frank zappa Quotes

Tobacco is my favorite vegetable.
— Frank Zappa
Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.
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— Frank Zappa
There is no such thing as a dirty word. Nor is there a word so powerful, that it's going to send the listener to the lake of fire upon hearing it.
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— Frank Zappa
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
tags: people music
— Frank Zappa
The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.
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— Frank Zappa
Take the Kama Sutra. How many people died from the Kama Sutra as opposed to the Bible? Who wins?
tags: people
— Frank Zappa
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
tags: people work communism
— Frank Zappa
There's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.
— Frank Zappa
Art is making something out of nothing, and selling it.
— Frank Zappa
Music is the only religion that delivers the goods.
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— Frank Zappa
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
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— Frank Zappa
It's better to have something to remember than anything to regret.
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— Frank Zappa
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
tags: stupidity universe
— Frank Zappa
A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.
tags: people problem bad drugs
— Frank Zappa
Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?' Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?
— Frank Zappa
Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read.
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— Frank Zappa
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
tags: time music
— Frank Zappa
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
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— Frank Zappa
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
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— Frank Zappa
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
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— Frank Zappa
If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.
— Frank Zappa
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
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— Frank Zappa
So many books, so little time.
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— Frank Zappa
Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
tags: people music
— Frank Zappa
No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
— Frank Zappa
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
— Frank Zappa
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
tags: music
— Frank Zappa
The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.
tags: emotional stories computer missing
— Frank Zappa
Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
tags: people write read
— Frank Zappa
Without deviation progress is not possible.
tags: progress
— Frank Zappa
A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
— Frank Zappa
It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.
tags: world fire nostalgia imagine
— Frank Zappa
Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence.
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— Frank Zappa
You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.
tags: write
— Frank Zappa
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
tags: politics
— Frank Zappa
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
— Frank Zappa
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
tags: song
— Frank Zappa
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
tags: stupidity universe scientist
— Frank Zappa
Music is always a commentary on society.
tags: society music
— Frank Zappa
One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.
tags: people mind philosophical
— Frank Zappa
frank zappa
Birth    : December 21, 1940
Death  : December 4, 1993
Occupation  : Musician

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