Best 25 Frank Zappa Quotes

"Music is always a commentary on society." - Frank Zappa
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Frank Zappa quotes

Frank Zappa (1940-1993) was a famous musician and composer. He had a band and played guitar, apart from other instruments. Apart from being a great musician, he also had a great mind and was a good thinker. Get to know him a little bit better with these Frank Zappa quotes and try to understand his peculiar mind.

1"Music is the only religion that delivers the goods."

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

3“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.”

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

5“So many books, so little time.”

6"The bassoon is one of my favorite instruments. It has a medieval aroma, like the days when everything used to sound like that. Some people crave baseball...I find this unfathomable, but I can easily understand why a person could get excited about playing the bassoon."

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

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

9"All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff."

10“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”

11"I have an important message to deliver to all the cute people all over the world. If you're out there and you're cute, maybe you're beautiful. I just want to tell you somethin' — there's more of us UGLY MOTHERFUCKERS than you are, hey-y, so watch out."

12"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."

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

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

15“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.”

16"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."

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

18“Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.”

19"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."

20“Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny.”

21"The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just keep your fucking mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions."

22"If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it."

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

24“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.”

25“Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.”

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