"I have a long-standing history of respecting artists' wishes."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Al Yankovic on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Al Yankovic on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Al Yankovic on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Al Yankovic on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Al Yankovic on Thomas Jefferson
"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?'"
"One of my pet peeves is that sometimes the talents of my band get overlooked because, and it was the same problem that Frank Zappa had, with a lot of groups that use humor, people don't realize there's a lot of craft behind the comedy."