“Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.” ― Betty White
Some actors die tragically young, others stick around so damn long they suck up the worlds oxygen; but not Betty White. On January 17, White will be 91-years-old and takes no medication, so instead of listening to bullshit from self help books and TV doctors, I thought it was about time to know the real deal on living a long and healthy life.
Like the fabulous Angela Landsbury, White didn’t get famous until she was over 50, and with “Golden Girls.” -she became a worldwide celebrity and she was in her 60’s. White, who was married three times and has no children, has been working in television since the 1949 when TV began. So in salute to a TV and inspirational icon, who proves life doesn’t end after 40-years-old.
White said in an interview last year that the key to her longevity is her diet: "Hot dogs, Red wines and potato chips and French fries are my favorite foods." Yum, if I ate like that I’d live long enough-to be a fat ass. Here’s a selection of White’s best quotes:
“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.”
“I do have more in common with animal people,” she once said. “I find myself disappointed with those who are not interested in animals, they lack a certain warmth and tend to me a little self centered. Animal people have certain empathy -- this isn’t just me talking now. Research has shown this to be true.”
“The secret to going strong at my age is I get four or five hours a sleep a night. That’s all the sleep I need. And I’m blessed with good energy thanks to being blessed with good health.”
Happy Birthday Betty White, may you live forever.