Bob Dylan Quotes (Author of Chronicles)
50 Pieces of wisdom from Bob Dylan lyrics
Ever since he entered the national consciousness as the "voice of his generation" in the '60s, Bob Dylan has been hailed as a poet. Unlike most other galvanizing figures in pop culture, even his detractors acknowledge the beauty of his lyricism. After all, some variation on "he's a great writer, but I can't stand his voice" has been repeated like a mantra by non-fans for decades now. To celebrate his Nobel win, we're looking back on some of the most beautiful lyrics or stanzas, if you wanna get fancy from his plus-year career. From his early days as a politically minded folk singer to his development into a master of surrealist imagery to his reemergence as a highly personal yet deeply universal meditator on love and loss in the '70s, these are Bob Dylan's 15 most beautiful lyrics. You say you never compromise With the mystery tramp, but now you realize He's not selling any alibis As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes And say "Do you want to make a deal?
"Not Dark Yet"
But Dylan has written plenty of wise life advice in his decades-long career as a songwriter. So, before you throw your silly hat in the air and make a total mockery of your college degree, check out what Dylan can tell you about the world., Published in Music.
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When I had a car, I sometimes forced myself to play something else, but I always went back to that music. It never palled. There is a fairy tale—I forget which one—in which a girl is taken captive by a witch. The canny child fills her apron pocket with flour and pricks a hole in it so the flour will mark her escape route as it trickles out. As the story goes, my father arrived in America with a wristwatch, a scholarship to study physics, and an enthusiasm for classical music.