Quotes by Bob Dylan
Alive from: 1941-
Quotes 1 till 15 of 125.
Johnny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trenchcoat
Badge out, laid off
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid
It's somethin' you did
God knows when
But you're doin' it againSource: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
A lot of people can't stand touring but to me it's like breathing. I do it because I'm driven to do it.
A lot of people don't have much food on their table
But they got a lot of forks and knives
And they gotta cut somethingSource: Bob Dylan (1962)
A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet.Source: Liner notes bij album Bringing It All Back Home
Advertising signs that con you into thinking you are the one
That can do what's never been done,
That can win what's never been won
Meanwhile, life outside goes on all around youSource: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools got nothing, Ma, to live up to.
An' though the rules of the road have been lodged
It's only people's games that you got to dodgeSource: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot fighting in the captain's tower while calypso singers laugh at them and fishermen hold flowers...Source: Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
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 deadSource: The Freewheelin Bob Dylan (1963)
And if my thought-dreams could be seen, they'd probably put my head in a guillotine.
But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only.Source: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
And something is happening here, but you don't know what it is, do you Mr. Jones?Source: Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
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