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“... 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
“The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”
David Bowie
tags: love
“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.”
David Bowie
“Speak in extremes, it'll save you time. ”
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“I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.”
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'll paint you moments of gold, I'll spin you Valentine evenings...”
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“I'm an instant star, just add water.”
David Bowie
tags: fame
“If it works, it's out of date.”
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“There's a terror in knowing what the world is about”
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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.”
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
“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
“I can ask for cigarettes in every language”
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“I'm always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously.”
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“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
“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming”
David Bowie
“Once you lose that sense of wonder at being alive, you're pretty much on the way out...”
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“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.”
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“Don't let me hear you say life takes you nowhere, angel.”
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“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
“No more free steps to heaven.”
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
“Everywhere I looked, demons of the future [were] on the battlegrounds of one’s emotional plane.”
David Bowie
“I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on.”
David Bowie
“Some make you sing and some make you scream. One makes you wish that you'd never been seen. But there's a shop on the corner that's selling papier
mache, making bullet-proof faces, Charlie Manson, Cassius Clay.
If you want it, boys, get it here, thing.”
David Bowie
“I'm a born librarian with a sex drive”
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“Cause I'd rather stay here
With all the madmen
Than perish with the sadmen roaming free
And I'd rather play here
With all the madmen
For I'm quite content they're all as sane
As me”
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

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