"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."
"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."Al Yankovic on Abraham Lincoln
"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."Al Yankovic on Winston Churchill
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."Al Yankovic on Robert A. Heinlein
"Time spent with cats is never wasted."Al Yankovic on Sigmund Freud
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."Al Yankovic on Josh Billings
"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."