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Bob Dylan


He wore a Greek sailor’s cap that Abby (a product of the sixties) associated with the young Bob Dylan.
Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  U.S. songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)
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In 2004,  Rolling Stone ranked Bob Dylan #2 on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time. (following The Beatles)
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  • He wore a Greek sailor’s cap that Abby (a product of the sixties) associated with the young Bob Dylan.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Bob Dylan whispered the opening verse of "Forever Young" through the speakers.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • They were playing old Bob Dylan, more than perfect for narrow Village streets close to Christmas and the snow whirling down in big feathery flakes, the kind of winter where you want to be walking down a city street with your arm around a girl like on the old record cover — because Pippa was exactly that girl, not the prettiest, but the no-makeup and kind of ordinary-looking girl he’d chosen to be happy with, and in fact that picture was an ideal of happiness in its way, the hike of his…
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • After they each opened their other gifts from me—a gift certificate to a spa for Mom and a hook about Bob Dylan for Dad—it was time to open my last present.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin

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  • A voice in a can tells me his name is Bob Dylan, but as the next song starts, the signal fades.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • But in the end, this book, like all the others, is really for Jay, who gave me Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Social Distortion, and a million other songs still playing.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • All my love, Melia * Lyrics from TOMBSTONE BLUES b~ Bob Dylan.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • We talked about Willie’s songwriting (he is, mark my words, the next Bob Dylan), Matthew’s summer football camp, Mark’s and Liz’s writing, school, politics, the war in Iraq, and on and on.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • The Beatles or Bob Dylan or The Mamas and the Papas blasted from stereos.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Bob Dylan.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life

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  • Right,’ I said glumly, sitting down across from him and picking up a Bob Dylan CD.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • He’s taking mental notes on every discussion of who hails from where and what they’ve done, every hand raised in a group discussion that’s not his, every offhand late-night reference to Hemingway or John Grisham, to Beethoven or Bob Dylan.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The only one he guessed correctly was Robert Zimmerman, Bob Dylan’s real name.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • I’m hooked and I don’t even know what’s on MTV anymore, because I’m busy with Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly and the Byrds and the Rolling Stones and the Dave Clark Five and Turtles who are neither mutant nor ninja.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • "Right after I finish the one I’m writing for Bob Dylan."
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Um, inspired Bob Dylan.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • He chose Bob Dylan, the kind of slow, stalling melodies that always made me feel as if the dead were rattling their chains.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan—"Lay, Lady, Lay," you don’t need a brass bed to understand it.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • The day after Gorbachev’s speech at the Mirage, Bob Dylan performed at the grand opening of the new Mandalay Bay casino.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • I listened to the protest songs of Bob Dylan; John Lennon; Peter, Paul, and Mary; the Byrds; and others, and owned a number of their recordings.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Fox had shoved his way into the world and into his laughing father’s waiting hands in the bedroom of the odd little farmhouse while Bob Dylan sang .
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • I was still listening—but now to another of her favorites, Bob Dylan—when my mom got home.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Fox had shoved his way into the world and into his laughing father’s waiting hands in the bedroom of the odd little farmhouse while Bob Dylan sang .
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • It might not be amiss to close this book with a few lines from another Bob Dylan song, lines that might serve as Carrie’s epitaph: I wish I could write you a melody so plain/That would save you, dear lady, from going insane/That would ease you and cool you and cease the pain/Of your useless and pointless knowledge …. * From My Name Is Susan Snell (p.98): This little book is done now.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • From Slang Terms Explained: A Parents’ Guide, by John R. Coombs (New York: The Lighthouse Press, 1985), p.73: to rip off a Carrie: To cause either violence or destruction; mayhem, confusion; (2) to commit arson (from Carrie White, 1963-1979) From The Shadow Exploded (p.201): Elsewhere in this book mention is made of a page in one of Carrie White’s school notebooks where a line from a famous rock poet of the ’60s, Bob Dylan, was written repeatedly, as if in desperation.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
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