Motivational Quotes from Betty White

You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.

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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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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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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.

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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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A lady likes to be complimented on her looks, her eyes, her figure. But the personality comments are much appreciated.

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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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The bottom line is, I’m blessed with good health. On top of that, I don’t go around thinking ‘Oh, I’m 90, I better do this or I better do that.’ I’m just Betty. I’m the same Betty that I’ve always been. Take it or leave it.

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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 think a lot of people like hidden-camera shows where they think they’re spying on somebody who doesn’t know they’re looking at them. And nobody takes it seriously – you either enjoy it and get a laugh out of the reactions or not.

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Wilderness is harder and harder to find these days on this beautiful planet, and we’re abusing our planet to the point of almost no return.

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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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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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I enjoy being busy, I really do. Remember, I’m the stub end of the railroad. I have no family, so I’m not taking busy time away from people that I should be spending it with. So I’m just relaxing and enjoying it.

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

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I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.

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I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that’s about as much cooking as I do.

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I don’t know where I learned elephants like their tongues slapped. Whatever turns you on.

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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 was an only child and I had a mother and father who were just – there wasn’t a straight man in the house, and I mean that in a very nice way. They were fun, and we would laugh a lot.

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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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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’m so compulsive about stuff, I know if I had ever gotten pregnant, of course, that would have been my whole focus. But 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.

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Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I’ve devoted my life to trying to improve their lives.

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If everyone took personal responsibility for their animals, we wouldn’t have a lot of the animal problems that we do. I’m a big spay-and-neuter supporter. Don’t have babies if you’re not going to take care of those babies. We don’t need more. We just need to take care of the ones we have. Take responsibility and breathe kindness.

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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 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.

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I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time.

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

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

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I’m the luckiest broad on two feet, I’ll tell you that. They say once a woman passes 40 she doesn’t get any good parts, so I’m blessed.

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I’m not what you might call sexy, but I’m romantic. Let’s put it that way.

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I’m in the middle of my sixth book, which is about animals at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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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 stayed in show business to pay for my animal business.

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I’m in the acting business. That’s the ego business.

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The audience today has heard every joke. They know every plot. They know where you’re going before you even start. That’s a tough audience to surprise, and a tough audience to write for. It’s much more competitive now, because the audience is so much more – I want to say ‘sophisticated.’

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I was one of the first women producers in Hollywood.

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I’ve enjoyed the opposite sex a lot. Always have. Always will.

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I love Cadillacs and name them after birds.

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I’m having the time of my life and the fact that I’m still working – how lucky can you get? I’m 90 years old and still able to work as much as I do. That’s a privilege.

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I like bawdy humor. I love bawdy humor, but not dirty humor.

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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.

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I think that a show that is as successful as ‘The Golden Girls’ is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. If you don’t feel proud to be part of a show that has that kind of track record, then shame on you, because that’s a privilege.

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Anger tears me up inside… My own… or anyone else’s.

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Doing drama is, in a sense, easier. In doing comedy, if you don’t get that laugh, there’s something wrong.

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I think older women still have a full life.

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I really don’t care with whom you sleep. I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.

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When I realized I could use Facebook as a way to communicate directly with my fans, I thought it would be a great idea.

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