Bob Dylan Quotes
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The land created me. I'm wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I'm more at home in the vacant lots.
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
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.
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.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
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.
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 theres some kind of change.
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.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
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.
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.
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.
Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.