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Memorable Quotes of Frank Zappa about Politics, Music, Views of Life and so Much More

Frank Vincent Zappa is a jack of all trades, he was a band leader, composer and musician. He was truly a talented individual and had great impact in music world and pop culture. Zappa was a prolific workaholic who released more than 60 albums in his 30-year career winning various awards and accolades.

He was known for being a rebel as most of his work was unique from the popular music culture, he was the epitome of improvisation and non-conformity making his music stand out from the reset.

In this post we have compiled some of the famous quotes and words of this inspirational man ranging from music to politics and so much more.

Memorable Quotes of Frank Zappa

Frank Zappas Quote about Music

The bassoon is one of my favorite instruments. It has a medieval aroma, like the days when everything used to sound like that. Some people crave baseball…I find this unfathomable, but I can easily understand why a person could get excited about playing the bassoon.


I have an important message to deliver to all the cute people all over the world. If you’re out there and you’re cute, maybe you’re beautiful. I just want to tell you somethin’ — there’s more of us UGLY MOTHERFUCKERS than you are, hey-y, so watch out.


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.


Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.


Jazz isn’t dead. It just smells funny.


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.


Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.


If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.


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


Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.


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


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


Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Frank Zappas Quotes About Politics

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.


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.


Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.


Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.


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


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


Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.

Frank Zappas Quotes and Saying

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


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


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

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