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  1. A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.


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


  3. When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?


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




  5. Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.


  6. Play it fuckin' loud!


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


  8. To live outside the law, you must be honest.


  9. 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.


  10. Democracy don't rule the world, you better get that in your head; this world is ruled by violence, but I guess that's better left unsaid.


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


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


  13. Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.


  14. He who is not busy being born is busy dying.


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


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


  17. Money doesn't talk, it swears.


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


  19. May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung.


  20. There is nothing so stable as change.


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


  22. All I can do is be me, whoever that is.


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


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


  25. I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds.


  26. And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.


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


  28. Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!


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

    • being

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




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  1. Picture quote by Bob Dylan about gratitude

    Be grateful for the things you don't have that you don't want.


  2. Picture quote by Bob Dylan about experience

    Behind every beautiful thing, theres been some kind of pain.


  3. Picture quote by Bob Dylan about beauty

    Behind every beautiful thing, there's been some kind of pain.


  4. Picture quote by Bob Dylan about memory

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


  5. Picture quote by Bob Dylan about be

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


  6. Picture quote by Bob Dylan about wisdom

    You can't be wise and fall in love to same time.


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What are the best myself quotes by Bob Dylan?


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


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


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


    I kinda live where I find myself.

    • myself

    I can't stand to see myself on television.

    • myself

    I'm inconsistent, even to myself.

    • myself

    I never saw myself as a folk singer.

    • myself

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

    • myself

    I really didn't consider myself happy or unhappy.

    • myself

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

    • myself

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What are the best people quotes by Bob Dylan?


    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.


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


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


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

    • being

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


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

    • people

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

    • people

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

    • people

    Folk music is a bunch of fat people.

    • music

    The people in my songs are all me.

    • people

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What are the best music quotes by Bob Dylan?


    Play it fuckin' loud!

    • fuck

    And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking.

    • music

    A 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.


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

    • being

    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.


    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.

    • music

    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.

    • music

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

    • music

    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.

    • music

    Folk music is a bunch of fat people.

    • music

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What are the best world quotes by Bob Dylan?


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

    • truth

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


    I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own.


    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.

    • democracy

    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.


    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.

    • music

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

    • world

    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.


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What are the best think quotes by Bob Dylan?


    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.

    • future

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


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

    • answers

    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.

    • power

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

    • myself

    I think I have a dualistic nature.


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

  • answers

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

  • anybody

The radio makes hideous sounds.


For them that think death's honesty won't fall upon them naturally life sometimes must get lonely.




A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.


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.

  • nature

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


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


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

  • consider

Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet?


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

  • gone

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


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.

  • breathing

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


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.

  • success

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

  • being

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


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

  • future

A 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.

  • dylan

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


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


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


Don't criticize what you can't understand.


Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools got nothing, Ma, to live up to.


Chaos is a friend of mine.


I kinda live where I find myself.

  • myself

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

  • myself

Maybe in the 90s or possibly in the next century people will look upon the 80s as the age of masturbation, when it was taken to the limit; that might be all that's going on right now in a big way.


It's not easy to define poetry.


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.


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

  • people

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.

  • change

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

  • being

look, you know i don't wanna come on ungrateful, but that warren report, you know as well as me, just didn't make it. You know, like they might as well have asked some banana salesman from des moines, who was up in toronto on the big day, if he saw anyone around looking suspicious/...

  • poetry

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.

  • life

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.


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.

  • music

A song is anything that can walk by itself.


I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own.

  • world

I'm inconsistent, even to myself.

  • myself

You can't be happy by doing something groovy.

  • happy

I really didn't consider myself happy or unhappy.

  • myself

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

  • myself

I never saw myself as a folk singer.

  • myself

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.

  • music

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.

  • yourself

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

  • world

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


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


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

  • money

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.

  • music

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.

  • life

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


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


The people in my songs are all me.

  • people

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


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


It's hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.


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

  • music

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

  • myself

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.


Jesus tapped me on the shoulder and said, Bob, why are you resisting me? I said, I'm not resisting you! He said, You gonna follow me? I said, I've never thought about that before! He said, When you're not following me, you're resisting me.


You call yourself what you want to call yourself.

  • yourself

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

  • naked

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

  • people

Wagon Train was on. It seemed to be beaming in from some foreign country. I shut that off, too, and went into another room, a windowless one with a painted door--a dark cavern with a floor-to-ceiling library. I switched on the lamps. The place had an overpowering presence of literature and you couldn't help but lose your passion for dumbness.


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


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


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.

  • power

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


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


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.

  • life

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

  • people

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


Well, I don't know, but I've been told the streets in heaven are lined with gold. I ask you how things could get much worse if the Russians happen to get up there first; Wowee! pretty scary!


She opened up a book of poems and handed it to me written by an Italian poet from the 13th century and every one of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal pouring off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you.

  • poetry

Despite everybody who has been born and has died, the world has just gone on. I mean, look at Napoleon --but we went right on. Look at Harpo Marx --the world went around, it didn't stop for a second. It's sad but true. John Kennedy, right?


The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs.


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


I can't stand to see myself on television.

  • myself

I'm not a playwright.


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

  • people

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

  • happy

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.

  • democracy

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


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

  • books

I think I have a dualistic nature.

  • nature

Folk music is a bunch of fat people.

  • music

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