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Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. Much of Dylan's best known work is from the 1960s when he became an informal documentarian and reluctant figurehead of American unrest. Some of his songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'", became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements. Forty years later, his 2001 album "Love and Theft", reached the top five on the charts in the U.S. and the UK. His latest studio album, Modern Times, released on August 29, 2006, became his first US number 1 album in thirty years, making him the oldest living person to top the charts at the age of 65. more

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People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.

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.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
He who is not busy being born is busy dying.
Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.
Despite everybody who has been born and has died, the world has just gone on. I mean, look at Napoleon --but we went right on. Look at Harpo Marx --the world went around, it didn't stop for a second. It's sad but true. John Kennedy, right?
I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
All I can do is be me. Whoever that is.
I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own.
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around -- the music and the ideas.
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.
This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.
For them that think death's honesty won't fall upon them naturally life sometimes must get lonely.
To live outside the law, you must be honest.
Maybe in the 90s or possibly in the next century people will look upon the 80s as the age of masturbation, when it was taken to the limit; that might be all that's going on right now in a big way.
Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!
Money doesn't talk, it swears.
She opened up a book of poems and handed it to me written by an Italian poet from the 13th century and every one of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal pouring off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you.
But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.
In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.
Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.
Well, I don't know, but I've been told the streets in heaven are lined with gold. I ask you how things could get much worse if the Russians happen to get up there first; Wowee! pretty scary!
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past -- whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
Democracy don't rule the world, you better get that in your head; this world is ruled by violence, but I guess that's better left unsaid.
Jesus tapped me on the shoulder and said, Bob, why are you resisting me? I said, I'm not resisting you! He said, You gonna follow me? I said, I've never thought about that before! He said, When you're not following me, you're resisting me.
Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools got nothing, Ma, to live up to.
Let me forget about today until tomorrow
Wen u feel in your guts wat u are and dramatically pursue it, dont back down and dont give up th u are going 2 mystify ur folks.
You can fake an orgasm, but you can't fake laughter.