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David Bowie Quotes About Love, Life, Death, Lyrics, Funny, Religion, Art & Friendship! David Bowie became a global superstar for his musical creativity and visual presentation. Over five decades as a well-known musical personality earned him the reputation of infusing his compositions with great originality.

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He was an all-around entertainer and an accomplished musician, composer, arranger, painter, and actor. Brixton, London, England, was the place of his birth on the 8th day of 1947. In his early years, he was a self-taught musician who acquired a love for music. Elvis Presley had a profound effect on him. His first band formed at 15 and played at local youth events and weddings in his hometown. He regularly changed his band members as he tried to make a name for himself in the music business.

In 1969, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” track became his first big hit. Major Tom, a fictitious astronaut, is the song’s subject, which peaked in the UK’s top five. The significant impact offered Bowie the sorely needed recognition in the music business. The song acquired No. 15 on the charts after its release in the US. When he was at his most prolific, he was in the 1970s.

He became one of the decade’s most popular musical performers because of his unique lyrics and stagecraft, and charismatic on-stage attitude. Music genres like industrial and jungle continued to influence his work throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. “Space Oddity” (1969), his breakout single, earned him the Ivor Novello Special Award For Originality. Sadly, he passed away on January 10th, 2016. ‘Labyrinth’ quotations by David Bowie are very famous.

Best David Bowie Quotes 

1. “And these children that you spit on. As they try to change their worlds. Are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through.” — David Bowie

2. “And you, you can be mean. And I, I’ll drink all the time. Cause we’re lovers, and that is a fact. Yes, we’re lovers, and that is that.” — David Bowie

3. “Look up here, I’m in heaven. I’ve got scars that can’t be seen. I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen. Everybody knows me now.” — David Bowie

4. “I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man. Just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.” — David Bowie

5. “Keep your electric eye on me babe. Put your ray gun to my head. Press your space face close to mine, love. Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah.” — David Bowies

6. “There’s a starman waiting in the sky. He’d like to come and meet us, but he thinks he’d blow our minds.” — David Bowie

7. “We live closer to the earth, never to the heavens. The stars are never far away. Stars are out tonight.” — David Bowie

8. “We can be heroes just for one day.” — David Bowie

9. “I know when to go out, know when to stay in. Get things done.” — David Bowie

10. “You promised me the ending would be clear. You’d let me know when the time was now. Don’t let me know when you’re opening the door. Strap me in the dark, let me disappear.” — David Bowie

11. “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

12. “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

13. “The 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

14. “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

15. “I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players.” — David Bowie

16. “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

17. “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

18. “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 search for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist.” — David Bowie

19. “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 the radio and you’re not going to get played on television. I have to survive on word of mouth.” — David Bowie

20. “I wish myself to be a prop, if anything, for my songs. I want to be the vehicle for my songs. I would like to color the material with as much visual expression as is necessary for that song.” — David Bowie

21. “I don’t like to read things that people write about me. I’d rather read what kids have to say about me because it’s not their profession to do that.” — David Bowie

22. “I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.” — David Bowie

23. “Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.” — David Bowie

24. “You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.” — David Bowie

25. “I never really felt like a rock singer or a rock star or whatever.” — David Bowie

26. “I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody’s talents.” — David Bowie

27. “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

28. “Even though I was very shy, I found I could get onstage if I had a new identity.” — David Bowie

29. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” — David Bowie

30. “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

31. “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

32. “Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.” — David Bowie

33. “The truth is, of course, is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.” — David Bowie

34. “That’s the shock: All clichés 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 clichés are true… Hell, don’t pose me that one.” — David Bowie

35. “I don’t have a problem with aging – in fact, I embrace that aspect of it. And am able to and obviously am going to be able to quite easily… it doesn’t faze me at all.” — David Bowie

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