Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa

American rock musician

Lived from: 1940-

Category: Music

Quotes: Frank Zappa

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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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    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.
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    Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
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    Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
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    Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
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    No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
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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.
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    The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
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    There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
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    Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
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    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.
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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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