Famous Quotes By Bob Dylan


  1. A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
  2. All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
  3. All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
  4. At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
  5. Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast.
  6. Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.
  7. Folk music is a bunch of fat people.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.
  11. 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.
  12. I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
  16. 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.
  17. I realize I don't do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to.
  18. I think I have a dualistic nature.
  19. I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
  20. I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
  21. I'm more of an adventurous type than a relationship type.
  22. I'm sick of giving creeps money off my soul.
  23. It's not easy to define poetry.
  24. 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.
  25. Money doesn't talk, it swears.
  26. 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.
  27. People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
  28. The land created me. I'm wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I'm more at home in the vacant lots.
  29. There is nothing so stable as change.
  30. 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.
  31. Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.
  32. What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.

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