mr. (fred) rogers

mr rogers quote for scary times

Incredible man, incredible heart.

Here he is on behalf of children, defending PBS to the senate 2007:

the people said: we’ve got to have more of this neighborhood expression of prayer..

there’s no person in the whole world like you.. i like you just the way you are

feelings are mentionable and manageable – if we make that clear – we will have done a great deal for mental health

song: what do you do with the mad that you feel when you feel so mad you could bite, …. i can stomp when i want to.. when i wish.. 

and – he earns his 20 million…

Here is a remix of his phrases into song:

His 1997 acceptance speech for lifetime achievement awards:

who helped bring you into being


21 facts mr rogers



tuesday, august 14, 2012

mr rogers – us

it’s better when it’s us.i love mr rogers.
grazie kalimah

monday, november 26, 2012

mr rogers

let’s move (back) into a culture of trust… no?

Because deep down we know that what matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What really matters is helping others win, too, even if it means slowing down and changing our course now and then.”


It’s you I like. 

It’s not the things you wear.

It’s not the way you wear your hair.

It’s you I like. . .

I hope you will remember 

When you’re feeling blue 

It’s you 


– Fred Rogers


and Mr. Rogers… we love you.


Christopher Stroop (@C_Stroop) tweeted at 5:11 AM – 25 Feb 2018 :

Someone recently argued that we need a new Billy Graham; I wish Graham’s urgent public Evangelicalism had died with him.

America needs a new Fred Rogers. His Christianity I can approve of. It wasn’t a spectacle; Mr. Rogers just genuinely cared for people. We didn’t deserve him. (

Let’s all just brighten our days a bit and observe Fred Rogers’s joyous reaction to being surprised by an old friend when he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999.

Original Tweet:

how do we make goodness attractive..

who has helped you love the good that is w/in you


Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) tweeted at 10:39 AM on Tue, Mar 20, 2018:
The trailer for the new @MrRogersMovie documentary has me in tears already


Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) tweeted at 8:40 AM – 23 Aug 2018 :

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is the work of childhood.
-Mr. Rogers (

actually.. the work/life of humanity.. ie: gray play deprived law


Craig “subscribe to my mailing list” Mod (@craigmod) tweeted at 10:22 PM – 30 Aug 2018 :
Man, Won’t You Be My Neighbor was so profoundly moving … Having trouble processing something so utterly devoid of cynicism or commercialism. Fred Rogers’ insight into the power of TV and mass media for mass goodness feels absurdly revolutionary: (

trailer: []


Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) tweeted at 11:24 AM – 22 Jul 2019 :
While you’re in your Mr. Rogers feels, a few things to remind you about his radical theology.
1/x He was a Presbyterian minister whose life’s work was built almost entirely (if not entirely) around Leviticus 19:18 (Love your neighbor as yourself.)
Hence… the neighborhood. (


from Ryan Holiday‘s stillness:

slow down, think deeply


on mr rogers show starting w yellow yield light.. to slow down. be considerate. be aware..

as a child in pa, fred rogers had been a victim of vicious bulling. kids picked on him because of his weight and because he was sensitive about it.. it was a horrible experience.. but this pain spurred his groundbreaking work in public tv.. ‘i began a lifelong search for what is essential’ he said about his childhood ‘wha tit is about my neighbor that doesn’t meet the eye’.. he even framed a print of that idea on the wall of his production studio in pittsburgh, a snipped form one of his fav quotes: what’s essential is invisible to the eye..

see with heart ness

fred rogers

that is: appearances are misleading. first impressions are too. we are disturbed and deceived by what’s on the surface, by what others see. then we make bad decisions, miss opps, or feel scared or upset.. particularly when we don’t slo down and take the time to really look

monet to see law et al


rogers understand law:

“The older I get, the more convinced I am that the space between people who are trying their best to understand each other is hallowed ground.” – Fred Rogers

shaw communication law et al


won’t you be my neighbor (doc)