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Al Franken Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Al Franken Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

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Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

We need to be pro-science; we have to go back to science.
- Al Franken

When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts
other seemingly good advice,
ignore them both.
- Al Franken

 

It's the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature,
and then you.
- Al Franken

Well, I think that there's a value to comedy in and of itself.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken


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When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building,
I didn't realize he meant our nation.
- Al Franken

I do personal attacks only on people who specialize in personal attacks.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

If you hear, day after day, liberals are rooting against armed forces,
that is eventually going to have an effect on soldiers
and troops who are actually going to believe that and it's wrong.
It's just wrong.
- Al Franken

I also focus on Bush and his administration -
who do a lot of lying -
and how a right-wing media has allowed them to get
away with a lot of stuff that,
in a different media environment, they probably wouldn't
be able to get away with.
- Al Franken

I once asked the most fabulous couple I know,
Madonna and Guy Ritchie, how they kept things fresh
despite having been married for almost seven months.
'It's a job, Al,' Guy told me.
'We work at it every day.'
- Al Franken

The right wing has had a radio apparatus for years and years,
so they've had minor leagues - they've had local rightwing
guys who've become national rightwing guys,
and who build slowly, and that's how it goes.
We haven't had that.
It isn't like we have a farm team.
- Al Franken

Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate.
And there just hadn't been any radio that did that.
And so they weren't trained - they had developed all
these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that.
- Al Franken

Mistakes are a part of being human.
Appreciate your mistakes for what they are:
precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.
Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least,
others can learn from.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right.
And I think that Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious
issue that speaks to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Yeah, we shot ourselves in the foot right out of the gate.
The guy who ran it at first misled pretty much everybody
about how much capital we had.
He said we had enough to go three years without making money,
and we had enough to go three weeks.
- Al Franken

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.
- Al Franken

To make the argument that the media has a left-
or right-wing,
or a liberal or a conservative bias,
is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they
use too much oil in their hummus.
- Al Franken

But in the right-wing media, they do have a right-wing bias.
And they also have an agenda.
So their agenda is: we're an adjunct of the Republican Party,
and we're going push that agenda every day,
and, as you say, brand these stories that help further the right-wing cause.
- Al Franken

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
- Howard Nemerov

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Persevere in moving toward highly worthwhile but difficult goals.
In smaller issues, take an easier course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Driving me away is easier than saying goodbye.
- Erica Jong

In soloing - as in other activities -
it is far easier to start something
than it is to finish it.
- Amelia Earhart

Love thy neighbor -
and if he happens to be tall,
debonair and devastating,
it will be that much easier.
- Mae West

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first.
By the second day you're off it.
- Jackie Gleason

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In many ways, it is easier to be a good giver than a good receiver.
The giver chooses the gift and the timing.
More important, societal and religious traditions
tend to elevate the status of giver and lower the status of receiver.
When the Bible (Acts 20:32-35) speaks of it being
more blessed to give than to receive,
I believe that a better translation might be
"take" rather than "receive," as the context
of that passage is "coveting."
Certainly there is nothing blessed about coveting,
stealing, begging, or demanding,
however the skill of graciously receiving a freely offered gift
is another matter entirely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
- Nicole Appleton

It's easier to force feed people than it is to give 'em what they want.
It makes more money.
- Merle Haggard

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
- Roy E. Disney

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things,
but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
- Andy Rooney

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
- William Blake

I'm Catholic, he's Jewish, and it was just easier to elope.
- Marg Helgenberger

I have tried to make the music a bit easier for them to understand.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

I really wanted to be nasty and mean and bad.
It's so much easier than being the good girl.
- Robin Tunney

It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.
- George Santayana

It would be easier to say, what was the difference
in style from many years ago.
Many years ago, the old violinists, they also had a good technique,
they were not tonally as good.
- Ruggiero Ricci

I would rather do movies because I'm very lazy and
the hours are much easier.
- Michael Vartan

It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.
- Gustav Mahler

No life is so hard that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it.
- Ellen Glasgow

It's easier to stay in shape than to fluctuate.
- Lou Diamond Phillips

The more accountable I can make you,
the easier it is for you to show you're a great performer.
- Mark V. Hurd

The more you do, the more experience you have and the
next time it will be easier to choose the right thing.
- Andy Lau

It is still true that it is easier to compose a poem
in the form of a manual for adjusting a VCR than it
is to write a piece using just tuning as a symphony.
- Brian Ferneyhough

It is a proof of our natural bias to evil,
that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good;
but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of.
- Augustus Hare

I don't see a white woman.
I see a black woman, even though my mother is white.
Knowing that has made my life easier,
I think.
- Halle Berry

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
- Martina Navratilova

It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't
know too much about the problem.
- Malcolm Forbes

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice
half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
- Carl T. Rowan

I have a better internal and intuitive understanding
of folklore and myth than science and technology,
so in that way fantasy is easier.
- Sarah Zettel

All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
- Wislawa Szymborska


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