Bob Dylan Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Bob Dylan quotes and Bob Dylan sayings, and Bob Dylan proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Some formulas are too complex and I don’t want anything to do with them."

"I can’t stand to see myself on television."

"I can’t act!"

"I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow."

"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."

"The people in my songs are all me."

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

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

"I really didn’t consider myself happy or unhappy."

"You call yourself what you want to call yourself."

"My range is limited."

"A lot of people don’t like the road, but it’s as natural to me as breathing."

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

"I don’t think I’m tangible to myself."

"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’m just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I’d be seeing Elvis soon."

"My songs always sound a lot better in person than they do on the record."

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

"I’m mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it’s the only place where I’m happy."

"Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way."

"I never saw myself as a folk singer."

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

"You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past – whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever."

"A song is anything that can walk by itself."

"What good are fans? You can’t eat applause for breakfast. You can’t sleep with it."

"I realize I don’t do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to."

"I can’t see myself singing the same song twice in a row. That’s terrible."

"I’m inconsistent, even to myself."

"You just don’t wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs."

"I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged."

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