Born: May 24, 1941
Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Occupation: Artist, Musician, Poet, Singer, and Songwriter
Profile: Awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Legendary American performer. Central figurehead of social unrest during the 1960's folk-rock movement.
Number of Quotes: 53
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
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 man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
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.
A song is anything that can walk by itself.
All I can do is be me, whoever that is.
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
Being on tour is like being in limbo. It's like going from nowhere to nowhere.
But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.
Chaos is a friend of mine.
Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.
Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid.
Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
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.
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed.
I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds.
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
I'm just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.
I'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation.
I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that.
If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.
In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.
In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.
Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.
Money doesn't talk, it swears.
No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
The radio makes hideous sounds.
There is nothing so stable as change.
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.
To live outside the law, you must be honest.
Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.
What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.
What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?
Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.