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Monday, January 14, 2013

Celebrating Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney (1/14/1919-11/4/2011) was best known for his curmudgeonly commentaries on the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes." Here is a sample of some of the lines that demonstrate his dry wit and reveal his talent as a writer and communicator.
Andy Rooney -
The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books; how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook.

All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law.

Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.

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.

Nothing in fine print is ever good news.

I dislike loud-mouthed patriots who think they like our country more than I do. Some people's idea of patriotism is hating other countries.

Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning 'lousy hunter'

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you.

Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.

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.

Death is a distant rumor to the young.

I've done a lot of complaining here, but of all the things I've complained about, I can't complain about my life.

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