Frank Zappa (Musician)

#30320 Frank Zappa

Time and those waves are at the disposal of anyone who wants to use them .

Frank Zappa Quotes about want
#30322 Frank Zappa

Their stupidity does not amaze me, its when they're smart that amazes me. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about art
#30323 Frank Zappa

I have four children, and I want them to grow up in a country that has a working .

Frank Zappa Quotes about children
#30324 Frank Zappa

The most important thing to do in your life is to not interfere with somebody else's life. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about life
#30325 Frank Zappa

The first thing you have to do if you want to raise nice kids, is you have to talk to them like they are people instead of talking to them like they're property. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about people
#30326 Frank Zappa

To me, absurdity is the only reality. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about reality
#30327 Frank Zappa

On a personal level, Freaking Out is a process whereby an individual casts off outmoded and restricting standards of thinking, dress, and social etiquette in order to express creatively his relationship to his immediate environment and the social structure as a whole. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about men
#30328 Frank Zappa

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

Frank Zappa Quotes about children
#30329 Frank Zappa

Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read. Forget I mentioned it. This song has no message. Rise for the flag salute. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about education
#30330 Frank Zappa

My solos are speech-influenced rhythmically; and harmonically, they're either pentatonic, or poly-scale oriented. And there's the mixolydian mode that I also use a lot...But I'm more interested in melodic things I think the biggest challenge when you go to play a solo is trying to invent a melody on the spot. .

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#30331 Frank Zappa

The things that were happening in 1955 were cosmic ... in terms of music history. .

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#30332 Frank Zappa

, 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 Quotes about religion
#30333 Frank Zappa

I consider that the building materials are exactly the same as what anybody else makes the thing out of. It's just the way they look at those materials is perhaps a narrower perspective. Time and those waves are at the disposal of anyone who wants to use them. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about perspective
#30334 Frank Zappa

I think it's really tragic when people get serious about stuff. It's such an absurdity to take anything really seriously ... I make an honest attempt not to take anything seriously: I worked that attitude out about the time I was eighteen, I mean, what does it all mean when you get right down to it, what's the story here? Being alive is so weird. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about time
#30335 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. .

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#30336 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. .

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#30338 Frank Zappa

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

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#30339 Frank Zappa

I'll tell you what classical music is, for those of you who don't know. Classical music is this music that was written by a bunch of dead people a long time ago. And it's formula music, the same as top forty music is formula music. In order to have a piece be classical, it has to conform to academic standards that were the current norms of that day and age ... 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 Quotes about time
#30340 Frank Zappa

Their stupidity does not amaze me, its when they're smart that amazes me. It's baffling whenever you find someone who's smart — incredible. Soon you'll have zoos for such things. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about art
#30341 Frank Zappa

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

Frank Zappa Quotes about philosophy
#30342 Frank Zappa

When God created Republicans, he gave up on everything else. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about create
#30343 Frank Zappa

I like to watch the news, because I don't like people very much and when you watch the news... if you ever had an idea that people were really terrible, you could watch the news and know that you're right. .

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#30344 Frank Zappa

The rock and roll business is pretty absurd, but the world of serious music is much worse. .

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#30348 Frank Zappa

Let's not be too rough on our own ignorance; it's what makes America great! .

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#30350 Frank Zappa

The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents — because they have a tame child-creature in their house. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about good
#30351 Frank Zappa

Rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, in order to provide articles for people who can't read. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about art
#30352 Frank Zappa

Take the Kama Sutra. How many people died from the Kama Sutra, as opposed to the Bible? Who wins? .

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#30353 Frank Zappa

Tobacco is my favorite vegetable. .

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#30355 Frank Zappa

Recorded March 9–12, 1966, released 27 June 1966 .

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#30356 Frank Zappa

So I'm watchin' and I'm waitin' Hopin' for the best Even think I'll go to prayin' Every time I hear 'em sayin' That there's no way to delay That trouble comin' every day No way to delay That trouble comin' every day .

Frank Zappa Quotes about time
#30357 Frank Zappa

Hey, you know something people? I'm not black, But there's a whole lots a times I wish I could say I'm not white. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about time
#30358 Frank Zappa

And it's the same across the nation Black and white discrimination Yellin' "You can't understand me!" 'N all that other jazz they hand me In the papers and TV and All that mass stupidity That seems to grow more every day Each time you hear some nitwit say He wants to go and do you in Because the color of your skin Just don't appeal to him (No matter if it's black or white) Because he's out for blood tonight .

Frank Zappa Quotes about time
#30359 Frank Zappa

Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow. .

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#30360 Frank Zappa

Recorded 1969 - 1974, Released 22 March 1974 .

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#30362 Frank Zappa

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

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#30363 Frank Zappa

Recorded 8 - 10 December 1973, 8 & 11 May 1974; Released 10 September 1974 .

Frank Zappa
#30364 Frank Zappa

Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about funny
#30366 Frank Zappa

You're an asshole! You're an asshole! That's right! You're an asshole! You're an asshole! Yes yes! You might pretend you ain't got one on the bottom of you! .

Frank Zappa Quotes about you
#30367 Frank Zappa

Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best… .

Frank Zappa Quotes about love
#30368 Frank Zappa

I can’t see any authority on the horizon that’s got any answers that seem worthwhile. Most of the things that are suggested are probably detrimental to your mental health. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about men
#30369 Frank Zappa

Certification from one source or another seems to be the most important thing to people all over the world. … People are just waiting around to get certified. .

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#30370 Frank Zappa

Just because somebody hears something you say, or reads something that you write, doesn’t mean you’ve reached them. .

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#30371 Frank Zappa

Everything on this planet has something to do with music. Music functions in the realm of sculptured air. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about music
#30372 Frank Zappa

You know, people are basically shitty. It’s when they prove it over and over again that it gets obnoxious. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about people
#30373 Frank Zappa

We live in a very special time right now. At no other time in history has there been such mass disillusionment in terms of reliance on governing functions. Most people don’t want to come to terms with that. It’s been proven over and over again that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes, but most people don’t like to look at naked emperors. In the process of turning around to avert their eyes, they saw the discotheques and a few other things and latched onto them. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about time
#30374 Frank Zappa

There’s no reason to assume that my idea of what‘s better would really be better. I resent it when other people try to inflict their ideas of betterness on me. I don’t think they know. And I can’t see any authority on the horizon that’s got any answers that seem worthwhile. Most of the things that are suggested are probably detrimental to your mental health. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about people
#30376 Frank Zappa

Certification from one source or another seems to be the most important thing to people all over the world. A piece of paper from a school that says you’re smart, a pat on the head from your parents that says you’re good or some reinforcement from your peers that makes you think what you’re doing is worthwhile. People are just waiting around to get certified. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about art
#30377 Frank Zappa

The lifestyle that I have is probably neither desirable nor useful to most people. Most people are probably better off getting the certification they desire and spindling their lives away the way they’re doing. I don’t think they’d enjoy living any other way. There are millions of people who acquire all sorts of wonderful feelings from watching a football game and drinking a bottle of beer. It makes them really happy. Doesn’t do shit for me. But for them it’s life itself. As long as they can believe in the beer and the football, then they’ve really got something. And it’s probably more useful to them than religion. So why take it away? Why tell them what’s really going on? Let ’em be happy. .

Frank Zappa Quotes about life
#30378 Frank Zappa

If a person wants to write music and lyrics, he has a perfect right to express his views on a certain subject. I would feel wrong if I were to express anything that I didn’t believe in. 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 Quotes about music
#30379 Frank Zappa

Just because somebody hears something you say, or reads something that you write, doesn’t mean you’ve reached them. With reading comprehension being what it is in the U. S., you can safely toss that one out the window. If you want to judge by the listening habits of people who buy records, the first thing they do is put it on and talk over it. .

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