Last Updated November 27th, 2017

Here is a Christmas tree quote by Andy Rooney.

Christmas tree quote by Andy Rooney“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

(Andy Rooney: 60 Years of Wisdom and Wit By Andy Rooney, Hachette UK, 2009, On Writing, Christmas Trees)

Andy Rooney was an American radio and television writer who was best known for his weekly broadcast “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney“.

Rooney began his career in newspapers while in the Army, when in 1942, he began writing for Stars and Stripes in London during World War II.

In 1970, Rooney left CBS, when it refused to air his angry essay about the Vietnam War.

He went on TV for the first time, reading the essay on Public Broadcasting Service and winning a Writers Guild of America award for it.

Three years later, Rooney returned to CBS as a writer and producer of specials.

One of his notable work was the 1975 Peabody-awarded “Mr. Rooney Goes to Washington“.

Over his long illustrious career, Rooney won many accolades, but also sparked controversy.

On October 2, 2011, Rooney made his last regular weekly appearance on “60 Minutes“.

Andy Rooney died at the age of 92 on November 4, 2011.

Here are three of my favorite quotations by this legendary CBS news commentator Andy Rooney:


“One of the things we can be sure of over the July 4th weekend is that news reports will keep telling us how many of us are going to die in automobile accidents.” – Andy Rooney (first “60 Minutes” essay, July 2, 1978)

(A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney By Andy Rooney, Scribner/Atheneum BC, 1981; p.101) (Another link.)


“Dogs are nicer than people.” – Andy Rooney

(The True Things In Life, 60 Minutes, December. 5, 2007)


“We need people who can actually do things. We have too many bosses and too few workers. More college graduates ought to become plumbers or electricians, then go home at night and read Shakespeare.” – Andy Rooney

(Rooney: Finding A Good Job, 60 Minutes, March 18, 2010)


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