David Bowie Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous David Bowie quotes and David Bowie sayings, and David Bowie proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"All Montreal bands have around nine members, I believe. "

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"I knew that I was ‘interesting’ at 18 because I was aware that I could get away with doing things on stage. "

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"I wanted to imbue Ziggy with real flesh and blood and muscle, and it was imperative that I find Ziggy and be him. "

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"When it comes down to it, glam rock was all very amusing. At the time, it was funny, then a few years later it became sort of serious-looking and a bit foreboding. "

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"I do some kind of work, whether writing or painting or recording, on a daily basis. And it’s so essential that when I’m involved in the actual process, my so-called ‘real life’ becomes almost incidental, which becomes worrying. "

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"From my standpoint, being an artist, I want to see what the new construction is between artist and audience. "

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"I guess, taking away all the theatrics or the costuming and the outer layers of what I do, I’m a writer… I write. "

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"I think, generally, I just cannot really envision life without writing and producing records and singing. "

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"I could imagine at a certain age, when I have no vocal cords left, that I would find a young man who could sing my parts for me. But I don’t see why I would stop. "

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"It is amazing how a new child can refocus one’s direction seconds after its birth. "

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"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. "

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"Frankly, if I could get away with not having to perform, I’d be very happy. It’s not my favorite thing to do. "

David Bowie

"I’m not actually a very keen performer. I like putting shows together. I like putting events together. In fact, everything I do is about the conceptualizing and realization of a piece of work, whether it’s the recording or the performance side. "

David Bowie

"I don’t crave applause. I’m not one of those guys who comes alive on stage. I’m much more alive at home, I think. "

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"I cannot with any real integrity perform songs I’ve done for 25 years. I don’t need the money. What I need is to feel that I am not letting myself down as an artist and that I still have something to contribute. "

David Bowie

"I guess it’s flattering that everyone believed I was those characters, but it also is dehumanizing. "

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"It’s amazing: I am a New Yorker. It’s strange; I never thought I would be. "

David Bowie

"I do value the respect I get from my contemporaries, but to have Oasis cover my song, to have Puff Daddy cover a song, to have Goldie come along to my gigs – that’s where my ego is at. To have my fellow musicians like what I do, that’s very cool. "

David Bowie

"These are all personal crises, I’m sure, that I manifest in a song format and project into physical situations. You make little stories up about how you feel. It’s as simple as that. "

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"I’m wallowing in the whole idea of just being a guy out there with a band, with songs. It’s a real enjoyment. "

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"Being shoved into the top-40 scene was an unusual experience. It was great I’d become accessible to a huge audience but not terribly fulfilling. "

David Bowie

"The truest form of any form of revolutionary Left, whatever you want to call it, was Jack Kerouac, E.E. Cummings, & Ginsberg’s period. Excuse me, but that’s where it was at. "

David Bowie

"I was born in London 1947, after the war. A real wartime baby. I went to school in Brixton, and then I moved up to Yorkshire, which is in the north of England. I lived on the farms up there. "

David Bowie

"I’ve started doing book reviews for Barnes & Noble! They saw that I did a lot of book reviews on the site, and they figured that it might not be a bad thing if they got me to do some for them as well. I gave them five categories I’d be interested in reviewing, from art to fiction to music. "

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"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

"Since the departure of good old-fashioned entertainers the re-emergence of somebody who wants to be an entertainer has unfortunately become a synonym for camp. I don’t think I’m camper than any other person who felt at home on stage, and felt more at home on stage than he did offstage. "

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"When I heard Little Richard, I mean, it just set my world on fire. "

David Bowie

"I’ve always regretted that I never was able to talk openly with my parents, especially with my father. I’ve heard and read so many things about my family that I can no longer believe anything; every relative I question has a completely different story from the last. "

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

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

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