Bob Dylan citat

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Citat från låtar

There’s a brand new gimmick every day
Just to take somebody’s money away

Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues

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

Talkin’ World War III Blues

Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

My Back Pages

Don’t follow leaders
Watch the parkin’ meters

Subterranean Homesick Blues

Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free

Mr. Tambourine Man

Don’t ask me nothin’ about nothin’
I just might tell you the truth

Outlaw Blues

There’s no success like failure

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

Well, I try my best to be just like I am,
But everybody wants you to be just like them,
They sing while you slave and I just get bored

Maggie's Farm

He not busy being born is busy dying

It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

Money doesn't talk, it swears

It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

To live outside the law, you must be honest

Absolutely Sweet Marie

Once I had mountains in the palm of my hand
And rivers that ran through ev’ry day

I Threw It All Away

It’s gettin’ dark, too dark for me to see
I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s doo

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

But what's a sweetheart like you doing in a dump like this?

Sweetheart Like You

I got new eyes
Everything looks far away


Don't get up gentlemen, I'm only passing through

Things Have Changed

Citat från intervjuer, 60-talet

I won't join a group. Groups are easy to be in. I've always learned the hard way. I will, now, too. When you fail in a group you can blame each other. When you fail alone, you yourself fail.

Intervju med Izzy Young 1961.

I started writing songs after I heard Hank Williams.

Intervju med Les Crane 1965.

Henshaw: Do you paint?
Dylan: Yeah, sure.
Henshaw: What sort of painting.
Dylan: I painted my house.

Intervju med Laurie Henshaw 1965.

Truth is chaos. Maybe beauty is chaos.

Intervju med Nora Ephron och Susan Edmiston 1965.

Nat Hentoff: What made you decide to go the rock-'n'-roll route?
Dylan: Carelessness. I lost my one true love. I started drinking. The first thing I know, I'm in a card game. Then I'm in a crap game. I wake up in a pool hall. Then this big Mexican lady drags me off the table, takes me to Philadelphia. She leaves me alone in her house, and it burns down. I wind up in Phoenix. I get a job as a Chinaman. I start working in a dime store, and move in with a 13-year-old girl. Then this big Mexican lady from Philadelphia comes in and burns the house down. I go down to Dallas. I get a job as a "before" in a Charles Atlas "before and after" ad. I move in with a delivery boy who can cook fantastic chili and hot dogs. Then this 13-year-old girl from Phoenix comes and burns the house down. The delivery boy - he ain't so mild: He gives her the knife, and the next thing I know I'm in Omaha. It's so cold there, by this time I'm robbing my own bicycles and frying my own fish. I stumble onto some luck and get a job as a carburetor out at the hot-rod races every Thursday night. I move in with a high school teacher who also does a little plumbing on the side, who ain't much to look at, but who's built a special kind of refrigerator that can turn newspaper into lettuce. Everything's going good until that delivery boy shows up and tries to knife me. Needless to say, he burned the house down, and I hit the road. The first guy that picked me up asked me if I wanted to be a star. What could I say?

Intervju med Nat Hentoff i januari 1966.

Burns: Can I have your general views on the situation of drug taking among teenagers and young people these days?
Dylan: I don't have any of those views ... I wish I did, I'd be glad to share them with you, but I ... I think everyone should lead their own lives you know.

Intervju med Ronnie Burns i Isle Of Wight den 27 augusti 1969.

Klas Burling: Do you know any Swedes?
Dylan: I know plenty. I happen to be a Swede myself.

Intervju med Klas Burling i Stockholm den 29 april 1966.

Citat från olika sammanhang

I would buy a couple of motorcycles, a few air-conditioners and four or five couches.

På frågan vad han hade gjort om han hade massa pengar, vilken ställdes i samband med hans debutalbum.

When I first heard Elvis's voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody and nobody was gonna be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.

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