Popular Bob Dylan Quotes

I am 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.


You can’t be wise and in love at the same time.


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


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


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.


The purpose of art is to stop time.


He not busy being born is busy dying.


There’s enough songs for people to listen to, if they want to listen to songs. For every man, woman and child on earth, they could be sent, probably, each of them, a hundred records, and never be repeated. There’s enough songs. Unless someone’s gonna come along with a pure heart and has something to say. That’s a different story.


That’s another way of writing a song, of course. Just talking to somebody that ain’t there. That’s the best way. That’s the truest way. Then it just becomes a question of how heroic your speech is. To me, it’s something to strive after.


In writing songs, I’ve learned as much from Cezanne as I have from Woody Guthrie.


Once I went into song writing, I figured I had to – I couldn’t be a hellfire rock ‘n’ roller. But I could write hellfire lyrics.


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


My best songs were written very quickly. Just about as much time as it takes to write it down is about as long as it takes to write it…In writing songs I’ve learned as much from Cezanne as I have from Woody Guthrie…It’s not me, it’s the songs. I’m just the postman, I deliver the songs…I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.


Jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule.


Fortune or fame, you must pick one or the other, though neither of them are to be what they claim.


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


The dirt of gossip blows into my face and the dust rumors cover me. But if the arrow is straight and the point is slick, it can pierce through dust no matter how thick.


Too much information about nothing.


The purpose of art is to stop time.