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David Bowie Quotes and Sayings

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

When I heard Little Richard, I mean,
it just set my world on fire.
- David Bowie

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

I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.
- David Bowie

 

I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if
he realized that to many people he is not a sex symbol,
but a mother image.
- David Bowie

I'm always amazed that peole take what I say seriously.
I don't even take what I am seriously.
- David Bowie

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

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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.
- 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

I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely
and just work within the visual arts in some way.
I started painting quite passionately at that time.
- David Bowie

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

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

Pixies and Sonic Youth were so important to the eighties.
- David Bowie

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

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

I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody's talents.
- 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

Sometimes you stumble across a few chords that put
you in a reflective place.
- David Bowie

I don't know where I'm going from here,
but I promise it won't be boring.
- 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

I never could get over the fact that The Pixies formed,
worked and separated without America taking them to
its heart or even recognizing their existence for the most part.
- David Bowie

I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.
- David Bowie

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

I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music.
- David Bowie

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

Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write.
- 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

There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say.
The words just jolly it along.
It's always been my way of expressing what for me is
inexpressible by any other means.
- 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

However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen,
just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread
that runs through it that is quite as strong as any
of my thematic type albums.
- 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

Tony Visconti and I had been wanting to work together
again for a few years now.
Both of us had fairly large commitments and for a long
time we couldn't see a space in which we could get anything together.
- David Bowie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing


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