37 Andy Rooney Quotes To Empower Your Life

Andy Rooney quotes have always been popular among the budding writers for their brilliant piece of advice. He was an American radio and television writer who was born on January 14, 1919, in Albany, New York. Andy was best known for his weekly broadcast called ‘A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney’. The programme was a part of the CBS News Channel and was of 60 minutes which remain aired from 1978 to 2011. He began his career in newspapers in the year 1942 while he was still working in the United States Army.

He used to write for ‘Stars and Stripes’ and became the first journalist to reach the Ludendorff Bridge. In 1949, he joined CBS as a writer for ‘Arthur Godfrey’s Talents Scouts’ and during this period their friendship got very strong. In 1978, ‘A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney’ started before which he wrote numerous essays while his first appearance on television was in 1970 through the show ‘An Essay on War’. Here are the best Andy Rooney quotes to empower your life.

1. You can’t be a good writer without being a good thinker. –Andy Rooney

2. I’ve learned that under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. –Andy Rooney

3. The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There’s a kind of glory to them when they’re all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy. –Andy Rooney

4. Christians talk as though goodness was their idea but good behavior doesn’t have any religious origin. Our prisons are filled with the devout. –Andy Rooney

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

6. Bacon is clearly a food made by the Nazis to fatten up Americans. It has no nutritional value, is full of fat, sodium, and nitrates, and is a pathetic type of consumable made from the noblest of creatures. –Andy Rooney

7. We all ought to understand we’re on our own. Believing in Santa Claus doesn’t do kids any harm for a few years but it isn’t smart for them to continue waiting all their lives for him to come down the chimney with something wonderful. Santa Claus and God are cousins. –Andy Rooney

8. My advice is not to wait to be struck by an idea. If you’re a writer, you sit down and damn well decide to have an idea. –Andy Rooney

9. Death is a distant rumor to the young. –Andy Rooney quotes

10. I’d be more willing to accept religion, even if I didn’t believe it, if I thought it made people nicer to each other but I don’t think it does. –Andy Rooney

11. I ‘m always on the lookout for something good about people. Often months go by. –Andy Rooney

12. If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one. –Andy Rooney

13. 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

14. The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. –Andy Rooney

15. I don’t pick subjects as much as they pick me. –Andy Rooney

16. I’m an admirer of everything  Dr. Martin Luther King stood for, but I don’t think he would have stood for this –Andy Rooney

17. 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

18. I’ve learned … that no one is perfect until you fall in love with them. –Andy Rooney

19. Nothing in fine print is ever good news. –Andy Rooney

20. If you get murdered because you go on a date with someone you met on the Internet, you probably deserved it. –Andy Rooney

21. I’ve learned that no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with. –Andy Rooney

22. I’ve learned …. That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. –Andy Rooney

23. I can’t choose how I feel. But I can choose what I do about it. –Andy Rooney

24. 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

25. I’ve learned… That you should never say no to a gift from a child. –Andy Rooney

26. I’ve learned… That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. –Andy Rooney

27. 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. –Andy Rooney

28. Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. –Andy Rooney

29. The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. –Andy Rooney

30. If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. –Andy Rooney

31. A writer’s job is to tell the truth. –Andy Rooney

32. I’ve learned… that just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day. –Andy Rooney

33. We need people who can actually do things. We have too many bosses and too few workers. –Andy Rooney

34. Elephants and grandchildren never forget. –Andy Rooney

35. The trouble with dictionaries is, they tell you more about words than you want to know without answering the question you have. –Andy Rooney

36. Age is nothing but experience, and some of us are more experienced than others –Andy Rooney

37. Being kind is more important than being right. –Andy Rooney

I hope you enjoy reading Andy Rooney quotes. Share with me your favorite quote in the comments below. 

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Nakul Grover

Nakul Grover, author of Superhuman In You and the one who runs this blog. He has been writing on self-improvement since 2014. Featured on various websites, his works have helped thousands of people to live an extraordinary life. He loves spending his leisure hours in reading books and learning new skills.

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