Five (or eight) Quotes from Frank Zappa

December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993

“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”

“I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.”

“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 necrodestination.”

“The most important thing to do in your life is to not interfere with somebody else’s life.”

“I think it’s really tragic when people get serious about stuff. It’s such an absurdity to take anything really seriously … I make an honest attempt not to take anything seriously: I worked that attitude out about the time I was eighteen, I mean, what does it all mean when you get right down to it, what’s the story here? Being alive is so weird.”

“Republicans stand for raw, unbridled evil and greed and ignorance smothered in balloons and ribbons.”

“So many books, so little time.”

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