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Quotes of the Day for 24 May 2004 – Bob Dylan

Robert Allan Zimmerman was born at Duluth, Minnesota on this day in 1941. He grew up in Hibbing and Harding, poor mining towns, and played guitar in a couple of bands in high school. He performed folk and country songs at bars and coffee houses in Minneapolis while going to the University of Minnesota, then left school and moved to New York's Greenwich Village in 1961, adopting the name Bob Dylan. The poetry he wrote and turned into song wasn't always easy to listen to, but his was one of the most important voices of the '60s and '70s.

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The quotes:

Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

In writing songs I've learned as much from C�zanne as I have from Woody Guthrie.

When I first heard Elvis's voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody and nobody was gonna be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.

This land is your land and this land is my land - sure - but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.
     - All from Bob Dylan


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