David Bowie quote

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

 

 

“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.
– Changes”
― David Bowie

 

 

“I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I thought, ‘Fuck that. I want to be a superhuman.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“Turn and face the strange changes.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“I’m a born librarian with a sex drive”
― David Bowie

 

 

“I’m a real self-educated kind of guy. I read voraciously. Every book I ever bought, I have. I can’t throw it away. It’s physically impossible to leave my hand! Some of them are in warehouses. I’ve got a library that I keep the ones I really really like. I look around my library some nights and I do these terrible things to myself–I count up the books and think, how long I might have to live and think, ‘F@#%k, I can’t read two-thirds of these books.’ It overwhelms me with sadness.”
–David Bowie, quoted in the Daily Beast in a 2002 interview with Bob Guccione, Jr.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“What is the quality you most like in a man?
The ability to return books.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“Speak in extremes, it’ll save you time. ”
― David Bowie

 

 

“There’s a terror in knowing what the world is about”
― David Bowie

 

 

“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming”
― David Bowie

 

 

“I’m always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don’t even take what I am seriously.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“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 play everybody.”
― David Bowie

 

 

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

 

 

“We can be heroes just for one day”
― David Bowie Heroes

 

 

“Once you lose that sense of wonder at being alive, you’re pretty much on the way out…”
― David Bowie

 

 

“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

 

 

“I’m an instant star, just add water.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“I’ll paint you moments of gold, I’ll spin you Valentine evenings…”
― David Bowie

 

 

“If it works, it’s out of date.”
― David Bowie

 

 

 

“Don’t let me hear you say life takes you nowhere, angel.

– Golden Years”
― David Bowie

 

 

“The moment you know you know you know.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“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

– “Heroes””
― David Bowie

 

 

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

-Quicksand”
― David Bowie, The Songs Of David Bowie

 

 

“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
(…)
This way or no way
You know I’ll be free
Just like that bluebird
Now, ain’t that just like me?

– Lazarus”
― David Bowie

 

 

“As you get older the questions come down to two or three. How long have I got and what am I gonna do with the time I’ve got left?”
― David Bowie

 

 

“Keep your ‘lectric 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!

– Moonage Daydream”
― David Bowie

 

 

“You would think that a rock star being married to a super-model would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“It’s not the side-effects of the cocaine – I’m thinking that it must be love.

It’s too late to be grateful,
It’s too late to be hateful,
It’s too late to be late again,
The European canon is here.

– Station to Station”
― David Bowie

 

 

“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

 

“No more free steps to heaven.

– It’s No Game”
― David Bowie

 

 

“I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“Cause I’d rather stay here
With all the madmen
Than perish with the sadmen roaming free
And I’d rather play here
With all the madmen
For I’m quite content they’re all as sane
As me.

– All the Madmen”
― David Bowie

 

 

“We can be “heroes” just for one day.

– “Heroes””
― David Bowie

 

 

“Everywhere I looked, demons of the future [were] on the battlegrounds of one’s emotional plane.”
― David Bowie

 

 

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

 

 

“All art is unstable. Its meaning is not necessarily that implied by the author, There is no authoritative active voice. There are only multiple readings.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“The only art I’ll ever study is stuff that I can steal from.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“Gentleness clears the soul
Love cleans the mind
And makes it Free.

– Fill Your Heart”
― David Bowie

 

 

“If I could control tomorrow’s haze,
The darkened shore wouldn’t bother me,
If I can’t control the web we weave,
My life will be lost in the fallen leaves…

– No Control”
― David Bowie

 

 

“And I don’t care what anybody says; I like doing it, and it’s what I shall continue to do”
― David Bowie

 

 

“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

 

 

“Aging is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person you always should have been.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“Some make you sing and some make you scream,
One makes you wish that you’d never been seen.
But there’s a shop on the corner that’s selling papier-mache,
Making bullet-proof faces, Charlie Manson, Cassius Clay.
If you want it, boys, get it here, thing.
– Sweet Thing”
― David Bowie

 

 

“Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I’ve seen on some of the songs that I’ve written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“This is a mad planet,” David Bowie said in 1971. “It’s doomed to madness.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“I rate Morrissey (Steven Patrick Morrissey) as one of the best lyricists in Britain. For me, he`s up there with Bryan Ferry.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“If you feel safe in the area you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.”
― David Bowie

 

 

“When I looked in her eyes they were blue but nobody home.

– Scarey Monsters (and Super Creeps)”
― David Bowie

 

 

“There’s a taste in my mouth and it’s no taste at all.
– Queen Bitch”
― David Bowie

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