Top 95 David Bowie Quotes

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I think Mustique is Duchampian - it will always provide

I think Mustique is Duchampian – it will always provide an endless source of delight.
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I re-invented my image so many times that I’m in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.
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I’ll tell you who I absolutely adore: Ian McEwan.
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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.
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Now I realize that from ’72 through to about ’76, I was the ultimate rock star. I couldn’t have been more rock star.
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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.
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Funk, I don’t think I have anything to do with funk. I’ve never considered myself funky.
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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.
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Once I’ve written something it does tend to run away from me. I don’t seem to have any part of it – it’s no longer my piece of writing.
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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 colour the material with as much visual expression as is necessary for that song.
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Pixies and Sonic Youth were so important to the eighties.
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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.
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You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.
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I’m looking for backing for an unauthorized auto-biography that I am writing. Hopefully, this will sell in such huge numbers that I will be able to sue myself for an extraordinary amount of money and finance the film version in which I will play everybody.
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I change my mind a lot. I usually don’t agree with what I say very much. I’m an awful liar.
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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.
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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.
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I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.
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I feel confident imposing change on myself. It’s a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That’s why I need to throw curve balls.
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I have all the admiration in the world for somebody like Bono, who really puts himself on the line and tries actively to do something about our world situation.
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From my standpoint, being an artist, I want to see what the new construction is between artist and audience.
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There are times when I prefer a cerebral moment with an artist, and I’ll just enjoy the wit of a Picabia or a Duchamp. It amuses me that they thought that what they did would be a good way of making art.
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I don’t crave applause. I’m not one of those guys who comes alive on stage. I’m much more alive at home, I think.
David Bowie
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.
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I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players.
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What I do is I write mainly about very personal and rather lonely feelings, and I explore them in a different way each time. You know, what I do is not terribly intellectual. I’m a pop singer for Christ’s sake. As a person, I’m fairly uncomplicated.
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I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.
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I wanted to imbue Ziggy with real flesh and blood and muscle, and it was imperative that I find Ziggy and be him.
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Radio in England is nonexistent. It’s very bad English use of a media system, typically English use.
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All Montreal bands have around nine members, I believe.
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It amazes me sometimes that even intelligent people will analyze a situation or make a judgement after only recognizing the standard or traditional structure of a piece.
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All art really does is keep you focused on questions of

All art really does is keep you focused on questions of humanity, and it really is about how do we get on with our maker.
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