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1. "Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?'Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?"
Author: Frank Zappa
2. "He watched in awe as she stacked up an enormous armload of music. "There," she finished, slapping Frank Zappa's Greatest Hits on top of the pile. "That should do for a start." "You are a music lover," said the wide-eyed cashier. "No, I'm a kleptomaniac." And she dashed out the door. He was so utterly shocked that it took him a moment to run after her. With a meaningful nod in the direction of the astounded Cahills, she barreled down the cobblestone street with her load. "Fermati!" shouted the cashier, scrambling in breathless pursuit. Nellie let a few CDs drop and watched with satisfaction over her shoulder as the clerk stopped to pick them up. The trick would be to keep the chase going just long enough for Amy and Dan to search Disco Volante. Yikes, she reflected suddenly, I'm starting to think like a Cahill.... And if she was nuts enough to hang around this family, it was only going to get worse."
Author: Gordon Korman
3. "Non lessi la prima estate, zappai fagioli"
Author: Henry David Thoreau
4. "In my opinion, Lenny Bruce was more of an influence on Zappa's satirical lyric's than anyone that I know of."
Author: Jimmy Carl Black
5. "Music without the ebb and flow would be like "watching a film with only good guys in it." -attrib Frank Zappa"
Author: John Powell
6. "But I mean, again, Zappa's far more musical than the Bonzos ever were."
Author: Neil Innes
7. "The hardest and worst interview that I have ever done was with Frank Zappa."
Author: Nina Blackwood
8. "Frank Zappa... was Beethoven for insane rock guys."
Author: Scott Ian
9. "I'm jamming 'Black Sabbath Vol. 4' all the time. Zappa's 'Cruising With Ruben & The Jets.' A lot of Gong lately. Some Hawkwind. The Residents' 'Duck Stab' is amazing. Some Fugs. Lots of stuff, man. I'm pretty schizophrenic with records."
Author: Ty Segall
10. "Should I have taken him by the hand and led him over to the Zappa? No. I won't spoon-feed the customers. If you don't know your alphabet, you have no business leaving your house, let alone shopping for premium music."
Author: Yvonne Prinz

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