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 Post subject: FZ Quotes?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:15 am 
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Frank has some wonderful quotes credited to him such as:

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A mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work unless its open


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Without deviation, progress is not possible


However, I don't think I've ever come across a recording or interview where Frank said this. Can anyone provide the source of these quotes and any of the other famous ones?


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 Post subject: Re: FZ Quotes?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:38 am 
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The first one is almost certainly not his, IMHO, Although he could have used it, I believe it could be modified from this original quotation:

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One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
- It is by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr, but often attributed to Einstein...

The progress one, I believe somehow I 'heard' from FZ somewhere, but I have no solid reference to it...

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 Post subject: Re: FZ Quotes?
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"electric bassists are often failed guitar players, demoted to this duty after a band meeting in a garage when they were thirteen. "


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 Post subject: Re: FZ Quotes?
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presentdaycomposer wrote:
"electric bassists are often failed guitar players, demoted to this duty after a band meeting in a garage when they were thirteen. "


i believe this quote may actually have something to do with a member of don van vliet's band (captain beefheart and his magic band) in regard to a guitarist (who's name escapes me) who was actually demoted to bass by the two other guitarists at the time, because of his lack of skill with the guitar. i read it somewhere in the beefheart book written by john 'drummbo' french


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 Post subject: Re: FZ Quotes?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:31 am 
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Ringo wrote:
Frank has some wonderful quotes credited to him such as:

Quote:
A mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work unless its open


Quote:
Without deviation, progress is not possible


However, I don't think I've ever come across a recording or interview where Frank said this. Can anyone provide the source of these quotes and any of the other famous ones?


I have definitely heard him say both. The first quote is slightly different I am sure. More like "A mind is like a parachute, it only works if it is open."

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In ZPZ Dweezil credits the 'parachute' remark to his dad...


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 Post subject: Re: FZ Quotes?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Ringo wrote:

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Without deviation, progress is not possible


However, I don't think I've ever come across a recording or interview where Frank said this. Can anyone provide the source of these quotes and any of the other famous ones?


It is from 1971, you see/hear him say it on the Pioneer of Future Music documentary in the first 20 mins.

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