58 Total Quotes

Frank Zappa Quotes

Frank Zappa
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician #College

Frank Zappa
Those Jesus freaks, well they're friendly but, the shit they believe has got their minds all shut
Frank Zappa
#Believe

Frank Zappa
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Frank Zappa
#Politicians And Politics #Entertainment

Frank Zappa
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician #Music

Frank Zappa
People, wake up Figure it out Religious fanatics Around and about The Court House, The State House, The Congress, The White House Criminal saints With a "Heavenly Mission" - A nation enraptured By pure superstition
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#Congress

Frank Zappa
I don't want to see any religious people in public office because they're working for another boss
Frank Zappa
#Boss

Frank Zappa
No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
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#American Musician

Frank Zappa
Jazz is not dead - it just smells funny
Frank Zappa
#Quote of the Day #Funny

Frank Zappa
If your children ever find out how lame you really are, they'll murder you in your sleep
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#Children

Frank Zappa
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.
Frank Zappa
#Scientists

Frank Zappa
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.
Frank Zappa
#Destiny

Frank Zappa
Some people crave baseball - I find this unfathomable but I can easily understand why a person could get excited about playing a bassoon
Frank Zappa
#Baseball

Frank Zappa
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician #Communism

Frank Zappa
Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read
Frank Zappa
#Journalism

Frank Zappa
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
#American Musician

Frank Zappa
Do we really want to know how Michael Jackson makes his music? No. We want to understand why he needs the bones of the Elephant Man -- and, until he tells us, it doesn't make too much difference whether or not he really is ''bad.''
Frank Zappa
#Stardom

Frank Zappa
Most rock journalism is people who can not write interviewing people who can not talk
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#People

Frank Zappa
A drug is neither moral nor immoral -- it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole.
Frank Zappa
#Society #Drugs

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

Frank Zappa
Stupidity has a certain charm - ignorance does not
Frank Zappa
#Ignorance

Frank Zappa
The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own
Frank Zappa
#Religion #Real Estate #Cult

Frank Zappa
It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralize the long-range effects of our national stupidity
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#Stupidity