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By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

[Lighting a cigarette] Well, I'm not here to impinge on anybody else's lifestyle. If I'm in a place where I know I'm going to harm somebody's health or somebody asks me to please not smoke, I just go outside and smoke. But I do resent the way the nonsmoking mentality has been imposed on the smoking minority. Because, first of all, in a democracy, minorities do have rights. And, second, the whole pitch about smoking has gone from being a health issue to a moral issue, and when they reduce something to a moral issue, it has no place in any kind of legislation, as far as I'm concerned.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Out on a 30 day tour, you got nothing, but groupies and promoters to love you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

The crux of the biscuit is: If it entertains you, fine. Enjoy it. If it doesn't, then blow it out your ass. I do it to amuse myself. If I like it, I release it. If somebody else likes it, that's a bonus.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

This is a stupid song and that's the way I like it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

Unbind your mind, there is no time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralise the long-range effects of our national stupidity

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

To me absurdity is the only reality

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

As long as you're just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you're gonna be alright. But if you go beyond that then you're gonna have these grave doubts that give you stomach problems, headachesmake you want to go out and do something else. So, I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

He likes to flirt with all the boys in the class.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Nothing I've ever written has been motivated by trying to impact or influence anybody.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

. . . behind each breakaway movement is a breakaway demagogue who will set up his breakaway demagogue government.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Catholic girls with tiny little mustaches.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Decades of indoctrination, manipulation, censorship and KGB excursions haven't altered this fact: People want a piece of their own little Something-or-Other, and, if they don't get it, have a tendency to initiate counterrevolution.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

There's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

My school spirit is at an all time low, I'm losing my status at the school.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

I'm the devil's advocate. We have our own worshipers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Okay, it was the Tree of Knowledge. "You eat this apple; you're going to be as smart as God." We can't have that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Anyone who is disturbed by the idea of newts in a nightclub is potentially dangerous.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Frank Zappa

I like to watch the news, because I don't like people very much and when you watch the news ... if you ever had an idea that people were really terrible, you could watch the news and know that you're right.

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 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

While your children are sleeping, your puppy is crappin'.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

You've got to be digging it while it's happening 'cause it just might be a one shot deal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

The whole music business in the United States is based on numbers, based on unit sales and not on quality. It's not based on beauty, it's based on hype and it's based on cocaine. It's based on giving presents of large packages of dollars to play records on the air.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Anything Anytime Anyplace For No Reason At All (or AAAFNRAA)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Moving to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

I want a girl that can swallow my pride.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

There is no hell, there's only France

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

I have four children, and I want them to grow up in a country that has a working First Amendment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Do your job and do it right, life's a ball, TV tonight.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

It's raw, unbridled superstition for these people to claim that words can harm you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Hey ugly folks, go get some cyanide and die.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Left me here to cry alone with a bottle of juice and pork chop bone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

He wants to do you in cause the color of your skin.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Power will be maintained by the groovy guy or gal who gets the most media coverage for his sleaze. Naturally, his friends in various businesses will do okay, too.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

The richest people in the world aren't particularly smart or happy. And the happiest people in the world aren't particularly smart or rich.… That leaves me making music. But we can't talk about that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

We live in a very special time right now. At no other time in history has there been such mass disillusionment in terms of reliance on governing functions. Most people don’t want to come to terms with that. It’s been proven over and over again that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes, but most people don’t like to look at naked emperors. In the process of turning around to avert their eyes, they saw the discotheques and a few other things and latched onto them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Let's not be too tough on our own ignorance. It's the thing that makes America great. If America weren't incomparably ignorant, how could we have tolerated the last eight years?

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 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

The most important thing to do in your life is to not interfere with somebody else's life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Disco boy, no one understands, but thank the lord you still got hands.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Mama stroked his dinger, Daddy got stinky finger.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

I'm vile and perverted. I'm obsessed and deranged. I've existed for years but very little has changed. I'm the tool of the government and industry too. For I'm destined to rule and regulate you. You may think I'm pernicious, but you can't look away. I'll make you think I'm delicious with the stuff that I say. I'm the best you can get... have you guessed me yet? I'm the slime oozing out of your TV set.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

I can take about an hour on the tower of power, as long as I gets a little golden shower.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

I'm not black, but there's a whole lot of times I wish I could say I'm not white.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Let's not be too rough on our own ignorance, it's what makes America great.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Zappa

Nobody gives a crap if we're great musicians.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frank Zappa

The NRA, with the fingers on the triggers when they kneel and pray.