"Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Frank Zappa on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Frank Zappa on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Frank Zappa on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Frank Zappa on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Frank Zappa on Ray Charles
"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."
"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."
"No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to."
"The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows."
"If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library."