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Frank Zappa
December 21, 1940 - December 4, 1993
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.


No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


Without deviation progress is not possible.


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