Top 50 + Bob Dylan Quotes

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Who is Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan was born on the 24th May 1941 and is a world-renowned singer-songwriter from the United States, as well as being celebrated as an author, artist and poet. His career has spanned over five decades, with his most popular pieces coming from the 1960s. His first release was an album in 1962, which was primarily filled with folk songs, followed up by releases in 63, 64, 65 and 66. His style gradually changed from more traditional folk to rock music, leading to widespread acclaim for the influence his rock albums had on the future of rock music.

Many of Dylan’s songs became anthems for civil rights and anti-war movements, particularly ‘The Times They Are a-Changing’. When analysing his lyrics, its clear that he had a passion for political and social matters and wanted to support the counterculture that was growing at the time.

Dylan explored many other genres over his career, with country music becoming a theme before gospel music and then returning to the sounds he was most famous for. Since 1994, he has also published drawings and paintings, exhibiting his work around the world. He continues to release music to this day and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, winning countless awards and prizes, as well as being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bob Dylan Quotes

1.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.

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

3.Just because you like my stuff doesn’t mean I owe you anything.

4.He not busy being born is busy dying.

5.A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.

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

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

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

9.I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.

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

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

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

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

14.Money doesn’t talk, it swears.

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

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

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

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

19.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.

20.I say there’re no depressed words just depressed minds

21.I’m inconsistent, even to myself.

22.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.

23.Chaos is a friend of mine.

24.The radio makes hideous sounds.

25.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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

32.Yesterday’s just a memory, tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.

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

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

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

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

37.There is nothing so stable as change.

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

39.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.

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

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

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

43.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.

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

45.A song is anything that can walk by itself.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54.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.

55.I don’t think I’m tangible to myself.

56.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.

57.You can’t do something forever.

58.You call yourself what you want to call yourself.

59.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.

60.You can’t be happy by doing something groovy.

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