Andy Rooney

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Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer who was best known for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney," a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired on October 2, 2011. He died one month later, on November 4, 2011, at age 92.

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Andy Rooney #Death

Photo of Andy Rooney Death is a distant rumor to the young.
Andy Rooney #Great #Time

Photo of Andy Rooney The Super Bowl isn't for kids, I had a great time though and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account.
Andy Rooney #Happiness

Photo of Andy Rooney Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
Andy Rooney #Pet

Photo of Andy Rooney The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
Andy Rooney #Smile

Photo of Andy Rooney If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
Andy Rooney #Teacher

Photo of Andy Rooney Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.
Andy Rooney #Time

Photo of Andy Rooney My own time is passing fast enough without some national game to help it along.
Andy Rooney #Truth

Photo of Andy Rooney People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.
Andy Rooney #Business #Men

Photo of Andy Rooney The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men.
Andy Rooney #Sad

Photo of Andy Rooney The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort - the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing - the opening a wonderfully joyous moment.
Andy Rooney #Government #Hope #Money

Photo of Andy Rooney I hope all of you are going to fill out your census form when it comes in the mail next month. If you don't return the form the area you live in might get less government money and you wouldn't want that to happen, would you.
Andy Rooney #Truth

Photo of Andy Rooney A writer's job is to tell the truth.
Andy Rooney #Men

Photo of Andy Rooney All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law.
Andy Rooney #Government

Photo of Andy Rooney I don't think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn't surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number?
Andy Rooney #Time

Photo of Andy Rooney I like ice hockey, but it's a frustrating game to watch. It's hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points.
Andy Rooney #Government #Respect

Photo of Andy Rooney The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can't eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as 'progress', doesn't spread.
Andy Rooney #Food #Time

Photo of Andy Rooney I don't like food that's too carefully arranged it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
Andy Rooney #Technology

Photo of Andy Rooney Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Andy Rooney #Computers #Time

Photo of Andy Rooney Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads.
Andy Rooney #Computers

Photo of Andy Rooney Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.