The legendary entertainer turns 90 today, and as these quotes prove, the passing years haven't made her any less funny-or caustic. Happy Birthday, Betty!
Why So Serious?
"I think we're losing our sense of humor instead of being able to laugh at ourselves. I don't care whether it's ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or whose ox is being gored."
Stay Fit Any Way You Can
"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."
Don't Go There
"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. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don't worry about other people so much."
Forget About True Confessions
"Keep the other person's well-being in mind when you feel an attack of soul-purging truth coming on."
Get Out Your Lipstick, Ladies
"The secret to our marriage was enthusiasm. When I knew Allen was coming home, I would freshen my makeup and put on a new blouse. I don't have a fella, but if Allen - or Robert Redford - were around, we'd have a very active s*x life."
Attention, Older Guys
"I've always liked older men. They're just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren't that many left!"
Clueless In Hollywood
"I think older women still have a full life. Maybe the [movie and TV] writers don't address it these days, but it doesn't change the fact."
The Betty White Diet
"Oh, I don't need sleep. I just went to my hotel and had a cold hot dog and a vodka on the rocks."
"The thing I like to do best is my work for animals. I've worked with LA Zoo and a number of other animal causes for years now, and I never want to give that up. Whatever I do will have to fit around that."
Right Here, Right Now
"Interviewers repeatedly want to know what I would really dream of doing in [show] business, if I could choose anything I wanted. I can't ever seem to get the point across that I am doing it... right now!"
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