Frank Zappa Quotes

I write the music I like. If other people like it, fine, they can go buy the albums. And if they don’t like it, there’s always Michael Jackson for them to listen to.

I wrote a song about dental floss but did anyone’s teeth get cleaner? (ridiculing the “Tipper Sticker” the PRMC “parental warning” stickers essentially forced on the music industry)

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.

Intelligence 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 best.

There is more stupidity around than hydrogen, and it has a longer shelf life.

The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing.

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.

Americans like to talk about (or be told about) Democracy but, when put to the test, usually find it to be an ‘inconvenience’. We have opted instead for an authoritarian system “disguised’ as a Democracy. We pay through the nose for an enormous joke-of-a-government, let it push us around, and then wonder how all those […]