65 Betty White Quotes About Live, Love, And Laughter

Betty White was a renowned American actress, comedian, and animal rights activist. She is best known for her comedic work on numerous television sitcoms, the most popular being The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland. Here are the best Betty White quotes about life, love, aging, and more that will surely make you laugh.

A legendary TV icon with a career spanning over seven decades, Betty White is famous for her magnetic personality, infectious sense of humor, and amazing ability to connect with the audience.

Starting her career with radio shows to appearing on television, Betty was the first woman to receive the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for the show “Just Men.”

Throughout her lengthy career in radio, television, and film she received numerous awards and accolades. Some of them include seven Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award.

She also earned the Guinness World Record twice for the longest TV career by a female entertainer. Her name was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and she also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Apart from her acting career, White is also known for her huge love for animals and her philanthropic efforts. She dedicated her time and money to help various animal welfare groups and organizations.

Betty White died on December 31, 2021, at the age of 99 leaving behind a legacy that continues to shine brightly. She remains well-loved among her fans for her comedy lines, timeless humor, and wisdom.

In honor of the 100th birthday of this television pioneer and legend, we have compiled the funniest Betty White quotes that will help you to keep her memory alive forever.

Top 10 Betty White Quotes

  1. “You’re never too old for anything.” – Betty White                          

    Betty White Quotes
    Betty White Quotes
  2. “You don’t luck into integrity. You work at it.” – Betty White
  3. “I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot.” – Betty White                                  

    Funny Quotes By Betty White
    Funny Quotes By Betty White
  4. “Get at least eight hours of beauty sleep. Nine if you’re ugly.” – Betty White          

    Funny Quotes From Betty White
    Funny Quotes From Betty White
  5. Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself keeps you feeling young.” – Betty White      

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    Betty White Sayings
  6. “I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.” – Betty White    

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    Betty White Famous Quotes
  7. “I have no regrets at all. None. I consider myself to be the luckiest old broad on two feet.” – Betty White 

    Famous Quotes From Betty White
    Famous Quotes From Betty White
  8. “Butterflies are like women – we may look pretty and delicate, but baby, we can fly through a hurricane.” – Betty White                                                                                                

    Best Betty White Quotes
    Best Betty White Quotes
  9. “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
  10. “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

Best Betty White Quotes

  1. “Laughter keeps everyone feeling wonderful.” – Betty White
  2. “It’s fun to show appreciation to the ones you love.” – Betty White
  3.  “Be positive… Negativity takes up too much energy.” – Betty White
  4. “I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.” – Betty White
  5. “Anger tears me up inside … My own … or anyone else’s.” – Betty White
  6. “I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I do have a cocktail before dinner.” – Betty White
  7. “But sweetie, I don’t think of all this as work. It’s fun. I’m so grateful for my good fortune.” – Betty White
  8. “It’s good to mix things up as an actor. Or else you can grow too accustomed to a character.” – Betty White
  9. “Oh, I don’t need sleep. I just went to my hotel and had a cold hot dog and vodka on the rocks.” – Betty White
  10. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.” – Betty White
  11. “Keep the other person’s well being in mind when you feel an attack of soul-purging truth coming on.” – Betty White
  12. “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
  13. “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.” – Betty White
  14. “My answer to anything under the sun, like ‘What have you not done in the business that you’ve always wanted to do?’ is ‘Robert Redford’.” – Betty White
  15. “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

 Betty White Quotes On Aging

  1. “I think older women still have a full life.” – Betty White
  2. “Does desire melt away with age? I’m waiting for that day to come.” – Betty White
  3. “There is even a funny side to aging, if one has a warped sense of humor.” – Betty White
  4. “Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.” – Betty White
  5. “My philosophy for staying young is [to] act bubbly every day, drink bubbly every birthday!” – Betty White
  6. “My mother always used to say, “The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.” – Betty White
  7. “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
  8. “There’s no formula. Keep busy with your work and your life. Replay the good times. Be grateful for the years you had.” – Betty White
  9. “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
  10. “You don’t fall off the planet once you pass a given age, you don’t lose any of your sense of humor. You don’t lose any of your zest for life, or your lust for life.” – Betty White
  11. “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
  12. “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.” – Betty White

Famous Betty White Quotes About Animals

  1. Animal lover that I am, a cougar I am not.” – Betty White
  2. “I stayed in show business to pay for my animal business.” – Betty White
  3. “When I’m around animals, I don’t pay attention to people.” – Betty White
  4. “You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.” – Betty White
  5. “People who don’t like cats haven’t been around them. There’s the old joke: dogs have masters, cats have staff.” – Betty White
  6. “Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.” – Betty White
  7.  “People forget the good that zoos do. If it weren’t for zoos, we would have so many species that would be extinct today.” – Betty White
  8. “I love children, the only problem with children: they grow up to be people, and I just like animals better than people. It’s that simple.” – Betty White
  9.  “I have been fortunate to have shared my life with so many wonderful animals. Our pets are here to comfort us and to love us, and it really is not much to ask that in return we care for and protect them.” – Betty White
  10. “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

Betty White Quotes On Humor

  1. “I just laugh. Have I got them fooled.” – Betty White
  2. “If one has no sense of humor, one is in trouble.” – Betty White
  3. “About being called a “legend:” “I just laugh. Have I got them fooled.” – Betty White
  4.  “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
  5. “A woman who does a good job in the kitchen is sure to reap her rewards in other parts of the house.” – Betty White
  6.  “Doing drama is, in a sense, easier. In doing comedy, if you don’t get that laugh, there’s something wrong.” – Betty White
  7. “The audience today has heard every joke. They know every plot … It’s much more competitive now, because the audience is so much more… I want to say ‘sophisticated.” – Betty White
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “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

Funny Quotes From Betty White 

  1.  “I’m a teenager trapped in an old body.” – Betty White
  2.  “If a guy’s that cute, you’ve got to tap that booty.” – Betty White
  3. “I don’t care who anybody sleeps with… Mind your own business.” – Betty White
  4. “I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that’s about as much cooking as I do.” – Betty White
  5. “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
  6. “I have never lied about my age, but these days I seem to work it into the conversation at the drop of a hat.” – Betty White
  7. “I married my first husband because we wanted to sleep together. It lasted six months and we were in bed for six months.” – Betty White
  8.  “The secret to our marriage was enthusiasm. When I knew Allen was coming home, I would freshen up my makeup and put on a new blouse.” – Betty White
  9. “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
  10.  “I’m a health nut. My favorite food is hot dogs with French fries. And my exercise: I have a two-story house and a very bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs.” – Betty White
  11.  “People have told me ‘Betty, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with old friends.’ At my age, if I wanted to keep in touch with old friends. I’d need an Ouija board.” – Betty White

More About Betty White

Betty Marion Ludden was an iconic American actress and comedian who stands as a legendary figure in the entertainment industry, celebrated for her wit, charm, and enduring talent.

She was called “America’s Sweetheart” and the “First Lady of Game Shows.”

She started her career with radio shows, before appearing on television. After moving from radio to television, she became a staple panelist in various American shows including Password, Match Game, To Tell the Truth, The Hollywood Squares, Tattletales, and The $25,000 Pyramid.

White was loved and received huge recognition for her guest appearances on shows like The Carol Burnett Show, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Boston Legal.

She became the first woman to produce a sitcom with the release of the series Life with Elizabeth, produced by Bandy Productions, a production company she co-founded with George Tibbles.

Betty White not only a prolific entertainer but also a beloved personality whose enduring career left an indelible mark in the world of American entertainment.

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