i love the movie im not there, so many good quotes. heres a couple of my favorites:
I accept chaos. I don't know whether it accepts me.
Billy the Kid
People are always talking about freedom. Freedom to live a certain way,
without being kicked around. Course the more you live a certain way,
the less it feel like freedom. Me, uhm, I can change during the course
of a day. I wake and I'm one person, when I go to sleep I know for
certain I'm somebody else. I don't know who I am most of the time.
Seven simple rules of going into hiding: one, never trust a cop in a
raincoat. Two, beware of enthusiasm and of love, both are temporary and
quick to sway. Three, if asked if you care about the world's problems,
look deep into the eyes of he who asks, he will never ask you again.
Four, never give your real name. Five, if ever asked to look at
yourself, dont. Six, never do anything the person standing in front of
you cannot understand. And finlly seven, never create anything, it will
be misinterpreted, it will chain you and follow you for the rest of
Doesn't really matter, you know, what kind of nasty names people invent
for the music. But, uh, folk music is just a word, you know, that I
can't use anymore. What I'm talking about is traditional music, right,
which is to say it's mathematical music, it's based on hexagons. But
all these songs about, you know, roses growing out of people's brains
and lovers who are really geese and swans are turning into angels - I
mean, you know, they're not going to die. They're not folk music songs.
They're political songs. They're already dead. You'd think that these
traditional music people would - would gather that mystery, you know,
is a traditional fact, you know, seeing as they're all so full of
Yes, it's chaos, clocks, and watermelons - you know, it's - it's
everything. These people actually think I have some kind of, uh...
fantastic imagination. It gets very, uh, lonesome. But traditional
music is just, uh... it's too unreal to die. It doesn't need to be
protected. You know, I mean, in that music is the only true valid death
you can feel today, you know, off a record player. But like everything
else in great demand, people try to own it. Has to do with, like, uh,
the purity thing. I think its meaninglessness is holy. Everybody knows
I'm not a folk singer.
it got a little long, sorry for that