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Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa

Releasing more than 60 albums during his 30 year career, Frank Zappa was a music icon for three decades, turning out hit after hit with his band, Mothers of Invention. He regularly challenged fans and detractors alike with his political stances. Zappa loved to demolish the status quo with his innovative music, cutting edge recording techniques, including high speed editing long before the …

Date of Birth: December 21, 1940
Date of Death: December 04, 1993


Found 61 quotes by Frank Zappa .
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"Jazz is not dead - it just smells funny" Frank Zappa
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Funny    Quote of the Day   

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"The typical rock fan is not smart enough to know when he is being dumped on" Frank Zappa
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"Politics is the entertainment branch of industry." Frank Zappa
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Entertainment    Politicians And Politics   

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"If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library." Frank Zappa
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American Musician    College   

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"Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something." Frank Zappa
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American Musician    Music   

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"Those Jesus freaks, well they're friendly but, the shit they believe has got their minds all shut" Frank Zappa
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"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
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"Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff." Frank Zappa
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American Musician    Communism   

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"No, I don't think people really give a shit about that (meeting one's maker) unless they're completely bamboozled by religious superstition - to live your life in planning for this good time you're going to have in the sky" Frank Zappa
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"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
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"One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds." Frank Zappa
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"The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own" Frank Zappa
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Cult    Real Estate    Religion   

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"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." Frank Zappa
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Music   

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"If your children ever find out how lame you really are, they'll murder you in your sleep" Frank Zappa
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Children   

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"Some people crave baseball - I find this unfathomable but I can easily understand why a person could get excited about playing a bassoon" Frank Zappa
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Baseball   

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"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." Frank Zappa
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"People, wake up Figure it out Religious fanatics Around and about The Court House, The State House, The Congress, The White House Criminal saints With a "Heavenly Mission" - A nation enraptured By pure superstition" Frank Zappa
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Congress   

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"It is always advisable to be a loser if you cannot become a winner" Frank Zappa
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"Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read" Frank Zappa
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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." Frank Zappa
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"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life." Frank Zappa
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American Musician    Stupidity   





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