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Al Franken Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Al Franken

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It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

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Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

We need to be pro-science; we have to go back to science.
- Al Franken

When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts
other seemingly good advice,
ignore them both.
- Al Franken

 

When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building,
I didn't realize he meant our nation.
- Al Franken

It's the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature,
and then you.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

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The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal.
They're about getting ratings, about making money,
about doing stories that are easy to cover.
- Al Franken

Well, I think that there's a value to comedy in and of itself.
- Al Franken

I do personal attacks only on people who specialize in personal attacks.
- Al Franken

To make the argument that the media has a left-
or right-wing,
or a liberal or a conservative bias,
is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they
use too much oil in their hummus.
- Al Franken

But in the right-wing media, they do have a right-wing bias.
And they also have an agenda.
So their agenda is: we're an adjunct of the Republican Party,
and we're going push that agenda every day,
and, as you say, brand these stories that help further the right-wing cause.
- Al Franken

The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right.
And I think that Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious
issue that speaks to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people,
and obviously comedy has something to do with that.
I've been a producer and led people.
Also, being a comedian, you're under pressure.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

The next thing I am doing is moving back home to Minnesota
and getting involved in politics.
I'm looking at a run for Senate in 2008,
but in the meantime I am focused on knitting together
the progressive network in the upper Midwest.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

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.'
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

Persevere in moving toward highly worthwhile but difficult goals.
In smaller issues, take an easier course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Driving me away is easier than saying goodbye.
- Erica Jong

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

In soloing - as in other activities -
it is far easier to start something
than it is to finish it.
- Amelia Earhart

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
- Roy E. Disney

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
- Nicole Appleton

It's easier to force feed people than it is to give 'em what they want.
It makes more money.
- Merle Haggard

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things,
but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
- Andy Rooney

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
- William Blake

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first.
By the second day you're off it.
- Jackie Gleason

In creating, the only hard thing is to begin:
a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.
- James Russell Lowell

It's much easier for me to make major life,
multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide
on a carpet for my front porch.
That's the truth.
- Oprah Winfrey

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are going.
- John Naisbitt

Acting is easier - writing is more creative.
The lazy man vies with the industrious.
- William Shatner

How much easier is it to be generous than just.
- Junius

It is easier to act yourself into a new way of feeling
than to feel yourself into a new way of acting.
- Harry Stack Sullivan

The more I use a matrix, the easier I make it to blame someone else.
- Mark V. Hurd

Your success story is a bigger story than whatever
you're trying to say on stage.
Success makes life easier.
It doesn't make living easier.
- Bruce Springsteen

It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man;
all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague.
- Angela Carter

PCR made it easier to see that certain people are infected with HIV.
- Kary Mullis

I love playing moms.
It's a lot easier than being a mom, I hear.
- Faith Ford

The freedom that women were supposed to have found
in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion;
things to make life easier for men,
in fact.
- Julie Burchill

Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation.
The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes
to gain a sense of the whole.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

If kids come to educators and teachers from strong,
healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier.
If they do not come to us from strong,
healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
- Barbara Colorose

I don't see a white woman.
I see a black woman, even though my mother is white.
Knowing that has made my life easier,
I think.
- Halle Berry

When you start out without a record nobody knows you,
but if you have a record it's a lot easier.
- John Deacon

Acknowledging and accepting whatever stuff you may
have to let go comes easier when you love yourself.
- Darren L. Johnson

It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
- C. S. Lewis

An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good
habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
- W. Somerset Maugham

It's easier to pick off a fast runner than to pick off a lazy runner.
- Vin Scully

To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts.
It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
- Katharine Hepburn


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