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Bob Dylan
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Every singer has three or four or five techniques, and you can force them together in different combinations. Some of the techniques you discard along the way, and pick up others. But you do need them. It's just like anything. You have to know certain things about what you're doing that other people don't know. Singing has to do with techniques and how many you use at the same time. One alone doesn't work. There's no point to going over three. But you might interchange them whenever you feel like it. It's a bit like alchemy. Bob Dylan

Having hits buries a singer in the past. A lot of singers hide in the past because it's safer back there. If you've ever heard today's country music, you'll know what I'm talking about. Bob Dylan

There's a wall between you and what you want and you got to leap it. Bob Dylan

You get older. You start having hopes for other people rather than yourself. Bob Dylan

People call you this or that. But I can't respond because then it seems like I'm defensive, you know, what does it matter, really? Bob Dylan

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am... Bob Dylan

When you got nothing, you got nothin' to lose You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal. Bob Dylan

A song is like a dream, and you try to make it come true. They're like strange countries that you have to enter. Bob Dylan

But now we got weapons Of the chemical dust If fire them we're forced to Then fire them we must One push of the button And a shot the world wide And you never ask questions When God's on your side Bob Dylan

and if anybody asks me is it easy to forget I'll say it is easily done, you just pick anyone, and pretend that you never have met Bob Dylan

with her fog, her amphetamine, and her pearls ... Bob Dylan

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. Bob Dylan

Maybe in the 90's or possibly in the next century people will look upon the 80's 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. Bob Dylan

You better start swimming, or you'll sink like a stone. Because the Time's they are a-changing. Bob Dylan

Mama's in the factory, she ain't got no shoes. Daddy's in the alley, he's looking for food. Bob Dylan

The rifleman's stalking the sick and the lame, preacherman seeks the same, who'll get there first is uncertain. Bob Dylan

She takes your voice and leaves you howling at the moon. Bob Dylan

I have tried my hand at bribery, blackmail, and deceit. And I've served time for everything, cept beggin on the street. Bob Dylan

In harmony with cosmic sea, true love needs no company. It can cure the soul, it can make it whole, if dogs run free. Bob Dylan

Someone showed me a picture and I just laughed, dignity never been photographed. Bob Dylan

The inmates and prisoners, I found they were my kind, and it was there inside the bars I found my peace of mind. Bob Dylan

Madonna, she still has not showed, we see this empty cage now corrode, where her cape of the stage once had flowed, the fiddler he now steps to the road, on the back of the fish truck that loads, while my conscience explodes. Bob Dylan

Come Senators, Congressman, please heed the call, don't stand in the doorway, don't block the hall. Bob Dylan

Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late. Bob Dylan

Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through. Bob Dylan

If I lived my life by what others were thinkin', the heart inside me would've died. Bob Dylan

I gotta friend who spends his life, stabbing my picture with a bowie knife. Dreams of strangling me with a scarf, when my name comes up he pretends to barf. Bob Dylan

As he weeps to wicked birds of prey, who pick up on his bread crumb sins, and there are no sins inside the Gates of Eden. Bob Dylan

I don't write the songs; I just write 'em down. Bob Dylan

And I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it Then I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin' But I'll know my song well before I start singin Bob Dylan

All I've got is a red guitar, three chords and the truth. Bob Dylan

Now all the criminals in their suits and ties are free to drink martinis and watch the sunrise Bob Dylan

My favorite politician was Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, who reminded me of Tom Mix, and there wasn't any way to explain that to anybody. Bob Dylan

You always got to be prepared but you never know for what. Bob Dylan

Here comes the story of the Hurricane, The man the authorities came to blame For somethin' that he never done. Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been The champion of the world. Bob Dylan

You sound like a hillbilly; We want folk singers here. Bob Dylan

How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? How many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand? Bob Dylan

I heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world. Bob Dylan

You prayed to the Lord above Oh please send you a friend Your empty pockets tell yuh That you ain't a-got no friend Bob Dylan

You never ask questions When God's on your side Bob Dylan

You don't count the dead When God's on your side Bob Dylan

Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me. I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to. Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me. In the jingle-jangle morning, I'll come following you. Bob Dylan

Let me forget about today until tomorrow. Bob Dylan

And Louise holds a handful of rain, tempting you to defy it. Bob Dylan

The ghost of 'lectricity howls in the bones of her face. Bob Dylan

I couldn't see when it started snowin' Your voice was all that I heard Bob Dylan

With your sheets like metal and your belt like lace, And your deck of cards missing the jack and the ace, And your basement clothes and your hollow face, Who among them can think he could outguess you? Bob Dylan

Whatever colors you have in your mind. I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine. Bob Dylan

I helped her out of a jam, I guess, but I used a little too much force... Bob Dylan

And every one of them words rang true and glowed like burnin' coal. Pourin' off of every page, like it was written in my soul from me to you... Bob Dylan

We always did feel the same, we just saw it from a different point of view... Bob Dylan

I know where I can find you - in somebody's room. It's the price I have to pay, you're a big girl all the way. Bob Dylan

Sundown yellow moon I replay the past I know every scene by heart they all went by so fast Bob Dylan

Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow...that it passes through Bob Dylan

I've been deceived by the clown inside of me. I thought that he was righteous but he's vain. Bob Dylan

Well I tried my best to be just like I am, but everybody wants you to be just like them Bob Dylan

I was walking through the leaves Falling from the trees. Feelin' like a stranger nobody sees. Bob Dylan

Once you think you know the song, then you have go and see how other people have done it. Bob Dylan

Whenever anybody does something in a big way, it's always rejected at home and accepted someplace else. Bob Dylan

Everything's a business. Love, truth, beauty. Conversation is a business. Spirituality is not a business, so it's going to go against the grain of people who are trying to exploit other people. Bob Dylan

Frank [Sinatra] sang to you, not at you, like so many pop singers today. Even singers of standards. I never wanted to be a singer that sings at somebody. I've always wanted to sing to somebody. I would have gotten that subliminally from Frank many years ago. Hank Williams did that, too. He sang to you. Bob Dylan

If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them. Bob Dylan

The truth was obscure, Too profound and too pure, To live it you had to explode Bob Dylan

The Rolling Stones are truly the greatest rock and roll band in the world and always will be. The last too. Everything that came after them, metal, rap, punk, new wave, pop-rock, you name it... you can trace it all back to the Rolling Stones. They were the first and the last and no one's ever done it better. Bob Dylan

We shouldn't confuse singers and performers with actors. Actors will say, "My character this, and my character that." Like beating a dead horse. Who cares about the character? Just get up and act. You don't have to explain it to me. Bob Dylan

You need something to open up a new door, to show you something you seen before but overlooked a hundred times or more Bob Dylan

How does it feel, how does it feel to be without a home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone. Bob Dylan

Old New York City is a friendly old town From Washington Heights to Harlem on down There's a-mighty many people all millin' all around They'll kick you when you're up and knock you when you're down It's hard times in the city Livin' down in New York town Bob Dylan

A record ... is a statement, it's its own statement, its own entity, rather than being about something else. If I was a painter ... I don't paint the chair, I would paint feelings about the chair. Bob Dylan

If you don't have to write songs, why write them? I've got enough where I don't really feel the urge to write anything additional. Bob Dylan



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