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... we're living in a Machiavellian world, whether we like it or we don't. Bob Dylan
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If you like someone's work, the important thing is to be exposed to everything that person has been exposed to. Anyone who wants to be a songwriter should listen to as much folk music as they can, study the form and structure of stuff that has been around for 100 years. Bob Dylan
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And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand o'er your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead Bob Dylan
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I ain't saying you treated me unkind you could've done better, but I don't mind. You just kinda wasted my precious time. But don't think twice, it's alright. Bob Dylan
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Idiot wind, blowing every time you open your mouth. Bob Dylan
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I set my monkey on the log, and ordered him to do the Dog. He wagged his tail and shook his head, and he went and did the Cat instead. Bob Dylan
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Stay free of petty jealousies, live by no man's code, and hold your judgment for yourself, lest you wind up on this road. Bob Dylan
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Don't wanna marry nobody, if they're already married. Bob Dylan
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In another lifetime she must have owned the world, or been faithfully wed to some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlit streams. Bob Dylan
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Like the lion tears the flesh off a man, so can a woman who passes herself off as a male. Bob Dylan
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When the jelly faced women all sneeze, hear the one with the mustache say I can't find my knees. Bob Dylan
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I'm used to writing songs and songs-I can fill em up with symbolism and metaphors. When you write a book (Chronicles, Vol. 1), you gotta tell the truth, and it can't be misinterpreted. Bob Dylan
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If you don't believe there's a price for this sweet paradise, just remind me to show you the scars. Bob Dylan
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The picture you have in your mind of what you're about will come true. Bob Dylan
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Back seat drivers don't know the feel of the wheel but they sho' know how to make a fuss" Bob Dylan/Bonnie Raitt, "Let's Keep It Between Us," 1982 Bob Dylan
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Walkin' through the leaves fallin' from the trees, Feelin' like a stranger nobody sees... Bob Dylan
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Everything that I'm saying You can say it just as good Bob Dylan
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There are degrees of happiness. You go from one to the other and then back again. It's hard to be completely happy when those around us are suffering and groaning from hunger. Bob Dylan
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The only person you have to think about lying twice to is either yourself or to God. The press isn't either of them. And I just figured they're irrelevant. Bob Dylan
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I like Fidel Castro and his beard. Bob Dylan
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How many times can a man turn his head, Pretending he just doesn't see? Bob Dylan
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Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call Don't stand in the doorway Don't block up the hall. Bob Dylan
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In a little hilltop village, they gambled for my clothes I bargained for salvation an' they gave me a lethal dose. Bob Dylan
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Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell An innocent man in a living hell. Bob Dylan
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Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola! Bob Dylan
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The Harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument. You're welcome. Bob Dylan
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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
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You can't be happy by doing something groovy. Bob Dylan
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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
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A song is anything that can walk by itself. Bob Dylan
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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
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Money doesn't talk, it swears. Bob Dylan
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Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges. Bob Dylan
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I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet. Bob Dylan
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What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing. Bob Dylan
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I'm mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy. Bob Dylan
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Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. Bob Dylan
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Everybody has their own idea of what's a poet. Robert Frost, President Johnson, T.S.Eliot, Rudolf Valentino - they're all poets. I like to think of myself as the one who carries the light bulb. Bob Dylan
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Don't criticize what you can't understand. Bob Dylan
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Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind, Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves, The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach, Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow. Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands, With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves, Let me forget about today until tomorrow. Bob Dylan
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City's just a jungle; more games to play Trapped in the heart of it, tryin' to get away I was raised in the country, I been workin' in the town I been in trouble ever since I set my suitcase down Bob Dylan
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There's a whole lot of people in trouble tonight From the disease of conceit Whole lot of people seeing double tonight From the disease of conceit Give ya delusions of grandeur And a evil eye Give you the idea that You're too good to die Then they bury you from your head to your feet From the disease of conceit Bob Dylan
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I practice a faith that's been long abandoned Ain't no altars on this long and lonesome road Bob Dylan
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Loneliness Got a mind of its own The more people around The more you feel alone Bob Dylan
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Beyond here lies nothin' But the mountains of the past Bob Dylan
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God bless them pretty women, I wish they was mine, Their breath is as sweet, The dew on the vine. Bob Dylan
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They kill people here who stand up for their rights The system's just too damned corrupt It's always the same, the name of the game Is who do you know higher up Bob Dylan
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I put one on the turntable and when the needle dropped, I was stunned - didn't know whether I was stoned or straight. Bob Dylan
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Gotta head full of ideas that are driving me insane... Bob Dylan
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If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying. Bob Dylan
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I am a restless soul hungry perhaps wretched. Bob Dylan
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Everything in New Orleans is a good idea. Bijou temple-type cottages and lyric cathedrals side by side. Houses and mansions, structures of wild grace. Italianate, Gothic, Romanesque, Greek Revival standing in a long line in the rain. Roman Catholic art. Sweeping front porches, turrets, cast-iron balconies, colonnades- 30-foot columns, gloriously beautiful- double pitched roofs, all the architecture of the whole wide world and it doesn't move. Bob Dylan
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All the money you made will never buy back your soul. Bob Dylan
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There's a lot of false prophets around and that's the trouble. People say they think they know what's right and other people get people to follow them because they have a certain type of charisma, and there's always people willing to take over. People want a leader. And there will be more and more of them. Bob Dylan
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A lot of people say there is no happiness in this life and certainly there's no permanent happiness. But self-sufficiency creates happiness. Bob Dylan
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I had ambitions to set out and find, like an odyssey or going home somewhere... set out to find... this home that I'd left a while back and couldn't remember exactly where it was, but I was on my way there. And encountering what I encountered on the way was how I envisioned it all. I didn't really have any ambition at all. I was born very far from where I'm supposed to be, and so, I'm on my way home, you know? Bob Dylan
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There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better. Bob Dylan
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I want to use songs that everybody knows or thinks they know. I want to show them a different side of it and open up that world in a more unique way. You have to believe what the words are saying and the words are as important as the melody. Unless you believe the song and have lived it, there's little sense in performing it. I never wanted to be a singer that Bob Dylan
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Recording studios are filled with technology. They are set in their ways. And to update them means you'd have to change them back. That would be my idea of upgrading. And this will never happen. As far as I know, recording studios are booked all the time. So obviously people like all the improvements. The more technically advanced they are, the more in demand they become. Bob Dylan
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The corporations have taken over. Even in the recording studio. Actually, the corporate companies have taken over American life most everywhere. Go coast to coast and you will see people wearing the same clothes, thinking the same thoughts, eating the same food. Everything is processed. Bob Dylan
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I failed to communicate, that's why I chose to leave Bob Dylan
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Look at the sun sinkin' like a ship. Ain't that just like my heart, babe. When you kissed my lips? Bob Dylan
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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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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
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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
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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
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I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds. Bob Dylan
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Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot. Bob Dylan
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Praise be to Nero's Neptune The Titanic sails at dawn And everybody's shouting "Which Side Are You On?" And Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot Fighting in the captain's tower While calypso singers laugh at them And fishermen hold flowers. Bob Dylan
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I dug it, New York City, all-the streets and the snows and the starving and the five-flight walkups and sleeping in rooms with ten people. I dug the trains and the shadows, the way I dug ore mines and coal mines. I just jumped right to the bottom of New York. Bob Dylan
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