"As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Al Yankovic on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Al Yankovic on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Al Yankovic on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Al Yankovic on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Al Yankovic on Winston Churchill
"When I go to my live shows it's often a multigenerational audience, a family bonding experience."
"In the '80s, I was putting out an album virtually every year, I think mostly based on fear - that if I didn't, people would soon forget about me."
"So that's why one of my rules of parody writing is that it's gotta be funny regardless of whether you know the source material. It has to work on its own merit."
"People never ask people doing serious music, 'Do you ever think about doing funny music?'"
"I have a long-standing history of respecting artists' wishes."