Bob Dylan Quotes
Man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Gonna change my way of thinking, make my self a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools.
When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it – don’t back down and don’t give up – then you’re going to mystify a lot of folks.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it’s like they didn’t fade away at all.
Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.
But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.
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I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.
Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.
There is nothing so stable as change.
Chaos is a friend of mine.
I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.
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You can never be wise and be in love at the same time.
If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.
I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
To live outside the law, you must be honest.
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You can’t do something forever.
It’s not easy to define poetry.
I can’t stand to see myself on television.
I think I have a dualistic nature.
I’m inconsistent, even to myself.
I kinda live where I find myself.
Money doesn’t talk, it swears.
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I’m sick of giving creeps money off my soul.
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
Don’t matter how much money you got, there’s only two kinds of people: there’s saved people and there’s lost people.
What good are fans? You can’t eat applause for breakfast. You can’t sleep with it.
The future for me is already a thing of the past – You were my first love and you will be my last.
Bob Dylan Quotes from Love and Theft
The radio makes hideous sounds.
Nothing can affect my voice, it’s so bad.
Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.
I say there’re no depressed words just depressed minds.
A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else.
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I never saw myself as a folk singer.
I don’t think I’m tangible to myself.
Folk music is a bunch of fat people.
All I can do is be me, whoever that is.
You can’t be happy by doing something groovy.
What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing.
I’m not the kind of cat that’s going to cut off an ear if I can’t do something.
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It’s hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.
I really didn’t consider myself happy or unhappy.
No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.
I’m more of an adventurous type than a relationship type.
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Then take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind,
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves,
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves,
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.
Bob Dylan Song Quotes from Mr. Tambourine Man
There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke. But you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate, so let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.
I can’t see myself singing the same song twice in a row. That’s terrible.
The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs.
A song is anything that can walk by itself.
The people in my songs are all me.
How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
Bob Dylan Quotes from Blowin’ In The Wind
May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young..
Bob Dylan Song Quotes from Forever Young
You call yourself what you want to call yourself.
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast.
You just don’t wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs.
My songs always sound a lot better in person than they do on the record.
I’ve never written a political song. Songs can’t save the world. I’ve gone through all that.
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I think a poet is anybody who wouldn’t call himself a poet.
A poem is a naked person… Some people say that I am a poet.
Just because you like my stuff doesn’t mean I owe you anything.
I’m speaking for all of us. I’m the spokesman for a generation.
In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.
Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way.
I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.
People have different emotional levels. Especially when you’re young.
Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.
Yesterday’s just a memory, tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.
Some formulas are too complex and I don’t want anything to do with them.
I realize I don’t do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to.
At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
A lot of people don’t like the road, but it’s as natural to me as breathing.
When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past – whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
I stopped smoking. When I stopped smoking, my voice changed… so drastically, I couldn’t believe it myself.
The land created me. I’m wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I’m more at home in the vacant lots.
Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.
In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around – the music and the ideas.
Democracy don’t rule the world, You’d better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that’s better left unsaid.
You can’t imagine parlor ballads drifting out of high-rise multi-towered buildings. That kind of music existed in a more timeless state of life.
I don’t think I’ve ever been an agnostic. I’ve always thought there’s a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there’s a world to come.
I am against nature. I don’t dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.
I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
Look, when I started out, mainstream culture was Sinatra, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course, there’s no fitting into it now.
My father probably thought the capital of the world was wherever he was at the time. It couldn’t possibly be anyplace else. Where he and his wife were in their own home, that, for them, was the capital of the world.
Anybody can be specific and obvious. That’s always been the easy way. It’s not that it’s so difficult to be unspecific and less obvious; it’s just that there’s nothing, absolutely nothing, to be specific and obvious about.
I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work.
You’re going to die. You’re going to be dead. It could be 20 years, it could be tomorrow, anytime. So am I. I mean, we’re just going to be gone. The world’s going to go on without us. All right now. You do your job in the face of that, and how seriously you take yourself you decide for yourself.
You hear a lot about God these days: God, the beneficent; God, the all-great; God, the Almighty; God, the most powerful; God, the giver of life; God, the creator of death. I mean, we’re hearing about God all the time, so we better learn how to deal with it. But if we know anything about God, God is arbitrary.
I’m just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I’d be seeing Elvis soon.
Being on tour is like being in limbo. It’s like going from nowhere to nowhere.
I’m not the kind of cat that’s going to cut off an ear if I can’t do something.
I felt like I might as well have been living in another part of the solar system.
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
I have dined with kings, I’ve been offered wings. And I’ve never been too impressed.
Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.
I’m mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it’s the only place where I’m happy.
I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next, and a cloud could go by and make that happen.
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
A lot of people can’t stand touring but to me it’s like breathing. I do it because I’m driven to do it.
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