|Current music:||"Romance in Durango," Bob Dylan|
I came across an interesting Bob Dylan interview, so here are some quotes:
"You can reload your rifle, and that moment you're reloading it, that's peace. It may last for a few years."
On the afterlife:
"None of this matters, if you believe in another world. If you believe in this world, you're stuck; you really don't have a chance. You'll go mad, 'cause you won't see the end of it. You may wanna stick around, but you won't be able to. On another level, though, you will be able to see this world. You'll look back and say, 'Ah, that's what it was all about all the time. Wow, why didn't I get that?'"
On the end of the world:
"The battle of Armageddon is specifically spelled out: where it will be fought, and if you wanna get technical, when it will be fought. And the battle of the Armageddon definitely will be fought in the Middle East."
On pop music and his influence:
"It's phrasing. I think I've phrased everything in a way that it's never been phrased before. I'm not tryin' to brag or anything -- or maybe I am. But yeah, I hear stuff on the radio, doesn't matter what kinda stuff it is, and I know if you go back far enough, you'll find somebody listened to Bob Dylan somewhere, because of the phrasing. Even the content of the times. Up until I started doin' that stuff, nobody was talkin' about that sort of thing. For music to succeed on any levels. Well, you're always gonna have your pop radio stuff, but the only people who are gonna succeed, really, are the people who are sayin' somethin' that is given to them to say. I mean, you can only carry 'Tutti Frutti' so far."
"Abortion? I personally don't think abortion is that important. I think it's just an issue to evade whatever issues are makin' people think about abortion. [...] Well, if the woman wants to take that upon herself, I figure that's her business. I mean, who's gonna take care of the baby that arrives -- these people that are callin' for no abortion?"
On his best friend:
"My best friends? Jeez, let me try to think of one [laughs]. Best friends? Jesus, I mean, that's... Whew! Boy, there's a question that'll really make you think. Best friend? Jesus, I think I'd go into a deep, dark depression if I were to think about who's my best friend. Well, there has to be...there must be... there's gotta be. But hey, you know, a best friend is someone who's gonna die for you. I mean, that's your best friend, really. Yeah, I'd be miserable trying to think who my best friend is."