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Ahmet Zappa Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Ahmet Zappa.

I collect things that just look retarded.
- Ahmet Zappa

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

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

 

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

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

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself with wild things,
with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam.
Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine - Calling me.
For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will Kiss the Flame.
- Jewel

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All we did was to sit around, collect some ideas,
wait and see what's going to happen.
That was it.
- Mark McGrath

To solve a problem it is necessary to think.
It is necessary to think even to decide what facts to collect.
- Robert M. Hutchins

I'm a big toy collector.
I've been slowing down because my money's been tight,
but I collect toys, too.
- Jason Mewes

The government deficit is the difference between the
amount of money the government spends and the amount
it has the nerve to collect.
- Sam Ewing

My dear Excellency!
I have not gone to war to collect cheese and eggs,
but for another purpose.
- Manfred von Richthofen

Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to
collect money and fame from this state of being.
- A. A. Milne

General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit,
that he would give my people 30 days to go back home,
collect all their stock, and move onto the reservation.
- Chief Joseph

I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I think if the Vatican is smart, someday they'll collect my work.
- Andres Serrano

Online publication is fine with me, in part because
I hope to collect those stories later.
- Gene Wolfe

I still buy nice pieces but, at the moment,
they're presents for other people, so I only collect vicariously.
- Michael Aspel

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I do a lot of running and hiking, and I also collect stamps -
space stamps and Olympics stamps.
- Sally Ride

To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes;
to collect the data in it all my life.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Well, she managed to - Barbara was capable of doing
practically anything if she set her mind to it.
In retrospect, I'm not surprised that Barbara managed
to get collect calls through.
- Ted Olson

Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of
New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk -
and collect it.
- Stanley Tucci

People get very thoughtful when they are in cars.
I no longer care for cars.
I don't collect them.
- Mick Jagger

The most important ways in which I think the Internet
will affect the big issue is that it will make it more
difficult for government to collect taxes.
- Milton Friedman

Students of American glass must always keep in mind
that the creations they collect are truly examples
of our American culture...
and thus have historical significance.
- James Lafferty

I like linebackers.
I collect 'em.
You can't have too many good ones.
- Bill Parcells

In the United States, it's the mandate of the FBI to
gather information relating to terrorism,
go out and collect it, to do the interviews,
to do the investigative work.
- Robert Mueller

Collecting has been my great extravagance.
It's a way of being.
I collect for the same reason that I eat too much-I'm
one of nature's shoppers.
- Howard Hodgkin

I still collect comics.
I still have a great love and respect for the genre.
- Thomas Jane

As a physician, I understand how important it is to
collect data on people so we can understand what's happening with them.
I will be in the position to help enable that knowledge.
- Laurel Clark

In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government
does not collect from big oil will starve the Land
and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources.
- Ron Kind

Once I had a steel job for half of a day.
I never went back to collect my pay.
- Art Rooney

We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.
- Mao Tse-Tung

I collect clothes - they keep building and building.
I buy them instead of having them washed.
- Juliette Lewis

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
- Anne Spencer

If I stay healthy, I have a chance to collect 3,000 hits and 1,000 errors.
- George Brett

The Government are very keen on amassing statistics -
they collect them,
add them, raise them to the nth power,
take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams.
- Josiah Stamp

I collect antiques.
Why? Because they're beautiful.
- Broderick Crawford

When under attack, no country is obligated to collect
permission slips from allies to strike back.
- Charles Krauthammer

I like to eat good food.
I cook and collect wine.
I like going for long walks when I can.
- Eric Allman

I don't really collect guitars.
- Roger McGuinn

I used to collect hockey cards.
It was like Vegas at my school.
You'd go to school with your box of cards,
and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we'd play.
- Steve Nash

It's changed throughout the years, but at one time
I was a really big bubble gum ice cream fan.
I'd spit the bubble gum pieces in a cup and then collect them.
- Timothy Olyphant

California has set up regional collection offices around the world,
staffed by California employees, specifically for out
of state California businesses to collect the money
and bring it back to California.
- Craig Benson

The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer
effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans,
provides an avenue to do just that.
Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more
than 40,000 individual stories.
- Spencer Bachus

Looking at the purpose of our government toward the Indians,
we find that after subjugating them it has been our
policy to collect the different tribes on reservations
and support them at the expense of our people.
- Nelson A. Miles

Life is made up of small pleasures.
Happiness is made up of those tiny successes.
The big ones come too infrequently.
And if you don't collect all these tiny successes,
the big ones don't really mean anything.
- Norman Lear

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to
collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work,
but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

On the other end of the spectrum, these women who do
live long enough to collect Social Security face the
challenge of being disproportionately dependent on
the Social Security system for retirement income.
- Ginny B. Waite

In approaching our subject it will be best,
without attempting to shorten the path by referring
to famous theories of the drama,
to start directly from the facts, and to collect from
them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen
in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging.
We should be collecting emails as we used to collect
telephone numbers and using them to better communicate
our message to key voters.
- Adam Rickitt

But you know in the contemporary art world,
you pose a very interesting conundrum.
All sorts of people collect very contemporary art,
yet when it comes to the music which is analogous to that sort of art,
they are not interested, or perhaps even hostile.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

But the most important thing about that story,
which is not often told, is that as a result after
the Cuban missile crisis,
immediate steps were taken to correct our inability
to collect on the movement of nuclear material out
of the Soviet Union to other places.
- David Kay

But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity,
I shall remain till I collect as much as possible,
and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
- Christopher Columbus

When I sent those scripts, that was the lowest point of my life.
We'd just had our second son, and when I went to collect them from hospital,
I went to the bank to try and get some money to buy some diapers,
the screen showed I've got $26 left.
- Ang Lee

Another factor is the decision, made in 1976,
to sharply divide the FBI and the foreign intelligence agencies.
The FBI would collect within the United States;
the foreign intelligence agencies would collect overseas.
- Bobby R. Inman

Personally, I'd never seen a graphic novel.
I knew they existed because friends of mine like Jonathan
Ross collect them and some very literate and intelligent
people really rate the graphic novel as a form.
- Stephen Fry

Police forces collect information to be used in a public
court to get people convicted.
Security services gather information that does not
necessarily lead to people being prosecuted and in
many cases needs to remain confidential.
- Gijs de Vries

God doesn't go to jail for the pound of weed you got
caught going over the Laredo with -
even though he apparently has the knowledge,
power, and care to prevent it - you go to jail.
God passes go and the courts collect two hundred dollars.
- Stephen Evans

I am neither a free-trade man, willing to collect all
the money we have to raise by direct tax upon the people,
nor am I willing to lay a tax simply for protection
when the Government does not need the money.
- Joseph E. Brown

They do not merely collect texts; they must also gather
data about the context and the informant and,
above all, write an analysis of the items based upon
the course readings and lecture material on folklore theory and method.
- Alan Dundes

Even if you have $20,000 to buy an item,
you still try to get a good price at antique stores.
I collect furniture, rugs, paintings,
frames.
It's my hobby to go around to shops and markets.
- Ursula Andress

We didn't even think about it, you know? I used to collect laser discs,
and you'd have some college professor analyzing It's
a Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane,
and now it is pretty funny - the idea of commentary for a silly kid's movie,
you know?
- Dana Carvey

I have a strong lead so far, and I would be proud to
win it because it remains the summit for a skier.
I also aim to collect several smaller crystal trophies at Are,
especially the GS Cup.
- Hermann Maier

This means that they are bound by law and custom to
plough the fields of their masters,
harvest the corn, gather it into barns,
and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay,
cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.
- Jean Froissart

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gather strength from life's storms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will gather myself around my faith,
for light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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