100 Inspiring Quotes By Bob Dylan That Will Widen Your Horizon About Life.
Singer & Songwriter
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Bob Dylan is an iconic figure in pop music circuit. The influential singer became the voice of the society by beautifully capturing the existing unrest through his songs. The American singer-songwriter appeared on an interview in PBS when he had just began his career. He retold his experience with a carnival where he worked and how it shaped him as a person.Talking about a song he composed at that time, Dylan said, "They had a freak show in it, all the midgets and all that kind of stuff. There's one lady in there, really bad shape. Like, her skin had been all burned and she was a little baby, didn't grow right, so she was like a freak. All these people would pay money to see. That really sort of got me. ... [Those performers] want to make you have two thoughts. They want to make you think that they don't feel bad about themselves and also, they want to make you feel sorry for them. I always liked that, and I wrote a song for her. It was called, 'Won't you Buy a Postcard.' Can't remember that one, though." He added that he however never recorded that song.
Here are a few inspirational quotes by the famous musician Bob Dylan.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain. I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me. 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. Don't criticize what you can't understand. I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours The future for me is already a thing of the past -
You were my first love and you will be my last All I can be is me- whoever that is. And I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinking. Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean. Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be. He not busy being born is busy dying. I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn't allowed him to do or encouraged him to do. People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent. Gonna change my way of thinking, make my self a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools. When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to loose. Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung. No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky. You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them. I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul... You can never be wise and be in love at the same time. Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all. Gotta head full of ideas that are driving me insane... 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. If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure It frightens me, the awful truth, of how sweet life can be... Every pleasure's got an edge of pain, pay your ticket and don't complain I've forgotten more than you'll ever know You need something to open up a new door, to show you something you seen before but overlooked a hundred times or more Even if you don't have all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have that you don't want (Bob Dylan's dad) Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past
I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast How does it feel, how does it feel to be without a home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone. To live outside the law you must be honest. Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act. Chaos is a friend of mine. You're gonna have to serve somebody; well, it may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, but you're gonna have to serve somebody... When you asked me how I was doing, was that some kind of joke I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. It's a wicked life, but what the hell, the stars ain't falling down. I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now.
From the back pages Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues; you can tell by the way she smiles. I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. People disagreeing everywhere you look makes you wanna stop and read a book. The truth was obscure,
Too profound and too pure,
To live it you had to explode You don't have to be afraid of looking into my face. We've done nothing to each other that time will not erase. I'm 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. It's like my whole life never happened,
When I see you, it's as if I never had a thought.
I know this dream, it might be crazy,
But it's the only one I've got. There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke. But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate, so let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late. The only thing i knew how to do was to keep on keeping on 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. All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie. Money doesn't talk, it swears. I failed to communicate, that's why I chose to leave Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet? If ever asked to look at yourself, don't. You better start swimming, or you'll sink like a stone. Because the Time's they are a-changing. There's only one day at a time here, then it's tonight and then tomorrow will be today again. She never stumbles,
she's got no place to fall.
She's nobody's child,
the law can't touch her at all. Whatever colors you have in your mind, I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine. 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. Walkin' through the leaves fallin' from the trees, Feelin' like a stranger nobody sees... I didn't come out of a cereal box. Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now A poem is a naked person....Some people say that I am a poet. There is no equality. The only thing people all have in common is that they are all going to die. Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands I been meek, and hard like an oak, i seen pretty people disappear like smoke. friends will arrive, friends will disappear. if you want me, honey baby, i'll be here. You've got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend. When I was down you just stood there a grinin There's no liquor in the land that can stop your brain from bleedin Let me forget about today until tomorrow When You Cease To Exist, Then Who Will You Blame? Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he’s standing in front of you Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot. 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 But if the arrow is straight
And the point is slick,
It can pierce through dust no matter how thick.
So I'll make my stand
And remain as I am
And bid farewell and not give a damn. The longer you live, the better you get. Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark. New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice. Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game. There must be some kind of way out of here,' said the joker to the thief... ...in this ocean of hours I'm all the time drinking... Beauty walks a razors edge, someday I'll make it mine. Well, I try my best to be just like I am,
But everybody wants you to be just like them,
They sing while you slave and I just get bored Don't get up gentlemen. I'm only passing through! She's a hypnotist collector; you are a walking antique... Don't Ask Me Nothing About Nothing,
I Just Might Tell You the Truth They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king. 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. Some times I think this whole world
Is one big prison yeard
Some of us are prisoners
The rest of us are guards I wish that for just one time you could I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes... Then you'd know what a drag it is to see you. You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free
Look at the sun sinkin' like a ship. Ain't that just like my heart, babe. When you kissed my lips?
I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay.
The sun's not yellow, its chicken!
I just don't hear anyone else making the music I'm making in my head, so I'll have to do it myself.
The Harmonica is the world’s best-selling musical instrument. You’re welcome. You been down to the bottom with a bad man, babe
But you're back were you belong