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Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American singer-songwriter, innovative rock guitarist, modernist composer, multi-instrumentalist, satirist, film-maker, and bandleader. His work is 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. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his era.\n\nAs a self-taught composer and performer, Zappa had diverse musical influences that led him to create music that was sometimes difficult to categorize. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical modernism, African-American rhythm and blues, and doo-wop music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands, later switching to electric guitar. His 1966 debut album with the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, combined songs in conventional rock and roll format with collective improvisations and studio-generated sound collages. He continued this eclectic and experimental approach whether the fundamental format was rock, jazz, or classical.

Zappa's output is unified by a conceptual continuity he termed "Project/Object", with numerous musical phrases, ideas, and characters reappearing across his albums. His lyrics reflected his iconoclastic views of established social and political processes, structures and movements, often humorously so, and he has been described as the "godfather" of comedy rock. He was a strident critic of mainstream education and organized religion, and a forthright and passionate advocate for freedom of speech, self-education, political participation and the abolition of censorship. Unlike many other rock musicians of his generation, he disapproved of drugs but supported their decriminalization and regulation.

Zappa was a highly productive and prolific artist with a controversial critical standing; supporters of his music admired its compositional complexity, while critics found it lacking emotional depth. He had some commercial success, particularly in Europe, and worked as an independent artist for most of his career. He remains a major influence on musicians and composers. His honors include his 1995 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the 1997 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

quote by Frank Zappa: Some people. Some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself, I say, There is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face … with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Some people. Some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself, I say, There is naught nor ought t...

Some people. Some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself, I say, There is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of god's grey earth as that prince of foods. the muffin!

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: To me absurdity is the only reality. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: To me absurdity is the only reality....

To me absurdity is the only reality.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Beware of the fish people, they are the true enemy. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Beware of the fish people, they are the true enemy....

Beware of the fish people, they are the true enemy.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: She use to knock me out until her face broke out. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: She use to knock me out until her face broke out....

She use to knock me out until her face broke out.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: If classical music is the state of the art, then the arts are in a sad state. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: If classical music is the state of the art, then the arts are in a sad state....

If classical music is the state of the art, then the arts are in a sad state.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The difference between religions and cults is determined by how much real estate is owned. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The difference between religions and cults is determined by how much real estate is owned....

The difference between religions and cults is determined by how much real estate is owned.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: One and one is eleven. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: One and one is eleven....

One and one is eleven.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: A composer's job involves the decoration of fragments of time. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: A composer's job involves the decoration of fragments of time....

A composer's job involves the decoration of fragments of time.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Modern Americans behave as if intelligence were some sort of hideous deformity. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Modern Americans behave as if intelligence were some sort of hideous deformity....

Modern Americans behave as if intelligence were some sort of hideous deformity.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: You've got to be digging it while it's happening 'cause it just might be a one shot deal. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: You've got to be digging it while it's happening 'cause it just might be a one shot deal....

You've got to be digging it while it's happening 'cause it just might be a one shot deal.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The typical rock fan is not smart enough to know when he is being dumped on. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The typical rock fan is not smart enough to know when he is being dumped on....

The typical rock fan is not smart enough to know when he is being dumped on.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: My English teacher, he's like, he's like Mr. Bu-fu. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: My English teacher, he's like, he's like Mr. Bu-fu....

My English teacher, he's like, he's like Mr. Bu-fu.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: It's the same mysterious exotic oriental fragrance as what the Beatles get off on. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: It's the same mysterious exotic oriental fragrance as what the Beatles get off on....

It's the same mysterious exotic oriental fragrance as what the Beatles get off on.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I knew Jimi (Hendrix) and I think that the best thing you could say about Jimi was: there was a person who shouldn't use drugs. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I knew Jimi (Hendrix) and I think that the best thing you could say about Jimi was: there was a pers...

I knew Jimi (Hendrix) and I think that the best thing you could say about Jimi was: there was a person who shouldn't use drugs.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Hendrix is one of the most revolutionary figures in today's pop culture, musically and sociologically. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Hendrix is one of the most revolutionary figures in today's pop culture, musically and sociologicall...

Hendrix is one of the most revolutionary figures in today's pop culture, musically and sociologically.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: You is what you am, a cow don't make ham. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: You is what you am, a cow don't make ham....

You is what you am, a cow don't make ham.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Let's not be too tough on our own ignorance. It's the thing that makes America great. If America weren't incomparably ignorant, how could w… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Let's not be too tough on our own ignorance. It's the thing that makes America great. If America wer...

Let's not be too tough on our own ignorance. It's the thing that makes America great. If America weren't incomparably ignorant, how could we have tolerated the last eight years?

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: If your children ever find out how lame you really are, they'll murder you in your sleep. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: If your children ever find out how lame you really are, they'll murder you in your sleep....

If your children ever find out how lame you really are, they'll murder you in your sleep.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Well Mike, I'm abnormal. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Well Mike, I'm abnormal....

Well Mike, I'm abnormal.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: In every language, the first word after Mama! that every kid learns to say is Mine! A system that doesn't allow ownership, that doesn't all… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: In every language, the first word after Mama! that every kid learns to say is Mine! A system that do...

In every language, the first word after Mama! that every kid learns to say is Mine! A system that doesn't allow ownership, that doesn't allow you to say Mine! when you grow up, has -- to put in mildly -- a fatal design flaw.

--Frank Zappa


quote by Frank Zappa: On the Planet of Baritone women, they talk low. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: On the Planet of Baritone women, they talk low....

On the Planet of Baritone women, they talk low.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Elmer has the mentality of approximately one peanut. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Elmer has the mentality of approximately one peanut....

Elmer has the mentality of approximately one peanut.

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: My balls feel like a pair of maracas. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: My balls feel like a pair of maracas....

My balls feel like a pair of maracas.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: While your children are sleeping, your puppy is crappin'. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: While your children are sleeping, your puppy is crappin'....

While your children are sleeping, your puppy is crappin'.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I write what I like to write. Those who like to listen to it, listen to it. And the ones who don't, watch football and drink beer, jog, go … with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I write what I like to write. Those who like to listen to it, listen to it. And the ones who don't, ...

I write what I like to write. Those who like to listen to it, listen to it. And the ones who don't, watch football and drink beer, jog, go to discos and so forth. I never claimed to be a man for all seasons.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I never have no trouble with my rubber girl. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I never have no trouble with my rubber girl....

I never have no trouble with my rubber girl.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Producing satire is kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the American public. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Producing satire is kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the American public....

Producing satire is kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the American public.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: He likes to flirt with all the boys in the class. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: He likes to flirt with all the boys in the class....

He likes to flirt with all the boys in the class.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The Ultimate Rule ought to be: 'If it sounds GOOD to you, it's bitchin'; if it sounds BAD to YOU, it's shitty. The more your musical experi… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The Ultimate Rule ought to be: 'If it sounds GOOD to you, it's bitchin'; if it sounds BAD to YOU, it...

The Ultimate Rule ought to be: 'If it sounds GOOD to you, it's bitchin'; if it sounds BAD to YOU, it's shitty. The more your musical experience, the easier it is to define for yourself what you like and what you don't like.

--Frank Zappa

Longer Version:

The Ultimate Rule ought to be: 'If it sounds GOOD to you, it's bitchin'; if it sounds BAD to YOU, it's shitty. The more your musical experience, the easier it is to define for yourself what you like and what you don't like. American radio listeners, raised on a diet of _____ (fill in the blank), have experienced a musical universe so small they cannot begin to know what they like.


quote by Frank Zappa: I'm not going to be Bill Clinton and say I never inhaled. I did inhale. I liked tobacco a lot better. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I'm not going to be Bill Clinton and say I never inhaled. I did inhale. I liked tobacco a lot better...

I'm not going to be Bill Clinton and say I never inhaled. I did inhale. I liked tobacco a lot better.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Tobacco is my favorite vegetable. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Tobacco is my favorite vegetable....

Tobacco is my favorite vegetable.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I'm probably more famous for sitting on the toilet than for anything else that I do. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I'm probably more famous for sitting on the toilet than for anything else that I do....

I'm probably more famous for sitting on the toilet than for anything else that I do.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Only thirteen, and she knows how to nasty. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Only thirteen, and she knows how to nasty....

Only thirteen, and she knows how to nasty.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: There are three things that smell of fish. One of them is fish. The other two are growing on you! with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: There are three things that smell of fish. One of them is fish. The other two are growing on you!...

There are three things that smell of fish. One of them is fish. The other two are growing on you!

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Being interviewed is one of the most abnormal things that you can do to somebody else. It's two steps removed from the Inquisition. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Being interviewed is one of the most abnormal things that you can do to somebody else. It's two step...

Being interviewed is one of the most abnormal things that you can do to somebody else. It's two steps removed from the Inquisition.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Fact of the matter is, there is no hip world, there is no straight world. There's a world, you see which has people in it who believe a var… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Fact of the matter is, there is no hip world, there is no straight world. There's a world, you see w...

Fact of the matter is, there is no hip world, there is no straight world. There's a world, you see which has people in it who believe a variety of different things.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Most people don't bother about their friends in the vegetable kingdom. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Most people don't bother about their friends in the vegetable kingdom....

Most people don't bother about their friends in the vegetable kingdom.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: It is always advisable to be a loser if you cannot become a winner. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: It is always advisable to be a loser if you cannot become a winner....

It is always advisable to be a loser if you cannot become a winner.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively -- because without this humble applianc… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively ...

The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively -- because without this humble appliance, you can't know where The Art stops and The Real World begins.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I think that people are entitled to be amused, and entertained. If they see deviations from this classical norm, it's probably good for the… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I think that people are entitled to be amused, and entertained. If they see deviations from this cla...

I think that people are entitled to be amused, and entertained. If they see deviations from this classical norm, it's probably good for their mental health.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Classical music is this music that was written by a bunch of dead people a long time ago. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Classical music is this music that was written by a bunch of dead people a long time ago....

Classical music is this music that was written by a bunch of dead people a long time ago.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmik debris? with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmik debris?...

Look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmik debris?

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The lifestyle that I have is probably neither desirable nor useful to most people. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The lifestyle that I have is probably neither desirable nor useful to most people....

The lifestyle that I have is probably neither desirable nor useful to most people.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar; now that's my idea of a good time. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar; now that's my idea of a good time....

The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar; now that's my idea of a good time.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Outdoors for me is walking from the car to the ticket desk at the airport. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Outdoors for me is walking from the car to the ticket desk at the airport....

Outdoors for me is walking from the car to the ticket desk at the airport.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I think love lyrics have contributed to the general aura of bad mental health in America. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I think love lyrics have contributed to the general aura of bad mental health in America....

I think love lyrics have contributed to the general aura of bad mental health in America.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be....

Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Behind each breakaway movement is a breakaway demagogue who will set up his breakaway demagogue government. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Behind each breakaway movement is a breakaway demagogue who will set up his breakaway demagogue gove...

Behind each breakaway movement is a breakaway demagogue who will set up his breakaway demagogue government.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: He took a dog-doo snow cone and stuffed it in my right eye. He took a dog-doo snow cone and stuffed it in my other eye. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: He took a dog-doo snow cone and stuffed it in my right eye. He took a dog-doo snow cone and stuffed ...

He took a dog-doo snow cone and stuffed it in my right eye. He took a dog-doo snow cone and stuffed it in my other eye.

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: Hey ugly folks, go get some cyanide and die. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Hey ugly folks, go get some cyanide and die....

Hey ugly folks, go get some cyanide and die.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The bigger the cushion, the better the pushin'. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The bigger the cushion, the better the pushin'....

The bigger the cushion, the better the pushin'.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: There is no such thing as a dirty word. Nor is there a word so powerful, that it's going to send the listener to the lake of fire upon hear… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: There is no such thing as a dirty word. Nor is there a word so powerful, that it's going to send the...

There is no such thing as a dirty word. Nor is there a word so powerful, that it's going to send the listener to the lake of fire upon hearing it.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I mean, if you want to hurt yourself, go ahead. It's like, if you want to jack off, go ahead, just don't 'spoo' on a public bus or somethin… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I mean, if you want to hurt yourself, go ahead. It's like, if you want to jack off, go ahead, just d...

I mean, if you want to hurt yourself, go ahead. It's like, if you want to jack off, go ahead, just don't 'spoo' on a public bus or something . Do whatever you want to do. Just don't get it in somebody else's face.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The problem with drugs is that most of the people that use the drugs, use it as a license to be an asshole. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The problem with drugs is that most of the people that use the drugs, use it as a license to be an a...

The problem with drugs is that most of the people that use the drugs, use it as a license to be an asshole.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Cocaine decisions that you make today, will mean nothing later on when you get nose decay. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Cocaine decisions that you make today, will mean nothing later on when you get nose decay....

Cocaine decisions that you make today, will mean nothing later on when you get nose decay.

--Frank Zappa
quote by 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 … with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: A drug is neither moral nor immoral -- it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace...

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
quote by Frank Zappa: I'm in a big dilemma about my Big-Leg Emma. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I'm in a big dilemma about my Big-Leg Emma....

I'm in a big dilemma about my Big-Leg Emma.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Don't mind your make-up, you'd better make your mind up. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Don't mind your make-up, you'd better make your mind up....

Don't mind your make-up, you'd better make your mind up.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Hey, let's get serious... God knows what he's doin' He wrote this book here And the book says: 'He made us all to be just like Him', So... … with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Hey, let's get serious... God knows what he's doin' He wrote this book here And the book says: 'He m...

Hey, let's get serious... God knows what he's doin' He wrote this book here And the book says: 'He made us all to be just like Him', So... If we're dumb... Then God is dumb... (And maybe even a little ugly on the side).

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: She is an office girl, her name is Betty. Her favorite group is Helen Reddy. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: She is an office girl, her name is Betty. Her favorite group is Helen Reddy....

She is an office girl, her name is Betty. Her favorite group is Helen Reddy.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Tighten my headband for an extra rush. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Tighten my headband for an extra rush....

Tighten my headband for an extra rush.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Nobody gives a crap if we're great musicians. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Nobody gives a crap if we're great musicians....

Nobody gives a crap if we're great musicians.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I want a girl that can swallow my pride. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I want a girl that can swallow my pride....

I want a girl that can swallow my pride.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The most abundant element in the Universe is stupidity. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The most abundant element in the Universe is stupidity....

The most abundant element in the Universe is stupidity.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The FCC extorts broadcasters by threatening to take away their licenses for infringements which are usually the result of complaints from a… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The FCC extorts broadcasters by threatening to take away their licenses for infringements which are ...

The FCC extorts broadcasters by threatening to take away their licenses for infringements which are usually the result of complaints from an extreme, right wing, tiny bunch of individuals.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I don't expect that Albert Gore is going to become president, and I certainly hope we never see Tipper Gore in the White House. Can you ima… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I don't expect that Albert Gore is going to become president, and I certainly hope we never see Tipp...

I don't expect that Albert Gore is going to become president, and I certainly hope we never see Tipper Gore in the White House. Can you imagine Tipper saying, Just say no?

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Mr. Gorbachev has apparently stumbled onto one of the best-kept secrets in recent Soviet history: Communism doesn't work. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Mr. Gorbachev has apparently stumbled onto one of the best-kept secrets in recent Soviet history: Co...

Mr. Gorbachev has apparently stumbled onto one of the best-kept secrets in recent Soviet history: Communism doesn't work.

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: The richest people in the world aren't particularly smart or happy. And the happiest people in the world aren't particularly smart or rich.… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The richest people in the world aren't particularly smart or happy. And the happiest people in the w...

The richest people in the world aren't particularly smart or happy. And the happiest people in the world aren't particularly smart or rich.… That leaves me making music. But we can't talk about that.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: So much gets lost in the translation. Even if you sat there listening to it with a microscope, there's no way you're gonna find out what it… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: So much gets lost in the translation. Even if you sat there listening to it with a microscope, there...

So much gets lost in the translation. Even if you sat there listening to it with a microscope, there's no way you're gonna find out what it means.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Love of my life, I love you so. Love of my life, don't ever go. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Love of my life, I love you so. Love of my life, don't ever go....

Love of my life, I love you so. Love of my life, don't ever go.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Sexual gratification can only be achieved through the use of machines. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Sexual gratification can only be achieved through the use of machines....

Sexual gratification can only be achieved through the use of machines.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: She lives in Mojave in a Winnebago. His name is Bobby, he looks like a potato. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: She lives in Mojave in a Winnebago. His name is Bobby, he looks like a potato....

She lives in Mojave in a Winnebago. His name is Bobby, he looks like a potato.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Beauty is a pair of shoes that makes you wanna die. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Beauty is a pair of shoes that makes you wanna die....

Beauty is a pair of shoes that makes you wanna die.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: People make a lot of fuss about my kids having such supposedly 'strange names,' but the fact is that no matter what first names I might hav… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: People make a lot of fuss about my kids having such supposedly 'strange names,' but the fact is that...

People make a lot of fuss about my kids having such supposedly 'strange names,' but the fact is that no matter what first names I might have given them, it is the last name that is going to get them in trouble.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I would say that today, dishonesty is the rule, and honesty the exception. It could be, statistically, that more people are honest than dis… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I would say that today, dishonesty is the rule, and honesty the exception. It could be, statisticall...

I would say that today, dishonesty is the rule, and honesty the exception. It could be, statistically, that more people are honest than dishonest, but the few that really control things are not honest, and that tips the balance.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Believe it or not, there are places in the world where music is important. There are places in the world where all the arts are a matter of… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Believe it or not, there are places in the world where music is important. There are places in the w...

Believe it or not, there are places in the world where music is important. There are places in the world where all the arts are a matter of national pride.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Ram it up your poop chute. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Ram it up your poop chute....

Ram it up your poop chute.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I'm the devil's advocate. We have our own worshipers. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I'm the devil's advocate. We have our own worshipers....

I'm the devil's advocate. We have our own worshipers.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons....

Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons.

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: A true Zen saying: Nothing is what I want. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: A true Zen saying: Nothing is what I want....

A true Zen saying: Nothing is what I want.

--Frank Zappa


quote by Frank Zappa: Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe....

Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I think that if you use the so-called strong words you'll get your point across faster and you can save a lot of beating around the bush. W… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I think that if you use the so-called strong words you'll get your point across faster and you can s...

I think that if you use the so-called strong words you'll get your point across faster and you can save a lot of beating around the bush. Why are people afraid of words? Sometimes the dumbest thing that gets said makes the point for you.

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: Did he really choose Tammy to do his work? with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Did he really choose Tammy to do his work?...

Did he really choose Tammy to do his work?

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Scientology, how about that? You hold on to the tin cans and then this guy asks you a bunch of questions, and if you pay enough money you g… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Scientology, how about that? You hold on to the tin cans and then this guy asks you a bunch of quest...

Scientology, how about that? You hold on to the tin cans and then this guy asks you a bunch of questions, and if you pay enough money you get to join the master race. How's that for a religion ?

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Okay, it was the Tree of Knowledge. You eat this apple; you're going to be as smart as God. We can't have that. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Okay, it was the Tree of Knowledge. You eat this apple; you're going to be as smart as God. We can't...

Okay, it was the Tree of Knowledge. You eat this apple; you're going to be as smart as God. We can't have that.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The people of your century no longer require the service of composers. A composer is as useful to a person in a jogging suit as a dinsoaur … with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: The people of your century no longer require the service of composers. A composer is as useful to a ...

The people of your century no longer require the service of composers. A composer is as useful to a person in a jogging suit as a dinsoaur turd in the middle of his runway.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I want a steamy little Jewish Princess with over-worked gums, who squeaks when she cums. I don't want no troll, I just want a Yemenite hole. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: I want a steamy little Jewish Princess with over-worked gums, who squeaks when she cums. I don't wan...

I want a steamy little Jewish Princess with over-worked gums, who squeaks when she cums. I don't want no troll, I just want a Yemenite hole.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Sit and spin 'til you rot on the cosmic utensil. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Sit and spin 'til you rot on the cosmic utensil....

Sit and spin 'til you rot on the cosmic utensil.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Since I didn't have any kind of formal training, it didn't make any difference to me if I was listening to Lightnin' Slim, or a vocal group… with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Since I didn't have any kind of formal training, it didn't make any difference to me if I was listen...

Since I didn't have any kind of formal training, it didn't make any difference to me if I was listening to Lightnin' Slim, or a vocal group called the Jewels ... , or Webern, or Varèse, or Stravinsky. To me it was all good music.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Is this something new, having people stomp on you? Is it what I need to do for your pleasure? with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: Is this something new, having people stomp on you? Is it what I need to do for your pleasure?...

Is this something new, having people stomp on you? Is it what I need to do for your pleasure?

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: People are just waiting around to get certified. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote: People are just waiting around to get certified....

People are just waiting around to get certified.

--Frank Zappa

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