Bob Dylan

(1941 / Duluth, Minnesota)

Bob Dylan Quotes

  • ''Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola
    Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. On the album More Greatest Hits (1972). "When I Paint My Masterpiece," (1971).
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  • ''To live outside the law, you must be honest.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Absolutely Sweet Marie (song), on the album Blonde on Blonde (1968). A similar observation was made in Don Siegel's 1958 film, The Line-Up.
  • ''I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
    I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
    And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
    It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (song), on the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963).
  • ''Something is happening here
    But you don't know what it is
    Do you, Mister Jones?''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Ballad of a Thin Man (song), on the album Highway 61 Revisited (1968). The identity of Mr. Jones has been a source of some perplexity: several people thought the song was addressed to them.
  • ''The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
    The answer is blowin' in the wind.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Blowin' in the Wind, chorus, on the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1962). On the sleeve notes to the record, Dylan wrote: "The first way to answer the questions in the song is by asking them. But lots of people have to first find the wind."
  • ''A song is anything that can walk by itself.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Bringing It All Back Home (album), sleeve notes (1965).
  • ''When I first heard Elvis's voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody and nobody was gonna be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Comment, in US (New York, August 1987). On the anniversary of Presley's death.
  • ''I'm glad I'm not me!''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. From Donn Pennebaker's film Don't Look Back (1967). Reading newspaper report, 1965.
  • ''People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around—the music and the ideas.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Guardian (London, Feb. 13, 1992).
  • ''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 [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Interview, 1985, with Cameron Crowe, for Biograph, box set (1985), notes to "Every Grain of Sand."

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Best Poem of Bob Dylan

Man Of Constant Sorrow

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I'll say goodbye to Colorado
Where I was born and partly raised

Through this open world I'm a-bound to ramble
Through ice and snow, sleet and rain
Im a-bound to ride that mornin' railroad
Perhaps I'll die upon that train

Your mother says that I'm a stranger
A face you'll never see no more
But here's one promise to ya
I'll see you on God's golden shore

I'm a-goin' back to Colorado
The place that I've started from
If I'd knowed how bad you'd treat me
Babe, I ...

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On The Road Again

Well, I woke up in the morning
There's frogs inside my socks
Your mama, she's a-hidin'
Inside the icebox
Your daddy walks in wearin'
A Napoleon Bonaparte mask
Then you ask why I don't live here
Honey, do you have to ask?

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