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Phyllis Diller through the years: The quotes

Comedian Phyllis Diller appears in character in the

Comedian Phyllis Diller appears in character in the ABC-TV comedy series "The Pruitts of Southampton." (May 20, 1966) Credit: AP

Phyllis Diller has died at age 95 - one of TV's comedy legends allied with Bob Hope, "Laugh-In," and so many other legends (and legendary shows.) The quotes? She had a million of 'em. ( And if you think of "Joan Rivers" when you  read these, that's not coincidental - Rivers has often credited the lasting influence...)

Here are just a handful of one-liners (thanks to Brainyquotes for this brief compilation:)

A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Aim high, and you won't shoot your foot off.

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.

Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.

Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out.

Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room.

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.

His finest hour lasted a minute and a half.

Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?

I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away.

I asked the waiter, 'Is this milk fresh?' He said, 'Lady, three hours ago it was grass.'

I buried a lot of my ironing in the back yard.

I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.

I'm eighteen years behind in my ironing.

I've been asked to say a couple of words about my husband, Fang. How about short and cheap?

If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like.

It's a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I'd be rotten to the core.

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.

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