Betty White Quotes

Who is Betty White?

Betty Marion White Ludden was an American actress and comedian. The actress who is best known for The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show nearly lived to a 100.

Born January 17, 1922
Died December 31, 2021

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Best 60 Quotes by Betty White | Page 1 of 2

“A lady likes to be complimented on her looks, her eyes, her figure. But the personality comments are much appreciated.”

Betty White

“A lot of people think this is a goodie two-shoes talking. But we do have a tendency to complain rather than celebrating who we are. I learned at my mother's knee it's better to appreciate what's happening. I think we kind of talk ourselves into the negative sometimes.”

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“Actors love to take the credit. We couldn't do it without the writers.”

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“Anger tears me up inside. My own... or anyone else's.”

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“Animal lover that I am, a cougar I am not.”

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“Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.”

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“Best thing about being in your 90s is you're spoiled rotten. Everybody spoils you like mad, and they treat you with such respect because you’re old. Little do they know, you haven’t changed. You haven’t changed in the brain. You’re just 90 everyplace else.

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“Butterflies are like women – we may look pretty and delicate, but baby, we can fly through a hurricane.”

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“Does desire melt away with age? I’m waiting for that day to come.”

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“Doing drama is, in a sense, easier. In doing comedy, if you don't get that laugh, there's something wrong.”

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“Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them.”

Betty White

“During the Depression, my dad made radios to sell to make extra money. Nobody had any money to buy the radios, so he would trade them for dogs. He built kennels in the backyard, and he cared for the dogs.”

Betty White

“Everybody needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints.”

Betty White

“Friendship takes time and energy if it’s going to work. You can luck into something great, but it doesn’t last if you don’t give it proper appreciation.”

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“Get at least eight hours of beauty sleep, nine if you’re ugly.”

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“Humor is like music. It’s a rhythm, and you just kind of get the rhythm of it, and you have to know not to let the beat go too long, but to leave a beat in there for it to gel, you know.”

Betty White

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“I always wanted to be a zookeeper when I was growing up, and I've wound up a zookeeper! I've been working with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years! I'm the luckiest old broad on two feet because my life is divided absolutely in half – half animals and half show business. You can't ask for better than two things you love the most.”

Betty White

“I am interested in a lot of things – not just show business and my passion for animals. I try to keep current in what's going on in the world. I do mental exercises. I don't have any trouble memorizing lines because of the crossword puzzles I do every day to keep my mind a little limber. I don't sit and vegetate.”

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“I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, for example, although there are plenty of others, too. They are the most blessed people in the world, and they don't appreciate it.”

Betty White

“I didn't know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time.”

Betty White

“I don't care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time – and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones – I think it's fine if they want to get married. I don't know how people can get so anti-something.”

Betty White

“I don't know where I learned elephants like their tongues slapped. Whatever turns you on.”

Betty White

“I don't seem to require a lot of sleep. I just – if I get four, five good hours, I'm fine. But sleeping is sort of dull. There's a lot of other good stuff that you can do without just lying down and closing your eyes.”

Betty White

“I enjoy being busy, I really do. Remember, I'm the stub end of the railroad. I have no family, so I'm not taking busy time away from people that I should be spending it with. So I'm just relaxing and enjoying it.”

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“I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that's about as much cooking as I do.”

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“I have no regrets at all. None. I consider myself to be the luckiest old broad on two feet.”

Betty White

“I have the backbone of an eel.”

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“I know it sounds corny, but I try to see the funny side and the upside, not the downside. I get bored with people who complain about this or that. It’s such a waste of time.”

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“I know unless I’m true to myself I couldn’t be happy. Too much emphasis is placed today on externals and too little on character.”

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“I like those touches of chivalry that are fast disappearing. If I sound old-fashioned, it’s because I’m as old as I am! But it’s just polite.”

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