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

Do' you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything. David Bowie

I went to a middle-class school, but my background is working class. I got the best of both worlds, I saw both classes, so I have a pretty fair idea of how people live and why they do it. David Bowie

I'm regarded quite asexually by a lot of people. And the people that understand me the best are nearer to what I understand about me. David Bowie

There's not much point in getting any heavier... there's too many things to read and look at. David Bowie

I believe in Beatles, I believe my little soul has grown. David Bowie

Hear this Robert Zimmerman, I wrote a song for you, about a strange young man called Dylan with a voice like sand and glue. David Bowie

This ain't rock 'n' roll; this is genocide David Bowie

For me a chameleon is something that disguises itself to look as much like its environment as possible. I always thought I did exactly the opposite of that. David Bowie

I think the only music I didn't listen to was country and western, and that holds to this day. David Bowie

It's much easier for me to say that, the kind of music I didn't listen to was pretty much that. I mean everything, from jazz to classical to popular. And Tibetan horns were a great part of it in 1966, '67. David Bowie

Rather than really have, like a close relationship to anything that's coming out today, people are just, they've got it on as background music. It's kind of the same way the cabdrivers use music; it's very disposable. David Bowie

Speak in extremes, it'll save you time. David Bowie

I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir. David Bowie

I'm very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn't think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that's happening to me. I'm rather surprised at who I am, because I'm actually like my dad! David Bowie

It would be my guess that Madonna is not a very happy woman. From my own experience, having gone through persona changes like that, that kind of clawing need to be the center of attention is not a pleasant place to be. David Bowie

Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. David Bowie

Never bored, so I'll never get old David Bowie

Nature Boy There was a boy A very strange enchanted boy They say he wandered very far, very far Over land and sea A little shy And sad of eye But very wise Was he And then one day A magic day he passed my way And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings This he said to me "The greatest thing You"ll ever learn Is just to love And be loved In return David Bowie

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

People look to me to see what the spirit of the Seventies is. David Bowie

There have been times when I've written something and it goes out and it comes back in a letter from some kid as to what they think about it and I've taken their analysis to heart so much that I have taken up his thing. Writing what my audience is telling me to write. David Bowie

I find it easier to write in these little vignettes; if I try to get any more heavy, I find myself out of my league. David Bowie

I suspect that dreams are an integral part of existence, with far more use for us than we've made of them...The fine line between the dream state and reality is at times, for me, quite grey. David Bowie

Elvis is English, and climbs the hills. Can't tell the bullshit from the lies. David Bowie

We slit the Catholic throat, stoned the poor on such slogans as wish you could hear and love is all we need. David Bowie

It makes me sad when I see artists who come alive when they go onstage, because, gee, I really come alive when I'm home. David Bowie

I think much has been made of this alter ego business. I mean, I actually stopped creating characters in 1975 - for albums, anyway. David Bowie

I never really got the book together for the thing, so I had all the songs and the characters. But by the time we'd gotten it on the road and I'd been doing it for 18 months, oh God, I couldn't wait to move on to something else. David Bowie

I thought that I could do some kind of vehicle involving rock musicals and presenting rock and characters and storyline in a completely different fashion. David Bowie

There's something about the style of living in the country that they feel, "This is what represents me." So style is about the philosophy of how we create our civilization. David Bowie

I never heard so many kids talk about just doing anything to be famous. I mean, yeah, fame is part of the deal when you're a kid and you think, I wanna go into music, but everybody that I knew was really doing it because of their love for it. I don't see so much of that anymore. David Bowie

People got extremely comfortable with being able to turn on their television and see MTV say, "This guy's hot you should buy this record." David Bowie

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. David Bowie

I re-invented my image so many times that I'm in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman. David Bowie

When you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star. David Bowie

I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic. David Bowie

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

Nearly all the synth work on Heathen is mine and some of the piano. David Bowie

And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan. David Bowie

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

I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record what interests me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way. David Bowie

In my madness I see your face in mine. David Bowie

Wham, bam, thank you Ma'am. David Bowie

It is entirely possible to create something totally artificial within the realms of rock and roll. David Bowie

Elvis was a major hero of mine. I was probably stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something. David Bowie

The minute you know you're on safe ground, you're dead David Bowie

It's true - I am a bisexual. But I can't deny that I've used that fact very well. I suppose it's the best thing that ever happened to me. David Bowie

For here, am I sitting in a tin can, far above the world. Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing I can do... Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles, I'm feeling very still - and I think my spaceship knows which way to go. Tell my wife I love her very much. David Bowie

I would like to believe that people knew what they were fighting for and why they wanted a revolution, and exactly what it was within that they didn't like. David Bowie

I couldn't stand to be separated with my wife for months. It became quickly apparent to me that I needed to find a balance between my absolute work obsession and a private life that we could share without my disappearing all the time. David Bowie

This is a mad planet," David Bowie said in 1971. "It's doomed to madness. David Bowie

The coming together of people I find obscene as a principle. It is not human. It is not a natural thing as some people would have us believe. David Bowie

Lou Reed is the most important definitive writer in modern rock. Not because of the stuff that he does, but the direction that he will take it. David Bowie

Things have to hit for the moment. That's one of the reasons I'm into video; the image has to hit immediately. I adore video and the whole cutting up of it. David Bowie

For here, I'm sitting in a tin can, far above the world. Planet earth is blue, and there is nothing I can do. David Bowie

I turned myself to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker. David Bowie

If I put faith in medication, if I can smile a crooked smile, if I can talk on television, if I can walk an empty mile. David Bowie

All the great mystical religions put a strong emphasis on the redeeming qualities of sex. David Bowie

I've been putting out the fire with gasoline. David Bowie

Trust nothing but your own experience. David Bowie

My sexual nature is irrelevant. I'm an actor, I play roles, fragments of myself. David Bowie

I've always been very chauvinistic, even in my boy-obsessed days. But I was always a gentleman. I alwaysd treated my boys like real ladies. Always escorted them properly and, in fact, I suppose if I were a lot older - like 40 or 50 - I'd be a wonderful sugar daddy to some little queen down in Kensington. I'd have a houseboy named Richard to order around. David Bowie

You can't go on stage and live - it's false all the way. I can't stand the premise of going out in jeans and a guitar and looking as real as you can in front of 18,000 people. I mean, it's not normal! David Bowie

Hitler was the first superstar. David Bowie

I think that the history of rock could be recycled in a different way and brought back into focus without the luggage that comes along with it. David Bowie

The character thing really is sort of, for me, personally, rather ancient history. David Bowie

I guess, - a greater number of the 26 or so albums that I've made are known in Europe than they are in America. David Bowie

I think it's rather a waste of time endlessly singing the same songs every night for a year, and it's just not what I want to do. David Bowie

What I like doing is writing and recording and much more on the, I guess, the - on that creative level. It's fun interpreting songs and all that, but I wouldn't like it as a living. David Bowie

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