13 Betty White Quotes That You’ll Always Want to Remember

Just a few weeks before her 100th birthday on January 17, beloved Golden Girls actress Betty White passed away from natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, California, on New Year’s Eve. She was 99 years old.

White was one of the most positive (and of course, sometimes crass) actresses to ever live. She was hilarious, yet refined, a spitfire, yet kind. She was so unique to the acting world and will be sorely missed, not only by family and friends but fans as well.

In honor of her legacy, we’ve rounded up some of the best Betty White quotes from over the years. They’re truly some of the best words of wisdom that speak right from her soul!

  1. From “The Insider”

    “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’.”

  2. To Piers Morgan on CNN

    “In my head, I’m the ultimate cougar. Animal lover that I am.”

  3. From her “I’m Still Hot” Music Video

    “I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot.”

  4. From her book, “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)”

    “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.”

  5. From “People”

    “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 every place else … Now that I’m 91, as opposed to being 90, I’m much wiser. I’m much more aware and I’m much sexier.”

  6. From the Guinness World Records in 2014 (Awarded for Longest TV Career for a Female Entertainer)

    “I have no regrets at all. None. I consider myself to be the luckiest old broad on two feet.”

  7. To Joy Behar on CNN

    About being called a “legend:” “I just laugh. Have I got them fooled.”

  8. From her book, “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)”

    “Everybody needs a passion. That’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints.”

  9. To the Chicago Tribune

    ”It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.”

  10. From her book, “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)”

    “My mother always used to say, “The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.”

  11. From USA Today

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

  12. During a “New York Times” Talk

    “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.”

  13. To Gerald Butler on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

    “How do you feel about older women?”

Which quote is your favorite?