Al Franken Quotes


24 Al Franken quotes:



"When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both."
"I'll be warning them against bad advice,"
Author: Franken Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"I once asked the most fabulous couple I know, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, how they kept things fresh despite having been married for almost seven months. 'It's a job, Al,' Guy told me. 'We work at it every day.'"
"I also focus on Bush and his administration - who do a lot of lying - and how a right-wing media has allowed them to get away with a lot of stuff that, in a different media environment, they probably wouldn't be able to get away with."
"It's the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature, and then you."
"There's no liberal echo chamber in this country. There's a right-wing echo chamber. I want to create a countervailing echo chamber."
"Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from."
"It's easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world."
"If you hear, day after day, liberals are rooting against armed forces, that is eventually going to have an effect on soldiers and troops who are actually going to believe that and it's wrong. It's just wrong."
"When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn't realize he meant our nation."
"And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that's funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there's all kinds of advantages to it."
"I do personal attacks only on people who specialize in personal attacks."
"I'm neutral in this race but I'm for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to assemble and speak without being shouted down."
"The right wing has had a radio apparatus for years and years, so they've had minor leagues - they've had local rightwing guys who've become national rightwing guys, and who build slowly, and that's how it goes. We haven't had that. It isn't like we have a farm team."
"The thing that interests me least about the radio business is the radio business. But I've had to learn a little bit about it. It's not rocket science: You get ratings, that's good."
"We need to be pro-science; we have to go back to science."
"Well, I think that there's a value to comedy in and of itself."
"Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained - they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that."
"Yeah, we shot ourselves in the foot right out of the gate. The guy who ran it at first misled pretty much everybody about how much capital we had. He said we had enough to go three years without making money, and we had enough to go three weeks."
"Unfortunately, America wasn't paying attention when he was giving his stump speech."
Author: Franken Quotes Category: America Quotes



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