Bob Dylan

(1941 / Duluth, Minnesota)

Bob Dylan Quotes

  • ''All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Remark, 1966. Quoted in Robert Shelton, "Kaddish," ch. 1, No Direction Home (1986).
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  • ''I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Quoted in Robert Shelton, No Direction Home, ch. 1, "Kaddish," (1986).
  • ''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 [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Quoted in "Saved: Bob Dylan's Conversion to Christianity," Wanted Man, ed. John Bauldie (1990). On stage, Nov. 26, 1979, in Tempe, Arizona.
  • ''I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Quoted in "Saved: Bob Dylan's Conversion to Christianity," Wanted Man, ed. John Bauldie (1990). on stage, Nov. 26, 1979, in Tempe, Arizona.
  • ''They'll stone you when you're riding in your car.
    They'll stone you when you're playing your guitar.
    Yes, but I would not feel so all alone,
    Everybody must get stoned.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (song), on the album Blonde on Blonde (1968).
  • ''This land is your land & this land is my land—sure—but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. "Sacred Cracked Voice & the Jingle Jangle Morning," Tarantula (1970). See also Woody Guthrie's lyrics under "land, the."
  • ''Despite everybody who has been born and has died, the world has just gone on. I mean, look at Napoleon—but we went right on. Look at Harpo Marx—the world went around, it didn't stop for a second. It's sad but true. John Kennedy, right?''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Interview, 1966, with Robert Shelton. Shelton, No Direction Home (1986).
  • ''You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past—whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. "Subterranean Homesick Blues & the Blond Waltz," Tarantula (1970).
  • ''You don't need a weatherman
    To know which way the wind blows.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Subterranean Homesick Blues (song), on the album Bringing it all Back Home (1965).
  • ''Don't follow leaders
    Watch the parkin' meters.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Subterranean Homesick Blues (song), on the album Bringing it all Back Home (1965).

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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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