Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.

Frank Zappa (1940-1993) American singer-songwriter


My attitude toward anybody's sexual persuasion is this: without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa (1940-1993) American singer-songwriter


I wrote a song about dental floss but did anyone's teeth get cleaner?

Frank Zappa (1940-1993) American singer-songwriter on the influence of music on behavior


To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago."

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) American writer Sign of the Unicorn


   As I was finishing, I heard a crashing noise. A horned and tusked purple thing went racing along the ridge to my right pursued by a hairless orange-skinned creature with long claws and a forked tail. Both were wailing in different keys.
   I nodded. It was just one damned thing after another.

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) American writer Trumps of Doom (1985)


I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) American writer


   “I can see that you have a lot to unlearn.”
   “If you are talking about my vulgar instinct for survival, forget it.”
Roger Zelazny,        The Courts of Chaos, Corwin


. . . if one always listened to the voice of reason, one would never do anything interesting.
Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) American writer and Sheckley


Humans are tough. We have to be. We're the survivors of the saber-tooth tigers and the glaciers, of tyrannical empires and barbarian invasions, of horrible famines and devastating plagues. You name it, you've got ancestors that have faced it, and overcome it.

Robert Zubrin, The Case for Mars


In the coming world they will not ask me, 'Why were you not Moses?' They will ask me, 'Why were you not Zusya?'

Rabbi Meshullam Zusya of Hanipol (1718-1800) Hassidic teacher


People do wrong because they don't have the strength to do right.

Rabbi Meshullam Zusya of Hanipol (1718-1800) Hassidic teacher