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

Desolation Row

They're selling postcards of the hanging
They're painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner
They've got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they're restless
They need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight
From Desolation Row

Cinderella, she seems so easy
"It takes one to know one," she smiles
And puts her hands in her back pockets
Bette Davis style
And in ...

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Desolation Row

They're selling postcards of the hanging
They're painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner
They've got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they're restless

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