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Top 90 Betty White Quotes



Betty White is an American comedian born in 1922. She is a popular animal lover and is well known for her work on the betterment, health, and welfare of animals. Betty White quotes about animals and life are also very popular among people. We have collected some of the best quotes that will surely make you laugh. Keep scroll and share these quotes with your friends and colleagues.

  • It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver. – Betty White
  • “Laughter keeps everyone feeling wonderful.” – Betty White
  • I was an only child and I had a mother and father who were just – there wasn’t a straight man in the house, and I mean that in a very nice way. They were fun, and we would laugh a lot. – Betty White
  • “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.” – Betty White
  • A lady likes to be complimented on her looks, her eyes, her figure. But the personality comments are much appreciated. – 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 think everybody needs a passion. Whether it’s one passion or a hundred, that’s what keeps life interesting.” – Betty White
  • I’m not what you might call sexy, but I’m romantic. Let’s put it that way. Betty White
  • You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal. – Betty White
  • “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
  • I love words. Sudoku I don’t get into, I’m not into numbers that much, and there are people who are hooked on that. But crossword puzzles, I just can’t – if I get a puppy and I paper train him and I put the – if all of a sudden I’d open the paper and there’s a crossword puzzle – ‘No, no, you can’t go on that, honey. I’ll take it.’ – Betty White
  • I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot. – Betty White
  • “I didn’t choose to have children because I’m focused on my career. And I just don’t think, as compulsive as I am, that I could manage both.” – Betty White
  • My mother and dad were big animal lovers, too. I just don’t know how I would have lived without animals around me. I’m fascinated by them – both domestic pets and the wild community. They just are the most interesting things in the world to me, and it’s made such a difference in my lifetime. – Betty White
  • “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.” – Betty White

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Iconic Quotes From Betty White

  • I’m a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative. – Betty White
  • “Still here, bitches.” – Betty White
  • I really don’t care with whom you sleep. I just care what kind of a decent human being you are. – Betty White
  • “I had no idea that I would still be around at this point for one thing, but that I’d still be privileged enough to still be in this business.” – Betty White
  • I’m not into animal rights. I’m only into animal welfare and health. I’ve been with the Morris Animal Foundation since the ’70s. We’re a health organization. We fund campaign health studies for dogs, cats, lizards and wildlife. I’ve worked with the L.A. Zoo for about the same length of time. I get my animal fixes! – Betty White
  • I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple. – Betty White
  • “If one has no sense of humor, one is in trouble.” – Betty White
  • If you’re walking with your lady on the sidewalk, I still like to see a man walking street-side, to protect the lady from traffic. I grew up with that, and I hate to see something like that get lost. I still like to see that a man opens the door. I like those touches of chivalry that are fast disappearing. – Betty White
  • I have the backbone of an eel. – Betty White
  • “My philosophy for staying young is [to] act bubbly every day, drink bubbly every birthday!” – Betty White
  • I think it’s your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that’s a waste of a lovely life. ‘Oh… I’m 30, oh, I’m 40, oh, 50.’ Make the most of it. – 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 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.” – 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
  • Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way. – Betty White

Betty White Quotes On Life

  • “My mother always used to say, ‘The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.’” – Betty White
  • Why retire from something if you’re loving it so much and enjoying it so much, and you’re blessed with another group of people to work with like the gang on ‘Hot in Cleveland?’ Why would I think of retiring? What would I do with myself? – Betty White
  • Hot dogs and Red Vines and potato chips and French fries are my favorite foods. – Betty White
  • “You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30 – oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all!” – Betty White
  • It’s fun once in a while to do a serious part but I really enjoy doing comedy because I love to laugh. – Betty White
  • I think older women still have a full life. – Betty White
  • I think a lot of people like hidden-camera shows where they think they’re spying on somebody who doesn’t know they’re looking at them. And nobody takes it seriously – you either enjoy it and get a laugh out of the reactions or not. – 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.” – 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. – Betty White
  • “One thing they don’t tell you about growing old – you don’t feel old, you just feel like yourself. And it’s true. I don’t feel eighty-nine years old. I simply am eighty-nine years old.” – Betty White
  • Doing drama is, in a sense, easier. In doing comedy, if you don’t get that laugh, there’s something wrong. – Betty White
  • “I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t that many left!” – Betty White
  • I have a two-story house and a bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs all the time. That’s my exercise. – Betty White
  • ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ was – it was my first big hit. – Betty White
  • I think that a show that is as successful as ‘The Golden Girls’ is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. If you don’t feel proud to be part of a show that has that kind of track record, then shame on you, because that’s a privilege. – Betty White

Betty White Quotes About Animals

  • “I just laugh. Have I got them fooled.” – Betty White
  • Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I’ve devoted my life to trying to improve their lives. – Betty White
  • I love Cadillacs and name them after birds. – Betty White
  • Animal lover that I am, a cougar I am not. – Betty White
  • “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.” – Betty White
  • 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. You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30 – oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all! – Betty White
  • “You don’t luck into integrity. You work at it.” – Betty White
  • Long ago, I did a five-and-a-half-hour-a-day, six-day-a-week talk show for four years, early on, in Los Angeles – local show. And when you are on that many hours with no script, you know, you get very comfortable, maybe overly comfortable with that small audience. – Betty White
  • I like double entendre because then the people who get it enjoy it, and the people who don’t get it don’t know about it. – Betty White
  • “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.” – Betty White
  • I kid around a lot, but pranks are not my best strength! – Betty White
  • It’s been phenomenal, but everybody keeps congratulating me on my resurgence and my big comeback. I haven’t been away, guys. I’ve been working steadily for the last 63 years. – Betty White
  • Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do. – Betty White
  • I’m the luckiest broad on two feet, I’ll tell you that. They say once a woman passes 40 she doesn’t get any good parts, so I’m blessed. – Betty White
  • “Butterflies are like woman – we may look pretty and delicate, but baby, we can fly through a hurricane.” – 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. – Betty White
  • 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 was one of the first women producers in Hollywood. – Betty White
  • Wilderness is harder and harder to find these days on this beautiful planet, and we’re abusing our planet to the point of almost no return. – Betty White
  • I’ve worked with Morris Animal Foundation for more than 40 years now, and I’m so proud of all they’ve done to advance veterinary medicine for animals worldwide. – Betty White
  • A good friend of mine was Lucy Ball. Her mother and my mother were best friends. – Betty White
  • “Does desire melt away with age? I’m waiting for that day to come.” – Betty White
  • I don’t know where I learned elephants like their tongues slapped. Whatever turns you on. – 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’m in the acting business. That’s the ego business. – Betty White

Hilarious Betty White Quotes

  • I’ve enjoyed the opposite sex a lot. Always have. Always will. – Betty White
  • I’m having the time of my life and the fact that I’m still working – how lucky can you get? I’m 90 years old and still able to work as much as I do. That’s a privilege. – Betty White
  • The audience today has heard every joke. They know every plot. They know where you’re going before you even start. That’s a tough audience to surprise, and a tough audience to write for. It’s much more competitive now, because the audience is so much more – I want to say ‘sophisticated.’ – Betty White
  • I’m in the middle of my sixth book, which is about animals at the Los Angeles Zoo. – Betty White
  • I like bawdy humor. I love bawdy humor, but not dirty humor. – Betty White
  • I just want to bring as much natural as I can. I’m not saying that people who take acting lessons are false. They’re much better than I am, but it doesn’t work for me. – Betty White
  • I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that’s about as much cooking as I do. – Betty White
  • Well, I mean, if a joke or humor is bawdy, it’s got to be funny enough to warrant it. You can’t just have it bawdy or dirty just for the sake of being that – it’s got to be funny. – Betty White
  • When we started in television, there was that magic box in the corner of the room, and ‘Oh my gosh – look what it’s doing!’ – Betty White
  • I don’t get political. – Betty White
  • When I realized I could use Facebook as a way to communicate directly with my fans, I thought it would be a great idea. – Betty White
  • Anger tears me up inside… My own… or anyone else’s. – Betty White
  • I stayed in show business to pay for my animal business. – Betty White
  • I stayed in show business to pay for my animal business. – Betty White
  • The writers are the stars of every really successful sitcom. – Betty White
  • When I pontificate, it sounds so, you know, Oh, well, she’s preaching. I’m not preaching, but I think maybe I learned it from my animal friends. Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself. I think that keeps you feeling young. I really do. – Betty White
  • Wendy Malick and Valerie Bertinelli make fun of me, but I take care of my health – I don’t abuse it. – Betty White
  • If you get into a Broadway show and it doesn’t work, you’re a failure. And if it does work, you may be stuck for who knows how long. It just doesn’t sound great to me! – Betty White
  • Take personal responsibility. A lot of people go, ‘Well, I’ll get a dog because I have a kid and a kid needs a dog.’ And it doesn’t work out for that dog and the dog is on the street. – Betty White
  • I have my golden retriever now, Pontiac. He’s a career-change guide dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind. – Betty White
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