Andy Griffith, American Actor ( June 1, 1926 - July 3, 2012 )

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You know when you're young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.~Andy Griffith

Future Past Young

Lonesome Rhodes had wild mood swings. He'd be very happy, he'd be very said, he'd be very angry, very depressed, and I had to pull all of these emotions out of myself. And it wasn't easy.~Andy Griffith

Myself Happy Emotions

I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I'm getting older, I realized that I'm walking even closer with my God.~Andy Griffith

Mother Life God

I wanted to prove that I could play something else, but there were 249 episodes out there of 'Mayberry,' and it was aired every day. It was hard to escape.~Andy Griffith

Day Escape Play

Mornin' ladies, my goodness don't you look happy. Must be cuttin' somebody up pretty good.~Andy Griffith

Happy Good Look

If you think and feel what you're supposed to think and feel, hard enough, it'll come out through your eyes - and the camera will see it.~Andy Griffith

Eyes Camera You

I'm not really wise. But I can be cranky.~Andy Griffith

Wise I Can Really

There was just something about me she did not like.~Andy Griffith

Me She Something

I still play that guitar. It's a Martin D-18 with a clear pick guard. I've played that guitar on and off my TV shows for nearly 50 years.~Andy Griffith

Guitar Play Clear

Things have changed so much. People walked away from a simple life we had in the '20s and '30s, and I am glad that I am able to touch that period in our lives with the shows that I do and with the music that I do.~Andy Griffith

Life Music I Am

The straight man has the best part. He gets to be in the show and see it, too.~Andy Griffith

Best Man See

I'm not as good a singer as I am an actor. So that's why I - the stories I like so much is because I've been a story teller for a long time. I started as a singer and found out I didn't have a very good voice. That's the reason I went into acting.~Andy Griffith

Time Good I Am

I was being laughed at. I hated it, so I made an adjustment to control the situation. All comics learn that.~Andy Griffith

Learn Control Situation

Any time I try to play anything that doesn't come natural, I'm just plain bad.~Andy Griffith

Time Play Try