Musician Bob Dylan singing and playing guitar on stage

Bob Dylan Quotes

Originally from the Iron Range near Lake Superior, MN, Bob Dylan began as a Minnesota folk music artist and expanded his café and concert performances to many other cities, including New York City, where he became nationally known. His ability to continue to write and perform music for over five decades is an inspiration to us. This quotation is from Dylan’s memoir, ‘Chronicles Volume I’.

Image: Musician Bob Dylan singing and playing guitar on stage


“Folk songs were the way I explored the universe, they were pictures and the pictures were worth more than anything I could say.   …Most of the other performers tried to put themselves across, rather than the song, but I didn’t care about doing that. With me, it was about putting the song across.”

“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.”

“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.”

“Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.”

“Chaos is a friend of mine.”

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Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA Bachelor of Arts-Music & Master of Arts-Psychology