120+ Bob Dylan Quotes About Life, Love, Friendship

Bob Dylan Quotes | Bob Dylan is an iconic figure in pop music industry. The American singer-songwriter appeared on an interview in PBS when he had just began his career. He is a lyricist, songwriter, poet, painter and activist.

He has also been awarded a Nobel Prize in literature and is the recipient of the presidential medal of freedom and many academy awards.

Let’s read some famous inspirational quotes by the famous musician Bob Dylan.


Bob Dylan Quotes About Life


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

Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.”

– Bob Dylan


“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.”

– Bob Dylan


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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.”

– Bob Dylan


“Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues; you can tell by the way she smiles.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“If you need somebody you can trust, trust yourself.”

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

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

– Bob Dylan


“Peace is the time it takes to reload your rifle.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

“There are degrees of happiness. You go from one to the other and then back again. It’s hard to be completely happy when those around us are suffering and groaning from hunger.”

– Bob Dylan


Bob Dylan Quotes About Love


“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.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

“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.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“Gotta head full of ideas that are driving me insane…”

– Bob Dylan


“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.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

“He not busy being born is busy dying.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


Random Bob Dylan Quotes


“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.”

– Bob Dylan


“Money doesn’t talk, it swears.”

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

“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.”

– Bob Dylan


“Folk music is a bunch of fat people.”

– Bob Dylan


“In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.”

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

“Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.”

– Bob Dylan


“People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around – the music and the ideas.”

– Bob Dylan


“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.”

– Bob Dylan


“I stopped smoking. When I stopped smoking, my voice changed… so drastically, I couldn’t believe it myself.”

– Bob Dylan


“Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.”

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

“I think a poet is anybody who wouldn’t call himself a poet.”

– Bob Dylan


“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”

– Bob Dylan


“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.”

– Bob Dylan


“To live outside the law, you must be honest.”

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

“Democracy don’t rule the world, You’d better get that in your hea

– Bob Dylan


Interesting Bob Dylan Quotes About Life


“This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that’s better left unsaid.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“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.”

– Bob Dylan


“It’s hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.”

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

“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.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.”

– Bob Dylan


“The land created me. I’m wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I’m more at home in the vacant lots.”

– Bob Dylan


“If I wasn’t , I’d probably think that has a lot of answers myself.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Quotes Images

“The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else.”

– Bob Dylan


Some More Bob Dylan Quotes


“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.”

– Bob Dylan


“There is nothing so stable as change.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“You hear a lot about God these days: God, the beneficent; God, the all-great; God, the Almighty; God, the most powerful; God, the giver of life; God, the creator of death. I mean, we’re hearing about God all the time, so we better learn how to deal with it. But if we know anything about God, God is arbitrary.”

– Bob Dylan


“A song is anything that can walk by itself.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“You can’t be happy by doing something groovy.”

– Bob Dylan


“You can’t do something forever.”

– Bob Dylan


“I’m inconsistent, even to myself.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“I felt like I might as well have been living in another part of the solar system.”

– Bob Dylan


“I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.”

– Bob Dylan


Famous Bob Dylan Quotes About Life


“Yesterday’s just a memory, tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“I kinda live where I find myself.”

– Bob Dylan


“I have dined with kings, I’ve been offered wings. And I’ve never been too impressed.”

– Bob Dylan


“Chaos is a friend of mine.”

– Bob Dylan


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

– Bob Dylan


“I’ve never written a political song. Songs can’t save the world. I’ve gone through all that.”

– Bob Dylan


“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.”

– Bob Dylan


“Anybody can be specific and obvious. That’s always been the easy way. It’s not that it’s so difficult to be unspecific and less obvious; it’s just that there’s nothing, absolutely nothing, to be specific and obvious about.”

– Bob Dylan


“Just because you like my stuff doesn’t mean I owe you anything.”

– Bob Dylan


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