Of course, Mary Tyler Moore has stolen the limelight with her luminous smile, but Betty White is really the one who has stolen our hearts forever.
She is an American actress and comedian with the longest career on TV (more than 80 years). She is a pioneer of TV and one of the first women that have control both behind and in front of the camera. She is also known to be the first woman to produce a sitcom (“Life with Elizabeth”) which in 1955 has gained her the honorary title Mayor of Hollywood.
On January 22, this year, she celebrated her 97th birthday, and therefore we looked back at her most famous and hilarious quotes from this amazing vodka lover.
“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.”
“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.”
“Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.”
“Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.”
“I’m not a big cook. I only go in the kitchen to feed my dog.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I just make it my business to get along with people so I can have fun. It’s that simple.”
“Animal lover that I am, a cougar I am not.”
“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.”
“I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, for example, although there are plenty of others, too. They are the most blessed people in the world, and they don’t appreciate it.”
“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.”