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Bob Dylan Quotes

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan quotes: Dylan gets deep AF here.

“When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it – and don’t back down and don’t give up – then you’re going to mystify a lot of folks.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Opportunities may come along for you to convert something – something that exists into something that didn’t yet.  That might be the beginning of it.  Sometimes you just want to do things your way, want to see for yourself what lies behind the misty curtain.”

“Creativity has much to do with experience, observation and imagination, and if any one of those key elements is missing, it doesn’t work.”

“Creativity is like a freight train going down the tracks.  It’s something that has to be caressed and treated with a great deal of respect.  You’ve got to program your brain not to think too much.”

“Creativity has a lot to do with the main idea.  Inspiration is what comes when you are dealing with the idea.  But inspiration won’t invite what’s not there to begin with.”

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

“It’s nice to be able to put yourself in an environment where you can completely accept all the unconscious stuff that comes to you from your inner workings of your mind.  And block yourself off to where you can control it all, take it down…”

“Your mind is your temple, keep it beautiful and free.  Don’t let an egg get laid in it by something you can’t see.”

“I’ve always been the kind of person that doesn’t like to trespass, but sometimes you just find yourself over the line.”

“He not busy being born is busy dying.”

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

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

“When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose.”

“Everything passes, everything changes, just do what you think you should do.”

“There’s a wall between you and what you want and you got to leap over it.”

“Life has its ups and downs, and time has to be your partner.  Really, time is your soulmate.”

“Passion is a young man’s game.  Young people can be passionate.  Older people gotta be more wise.”

“You should always take the best from the past, leave the worst back there, and go forward into the future.”

“Every pleasure’s got an edge of pain, pay your ticket and don’t complain.”

“What looks large from a distance, close up, ain’t never that big.”

“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.”

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

“If you need somebody you can trust, trust yourself.  Trust yourself to do the things that only you know best.  Trust yourself to do what’s right and not be second-guessed.”

“Swallow your pride, you will not die, it’s not poison.”

“A lot of people say there is no happiness in this life and certainly there’s no permanent happiness.  But self-sufficiency creates happiness.”

“I just try to understand that tomorrow is another day.”

“I’ve been up the mountain and I had a choice.  Should I come down?  So I came down.  God said, ‘Okay, you’ve been up on the mountain, now you go down.  You’re on your own, free.  Check in later, but now you’re on your own.'”

“Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.”

“There is nothing so stable as change.”

“Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.”

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

“My dad always said, ‘Be grateful for the things you don’t have that you don’t want.'”

“The worth of things can’t be measured by what they cost but by what they cost you to get it, that if anything costs you your faith or your family, then the price is too high, and that there are some things that will never wear out.”

“All the money you made will never buy back your soul.”

“Money doesn’t talk, it swears.”

“Life is sad, life is a bust, all you can do is do what you must.  You do what you must do, and you do it well.”

“You get older.  You start having hopes for other people rather than yourself.”

“Everybody knows by now that there’s a gazillion books on me either out or coming out in the near future.  So I’m encouraging anybody who’s ever met me, heard me or even seen me, to get in on the action and scribble their own book.  You never know, somebody might have a great book in them.”

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

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

“May your hands always be busy, may your feet always be swift, may you have a strong foundation, when the winds of changes shift.”

“May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true.  May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you.  May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong.  May you stay forever young.”

“God bless you all with peace, tranquility and goodwill.”

“All I can be is me.  Whoever that is.”

“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.”

“You’ll never be greater than yourself.”

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