60+ Best Bob Dylan Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than fifty years. Profoundly inspirational Bob Dylan quotes and lyrics will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Bob Dylan Quotes

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

It’s a wicked life, but what the hell, the stars ain’t falling down.

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

All right, I’ll take a chance. I will fall in love with you. If I’m a fool you can have the night, you can have the morning too. Can you cook and sew? Make flowers grow? Do you understand my pain? Are you willing to risk it all or is your love in vain?

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

People have different emotional levels. Especially when you’re young.

 A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.

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.

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

Yesterday’s just a memory, tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to 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 there’s some kind of change.

Done so many evil things in the name of love, it’s a crying shame. I never did see no fire that could put out a flame.

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.

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

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.

Inspirational Bob Dylan Quotes

Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.

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

It was gravity which pulled us down and destiny which broke us apart.

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.

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.

Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.

Gotta head full of ideas that are driving me insane…

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

 I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.

Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections than those who are most content.

 Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.

Beyond here lies nothing’ But the mountains of the past

Passion rules the arrow that flies.

 Sometimes I think this whole world is one big prison yard. Some of us are prisoners the rest of us are guards.

 You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

A lot of people say there is no happiness in this life, and certainly there’s no permanent happiness. But self-sufficiency creates happiness. Happiness is a state of bliss.

There is nothing so stable as change.

He not busy being born is busy dying.

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.

 If you need somebody you can trust, trust yourself

You’re going to die. You’re going to be dead. It could be 20 years, it could be tomorrow, anytime. So am I. I mean, we’re just going to be gone. The world’s going to go on without us. All right now. You do your job in the face of that, and how seriously you take yourself you decide for yourself.

You have to work out where your place is. And who you are. But we’re all spirit. That’s all we are, we’re just walking dressed up in a suit of skin, and we’re going to leave that behind.

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

Top Bob Dylan Quotes

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.

I say there are no depressed words just depressed minds.

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.

Peace is the time it takes to reload your rifle.

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

 Gonna change my way of thinking make myself a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools.

Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you’re about WILL COME TRUE. It’s a kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to your own self, because it’s a fragile feeling, and you put it out there, then someone will kill it. It’s best to keep that all inside.

The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense.

Passion is a young man’s game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be wiser. 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.

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

It frightens me, the awful truth, of how sweet life can be…

 Whatever you do. You ought to be the best at it – highly skilled. It’s about confidence, not arrogance.

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

 It’s always disappointing when people decide for one reason or another that they don’t like your work anymore, but you can’t try to please people, because then… you might be being a fake about the whole thing.

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

The only thing I knew how to do was to keep on keeping on.

It’s hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.

Anybody can be specific and obvious. That’s always been the easy way.

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

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.

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