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Without deviation progress is not possible. ...
by Frank Zappa

Without deviation progress is not possible.
- Frank Zappa

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

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

Most rock journalism is people who can't write,
interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
- Frank Zappa

 

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

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

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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.
- 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.
- Frank Zappa

Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
- Frank Zappa

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

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
- Frank Zappa

Everybody believes in something and everybody,
by virtue of the fact that they believe in something,
uses that something to support their own existence.
- Frank Zappa

Music is always a commentary on society.
- Frank Zappa

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
- Frank Zappa

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch
of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
- Frank Zappa

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

If you want to get laid, go to college.
If you want an education, go to the library.
- Frank Zappa

A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will
on unsuspecting air molecules,
often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
- Frank Zappa

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe,
and it has a longer shelf life.
- Frank Zappa

The computer can't tell you the emotional story.
It can give you the exact mathematical design,
but what's missing is the eyebrows.
- Frank Zappa

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
- Frank Zappa

I searched for years I found no love.
I'm sure that love will never be a product of plasticity.
- Frank Zappa

Some scientists claim that hydrogen,
because it is so plentiful,
is the basic building block of the universe.
I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen,
and that is the basic building block of the universe.
- Frank Zappa

The deviation of man from the state in which he was
originally placed by nature seems to have proved to
him a prolific source of diseases.
- Edward Jenner

The investigations also proved that there were many
cases of spontaneous deviation,
i.e.
cases where there had been no stimulation of the semi-circular canal apparatus.
- Robert Barany

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
- Aristotle

Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion,
is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.
- Joey Skaggs

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained,
progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
- Harold Wilson

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
- Frederick Douglass

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Technological progress is like an axe
in the hands of a pathological criminal.
- Albert Einstein

All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger.
It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of civilization.
- Gerald Durrell

I feel good because I believe I have made progress
in rebuilding the people's trust in their government.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Believing in progress does not mean believing that
any progress has yet been made.
- Franz Kafka

I was heartened to hear the President say that as we
make progress on the ground,
and Iraqi forces increasingly take the lead,
we should be able to further decrease our troop levels.
- Howard Coble

Americans do believe in progress and there is almost
certainly a kernel of truth in the joke.
- Alan Dundes

Maybe the preoccupation with technological progress
has overshadowed our concern with human progress.
- Wynton Marsalis

From my father, I learned the importance of working
sincerely at things to which I had committed myself,
and to persevere untiringly even in the face of little progress.
- Koichi Tanaka

Some programming languages manage to absorb change,
but withstand progress.
- Alan Perlis

Expositions are the timekeepers of progress.
- William McKinley

The length of exposure (one minute in sunlight) is
still too long for the portrait.
It was fifteen minutes when I first began my work.
Progress may continue.
- Gabriel Lippmann

The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact.
Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath
the oppressions of his age.
- John Jay Chapman

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
- Thor Heyerdahl

It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes.
What matters most is getting off.
You cannot make progress without making decisions.
- Jim Rohn

We do recognise the need to move towards the publication
of information showing the progress made by pupils
from one stage of their education to another.
- Estelle Morris

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change
and to preserve change amid order.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The most important lesson of New Labour is this:
Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom.
- Ed Miliband

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire
on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
- Samuel Butler

The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
- Indira Gandhi

Every step of progress the world has made has been
from scaffold to scaffold,
and from stake to stake.
- Wendell Phillips


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