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17 Hilarious Betty White Quotes That Will Make You Love Her Even More

I mean who doesn’t love Betty White? The older generations know her from her role in the sitcom The Golden Girls where she played Rose Nylund, and the younger generations know her as Elka from the sitcom Hot in Cleveland. She is 95 years old and has the longest television career of any female entertainer. The seven-time Emmy Award winner has created iconic roles on television and film, wrote eight books and won numerous awards. But, most importantly she has an amazing sense of humor and has said some pretty funny stuff.

Here are 17 amazing quotes by this iconic actress that will make you fall in love with her even more, compiled by Ranker.

1. She has no regrets

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Photo: Angela George/Wikimedia Commons

In a 2013 interview with Guinness World Records, the 95-year-old actress said: “I have no regrets at all. None. I consider myself to be the luckiest old broad on two feet.”

2. She never stopped being starstruck

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When accepting her 2009 Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, the Golden Girls actress said: “I am still to this day, starstruck. 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.”

3. She is open-minded

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In a 2010 interview with Parade, the actress said: “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.”

4. You have to earn your dirty jokes

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In a 2012 interview with The Huffington Post, Betty 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.”

5. You got to do what you got to do

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In an episode of Hot in Cleveland, where she played Elka she famously said: “If the guy’s a cutie, you’ve got to tap that booty.”

6. She loves fast food

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“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,” she once told The New York Times.

7. She has a great sense of humor

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Video: YouTube

In a 2010 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, discussing a Snickers commercial, the actress said: “Well I love Snickers and I thought, ‘Sure that’d be fun, why not participate in the commercial for it?’ So I got over there early one morning and didn’t know I was going to be in the… ice cold muddy water, but all I had to do was just lie down in it. This poor stunt woman took the dive, she went in. And it was a great stunt that she did, and I got the laugh. Now, really, that’s unfair when that happens. She’s probably sticking pins in a little Betty White doll.”

8. She loves drinking vodka

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9. Wise words

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On an episode of Golden Girls, 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.”

10. She cares about her fans

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Photo: BettyMWhite/Twitter

The Illinois-born actress once twitted “Nothing better than sharing a drink with a fan – if you see me out at the club, just tell the bartender to put it on my tab #DrinksAreOnMe”

11. She is still a little old-fashioned

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Photo: Angela George/Wikimedia Commons

In a 2011 interview with the Chicago Tribune, 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.”

12. She makes good points

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“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,” she wrote in her book.

13. Cooking’s not her strong suit

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In an interview with the Huffington Post, Betty shared: “I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that’s about as much cooking as I do.”

14. She was supposed to host Saturday Night Live

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During a 2010 interview on The View, she said: “Well I didn’t know what Facebook was, that’s how dumb I was. And I had turned hosting SNL down about three times years and years ago, because I was so afraid it was so New York and I’m so west coast, I thought I’d be like a fish out of water. Which I probably was, but I was too dumb to know it!”

16. She is attracted to older man

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“I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age, there aren’t that many left!” she told Parade in 2010.

17. She freely talks about past roles

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In an interview with the Huffington Post, Betty revealed: “What happens to Rose? Well, I know Sue Ann Nivens is probably camped outside of some army barrack somewhere, but Rose I think would just sort of retire and not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I think she’d still be having a good time. Anybody who thinks that Bob Hope was her father is not the brightest you’ve ever seen.”

Source: Ranker