15 Bob Dylan Quotes That Are More Profound Than His Lyrics

Bob Dylan in the studio preparing for his tour in 'Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese'
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese via Netflix

"All I can do is be me, whoever that is."

15 Bob Dylan Quotes You'd Be a Fool Not to Read Right Now

Bob Dylan isn't everyone's cup of tea, but he certainly is ours.

Our parents raised us on his music, which is probably why he holds such a special place in our hearts.

With the release of his latest Netflix doc, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, we were reminded why we loved this man so much—his prolific prose.

He always knows what to say, even when we don't want to hear it. So, we rounded up some of his best quotes to turn to when you feel like you're downing in the waves of life. Enjoy!

Best Bob Dylan Quotes

  • "All I can be is me, whoever that is."

  • "No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky."

  • "The future for me is already a thing of the past."

  • "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."

  • "I just write them. There's no great message. Stop asking me to explain."

Inspiring Bob Dylan Quotes

  • "There is nothing so stable as change."

  • "Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act."

  • "I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom."

  • "Sometimes you just have to bite your upper lip and put sunglasses on."

  • "All the money you make will never buy back your soul."

Motivational Bob Dylan Quotes

  • "Don't criticize what you can't understand."

  • "Everything's a business—love, truth, beauty. Conversation is a business. Spirituality is not a business, so it's going to go against the grain of people who are trying to exploit other people."

  • "Take care of all your memories, for you cannot relive them."

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

  • "Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."

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