“I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players.” — David Bowie. Here are 40 Awesome David Bowie Quotes.

David Bowie Quotes

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

2. “I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I thought, 'F**k that. I want to be a superhuman.” ― David Bowie

3. “I'm a born librarian with a sex drive” ― David Bowie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Bowie Quotes

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

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

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

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

15.“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

16. “Age doesn’t bother me. So many of my heroes were older guys. It’s the lack of years left that weighs far heavier on me than the age that I am.” — David Bowie

17. “I’ve never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.” — David Bowie

18. “Strangely, some songs you really don’t want to write.” — David Bowie

19. “I change my mind a lot. I usually don’t agree with what I say very much. I’m an awful liar.” — David Bowie

20.“Anxiety and spiritual searching have been consistent themes with me, and that figures into my worldview. But I tend to make my songs sound like relationship songs.” — David Bowie

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David Bowie Quotes

21. “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

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

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

24. “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

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

26. “Fame itself … doesn’t really afford you anything more than a good seat in a restaurant.” —David Bowie

27. “I’m not one of those guys that has a great world view. I kind of deal with terror and fear and isolation and abandonment.” —David Bowie

28. “But I’ve got to think of myself as the luckiest guy.” —David Bowie

29. “I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity.” —David Bowie

30. “I was never particularly fond of my voice.” —David Bowie

David Bowie Quotes

31. “I am responsible for starting a whole new school of pretension.” —David Bowie

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

33. “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

34. “But I'm pretty good with collaborative thinking. I work well with other people.” ― David Bowie

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

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

37. “I'll paint you moments of gold, I'll spin you Valentine evenings...” ― David Bowie

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

39. “I can ask for cigarettes in every language” ― David Bowie

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

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Best of David Bowie Quotes

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“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
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“I’ve never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.” — David Bowie
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“I know when to go out, know when to stay in. Get things done.” — David Bowie

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