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By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

People are just waiting around to get certified.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

Watch out where the Huskies go And don't you eat that yellow snow

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

A composer's job involves the decoration of fragments of time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Did you ever consider that LSD was really one of the most dangerous drugs ever manufactured because the people who took it turned into yuppies?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Catholic girls with tiny little mustaches.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Call any vegetable and the chances are good that the vegetable will respond to you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

The language and concepts contained herein are guaranteed not to cause eternal torment in the place where the guy with the horns and pointed stick conducts his business

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Just be glad you don't live in one of those little countries where at this very moment, music is severely restricted, or as it is in Iran, totally illegal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Elmore James only knew one lick, but you had the feeling that he meant it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

I don't think there's a problem. First of all, I don't think music turns people into social liabilities. Because you hear a lyric

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

I believe that people have a right to decide their own destinies; people own themselves. I also believe that, in a democracy, government exists because (and only so 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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Censoring what you say is one of the ways in which people who are not nice can take away your personal freedom.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

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. Eventually within the next quarter of a century, the nostalgia cycles will be so close together that people will not be able to take a step without being nostalgic for the one they just took. At that point, everything stops. Death by Nostalgia.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

Very few people do covers of my tunes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

Why doncha come on over to the house and I'll show 'em to ya?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

I proceeded to take that mitten full of the deadly yellow snow crystals and rub it all into his beady little eyes with a vigorous circular motion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Is this something new, having people stomp on you? Is it what I need to do for your pleasure?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

I want a horny little Jewish princess.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

I wrote a song about dental floss but did anyone's teeth get cleaner?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

I don't want to see any religious people in public office because they're working for another boss.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Republican is fine, if your a millionaire. Democrats is fair, if all you own is what you wear. Neither of them's really right, cause neither of them care.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Elvis has left the building to climb up that heavenly stair. So what if he looks like a wart-hog in heat?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

Well the thing is that under the [Ronald] Reagan administration, excesses have occurred in terms of over regulating certain types of behavior, and excesses have occurred in the opposite direction, in de-regulating other types of behavior. As a matter of fact, if they continue to regulate the airlines, we might have safer skies, and if they slack off on the radio, we might have better radio. If they just use it as a threat, eventually there's going to be another test case like the one that the 7 dirty words ruling came out of, and basically, its extortion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Outdoors for me is walking from the car to the ticket desk at the airport

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Roller-skates and disco are a lot of fun, I'm much too young and stupid to operate a gun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Conducting" is when you draw "designs" in the nowhere-with a stick, or with your hands-which are interpreted as "instructional messages" by guys wearing bow ties who wish they were fishing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

The whiskers sticking up from underneath his pancake makeup, and yet he was a beautiful lady.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

There are only two things to remember. Number one...Don't Stop, and number two...Keep Going!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Nobody looks good bent over. Especially to pick up a check.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

The difference between religions and cults is determined by how much real estate is owned.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Kid's heads are filled with so many nonfacts that when they get out of school they're totally unprepared to do anything. They can't read, they can't write, they can't think. Talk about child abuse. The U.S. school system as a whole qualifies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

As far as rearing children goes, the basic idea I try to keep in mind is that a child is a person. Just because they happen to be a little shorter than you doesn't mean they are dumber than you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

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 a variety of different things.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Anybody who wants religion is welcome to it, as far as I'm concerned--I support your right to enjoy it. However, I would appreciate it if you exhibited more respect for the rights of those people who do not wish to share your dogma, rapture, or necrodestination.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out the uglier everything seems.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

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 hang it all on that, folks, is the chimpanzee part of the brain working.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

Yeah, I tell them to change the channel if they see some guy in a brown suit with a telephone number at the bottom of the screen asking for money.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.