Betty Marion White Ludden is an American actress and comedian, with the longest television career of any entertainer, spanning 80 years. Profoundly inspirational Betty White quotes will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while making you laugh.
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Famous Betty White Quotes
I have no regrets at all. None. I consider myself to be the luckiest broad on two feet.
Gravity has taken over. So there’s not much I can do about it… My problem with plastic surgery is you’ll go to a women’s press conference or something like that, and old friends will come up and I kind of don’t recognize them.
Butterflies are like woman – we may look pretty and delicate, but baby, we can fly through a hurricane.
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.
All creatures must learn to coexist. That’s why the brown bear and the field mouse can share their lives in harmony.
Get at least eight hours of beauty sleep. Nine if you’re ugly.
Oh I don’t much believe in meantime, life happens in real-time.
Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.
I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.
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.
Senator Bessie: The record must stand as it is, Mr. President. How the Senator interprets that record is his own problem, not mine.
Keep the other person’s well being in mind when you feel an attack of soul-purging truth coming on.
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.
Annie: Well that’s not all your fault, I have a phone too.
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.
I think everybody needs a passion. Whether it’s one passion or a hundred, that’s what keeps life interesting.
Jack: Annie, I picked up the phone a thousand times to call you, but with every passing year it became more difficult to think what to say.
Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I’ve devoted my life to trying to improve their lives.
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 still like to see that a man opens the door. I like those touches of chivalry that are fast disappearing.
Inspirational Betty White Quotes
Can’t an old person take a nap without everyone making a fuss about it?
If everyone took personal responsibility for their animals, we wouldn’t have a lot of the animal problems that we do. Take responsibility and breed kindness.
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.
Well, now, do you prefer being called Margaret or Satan’s mistress? We’ve heard it both ways. Actually, we’ve heard it lots of ways.
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.
If one has no sense of humor, one is in trouble.
I just laugh. Have I got them fooled.
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.
Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.
It’s a little known fact that one in three family pets gets lost during its lifetime, and approximately nine million pets enter shelters each year.
The truth is I’m a great driver, but sometimes I like to drive real slow, just to mess with people.
I have my golden retriever now, Pontiac. He’s a career-change guide dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Facebook just sounds like a drag, in my day seeing pictures of peoples vacations was considered a punishment.
It’s fun once in a while to do a serious part but I really enjoy doing comedy because I love to laugh.
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.
You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.
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.
Why retire from something if you’re loving it so much and enjoying it so much … What would I do with myself?
We didn’t have Facebook in my day, we had a phone book but you wouldn’t waste an afternoon on it.
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 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.
I always wanted to be a zookeeper when I was growing up, and I’ve wound up a zookeeper! … 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.
I’ve worked with the Morris Animal Foundation for over 50 years, I’ve worked with the Los Angeles Zoo for over 50 years … at one point, I said nobody was addressing pain in animals… I said, okay, I’ll start it.
Top Betty White Quotes
I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.
I’m a teenager trapped in an old body.
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!
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.
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.
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’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t that many left!
There’s no formula. Keep busy with your work and your life. Keep the person in your heart all the time. Replay the good times. Be grateful for the years you had.
People who don’t like cats haven’t been around them. There’s the old joke: dogs have masters, cats have staff.
I’m in the acting business. That’s the ego business. When you get offers, the way things are going now you’ve gotta enjoy it. You’ve gotta take to time to taste it, and appreciate it and make the most of it.
Fred Van Ackerman: Mr. President, is the Senator calling me a liar?
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.
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.
I have the backbone of an eel.
I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.
So I got over there early one morning and didn’t know I was going to be in the ice cold muddy water. This poor stunt woman took the dive, she went in I got the laugh. She’s probably sticking pins in a little Betty White doll.
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 … I’ve worked with the L.A. Zoo for about the same length of time. I get my animal fixes!
Doing drama is, in a sense, easier. In doing comedy, if you don’t get that laugh, there’s something wrong.
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!
I’m a health nut. My favorite food is hot dogs with French fries.
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 a Ouija board.
I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that’s about as much cooking as I do.