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Need a Laugh? Here Are 8 Joan Rivers Quotes About Passion, Happiness and Mindset. Here are some valuable life lessons from the female pioneer in comedy.

By Rose Leadem

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While she could get you rolling on the floor laughing, comedian, actress and TV personality Joan Rivers' talents went far beyond show biz. From The Joan Rivers Show to Fashion Police, she was the host of a number of talk shows and in fact, the first woman to host a late night network talk show, The Late Night With Joan Rivers. She was also the author of 12 best-seller books.

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Of course her talents didn't go unnoticed, Rivers received a number of honorable awards including a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony, and was the winner of the Celebrity Apprentice in 2009. And on top of her spunky and out-there personality, it was her drive, confidence and hard work that eventually led her to success.

Unfortunately on Sept. 4, 2014, the world lost one of the funniest comedians of all-time, however her legacy lives on.

Here are eight Joan Rivers quotes on mindset, success, opportunity and more.

On mindset

"I enjoy life when things are happening. I don't care if it's good things or bad things. That means you're alive. Things are happening." -- Joan Rivers

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On success

"I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking." -- Joan Rivers

On opportunity

"I was smart enough to go through any door that opened." -- Joan Rivers

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On motivation

"I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present." -- Joan Rivers

On happiness

"Life is very tough. If you don't laugh, it's tough." -- Joan Rivers

Related: Honoring Joan Rivers: 12 of the Trailblazing Comedian's Wisest Quotes

On passion

"Don't worry about the money. Love the process." -- Joan Rivers

On leadership

"I have no methods. All I do is accept people as they are." -- Joan Rivers

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On resilience

"A lot of downs. A lot of ups. I'm still standing." -- Joan Rivers

Related: What Joan Rivers' Long, Successful Career Teaches Us

Rose Leadem is a freelance writer for 

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