Betty White passed away on Friday, less than three weeks away from celebrating her 100th birthday. Actress, comedienne, author, and animal rights activist, she is one of Hollywood’s most beloved icons. Best known for her roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, Ms. White had a television career that spanned more than eight decades. In the 2014 edition of “Guinness World Records” she was certified as the longest ever female entertainer.
My favorite quotations from Betty White:
Butterflies are like women — we may look pretty and delicate, but baby, we can fly through a hurricane.
In my head, I’m the ultimate cougar. Animal lover that I am.
I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.
The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.
Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.
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.
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.
Everybody needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints.
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.
I have no regrets at all. None. I consider myself to be the luckiest old broad on two feet.