While most of us are well into retirement at the age of 94, actress Betty White shows no signs of slowing down. Betty has been acting since the young age of 17, and is best known for her roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland. Not only is Betty’s career still thriving, but the recent demand for her charm and whit have introduced her to a whole new generation. Here are some of Betty’s most inspirational quotes.

Betty White on Living Life to the Fullest

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

“If you’re complaining, you’re not fun to be around, and fun is the name of the game.”

“If you accentuate the positive, that attitude in your mind is also reflected in the body. Yet people have a tendency to complain, rather than celebrate the here-and-now, and then look back and realize they were missing the fun.”

“It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes, it can be a lifesaver.”

Betty White on Aging with Grace

“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.”

“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!”

“… I’m not fabulous—I’m just old. But I’m the luckiest old woman on the planet, because I’m blessed with good health and energy. I don’t have any secrets for staying sprightly, but people just keep coming to me with great projects, and I can’t say no.”

“My mom said to never lie about your age, because you’ll forget what you told one person and get mixed up.”

“Generally speaking, we dread getting older and romanticize youth, which is precisely the problem. So many of us start dreading age when we’re in high school. And I think that’s really a waste of a lovely life.”

“I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot.”

Betty White on One of Her Greatest Passions—Animal Welfare

“When I pontificate, it sounds so, you know, Oh, well, she’s preaching. I’m not preaching, but I think maybe I learned it from my animal friends. Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself. I think that keeps you feeling young. I really do.”

“Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I’ve devoted my life to trying to improve their lives.”

“Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.”

“You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.”

As you can see, Betty White has a positive outlook on life and does not allow her age to defy her potential. Regardless of our age, she is an inspiration to us all.