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As far as me knowing if Frank was a genius -
by Jimmy Carl Black

As far as me knowing if Frank was a genius -
in those days,
I thought Einstein was the only genius around.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I really don't have a theme when I start a sculpture.
The rock guides me to the final sculpture.
I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists.
- Jimmy Carl Black

The fans have been very nice to me and I might say
that all those fans that Frank said went away is not so.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Most people are really cool and I really don't mind
talking to them and answering their questions.
- Jimmy Carl Black

 

In my opinion, Lenny Bruce was more of an influence
on Zappa's satirical lyric's than anyone that I know of.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Frank was the BOSS and was not open to anything that was not from his head.
There were no arguments about music because if you did,
he would show you where the door was.
Period.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced,
so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again.
Going for the big record deal and all of that.
- Jimmy Carl Black

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I think a lot of the Mothers stuff that we recorded
was written while we were on the road.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship
through the years and that I had learned a lot from him.
I really loved Frank like you do a brother.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I've done every tour with them since then and will
always be with them as long as they're together.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Hendrix was big in England.
We all became good friends and I am still in touch with Noel Redding.
- Jimmy Carl Black

It would make me feel that creative art has a chance
in this crazy world that we all live in.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I've been writing Indian music for a while.
Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception.
- Jimmy Carl Black

We are not a Zappa cover band.
We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the
Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours.
We went as long as the later bands did except we didn't
get paid for it like they did.
- Jimmy Carl Black

We never got anything out of the recordings.
I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.
- Jimmy Carl Black

It was a wild time - a time that I don't miss anymore.
But then again, I'm 62 years old now and I think that
lifestyle would probably put me where Frank's at now.
- Jimmy Carl Black

My webmaster lives in Munich and is a very dear friend of mine.
He is doing a great job on the site and it is constantly
being updated and always will.
- Jimmy Carl Black

First of all; Frank was the BOSS.
We didn't question any of his motives or decisions at the time.
- Jimmy Carl Black

My drum sticks are in the "Hall of Fame."
I know that.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I haven't seen or spoken to Ray Collins in at least
10 years so I don't even know if he's alive.
I hope so.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England.
The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area.
There are still great musicians in England,
but not a lot being heard that much.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I'm doing it with a rock format and the words are about
people living in harmony with Mother Earth.
It's very important to me - and I feel it should be
for every living human on this planet.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I know I didn't like that dress 'cause it didn't fit
but I thought it was a great picture.
We weren't the first band to do a picture in drag;
The Rolling Stones were.
If it was good enough for them then it had to be good enough for us.
- Jimmy Carl Black

When some guy shows up with a shopping bag full of
records and CD's and wants me to sign every one plus
fifteen pieces of blank paper I wonder what the hell
is he doing with all of that?
- Jimmy Carl Black

I use Windows; '98 second edition and it works very good for me.
You know, I just started on the computer about 9 months
ago and am fascinated with the possibilities.
I don't know what I would do without it now.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I was hoping for it to be possibly a movie career as
I still would like to see that happen.
I enjoyed making 200 Motels and did try out for a few
things when I lived in LA,
but nothing ever happened.
I'm still hoping though.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I got married about three years ago again to a wonderful German woman.
Her name is Monika and she is beautiful.
She is one of the biggest women Zappa fans I have ever met in my life.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I don't know how Frank presented the old Mothers,
since I never read the book.
There might be some opinions on what he said,
but I - or anyone else - could not make any corrections to anything Frank did.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I went to work with a guy named Matt Fuller,
who was a Mothers fan, and low and behold,
Arthur was working for him also.
We worked together for about six months and decided
to strike out on our own.
- Jimmy Carl Black

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

The Answers of Spirit are far more powerful
than the Questions of our small minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir

When life offers you a dream so far
beyond any of your expectations,
it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

In soloing - as in other activities -
it is far easier to start something
than it is to finish it.
- Amelia Earhart

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It is far more impressive when others
discover your good qualities without your help.
- Judith Martin

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
- Charles Edwards

The price of every thing rises and falls from time
to time and place to place;
and with every such change the purchasing power of
money changes so far as that thing goes.
- Alfred Marshall

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others,
but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John C. Maxwell

Trust in yourself.
Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
- Claudia Black


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