David Bowie Quotes

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

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

David Bowie
“I'm a born librarian with a sex drive”
David Bowie

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

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

David Bowie
“We can be heroes just for one day”
David Bowie Heroes

Douglas Adams
“If you took a couple of David Bowies and stuck one of the David Bowies on the top of the other David Bowie, then attached another David Bowie to the end of each of the arms of the upper of the first two David Bowies and wrapped the whole business up in a dirty beach robe you would then have something which didn't exactly look like John Watson, but which those who knew him would find hauntingly familiar.”
Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

“David [Bowie] quietly tells me, ‘You know, I’ve had so much sex and drugs that I can’t believe I’m still alive,’ and I loudly tell him, ‘You know, I’ve had SO LITTLE sex and drugs that I can’t believe I’m still alive.”
Morrissey, Autobiography

David Bowie
“The moment you know you know you know.”
David Bowie

Nat King Cole
“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”
Nat King Cole

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!

- Moonage Daydream
David Bowie

“Love me, love me, love me,
Say you do.
Let me fly away with you.
For my love is like the wind,
And wild is the wind.

- Wild is the Wind
Ned Washington

“Remus tipped his head back and took a deep breath,

MsKingBean89, All The Young Dudes - Volume Three: ‘Til the End

Patricia Briggs
“All due respect, Renny,” said Mary Jo, “I have a pretty freaking good idea of your capabilities. And I think Mr. Traegar’s decision to bring us in first was the correct one. We don’t really know what we’re dealing with when it comes to the fae—there is no way that the sheriff’s office would. We had two werewolves, Mercy and the goblin king out there—and if it weren’t for the goblin king we’d have failed to bring him in ourselves.”

He gave her a look. “I am going to ignore—just for a minute—how much my geek side is loving that apparently there is a goblin king in the world. And that he is—again apparently—here in the Tri-Cities. Even knowing that David Bowie is gone, I am giddy about this.” He said all that in a very dry, professional tone.

I was starting to really like this guy.”
Patricia Briggs, Storm Cursed

Stewart Stafford
“The bravest thing David Bowie ever did was to go on stage after Queen at Live Aid.”
Stewart Stafford

Grayson Perry
“I grew up with David Bowie, the patron saint of the boy in his bedroom who felt alienated by the male culture of his peers.”
Grayson Perry, The Descent of Man

“I was not jealous of his intelligence — he is entirely superficial, which is why he never knows what to look like. Or what music to make. Or whether to be a boy or a girl.”

David Bowie
“Look out my window, what do I see?
A crack in the sky and a hand reaching down to me.
All the nightmares came today
And it looks as though they're here to stay.

- Oh! You Pretty Things
David Bowie

David Bowie
“Tomorrow belongs to those who hear it coming”
David Bowie, Heroes

David  Arnold
“In the background Bowie sings of lawmen and cavemen, sailors fighting in dance halls, and I wish he were here now, in this kitchen with me, and I would hold his hand and together we would talk of life—on Mars, or otherwise.”
David Arnold, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

Karl Wiggins
“It’s almost as if Bronson, Ginsberg and Bowie craved the freedom of letting go, of pushing their mind aside and allowing the vampires and demons and all the other freaks to run them so that they could slip away elsewhere”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

“From strange alter-egos, to the occult concept of androgyny, and of course including references to Aleister Crowley and his Thelema, David Bowie did decades ago what pop stars are doing now. “Bowie’s alter-ego named Ziggy Stardust was a representation of the “illuminated man” who has reached the highest level of initiation: androgyny. There was also a lot of one eye things going on. Drawing the Kabbalistic Tree of Life The difference between Bowie and today’s pop stars is that he was rather open regarding the occult influence in his act and music. In a 1995 interview, Bowie stated: “My overriding interest was in cabbala and Crowleyism. That whole dark and rather fearsome never-world of the wrong side of the brain.” In his 1971 song Quicksand, Bowie sang: “I’m closer to the Golden Dawn Immersed in Crowley’s uniform of imagery” (Golden Dawn is the name of a Secret Society that had Crowley as member). These are only some examples of the occult influence on Bowie’s work and an entire book could be written on the subject. Since the main antagonist of Labyrinth is a sorcerer who also happens to enjoy singing impromptu pop songs, David Bowie was a perfect fit for the role.”
Vigilant Citizen, The Vigilant Citizen - Articles Compilation

Dene October
“Newton is a postmodern Prometheus who deliberates anxiously on the boundaries between knowledge/perception, self/other, man/woman, human/alien. Like Prometheus, Newton falls from the heavens bearing new science and provoking enmity with the authorities. Each is the creator of man—Newton materialising as one—and is therefore placed in bondage, suffering eternal blooding and reconstruction.”
Dene October, David Bowie: Critical Perspectives

Michael Crichton
“You remind me of a man."
"A man with the power?"
"Who do?"
"You do. Remind me of a man.”
Michael Crichton, Next quoted from David Bowie Labyrinth song

David Bowie
“Zane zane zane, ouvre le chien”
David Bowie

Dene October
“If his mutism was the symbolic death of the ego, it helped birth ‘Warszawa’ as an aural space, a city sensually reimagined. The ‘words’ – sula vie delejo – have the open vowel sounds of Japanese and the melodious thickness of Italian, sound objects that emanate from well inside the body and that crystalize in the vocals rather than on the written page, a language of intensity rather than intelligibility. The struggle to complete sentences also resulted in the fragmented ‘Breaking Glass’, the lyric-free ‘Speed of Life’ and ‘A New Career in a New Town’ (the intention was to write lyrics for both), the vibrating wordless chorus of ‘Weeping Wall’, the autistic private language of ‘Subterraneans’, the emotional interjections (‘Ahhhh’) of ‘What in the World’, the circularity of ‘Always Crashing in the Same Car’ and the repetitions of ‘Be My Wife’.”
Dene October, Enchanting David Bowie: Space/Time/Body/Memory

Michael Crichton
“You remind me of the babe."
"What babe?"
"The babe with the power."
"What power?"
"The power of voodoo."
"Who do?"
"You do."
"Do what?"
"You remind me of the babe.”
Michael Crichton in "Next" taken from David Bowie Labyrinth song

Catherynne M. Valente
“A man’s voice filled up my head from my jawbone up to the plates of my skull. The most beautiful and saddest voice that ever was... A voice like the whole old world calling up from the bottom of the sea. The man on Madeline Brix’s tape was saying he was happy, and he hoped I was happy, too.”
Catherynne M. Valente

Jane Caro
“The pall bearers were holding Pete's coffin, waiting to walk down the aisle—just like bridesmaids. The music began and they started to move, trying to keep pace with David Bowie's 'Changes'.”
Jane Caro, The Mother

Torrey Peters
“Step 10: Go on hormones. But do not, under any circumstances, think about becoming a lady. Instead, imagine yourself as a cool and mysterious David
Bowie type character. Plan outfits and practice talking as though you have done a lot of acid, so you will be ready for when hormones bestow upon you this new look.”
Torrey Peters, How to Become a Really Really Not Famous Trans Lady Writer

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