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A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear.
War is over, if you want it
War is over now.

-: [ John Lennon and Yoko Ono in "Happy Xmas (War is over)" (1971). ]
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Christmas
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A wise man once said, "never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment."
-: [ Interview with Grace Slick on Rockplace (11 February 1984) ]
~ Frank Zappa | ( American composer and rock musician. ) | 1940-1993 | Conversation
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Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity. In what we call art, it's one of the most desirable characteristics of a piece of work.
~ Leonard Cohen | (Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter. ) | 1934-? | Work
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Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first -- rock and roll or Christianity.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Christianity
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God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | God
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I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Money
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I resent performing for frisking idiots who don't know anything.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Music
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If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
~ Frank Zappa | ( American composer and rock musician. ) | 1940-1993 | Sex
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In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
~ Leonard Cohen | (Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter. ) | 1934-? | Deeds
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Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best…
-: [ Lyrics to the song Packard Goose on the album Joe's Garage: Act III (19 November 1979) ]
~ Frank Zappa | ( American composer and rock musician. ) | 1940-1993 | Music
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Jazz is the false liquidation of art — instead of utopia becoming reality it disappears from the picture.
-: [ Perennial fashion — Jazz, as quoted in The Sociology of Rock (1978) by Simon Frith by Simon Frith ]
~ Theodor W. Adorno | (German sociologist and musicologist ) | 1903-1969 | Music
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Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
~ Leonard Cohen | (Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter. ) | 1934-? | Despair
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Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Life
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Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war --for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Awards
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Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Love
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Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
~ Frank Zappa | ( American composer and rock musician. ) | 1940-1993 | Music
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Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Marriage
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The manner in which Americans ''consume'' music has a lot to do with leaving it on their coffee tables, or using it as wallpaper for their lifestyles, like the score of a movie --it's consumed that way without any regard for how and why it's made.
~ Frank Zappa | ( American composer and rock musician. ) | 1940-1993 | Music
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The more I see the less I know for sure.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Certainty
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The rock and roll business is pretty absurd, but the world of serious music is much worse.
-: [ Interview on London Plus (24 September 1984) , as quoted on en.wikipedia ]
~ Frank Zappa | ( American composer and rock musician. ) | 1940-1993 | Music
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The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.
~ Leonard Cohen | (Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter. ) | 1934-? | Depression
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There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
~ Frank Zappa | ( American composer and rock musician. ) | 1940-1993 | Music
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There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
~ Leonard Cohen | (Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter. ) | 1934-? | Hope
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There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Truth
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Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it "white".
~ Bing Crosby | (American singer and actor ) | 1903 - 1977 | Christmas
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We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Love
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Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
~ Frank Zappa | ( American composer and rock musician. ) | 1940-1993 | Time
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Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.
~ John Lennon | (British musician. ) | 1940-1980 | Work
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You can't be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline -- it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.
~ Frank Zappa | ( American composer and rock musician. ) | 1940-1993 | Alcoholism
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