30 David Bowie Quotes That Let The Legend Live on

David Bowie unfortunately passed early just a couple of weeks ago this year, on January 10th. Bowie was an English singer, songwriter, actor, and icon within the music industry.

As a tribute, I’ve compiled a list of the best David Bowie quotes, that still let his legend live on. check them out, and if you enjoy them don’t forget to share them on your Facebook and Twitter.


30 Inspirational 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. “You can neither win or lose if you don’t run the race.– David Bowie

3. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” – David Bowie

4. “I re-invented my image so many times that I’m in denial I was originally an overweight Korean woman.” – David Bowie

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

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

7. “All I have is my love of love an love is not loving.” – David Bowie

8. “I’m not a prophet or a stone age man, just a mortal with the potential of a superman. I’m living on.” – David Bowie

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


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10. “We can be heroes, just for one day.” – David Bowie


11. “As an adolescent, I was painfully shy, withdrawn. I didn’t really have the nerve to sing my songs on stage and nobody else was doing them. I decided to do them in disguise so that I didn’t have to actually go through the humiliation of going on stage and being myself. I continued designing characters with their own complete personalities and environments. I put them into interviews with me! Rather than be me — which must be incredibly boring to anyone — I’d take Ziggy in, or Aladdin Sane or The Thin White Duke. It was a very strange thing to do.”David Bowie

12. “Get your feet back on the ground.” – David Bowie

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

14. “I think my spaceship knows which way to go.” – David Bowie

15. “I believe that I often bring out the best in someone’s talents.” – David Bowie

16. “The only real failure is trying to second-guess the taste of an audience. Nothing comes out of that except a kind of inward humiliation.” – David Bowie

17. “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

18. “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” – David Bowie

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


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20. “I can ask for cigarettes in every language.” – David Bowie


21. “I’ve come to the realizations that I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing half the time.” – David Bowie

22. “The reason you don’t want to make a commitment is not that you’re such a freewheeling, adventurous person, it’s because you’re scared shitless that it will turn out like your mother and father.” – David Bowie

23. “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

24. “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

25. “I don’t have a problem with ageing – 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

26. “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

27. “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

28. “I’m an early riser. I get up between five and six, have coffee, and read for a couple of hours before everyone else gets up.” – David Bowie

29. “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

30. “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



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