Frank Zappa - Quotes

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You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

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

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

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

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

Without deviation progress is not possible.

Without deviation progress is not possible.

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. ---->>>

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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.

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. ---->>>

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. ---->>>

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

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

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. ---->>>

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

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.

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

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

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

Music is always a commentary on society.

Music is always a commentary on society.

No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-21, 1940
Birthplace: in Baltimore, The United States
Die: 12-04, 1993
Occupation: Musician

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, activist and filmmaker. His work was characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist (wikipedia)