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

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

Loneliness, tenderness, high society, notoriety, you fight for the throne and you travel alone. Bob Dylan

Warlords of sorrow and queens of tomorrow will offer their heads for a prayer. You can't find no salvation, you have no expectations anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Bob Dylan

Can you please crawl out your window? Use your arms and your legs, it won't ruin you Bob Dylan

Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola! Bob Dylan

Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections than those who are most content. Bob Dylan

Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. Bob Dylan

The ghosts race towards the light, you can almost hear the heavy breathing spirits, all determined to get somewhere. New Orleans, unlike a lot of places you go back to and that don't have the magic anymore, still has got it. Night can swallow you up, yet none of it touches you. You can't see it, but you know it's here. Somebody's always sinking. Bob Dylan

People talk about Frank [Sinatra] all the time - and they should talk about Frank - but he had the greatest arrangers. They worked for him in a different kind of way than they worked for other people. They gave him arrangements that are just sublime on every level. And he, of course, could match that because he had this ability to get inside of the song in a sort of a conversational way. Frank sang to you, not at you, like so many pop singers today. Even singers of standards. Bob Dylan

In my childhood everything you heard, you could imagine what it looked like. Even singers that I would hear on the radio, I couldn't see what they looked like, so I imagined what they looked like. What they were wearing. What their movements were. Gene Vincent? When I first pictured him, he was a tall, lanky blond-haired guy. Bob Dylan

I never did use earphones until into the Eighties or Nineties. I don't like to use earphones. I've never heard anybody sing with earphones effectively. They just give you a false sense of security. A lot of us don't need earphones. I don't think Springsteen or Mick do. But other people more or less have given in. But they ought not to. They don't need to. Especially if they have a good band. Bob Dylan

I'm good with songs I haven't written, if I like them. I'm glad I didn't write any of them. I already know how they go, so I have more freedom with them. I understand these songs. I've known them for 40 years, 50 years, maybe longer, and they make a lot of sense. So I'm not coming to them like a stranger. Bob Dylan

I need all kinds of songs - fast ones, slow ones, minor key, ballads, rumbas - and they all get juggled around during a live show. I've been trying for years to come up with songs that have the feeling of a Shakespearean drama, so I'm always starting with that. Bob Dylan

Creativity has a lot to do with the main idea. Inspiration is what comes when you are dealing with the idea. But inspiration won't invite what's not there to begin with. Bob Dylan

It's not dark yet But it's getting there Bob Dylan

So now I'm going back again I got to get her somehow All the people we used to know They're an illusion to me now Some are mathematicians Some are carpenter's wives Don't know how it all got started I don't what they're doing with their lives But me I'm still on the road Heading for another joint We always did feel the same We just saw it from a different point of view Tangled up in Blue. Bob Dylan

Now the wintertime is coming The windows are filled with frost I went to tell everybody But I could not get across Well, I wanna be your lover, baby I don't wanna be your boss Don't say I never warned you When your train gets lost. Bob Dylan

I was sick of the way my lyrics had been extrapolated, their meanings subverted into polemics and that I had been anointed as the Big Bubba of Rebellion, High Priest of Protest, the Duke of Disobedience, Leader of the Freeloaders, Kaiser of Apostasy, Archbishop of Anarchy, the Big Cheese. Horrible titles any way you want to look at it. All code words for Outlaw. Bob Dylan

In the dime stores and bus stations? People talk of situations? Read books, repeat quotations? Draw conclusions on the wall? Some speak of the future? My love she speaks softly? She knows there's no success like failure? And that failure's no success at all -Bob Dylan, "Love Minus Zero / No Limit" (1965) Bob Dylan

People are crazy and times are strange ... I used to care but things have changed Bob Dylan

Take me disappearing, through the smoke rings of my mind, down the foggy ruins of time... Bob Dylan

Oh, time is short and the days are sweet and passion rules the arrow that flies. Bob Dylan

Let me feel your love one more time before I abandon it. Bob Dylan

We sit here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it Bob Dylan

Keep a good head and always carry a light bulb. Bob Dylan

Johnny's in the basement Mixing up the medicine I'm on the pavement Thinking 'bout the government. Bob Dylan

Sometimes the silence can be like thunder. Bob Dylan

Every man's conscience is vile and depraved / You cannot depend on it to be your guide when it's you who must keep it satisfied. Bob Dylan

How many times must a man look up, before he can see the sky? Bob Dylan

I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door. Bob Dylan

I thought that he was righteous, but he's vain. Oh, somethings a telling me I wear the ball and chain. Bob Dylan

It will scramble your head and drag your brain about, sometimes you gotta do like Elvis did and shoot the damn thing out. Bob Dylan

I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me. Bob Dylan

Remember when you're out there trying to heal the sick, that you must always first forgive them. Bob Dylan

Anger and jealousy's all that he sells us, he's content when you're under his thumb. Madmen oppose him, but your kindness throws him, to survive it you play deaf and dumb. Bob Dylan

Trying to create a next world war, he found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor, he said I never engaged in this kind of thing before, but yes I think it can be very easily done. Bob Dylan

You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you. Bob Dylan

Silvio, I gotta go, find out something only dead men know. Bob Dylan

You'll find God in the church of your choice, you'll find Woody Guthrie in the Brooklyn State Hospital. Bob Dylan

Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools, you got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules. When you gonna wake up? Bob Dylan

Sing your praise of progress and the doom machine, the naked truth is still taboo whenever it can be seen. Bob Dylan

Charity is suppose to cover up for a multitude of sins. Bob Dylan

God is in heaven, and we all want what's his. But power and greed and corruptible seed seem to be all that there is. Bob Dylan

I never could guess your weight, baby. Bob Dylan

Every cause that ever I fought, I fought it full without regret or shame. Bob Dylan

You might be a rock and roll addict prancing on the stage. You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage. Bob Dylan

I'm in love with my second cousin. Bob Dylan

There is a house in New Orleans they call the Rising Sun, and it's been the ruin of many a poor boy and God I know I'm one. Bob Dylan

All the people we used to know, they're an illusion to me now. Bob Dylan

How many a year has passed and gone and many gamble has been lost and won, and many a road taken by a friend and each one I've never seen again. Bob Dylan

A cork screw to my heart, ever since we've been apart. Bob Dylan

Watch waterfalls of pity roar, you feel to moan but unlike before, you discover that you'd just be one more person crying. Bob Dylan

And there's no one there to dry your tears. I could hold you for a million years. To make you feel my love. Bob Dylan

I could stay with you forever and never realize the time. Bob Dylan

You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you. Bob Dylan

Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul Bob Dylan

People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them. Bob Dylan

Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift - look out out kid, they keep it all hid Bob Dylan

You will find God in the church of your choice. Bob Dylan

It's not me, it's the songs. I'm just the postman, I deliver the songs. When I first heard Elvis' voice, I knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody ... hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail. 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. 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

There doesn't seem to be any tomorrow. Every time I wake up, no matter in what position, it's always been today. Bob Dylan

The times are a-changing and if we don't we will sink like a stone. Bob Dylan

The hollow horn plays wasted words, proves to warn that he not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan

The order is Rapidly fadin'. And the first one now Will later be last For the times they are a-changin'. Bob Dylan

Once upon a time you dressed so fine You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you? Bob Dylan

The first two lines, which rhymed 'kiddin' you' and 'didn't you,' just about knocked me out, and later on, when I got to the jugglers and the chrome horse and the princess on the steeple, it all just about got to be too much. Bob Dylan

Hey, hey, Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song, 'bout a funny ol' world that's a-comin' along Bob Dylan

Here's to Cisco an' Sonny an' Lead Belly too, an' to all the good people that traveled with you. Bob Dylan

But I'll know my song well before I start singin'. Bob Dylan

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