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Famous David Bowie Quotes

 

Sometimes you stumble across a few chords that put you in a reflective place. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring. ~David Bowie tweet

 

We can be “heroes” just for one day. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Turn and face the strange. ~David Bowie tweet

 

David Bowie Quotes About Love, Valentine’s Day

 

I’ll paint you moments of gold, I’ll spin you Valentine evenings… ~David Bowie tweet

 

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. ~David Bowie tweet

 

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David Bowie Quotes About Life

 

Confront a corpse at least once. The absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have. ~David Bowie tweet

 

That’s the shock: All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is. And there really is a God – so do I buy that one? If all the other cliches are true… Hell, don’t pose me that one. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Questioning my spiritual life has always been germane to what I was writing. Always. It’s because I’m not quite an atheist and it worries me. There’s that little bit that holds on: ‘Well, I’m almost an atheist. Give me a couple of months.’ ~David Bowie tweet

 

I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I’m referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man. ~David Bowie tweet

 

But I’ve got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album’s worth of work as his legacy. That’s all that life allowed him. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I do some kind of work, whether writing or painting or recording, on a daily basis. And it’s so essential that when I’m involved in the actual process, my so-called ‘real life’ becomes almost incidental, which becomes worrying. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Don’t let me hear you say life takes you nowhere, angel. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I think, generally, I just cannot really envision life without writing and producing records and singing. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Talking about art is like dancing about architecture. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Nobody reads anymore, nobody goes out and looks and explores the society and culture they were brought up in. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I don’t care what anybody says; I like doing it, and it’s what I shall continue to do. ~David Bowie tweet

 

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David Bowie Quotes About God

 

For me, often, there’s such a cloud of melancholia about knowing I’m going to have to leave my daughter on her own. I don’t know what age that is going to be, thank God. It just doubles me up in grief. ~David Bowie tweet

 

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David Bowie Quotes About Music

 

Searching for music is like searching for God. They’re very similar. There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unseeable, the unspeakable, all those things, comes into being a composer and to writing music and to searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist. ~David Bowie tweet

 

On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me is awaken the ghosts inside of me. Not the demons, you understand, but the ghosts. ~David Bowie tweet

 

You get to a certain age, and you are forbidden access. You’re not going to get the kind of coverage that you would like in music magazines; you’re not going to get played on radio, and you’re not going to get played on television. I have to survive on word of mouth. ~David Bowie tweet

 

To not be modest about it, you’ll find that with only a couple of exceptions, most of the musicians that I’ve worked with have done their best work by far with me. ~David Bowie tweet

 

The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen. I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You’d better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that’s really the only unique situation that’s going to be left. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I’ve started doing book reviews for Barnes & Noble! They saw that I did a lot of book reviews on the site, and they figured that it might not be a bad thing if they got me to do some for them as well. I gave them five categories I’d be interested in reviewing, from art to fiction to music. ~David Bowie tweet

 

There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unspeakable, all those things come into being a composer, into writing music, into searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I don’t profess to have music as my big wheel and there are a number of other things as important to me apart from music. Theatre and mime, for instance. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I’m not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I do value the respect I get from my contemporaries, but to have Oasis cover my song, to have Puff Daddy cover a song, to have Goldie come along to my gigs – that’s where my ego is at. To have my fellow musicians like what I do, that’s very cool. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Dance music is no longer a simple Donna Summer beat. It’s become a whole language that I find fascinating and exciting. Eventually, it will lose the dance tag and join the fore of rock. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I’m well past the age where I’m acceptable. You get to a certain age and you are forbidden access. You’re not going to get the kind of coverage that you would like in music magazines, you’re not going to get played on radio and you’re not going to get played on television. I have to survive on word of mouth. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I thought that I wrote songs and wrote music, and that was sort of what I thought I was best at doing. And because nobody else was ever doing my songs, I felt – you know, I had to go out and do them. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Nearly all the synth work on Heathen is mine and some of the piano. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I would dream. I focused all my attention on going to America. The subculture, James Dean, the rock n’ roll, the beat writers. ~David Bowie tweet

 

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David Bowie Quotes About Time

 

As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I’ve got left? ~David Bowie tweet

 

I don’t have stylistic loyalty. That’s why people perceive me changing all the time. But there is a real continuity in my subject matter. As an artist of artifice, I do believe I have more integrity than any one of my contemporaries. ~David Bowie tweet

 

There are half a dozen subjects that I return to time and time again, and that doesn’t bother me. Because most of my favorite writers do that, to hunt down the same topic or theme from different directions each time. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming. ~David Bowie tweet

David Bowie Quotes About Truth

 

The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time. ~David Bowie tweet

David Bowie Quotes About Work

 

I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely and just work within the visual arts in some way. I started painting quite passionately at that time. ~David Bowie tweet

 

Tony Visconti and I had been wanting to work together again for a few years now. Both of us had fairly large commitments and for a long time we couldn’t see a space in which we could get anything together. ~David Bowie tweet

 

What I like to do is try to make a difference with the work I do. ~David Bowie tweet

 

All my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it. ~David Bowie tweet

 

The humanists’ replacement for religion: work really hard and somehow you’ll either save yourself or you’ll be immortal. Of course, that’s a total joke, and our progress is nothing. There may be progress in technology but there’s no ethical progress whatsoever. tweet

 

I’m just an individual who doesn’t feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I’m working for me. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I’m rather kind of old school, thinking that when an artist does his work, it’s no longer his… I just see what people make of it. ~David Bowie tweet

 

If it works, it’s out of date. ~David Bowie tweet

 

But I’m pretty good with collaborative thinking. I work well with other people. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I’m not actually a very keen performer. I like putting shows together. I like putting events together. In fact, everything I do is about the conceptualizing and realization of a piece of work, whether it’s the recording or the performance side. ~David Bowie tweet

David Bowie Quotes About School

 

I’m responsible for starting a whole new school of pretension. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I was born in London 1947, after the war. A real wartime baby. I went to school in Brixton, and then I moved up to Yorkshire, which is in the north of England. I lived on the farms up there. ~David Bowie tweet

David Bowie Quotes About Passion

 

I’m in awe of the universe, but I don’t necessarily believe there’s an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I’m in awe of the universe, but I don’t necessarily believe there’s an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. ~David Bowie tweet

 

David Bowie Quotes About Family

 

I’m very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn’t think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that’s happening to me. I’m rather surprised at who I am, because I’m actually like my dad! ~David Bowie tweet

 

An armchair Jungian would say the whole thing is about my own ongoing spiritual search. My interior life has always been one of trying to find a spiritual link, maybe because I’m from a family of separate religious philosophies: Protestant and Catholic. ~David Bowie tweet

 

There’s a schizoid streak within the family anyway so I dare say that I’m affected by that. The majority of the people in my family have been in some kind of mental institution, as for my brother he doesn’t want to leave. He likes it very much. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I’ve always regretted that I never was able to talk openly with my parents, especially with my father. I’ve heard and read so many things about my family that I can no longer believe anything; every relative I question has a completely different story from the last. ~David Bowie tweet

 

The name Zahra was to have been lman’s own name at birth, but a senior member of the family changed it to lman at the last minute. ~David Bowie tweet

 

I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn’t think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older, you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that’s happening to me. ~David Bowie tweet

 

My mother was Catholic, my father was Protestant. There was always a debate going on at home – I think in those days we called them arguments – about who was right and who was wrong. ~David Bowie tweet

 

My father worked for a children’s home called Dr. Barnardo’s Homes. They’re a charity. ~David Bowie tweet

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