Congratulations Bob Dylan on the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature: Words and Images Through the Years

“A poem is a naked person…Some people say that I am a poet.”

“A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

“All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.”

“Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.”

“Democracy don’t rule the world, You’d better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that’s better left unsaid.”

“Don’t matter how much money you got, there’s only two kinds of people: there’s saved people and there’s lost people.”

“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.”

“I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.”

“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.”

“How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man ?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand ?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”

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

“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.”