great Phyllis Diller's most fabulous quotes for those of us ladies who never had a shot in hell of being Donna Reed:

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"The only thing domestic about me is I was born in this country."

"They say housework can't kill you, but why take the chance?"

"I became a stand-up comedienne because I had a sit-down husband."
 
"Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home."
 
"Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out."
 
"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."
 
"We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up."

"Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fight."

(My personal fave? The one about cleaning your house while the kids are still growing. YOU SAID IT, SISTER!)

How will you remember Phyllis Diller?

 

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