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Bob Dylan
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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

Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything. Bob Dylan

Nothing can affect my voice, it's so bad. 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

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

I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow. Bob Dylan

I never saw myself as a folk singer. Bob Dylan

I'm sick of giving creeps money off my soul. Bob Dylan

Some people are called to be a good sailor. Some people have a calling to be a good tiller of the land. Some people are called to be a good friend. You have to be the best at whatever you are called at. Whatever you do. You ought to be the best at it - highly skilled. It's about confidence, not arrogance. You have to know that you're the best whether anybody else tells you or not. And that you'll be around, in one way or another, longer than anybody else. Somewhere inside of you, you have to believe that. Bob Dylan

You have to know that you're the best whether anybody else tells you that or not. And that you'll be around, in one way or another, longer than anybody else. Somewhere inside of you, you have to believe that. Bob Dylan

As long as you give my friend Jonah Lehrer a free pizza, I'll write a song about your restaurant. Bob Dylan

It's always disappointing when people decide for one reason or another that they don't like your work anymore, but you can't try to please people, because then you're just going to be doing - you'll never live it down, y'know it'll always be dogging you around - you might be being a fake about the whole thing. Bob Dylan

I don't know if I call myself a poet or not. I would like to, but I'm not really qualified to make that decision, because I come in on such a back door, that I don't know what a Robert Frost or a [John] Keats or a T.S. Eliot would really think of my stuff. Bob Dylan

People's lives are filled with vice and the trappings of it. Ambition, greed and selfishness all have to do with vice. Sooner or later, you have to see through it or you don't survive. Bob Dylan

Life has its ups and downs, and time has to be your partner. Really, time is your soul mate. Bob Dylan

I started writing songs after I heard Hank Williams. Bob Dylan

People think they know me from my songs. But my repertoire of songs is so wide-ranging that you'd have to be a madman to figure out the characteristics of the person who wrote all those songs. Bob Dylan

Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. I mean, you're around awhile, you leave certain things to the young. Don't try to act like you're young. You could really hurt yourself. Bob Dylan

You have to look at every one of your songs and be able to identify with them in a meaningful way. You can hardly sing your songs unless you're in them. If you want to fake it, go ahead. Fake it if you want. But I'm not that kind of singer. Bob Dylan

You just have to keep going to find that thing that lets you in the door. Sometimes in life when that day comes and you're given the key, you throw it away. Bob Dylan

Once I went into songwriting, I figured I had to - I couldn't be a hellfire rock 'n' roller. But I could write hellfire lyrics. Bob Dylan

Wasn't making any great connection Wasn't falling for any intricate scheme Nothing that would pass inspection Just thinking of a series of dreams Bob Dylan

I was born a long way from where I belong and I am on my way home. Bob Dylan

Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The chance won't come again And don't speak too soon For the wheel's still in spin And there's no tellin' who That it's namin' For the loser now Will be later to win For the times they are a-changin'. Bob Dylan

Jesus, that ear. He should donate it to The Smithsonian. Brian Wilson, he made all his records with four tracks, but you couldn't make his records if you had a hundred tracks today. Bob Dylan

I just try to understand that tomorrow is another day. Bob Dylan

The first thing you notice about New Orleans are the burying grounds - the cemeteries - and they're a cold proposition, one of the best things there are here. Going by, you try to be as quiet as possible, better to let them sleep. Greek, Roman, sepulchres- palatial mausoleums made to order, phantomesque, signs and symbols of hidden decay - ghosts of women and men who have sinned and who've died and are now living in tombs. The past doesn't pass away so quickly here. You could be dead for a long time Bob Dylan

Don't forget to support your public library. Bob Dylan

I was never a topical songwriter. Bob Dylan

Money doesn't exist because I don't recognize it. Bob Dylan

The times they are a-changing. Bob Dylan

You can't be wise and in love at the same time. Bob Dylan

May you stay Forever Young Bob Dylan

Dead man, dead man When will you arise? Cobwebs in your mind Dust upon your eyes Bob Dylan

Hey! Mr. Tamborine Man, play a song for me. I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to. Bob Dylan

God said: "Abraham, kill me a son. Abe said: "Man, you must be putting me on." God said: "No." Abe said: "What" God said: "You can do what you want Abe but the next time you see me coming you'd better run". Abe said: "Where you want this killing done?" God said: "Out on Highway 61. Bob Dylan

New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice. Bob Dylan

The line it is drawn The curse it is cast The slow one now Will later be fast As the present now Will later be past The new order is Rapidly fadin'. And the first one now Will later be last For the times they are a-changin'. Bob Dylan

Jesus tapped me on the shoulder and said, Bob, why are you resisting me? I said, I'm not resisting you! He said, You gonna follow me? I said, I've never thought about that before! He said, When you're not following me, you're resisting me. Bob Dylan

My best songs were written very quickly. Just about as much time as it takes to write it down is about as long as it takes to write it...In writing songs I've learned as much from Cezanne as I have from Woody Guthrie...It's not me, it's the songs. I'm just the postman, I deliver the songs...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 got men who can't hold peace and women who can't control their tongues. The rich seduce the poor, and the old seduce the young. Bob Dylan

Shakespeare, he's in the alley with his pointed shoes and his bells, speaking to some French girl who says she knows me well. Bob Dylan

When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud, I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form. Bob Dylan

If I had rubies, riches, and crowns, I'd buy the whole world and change things around. Bob Dylan

Disillusioned words like bullets bark as human gods aim for their mark. Bob Dylan

The good Samaritan, he's getting dressed, he's getting ready for the show. He's going to the carnival tonight on Desolation Row. Bob Dylan

I was lookin' high an' low for them Reds everywhere, I was lookin' in the sink an' underneath the chair. I looked way up my chimney hole, I even looked deep inside my toilet bowl. Bob Dylan

The drunken politician leaps upon the street where mothers weep, and the saviors who are fast asleep, they wait for you. Bob Dylan

The walls of pride are high and wide, can't see over to the other side. Bob Dylan

You say you're looking for someone who'll pick you up each time you fall, to gather flowers constantly and to come each time you call, a lover your life and nothing more. But it ain't me, babe. Bob Dylan

Abe said, where do you want this killing done? God said, out on highway 61. Bob Dylan

Crimson flames tied through my ears rolling high and mighty traps, pounced with fire on flaming roads using ideas as my maps. Bob Dylan

Pain sure does bring out the best in people, doesn't it? Bob Dylan

The tree of life is growing where the spirit never dies, and the bright light of salvation shines in dark and empty skies. Bob Dylan

I'll always thank the Lord when my working day is through, I get my sweet reward to be alone with you. Bob Dylan

Can't keep track of it no more, son's becoming husbands to their mothers, and old men turning your daughters into whores. Bob Dylan

Maybe in the 90s or possibly in the next century people will look upon the 80s 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

The truth that I am seeking is in your missing file. Bob Dylan

There ought to be a law about you coming around. Bob Dylan

You use to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat, who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat. Bob Dylan

It pays to know who your friends are but it also pays to know you ain't got any friends. Bob Dylan

Heard ten thousand whispering and nobody listening. Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughing. Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter. Bob Dylan

You're a cow Give me some milk Or else go home Bob Dylan

My songs are personal music, they're not communal. I wouldn't want people singing along with me. It would sound funny. I'm not playing campfire meetings. I don't remember anyone singing along with Elvis, Carl Perkins or Little Richard. Bob Dylan

I hate myself for loving you and the weakness that it showed. You were just a painted face on a trip down to suicide road. Bob Dylan

Art is a never-ending dance of illusions. Bob Dylan

Well, the moral of the story, The moral of this song, Is simply that one should never be Where one does not belong. So when you see your neighbor carryin' somethin', Help him with his load, And don't go mistaking Paradise For that home across the road. Bob Dylan

Half of the people can be part right all of the time, Some of the people can be all right part of the time. I think Abraham Lincoln said that. 'I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours,' I said that. Bob Dylan

Situations have ended sad, Relationships have all been bad. Bob Dylan

So, I don't know. I think so. It's all in the heart, whatever keeps you that way. Keeps you forever young. Forever young doesn't necessarily mean that you don't grow old, but you just have some contact with what put you where you are. You know, keep some type of contact. Anyway... Bob Dylan

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