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Bob Dylan – 36 Quotes

 

36 Quotes by Bob Dylan

 

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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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.

– Bob Dylan


It’s not easy to define poetry.

– Bob Dylan


I think I have a dualistic nature.

– Bob Dylan


Folk music is a bunch of fat people.

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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.

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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.

– Bob Dylan


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.

– Bob Dylan


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.

– Bob Dylan


Money doesn’t talk, it swears.

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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.

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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.

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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.

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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.

– Bob Dylan


There is nothing so stable as change.

– Bob Dylan


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.

– 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.

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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.

– Bob Dylan