Phyllis Ada Diller (née Driver; July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012) was an American stand-up comedian, actress, author, musician, and visual artist, best known for her eccentric stage persona, self-deprecating humor, wild hair and clothes, and exaggerated, cackling laugh.
Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
In a quarrel, each side is right.
My conscience aches, but it's going to lose the fight.
There are plenty of good reasons for fighting . . . but no good reason ever to hate without reservation, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you, too. Where's evil? It's that large part of every man that wants to hate without limit, that wants to hate with God on its side.
The days are too short even for love; how can there ever be time for quarreling?