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Quote: Once you think you know the song, then you have go and see how other people have done it. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Once you think you know the song, then you have go and see how other people have done it.


Quote: I'm used to writing songs and songs-I can fill em up with symbolism and metaphors. When you write a book (Chronicles, Vol. 1), you gotta tell the truth, and it can't be misinterpreted. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'm used to writing songs and songs-I can fill em up with symbolism and metaphors. When you write a book (Chronicles, Vol. 1), you gotta tell the truth, and it can't be misinterpreted.


Quote: Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote; white text on black background

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.


Quote: With your silhouette when the sunlight dims Into 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). by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

With your silhouette when the sunlight dims Into 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).


Quote: The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument. You're welcome. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument. You're welcome.


Quote: The highlight of my career? That's easy, Elvis recording one of my songs. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The highlight of my career? That's easy, Elvis recording one of my songs.


Quote: I started writing songs after I heard Hank Williams. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I started writing songs after I heard Hank Williams.


Quote: 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 there's some kind of change. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

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 there's some kind of change.


Quote: You want to know about creativity? Just go out and buy that book Imagine by Jonah Lehrer. It's only $29.00 in hardcover. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You want to know about creativity? Just go out and buy that book Imagine by Jonah Lehrer. It's only $29.00 in hardcover.


Quote: I'll be selling tickets for my next tour exclusively through Jonah Lehrer. Make sure to pay cash. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'll be selling tickets for my next tour exclusively through Jonah Lehrer. Make sure to pay cash.


Quote: I'm a good friend of Jonah Lehrer's. You should go on a date with him. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'm a good friend of Jonah Lehrer's. You should go on a date with him.


Quote: Just a reminder, if you tell anyone about what happened with Jonah last night, I'll destroy all of my writing and never play music again. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Just a reminder, if you tell anyone about what happened with Jonah last night, I'll destroy all of my writing and never play music again.


Quote: With great lawyers you have discussed lepers and crooks, you've been through all of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

With great lawyers you have discussed lepers and crooks, you've been through all of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books.


Quote: You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you.


Quote: For them that must obey authority That they do not respect in any degree Who despise their jobs, their destinies Speak jealously of them that are free. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

For them that must obey authority That they do not respect in any degree Who despise their jobs, their destinies Speak jealously of them that are free.


Quote: You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing.


Quote: I hurt easy, I just don't show it. You can hurt someone and not even know it. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I hurt easy, I just don't show it. You can hurt someone and not even know it.


Quote: I'm mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'm mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy.


Quote: How many roads must a developer walk down, before they accept the amenities package? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

How many roads must a developer walk down, before they accept the amenities package?


Quote: New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice.


Quote: I ain't looking to compete with you, beat, or cheat, or mistreat you, simplify you, classify you, deny, defy, or crucify you. All I really want to do is, baby, be friends with you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I ain't looking to compete with you, beat, or cheat, or mistreat you, simplify you, classify you, deny, defy, or crucify you. All I really want to do is, baby, be friends with you.


Quote: You need something to open up a new door, to show you something you seen before but overlooked a hundred times or more. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You need something to open up a new door, to show you something you seen before but overlooked a hundred times or more.


Quote: Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. I mean, you're around awhile, you leave certain things to the young. Don't try to act like you're young. You could really hurt yourself.


Quote: Well, it's hard to stumble And land in some muddy lagoon When it's nine below zero And three o'clock in the afternoon. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Well, it's hard to stumble And land in some muddy lagoon When it's nine below zero And three o'clock in the afternoon.


Quote: Obscenity, who really cares. Propaganda, all is phony. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Obscenity, who really cares. Propaganda, all is phony.


Quote: I'm the oldest son of a crazy man, I'm in a cowboy band. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'm the oldest son of a crazy man, I'm in a cowboy band.


Quote: Johnny's in the basement Mixing up the medicine I'm on the pavement Thinking 'bout the government. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Johnny's in the basement Mixing up the medicine I'm on the pavement Thinking 'bout the government.


Quote: I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade, into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade, into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way.


Quote: Reality has too many heads. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Reality has too many heads.


Quote: In another lifetime she must have owned the world, or been faithfully wed to some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlit streams. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

In another lifetime she must have owned the world, or been faithfully wed to some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlit streams.


Quote: They said, congratulations you got what it takes. They sent him back to the rat race without any brakes. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

They said, congratulations you got what it takes. They sent him back to the rat race without any brakes.


Quote: Don't forget to support your public library. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Don't forget to support your public library.


Quote: They're selling postcards of the hanging. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

They're selling postcards of the hanging.




Quote: Broken bottles, broken plates, broken switches, broken gates. Broken dishes, broken parts, streets are filled with broken hearts. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Broken bottles, broken plates, broken switches, broken gates. Broken dishes, broken parts, streets are filled with broken hearts.


Quote: The National Bank at profit sells road maps for the soul. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The National Bank at profit sells road maps for the soul.


Quote: When Johnson started singing, he seemed like a guy who could have sprung from the head of Zeus in full armor. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

When Johnson started singing, he seemed like a guy who could have sprung from the head of Zeus in full armor.


Quote: Everybody knows by now that there's a gazillion books on me either out or coming out in the near future. So I'm encouraging anybody who's ever met me, heard me or even seen me, to get in on the action and scribble their own book. You never know, somebody might have a great book in them. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote: Everybody knows by now that there's a gazillion books on me either out or coming out in the near future. So I'm encouraging anybody who's ever met me, heard me or even seen me, to get in on the action and scribble their own book. You never know, somebody might have a great book in them.- black text on quotes background

Everybody knows by now that there's a gazillion books on me either out or coming out in the near future. So I'm encouraging anybody who's ever met me, heard me or even seen me, to get in on the action and scribble their own book. You never know, somebody might have a great book in them.


Quote: People talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

People talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations.


Quote: I never wanted to be a prophet or a saviour. Elvis maybe. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I never wanted to be a prophet or a saviour. Elvis maybe.


Quote: I am hanging in the balance of a perfect finished plan, like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I am hanging in the balance of a perfect finished plan, like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.




Quote: Remember when you're out there trying to heal the sick, that you must always first forgive them. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Remember when you're out there trying to heal the sick, that you must always first forgive them.


Quote: Life has its ups and downs, and time has to be your partner. Really, time is your soul mate. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Life has its ups and downs, and time has to be your partner. Really, time is your soul mate.


Quote: The real power is in the hands of small groups of people and I don't think they have titles. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The real power is in the hands of small groups of people and I don't think they have titles.


Quote: We sit here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

We sit here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it.


Quote: I gotta friend who spends his life, stabbing my picture with a bowie knife. Dreams of strangling me with a scarf, when my name comes up he pretends to barf. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I gotta friend who spends his life, stabbing my picture with a bowie knife. Dreams of strangling me with a scarf, when my name comes up he pretends to barf.


Quote: Thinking of a series of dreams Where the time and the tempo fly And there's no exit in any direction 'Cept the one that you can't see with your eyes. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Thinking of a series of dreams Where the time and the tempo fly And there's no exit in any direction 'Cept the one that you can't see with your eyes.


Quote: I put one on the turntable and when the needle dropped, I was stunned -- didn't know whether I was stoned or straight. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I put one on the turntable and when the needle dropped, I was stunned -- didn't know whether I was stoned or straight.


Quote: You don't necessarily have to write to be a poet. Some people work in gas stations and they're poets. I don't call myself a poet, because I don't like the word. I'm a trapeze artist. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You don't necessarily have to write to be a poet. Some people work in gas stations and they're poets. I don't call myself a poet, because I don't like the word. I'm a trapeze artist.


Quote: Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb I can't even remember what it was I came here to get away from Don't even hear a murmur of a prayer It's not dark yet, but it's getting there. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb I can't even remember what it was I came here to get away from Don't even hear a murmur of a prayer It's not dark yet, but it's getting there.


Quote: Everybody has their own idea of what's a poet. Robert Frost, President Johnson, T.S.Eliot, Rudolf Valentino -- they're all poets. I like to think of myself as the one who carries the light bulb. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Everybody has their own idea of what's a poet. Robert Frost, President Johnson, T.S.Eliot, Rudolf Valentino -- they're all poets. I like to think of myself as the one who carries the light bulb.


Quote: Heard ten thousand whispering and nobody listening. Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughing. Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Heard ten thousand whispering and nobody listening. Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughing. Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter.


Quote: Look, when I started out, mainstream culture was Sinatra, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course, there's no fitting into it now. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Look, when I started out, mainstream culture was Sinatra, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course, there's no fitting into it now.


Quote: Take me disappearing, through the smoke rings of my mind, down the foggy ruins of time. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Take me disappearing, through the smoke rings of my mind, down the foggy ruins of time.


Quote: Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands.


Quote: Let me forget about today until tomorrow. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Let me forget about today until tomorrow.


Quote: Witchcraft scum exploiting the dumb turning children into punks and slaves. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Witchcraft scum exploiting the dumb turning children into punks and slaves.


Quote: I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.


Quote: I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children.




Quote: Subterranean Homesick Blues of Bob Dylan captures, in word-salad format, life in an encroaching police state. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Subterranean Homesick Blues of Bob Dylan captures, in word-salad format, life in an encroaching police state.


Quote: Like a Rolling Stone of Bob Dylan is a kiss-off song like none before or since. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Like a Rolling Stone of Bob Dylan is a kiss-off song like none before or since.


Quote: Ironically, this was Bob Dylan's period 1967-74 of greatest fame. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Ironically, this was Bob Dylan's period 1967-74 of greatest fame.


Quote: As long as you give my friend Jonah Lehrer a free pizza, I'll write a song about your restaurant. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

As long as you give my friend Jonah Lehrer a free pizza, I'll write a song about your restaurant.


Quote: Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky.


Quote: I am mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I am mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy.


Quote: Yesterday is just a memory. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Yesterday is just a memory.


Quote: I make my stand and remain as I am, and bid farewell and not give a damn. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I make my stand and remain as I am, and bid farewell and not give a damn.


Quote: Since my feet are now fast and point away from the past, I'll bid farewell and be down the line. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Since my feet are now fast and point away from the past, I'll bid farewell and be down the line.




Quote: If you don't believe there's a price for this sweet paradise, just remind me to show you the scars. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

If you don't believe there's a price for this sweet paradise, just remind me to show you the scars.


Quote: Now all the criminals in their suits and ties are free to drink martinis and watch the sunrise. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Now all the criminals in their suits and ties are free to drink martinis and watch the sunrise.


Quote: The tree of life is growing where the spirit never dies, and the bright light of salvation shines in dark and empty skies. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The tree of life is growing where the spirit never dies, and the bright light of salvation shines in dark and empty skies.


Quote: Well the book of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, the law of the jungle and the sea are your only teachers. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Well the book of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, the law of the jungle and the sea are your only teachers.


Quote: I don't write the songs; I just write 'em down. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I don't write the songs; I just write 'em down.


Quote: My songs are personal music, they're not communal. I wouldn't want people singing along with me. It would sound funny. I'm not playing campfire meetings. I don't remember anyone singing along with Elvis, Carl Perkins or Little Richard. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

My songs are personal music, they're not communal. I wouldn't want people singing along with me. It would sound funny. I'm not playing campfire meetings. I don't remember anyone singing along with Elvis, Carl Perkins or Little Richard.




Quote: They say everything can be replaced, Yet every distance is not near. So I remember every face Of every man who put me here. I see my light come shining From the west unto the east. Any day now, any day now, I shall be released. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

They say everything can be replaced, Yet every distance is not near. So I remember every face Of every man who put me here. I see my light come shining From the west unto the east. Any day now, any day now, I shall be released.


Quote: What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big.


Quote: Now the wintertime is coming The windows are filled with frost I went to tell everybody But I could not get across Well, I wanna be your lover, baby I don't wanna be your boss Don't say I never warned you When your train gets lost. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Now the wintertime is coming The windows are filled with frost I went to tell everybody But I could not get across Well, I wanna be your lover, baby I don't wanna be your boss Don't say I never warned you When your train gets lost.


Quote: In the valley of the giants where the stars and stripes explode, the peaches they were sweet and the milk and honey flowed. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

In the valley of the giants where the stars and stripes explode, the peaches they were sweet and the milk and honey flowed.


Quote: Walkin' through the leaves fallin' from the trees, Feelin' like a stranger nobody sees. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Walkin' through the leaves fallin' from the trees, Feelin' like a stranger nobody sees.


Quote: Stay free of petty jealousies, live by no man's code, and hold your judgment for yourself, lest you wind up on this road. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Stay free of petty jealousies, live by no man's code, and hold your judgment for yourself, lest you wind up on this road.


Quote: I like Fidel Castro and his beard. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I like Fidel Castro and his beard.


Quote: Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride  You will not die, its not poison -Tombstone Blues. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride You will not die, its not poison -Tombstone Blues.


Quote: I wanna say hello to all the ex-hippies tonight. I've never been a hippie myself but I'm an honorary hippie. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I wanna say hello to all the ex-hippies tonight. I've never been a hippie myself but I'm an honorary hippie.


Quote: She took off her wheel, took off her bell, took off her wig, said, how do I smell? I hot footed it barenaked out the window. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

She took off her wheel, took off her bell, took off her wig, said, how do I smell? I hot footed it barenaked out the window.


Quote: The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The new order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The new order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.


Quote: Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now.


Quote: Don't criticize what you can't understand. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Don't criticize what you can't understand.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Don't criticize what you can't understand, your sons and your daughters are beyond your command.


Quote: Don't follow leaders. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Don't follow leaders.


Quote: Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings.


Quote: Music attracts the angels in the universe. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Music attracts the angels in the universe.


Quote: Time is an ocean, but it ends at the shore. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Time is an ocean, but it ends at the shore.


Quote: People disagreeing everywhere you look makes you wanna stop and read a book. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

People disagreeing everywhere you look makes you wanna stop and read a book.


Quote: The purpose of art is to stop time. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The purpose of art is to stop time.


Quote: When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it -- don't back down and don't give up -- then you're going to mystify a lot of folks. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it -- don't back down and don't give up -- then you're going to mystify a lot of folks.


Quote: The times they are a-changing. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The times they are a-changing.


Quote: If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.


Quote: Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.


Quote: And songs, to me, were more important than just light entertainment. They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

And songs, to me, were more important than just light entertainment. They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic.


Quote: What was the future? The future was a solid wall, not promising, not threatening -- all bunk. No guarantees of anything, not even the guarantee that life isn't one big joke. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

What was the future? The future was a solid wall, not promising, not threatening -- all bunk. No guarantees of anything, not even the guarantee that life isn't one big joke.


Quote: It seemed I'd always been chasing after something, anything that moved -a car, a bird, a blowing leaf -anything that might lead me into some more lit place, some unknown land downriver. I had not even the vaguest notion of the broken world I was living in, what society could do with you. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote: It seemed I'd always been chasing after something, anything that moved -a car, a bird, a blowing leaf -anything that might lead me into some more lit place, some unknown land downriver. I had not even the vaguest notion of the broken world I was living in, what society could do with you.- black text on quotes background

It seemed I'd always been chasing after something, anything that moved -a car, a bird, a blowing leaf -anything that might lead me into some more lit place, some unknown land downriver. I had not even the vaguest notion of the broken world I was living in, what society could do with you.


Quote: My father was the best man in the world and probably worth a hundred of me, but he didn't understand me. The town he lived in and the town I lived in were not the same. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

My father was the best man in the world and probably worth a hundred of me, but he didn't understand me. The town he lived in and the town I lived in were not the same.


Quote: I was born very far from where I'm supposed to be, and so I'm on my way home. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I was born very far from where I'm supposed to be, and so I'm on my way home.


Quote: Once upon a time You dressed so fine. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Once upon a time You dressed so fine.


Quote: I never took much, I never asked for your crutch, Now don't ask for mine. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I never took much, I never asked for your crutch, Now don't ask for mine.


Quote: Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote; white text on black background

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.


Quote: You can never be wise and be in love at the same time. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You can never be wise and be in love at the same time.


Quote: The woman I love she got a prize fighter nose, cauliflower ears and a run in her hose. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The woman I love she got a prize fighter nose, cauliflower ears and a run in her hose.


Quote: May you stay Forever Young. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

May you stay Forever Young.


Quote: Every brain is civilized, Every nerve is analyzed, Everything is criticized when you are in need. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Every brain is civilized, Every nerve is analyzed, Everything is criticized when you are in need.


Quote: She's got everything she needs; she's an artist, she don't look back. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

She's got everything she needs; she's an artist, she don't look back.


Quote: We all like motorcycles to some degree. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

We all like motorcycles to some degree.




Quote: Look, you know i don't wanna come on ungrateful, but that warren report, you know as well as me, just didn't make it. You know, like they might as well have asked some banana salesman from des moines, who was up in toronto on the big day, if he saw anyone around looking suspicious . by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote: Look, you know i don't wanna come on ungrateful, but that warren report, you know as well as me, just didn't make it. You know, like they might as well have asked some banana salesman from des moines, who was up in toronto on the big day, if he saw anyone around looking suspicious .- black text on quotes background

Look, you know i don't wanna come on ungrateful, but that warren report, you know as well as me, just didn't make it. You know, like they might as well have asked some banana salesman from des moines, who was up in toronto on the big day, if he saw anyone around looking suspicious .




Quote: Everything in New Orleans is a good idea. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Everything in New Orleans is a good idea.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Everything in New Orleans is a good idea. Bijou temple-type cottages and lyric cathedrals side by side. Houses and mansions, structures of wild grace. Italianate, Gothic, Romanesque, Greek Revival standing in a long line in the rain. Roman Catholic art. Sweeping front porches, turrets, cast-iron balconies, colonnades- 30-foot columns, gloriously beautiful- double pitched roofs, all the architecture of the whole wide world and it doesn't move.


Quote: If you're looking to get silly, you better go back to from where you came. because the cops don't need you and man they expect the same. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

If you're looking to get silly, you better go back to from where you came. because the cops don't need you and man they expect the same.


Quote: Yes, and only if my own true love was waiting 
If I could hear his heart softly pounding 
Yes, and only if he was lying by me 
Would I lie in my bed once again. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Yes, and only if my own true love was waiting
If I could hear his heart softly pounding
Yes, and only if he was lying by me
Would I lie in my bed once again.


Quote: Beauty walks a razors edge, someday I'll make it mine. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Beauty walks a razors edge, someday I'll make it mine.


Quote: Suddenly I found you and the spirit in me sings, Don't have to look no further, You're the soul of many things. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Suddenly I found you and the spirit in me sings, Don't have to look no further, You're the soul of many things.


Quote: How does it feel, how does it feel to be without a home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

How does it feel, how does it feel to be without a home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone.


Quote: The future for me is already a thing of the past -
You were my first love and you will be my last. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The future for me is already a thing of the past -
You were my first love and you will be my last.


Quote: Dostoevsky, too, had lived a dismal and hard life. The czar sent him to a prison camp in Siberia in 1849. Dostoevsky was accused of writing socialist propaganda. He was eventually pardoned and wrote stories to ward off his creditors. Just like in the early '70s I wrote albums to ward off mine. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of Bob Dylan quote: Dostoevsky, too, had lived a dismal and hard life. The czar sent him to a prison camp in Siberia in 1849. Dostoevsky was accused of writing socialist propaganda. He was eventually pardoned and wrote stories to ward off his creditors. Just like in the early '70s I wrote albums to ward off mine.- black text on quotes background

Dostoevsky, too, had lived a dismal and hard life. The czar sent him to a prison camp in Siberia in 1849. Dostoevsky was accused of writing socialist propaganda. He was eventually pardoned and wrote stories to ward off his creditors. Just like in the early '70s I wrote albums to ward off mine.


Quote: All I've got is a red guitar, three chords and the truth. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

All I've got is a red guitar, three chords and the truth.


Quote: My big fear was that my guitar would go out of tune. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

My big fear was that my guitar would go out of tune.


Quote: How many times must a man look up, before he can see the sky? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

How many times must a man look up, before he can see the sky?

Longer Version/[Notes]:

How many times must a man look up Before he can see the sky? Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have Before he can hear people cry? Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows That too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind.


Quote: I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me. I know some people are terrified of the bomb. But then some people are terrified to be seen carrying a modern screen magazine. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.


Quote: Seven shots ring out like the ocean's pounding roar, there's seven people dead on a South Dakota farm. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Seven shots ring out like the ocean's pounding roar, there's seven people dead on a South Dakota farm.




Quote: Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul.


Quote: When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to loose. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to loose.


Quote: Play it fuckin' loud! by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Play it fuckin' loud!


Quote: Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act.


Quote: Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.


Quote: Loneliness Got a mind of its own The more people around The more you feel alone. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Loneliness Got a mind of its own The more people around The more you feel alone.


Quote: There are those who worship loneliness, I'm not one of them In this age of fiberglass I'm searching for a gem The crystal ball up on the wall hasn't shown me nothing yet I've paid the price of solitude, but at last I'm out of debt. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

There are those who worship loneliness, I'm not one of them In this age of fiberglass I'm searching for a gem The crystal ball up on the wall hasn't shown me nothing yet I've paid the price of solitude, but at last I'm out of debt.


Quote: May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong, may you stay forever young. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong, may you stay forever young.


Quote: Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.


Quote: Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.


Quote: I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.


Quote: The radio makes hideous sounds. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

The radio makes hideous sounds.


Quote: I'm just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'm just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.


Quote: I'm more of an adventurous type than a relationship type. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'm more of an adventurous type than a relationship type.


Quote: You can't imagine parlor ballads drifting out of high-rise multi-towered buildings. That kind of music existed in a more timeless state of life. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You can't imagine parlor ballads drifting out of high-rise multi-towered buildings. That kind of music existed in a more timeless state of life.


Quote: Nothing can affect my voice, it's so bad. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Nothing can affect my voice, it's so bad.


Quote: My songs always sound a lot better in person than they do on the record. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

My songs always sound a lot better in person than they do on the record.


Quote: Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.


Quote: I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next, and a cloud could go by and make that happen. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next, and a cloud could go by and make that happen.


Quote: My father probably thought the capital of the world was wherever he was at the time. It couldn't possibly be anyplace else. Where he and his wife were in their own home, that, for them, was the capital of the world. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

My father probably thought the capital of the world was wherever he was at the time. It couldn't possibly be anyplace else. Where he and his wife were in their own home, that, for them, was the capital of the world.


Quote: I'm sick of giving creeps money off my soul. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I'm sick of giving creeps money off my soul.


Quote: I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.


Quote: I don't think I've ever been an agnostic. I've always thought there's a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there's a world to come. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I don't think I've ever been an agnostic. I've always thought there's a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there's a world to come.


Quote: I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.


Quote: I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work.


Quote: It's hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

It's hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.


Quote: What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing.


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

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.


Quote: Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way.


Quote: A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet.


Quote: All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.


Quote: I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.


Quote: Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.




Quote: I think I have a dualistic nature. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I think I have a dualistic nature.


Quote: I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed.


Quote: At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.


Quote: Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast.


Quote: When you cease to exist, then who will you blame? by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?


Quote: I change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else.


Quote: People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.


Quote: To live outside the law, you must be honest. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

To live outside the law, you must be honest.


Quote: You call yourself what you want to call yourself. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

You call yourself what you want to call yourself.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free.


Quote: Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.


Quote: What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.


Quote: If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.


Quote: I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds. by author Bob Dylan overlaid on photo of photo of author Bob Dylan with quote

I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds.


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