Writers come from all walks of life. They write in hope that their readers will understand what they are conveying. Writers who make a difference leave a mark, a legacy, and an unforgettable name, like Andy Rooney. It was important to him to interact and communicate with people from all walks of life. He made it a sixty-two years plus career.
Best known by most for “Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" on CBS 60 Minutes, he delivered many memorable messages with a dash of humor. He won his first Emmy for two CBS News special series in 1968, "Of Black America” and "Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed."
As we know, not all writers become famous; they need encouragement, guidance, money for food and shelter, and a tough skin. Andy had all this, and an uncanny way of looking at life in a meaningful and extraordinary way. To all inspirational writers, let’s remember and enjoy some of his thought-provoking quotes we can carry with us every day.
That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile..
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
That love, not time, heals all wounds.
That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
That money doesn't buy class.
That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
Thank you Andy for sharing what you learned, all that you wrote, and your spectacular life with the world; you will be missed.
Video: 60 Minutes with Andy Rooney
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