“Well, my daddy, he didn’t leave me much, you know he was a very simple man, but what he did tell me was this, he did say, son, he said–well, you know, he said so many things. You know it’s possible to become so defiled in this world that your own father and mother will abandon you and if that happens, God will always believe in your ability to mend your ways.”

— Bob Dylan, accepting Grammy award for Lifetime Achievement, 20 February 1991.