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what I'm asking people to do is simply this: in your own way, in your own life, every day, you are confronted with a piece of data. don't just eat it up. just think about it for a minute. you have the right to process your own information based on the equipment that you were born with. that's your right. that's real freedom. you have the right to make up your own mind.

now, if you choose to numb yourself, and to be bamboozled, you have the right to be bamboozled. but in your state of bamboozlement, you do not have the right to be a liability, because of your self-imposed ignorance, on other people who might want to do things the right way. if you voluntarily choose to be a numbskull, for whatever reason you have chosen it, that's fine.

you have the right to be stupid, but you don't have the right to harm other people as a result of your stupidity. and you don't have the right to legislate your stupidity into existence, to force it on other people who have a clearer view of what things are.

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what I'm asking people to do is simply this: in your own way, in your own life, every day, you are confronted with a piece of data. don't just eat it up. just think about it for a minute. you have the right to process your own information based on the equipment that you were born with. that's your right. that's real freedom. you have the right to make up your own mind.

now, if you choose to numb yourself, and to be bamboozled, you have the right to be bamboozled. but in your state of bamboozlement, you do not have the right to be a liability, because of your self-imposed ignorance, on other people who might want to do things the right way. if you voluntarily choose to be a numbskull, for whatever reason you have chosen it, that's fine.

you have the right to be stupid, but you don't have the right to harm other people as a result of your stupidity. and you don't have the right to legislate your stupidity into existence, to force it on other people who have a clearer view of what things are.

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You got to get out of it to get in to it or reverse :mrgreen:

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I am new to this forum, and I had no idea that Zappa was such a genius before reading these quotes.


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Anybody Remember the full Quotes for,

"Take away what people say to take away they freedom"

"being a music Critic is Stupid"

Help Plz

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censoring what you say is one of the ways in which people who are not nice can take away your personal freedom


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"[M]y theory is that written music in no way assures the pedigree of the musical quality of what's being played. Just because it's on paper doesn't make it any better or any worse than any other kind of music. Music on paper is just a convenient way of showing musical ideas from one person to another without having to hum it to him. And when you get things that are complicated, it's really time-consuming to hum them."


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"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre." [optionally, insert the word "economic" before the word "freedom"]

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I read through all 4 pages and didn't see the following:

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible."

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

I seem to remember those as FZ quotes, but I'm too lazy to do the research.

Confirmation anyone?

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Zappa: "Brown Shoes Dont Make IT."
I don't know if anyone else has already addressed this, but..
I can NEVER wear brown shoes.
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Hey ya know something people? I'm not black, but there's a whole lotsa times I wish I could say, I'm not white.


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Awright, wait a minute, wait a minute. I have an--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 mother-fuckers than you are, hey-y, so watch out!

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"Scientist say hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. I rebuke that. I say stupidity is the most abundant
element in the universe." F.Z.

Read this in Discover magazine a few years ago.


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adamsoon wrote:
Hey ya know something people? I'm not black, but there's a whole lotsa times I wish I could say, I'm not white.


Seconded! Best FZ quote in history! In fact, Trouble Everyday is nothing but his single greatest masterpiece of a quote.


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M.C. - "What have you listened to, lately, that you've liked?"
F.Z. - "After the Gold Rush", by Neil Young. That's some pretty music. Joni Mitchell. Yes."
----Mar.5, 1974

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"PLEASE...DON'T CROWD THE STAGE! SAVE IT FOR THE ENGLISH GROUPS!" fz during "Mothers of Prevention" tour in Hartford, Ct.


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FZ wrote:
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M.C. - "What have you listened to, lately, that you've liked?"
F.Z. - "After the Gold Rush", by Neil Young. That's some pretty music. Joni Mitchell. Yes."
----Mar.5, 1974

Zappa liked some Neil Young music??

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