Frank Zappa Quotes

If it wasn’t for rap there would be no poetry in America. I think we went directly from Walt Whitman to Ice-T.

There will be no nuclear war. There’s too much real estate involved.

The fact is that no matter what first names I might have given them, it is the last name that is going to get them in trouble.

The typical rock fan is not smart enough to know when he is being dumped on.

If classical music is the state of the art, then the arts are in a sad state.

Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous than songwriters who celebrate sexuality. Freedom of speech, freedom of religious thought, and the right to due process for composers, performers and retailers are imperiled if the PMRC and the major labels consummate this nasty bargain.

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

Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best!

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

Some people crave baseball – I find this unfathomable but I can easily understand why a person could get excited about playing a bassoon.