Best Collection of Al Yankovic Quotes

Al Yankovic, American Comedian ( October 23, 1959 - )

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I've learned how to use my spam filter pretty effectively.~Al Yankovic

Learned Pretty Filter

I know now that everything I write, I'm going to put out, and I'll have to live with it for the rest of my life.~Al Yankovic

Life My Life Rest

Somebody will come up to me after a show and have me sign their arm, and the next time I see them my autograph has been permanently inscribed on their arm.~Al Yankovic

Time Me See

You fake something until you're good at it.~Al Yankovic

Good Fake You

I don't really look at myself as the kind of person who craves attention, but I've never been to therapy so there's probably a lot of stuff about myself that I don't know.~Al Yankovic

Myself Look Know

My hobbies just sort of gradually became my vocation.~Al Yankovic

Vocation Hobbies Just

My personal taste doesn't enter into it a lot when I make my decisions as to what to parody.~Al Yankovic

Decisions Personal Taste

When I go to my live shows it's often a multigenerational audience, a family bonding experience.~Al Yankovic

Family Experience Live

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.~Al Yankovic

Funny Work Writing

I make charts of songs that are good candidates, good targets, so to speak. Then I try to come up with ideas for parodies. And 99% of those ideas are horrible.~Al Yankovic

Good Speak Ideas

As it turns out, there is a thing called the Internet, and stuff does go out there whether the suits like it or not.~Al Yankovic

Internet Suits Go

There aren't that many superstars around anymore.~Al Yankovic

Many Anymore Around

If something is good enough, it can be out there and people will see it.~Al Yankovic

Good People See

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.~Al Yankovic

Pet Humor People

One of the hardest things I've had to deal with in my career is keeping my material topical even though I only release albums every three or four years.~Al Yankovic

Career Three Four

People never ask people doing serious music, 'Do you ever think about doing funny music?'~Al Yankovic

Funny Music People

As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.~Al Yankovic

Life Success Happy

The irony is of course that my career has lasted a whole lot longer than some of the people I've parodied over the years.~Al Yankovic

People Career Irony

I don't think there are any new media I'd like to cover.~Al Yankovic

Media Think New

It's hard to force creativity and humor.~Al Yankovic

Creativity Humor Force

I think that nerds, if you want to call them that, have only gotten more hip and assimilated into the culture.~Al Yankovic

Culture Want You

You don't need to be defined by your job.~Al Yankovic

Job You Need

Whenever I do a parody it's not meant to make you hate anybody's music really.~Al Yankovic

Music Hate You

I'm obviously not a rapper, and I don't have any claims to be one, really.~Al Yankovic

Rapper Claims Really

I suppose I had my rock star fantasies while I was singing into my hairbrush in the bathroom mirror, but I never really consciously said, 'OK, this is what I'm going to do for a living and I'm going to be Weird Al.'~Al Yankovic

Mirror Singing Living

I'm very analytical, I'm very precise.~Al Yankovic

Analytical Very Precise