A true American treasure, Actress Betty White, known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and Rose Nylund on “The Golden Girls,” turns 95.

Betty White won a Grammy, seven Emmys, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records in 2013 gave her a recognition for having the longest television career for a female entertainer.

On this occasion, we choose ten Betty White’s quotes that will make you love her even more.

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

– From a 2010 interview with Parade Magazine

Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, ‘I’m going to be 30 – oh, what am I going to do?’ Well, use that decade! Use them all!

– From a 2011 interview with Time Goes By

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. I get my animal fixes!

– From a 2012 interview with Momtastic

There’s no formula. Keep busy with your work and your life. You can’t become a professional mourner. It doesn’t help you or others. Keep the person in your heart all the time. Replay the good times. Be grateful for the years you had.”

– From a 2011 interview with Time Goes By

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.”

– From a 2011 Q&A with The Chicago Tribune

I had no idea that I would still be around at this point for one thing, but that I’d still be privileged enough to still be in this business. And it is such a privilege. And the bottom line I think to the television business is that unless you’re a real bad egg, it is such fun. It really is. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

– From 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards

I have no regrets at all. None. I consider myself to be the luckiest old broad on two feet.”

– From a 2013 interview with Guinness World Records

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.”

– From a 2012 interview with The New York Times.

 

I’m a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative.”

– From a 2010 interview on The View

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.”

– From a 2010 interview on CNN with Joy Behar