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It`s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.

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.

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and dog-gone it, people like me.

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

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.

"No one is more sensitive to the issue of overeating than the creator of Stuart Smalley."

"The reason I chose Limbaugh (Rush Limbaugh) is, first of all, when I made the decision, it was late `94, right before the congressional elections. He was this huge power, he was being called the `Majority Maker.` ... And I listened to him, I just listened to him. And I thought, how does this guy get away with this? ... Someone`s got to do something that`s funny. Someone`s got to do something in his face." (interview with Mark Schapiro for Salon, February 1996, on-line).

"I`m part of the mushball middle. I consider `confused` the majority position because, thankfully, most people would rather be uncertain some of the time than 100 percent positive all the time - even when they`re wrong." (interview with Marla Williams, Seattle Times, March 11, 1996)

"No, I grew up very middle class. My parents didn`t make a lot of money. My dad was not a high school graduate - he didn`t have a career as such, he was a printing salesman essentially for most of his working life." (interview with Jay MacDonald, in an article "Fame & Fortune: Comedian Al Franken." [February 2006)

(At the Maine political delegation breakfast on July 26, 2004) John Cusack saw Franken in the audience and said, "I`m not going to try and be funny." Franken responded, "I`m not going to try and act."


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