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Frank Zappa Quotes


Frank Vincent Zappa was an American composer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director.
(1940 - 1993)

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A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
 

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
 

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
 

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
 

Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence.
 

I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
 

I searched for years I found no love. I'm sure that love will never be a product of plasticity.
 

If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
 

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.
 

Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
 

Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
 

Music is always a commentary on society.
[Music]
 

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
[Music]
 

No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
[Change]
 

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.
[Change]
 

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
 

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.
 

The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.
 

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
 

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
[Music]
 


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