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Frank Zappa Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Music

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Without deviation progress is not possible.
- Frank Zappa

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

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

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
- Frank Zappa

Music is always a commentary on society.
- 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

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

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

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

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

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

One good thing about music, when it hits you,
you feel no pain.
- Bob Marley

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
- Billy Wilder

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast,
to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve

All good music resembles something.
Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the
objects and feelings which motivated it.
- Jean Cocteau

When words leave off, music begins.
- Heinrich Heine

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
- Billy Sheehan

But when you get music and words together,
that can be a very powerful thing.
- Bryan Ferry

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you,
following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order,
and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
- John Ruskin

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
- Paulina Rubio

Any good music must be an innovation.
- Les Baxter

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy,
and when I make music I always hope it will have the
same effect on whoever listens to it.
- Aaron Carter

All music is beautiful.
- Billy Strayhorn

Music should be your escape.
- Missy Elliot

Music doesn't lie.
If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix

Music was my refuge.
I could crawl into the space between the notes and
curl my back to loneliness.
- Maya Angelou

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
- W. H. Auden

Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall,
with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
- Isaac Stern

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

If you want to make beautiful music,
you must play the black and the white notes together.
- Richard M. Nixon

I don't care much about music.
What I like is sounds.
- Dizzy Gillespie

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix

I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel


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