Hilarious Betty White Quotes That Will Make You Appreciate Her Even More

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Vote up the best quotes from the beloved star.

If you've seen any movie or TV show featuring a slightly irreverent older lady that's aired in recent history, then you've most likely seen Betty White's work. She had the longest running entertainment career of any woman ever, she's appeared on everything from Golden Girls to SpongeBob SquarePants, and there are about 21 modern inventions that White predates. She might've been on the earth for decades, but the actress was just as active and energetic in all avenues of her life.

Over the course of her long career, Betty White said some pretty funny stuff. A few of her great quotes pertain to her career, a few focus on her love life (she prefers older men), and a few focus on rarely known Betty White trivia. Read about them below.


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    Regrets Didn't Plague Her

    Regrets Didn't Plague Her
    Photo: Angela George / Wikimedia Commons

    What She Said: "I have no regrets at all. None. I consider myself to be the luckiest old broad on two feet."

    When She Said It: In a 2013 interview with Guinness World Records.

     

    136 votes
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    She Asked The Right Questions

    She Asked The Right Questions
    Photo: Berkley / Amazon

    What She Said: "[It's strange that] some people say, 'Grow some balls.' Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding."

    Where She Said It: In her book, If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t).

    166 votes
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    She Made Valid Points About Tolerance And Procreation

    What She Said: "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."

    When She Said It: On "Love Under the Big Top," an episode of Golden Girls.

    111 votes
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    You Have To Earn Your Dirty Jokes

    You Have To Earn Your Dirty Jokes
    Photo: The Late Late Show With James Corden / YouTube

    What She Said: "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."

    When She Said It: In a 2012 interview with The Huffington Post.

    101 votes
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    Her Legacy Lives On

    Her Legacy Lives On
    Video: YouTube

    What She Said: “I am still to this day star struck. I look out at this audience and I see so many famous faces, but what really boggles my mind is that I actually know many of you. And I’ve worked with quite a few... maybe had a couple... and you know who you are.”

    When She Said It: When accepting her 2009 Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

    125 votes
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    She Was A Little Old Fashioned

    She Was A Little Old Fashioned
    Photo: Angela George / Wikimedia Commons

    What She Said: "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. If I sound old fashioned, it's because I'm as old as I am! But it's just polite."

    When She Said It: In a 2011 interview with the Chicago Tribune.

    124 votes