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“I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.”
David Bowie
“... 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...”
David Bowie
“I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I thought, 'Fuck that. I want to be a superhuman.”
David Bowie
“Turn and face the strange changes.”
David Bowie, Changes
“People are so fucking dumb. Nobody reads anymore, nobody goes out and looks and explores the society and culture they were brought up in. People have attention spans of five seconds and as much depth as a glass of water.”
David Bowie
“Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.”
David Bowie
“Speak in extremes, it'll save you time. ”
David Bowie
“There's a terror in knowing what the world is about”
David Bowie
“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 play everybody.”
David Bowie
“I'm a born librarian with a sex drive”
David Bowie
“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming”
David Bowie
“I'm always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously.”
David Bowie
“I'm an instant star, just add water.”
David Bowie
tags: fame
“I'll paint you moments of gold, I'll spin you Valentine evenings...”
David Bowie
“I'm a real self-educated kind of guy. I read voraciously. Every book I ever bought, I have. I can't throw it away. It's physically impossible to leave my hand! Some of them are in warehouses. I've got a library that I keep the ones I really really like. I look around my library some nights and I do these terrible things to myself--I count up the books and think, how long I might have to live and think, 'F@#%k, I can't read two-thirds of these books.' It overwhelms me with sadness."
--David Bowie, quoted in the Daily Beast in a 2002 interview with Bob Guccione, Jr.”
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
“The truth is, of course, that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.”
David Bowie
“If it works, it's out of date.”
David Bowie
“Once you lose that sense of wonder at being alive, you're pretty much on the way out...”
David Bowie
“I can ask for cigarettes in every language”
David Bowie
“Don't let me hear you say life takes you nowhere, angel.”
David Bowie
“And you,
You can be mean
And I,
I'll drink all the time
'Cause we're lovers,
And that is a fact
Yes we're lovers,
And that is that”
David Bowie
“What is the quality you most like in a man?
The ability to return books.”
David Bowie
tags: books
“I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man / just a mortal with potential of a superman / I'm living on.”
David Bowie, The Songs Of David Bowie
“The moment you know you know you know.”
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
“No more free steps to heaven.”
David Bowie
“Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah!”
David Bowie
“I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.”
David Bowie
“It's not the side-effects of the cocaine - I'm thinking that it must be love.

It's too late to be grateful,
It's too late to be hateful,
It's too late to be late again,
The European cannon is here.”
David Bowie

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