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Best Bob Dylan Quotes




I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.

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.

I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.

Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.

At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.


I don't think I've ever been an agnostic. I've always thought there's a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there's a world to come.

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

I'm inconsistent, even to myself.

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.

To live outside the law, you must be honest.

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.

All I can do is be me, whoever that is.

I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.

Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.


Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.

If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.

It's hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.

Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.

The land created me. I'm wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I'm more at home in the vacant lots.

Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way.

I'm mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy.

My father probably thought the capital of the world was wherever he was at the time. It couldn't possibly be anyplace else. Where he and his wife were in their own home, that, for them, was the capital of the world.

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.


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