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Ahmet Zappa Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Ahmet Zappa

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I had this whole ritual with my mother making the bed
with me inside it so I would be invisible.
- Ahmet Zappa

I picked books by their covers - the worse the cover,
the more I wanted to read it.
- Ahmet Zappa

When we had to do book reports, I would pick a book
that no one read and just make it up and turn that in.
I got praised for my imagination.
- Ahmet Zappa

The way this whole novel thing came together was,
I sold them one bill of goods and then didn't communicate very well.
I am like Captain Run-on Sentence.
- Ahmet Zappa

 

I collect things that just look retarded.
- Ahmet Zappa

I miss my Dad.
My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we'd have Godzilla movie marathons.
Those are some of my favorite memories,
laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad,
like black garbage bags for heads.
- Ahmet Zappa

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

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I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard PHOTO

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

The soul would have no rainbow,
Had the eyes no tears.
- John Vance Cheney

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
- Tom Ford

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
- Bern Williams

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
- William James

I had my moments when I got very frightened that I would not recover.
- Fran Drescher

It's a huge change for your body.
You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby,
because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.
- Cindy Crawford

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved,
the inquisition might have let him alone.
- Thomas Hardy

I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through
everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting.
Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
- Carre Otis

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate,
now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
- Will Rogers

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether
he worships his own power or the power of God.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock
every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
- Barbara Jordan

Some of the most important conversations I've ever
had occurred at my family's dinner table.
- Bob Ehrlich

If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said "No."
- Margaret Smith

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal
giver of life would be my god.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick


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