20 February 1991, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA
Jack Nicholson: Thank you, for the constant state of restlessness that has enabled you to seek newer and better means of expressing the human condition with words and music; for living your creative life fearlessly and without apology, and leading the way no matter how the times change - the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences joins a worldwide network of grateful fans in presenting you this Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations!
Bob Dylan: Well, um ... yeah ... 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 ...
[long pause, nervous laughter from the crowd]
He said so many things you know.
He said, 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.