Frank Zappa Quotes


30 Frank Zappa quotes:



"The manner in which Americans ''consume'' music has a lot to do with leaving it on their coffee tables, or using it as wallpaper for their lifestyles, like the score of a movie --it's consumed that way without any regard for how and why it's made."
Author: Zappa Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library."
"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."
"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."
"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe."
Author: Zappa Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralize the long-range effects of our national stupidity"
Author: Zappa Quotes Category: Stupidity Quotes
"Music is always a commentary on society."
"I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird."
"The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows."
"I searched for years I found no love. I'm sure that love will never be a product of plasticity."
"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."
"Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence."
"Stupidity has a certain charm - ignorance does not"
Author: Zappa Quotes Category: Ignorance Quotes
"There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another."
"No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to."
"Jazz is not dead - it just smells funny"
Author: Zappa Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something."
"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."
"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."



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