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

Without deviation progress is not possible.
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

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

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

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Frank Zappa

Music is always a commentary on society.
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

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

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

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

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

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