Quotes by Frank Zappa

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Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 December 4, 1993) was an American composer, guitarist, singer and satirist. In his 33-year musical career, Zappa proved to be one of the most prolific musicians ever, releasing over 60 ... more

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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.

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.
Do we really want to know how Michael Jackson makes his music? No. We want to understand why he needs the bones of the Elephant Man -- and, until he tells us, it doesn't make too much difference whether or not he really is bad.
Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
The manner in which Americans consume music has a lot to do with leaving it on their coffee tables, or using it as wallpaper for their lifestyles, like the score of a movie --it's consumed that way without any regard for how and why it's made.
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.