"It's not easy to define poetry."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Bob Dylan on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Bob Dylan on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Bob Dylan on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Bob Dylan on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Bob Dylan on Robert Frost
"I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work."
"I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be."
"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 theres some kind of change."
"There is nothing so stable as change."
"I change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else."