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quote by Frank Zappa: Wisdom is not the domain of the Wiz. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Wisdom is not the domain of the Wiz.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The more you can escape from how horrible things really are, the less it's going to bother you...and then, the worse things get. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

The more you can escape from how horrible things really are, the less it's going to bother you...and then, the worse things get.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: A wise man once said, never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

A wise man once said, never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment.

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: I think the anti-smoking business is a yuppie invention-an extension of the concept that we'll always be young, rich, and healthy. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

I think the anti-smoking business is a yuppie invention-an extension of the concept that we'll always be young, rich, and healthy.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Roller-skates and disco are a lot of fun, I'm much too young and stupid to operate a gun. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Roller-skates and disco are a lot of fun, I'm much too young and stupid to operate a gun.

--Frank Zappa


quote by Frank Zappa: The Very Big Stupid is a thing which breeds by eating The Future. Have you seen it? It sometimes disguises itself as a good-looking quarterly bottom line, derived by closing the RandD department. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

The Very Big Stupid is a thing which breeds by eating The Future. Have you seen it? It sometimes disguises itself as a good-looking quarterly bottom line, derived by closing the RandD department.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Power will be maintained by the groovy guy or gal who gets the most media coverage for his sleaze. Naturally, his friends in various businesses will do okay, too. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Power will be maintained by the groovy guy or gal who gets the most media coverage for his sleaze. Naturally, his friends in various businesses will do okay, too.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Scientists believe that the universe is made of hydrogen because they claim it's the most plentiful ingredient. I claim that the most plentiful ingredient is stupidity. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Scientists believe that the universe is made of hydrogen because they claim it's the most plentiful ingredient. I claim that the most plentiful ingredient is stupidity.

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

Love lyrics have contributed to the general aura of bad mental health in America.

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: I think that if a person doesn't feel cynical then they're out of phase with the 20th century. Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization -- you can't just swallow it whole. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

I think that if a person doesn't feel cynical then they're out of phase with the 20th century. Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization -- you can't just swallow it whole.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The universe consists of 5% protons, 5% neutrons, 5% electrons and 85% morons. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

The universe consists of 5% protons, 5% neutrons, 5% electrons and 85% morons.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Modern music is people who can't think signing artists who can't write songs to make records for people who can't hear. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Modern music is people who can't think signing artists who can't write songs to make records for people who can't hear.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The whiskers sticking up from underneath his pancake makeup, and yet he was a beautiful lady. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

The whiskers sticking up from underneath his pancake makeup, and yet he was a beautiful lady.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralise the long-range effects of our national stupidity. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralise the long-range effects of our national stupidity.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I proceeded to take that mitten full of the deadly yellow snow crystals and rub it all into his beady little eyes with a vigorous circular motion. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

I proceeded to take that mitten full of the deadly yellow snow crystals and rub it all into his beady little eyes with a vigorous circular motion.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Her head is full of bubbles, her nose is petite, she looks like she never gets nothing to eat. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Her head is full of bubbles, her nose is petite, she looks like she never gets nothing to eat.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I don't want to see any religious people in public office because they're working for another boss. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: The kerosene record player is not a very efficient device. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

The kerosene record player is not a very efficient device.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: I can take about an hour on the tower of power, as long as I gets a little golden shower. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

I can take about an hour on the tower of power, as long as I gets a little golden shower.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: In your dreams you can see yourself as a prophet saving the world. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

In your dreams you can see yourself as a prophet saving the world.

--Frank Zappa


quote by Frank Zappa: When they dumped all these people out of the insane asylums they didn't all go sleep in the street. Some of them moved into suburbia, and started writing postcards to the FCC. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

When they dumped all these people out of the insane asylums they didn't all go sleep in the street. Some of them moved into suburbia, and started writing postcards to the FCC.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: It's a despicable thing to share your personal inner torment for money. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

It's a despicable thing to share your personal inner torment for money.

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: Tosses her head and flips her hair, she got a whole bunch of nothing in there. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Tosses her head and flips her hair, she got a whole bunch of nothing in there.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The NRA, with the fingers on the triggers when they kneel and pray. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

The NRA, with the fingers on the triggers when they kneel and pray.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: America was founded by the refuse of the religious fanatics of England, these undesirable elements that came over on the Mayflower. Ignorant, religious fanatics who land here and abuse the Indians. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

America was founded by the refuse of the religious fanatics of England, these undesirable elements that came over on the Mayflower. Ignorant, religious fanatics who land here and abuse the Indians.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Science is moving closer to weaponry, and Art is moving closer to commercialism. And never the twain shall meet. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Science is moving closer to weaponry, and Art is moving closer to commercialism. And never the twain shall meet.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Our criminal institutions are full of creeps like you who do wrong things, and many of them were driven to these crimes by the horrible force called music. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Our criminal institutions are full of creeps like you who do wrong things, and many of them were driven to these crimes by the horrible force called music.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Music without the ebb and flow would be like watching a film with only good guys in it. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Music without the ebb and flow would be like watching a film with only good guys in it.

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: Don't eat the yellow snow. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Don't eat the yellow snow.

--Frank Zappa




quote by Frank Zappa: You can't be a real country unless you have a beer. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer.

--Frank Zappa

Longer Version:

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


quote by Frank Zappa: Nobody looks good with brown lipstick on. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Nobody looks good with brown lipstick on.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: There is no hell. There is only France. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

There is no hell. There is only France.

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: They's making it worse, the labor movement got the mafia curse. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

They's making it worse, the labor movement got the mafia curse.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Shut Up and Play your Guitar. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Shut Up and Play your Guitar.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: 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. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.

--Frank Zappa


quote by Frank Zappa: Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

--Frank Zappa

quote by Frank Zappa: A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

--Frank Zappa
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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
quote by Frank Zappa: If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

--Frank Zappa

Longer Version:

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff...Basically what people want to hear is: I love you, you love me, the leaves turn brown, they fell off the trees, the wind is blowing, it got cold, you went away, my heart broke, you came back, and my heart was okay...Modern music is people who can't think signing artists who can't write songs to make records for people who can't hear. Most people wouldn't know good music if it came up and bit them on the ass...If lyrics make people do things, how come we don't love each other?


quote by Frank Zappa: There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Music is always a commentary on society. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Music is always a commentary on society.

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. with background image: black mountain under blue sky during night time
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Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.

--Frank Zappa
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

Longer Version:

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. Eventually within the next quarter of a century, the nostalgia cycles will be so close together that people will not be able to take a step without being nostalgic for the one they just took. At that point, everything stops. Death by Nostalgia.


quote by Frank Zappa: Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

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

--Frank Zappa
quote by Frank Zappa: Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. with background image: photo of author Frank Zappa with quote

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.

--Frank Zappa

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