"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."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Al Franken on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Al Franken on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Al Franken on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Al Franken on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Al Franken on Elbert Hubbard
"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."
"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."
"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."
"We need to be pro-science we have to go back to science."
"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."