fan. The U.S Songster, Dylan, 75, becomes the first musician in the 115-year
history of the Nobel to win the prize in literature. He was honoured for
“having created new poetic expressions within the great American song
Born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth,
Minnesota, in 1941, Dylan got his first guitar at the age of 14 and performed
in rock’n’roll bands in high school. He adopted the name Dylan, after the poet
Dylan Thomas, and, drawn to the music of Woody Guthrie, began to perform folk
He moved to New York in 1961, and began
performing in the clubs and cafes of Greenwich Village. His first album, Bob
Dylan, was released in 1962, and he followed it up with a host of albums now regarded
as masterpieces, including Blonde on Blonde in 1966, and Blood on the Tracks in
frontiers of literature keep widening, and it’s exciting that the Nobel Prize
recognises that,” Rushdie said. “I intend to spend the day playing Mr
Tambourine Man, Love Minus Zero/No Limit, Like a Rolling Stone, Idiot Wind,
Jokerman, Tangled Up in Blue and It’s a Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall.”
Here are some of his most popular quotations
that are normally extracted from his heart moving lyrics.
man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in
between he does what he wants to do.
2. Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.
who’s not busy being born is busy dying.
every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.
accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.
let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
I can be is me- whoever that is.
define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without
prior rules about what it should be.
the point is sharp, and the arrow is swift, it can pierce through the dust no
matter how thick.
is more or less a lie, but then again, that’s exactly the way we want it to be.
one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.
it fuckin’ loud!
people feel the rain. Others just get wet
your pride, you will not die, it’s not poison.
you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to loose.
you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
can never be wise and be in love at the same time.
you cease to exist, then who will you blame?
pleasure’s got an edge of pain, pay your ticket and don’t complain
live outside the law you must be honest.
the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.
don’t need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.
is nothing so stable as change.
I know where I would go.
But right now I’ll just sit here
And watch the river flow.