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    Tobacco is my favorite vegetable.
    — Frank Zappa
    Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.
    — 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.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: powerful  fire 
     
    All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: people  music 
     
    The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: law 
     
    Take the Kama Sutra. How many people died from the Kama Sutra as opposed to the Bible? Who wins?
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: people 
     
    Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: people  work  communism 
     
    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.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: music 
     
    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.
    — Frank Zappa
    It's better to have something to remember than anything to regret.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: regret 
     
    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
    — 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.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: people  problem  bad  drugs 
     
    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.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: people  write  read  definition 
     
    Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: time  music 
     
    I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: people 
     
    A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: work  mind 
     
    If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
    — 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.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: progress 
     
    So many books, so little time.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: time  book 
     
    Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: people  music 
     
    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.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: music 
     
    The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.
    — Frank Zappa
    Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: people  write  read 
     
    Without deviation progress is not possible.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: progress 
     
    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.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: world  fire  nostalgia  imagine 
     
    Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence.
    — 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.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: write 
     
    Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: politics 
     
    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.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: song 
     
    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.
    — Frank Zappa
    Music is always a commentary on society.
    — Frank Zappa
    tags: society  music 
     
    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.
    — Frank Zappa
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    frank zappa
    Birth    : December 21, 1940
    Death  : December 4, 1993
    Occupation  : Musician