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Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning nearly 60 years. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) became anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements. His lyrics during this period incorporated a range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defying pop music conventions and appealing to the burgeoning counterculture.

Following his self-titled debut album in 1962, which mainly comprised traditional folk songs, Dylan made his breakthrough as a songwriter with the release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan the following year. The album features "Blowin' in the Wind" and the thematically complex "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall". For many of these songs, he adapted the tunes and phraseology of older folk songs. He went on to release the politically charged The Times They Are a-Changin' and the more lyrically abstract and introspective Another Side of Bob Dylan in 1964. In 1965 and 1966, Dylan drew controversy when he adopted electrically amplified rock instrumentation, and in the space of 15 months recorded three of the most important and influential rock albums of the 1960s: Bringing It All Back Home (1965), Highway 61 Revisited (1965) and Blonde on Blonde (1966). Commenting on the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" (1965), Rolling Stone wrote: "No other pop song has so thoroughly challenged and transformed the commercial laws and artistic conventions of its time, for all time".

In July 1966, Dylan withdrew from touring after a motorcycle accident. During this period, he recorded a large body of songs with members of the Band, who had previously backed him on tour. These recordings were released as the collaborative album The Basement Tapes in 1975. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Dylan explored country music and rural themes in John Wesley Harding (1967), Nashville Skyline (1969), and New Morning (1970). In 1975, he released Blood on the Tracks, which many saw as a return to form. In the late 1970s, he became a born-again Christian and released a series of albums of contemporary gospel music before returning to his more familiar rock-based idiom in the early 1980s. Dylan's 1997 album Time Out of Mind marked the beginning of a renaissance for his career. He has released five critically acclaimed albums of original material since then, the most recent being Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020). He also recorded a series of three albums in the 2010s comprising versions of traditional American standards, especially songs recorded by Frank Sinatra. Backed by a changing lineup of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour.

Since 1994, Dylan has published eight books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. He has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, ten Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize Board in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power". In 2016, Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

Quote: Privacy is something you can sell, but you can't buy it back. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of green plant in tilt shift lens
Photo Credit: Marek Piwnicki

Privacy is something you can sell, but you can't buy it back.


Quote: Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain
Photo Credit: Elliott Engelmann

Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game.


Quote: Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.


Quote: Money doesn't talk, it swears. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of time lapse photography of several burning US dollar banknotes
Photo Credit: Jp Valery

Money doesn't talk, it swears.




Quote: I don't know what everybody else was fantasizing about but what I was fantasizing about was a nine-to-five existence, a house on a tree-lined block with a white picket fence, pink roses in the backyard. [...] After a while you learn that privacy is something you can sell, but you can't buy it back. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote: I don't know what everybody else was fantasizing about but what I was fantasizing about was a nine-to-five existence, a house on a tree-lined block with a white picket fence, pink roses in the backyard. [...] After a while you learn that privacy is something you can sell, but you can't buy it back.- black text on quotes background

I don't know what everybody else was fantasizing about but what I was fantasizing about was a nine-to-five existence, a house on a tree-lined block with a white picket fence, pink roses in the backyard. [...] After a while you learn that privacy is something you can sell, but you can't buy it back.


Quote: I'll always thank the Lord when my working day is through, I get my sweet reward to be alone with you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'll always thank the Lord when my working day is through, I get my sweet reward to be alone with you.


Quote: Don't want to wink at nobody, don't want to be winked at   Don't want to be used by nobody for a doormat   Don't want to confuse nobody, don't want to be confused   Don't want to amuse nobody, don't want to be amused. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Don't want to wink at nobody, don't want to be winked at Don't want to be used by nobody for a doormat Don't want to confuse nobody, don't want to be confused Don't want to amuse nobody, don't want to be amused.


Quote: On the cliffs of your wild cat charms I'm riding. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

On the cliffs of your wild cat charms I'm riding.


Quote: So many things that we never will undo I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

So many things that we never will undo I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too.


Quote: Things are going to happen whether I know why they happen or not. You don't find out why things move. You let them move; you watch them move; you stop them from moving: you start them moving. But you don't sit around and try to figure out why there's movement. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Things are going to happen whether I know why they happen or not. You don't find out why things move. You let them move; you watch them move; you stop them from moving: you start them moving. But you don't sit around and try to figure out why there's movement.


Quote: My love, she's like some raven   At my window with a broken wing. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

My love, she's like some raven At my window with a broken wing.


Quote: All the money you make will never buy back your soul. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

All the money you make will never buy back your soul.


Quote: Without freedom of speech, I might be in the swamp. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Without freedom of speech, I might be in the swamp.


Quote: Steal a little and they'll put you in jail, steal a lot and they'll make you king. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Steal a little and they'll put you in jail, steal a lot and they'll make you king.


Quote: In the fury of the moment I can see the Master's hand In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

In the fury of the moment I can see the Master's hand In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand.


Quote: Situations have ended sad   Relationships have all been bad   Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud   But there's no way I can compare. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Situations have ended sad Relationships have all been bad Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud But there's no way I can compare.


Quote: Philosophical dogma doesn't interest me. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Philosophical dogma doesn't interest me.


Quote: If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure.


Quote: You can't do something forever. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You can't do something forever.


Quote: You just don't wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You just don't wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs.


Quote: A lot of people don't like the road, but it's as natural to me as breathing. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

A lot of people don't like the road, but it's as natural to me as breathing.


Quote: You're gonna have to serve somebody; well, it may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, but you're gonna have to serve somebody. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You're gonna have to serve somebody; well, it may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, but you're gonna have to serve somebody.


Quote: Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools, I've got nothing, Ma, to live up to. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools, I've got nothing, Ma, to live up to.


Quote: An artist has got to be careful never really to arrive at a place where he thinks he's AT somewhere. You always have to realize that you're constantly in a state of becoming. And, as long as you can stay in that realm you'll sort of be alright. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

An artist has got to be careful never really to arrive at a place where he thinks he's AT somewhere. You always have to realize that you're constantly in a state of becoming. And, as long as you can stay in that realm you'll sort of be alright.


Quote: Half of the people can be part right all of the time, Some of the people can be all right part of the time. I think Abraham Lincoln said that. 'I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours,' I said that. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Half of the people can be part right all of the time, Some of the people can be all right part of the time. I think Abraham Lincoln said that. 'I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours,' I said that.


Quote: Yet there's no one to beat you | No one t' defeat you | 'Cept the thoughts of yourself feeling bad. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Yet there's no one to beat you | No one t' defeat you | 'Cept the thoughts of yourself feeling bad.


Quote: The answer is blowin' in the wind. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The answer is blowin' in the wind.


Quote: How many roads must a man walk down Before your can call him a man? ... The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

How many roads must a man walk down Before your can call him a man? ... The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind.


Quote: You say you're looking for someone who'll pick you up each time you fall, to gather flowers constantly and to come each time you call, a lover your life and nothing more. But it ain't me, babe. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You say you're looking for someone who'll pick you up each time you fall, to gather flowers constantly and to come each time you call, a lover your life and nothing more. But it ain't me, babe.


Quote: There's been rumors of war and wars that have been The meaning of life has been lost in the wind And some people thinkin' that the end is close by 'Stead of learnin' to live they are learnin' to die. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

There's been rumors of war and wars that have been The meaning of life has been lost in the wind And some people thinkin' that the end is close by 'Stead of learnin' to live they are learnin' to die.


Quote: I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me.


Quote: They asked me for some collateral and I pulled down my pants. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

They asked me for some collateral and I pulled down my pants.


Quote: I didn't come out of a cereal box. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I didn't come out of a cereal box.


Quote: Freedom just around the corner for you, but with the truth so far off, what good will it do? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Freedom just around the corner for you, but with the truth so far off, what good will it do?


Quote: The enemy is subtle, how be it we are so deceived, when truth's in our hearts and we still don't believe. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The enemy is subtle, how be it we are so deceived, when truth's in our hearts and we still don't believe.


Quote: How many deaths will it take 'till we know that too many people have died? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

How many deaths will it take 'till we know that too many people have died?


Quote: I like spiritual songs. They struck me as truthful and serious. They brought me down to earth and they lifted me up all in the same moment. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I like spiritual songs. They struck me as truthful and serious. They brought me down to earth and they lifted me up all in the same moment.


Quote: The truth that I am seeking is in your missing file. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The truth that I am seeking is in your missing file.


Quote: Some formulas are too complex and I don't want anything to do with them. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Some formulas are too complex and I don't want anything to do with them.


Quote: If you like someone's work, the important thing is to be exposed to everything that person has been exposed to. Anyone who wants to be a songwriter should listen to as much folk music as they can, study the form and structure of stuff that has been around for 100 years. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote; white text on black background

If you like someone's work, the important thing is to be exposed to everything that person has been exposed to. Anyone who wants to be a songwriter should listen to as much folk music as they can, study the form and structure of stuff that has been around for 100 years.


Quote: Sometimes the things that you liked the best and that have meant the most to you are the things that meant nothing at all to you when you first heard or saw them. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Sometimes the things that you liked the best and that have meant the most to you are the things that meant nothing at all to you when you first heard or saw them.


Quote: Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools, you got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules. When you gonna wake up? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools, you got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules. When you gonna wake up?


Quote: I always thought the best kind of sunglasses are the motorcycle helmets with the black plastic masks on them. That way, nobody can recognize the back of your head either. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I always thought the best kind of sunglasses are the motorcycle helmets with the black plastic masks on them. That way, nobody can recognize the back of your head either.


Quote: That's another way of writing a song, of course. Just talking to somebody that ain't there. That's the best way. That's the truest way. Then it just becomes a question of how heroic your speech is. To me, it's something to strive after. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

That's another way of writing a song, of course. Just talking to somebody that ain't there. That's the best way. That's the truest way. Then it just becomes a question of how heroic your speech is. To me, it's something to strive after.


Quote: The hollow horn plays wasted words, proves to warn that he not busy being born is busy dying. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The hollow horn plays wasted words, proves to warn that he not busy being born is busy dying.


Quote: When you got nothing, you got nothin' to lose You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

When you got nothing, you got nothin' to lose You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.


Quote: Wasn't making any great connection

Wasn't falling for any intricate scheme

Nothing that would pass inspection

Just thinking of a series of dreams. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Wasn't making any great connection

Wasn't falling for any intricate scheme

Nothing that would pass inspection

Just thinking of a series of dreams.


Quote: The truth is far from you, so you know you got to lie. Then you're all the time defending what you can never justify. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The truth is far from you, so you know you got to lie. Then you're all the time defending what you can never justify.


Quote: This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.


Quote: There's no liquor in the land that can stop your brain from bleedin. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

There's no liquor in the land that can stop your brain from bleedin.


Quote: There's a wall between you and what you want and you got to leap it. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

There's a wall between you and what you want and you got to leap it.


Quote: I don't have the kinds of relationships that are built on any kind of false pretense, not to say that I haven't. I've had just as many as anybody else, but I haven't had them in a long time. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I don't have the kinds of relationships that are built on any kind of false pretense, not to say that I haven't. I've had just as many as anybody else, but I haven't had them in a long time.


Quote: When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud, I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud, I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form.


Quote: Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship.




Quote: I'm not a playwright. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'm not a playwright.


Quote: I'm not going to read any of these magazines. I mean, because they've just got too much to lose by printing the truth. You know that. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'm not going to read any of these magazines. I mean, because they've just got too much to lose by printing the truth. You know that.


Quote: I never read Freud. I've never been attracted to anything he has said, and I think he's started a lot of nonsense with psychiatry and that business. I don't think psychiatry can help or has helped anybody. I think it's a big fraud (pun not intended) on the public. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I never read Freud. I've never been attracted to anything he has said, and I think he's started a lot of nonsense with psychiatry and that business. I don't think psychiatry can help or has helped anybody. I think it's a big fraud (pun not intended) on the public.


Quote: If I made records for my own pleasure, I would only record Charley Patton songs. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

If I made records for my own pleasure, I would only record Charley Patton songs.


Quote: I find C major to be the key of strength, but also the key of regret. E major is the key of confidence. A-flat major is the key of renunciation. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I find C major to be the key of strength, but also the key of regret. E major is the key of confidence. A-flat major is the key of renunciation.


Quote: The drunken politician leaps upon the street where mothers weep, and the saviors who are fast asleep, they wait for you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The drunken politician leaps upon the street where mothers weep, and the saviors who are fast asleep, they wait for you.




Quote: They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king.


Quote: Some things are too terrible to be true. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Some things are too terrible to be true.


Quote: You breathed on me and made my life a richer one to live, when I was deep in poverty you taught me how to give. Dried the tears up from my dreams and pulled me from my hole, quenched my thirst and satisfied the burning in my soul. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You breathed on me and made my life a richer one to live, when I was deep in poverty you taught me how to give. Dried the tears up from my dreams and pulled me from my hole, quenched my thirst and satisfied the burning in my soul.


Quote: Sometimes the silence can be like thunder. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Sometimes the silence can be like thunder.


Quote: Sing your praise of progress and the doom machine, the naked truth is still taboo whenever it can be seen. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Sing your praise of progress and the doom machine, the naked truth is still taboo whenever it can be seen.


Quote: I march in the parade of liberty But as long as I love you I'm not free How long must I suffer such abuse Won't you let me see you smile one time before I turn you loose? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I march in the parade of liberty But as long as I love you I'm not free How long must I suffer such abuse Won't you let me see you smile one time before I turn you loose?


Quote: Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?


Quote: It's sundown on the union
And what's made in the USA
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

It's sundown on the union
And what's made in the USA
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.


Quote: Uncle fought in Vietnam and then he fought a war all by himself. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Uncle fought in Vietnam and then he fought a war all by himself.


Quote: You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past -- whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past -- whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.


Quote: Bob Dylan was again an entirely new person -- this time old, craggy, cynical, and world-weary, as in Not Dark Yet. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Bob Dylan was again an entirely new person -- this time old, craggy, cynical, and world-weary, as in Not Dark Yet.


Quote: I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes. You'd know what a drag it is to see you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes. You'd know what a drag it is to see you.




Quote: Anybody can be specific and obvious. That's always been the easy way. It's not that it's so difficult to be unspecific and less obvious; it's just that there's nothing, absolutely nothing, to be specific and obvious about. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Anybody can be specific and obvious. That's always been the easy way. It's not that it's so difficult to be unspecific and less obvious; it's just that there's nothing, absolutely nothing, to be specific and obvious about.


Quote: I met a young man who was wounded in love, I met another man who was wounded in hatred. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I met a young man who was wounded in love, I met another man who was wounded in hatred.




Quote: Every man's conscience is vile and depraved   You cannot depend on it to be your guide when it's you who must keep it satisfied. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Every man's conscience is vile and depraved You cannot depend on it to be your guide when it's you who must keep it satisfied.


Quote: Got no religion. Tried a bunch of different religions. The churches are divided. Can't make up their minds and neither can I. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Got no religion. Tried a bunch of different religions. The churches are divided. Can't make up their minds and neither can I.


Quote: Aretha with no goals, eternally single and one step soft of heaven  let it be understood that she owns this melody along with her emotional diplomats and her earth and her musical secrets. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Aretha with no goals, eternally single and one step soft of heaven let it be understood that she owns this melody along with her emotional diplomats and her earth and her musical secrets.


Quote: Ain't nothing too discreet about the disease of conceit. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Ain't nothing too discreet about the disease of conceit.


Quote: Disillusioned words like bullets bark as human gods aim for their mark. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Disillusioned words like bullets bark as human gods aim for their mark.


Quote: We don't see the people that vice destroys. We just see the glamour of it -- everywhere we look, from billboard signs to movies, to newspapers, to magazines. We see the destruction of human life. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

We don't see the people that vice destroys. We just see the glamour of it -- everywhere we look, from billboard signs to movies, to newspapers, to magazines. We see the destruction of human life.


Quote: I like the fans, but I don't feel an obligation that I have to be an example to them, like say maybe a baseball player would, or a football player or maybe some other type of musicians. I don't feel I have to really set an example that somebody else has to live up to. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote; white text on black background

I like the fans, but I don't feel an obligation that I have to be an example to them, like say maybe a baseball player would, or a football player or maybe some other type of musicians. I don't feel I have to really set an example that somebody else has to live up to.


Quote: You been down to the bottom with a bad man, babe But you're back were you belong. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You been down to the bottom with a bad man, babe But you're back were you belong.


Quote: The cavalries charged and the Indians died, oh the country was young with God on its side. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The cavalries charged and the Indians died, oh the country was young with God on its side.


Quote: If you want to know how to please a woman, just talk to a neuroscience major from Columbia. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

If you want to know how to please a woman, just talk to a neuroscience major from Columbia.


Quote: Music can save people, but it can't in the commercial way it's being used. It's just too much. It's pollution. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Music can save people, but it can't in the commercial way it's being used. It's just too much. It's pollution.


Quote: A record ... is a statement, it's its own statement, its own entity, rather than being about something else. If I was a painter ... I don't paint the chair, I would paint feelings about the chair. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

A record ... is a statement, it's its own statement, its own entity, rather than being about something else. If I was a painter ... I don't paint the chair, I would paint feelings about the chair.


Quote: Well I'm living in a foreign country but I'm bound to cross the line. Beauty walks a razor's edge...someday I'll make it mine. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Well I'm living in a foreign country but I'm bound to cross the line. Beauty walks a razor's edge...someday I'll make it mine.


Quote: All that foreign oil controlling American soil. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

All that foreign oil controlling American soil.


Quote: People don't live or die, people just float. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

People don't live or die, people just float.


Quote: For whose sake did you live, for whose sake did you die? Forgive me, baby, for what I didn't do. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

For whose sake did you live, for whose sake did you die? Forgive me, baby, for what I didn't do.


Quote: A lot of people don't have much food on their table. But they got a lot of forks 'n knives. And they got to cut somethin'. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

A lot of people don't have much food on their table. But they got a lot of forks 'n knives. And they got to cut somethin'.


Quote: One was Texas medicine, the other was just railroad gin, and like a fool I mixed them. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

One was Texas medicine, the other was just railroad gin, and like a fool I mixed them.


Quote: Satan will give you a little taste, then he'll move in with rapid speed. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Satan will give you a little taste, then he'll move in with rapid speed.


Quote: Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.


Quote: Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you.


Quote: Shakespeare, he's in the alley with his pointed shoes and his bells, speaking to some French girl who says she knows me well. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Shakespeare, he's in the alley with his pointed shoes and his bells, speaking to some French girl who says she knows me well.


Quote: He Ray was working in a tool-and-die factory in Brooklyn, but before that had drifted around, had been employed at the Studebaker plant in South Bend and also at an Omaha slaughterhouse on the kill floor. Once I asked him what that was like. You ever heard of Auschwitz? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote; white text on black background

He Ray was working in a tool-and-die factory in Brooklyn, but before that had drifted around, had been employed at the Studebaker plant in South Bend and also at an Omaha slaughterhouse on the kill floor. Once I asked him what that was like. You ever heard of Auschwitz?


Quote: And if anybody asks me is it easy to forget I'll say it is easily done, you just pick anyone, and pretend that you never have met. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

And if anybody asks me is it easy to forget I'll say it is easily done, you just pick anyone, and pretend that you never have met.


Quote: The cards are no good that your are holding unless you're from another world. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The cards are no good that your are holding unless you're from another world.


Quote: Sold my guitar to the baker's son for a few crumbs and a place to hide. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Sold my guitar to the baker's son for a few crumbs and a place to hide.


Quote: I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now. From the back pages. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now. From the back pages.


Quote: You're better than no one and no one is better than you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You're better than no one and no one is better than you.


Quote: As he weeps to wicked birds of prey, who pick up on his bread crumb sins, and there are no sins inside the Gates of Eden. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

As he weeps to wicked birds of prey, who pick up on his bread crumb sins, and there are no sins inside the Gates of Eden.


Quote: In my dreams, crowds were chanting, challenging me, shouting, Follow us and fit in! I wanted to tell him that life itself has turned into a prowling lion. I wanted to tell him that I needed to escape the blaze of bullshit. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

In my dreams, crowds were chanting, challenging me, shouting, Follow us and fit in! I wanted to tell him that life itself has turned into a prowling lion. I wanted to tell him that I needed to escape the blaze of bullshit.


Quote: In writing songs, I've learned as much from Cezanne as I have from Woody Guthrie. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

In writing songs, I've learned as much from Cezanne as I have from Woody Guthrie.


Quote: And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand o'er your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand o'er your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead.


Quote: Dead man, dead man
When will you arise?
Cobwebs in your mind
Dust upon your eyes. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Dead man, dead man
When will you arise?
Cobwebs in your mind
Dust upon your eyes.


Quote: You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies. One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzin' around your eyes. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies. One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzin' around your eyes.


Quote: Charity is suppose to cover up for a multitude of sins. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Charity is suppose to cover up for a multitude of sins.


Quote: It will scramble your head and drag your brain about, sometimes you gotta do like Elvis did and shoot the damn thing out. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

It will scramble your head and drag your brain about, sometimes you gotta do like Elvis did and shoot the damn thing out.




Quote: Well the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount, But nothing really matters much it's doom alone that counts. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Well the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount, But nothing really matters much it's doom alone that counts.


Quote: The man in the coon skin cap in the pig pen wants eleven dollar bills, you've only got ten. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The man in the coon skin cap in the pig pen wants eleven dollar bills, you've only got ten.


Quote: Because Dickens and Dostoyevsky and Woody Guthrie were telling their stories much better than I ever could, I decided to stick to my own mind. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Because Dickens and Dostoyevsky and Woody Guthrie were telling their stories much better than I ever could, I decided to stick to my own mind.


Quote: You have to work out where your place is. And who you are. But we're all spirit. That's all we are, we're just walking dressed up in a suit of skin, and we're going to leave that behind. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You have to work out where your place is. And who you are. But we're all spirit. That's all we are, we're just walking dressed up in a suit of skin, and we're going to leave that behind.


Quote: You've got to lose your passion for dumbness. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You've got to lose your passion for dumbness.


Quote: I fought with my twin, the enemy within. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I fought with my twin, the enemy within.


Quote: I once loved a girl, her skin it was bronze With the innocence of a lamb, she was gentle like a fawn I courted her proudly but now she is gone Gone as the season she's taken. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I once loved a girl, her skin it was bronze With the innocence of a lamb, she was gentle like a fawn I courted her proudly but now she is gone Gone as the season she's taken.


Quote: The executioner's face is always well hidden. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The executioner's face is always well hidden.




Quote: Done so many evil things in the name of love, it's a crying shame. I never did see no fire that could put out a flame. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Done so many evil things in the name of love, it's a crying shame. I never did see no fire that could put out a flame.




Quote: May God bless and keep you always, May your wishes all come true, May you always do for others And let others do for you. May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung, May you stay forever young. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

May God bless and keep you always, May your wishes all come true, May you always do for others And let others do for you. May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung, May you stay forever young.


Quote: You five and ten cent women with nothing in your heads, I got a real gal I'm loving and Lord I'll love her 'til I'm dead. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You five and ten cent women with nothing in your heads, I got a real gal I'm loving and Lord I'll love her 'til I'm dead.


Quote: When I first heard Elvis' voice, I knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody ... hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

When I first heard Elvis' voice, I knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody ... hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.


Quote: Your mind is a your temple, keep it beautiful and free. Don't let an egg get laid in it by something you can't see. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Your mind is a your temple, keep it beautiful and free. Don't let an egg get laid in it by something you can't see.


Quote: God knows there's a heaven. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

God knows there's a heaven.


Quote: I really don't like to hurt myself. I have a good understanding with all the women who have been in my life, whether I see them occasionally or not. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I really don't like to hurt myself. I have a good understanding with all the women who have been in my life, whether I see them occasionally or not.


Quote: Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola

Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola! by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola

Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!


Quote: She had bullets in her eyes and they fired. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

She had bullets in her eyes and they fired.


Quote: I've never gone for having a great voice, for cultivating one. I'm still not doing it now. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I've never gone for having a great voice, for cultivating one. I'm still not doing it now.


Quote: Rod's a great singer. He's got a great voice, but there's no point to put a 30-piece orchestra behind him. I'm not going to knock anybody's right to make a living but you can always tell if somebody's heart and soul is into something, and I didn't think Rod was into it in that way. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote: Rod's a great singer. He's got a great voice, but there's no point to put a 30-piece orchestra behind him. I'm not going to knock anybody's right to make a living but you can always tell if somebody's heart and soul is into something, and I didn't think Rod was into it in that way.- black text on quotes background

Rod's a great singer. He's got a great voice, but there's no point to put a 30-piece orchestra behind him. I'm not going to knock anybody's right to make a living but you can always tell if somebody's heart and soul is into something, and I didn't think Rod was into it in that way.


Quote: How many times have you heard someone say If I had his money I'd do things my way Hmm, but little they know Hmm, it's so hard to find One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

How many times have you heard someone say If I had his money I'd do things my way Hmm, but little they know Hmm, it's so hard to find One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind.


Quote: I believe in you, even though I be outnumbered. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I believe in you, even though I be outnumbered.


Quote: Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote; white text on black background

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.


Quote: Oh, the inmates and the prisoners I found they were my kind And it was there inside the bars I found my peace of mind But the jails they were too crowded Institutions overflowed So they turned me loose to walk upon Life's hurried tangled road. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Oh, the inmates and the prisoners I found they were my kind And it was there inside the bars I found my peace of mind But the jails they were too crowded Institutions overflowed So they turned me loose to walk upon Life's hurried tangled road.


Quote: Get jailed, jump bail, join the Army if you fail. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Get jailed, jump bail, join the Army if you fail.


Quote: To preach of peace and brotherhood, oh what might be the cost? A man he did it long ago, and they hung him on a cross. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

To preach of peace and brotherhood, oh what might be the cost? A man he did it long ago, and they hung him on a cross.


Quote: Well, it's always been my nature to take chances My right hand drawing back while my left hand advances. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Well, it's always been my nature to take chances My right hand drawing back while my left hand advances.


Quote: 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. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

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.


Quote: Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues; you can tell by the way she smiles. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues; you can tell by the way she smiles.


Quote: 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. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

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.


Quote: He hands you a nickel, he hands you a dime. He asks you with a grin, if you're having a good time. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

He hands you a nickel, he hands you a dime. He asks you with a grin, if you're having a good time.


Quote: Advertising signs: they con you into thinking you're the one That can do what's never been done That can win what's never been won Meantime life outside goes on all around you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Advertising signs: they con you into thinking you're the one That can do what's never been done That can win what's never been won Meantime life outside goes on all around you.


Quote: Mothers tell your children not to do the things I have done, to spend my life in sin and misery in the House of the Rising Sun. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Mothers tell your children not to do the things I have done, to spend my life in sin and misery in the House of the Rising Sun.


Quote: I can't see my reflection in the waters, I can't speak the sounds that show no pain. I can't hear the echo of my footsteps, or can't remember the sound of my own name. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I can't see my reflection in the waters, I can't speak the sounds that show no pain. I can't hear the echo of my footsteps, or can't remember the sound of my own name.


Quote: People have different emotional levels. Especially when you're young. Back then I guess most of my influences could be thought of as eccentric. Mass media had no overwhelming reach so I was drawn to the traveling performers passing through. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

People have different emotional levels. Especially when you're young. Back then I guess most of my influences could be thought of as eccentric. Mass media had no overwhelming reach so I was drawn to the traveling performers passing through.


Quote: If there's an original thought out there, I could use one right now. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

If there's an original thought out there, I could use one right now.






Quote: Proud to steal her anything she sees, but you will wind up peeking through her key hole down upon your knees. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Proud to steal her anything she sees, but you will wind up peeking through her key hole down upon your knees.


Quote: On the stone that remains carved next to his name, his epitaph plain, only a pawn in their game. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

On the stone that remains carved next to his name, his epitaph plain, only a pawn in their game.


Quote: Art is the perpetual motion of illusion. The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for any one but inspire them? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Art is the perpetual motion of illusion. The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for any one but inspire them?


Quote: My love is like some raven at my window with a broken wing. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

My love is like some raven at my window with a broken wing.




Quote: All right, I'll take a chance. I will fall in love with you. If i'm a fool you can have the night, you can have the morning too. Can you cook and sew. make flowers grow. Do you understand my pain? Are you willing to risk it all or is your love in vain? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

All right, I'll take a chance. I will fall in love with you. If i'm a fool you can have the night, you can have the morning too. Can you cook and sew. make flowers grow. Do you understand my pain? Are you willing to risk it all or is your love in vain?


Quote: 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? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

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?


Quote: Life is sad, life is a bust, all you can do is do what you must. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Life is sad, life is a bust, all you can do is do what you must.


Quote: The good Samaritan, he's getting dressed, he's getting ready for the show. He's going to the carnival tonight on Desolation Row. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The good Samaritan, he's getting dressed, he's getting ready for the show. He's going to the carnival tonight on Desolation Row.




Quote: I was down in the sewer with some little lover. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I was down in the sewer with some little lover.


Quote: I've been sitting down studying the Art of Love. I think it will fit me like a glove. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I've been sitting down studying the Art of Love. I think it will fit me like a glove.


Quote: Shedding off one more layer of skin, Keeping one step ahead of the persecutor within. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Shedding off one more layer of skin, Keeping one step ahead of the persecutor within.


Quote: A cork screw to my heart, ever since we've been apart. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

A cork screw to my heart, ever since we've been apart.


Quote: Sometimes I wonder what it's gonna take to find dignity. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Sometimes I wonder what it's gonna take to find dignity.


Quote: You just have to keep going to find that thing that lets you in the door. Sometimes in life when that day comes and you're given the key, you throw it away. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You just have to keep going to find that thing that lets you in the door. Sometimes in life when that day comes and you're given the key, you throw it away.


Quote: Gold will never free your father, the price, my dear, is you instead. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Gold will never free your father, the price, my dear, is you instead.




Quote: She knows there's no success like failure, and that failure's no success at all. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

She knows there's no success like failure, and that failure's no success at all.


Quote: Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people, they're drinking, thinking that they got it made. Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things, but you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it, babe. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people, they're drinking, thinking that they got it made. Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things, but you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it, babe.


Quote: It may look like I'm moving but I'm standing still. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

It may look like I'm moving but I'm standing still.


Quote: There's not even room enough to be anywhere It's not dark yet, but it's getting there... I was born here and I'll die here against my will I know it looks like I'm moving, but I'm standing still. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

There's not even room enough to be anywhere It's not dark yet, but it's getting there... I was born here and I'll die here against my will I know it looks like I'm moving, but I'm standing still.


Quote: Lord knows I've paid my dues getting through, tangled up in blue. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Lord knows I've paid my dues getting through, tangled up in blue.




Quote: The corporations have taken over. Even in the recording studio. Actually, the corporate companies have taken over American life most everywhere. Go coast to coast and you will see people wearing the same clothes, thinking the same thoughts, eating the same food. Everything is processed. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote: The corporations have taken over. Even in the recording studio. Actually, the corporate companies have taken over American life most everywhere. Go coast to coast and you will see people wearing the same clothes, thinking the same thoughts, eating the same food. Everything is processed.- black text on quotes background

The corporations have taken over. Even in the recording studio. Actually, the corporate companies have taken over American life most everywhere. Go coast to coast and you will see people wearing the same clothes, thinking the same thoughts, eating the same food. Everything is processed.


Quote: You swore you'd never compromise With the mystery tramp, but now you realise He's not selling any alibis As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes And say, do you want to make a deal How does it feel. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You swore you'd never compromise With the mystery tramp, but now you realise He's not selling any alibis As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes And say, do you want to make a deal How does it feel.


Quote: I'll remember you. When I've forgotten all the rest.You to me were true. You to me were the best. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'll remember you. When I've forgotten all the rest.You to me were true. You to me were the best.


Quote: Shadows are falling and I've been here all day It's too hot to sleep, time is running away Feel like my soul has turned into steel I've still got the scars that the sun didn't heal. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Shadows are falling and I've been here all day It's too hot to sleep, time is running away Feel like my soul has turned into steel I've still got the scars that the sun didn't heal.


Quote: I just try to understand that tomorrow is another day. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I just try to understand that tomorrow is another day.


Quote: Too much information about nothing. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Too much information about nothing.


Quote: 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. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

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.


Quote: If you don't underestimate me, I won't underestimate you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

If you don't underestimate me, I won't underestimate you.


Quote: I realize I don't do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I realize I don't do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to.


Quote: How many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

How many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see?


Quote: Watch waterfalls of pity roar, you feel to moan but unlike before, you discover that you'd just be one more person crying. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Watch waterfalls of pity roar, you feel to moan but unlike before, you discover that you'd just be one more person crying.


Quote: You know, the streets are filled with vipers Who've lost all ray of hope You know, it ain't even safe no more In the palace of the Pope. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You know, the streets are filled with vipers Who've lost all ray of hope You know, it ain't even safe no more In the palace of the Pope.


Quote: The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handle. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handle.


Quote: There used to be a time when the idea of heroes was important. People grew up sharing those myths and legends and ideals. Now they grow up sharing McDonalds and Disneyland. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

There used to be a time when the idea of heroes was important. People grew up sharing those myths and legends and ideals. Now they grow up sharing McDonalds and Disneyland.


Quote: Now, each of us has his own special gift And you know this was meant to be true. And if you don't underestimate me I won't underestimate you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Now, each of us has his own special gift And you know this was meant to be true. And if you don't underestimate me I won't underestimate you.


Quote: I feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet, putting her in a wheel-barrow and wheeling her down the street. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet, putting her in a wheel-barrow and wheeling her down the street.


Quote: If you choose to live outside the law, you must obey the law more stringently than anyone. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

If you choose to live outside the law, you must obey the law more stringently than anyone.


Quote: You got men who can't hold peace and women who can't control their tongues. The rich seduce the poor, and the old seduce the young. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You got men who can't hold peace and women who can't control their tongues. The rich seduce the poor, and the old seduce the young.


Quote: You don't count the dead, when god's on your side. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You don't count the dead, when god's on your side.


Quote: The battle outside raging will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The battle outside raging will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls.


Quote: You have to know that you're the best whether anybody else tells you that or not. And that you'll be around, in one way or another, longer than anybody else. Somewhere inside of you, you have to believe that. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You have to know that you're the best whether anybody else tells you that or not. And that you'll be around, in one way or another, longer than anybody else. Somewhere inside of you, you have to believe that.


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