Famous centenarians shared secrets

• Famous centenarians shared secrets

Perhaps the fountain of youth - is not a myth, but it does not mean that all hope for a long life in vain. Our genes certainly play a role in how long we live, but it is not the whole secret of longevity. Here's what they say about how to live happily ever after, some famous people who are already well over 90 or even more.

Famous centenarians shared secrets

"You just keep doing what you love to do. That's all. It's very simple. Anyone who has a great passion, without which he can not live, I think, is simply to hold on to it, because it helps to live. I mean, it keeps you in shape, making happy and busy man. Of course, I'm still busy. "

Randolph Hokanson, 103 years, American pianist and professor of

"I do not have free time, because I'm always working. I think that's what makes me stay in shape. Continue to work after the age of ninety - is not everyone can. So, I am the happiest old bag on two legs. "

Betty White, 96, is an American actress

"My cardiologist says:" Frank, I would like to have such a heart as yours. " I replied: "If I knew the secret, I would have it patented." The fact that my life was different - the removal of the gallbladder, open heart surgery, heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, and now defibrillator.

"What the hell am I doing here? I do not know what it was. Honestly, I can not say. I have no stress, that pisses me off. I live a very quiet life. The only time I swear, it's in the car. I still drive a car, but other people about how they behave on the road! " Frank Handley, 101 years, American artist

"I was lucky to find a soul mate 63 years ago, and I believe that our wonderful marriage and our nightly conversations helped me to go through all the hardships."

Kirk Douglas 101 years, is an American actor, producer, director and writer

"The key to a happy life, perhaps, is that you have to live long enough to look back at everything that has happened to you and cease to worry, because I always wait for something and think about what you were going to do - it's always overshadows life anxiety. "

Henry Morgenthau III of, 100 years, the American writer and broadcaster, died July 10, 2018

"I think that the right word - attitude. You need to be active, you must have a positive attitude, even when things do not go the way you want. I think that if you allow yourself to mope and feel sorry for yourself, it takes you years of life. "

Norman Lloyd, 103 years old, is an American actor, director and producer of

"The whole secret of life - in moderation. My motto is - a bit of everything. "

Jesse Lichako, 106 years, the Cuban philanthropist

"My mantra - to wake up in the morning and say to yourself:" This day will be the best in my life. " Thus, I can stand it. And yet, I like to say to himself: "There is nothing that you can not do."

Tao Porchon-Lynch, 100 years, the American yoga master and writer

"I wake up every day with gratitude ... I am here, I have two arms and two legs, and eyes are still working. This is the reason for joy, if you think about. As for weakness, this is just part of the game. For all have to pay, and how much you pay depends on how far you are going. " Herman Wouk, 103 years, the American writer, Pulitzer Prize-winning

"People often ask me what is the secret of longevity, and I always say the same thing: to love life. I enjoy the simple life, play with their children, enjoy what you have, spend time with good and loyal friends. "

David Rockefeller, 101 years, American businessman and philanthropist, died on March 20, 2017

"I have really no secret. I always liked to run and walk. I practiced yoga breath training long before it became fashionable. Earlier I loved to wake up at half past five in the morning and run to the farmer's market, to have a cup of coffee in a coffee shop at Charlie, and then run home. "

Patricia Morison, 101 years, American actress and singer

"This is great - long live. As long as a person does not turn 60 years old, easy to work for your family and achieve their goals. But in later years, we must strive to do something for society. With 65 years I worked as a volunteer. I still am working 18 hours a day, seven days a week, and enjoy every minute. "

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, 105 years old, a Japanese doctor, teacher and writer, died July 18, 2017