Top Bob Dylan Quotes

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1. "I'm not that kind of Bob Dylan, tortured creative."
Author: Ben Barnes
2. "With your silhouette when the sunlight dimsInto your eyes where the moonlight swims,And your match-book songs and your gypsy hymns,Who among them would try to impress you?-Bob Dylan, "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" (1966)"
Author: Bob Dylan
3. "Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinkin' fast?I'm drownin' in the poison, got no future, got no past?But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free?I've got nothin' but affection for all those who've sailed with meEverybody movin' if they ain't already there?Everybody got to move somewhere?Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow?Things should start to get interestin' right about nowMy clothes are wet, tight on my skin?Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in?I know that fortune is waitin' to be kind?So give me your hand and say you'll be mineWell, the emptiness is endless, cold as the clay?You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way?Only one thing I did wrong?Stayed in Mississippi a day too long-Bob Dylan, "Mississippi"
Author: Bob Dylan
4. "Back seat drivers don't know the feel of the wheelbut they sho' know how to make a fuss"Bob Dylan/Bonnie Raitt, "Let's Keep It Between Us," 1982"
Author: Bob Dylan
5. "Bob dylan new orleans"
Author: Bob Dylan
6. "My love was Bob Dylan, but as I got older I realized a good ballad was a good ballad."
Author: Bonnie Raitt
7. "It's quite widespread in rock culture, that mythology of the shooting star.I'd rather be the North star. As bob (Dylan) says, you can navigate by it."
Author: Bono
8. "I want to see Bob Dylan do sketch comedy. I'm a huge Bob Dylan fan."
Author: Bradley Whitford
9. "I have Bob Dylan lyrics on my ribs. I'm a diehard Dylan fan, and my dad and I joke that if I ever met him, I'd have him sign his name right under my tattoo and then I'd run to the parlor to get his signature tattooed."
Author: Carly Chaikin
10. "Was her whole life going to be like this now, avoiding certain songs or music that reminded her of her mistakes? Billie Holiday made her think of Eric Dalton; Iron & Wine was Jeremiah; and if things didn't work out with Kara, she'd never be able to listen to Bob Dylan again. By the time she reached her twenties, she'd be a huge, lumbering mass of musical baggage."
Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar
11. "I can't stand Bob Dylan."
Author: Charlotte Church
12. "You see Michelangelo and Picasso and you read literature. I had some innate inchoate yearning for that, but I never really saw where I would fit in. That's called art. And then something happened to pop music, which is that it became art under the hand of the Beatles, the Stones, and Bob Dylan and some other people."
Author: David Chase
13. "I would say that Bob Dylan is as interested in money as any person I've known in my life. That's just the truth."
Author: David Geffen
14. "Falling in love like that? Writing poetry, crying at pop songs? Dragging people into photo-booths, taking a while day to make a compilation tape, asking people if they wanted to share your bed, just for company? If you quoted Bob Dylan or T.S. Eliot or, God forbid, Brecht at someone these days they would smile politely and step quietly backwards, and who would blame them?"
Author: David Nicholls
15. "Bob Dylan impresses me about as much as... well, I was gonna say a slug but I like slugs."
Author: Don Van Vliet
16. "Growing up, I was inspired by The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Damian Rice was a huge influence for me musically."
Author: Ed Sheeran
17. "Bob Dylan is quite a songwriter, and a great singer and musician. I won't bother with comparing myself to him, but I will say that I heard his records at a very young age and I still listen to all his records."
Author: Frank Black
18. "Bob Dylan continues to release odd and unsettling records, and to do odd and unsettling things on stage. So the term 'still' seems meaningless to me. But the real answer is simple: I listen to Bob Dylan for pleasure more than I listen to anyone else for pleasure."
Author: Greil Marcus
19. "Bob Dylan is the Jew of all time."
Author: Guy Oseary
20. "It was wonderful, a stunning happy ending to what began as another tragic rock & roll story, as if Bob Dylan had been arrested in Miami for jacking off in a seedy little XXX theater while stroking the spine of a fat young boy."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
21. "I was mainly influenced by the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, and others like Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash."
Author: Iris Dement
22. "Bob Dylan is great. I've been compared to him a lot. I think when people see a person on stage with a guitar they just think, 'Bob Dylan!'"
Author: Jake Bugg
23. "Bob Dylan's first couple of records in the 60's weren't considered cover records, but he only wrote one or two original songs on each album."
Author: John Mellencamp
24. "I like men who are very cool but who are also so brilliant that they are almost insane. Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits - men who would be flipping burgers if they hadn't found an outlet for their brilliant mind-sets."
Author: Jolene Blalock
25. "Bob Dylan has always sealed his decisions with the unexplainable. His motives for withholding the release of the magnificent 'Basement Tapes' will be as forever obscure as Brian Wilson's reasons for the destruction of the tapes for 'Smile.'"
Author: Jon Landau
26. "Bob Dylan was the source of pop music's unpredictability in the Sixties. Never as big a record-seller as commonly imagined, his importance was first aesthetic and social, and then as an influence."
Author: Jon Landau
27. "Bob Dylan may be the Charlie Chaplin of rock n' roll. Both men are regarded as geniuses by their entire audience. Both were proclaimed revolutionaries for their early work and subjected to exhaustive attack when later works were thought to be inferior. Both developed their art without so much as a nodding glance toward their peers."
Author: Jon Landau
28. "The early Bob Dylan was compulsively drawn to the conflict between stability and the search for immortality."
Author: Jon Landau
29. "Well, I met Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan in the space of 15 minutes. Frank Sinatra kissed me on the lips. He kissed me on the lips. And then he gave me a filterless cigarette. And then I met Bob Dylan. I came off all lightheaded and had to go sit on his dressing-room steps."
Author: Kate Moss
30. "Second records aren't usually very good. Even Bob Dylan's was a bit disappointing."
Author: Madeleine Peyroux
31. "BALLROOMS OF MARS""You gonna look fine Be primed for dancing You're gonna trip and glide All on the trembling plane Your diamond hands Will be stacked with roses And wind and cars And people of the past I'll call you thing Just when the moon sings And place your face in stone Upon the hill of stars And gripped in the arms Of the changeless madman We'll dance our lives away In the Ballrooms of Mars You talk about day I'm talking 'bout night time When the monsters call out The names of men Bob Dylan knows And I bet Alan Freed did There are things in night That are better not to behold You dance With your lizard leather boots on And pull the strings That change the faces of men You diamond browed hag You're a gutter-gaunt gangster John Lennon knows your name And I've seen his"
Author: Marc Bolan
32. "Bob Dylan never has his own cigarettes. I thought this was charming at first."
Author: Marie Helene Bertino
33. "Bob Dylan sang about a hard rain that was going to fall, and Shadow wondered if that rain had fallen yet, or if it was something that was still going to happen."
Author: Neil Gaiman
34. "I'll never be Bob Dylan. He's the master."
Author: Neil Young
35. "Music television is all about the media-oriented version of what it is to be a rock star; it's not about what Bob Dylan or Jimi Hendrix were about - which included great images, sure, but they had spiritual and political and revolutionary content, too."
Author: Patti Smith
36. "Bob Dylan did the first really long record - Like A Rolling Stone - I think it was four minutes."
Author: Pete Townshend
37. "Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre."
Author: Pete Townshend
38. "Bob Dylan is out of the mentorship of Allen Ginsberg."
Author: Peter Fonda
39. "I was buying Bob Dylan mainly, everything I could get hold of by him."
Author: Robyn Hitchcock
40. "You listen to Bob Dylan and you can't help but think of the 60s, it's very relational and if artists are true artists and not just mere musicians they need to be truthful because the music doesn't come from them it comes from the universe and it's to be shared. At best, we're skilled presenters, and I say that at best."
Author: Serj Tankian
41. "I've been really, really blessed. I got to perform on stage with Bob Dylan. I've gotten to sing with Mick Jagger."
Author: Sheryl Crow
42. "Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world, and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that."
Author: Steve Earle
43. "Everybody is waiting for cooler weather--and I am just waiting for you--. (Bob Dylan in a letter)"
Author: Suze Rotolo
44. "In 1952, Muddy cut the song 'Rollin' Stone.' It was a nationwide success, and the song echoes down through rock n' roll history. Bob Dylan cut a tribute by the same name, an English band decided to call themselves the Rolling Stones, and the magazine that first embraced music as a serious cultural phenomenon was itself called 'Rolling Stone.'"
Author: Tim Cahill
45. "If I was to meet Lou Reed or Bob Dylan, I would be totally helpless. Writers and musicians make me feel completely starstruck."
Author: Toby Stephens
46. "Then about 12 years ago it dawned on me that folk music - the music of Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs, early Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger - could be as heavy as anything that comes through a Marshall stack. The combination of three chords and the right lyrical couplet can be as heavy as anything in the Metallica catalogue."
Author: Tom Morello
47. "I think everyone mentions Bob Dylan, but he's someone I just admire so much as a songwriter. I think people write songs, and then there's Bob Dylan songs. He's one step ahead of just everybody else."
Author: Tom Odell
48. "I love that Bob Dylan asked me to be in the first movie he wrote."
Author: Val Kilmer
49. "What drove me? I think most creative people want to express appreciation for being able to take advantage of the work that's been done by others before us. I didn't invent the language or mathematics I use. I make little of my own food, none of my own clothes. Everything I do depends on other members of our species and the shoulders that we stand on. And a lot of us want to contribute something back to our species and to add something to the flow. It's about trying to express something in the only way that most of us know how—because we can't write Bob Dylan songs or Tom Stoppard plays. We try to use the talents we do have to express our deep feelings, to show our appreciation of all the contributions that came before us, and to add something to that flow. That's what has driven me."
Author: Walter Isaacson
50. "The unified field theory that ties together Jobs personality and products begins with his most salient trait: his intensity. His silences could be as searing as his rants; he had taught himself to stare without blinking. Sometimes this intensity was charming, in a geeky way, such as when he was explaining the profundity of Bob Dylan's music or why whatever product he was unveiling at that moment was the most amazing thing that Apple had ever made. At other times it could be terrifying, such as when he was fulminating about Google or Microsoft ripping of Apple."
Author: Walter Isaacson

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