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

— David Bowie

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Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.


Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.

David Bowie quote Aging is an extraordinary process where

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.


If you feel safe in the area you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.

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I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with the potential of a superman.


And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.


I'm a born librarian with a sex drive.


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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 quote I don't know where I'm going from here,

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


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


I'm always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously.


Put on your red shoes, and dance the blues.

David Bowie quote I don't know where I'm going from here,

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


I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on.


Pixies and Sonic Youth were so important to the eighties.


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.


About David Bowie

Quotes 465 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Singer songwriter
Birthday January 8, 1947

Comfort comes into your house first as guest, then as a host, then finally as the master.


I'm looking for backing for an unauthorized auto-biography that I am writing.

Hopefully, this will sell in such huge numbers that I will be able to sue myself for an extraordinary amount of money and finance the film version in which I will play everybody.


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.


Once you lose that sense of wonder at being alive, you're pretty much on the way out.


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


There's a starman waiting in the sky, he'd like to come and meet us, but he thinks he'd blow our minds.


Style is about the choices you make to create the aspects of civilization that you wish to uphold.


The truth is of course is that there is no journey.

We are arriving and departing all at the same time.


Confront a corpse at least once. The absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have.


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.


I'm not sure whether it is me changing my mind, or whether I lie a lot.


You can't put down anybody. You can just try and understand. The emphasis shouldn't be on revolution, it should be on communication. Because it's just going to get more uptight. The more the revolution goes on, and there will be a civil war sooner or later.


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


Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity.

So it's like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You'd better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that's really the only unique situation that's going to be left.


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.


There's a terror in knowing what the world is about


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.


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.


I was studying Tibetan Buddhism when I was quite young, again influenced by Kerouac.


Rock has always been the devil's music.

.. I believe that rock & roll is dangerous... I feel that we're only heralding something even darker than ourselves.


I once asked [John] Lennon what he thought of what I do.

He said 'it's great, but its just rock and roll with lipstick on'.


The only art I'll ever study is stuff I can steal from.


Strung out on lasers and slash back blazers.


Would you carry a razor, in case, just in case of depression?


See the mice in their million hordes From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads.


I surrounded myself with people who indulged my ego.

They treated me as though I was Ziggy Stardust or one of my characters, never realising that David Jones might be behind it.


I don't have stylistic loyalty. That's why people perceive me changing all the time. But there is a real continuity in my subject matter. As an artist of artifice, I do believe I have more integrity than any one of my contemporaries.


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.


Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth.


All art is unstable. Its meaning is not necessarily that implied by the author. There is no authoritative voice. There are only multiple readings.


In your fear, seek only peace. In your fear, seek only love.


It took me a long time to reach the bottom and it went through various stages.

I went from drugs into an alcohol stage. For a while, one feels, "Ah, I've kicked drugs," but what I discovered was I had another addiction instead.


Speak in extremes, it'll save you time.


Sits like a man, but smiles like a reptile.


I'm really quite bipolar, and the depressed times, when everything felt like night, sometimes you get to such a low point that you physically beat at it until it bleeds - as you would say - bleeds till sunshine.


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


I rate Morrissey as one of the best lyricists in Britain. For me, he's up there with Bryan Ferry.