Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.
What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.
You got men who can't hold peace and women who can't control their tongues. The rich seduce the poor, and the old seduce the young.
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.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
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.
In writing songs, I've learned as much from Cezanne as I have from Woody Guthrie.
Obscenity, who really cares. Propaganda, all is phony.
Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
Sold my guitar to the baker's son for a few crumbs and a place to hide.
Philosophical dogma doesn't interest me.
My father was the best man in the world and probably worth a hundred of me, but he didn't understand me. The town he lived in and the town I lived in were not the same.
I never took much, I never asked for your crutch, Now don't ask for mine.
I like Fidel Castro and his beard.
Maybe in the 90s or possibly in the next century people will look upon the 80s as the age of masturbation, when it was taken to the limit; that might be all that's going on right now in a big way.
Privacy is something you can sell, but you can't buy it back.
When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to loose.
I've never gone for having a great voice, for cultivating one. I'm still not doing it now.
Disillusioned words like bullets bark as human gods aim for their mark.
Charity is suppose to cover up for a multitude of sins.
A lot of people don't like the road, but it's as natural to me as breathing.
How many deaths will it take 'till we know that too many people have died?
You don't count the dead, when god's on your side.
I find C major to be the key of strength, but also the key of regret. E major is the key of confidence. A-flat major is the key of renunciation.
Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb I can't even remember what it was I came here to get away from Don't even hear a murmur of a prayer It's not dark yet, but it's getting there.
The truth that I am seeking is in your missing file.
The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handle.
Sing your praise of progress and the doom machine, the naked truth is still taboo whenever it can be seen.
Half of the people can be part right all of the time, Some of the people can be all right part of the time. I think Abraham Lincoln said that. 'I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours,' I said that.
How does it feel, how does it feel to be without a home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone.
In the valley of the giants where the stars and stripes explode, the peaches they were sweet and the milk and honey flowed.
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.
It will scramble your head and drag your brain about, sometimes you gotta do like Elvis did and shoot the damn thing out.
Get jailed, jump bail, join the Army if you fail.
You need something to open up a new door, to show you something you seen before but overlooked a hundred times or more.
Yet there's no one to beat you | No one t' defeat you | 'Cept the thoughts of yourself feeling bad.
Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings.
She knows there's no success like failure, and that failure's no success at all.
Art is the perpetual motion of illusion. The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for any one but inspire them?
A lot of people don't have much food on their table. But they got a lot of forks 'n knives. And they got to cut somethin'.
Thinking of a series of dreams Where the time and the tempo fly And there's no exit in any direction 'Cept the one that you can't see with your eyes.
They're selling postcards of the hanging.
Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul.
People talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations.
You want to know about creativity? Just go out and buy that book Imagine by Jonah Lehrer. It's only $29.00 in hardcover.
Aretha with no goals, eternally single and one step soft of heaven let it be understood that she owns this melody along with her emotional diplomats and her earth and her musical secrets.
Heard ten thousand whispering and nobody listening. Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughing. Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter.
Like a Rolling Stone" of Bob Dylan is a kiss-off song like none before or since.
Beauty walks a razors edge, someday I'll make it mine.
I'm used to writing songs and songs-I can fill em up with symbolism and metaphors. When you write a book (Chronicles, Vol. 1), you gotta tell the truth, and it can't be misinterpreted.
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
May you stay Forever Young.
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands.
Life has its ups and downs, and time has to be your partner. Really, time is your soul mate.
I am hanging in the balance of a perfect finished plan, like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.
When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?
A record ... is a statement, it's its own statement, its own entity, rather than being about something else. If I was a painter ... I don't paint the chair, I would paint feelings about the chair.
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Well, it's hard to stumble And land in some muddy lagoon When it's nine below zero And three o'clock in the afternoon.
You're better than no one and no one is better than you.
There's a wall between you and what you want and you got to leap it.
Once upon a time You dressed so fine.
She took off her wheel, took off her bell, took off her wig, said, how do I smell? I hot footed it barenaked out the window.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
Well I'm living in a foreign country but I'm bound to cross the line. Beauty walks a razor's edge...someday I'll make it mine.
The battle outside raging will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls.
My love is like some raven at my window with a broken wing.
I'm more of an adventurous type than a relationship type.
I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail, poisoned in the bushes,
blown out on the trail; hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn,
"Come in," she said, "I'll give ya shelter from the storm.
Broken bottles, broken plates, broken switches, broken gates. Broken dishes, broken parts, streets are filled with broken hearts.
Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast.
We sit here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it.
Don't follow leaders.
Nothing can affect my voice, it's so bad.
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
I've been sitting down studying the Art of Love. I think it will fit me like a glove.
How many roads must a man walk down Before your can call him a man? ... The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind.
Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola
Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!
My love, she's like some raven At my window with a broken wing.
What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing.
People disagreeing everywhere you look makes you wanna stop and read a book.
They said, congratulations you got what it takes. They sent him back to the rat race without any brakes.
I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
You call yourself what you want to call yourself.
You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free.
Take me disappearing, through the smoke rings of my mind, down the foggy ruins of time.
I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now. From the back pages.
Time is an ocean, but it ends at the shore.
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past -- whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
If there's an original thought out there, I could use one right now.
Lord knows I've paid my dues getting through, tangled up in blue.
I think I have a dualistic nature.
In the meantime 1965-67, Bob Dylan was again writing some of the best love songs in the genre, like "Visions of Johanna," "Just Like a Woman," and "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands.
I'm a good friend of Jonah Lehrer's. You should go on a date with him.
I'll always thank the Lord when my working day is through, I get my sweet reward to be alone with you.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
I am mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy.
Dead man, dead man
When will you arise?
Cobwebs in your mind
Dust upon your eyes.
Freedom just around the corner for you, but with the truth so far off, what good will it do?
Reality has too many heads.
I say there're no depressed words just depressed minds.
Situations have ended sad Relationships have all been bad Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud But there's no way I can compare.
The good Samaritan, he's getting dressed, he's getting ready for the show. He's going to the carnival tonight on Desolation Row.
The tree of life is growing where the spirit never dies, and the bright light of salvation shines in dark and empty skies.
Ain't nothing too discreet about the disease of conceit.
You have to work out where your place is. And who you are. But we're all spirit. That's all we are, we're just walking dressed up in a suit of skin, and we're going to leave that behind.
I ain't looking to compete with you, beat, or cheat, or mistreat you, simplify you, classify you, deny, defy, or crucify you. All I really want to do is, baby, be friends with you.
There's been rumors of war and wars that have been The meaning of life has been lost in the wind And some people thinkin' that the end is close by 'Stead of learnin' to live they are learnin' to die.
Since my feet are now fast and point away from the past, I'll bid farewell and be down the line.
A cork screw to my heart, ever since we've been apart.
How many roads must a developer walk down, before they accept the amenities package?
I just try to understand that tomorrow is another day.
Music attracts the angels in the universe.
There's not even room enough to be anywhere It's not dark yet, but it's getting there... I was born here and I'll die here against my will I know it looks like I'm moving, but I'm standing still.
Shadows are falling and I've been here all day It's too hot to sleep, time is running away Feel like my soul has turned into steel I've still got the scars that the sun didn't heal.
So many things that we never will undo I know you're sorry, I'm sorry too.
Uncle fought in Vietnam and then he fought a war all by himself.
The real power is in the hands of small groups of people and I don't think they have titles.
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.
You five and ten cent women with nothing in your heads, I got a real gal I'm loving and Lord I'll love her 'til I'm dead.
Well, it's always been my nature to take chances My right hand drawing back while my left hand advances.
I'm the oldest son of a crazy man, I'm in a cowboy band.
You swore you'd never compromise With the mystery tramp, but now you realise He's not selling any alibis As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes And say, do you want to make a deal How does it feel.
I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade, into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way.
All that foreign oil controlling American soil.
Got no religion. Tried a bunch of different religions. The churches are divided. Can't make up their minds and neither can I.
I make my stand and remain as I am, and bid farewell and not give a damn.
What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big.
Some things are too terrible to be true.
Now all the criminals in their suits and ties are free to drink martinis and watch the sunrise.
Yesterday is just a memory.
You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you.
Tangled Up in Blue," shifts perspective several times during the song to tell a "tangled" version of Bob Dylan's marriage and dissolution.
They asked me for some collateral and I pulled down my pants.
And songs, to me, were more important than just light entertainment. They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic.
There used to be a time when the idea of heroes was important. People grew up sharing those myths and legends and ideals. Now they grow up sharing McDonalds and Disneyland.
The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument. You're welcome.
The executioner's face is always well hidden.
Suddenly I found you and the spirit in me sings, Don't have to look no further, You're the soul of many things.
It may look like I'm moving but I'm standing still.
The times they are a-changing.
It's sundown on the union
And what's made in the USA
Sure was a good idea
'Til greed got in the way.
You have to know that you're the best whether anybody else tells you that or not. And that you'll be around, in one way or another, longer than anybody else. Somewhere inside of you, you have to believe that.
Loneliness Got a mind of its own The more people around The more you feel alone.
If you want to know how to please a woman, just talk to a neuroscience major from Columbia.
The cards are no good that your are holding unless you're from another 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.
May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong, may you stay forever young.
The drunken politician leaps upon the street where mothers weep, and the saviors who are fast asleep, they wait for you.
Every brain is civilized, Every nerve is analyzed, Everything is criticized when you are in need.
The National Bank at profit sells road maps for the soul.
On the cliffs of your wild cat charms I'm riding.
I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
I march in the parade of liberty But as long as I love you I'm not free How long must I suffer such abuse Won't you let me see you smile one time before I turn you loose?
I put one on the turntable and when the needle dropped, I was stunned -- didn't know whether I was stoned or straight.
When Johnson started singing, he seemed like a guy who could have sprung from the head of Zeus in full armor.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice.
I'm mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy.
The enemy is subtle, how be it we are so deceived, when truth's in our hearts and we still don't believe.
If I made records for my own pleasure, I would only record Charley Patton songs.
You just have to keep going to find that thing that lets you in the door. Sometimes in life when that day comes and you're given the key, you throw it away.
She had bullets in her eyes and they fired.
I'm just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.
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.
The woman I love she got a prize fighter nose, cauliflower ears and a run in her hose.
Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship.
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children.
Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act.
Well the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount, But nothing really matters much it's doom alone that counts.
Once you think you know the song, then you have go and see how other people have done it.
Yes, and only if my own true love was waiting
If I could hear his heart softly pounding
Yes, and only if he was lying by me
Would I lie in my bed once again.
I'll be selling tickets for my next tour exclusively through Jonah Lehrer. Make sure to pay cash.
Because Dickens and Dostoyevsky and Woody Guthrie were telling their stories much better than I ever could, I decided to stick to my own mind.
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.
I started writing songs after I heard Hank Williams.
The radio makes hideous sounds.
Walkin' through the leaves fallin' from the trees, Feelin' like a stranger nobody sees.
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud, I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form.
Satan will give you a little taste, then he'll move in with rapid speed.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
I'm not a playwright.
I didn't come out of a cereal box.
Witchcraft scum exploiting the dumb turning children into punks and slaves.
Music can save people, but it can't in the commercial way it's being used. It's just too much. It's pollution.
Remember when you're out there trying to heal the sick, that you must always first forgive them.
People don't live or die, people just float.
I met a young man who was wounded in love, I met another man who was wounded in hatred.
The cavalries charged and the Indians died, oh the country was young with God on its side.
If you choose to live outside the law, you must obey the law more stringently than anyone.
I never wanted to be a prophet or a saviour. Elvis maybe.
You're gonna have to serve somebody; well, it may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, but you're gonna have to serve somebody.
The purpose of art is to stop time.
I realize I don't do a very good job in keeping up to date, but I try to.
I believe in you, even though I be outnumbered.
Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.
Some formulas are too complex and I don't want anything to do with them.
You can't do something forever.
With great lawyers you have discussed lepers and crooks, you've been through all of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books.
Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools, you got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules. When you gonna wake up?
You don't necessarily have to write to be a poet. Some people work in gas stations and they're poets. I don't call myself a poet, because I don't like the word. I'm a trapeze artist.
I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me.
For them that must obey authority That they do not respect in any degree Who despise their jobs, their destinies Speak jealously of them that are free.
I once loved a girl, her skin it was bronze With the innocence of a lamb, she was gentle like a fawn I courted her proudly but now she is gone Gone as the season she's taken.
You just don't wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs.
You can never be wise and be in love at the same time.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Don't criticize what you can't understand, your sons and your daughters are beyond your command.
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.
God knows there's a heaven.
How many times have you heard someone say If I had his money I'd do things my way Hmm, but little they know Hmm, it's so hard to find One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind.
I can't see my reflection in the waters, I can't speak the sounds that show no pain. I can't hear the echo of my footsteps, or can't remember the sound of my own name.
Mona Lisa must have had the highway blues; you can tell by the way she smiles.
It's hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.
Sometimes the silence can be like thunder.
Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.
In another lifetime she must have owned the world, or been faithfully wed to some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlit streams.
You know, the streets are filled with vipers Who've lost all ray of hope You know, it ain't even safe no more In the palace of the Pope.
As long as you give my friend Jonah Lehrer a free pizza, I'll write a song about your restaurant.
Subterranean Homesick Blues" of Bob Dylan captures, in word-salad format, life in an encroaching police state.
For whose sake did you live, for whose sake did you die? Forgive me, baby, for what I didn't do.
Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools, I've got nothing, Ma, to live up to.
We don't see the people that vice destroys. We just see the glamour of it -- everywhere we look, from billboard signs to movies, to newspapers, to magazines. We see the destruction of human life.
Gold will never free your father, the price, my dear, is you instead.
Without freedom of speech, I might be in the swamp.
Sometimes I wonder what it's gonna take to find dignity.
I wanna say hello to all the ex-hippies tonight. I've never been a hippie myself but I'm an honorary hippie.
Stay free of petty jealousies, live by no man's code, and hold your judgment for yourself, lest you wind up on this road.
My big fear was that my guitar would go out of tune.
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 hurt easy, I just don't show it. You can hurt someone and not even know it.
Watch waterfalls of pity roar, you feel to moan but unlike before, you discover that you'd just be one more person crying.
I have tried my hand at bribery, blackmail, and deceit. And I've served time for everything, cept beggin on the street.
Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise.
Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. I mean, you're around awhile, you leave certain things to the young. Don't try to act like you're young. You could really hurt yourself.
Shedding off one more layer of skin, Keeping one step ahead of the persecutor within.
I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed.
A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet.
One was Texas medicine, the other was just railroad gin, and like a fool I mixed them.
Done so many evil things in the name of love, it's a crying shame. I never did see no fire that could put out a flame.
When you got nothing, you got nothin' to lose You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.
Sometimes the things that you liked the best and that have meant the most to you are the things that meant nothing at all to you when you first heard or saw them.
On the stone that remains carved next to his name, his epitaph plain, only a pawn in their game.
Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now.
Money doesn't talk, it swears.
You've got to lose your passion for dumbness.
If you don't underestimate me, I won't underestimate you.
In the fury of the moment I can see the Master's hand In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand.
I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next, and a cloud could go by and make that happen.
Life is sad, life is a bust, all you can do is do what you must.
What was the future? The future was a solid wall, not promising, not threatening -- all bunk. No guarantees of anything, not even the guarantee that life isn't one big joke.
My songs always sound a lot better in person than they do on the record.
The highlight of my career? That's easy, Elvis recording one of my songs.
I'll remember you. When I've forgotten all the rest.You to me were true. You to me were the best.
All I've got is a red guitar, three chords and the truth.
Everybody has their own idea of what's a poet. Robert Frost, President Johnson, T.S.Eliot, Rudolf Valentino -- they're all poets. I like to think of myself as the one who carries the light bulb.
I'm not going to read any of these magazines. I mean, because they've just got too much to lose by printing the truth. You know that.
How many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see?
Everything in New Orleans is a good idea.
Everything in New Orleans is a good idea. Bijou temple-type cottages and lyric cathedrals side by side. Houses and mansions, structures of wild grace. Italianate, Gothic, Romanesque, Greek Revival standing in a long line in the rain. Roman Catholic art. Sweeping front porches, turrets, cast-iron balconies, colonnades- 30-foot columns, gloriously beautiful- double pitched roofs, all the architecture of the whole wide world and it doesn't move.
Mothers tell your children not to do the things I have done, to spend my life in sin and misery in the House of the Rising Sun.
Every man's conscience is vile and depraved You cannot depend on it to be your guide when it's you who must keep it satisfied.
To live outside the law, you must be honest.
How many times must a man look up, before he can see the sky?
How many times must a man look up Before he can see the sky? Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have Before he can hear people cry? Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows That too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind.
I like spiritual songs. They struck me as truthful and serious. They brought me down to earth and they lifted me up all in the same moment.
I'm sick of giving creeps money off my soul.
I fought with my twin, the enemy within.
When I first heard Elvis' voice, I knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody ... hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.
As he weeps to wicked birds of prey, who pick up on his bread crumb sins, and there are no sins inside the Gates of Eden.
Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky.
And if anybody asks me is it easy to forget I'll say it is easily done, you just pick anyone, and pretend that you never have met.
Shakespeare, he's in the alley with his pointed shoes and his bells, speaking to some French girl who says she knows me well.
Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you.
Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride You will not die, its not poison -Tombstone Blues.
I was born very far from where I'm supposed to be, and so I'm on my way home.
They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king.
Wasn't making any great connection
Wasn't falling for any intricate scheme
Nothing that would pass inspection
Just thinking of a series of dreams.
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.
The future for me is already a thing of the past -
You were my first love and you will be my last.
I was down in the sewer with some little lover.
We all like motorcycles to some degree.
I always thought the best kind of sunglasses are the motorcycle helmets with the black plastic masks on them. That way, nobody can recognize the back of your head either.
To preach of peace and brotherhood, oh what might be the cost? A man he did it long ago, and they hung him on a cross.
I don't have the kinds of relationships that are built on any kind of false pretense, not to say that I haven't. I've had just as many as anybody else, but I haven't had them in a long time.
You been down to the bottom with a bad man, babe But you're back were you belong.
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?
Don't forget to support your public library.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
All the money you make will never buy back your soul.
The truth is far from you, so you know you got to lie. Then you're all the time defending what you can never justify.
Seven shots ring out like the ocean's pounding roar, there's seven people dead on a South Dakota farm.
Don't want to wink at nobody, don't want to be winked at Don't want to be used by nobody for a doormat Don't want to confuse nobody, don't want to be confused Don't want to amuse nobody, don't want to be amused.
Steal a little and they'll put you in jail, steal a lot and they'll make you king.
Your mind is a your temple, keep it beautiful and free. Don't let an egg get laid in it by something you can't see.
The man in the coon skin cap in the pig pen wants eleven dollar bills, you've only got ten.
Ironically, this was Bob Dylan's period 1967-74 of greatest fame.
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.
Well the book of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, the law of the jungle and the sea are your only teachers.
I feel like falling in love with the first woman I meet, putting her in a wheel-barrow and wheeling her down the street.
Johnny's in the basement Mixing up the medicine I'm on the pavement Thinking 'bout the government.
The hollow horn plays wasted words, proves to warn that he not busy being born is busy dying.
I gotta friend who spends his life, stabbing my picture with a bowie knife. Dreams of strangling me with a scarf, when my name comes up he pretends to barf.
Proud to steal her anything she sees, but you will wind up peeking through her key hole down upon your knees.
If you're looking to get silly, you better go back to from where you came. because the cops don't need you and man they expect the same.
There's no liquor in the land that can stop your brain from bleedin.
You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies. One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzin' around your eyes.
She's got everything she needs; she's an artist, she don't look back.
Advertising signs: they con you into thinking you're the one That can do what's never been done That can win what's never been won Meantime life outside goes on all around you.
Everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far
That not much is really sacred.
I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes. You'd know what a drag it is to see you.
Just a reminder, if you tell anyone about what happened with Jonah last night, I'll destroy all of my writing and never play music again.
Having these colossal accolades and titles, they get in the way.
Play it fuckin' loud!
You say you're looking for someone who'll pick you up each time you fall, to gather flowers constantly and to come each time you call, a lover your life and nothing more. But it ain't me, babe.
You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing.
May God bless and keep you always, May your wishes all come true, May you always do for others And let others do for you. May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung, May you stay forever young.
Bob Dylan was again an entirely new person -- this time old, craggy, cynical, and world-weary, as in "Not Dark Yet."
If you don't believe there's a price for this sweet paradise, just remind me to show you the scars.
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.
At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
Too much information about nothing.
I really don't like to hurt myself. I have a good understanding with all the women who have been in my life, whether I see them occasionally or not.
Now, each of us has his own special gift And you know this was meant to be true. And if you don't underestimate me I won't underestimate you.
I don't write the songs; I just write 'em down.
Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game.
If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.
He hands you a nickel, he hands you a dime. He asks you with a grin, if you're having a good time.
Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people, they're drinking, thinking that they got it made. Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things, but you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it, babe.
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.