„If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT.“

Variant: If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.
Source: The Real Frank Zappa Book (1989), p. 233.

Adopted from Wikiquote. Last update Sept. 14, 2021. History
Frank Zappa photo
Frank Zappa127
American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and fil… 1940 - 1993

Related quotes

Rick Santorum photo

„We say to Mom that you tell us the wrong name, and we'll bring that guy in and we'll do a blood test and that's not Dad, you lose your welfare benefits. You lose your welfare benefits… Not till you tell us another name, but till we find out who Dad is, we establish it.“

—  Rick Santorum American politician 1958

New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania event, , quoted in * 2012-03-18
Rick Santorum To Single Mothers: Government Paternity Tests Or No Welfare
The Huffington Post

Sherrilyn Kenyon photo
George W. Bush photo
Louise L. Hay photo

„Don't let anyone else tell you when your time is up or what's best for you, you make that. And if you live by what other people want you to do with your life, you will be miserable, I can guarantee you that.“

—  Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969

Erika Jayne interview to E! News https://www.eonline.com/news/1021432/real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-erika-jayne-dishes-on-porn-her-career-and-biggest-fears (2019)

„How do you know? You do not! You listened to the voice of your inadequacy, and because you believed, you are in my power.“

—  David Gemmell, book The King Beyond the Gate

Source: Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Ch. 13
Context: And now I am going to tell you a great truth, and if you are wise, you will take it to your heart. All men are stupid. They are full of fear and insecurity— it makes them weak. Always the other man seems stronger, more confident, more capable. It is a lie of the worst kind, for we lie to ourselves... How do you know? You do not! You listened to the voice of your inadequacy, and because you believed, you are in my power. If I draw my sword, you are dead!

Tertullian photo
Rollo May photo
John Green photo
Augusten Burroughs photo
James K. Morrow photo

„On your planet, how do you tell somebody that you love her?“

—  James K. Morrow (1947-) science fiction author 1947

“It’s very complicated. You say, ‘I love you,’ and then you stand back and see what happens.”
Source: The Wine of Violence (1981), Chapter 9 (p. 112)

Morrissey photo

„Age shouldn't affect you. It's just like the size of your shoes - they don't determine how you live your life! You're either marvellous or you're boring, regardless of your age.“

—  Morrissey English singer 1959

from "The cradle snatchers", article by Frank Worrall, Melody Maker (3 September 1983)
In interviews etc., About life and death

Kate Bush photo
Sara Shepard photo
Andrew Biersack photo
Woody Allen photo
Walter Bagehot photo
Miho Mosulishvili photo

Related topics