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Quotations by author » Frank Zappa
American Composer, Guitarist, Satirist and Song Writer, 1940-1993
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A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
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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.
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All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
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Anything, Any time, Anywhere - for no Reason at All.
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Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Art
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
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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.''
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Do you love it - do you hate it? There it is the way you made it
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Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.
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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, uses that something to support their own existence
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I believe that people have a right to decide their own destiny; people own themselves. I also believe that, in a democracy, government exists because (and only as long as) individual citizens give it a "temporary license to exist" - in exchange for a promise that it will behave itself. In a democracy you own the government - it doesn't own you. Along with this comes a responsibility to ensure that individual actions, in the pursuit of a personal destiny, do not threaten the well-being of others while the "pursuit" is in progress.
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I don't want to see any religious people in public office because they're working for another boss
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I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
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I searched for years I found no love. I'm sure that love will never be a product of plasticity.
Love
I think pop music has done more for oral intercourse than anything else that ever happened, and vice versa.
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If classical music is the state of the art, then the arts are in a sad state
Music
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
Education
If you want to get together in any exclusive situation and have people love you, fine- but to hang all this desperate sociology on the idea of The Cloud-Guy who has The Big Book, who knows if you've been bad or good- and cares about any of it- to han
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If your children ever find out how lame you really are, they'll murder you in your sleep
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In a fight between you and the world, pick the world
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