Frank Zappa Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old frank zappa quotes, frank zappa sayings, and frank zappa proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.     

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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.     

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I never set out to be weird. It was always the other people who called me weird.     

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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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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, use that something to support their own existence.     

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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.     

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Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.     

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Some people. Some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself, I say, There is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of god's grey earth as that prince of foods. the muffin!     

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A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.     

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Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny.     

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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.     

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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.     

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Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons.     

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Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.     

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

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A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.     

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The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own.     

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If classical music is the state of the art, then the arts are in a sad state.      

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Nobody looks good with brown lipstick on.     

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

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Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?' Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?      

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A wise man once said, never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment.     

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Disco satisfied social as well as musical needs. Disco people got to dress up all the time and go to places ... where everybody sort of 'looked good' - and later, after an evening of chemical alteration, everybody looked even better, and the next thing they knew, they were getting The Blox Job.     

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Organized religions by their very natures are misleading.     

Frank Zappa