"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."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Al Franken on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Al Franken on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Al Franken on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Al Franken on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Al Franken on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."