Tag: Quotations

What life’s about

Life isn’t about finding yourself, or finding anything. Life is about creating yourself … and creating things.

Bob Dylan, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story [00:06:11]

I’ve just watched Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Revue and this quote, from current-day Dylan stuck in my head. I’m sure I’ve read the same sentiment somewhere else recently, but I can’t place it.

The film, available on Netflix, is worth watching both for 1970s Dylan’s performances and current-day Dylan’s commentary.

Echoes through time: life begins anew

Principles can only lose their vitality when the first impressions from which they derive have sunk into extinction; and it is for you to keep fanning these continually into new flame… You have only to see things once more in the light of your first and earlier vision, and life begins anew.

Marcus Aurelius (AD 120 – 180), Meditations (7.2)