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

The most unexpected Betty White quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Snow always inspires such awe in me. Just consider one tiny snowflake alone, so delicate, so fragile, so ethereal. And yet, let a billion of them come together through the majestic force of nature, they can screw up a whole city.

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Keep the other person's well being in mind when you feel an attack of soul-purging truth coming on.

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

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Facebook just sounds like a drag, in my day seeing pictures of peoples vacations was considered a punishment

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Get at least 8 hours of beauty sleep. 9 if you're ugly.

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Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren't going to get rid of me that way.

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I don't know how people get so anti-something.

Just mind your own business, take care of your own affairs, and don't worry about other people so much.

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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.

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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.

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All creatures must learn to coexist. That's why the brown bear and the field mouse can share their lives in harmony. Of course, they can't mate or the mice would explode.

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Vodka is kind of a hobby.

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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. Friendship can be so comfortable, but nurture it-don't take it for granted.

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About Betty White

Quotes 131 sayings
Profession Actress
Birthday January 17, 1922

I think we're losing our sense of humor instead of being able to relax and laugh at ourselves. I don't care whether it's ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or whose ox is being gored.

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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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There is no fool like an old fool.

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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?

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Of course, nobody's tearing my door down.

If you're successful you're going to intimidate and scare off the people you'd like to spend time with. They're not going to approach you. And the ones who do are often there because you are a celebrity.

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Once someone has had the good fortune to share a true love affair with a Golden Retriever, one's life and one's outlook is never quite the same.

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If you have one good series, you know, it's a blessing.

Two good series is unusual. Three is a phenomenon, but right now, I'm working with these wonderful women on 'Hot in Cleveland,' and Valerie Bertinelli, and Wendy Malick and Jane Leeves are like, it's like the buddy-ship we had on 'Golden Girls' and 'Mary Tyler Moore.'

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Oh, I don't need sleep. I just went to my hotel room and had a cold hot dog and a vodka on the rocks.

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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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I have the backbone of an eel.

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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.

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I had to make a major decision with myself because I just don't think you can do both: try to have a baby career and raise it and have a baby baby and raise it. And to try to do justice to either one. It was a very conscious decision on my part not to have children - which I have never regretted.

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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.

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My mother always used to say: 'The older you get, the better you get, unless you're a banana.'

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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.

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Retirement is not a dirty word, I am just enjoying what I am doing.

If they want me to retire, then stop asking me. Ask and I will say yes unless it is something I really don't like.

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

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Hot dogs and Red Vines and potato chips and French fries are my favorite foods.

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I think the best kind of comedy is the least self conscious.

I think if you just sort of let the comedy happen without the elbow nudge, did you get it, did you get it. I love straight face comedy or subtle - relatively subtle comedy.

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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.

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It's a little known fact that one in three family pets gets lost during its lifetime, and approximately 9 million pets enter shelters each year. That's why it's a wonderful thing to get your pet microchipped and registered with your contact information because then they can be located and the owners can track where their pets are.

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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!

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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.

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I'm just happy as a lark having a good health.

People say are you thinking about retiring, I don't have time to think about retiring.

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Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself.

I think that keeps you feeling young. I really do.

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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.

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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. 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!

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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.

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I won't do anything that is connected with drugs.

I've seen drugs ruin so many people's lives. I don't think there's anything cute about drugs. And I don't believe in celebrating them.

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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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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.

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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.'

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I'm a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative.

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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.

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I'm blessed with learning easily. I've always had a good thing about memorizing quickly, and I just leave the script kind of open somewhere, and as I walk by I'll just take a swipe at it and then go on about my business and pretty soon it sticks.

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I am the luckiest old broad on two feet if the truth were known.

It's - but it all goes back to 'Mary Tyler Moore,' 'Golden Girls,' all those - actors love to take the credit. We couldn't do it without the writers.

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I still like to see that a man opens the door.

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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