Monday, November 16, 2009

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa is known as one of America’s best musicians, composers, and satirists, one who is not afraid to speak his mind. Following are some of his famous quotes:

• Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid
• A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it's not open
• Why do you necessarily have to be wrong just because a few million people think you are?
• Politics is the entertainment branch of industry
• 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
• The creation and destruction of harmonic and 'statistical' tensions is essential to the maintenance of compositional drama. Any composition (or improvisation) which remains consonant and 'regular' throughout is, for me, equivalent to watching a movie with only 'good guys' in it, or eating cottage cheese
• Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe
• Tobacco is my favourite vegetable
• You drank beer, you played golf, you watched football - WE EVOLVED!
• Interviewer: "So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?" FZ: "You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?"

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