Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

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Bob Bytes

2006-09-21 16:55
Bob dylan quotes
"Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot."

"Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'...I just might tell you the truth."

"Did Carolyn say that? You tell her she can come around and see me any time now that she's liberated." (American folk singers like Carolyn Hester had said that his folk rock was liberating for them.)

Dylan's definition of peace: "The moment when you reload your rifle."

"I almost didn't make it tonight. Had a flat tire, there was a fork in the road."
(A possible reference to the delta legend that tells of how famous blues guy Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads in Rosedale, Mississippi?)

"If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself."

"Money doesn't talk, it swears."

"All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie."

"There doesn't seem to be any tomorrow. Every time I wake up, no matter in what position, it's always been today."

"WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is a good cause, I support them, and am proud to lend my music to this effort. Early on, animals were the only ones who liked my music. Now it's payback time."

"What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it."

"A 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."

"No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky."

"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."
(Hear that, Bruce?)

"Yippee! I'm a poet, and I know it. Hope I don't blow it."

"People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent."

Dylan is famous for his amazing lyrics - and he has a way with words, that's for sure. As he releases a brilliant new CD Modern Times in South Africa, here's our selection of mainly humourous and some bluesy quotes from this living legend of folk.
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