Al Franken Quotes

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  • I don't know what happens to you after you die. I'm not banking on there being, like, a heaven.

  • There's plenty of room for humor in politics, God knows, but it's a serious business.

  • Progressives, in a way, are the new conservatives. We want to conserve what we fought to build.

    "Fighting For America’s Middle Class, Netroots Nation 2011" by Al Franken, June 23, 2011.
  • It's hard for a liberal to go on between Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, because it's like doing country music after hip-hop. I mean, just, the audience doesn't go from one to the other.

  • I'm crushed by the responsibility of writing a satirical book.

  • Today I will masterbate! Okay, that was a mistake. I should have written "Today I will masterbate--if I want to!

  • I'm sure I've devoted enough thought to Rush Limbaugh for one lifetime.

  • The Medicare Part D prescription drug bill, which might be the most corrupt piece of legislation in history, was a huge giveaway of taxpayer funds to the big pharmaceutical companies.

    "If You Ever Wonder Whether We Really Need Public Financing of Elections in this Country" by Al Franken, June 4, 2007.
  • When I first started writing for television in the seventies and eighties, the Internet didn't exist, and we didn't need to worry about foreign websites illegally distributing the latest TV shows and blockbuster movies online.

    Senate hearing on COICA, February 16, 2011.
  • Let's not let the government sell us out. Let's fight for net neutrality.

    "Al Franken seeks Net neutrality support at SXSW". South by Southwest Interactive Festival conference, March 14, 2011.
  • We need to start by having a conversation about climate change. It would be irresponsible to avoid the issue just because it's uncomfortable to talk about.

  • The government must give proper weight to both keeping America safe from terrorists and protecting Americans' privacy. But when Americans lack the most basic information about our domestic surveillance programs, they have no way of knowing whether we're getting that balance right. This lack of transparency is a big problem.

    "We need transparency on domestic surveillance" by Al Franken, July 23, 2013.
  • I felt like the luckiest kid in the world. And I was. I was growing up middle-class in a time when growing up middle-class in America meant there would be jobs for my parents, good schools for me to prepare myself for a career, and, if I worked hard and played by the rules, a chance for me to do anything I wanted.

    "Fighting For America’s Middle Class, Netroots Nation 2011" by Al Franken, June 23, 2011.
  • My views about God come from my dad. Dad told me that he believed Nature, which to him included humankind, to be so beautiful, so magnificent, that there had to be something behind it all.

  • Liberals like me love America. We just love America in a different way.

  • It's hard to have that debate around secret programs authorized by secret legal opinions issued by a secret court. Actually, it's impossible to have that debate.

    "We need transparency on domestic surveillance" by Al Franken, July 23, 2013.
  • If you look at terrorists, they really have no sense of humor.

  • Service dogs raise their masters' sense of well-being.

    "Franken, unleashes first bill" by Glenn Thrush, July 20, 2009.
  • As someone who's spent time with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on USO tours and met wounded warriors at Walter Reed and Bethesda, I feel a deep obligation to the men and women who have risked life and limb on our behalf.

  • It's really building Air America that I'm focused on, and for me, that almost only means doing a good show.

    Interview with Stephen Thompson, July 2, 2009.
  • I ask the American people not to fall victim to disinformation. There are no death panels. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit.

  • I am a Minnesotan, and not just because I root for the Vikings and the Twins. I like the Minnesota-nice sensibility. I like the liberal tradition; I like the Hubert Humphrey tradition fighting for civil rights.

  • I'm the New York Jew who actually grew up in Minnesota.

  • The civil rights movement was very important in my house, and then Vietnam was very important 'cause there were two boys, so I came of age during a very heated political climate.

  • My dad didn't graduate from high school, ended up being a printing salesman, probably never made more than $8,000 a year. My mom sold real estate and did it part time.

  • If someone hacks your password, you can change it - as many times as you want. You can’t change your fingerprints. You have only ten of them. And you leave them on everything you touch; they are definitely not a secret.

    "Sen. Al Franken: iPhone Fingerprint Scanner Raises ‘Significant Privacy Questions’" by Gerry Smith, September 20, 2013.
  • At 'SNL,' I wrote political stuff, but I never felt the show should have an axe to grind. But when I left in '95, I could let my own beliefs out.

  • My dad always told me to stand up to bullies, and Bill O'Reilly is kind of a bully, and he's the kind of kid who hits other kids on the playground. And when you hit him, he runs to the teacher and says, 'Teacher, sue him.'

  • People lucky enough to live in the vicinity of an industrial hog farm are, with each breath, made keenly aware of the cause of their declining property values.

    Al Franken (2004). “Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them”, p.291, Penguin
  • Ralph Nader is a hero. I know Ralph, and I call him up occasionally. He's helped me out on a couple of occasions when I've given speeches to corporations where he'd have a good... He'd give me some good information.

    Interview with Stephen Thompson, November 1, 2000.
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    Al Franken

    • Born: May 21, 1951
    • Occupation: United States Senator