Beloved actress, comedian, and beer bong champion (YouTube it) Betty White has blessed us all with her grace, humor, and attitude for decades.
As the legend celebrates her 95th birthday, it’s time we take a look back at some of the wisdom she passed down in interviews, books, and red carpet ramblings.
Here are the most important Betty White quotes to live by:
“In my head, I’m the ultimate cougar. Animal lover that I am.” — To Piers Morgan on CNN
“Guess what? I’m still hot.” — In her promotional music video for The Lifeline Program.
“I married my first husband because we wanted to sleep together. It lasted six months and we were in bed for six months.” — To AARP Magazine
“Gravity has taken over. So there’s not much I can do about it … My problem with [plastic surgery] is you’ll go to a women’s press conference or something like that, and old friends will come up and I kind of don’t recognize them. I recognize the voice, but I don’t — all of a sudden, there’s this whole new face that I don’t know who that is.” — In an interview on CNN with Joy Behar
“I love children, the only problem with children: they grow up to be people, and I just like animals better than people. It’s that simple.” — In an interview with Entertainment Tonight
“Get at least eight hours of beauty sleep, nine if you’re ugly.” — On The Late Show with David Letterman
“I’m not a big cook. I only go in the kitchen to feed my dog.” — From a column in Bon Appetit
“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.” — In a New York Times Talk
“You can lie to anyone in the world and even get away with it, perhaps, but when you are alone and look into your own eyes in the mirror, you can’t sidestep the truth. Always be sure you can meet those eyes directly.” — in her book If You Ask Me
“People say, ‘But Betty, Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends.’ Well, at my age, if I want to connect with old friends I need a Ouija board.” —From her opening monologue for Saturday Night Live