Quotes by Bob Dylan

I can't act!
- Bob Dylan
My range is limited.
- Bob Dylan
Chaos is a friend of mine.
- Bob Dylan
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I'm not a playwright.
- Bob Dylan
The radio makes hideous sounds.
- Bob Dylan
I kinda live where I find myself.
- Bob Dylan
I think I have a dualistic nature.
- Bob Dylan
The people in my songs are all me.
- Bob Dylan
Money doesn't talk, it swears.
- Bob Dylan
It's not easy to define poetry.
- Bob Dylan
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Folk music is a bunch of fat people.
- Bob Dylan
You can't do something forever.
- Bob Dylan
I never saw myself as a folk singer.
- Bob Dylan
There is nothing so stable as change.
- Bob Dylan
He not busy being born is busy dying.
- Bob Dylan
I'm inconsistent, even to myself.
- Bob Dylan
All I can do is be me, whoever that is.
- Bob Dylan
A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
- Bob Dylan
A song is anything that can walk by itself.
- Bob Dylan
To live outside the law, you must be honest.
- Bob Dylan
The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs.
- Bob Dylan
What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing.
- Bob Dylan
Nothing can affect my voice, it's so bad.
- Bob Dylan
I don't think I'm tangible to myself.
- Bob Dylan
I can't stand to see myself on television.
- Bob Dylan
When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?
- Bob Dylan
You call yourself what you want to call yourself.
- Bob Dylan
I'm sick of giving creeps money off my soul.
- Bob Dylan
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
- Bob Dylan
You can't be happy by doing something groovy.
- Bob Dylan
It's hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.
- Bob Dylan
Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast.
- Bob Dylan
No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.
- Bob Dylan
I really didn't consider myself happy or unhappy.
- Bob Dylan
I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
- Bob Dylan
Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.
- Bob Dylan
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
- Bob Dylan
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
- Bob Dylan
I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds.
- Bob Dylan
A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet.
- Bob Dylan
I'm more of an adventurous type than a relationship type.
- Bob Dylan
In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.
- Bob Dylan
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
- Bob Dylan
Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way.
- Bob Dylan
I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.
- Bob Dylan
Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.
- Bob Dylan
Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.
- Bob Dylan
My songs always sound a lot better in person than they do on the record.
- Bob Dylan
I'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation.
- Bob Dylan
People have different emotional levels. Especially when you're young.
- Bob Dylan
At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
- Bob Dylan
You just don't wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs.
- Bob Dylan
Some formulas are too complex and I don't want anything to do with them.
- Bob Dylan
I realize I don't do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to.
- Bob Dylan
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
- Bob Dylan
But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.
- Bob Dylan
Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.
- Bob Dylan
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
- Bob Dylan
I felt like I might as well have been living in another part of the solar system.
- Bob Dylan
Being on tour is like being in limbo. It's like going from nowhere to nowhere.
- Bob Dylan
I can't see myself singing the same song twice in a row. That's terrible.
- Bob Dylan
Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
- Bob Dylan
A lot of people don't like the road, but it's as natural to me as breathing.
- Bob Dylan
Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.
- Bob Dylan
I'm just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.
- Bob Dylan
What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.
- Bob Dylan
I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed.
- Bob Dylan
I'm not the kind of cat that's going to cut off an ear if I can't do something.
- Bob Dylan
If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.
- Bob Dylan
I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next, and a cloud could go by and make that happen.
- Bob Dylan
I'm mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy.
- Bob Dylan
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
- Bob Dylan
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
- Bob Dylan
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
- Bob Dylan
I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
- Bob Dylan
I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that.
- 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
Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
- Bob Dylan
I stopped smoking. When I stopped smoking, my voice changed... so drastically, I couldn't believe it myself.
- Bob Dylan
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
- 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.
- 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
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
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
In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
- 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
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 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
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
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
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.
- 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
- 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
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.
- Bob Dylan

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