"Getting what you want isn’t always the most important thing in life anyway."
INTERVIEWER: When you think about rock and rhythm of the heartbeat is it tied into love in some way?
BOB DYLAN: The heartbeat. Have you ever lain with somebody when your hearts were beating in the same rhythm? That’s true love. A man and a woman who lie down with their hearts beating together are truly lucky. Then you’ve truly been in love, m’boy. Yeah, that’s true love. You might see that person once a month, once a year, maybe once a lifetime, but you have the guarantee your lives are going to be in rhythm. That’s all you need.
// Interview with Ron Rosenbaum, Playboy, March 1978
Bob Dylan- Blowin’ In the Wind
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free ?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And Pretend he just doesn’t see ?
"Sometimes you know things have to change, are going to change, but you can only feel it- like in that song of Sam Cooke’s, "Change is Gonna Come"- but you don’t know it in a purposeful way. Little things foreshadow what’s coming, but you may not recognize them. But then something immediate happens and you’re in another world, you jump into the unknown, have an instinctive understanding of it- you’re set free. " - Bob Dylan
"All those people who don’t like Bob Dylan’s songs should read his lyrics. They are filled with the joys and sadness of life. I am as Dylan, none of us can sing normally. Sometimes, I play Dylan’s songs and they are so much like me that it seems to me that I wrote them. I have the feeling that Watchtower is a song I could have come up with, but I’m sure I would never have finished it. Thinking about Dylan, I often consider that I’d never be able to write the words he manages to come up with, but I’d like him to help me, because I have loads of songs I can’t finish. I just lay a few words on the paper, and I just can’t go forward. But now things are getting better, I’m a bit more self-confident."