17 Betty White Quotes to Remind You to Stay Young at Heart

One of the most beloved personalities in Hollywood, Betty White is an American actress best known for her comedic work and for her ever-young soul.

Born January 17, 1922, Betty began her television career in the late 1930s and gained popularity while working as a “girl Friday” on Hollywood on Television. Her filmography is just as long as her acting career, but Betty White will always be remembered for the roles she played in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland.

While Bruce Forsyth holds the title for Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (male), Betty was awarded the title back in 2014, to celebrate her more than 70 years in show business. She is also the oldest person to earn an Emmy nomination.

Besides being a great entertainer, Betty has a ridiculous kind heart. She has a reputation for being a devoted animal lover and activist and during WWII she decided to put her career on hold for a while and join the American Women’s Voluntary Services.

Here are 17 Betty White quotes to remind you to stay young at heart.

If one has no sense of humor, one is in trouble.

There’s no formula. Keep busy with your work and your life. You can’t become a professional mourner. It doesn’t help you or others. Replay the good times. Be grateful for the years you had.

I just laugh. Have I got them fooled.

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

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

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.

People say, ‘But Betty, Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends.’ Well, at my age, if I want to connect with old friends I need a Ouija board.

Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.

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.

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

So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.

Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.

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

It is important that you not believe your own publicity. Be grateful for whatever praise you receive, but take it with a grain of salt.

You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.

I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.

I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot.


Flavia Medrut

Flavia Medrut is a freelance writer, researcher and part-time psychologist. She believes music, long walks and a good sense of humor are imperative in keeping one’s sanity.

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