Top 10 Quotes by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

I've never been able to understand the seriousness of it all, the seriousness of pride. People talk, act, live as if they're never going to die. And what do they leave behind? Nothing. Nothing but a mask.

Bob Dylan
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.
Bob Dylan

I really didn't consider myself happy or unhappy.

Bob Dylan
One should never be where one does not belong.
Bob Dylan

I had ambitions to set out and find, like an odyssey or going home somewhere... set out to find... this home that I'd left a while back and couldn't remember exactly where it was, but I was on my way there. And encountering what I encountered on the way was how I envisioned it all. I didn't really have any ambition at all. I was born very far from where I'm supposed to be, and so, I'm on my way home, you know?

Bob Dylan
Look at the sun sinkin' like a ship. Ain't that just like my heart, babe. When you kissed my lips?
Bob Dylan

And it dawned on me that I might have to change my inner thought patterns... that I would have to start believing in possibilities that I wouldn't have allowed before, that I had been closing my creativity down to a very narrow, controllable scale... that things had become too familiar and I might have to disorientate myself. p.71

Bob Dylan
And it's a hard, It's a hard, It's a hard, It's a hard, It's a hard rain gonna fall.
Bob Dylan

I come from way north. We'd listen to radio shows all the time. I think I was the last generation, or pretty close to the last one, that grew up without TV.

Bob Dylan
People think that singing and playing is easy. It's not. It's easy to strum along, but if you actually want to really play, where it's important, that's a hard thing and not too many people are good at it.