Bob Dylan

(1941 / Duluth, Minnesota)

Bob Dylan Quotes

  • ''I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Interview in booklet accompanying the Biograph album set (1985).
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  • ''Well, I don't know, but I've been told
    The streets in heaven are lined with gold.
    I ask you how things could get much worse
    If the Russians happen to get up there first;
    Wowee! pretty scary!''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. "I Shall Be Free No. 10," Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964).
  • ''I see my light come shining
    From the west unto the east
    Any day now, any day now,
    I shall be released.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. I Shall Be Released (song), recorded 1967, on the album The Basement Tapes (1975).
  • ''Everything from toy guns that spark
    To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
    It's easy to see without looking too far
    That not much is really sacred.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)," Bringing It All Back Home (1965).
  • ''Although the masters make the rules
    For the wise men and the fools
    I got nothing, Ma, to live up to.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (song), on the album Bringing it all Back Home (1965).
  • ''Money doesn't talk, it swears.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (song), on the album Bringing it all Back Home (1965).
  • ''But even the President of the United States
    Sometimes must have
    To stand naked.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (song), on the album Bringing it all Back Home (1965).
  • ''For them that think death's honesty
    Won't fall upon them naturally
    Life sometimes
    Must get lonely.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (song), on the album Bringing it all Back Home (1965).
  • ''... Everything from toy guns that spark
    To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
    It's easy to see without looking too far
    That not much is really sacred.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (song), on the album Bringing it all Back Home (1965).
  • ''Well, you look so pretty in it
    Honey, can I jump on it sometime?
    Yes, I just wanna see
    If it's really that expensive kind
    You know it balances on your head
    Just like a mattress balances
    On a bottle of wine
    Your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (song), on the album Blonde on Blonde (1968).

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Best Poem of Bob Dylan

You're No Good

Well I don't know why I love you like I do
Nobody in the world can get along with you.
You got the ways of a devil sleeping in a lion's den
I come home last night you wouldn't even let me in.

Well sometimes you're as sweet as anybody want to be
When you get a crazy notion of jumpin' all over me
Well you give me the blues I guess you're satisfied
An' you give me the blues I wanna lay down and die.

I helped you when you had no shoes on your feet, pretty mama
I helped you when you had no food to eat.
You're the kind of woman I just don't ...

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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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