Frank Zappa Quotes (25 quotations)

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

2. All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff. - Frank Zappa

3. Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. - Frank Zappa

4. Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. - Frank Zappa

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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 in a variety of different things. 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

8. I searched for years I found no love. I'm sure that love will never be a product of plasticity. - Frank Zappa

9. I think it is good that books still exist, but they make me sleepy. - Frank Zappa

10. If we were the Monkees, we'd be ready by now. - Frank Zappa

11. If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to a library. - Frank Zappa

12. I'll give you a simple formula for straightening out the problems of the United States. First, you tax the churches. You take the tax off of capital gains and the tax off of savings. You decriminalize all drugs and tax them same way as you do alcohol. You decriminalize prostitution. You make gambling legal. That will put the budget back on the road to recovery, and you'll have plenty of tax revenue coming in for all of your social programs, and to run the army. - Frank Zappa

13. I'm interested in the capitalistic way of life, and the reason I like it better than anything else I've seen so far is because competition produces results. Every socialistic type of government where the State theoretically owns everything, and everybody does their little part to help the State, inevitably produces bad art, it produces social inertia, it produces really unhappy people, and it is more repressive than any other kind of government. - Frank Zappa

14. In the fight between you and the world, back the world. - Frank Zappa

15. Most rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read. - Frank Zappa

16. 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

17. Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read. - Frank Zappa

18. Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe. - Frank Zappa

19. Stupidity has a certain charm - ignorance does not. - Frank Zappa

20. The function of government ought to be: make sure you have good water to drink, somebody picking up the garbage, good roads to drive on, enough electricity to turn your light bulbs and your record player on, and whatever smaller amounts of regulatory assistance is necessary to make this society work. - Frank Zappa

21. The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. - Frank Zappa

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

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

24. Without deviation progress is not possible. - Frank Zappa

25. You canÕt 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 nuclearweapons, but at the very least you need a beer. - Frank Zappa

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