Frank Zappa Quotes


30 Frank Zappa quotes:



"Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something."
"There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another."
"Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence."
"A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians."
"I believe that people have a right to decide their own destiny; people own themselves. I also believe that, in a democracy, government exists because (and only as long as) individual citizens give it a "temporary license to exist" - in exchange for a promise that it will behave itself. In a democracy you own the government - it doesn't own you. Along with this comes a responsibility to ensure that individual actions, in the pursuit of a personal destiny, do not threaten the well-being of others while the "pursuit" is in progress."
Author: Zappa Quotes Category: Destiny 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."
"Music is always a commentary on society."
"Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read."
"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced."
"No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to."
"All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff."
"I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird."
"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
"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."
"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."
"Without deviation progress is not possible."



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