On winning the Nobel Prize in Literature: “Isn’t that something…?”
On being told he won the Nobel Prize: “It’s hard to believe. Amazing, incredible. Whoever dreams about something like that?”
On whether he'll attend the prize-awarding ceremony December 10 in Stockholm: “Absolutely. If it’s at all possible.”
On his lyrics, which earned him the Nobel Prize: “I’ll let other people decide what they are. The academics, they ought to know. I’m not really qualified. I don’t have any opinion.”
On the Nobel committee's difficulty connecting with him: “Well, I’m right here." (Update: We learned Friday that Dylan did, in fact, connect with the Swedish Academy, telling permanent secretary Sara Danius, “If I accept the prize? Of course. The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless. I appreciate the honor so much.")
Love you, Bob. Never change.