Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman)
[Singer, songwriter, and artist, b. 1941, Hibbing, Minnesota, lives in Malibu, California.]
It rubs me the wrong way, a camera... It’s a frightening thing. Cameras make ghosts out of people.
I play these [folk acoustic] concerts and I ask myself, ‘Would you come see me tonight?’—and I’d have to answer truthfully, ‘No, I wouldn’t come. I’d rather be doin’ something else, really I would. That something else is rock... The words are pictures, and the rock’s gonna help me flesh out the colors of the pictures. (1965)