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I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village.
by Alan Lomax

I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village.
He used to come and see me and sing songs for me,
saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.
- Alan Lomax

And the thing that I always tried to do with important
singers when I met them was to sit down and record everything they knew,
give them a first real run-through of their art.
- Alan Lomax

You could hear him, literally, half a mile away when he opened up.
He was at his peak then.
He was, naturally, dying to get out of the place he was in,
and he recorded for us his appeal for pardon to the governor.
- Alan Lomax

The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand.
And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song
of commentary and satire,
a song form which, after all, has become the main musical
form of the whole human species.
- Alan Lomax

 

He learned through the way that my father and I felt about his songs,
his country songs, that they were great songs.
And then he went out and sang them for the audiences that we found,
and he found a tremendous reaction to that.
- Alan Lomax

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

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I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

For me, acting was a way of releasing all of this stuff that I had inside -
and a way for me to tell the stories of the people I knew,
so that their spirit could live through me.
- Ving Rhames

I used the best technique that I knew to protect my files.
- Wen Ho Lee

Later on, there were some problems with our navy,
so he made me the head of the navy -
all things that I hardly knew anything about.
I was basically an ignorant young man.
- Shimon Peres

I knew I always wanted to sing.
- David Ruffin

David knew everyone because he's such a social butterfly.
- Stephen Stills

What was funny if you were there is that we were all
immensely sophisticated people who knew exactly what
she was going to say and we're chatting away,
nice to see you.
- Anthony Holden

I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell.
- Octavia Butler

At no point was my career under threat,
so I always knew that I would get back into action.
- Jamie Redknapp

When I first started playing music in 1955,
there was just a small body of people that knew it.
It was a very esoteric type of thing.
- Steve Lacy

I think I started learning lessons about being a good
person long before I ever knew what basketball was.
And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.
- Julius Erving

I loved that about her because I knew it would open
the door for a lot of comedy,
because I knew that the conflict would come,
because not many people live like the way she does.
- Jenna Elfman

You never know what you will learn till you start writing.
Then you discover truths you never knew existed.
- Anita Brookner

Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had.
To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away.
I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the
richest man in the world.
- Ted Turner

I knew I could not cope with the future unless I was
able to rediscover the past.
- Gene Tierney

I knew I was happy when I was dancing.
- Ajay Naidu

We knew that they would probably go after someone.
- Jon Johansen

I knew that I was gay, I knew it.
I just couldn't see myself as a gay woman,
even though that's where my heart was.
- Portia de Rossi

At a pool party, with everybody around,
a guy and I had sex in the pool, but nobody knew it.
- Krista Allen

There's this unspoken club where you say to each other:
Oh God,
if they only knew how ordinary I was,
they wouldn't be interested.
That includes movie stars and politicians.
- Margot Kidder

I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.
- Queen Victoria

I couldn't imagine what Fox thought they were doing,
contemplating such a jagged protagonist for a prime-time drama.
I only knew that I wanted the role very much.
- Hugh Laurie

Maybe if I knew music I couldn't do what I am doing.
- Alberta Hunter

I was born in Texas and I lived there 'till I was 8.
Then I moved to the Dominican Republic with my mom,
lived there for two years and forgot every word of English I knew.
- Michelle Rodriguez

My parents were amazing people who had no business being together -
and they knew it.
- James Denton

I knew she was from Australia and I knew that is where
she started but I didn't know if she was still popular there.
I hope people understand we aren't making fun of Kylie.
- Wayne Coyne

I knew after my first lesson what I wanted to do with my life.
- Billie Jean King

Everything was magnificent so far, even if I knew my part of dramas.
- Jacky Ickx

We have never yet had a labor Government that knew
what taking power really means;
they always act like second-class citizens.
- Dora Russell

I sort of feel like music saved my life when I was young.
This is the one thing that I knew I was good at.
- Sarah McLachlan

It was Jung who first said to explain the symbol as
if talking to a man from mars who knew nothing about our life on earth.
- Henry Reed

Who hath not known ill fortune, never knew himself,
or his own virtue.
- David Mallet

Those days if you drove cross country and you broke
down on the side of the road,
and the sign says 200 miles to the next gas station,
you knew you were so screwed.
- Rob Zombie

Death would not be called bad, O people,
if one knew how to truly die.
- Guru Nanak

I knew that by getting behind the wheel of the car
and having had something to drink,
the responsibility laid on my shoulders.
- Tracey Gold

The greatest concubines in history knew that everything
revealed with nothing concealed is a bore.
- Geoffrey Beene

The BBC were not playing the music that was happening
on the street so we did an independent production because
we knew we had an audience.
Then we licensed the album to EMI.
- Georgie Fame

I lived in Paris when I was 20 and 21,
and actually knew people that worked for the government there,
that talked about terrorism in the country 20 years ago.
- Andie MacDowell

Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good.
I read some of his books.
He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn't talk much.
I never met him.
- Mike Tyson

The only luck I had in my life was when I married you.
I knew it wouldn't last because I was too happy.
I knew they would not let me be happy.
- Eddie Slovik

I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her
lover's mind if she knew the whole of it.
- Anthony Trollope


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