Inspiring quotes by Al Franken

Top 10 most inspiring quotes by Al Franken

  • Mistakes are a part of being human. Precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
  • 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.
  • In my first week as a U.S. senator, I had the privilege of participating in the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
  • Veterans report that service dogs help break their isolation. People will often avert their eyes when they see a wounded veteran. But when the veteran has a dog, the same people will come up and say, ‘Hi’ to pet the dog and then strike up a conversation.
  • 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.
  • National security laws must protect national security. But they must also protect the public trust and preserve the ability of an informed electorate to hold its government to account.
  • 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.
  • When you live in New York, one of two things happen – you either become a New Yorker, or you feel more like the place you came from.
  • I don’t consider myself an artist necessarily, but craftsmen or people in the arts, their spiritualism is sort of when you’re writing well or performing well or doing whatever you do well, there’s an element of that that’s either God-given, a talent that you’re not necessarily responsible for.
  • When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.

Al Franken, born on May 21, 1951, is an American comedian, writer, and politician. He gained fame as a writer and performer on the sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) in the 1970s and 1980s. Born in New York City, Franken attended Harvard University, where he became involved in comedy and writing.

After leaving SNL, Franken pursued a career in political commentary and writing. He authored several books, including the best-selling “Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations” and “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.” In 2008, Franken entered politics and narrowly won a hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Minnesota as a Democrat. He served as a senator from 2009 to 2018.

Franken was known for his progressive stances on issues such as healthcare, education, and climate change. However, his political career faced controversy when allegations of sexual misconduct emerged in 2017, leading to his resignation from the Senate. Despite the end of his political career, Al Franken remains a figure with a diverse legacy, combining humor, political commentary, and public service.

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