55 Motivational Frank Zappa Quotes For Success In Life

Frank A. Clark was an American lawyer and politician who served in public and private practice for some 50 years, including 20 years in the United States Congress. Born in Eufaula, Alabama, Clark attended law school in Georgia and was admitted to the bar there in 1881, beginning in private practice in Newnan. These Frank Zappa Quotes on love, death will motivate you.

Best Frank Zappa Quotes

  1. “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” ~ Frank Zappa
  2. Music is the only religion that delivers the goods.” ~ Frank Zappa, Frank Zappa quotes on music
  3. “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 assholes got in there.” ~ Frank Zappa Quotes
  4. “The universe consists of 5% protons, 5% neutrons, 5% electrons and 85% morons.” ~ Frank Zappa
  5. “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” ~ Frank Zappa
  6. “There are only two things to remember. Number one…Don’t Stop, and number two…Keep Going!” ~ Frank Zappa

  7. “The most important thing to do in your life is to not interfere with somebody else’s life.” ~ Frank Zappa
  8. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” ~ Frank Zappa
  9. “Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be.” ~ Frank Zappa
  10. “Modern Americans behave as if intelligence were some sort of hideous deformity.” ~ Frank Zappa

  11. “Power will be maintained by the groovy guy or gal who gets the most media coverage for his sleaze. Naturally, his friends in various businesses will do okay, too.” ~ Frank Zappa
  12. “I’m vile and perverted. I’m obsessed and deranged. I’ve existed for years but very little has changed. I’m the tool of the government and industry too. For I’m destined to rule and regulate you. You may think I’m pernicious, but you can’t look away. I’ll make you think I’m delicious with the stuff that I say. I’m the best you can get… have you guessed me yet? I’m the slime oozing out of your TV set.” ~ Frank Zappa
  13. “You can bet everything will come to an end. It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be a mess, and it’s going to be something that somebody did in the name of God.” ~ Frank Zappa
  14. “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.” ~ Frank Zappa
  15. “Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.” ~ Frank Zappa, Frank Zappa quotes on politics
  16. “It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out the uglier everything seems.” ~ Frank Zappa
  17. “Stupidity has a certain charm – ignorance does not.” ~ Frank Zappa

  18. “Anybody who wants religion is welcome to it, as far as I’m concerned–I support your right to enjoy it. However, I would appreciate it if you exhibited more respect for the rights of those people who do not wish to share your dogma, rapture, or near the destination.” ~ Frank Zappa
  19. “Republican is fine if your a millionaire. Democrats is fair if all you own is what you wear. Neither of them’s really right, cause neither of them cares.” ~ Frank Zappa
  20. “Schools train people to be ignorant, with style. They give you the equipment that you need to be a functional ignoramus. American schools* do not equip you to deal with things like logic; they don’t give you the criteria by which to judge between good and bad in any medium or format, and they prepare you to be a usable victim for the military-industrial complex that needs manpower.” ~ Frank Zappa
  21. “Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons.” ~ Frank ZappaQuotes
  22. “It’s better to have something to remember than anything to regret.” ~ Frank Zappa

  23. “Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” ~ Frank Zappa
  24. “It has never mattered to me that thirty million people might think I’m wrong. The number of people who thought Hitler was right did not make him right… Why do you necessarily have to be wrong just because a few million people think you are?” ~ Frank Zappa
  25. “In every language, the first word after “Mama!” that every kid learns to say is “Mine!” A system that doesn’t allow ownership, that doesn’t allow you to say “Mine!” when you grow up, has – to put in mildly – a fatal design flaw.” ~ Frank Zappa
  26. “I enjoy irritating the people who enjoy being irritated.” ~ Frank Zappa

  27. “I would say that today, dishonesty is the rule, and honesty the exception. It could be, statistically, that more people are honest than dishonest, but the few that really control things are not honest, and that tips the balance.” ~ Frank Zappa
  28. “My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.” ~ Frank Zappa
  29. “As far as rearing children goes, the basic idea I try to keep in mind is that a child is a person. Just because they happen to be a little shorter than you doesn’t mean they are dumber than you.” ~ Frank Zappa
  30. “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
  31. “As long as you’re just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you’re gonna be alright. But if you go beyond that then you’re gonna have these grave doubts that give you stomach problems, headachesmake you want to go out and do something else. So, I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming out.” ~ Frank Zappa
  32. “You know, people are basically shitty. It’s when they prove it over and over again that it gets obnoxious.” ~ Frank Zappa

  33. “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
  34. “The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own.” ~ Frank Zappa
  35. “The last election just laid the foundation of the next 500 years of Dark Ages.” ~ Frank Zappa
  36. “Censoring what you say is one of the ways in which people who are not nice can take away your personal freedom.” ~ Frank Zappa
  37. “Interviewer: ‘So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?’ Frank Zappa: ‘You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?” ~ Frank Zappa
  38. “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” ~ Frank Zappa
  39. “I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.” ~ Frank Zappa

  40. “The whole foundation of Christianity is based on the idea that intellectualism is the work of the Devil. Remember the apple on the tree? Okay, it was the Tree of Knowledge. You eat this apple, you’re going to be as smart as God. We can’t have that.” ~ Frank Zappa
  41. “There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.” ~ Frank Zappa
  42. “I’m not black, but there’s a whole lot of times I wish I could say I’m not white.” ~ Frank Zappa
  43. “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. Eventually, within the next quarter of a century, the nostalgia cycles will be so close together that people will not be able to take a step without being nostalgic for the one they just took. At that point, everything stops. Death by Nostalgia.” ~ Frank Zappa
  44. “A wise man once said, never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment.” ~ Frank Zappa
  45. “Without deviance from normality, there can be no progress.” ~ Frank Zappa

  46. “The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” ~ Frank Zappa
  47. “All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff…Basically what people want to hear is: I love you, you love me, the leaves turn brown, they fell off the trees, the wind is blowing, it got cold, you went away, my heart broke, you came back, and my heart was okay…Modern music is people who can’t think signing artists who can’t write songs to make records for people who can’t hear. Most people wouldn’t know good music if it came up and bit them on the ass…If lyrics make people do things, how come we don’t love each other?” ~ Frank Zappa
  48. “Of course it’s contrived, but once you know how its contrived, you can understand the editorial viewpoint. CNN, for example, when you see where they’re really coming from, you can subtract their bias, and get some sort of facts. Sometimes the amount of bias that is imposed in these things is so laughable that it gives you an extra layer of entertainment.” ~ Frank Zappa
  49. “There’s a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.” ~ Frank Zappa

  50. “We pretend to be a free society, and we pretend to be an adult society, but if you look at the facts, our news is just as contrived, and controlled as Pravda!” ~ Frank Zappa
  51. “It’s fairly obvious, since Richard Nixon, that there is no such thing as a fair deal for any voter in the United States — You’re just not gonna get it. It’s a joke — the people that you vote for, they’re the next best thing to criminals. But of course they have money for advertising campaigns that make them look a little bit better than they actually are.” ~ Frank Zappa
  52. “America was founded by the refuse of the religious fanatics of England, these undesirable elements that came over on the Mayflower. Ignorant, religious fanatics who land here and abuse the Indians.” ~ Frank Zappa
  53. “There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another.” ~ Frank Zappa
  54. “lf you’re going to deal with reality, you’re going to have to make one big discovery: Reality is something that belongs to you as an individual. If you wanna grow up, which most people don’t, the thing to do is take responsibility for your own reality and deal with it on your own terms. Don’t expect that because you pay some money to somebody else or take a pledge or join a club or run down the street or wear a special bunch of clothes or play a certain sport or even drink Perrier water, it’s going to take care of everything for you.” ~ Frank Zappa
  55. “A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.” ~ Frank Zappa

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