Bob Dylan - Quotes

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A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.

No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them. ---->>>

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

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. ---->>>

All I can do is be me, whoever that is. ---->>>

There is nothing so stable as change.

There is nothing so stable as change.

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. ---->>>

People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas. ---->>>

A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.

A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.

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. ---->>>

All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.

All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.

I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.

I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.

Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be. ---->>>

I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me. ---->>>

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent. ---->>>

He not busy being born is busy dying.

He not busy being born is busy dying.

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. ---->>>

I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next, and a cloud could go by and make that happen. ---->>>

Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot. ---->>>

A song is anything that can walk by itself.

A song is anything that can walk by itself.

Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.

Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.

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'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation. ---->>>

Chaos is a friend of mine.

Chaos is a friend of mine.

I can't see myself singing the same song twice in a row. That's terrible. ---->>>

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.

I'm more of an adventurous type than a relationship type.

I'm more of an adventurous type than a relationship type.

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.

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.

Being on tour is like being in limbo. It's like going from nowhere to nowhere. ---->>>

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.

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.

If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself. ---->>>

To live outside the law, you must be honest. ---->>>

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.

Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all. ---->>>

Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. ---->>>

I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds. ---->>>

It's hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.

It's hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Money doesn't talk, it swears. ---->>>

I kinda live where I find myself. ---->>>

I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged. ---->>>

In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall. ---->>>

In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge. ---->>>

The radio makes hideous sounds.

The radio makes hideous sounds.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet. ---->>>

The land created me. I'm wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I'm more at home in the vacant lots.

The land created me. I'm wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I'm more at home in the vacant lots.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

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 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.

At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage. ---->>>

Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything. ---->>>

When you cease to exist, then who will you blame? ---->>>

Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be. ---->>>

Nothing can affect my voice, it's so bad. ---->>>

I'm just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon. ---->>>

But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked. ---->>>

I stopped smoking. When I stopped smoking, my voice changed... so drastically, I couldn't believe it myself. ---->>>

I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed. ---->>>

I'm not the kind of cat that's going to cut off an ear if I can't do something. ---->>>

Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges. ---->>>

I'm inconsistent, even to myself. ---->>>

I really didn't consider myself happy or unhappy. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

People have different emotional levels. Especially when you're young. ---->>>

You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever. ---->>>

A lot of people don't like the road, but it's as natural to me as breathing. ---->>>

I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that. ---->>>

Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast. ---->>>

I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet. ---->>>

The people in my songs are all me. ---->>>

You can't be happy by doing something groovy. ---->>>

You just don't wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs. ---->>>

I realize I don't do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to. ---->>>

My songs always sound a lot better in person than they do on the record. ---->>>

I'm sick of giving creeps money off my soul. ---->>>

I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow. ---->>>

I can't stand to see myself on television. ---->>>

I think I have a dualistic nature. ---->>>

Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.

Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.

What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it. ---->>>

I can't act! ---->>>

My range is limited. ---->>>

What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing. ---->>>

I felt like I might as well have been living in another part of the solar system. ---->>>

I'm mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy. ---->>>

Some formulas are too complex and I don't want anything to do with them. ---->>>

You can't do something forever. ---->>>

Folk music is a bunch of fat people.

Folk music is a bunch of fat people.

Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way. ---->>>

I don't think I'm tangible to myself. ---->>>

I never saw myself as a folk singer. ---->>>

I'm not a playwright. ---->>>

It's not easy to define poetry.

It's not easy to define poetry.

The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs. ---->>>

You call yourself what you want to call yourself. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Bob Dylan
Nationality: American
Born: 05-24, 1941
Birthplace: in Duluth, Minnesota, The United States
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Occupation: Musician

Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American poetic songwriter, singer, painter, writer, and Nobel prize laureate. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when his songs chronicled social unrest (wikipedia)