The 30 Most Inspiring Bob Dylan Quotes Ever

Bob Dylan was the voice of the 60’s, even though he wasn’t as famous when he was making his music until years later, because he was so far ahead of the times that people couldn’t understand his non-conforming ways. Thankfully, Dylan was able to be a true leader who expressed himself whole heartedly and never dared to care about popularity, mainstream and following the norm. Bob Dylan was truly one of the greatest pioneers in music who shaped the industry in so many ways. He was a pure revolutionary who constantly made us think about society and it’s hard grained philosophies.

Musicians adore him, in fact even Apple inventor Steve Jobs credits Dylan as one of his biggest influences for thinking different and he created one of the biggest companies ever based on many of his ideologies.

From constantly challenging the world’s programmed ways, the status quo, and the political and social issues that most people just accepted, Bob Dylan taught people through his music of the power of questioning the way things were. Now, let’s look at the ultimate list of Bob Dylan’s most inspiring quotes ever, considering he is one of the world’s most influential and brightest minds of all time.


Quote #1.

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #2.

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

Quote #3.

“There’s a wall between you and what you want and you got to leap it.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #4.

“The only thing i knew how to do was to keep on keeping on.” Bob Dylan

Quote #5.

“If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there’s no success like failure.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #6.

“When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it – don’t back down and don’t give up – then you’re going to mystify a lot of folks.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #7.

“Well I try my best to be just like I am, but everybody wants you to be just like them.” Bob Dylan

Quote #8.

“Stay free of petty jealousies, live by no man’s code, and hold your judgment for yourself, lest you wind up on this road.” Bob Dylan

Quote #9.

“People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #10.

“Each of us has his own special gift and you know this was meant to be true. And if you don’t under estimate me, I won’t under estimate you.” Bob Dylan

Quote #11.

“When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #12.

“If you need somebody you can trust, trust yourself.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #13.

“Gonna change my way of thinking, make my self a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #14.

“Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #15.

“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent. ” Bob Dylan

Quote #16.

“We live in a political world, wisdom is thrown into jail.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #17.

“There’s danger in this open world where men strive to be free, and to me the greatest danger was in society. ” – Bob Dylan

Quote #18.

“I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.” Bob Dylan

Quote #19.

“How does it feel? To be on your own. With no direction home. Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #20.

“There is nothing so stable as change.” Bob Dylan

Quote #21.

“Pain brings out the best in people, doesn’t it?- Bob Dylan

Quote #22.

“May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #23.

“May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong, may you stay forever young.” Bob Dylan

Quote #24.

“Be grateful for the things you don’t have that you don’t want.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #25.

“You should always take the best from the past, leave the worst back there and go forward into the future.” Bob Dylan

Quote #26.

“And it dawned on me that I might have to change my inner thought patterns… that I would have to start believing in possibilities that I wouldn’t have allowed before, that I had been closing my creativity down to a very narrow, controllable scale… that things had become too familiar and I might have to disorientate myself.” Bob Dylan

Quote #27.

“Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.” Bob Dylan

Quote #28.

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

Quote #29.

“You’re going to die. You’re going to be dead. It could be 20 years, it could be tomorrow, anytime. So am I. I mean, we’re just going to be gone. The world’s going to go on without us. All right now. You do your job in the face of that, and how seriously you take yourself you decide for yourself.” – Bob Dylan

Quote #30.

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

Bonus Bob Dylan Quote:

“All I’d ever done was sing songs that were dead straight and expressed powerful new realities. I had very little in common with and knew even less about a generation that I was supposed to be the voice of.” – Bob Dylan

In the comments section below our sources, please let us know which Bob Dylan quotes inspired you the most, and if you have found a better one not on this list, please let us know! P.S – You Are An Authentic Genius – Find it within…

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