Zitat des Tages von Andy Rooney:
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
The dullest Olympic sport is curling, whatever 'curling' means.
A writer's job is to tell the truth.
We need people who can actually do things. We have too many bosses and too few workers.
The only people who say worse things about politicians that reporters do are other politicians.
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.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
It's paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.
Writers don't retire. I will always be a writer.
The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine, and it's probably a good thing. We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough.
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.
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.
Nothing in fine print is ever good news.
When those waiters ask me if I want some fresh ground pepper, I ask if they have any aged pepper.
As an old reporter, we have a few secrets, and the first thing is we try the phone book.
If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
I'm in a position of feeling secure enough so that I can say what I think is right and if so many people think it's wrong that I get fired, well, I've got enough to eat.
Let's make a statement to the airlines just to get their attention. We'll pick a week next year and we'll all agree not to go anywhere for seven days.
I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you.
Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
Obscenities... I think a lot of dumb people do it because they can't think of what they want to say and they're frustrated. A lot of smart people do it to pretend they aren't very smart - want to be just one of the boys.
Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Would a real man get caught eating a twinkie?
I don't pick subjects as much as they pick me.
Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning lousy hunter.
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.