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Frank Zappa
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician #Art

Frank Zappa
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician

Frank Zappa
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician #Progress

Frank Zappa
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician

Frank Zappa
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician #Stupidity

Frank Zappa
Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician

Frank Zappa
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.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician

Frank Zappa
Music is always a commentary on society.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician #Music

Frank Zappa
Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.
Frank Zappa
#Virtue #Existence

Frank Zappa
If classical music is the state of the art, then the arts are in a sad state
Frank Zappa
#Music

Frank Zappa
The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician #Computers

Frank Zappa
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician #Love

Frank Zappa
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.
Frank Zappa
#Music

Frank Zappa
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.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician

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

Frank Zappa
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.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician

Frank Zappa
Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician

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 there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician

Frank Zappa
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician

Frank Zappa
Without deviation progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician

Frank Zappa
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
Frank Zappa
#American Musician