Frank Vincent Zappa was an illustrious American composer, filmmaker, musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and activist. He was a thriving personality of the music industry for over three decades.
He was born December 21, 1940, in Maryland, US. He began writing classical music when he just in high school. This man was too hard-working and created more than 60 albums in his career.
His style was unconventional. He composed music in rock blues, experimental jazz, and classical, pop and jazz fusion.
He started his career as a drummer when he joined his first band at Mission Bay High School. But when he joined the band, the Mothers of Invention made his career rocked like his music. He also performed as a solo artist. Audiences loved him anyway.
His most famous album includes Hot Rats and Over-Night sensation. And his most famous songs include 'Valley Girl,' Dancin' Fool', 'My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama'.
Apart from his music career, he also was known to take a stand against the hypocrisy of political faces and mainstream education. He conveyed his views via his lyrics. His way of music could not be categorized. His music was fun and engaging. He was given the title of 'Godfather of the Comedy-Rock'.
Indeed he was a remarkable and talented artist.
Here are some of his most amazing quotes:
So many books, so little time.
This world has given birth to so many creative people who have written amazing books. No one can read all of them in one lifetime.
Even a passionate avid reader will not get enough time to read each book of a particular genre only.
But even if you read only several books, you will gain so much knowledge and values about various things.
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Once you start to deviate yourself from the typical stereotypes and beliefs, you will reach the path of progress.
You will improve. Your mind will manifest. You will learn new routes to challenge old things and will be able to bring reforms. Let go of former prejudices and learn to unfold with time.
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
Many people contract their minds and refuse to see new opinions. That mind isn't functional. To be able to work efficiently, you have to be open to new ways of living.
Open your mind, understand others and their opinions.
Never constrain yourself to a particular set of items.
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Art is making something out of nothing.
When there is nothing, art comes into existence. Music is created by just heart, and so is a painting. And so is any form of art.
Art is very pure and raw. You don't need materialistic things to equip art. What you create out of zilch is real art.
Music is the only religion that delivers the goods.
People have contaminated religion. They have compelled it in the way they felt it to be efficient. Music today is the sort of religion that brings real peace.
Music gives support to those who need it. People acquire contentment via a piece of good music. They connect to it, and music connects to them.
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.
If you let other people guide you through your life, if they tell you about your choices and decisions, you will be responsible for your wretched life.
You have to step up and make your own decisions. You have to gate your life. You have to follow your ambitions.
No one could be responsible for your life.
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
When you try to be your true self, people give you names. Never let them get to your head. Be your way.
They will tell you various things, they will try to pull you down, they will call you weird or frantic, or whatever never pays heed to them. Just be yourself.
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It's better to have something to remember than anything to regret.
Make decisions that are going to make you happy. Take steps that will make you smile even after years. Make memories that will flourish in your heart forever.
Don't let your today be the reason for your resent tomorrow. Don't make choices out of hassle. Don't let others manipulate you. Listen to your heart.
One size does not fit all.
Everyone is different. Everyone has a different size in terms of physical being, and they have different mindsets as well.
You cannot accept one way to fit all. Different domain suits different people.
If you wanna grow up, which most people don't, the thing to do is take responsibility for your reality and deal with it on your terms.
A child is not mature enough to take responsibility for his choices. He is not that developed or experienced to understand the difference between right and wrong.
But a full-grown person must be evolved and sensible enough to recognize his life and its ups and downs. At the same time, he must be able to deal with it on his own. Being a grown-up means accepting his ways.
I think it's really tragic when people get serious about stuff. It's such an absurdity to take anything really seriously…
Life is too short to get grave about things. Don't get too over-serious. Just try to live an honest and full-filling life.
Nothing is going to be important once you die. In the end, only you and your happy memories will be together, and only that will matter.
So be light and enjoy.
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Reality is something that belongs to you as an individual.
Everyone has a personal reality. What goes with you is only real to you. In the same way, you can never be able to share someone else's experience.
Your life will only revolve around you. Your life only belongs to you. Your reality is your reality. What you care about is what only matters.
The most important thing to do in your life is to not interfere with somebody else's life.
If you want to live a good and happy life, you must only be concerned with your life and not anyone else's. Once you begin to acknowledge yourself and not others, your life will begin to flow smoothly, and things will become easy.
Take care of what you want and how you want your life to be. Ignore the events that someone else is being thrown into. Don't bother, and don't let bother.
I'm sure that love will never be a product of plasticity.
Love is the purest emotion. It is carved from the core of the heart. It cannot be faked. It cannot be begged. It cannot be sustained.
It just is raw and bold. No one can't exchange love for anything. There is no corruption in love; there are no smuts or filth in love. Love is a surreal and very real feeling.
The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.
Narcotics can change people's attitudes. It makes people forget the kindness and forces them to become obnoxious. No one has the right to be high on drugs and feel free to act dismally. You are only accountable for your actions, and drugs or alcohol doesn't give you any relief whatsoever.
It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out the uglier everything seems.
Sometimes knowledge does not act as blissful as it must. Sometimes when you know more things, you learn new things, and after that, you understand more things.
By understanding things, you find out the realities. And many times, the reality is not pretty. You see the dark sides of things, and that is daunting.
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
More than most artists have driven love songs. They have composed and created melodies that design the reality and beauty of love.
But Frank says if music had that power over people, then everyone would love each and other. If people could grasp the real meaning behind the lyrics and the real zest behind the music, this world would be a beautiful place.
Politics is the entertainment branch of the industry.
Today the world of politics has become so ghastly and at the same time hysterical. The plots and planning of the politicians are way too engaging than a television show.
People are back-biting and performing façade in front of the public.
It is so filthy, and that is why half of the world's problems are standing just like they always were.
Go to library and educate yourself, if you have guts.
To gain real education, no school or the system can be responsible. Frank had always been vocal about his aversion to mainstream education. He felt that this sort of education would not make individuals grow into their best selves.
Indeed. They won't. If someone has a thirst for knowledge, then a library could become a good school for them.
My hair is my hair.
Frank Zappa had great hair. And he was proud of it. You should also be proud of yourself.