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I never set out to be weird.
by Frank Zappa

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

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

 

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

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

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

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
- Frank Zappa

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

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

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

Without deviation progress is not possible.
- 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

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

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and 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

Music is always a commentary on society.
- Frank Zappa

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

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

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

How much pain they have cost us,
the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Never ascribe to malice that which is
adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Better late than never.
- Proverb


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