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Al Franken

Top 10 Al Franken Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 159
Career Spent Satirist

I've spent my entire career being a satirist.

- Al Franken

Death American Affordable

I ask the American people not to fall victim to disinformation. There are no death panels. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit.

- Al Franken

Career Prepare Kid

I felt like the luckiest kid in the world. And I was. I was growing up middle-class in a time when growing up middle-class in America meant there would be jobs for my parents, good schools for me to prepare myself for a career, and, if I worked hard and played by the rules, a chance for me to do anything I wanted.

- Al Franken

College Career Prepare

During Vietnam, I was in college, enjoying my student deferment. The government wisely felt that, in my case, military service was less important than completing my studies to prepare me for my chosen career: comedian.

- Al Franken

Sense Of Humor Kind Frank

Bob Dole used to be really funny. Barney Frank can be kind of funny. Bob Kerrey has a good sense of humor.

- Al Franken

Politics Career Serve

Harvard's Kennedy School of Government asked me to serve as a fellow at its Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. After my varied and celebrated career in television, movies, publishing, and the lucrative world of corporate speaking, being a fellow at Harvard seemed, frankly, like a step down.

- Al Franken

Politics Vietnam Then

I got interested in politics during the civil rights movement and then Vietnam.

- Al Franken

I Think Something Else Put

Demagoguery sells. And therefore radio stations will put it on. But that doesn't mean that you can't do something else and also make it sell. You know, when I look at an Ann Coulter or I look at a Rush or I look at a Sean Hannity, I think to myself, 'What kind of self-image do you have?'

- Al Franken

Personal Only Attacks

I do personal attacks only on people who specialize in personal attacks.

- Al Franken

Book I Think Kinds

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

Very Mine Gary

Gary Bauer is a very good - he's a good friend of mine.

- Al Franken

Doing Country Sure

I believe in not attacking a country pre-emptively unless you're sure of what you're doing and you're working with allies.

- Al Franken

My Own Could Wrote

At 'SNL,' I wrote political stuff, but I never felt the show should have an axe to grind. But when I left in '95, I could let my own beliefs out.

- Al Franken

Sell Will Sells

Demagoguery sells. And therefore, radio stations will put it on. But that doesn't mean that you can't do something else and also make it sell.

- Al Franken

Income Expand Actual

Having an actual income can expand your romantic horizons toward the more appealing end of the spectrum.

- Al Franken

Think Minds Than

I couldn't think of anything less appealing than molding the minds of tomorrow's leaders.

- Al Franken

Access Date Income

Armed with nothing more than a Facebook user's phone number and home address, anyone with an Internet connection and a few dollars can obtain personal information they should never have access to, including a user's date of birth, e-mail address, or estimated income.

- Al Franken

Most Pathological Does

I do have a self-censor; everybody does, or at least most who are not pathological do.

- Al Franken

Cause Republican Party

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

Faith Good Candidate

Call-time has renewed my faith in the need for public financing of elections. 'Call-time' is where I as the candidate, sit in a room with my 'call-time manager,' and a phone. Then I call people and ask them for money. For hours. Apparently, I'm really good at it.

- Al Franken