Let's be reasonable with one another, shall we?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Funny Quote

Bob Dylan:
"You never know how the past is going to turn out."

(actually, I am not sure if he really said this or if it was fictional, but his character in the recent movie about him said this, funnily enough, played by a woman.)


  • Good morning, Rose:

    You can look at this quote two ways:

    [i] Can we know objectively how it is going to turn out i.e - you need to be looking back at an event from afar in the cold light of day to get a true picture of it, rather than from the heat and emotion of the battle.

    [ii] Subjectively - the historians can give something a "new face" so that any one visiting the future would hardly recognise the events that are being described.


    By Blogger GOODNIGHTSAFEHOME, at 5/29/2008 11:20 AM  

  • I wouldnt mind seeing that film. But I am not very good at watching movies. I can never muster the effort to watch them.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 5/29/2008 11:24 AM  

  • Sorry Rose but I missed the point here. :)

    Was Bob Dylan supposed to be a christian?

    By Blogger Jim, at 5/29/2008 4:13 PM  

  • Rose~

    I like the quote.


    Dylan acknowledged Jesus as his Savior. But whether he was a Christian, I cannot say...

    By Blogger Katherine Gunn, at 5/29/2008 7:02 PM  

  • Hey Jim,
    I just thought it was an interesting quote. If Dylan really said this, he was not a Christian at the time, according to the movie. Once in a while, I post something that is not necessarily of a spiritual nature. :~)

    I think your perspective is interesting on the quote! I wonder how he meant it. The way I took it was that sometimes things that seem to be in the past might pop up and become part of the present and therefore, we might not know the end of the story to some things that seem to be over and done with. I suppose that is a more personal way of looking at the quote. Being the political commenter with his poetry that he often was, I imagine he may have meant it more like your # ii.

    As I told you,the movie was weird - "postmodern" in its lack of clear story telling.

    How nice to see you comment! I bet you can appreciate the quote! Take heart in your own story as you know that it aint over till it's over. :~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/30/2008 11:44 AM  

  • Jim,
    It is just one of those quotes that is uncanny in its irony. I appreciate irony.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/30/2008 11:45 AM  

  • I didn't really have a point. :~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/30/2008 11:45 AM  

  • That happens once in a while, hahaha!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/30/2008 11:46 AM  

  • Hi Rose... funnily?

    Isn't that the land where Puff the Magic Dragon lives? <grin>

    "Humorously" would have less humor though.


    By Blogger Daniel, at 5/30/2008 12:22 PM  

  • Hi Daniel!
    It is so nice to see you!!
    "Funnily enough" is a Matthewism that I have picked up. ;~)

    "Of all the cheek!" is another Matthewism that I have worked into my speak.

    Thanks again for stopping by!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/30/2008 1:00 PM  

  • Ok, I thought perhaps this was one of the really "deep" posts and I was worried I had missed a profound statement.

    By Blogger Jim, at 5/30/2008 2:00 PM  

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