RIP, Andy Rooney

RIP, Andy Rooney

_If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.

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

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

Nothing in fine print is ever good news.

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.

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

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/andy_rooney_2.html#ixzz1cqdaaEJo

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10 Responses to RIP, Andy Rooney


  1. I am trying to work out if the 50-50-90 is actually 90-10 rule.

  2. Rajini Rao says:


    Suhail Manzoor , you have a 50-50 chance of figuring out if you are 90% correct. 🙂

  3. Tom Lee says:


    I love Andy Rooney. He’s the only grouchy and cranky man I like to hear what he has to say.


    Most of his quotes and observation are true in this crazy world. Most of those quotes are also hilarious. Nice post!

  4. Rajini Rao says:


    Well, Tom Lee , at least he had a long innings..he only retired a month ago, at 92!

  5. John Hummel says:


    Thanks for those quotes. They’re great — and made me smile, even though no one else is around.


  6. Anil Dash wrote a good post about Andy Rooney, he was special.


    http://dashes.com/anil/2011/11/thank-you-andy.html

  7. Rajini Rao says:


    Thanks for the link, Chris Veerabadran . Here is an excerpt from the blog: Despite his later image as a curmudgeon and his admittedly skeptical tone, the bulk of the work that defined his career was being a voice of advocacy for those out of power, whether it was African Americans, women, or the image of military veterans in the waning days of Vietnam. And he was loyal in a way that few can even fathom today; He spent six decades working at CBS.


  8. Outstanding post Rajini Rao while i was not the beneficiary of his broadcasts having not been in there..you have captured for me the essence of the man..in one post..thanks

  9. Rajini Rao says:


    Kershaw Rustomji , thanks! I picked the quotes that I liked best..especially the one about smiling..you would love that.


  10. Rajini Rao And now you got me smiling…have a great day Rajini 🙂

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