36 Bob Dylan Quotes For Every Music Lover

Bob Dylan Quotes and thoughts on life have always been famous around the web. One of the most influential songwriters and singer of the 20th century he was born in Duluth, Minnesota on May 24, 1941. In the early years of his life, he was highly influenced by Elvis Presley and Little Richard. He started as a protest folk singer. Indeed, Bob Dylan’s music had always been and is even today purely inspirational. This also explains the reason behind him being the world’s biggest musical icon in spite of being in the music industry for over five decades.

His dynamic performance on stage and effortless presence have managed to win millions of hearts. With more than 450 creations including ground-breaking classics, “The times they are changing” and “Knocking on heaven’s door” had led him to be a world-class performer. Almost every musician present today owes their accomplishments to Bob Dylan and his work. Even at the age of 77, he still tours all throughout the world to sold-out audiences.

1. Gotta head full of ideas that are driving me insane… – Bob Dylan

2. Gonna change my way of thinking, make my self a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools. – Bob Dylan

3. Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that’s exactly the way we want it to be. – Bob Dylan

4. You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. – Bob Dylan

5. If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them. – Bob Dylan

6. He not busy being born is busy dying. – Bob Dylan

7. Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. – Bob Dylan

8. Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain. – Bob Dylan Quotes

9. A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do. – Bob Dylan

10. 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. – Bob Dylan

11. Every pleasure’s got an edge of pain, pay your ticket and don’t complain.– Bob Dylan


12. It frightens me, the awful truth, of how sweet life can be… – Bob Dylan

13. All I can be is me- whoever that is. – Bob Dylan

14. Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean. – Bob Dylan

15. Don’t criticize what you can’t understand. – Bob Dylan

16. I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me. – Bob Dylan

17. I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul… – Bob Dylan

18. May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung. – Bob Dylan

19. I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours. – Bob Dylan

20. To live outside the law you must be honest. – Bob Dylan

21. No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky. – Bob Dylan

22. You can never be wise and be in love at the same time. – Bob Dylan

23. I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done any– Bob Dylan

24. People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent. – Bob Dylan

25. You need something to open up a new door, to show you something you have seen before but overlooked a hundred times or more.– Bob Dylan

26. Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast.– Bob Dylan

27. The future for me is already a thing of the past – You were my first love and you will be my last. – Bob Dylan

28. 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.– Bob Dylan

29. Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it’s like they didn’t fade away at all. – Bob Dylan

30. And I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinking. – Bob Dylan

31. Chaos is a friend of mine. – Bob Dylan

32. Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act. – Bob Dylan

33. When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose. – Bob Dylan

34. Play it fuckin’ loud! – Bob Dylan

35. How does it feel, how does it feel to be without a home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone? – Bob Dylan

36. I’ve forgotten more than you’ll ever know. – Bob Dylan

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Nakul Grover

Nakul Grover, author of Superhuman In You and the one who runs this blog. He has been writing on self-improvement since 2014. Featured on various websites, his works have helped thousands of people to live an extraordinary life. He loves spending his leisure hours in reading books and learning new skills.