"But there's one thing I must say. As a performer I've played for 50,000 people and I've played for 50 people and I can tell you that it is harder to play for 50 people. Fifty thousand people have a singular persona, not so with 50. Each person has an individual, separate identity, a world unto themselves. They can perceive things more clearly. Your honesty and how it relates to the depth of your talent is tried. The fact that the Nobel committee is so small is not lost on me."
As you probably know, Dylan did not appear at the awards ceremony. His remarks were read by Azita Raji, the US Ambassador to Sweden.
You can read the entire speech here.