Bob Dylan Quotes

Bob Dylan

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Bob Dylan
(Interview, 1985)
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
Bob Dylan (Things Have Changed, 1999)
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Bob Dylan
He not busy being born is busy dying.
Bob Dylan (It's Alright Ma Im Only Bleeding, 1965)
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
Bob Dylan (The Basement Tapes, 1975)
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
Bob Dylan (Quoted in Look magazine, 1966)
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
Bob Dylan
I've been trying to get as far away from myself as I can.
Bob Dylan (The Essential Bob Dylan, 2000)
When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose. You're invisible now. You've got no secrets to conceal.
Bob Dylan (Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)
Chaos is a friend of mine.
Bob Dylan (Quoted in Newsweek, 1985)
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 (Tarantula, 1966)
The future to me is already a thing of the past.
Bob Dylan (Love and Theft, 2001)
Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
Bob Dylan
No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.
Bob Dylan (Another Side of Bob Dylan, 1964)
How many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand?
Bob Dylan (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 1963)
May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung. May your song always be sung, May you stay forever young.
Bob Dylan (Planet Waves, 1974)
We may not be able to defeat these swine, but we don't have to join them.
Bob Dylan
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
(Infidels, 1983)
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
Bob Dylan
I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed.
Bob Dylan
There is nothing so stable as change.
Bob Dylan
How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?
Bob Dylan (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 1963)
People don't do what they believe in, they just do what's most convenient, then they repent.
Bob Dylan (Knocked Out Loaded, 1986)
Behind every beautiful thing there's been some kind of pain.
Bob Dylan (Time Out of Mind, 1997)
If your time to you is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.
Bob Dylan (The Times They Are A-Changin', 1964)

I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
Bob Dylan (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 1963)
Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.
Bob Dylan (Infidels, 1983)
Oh, 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 (Down in the Groove, 1988)
All I can do is be me, whoever that is.
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
A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Biography

Born: May 24, 1941

Bob Dylan is an American musician, poet and painter. He has had an major role and a great influence on popular music for more than 45 years.