"When I go to my live shows it's often a multigenerational audience, a family bonding experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Al Yankovic on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Al Yankovic on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Al Yankovic on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Al Yankovic on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Al Yankovic on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."