David Bowie Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

David Bowie Quotes and Sayings

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    And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    But I'm pretty good with collaborative thinking. I work well with other people. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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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. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody's talents. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely and just work within the visual arts in some way. I started painting quite passionately at that time. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    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. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record what interests me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if he realized that to many people he is not a sex symbol, but a mother image. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I'm always amazed that peole take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    It amazes me sometimes that even intelligent people will analyze a situation or make a judgement after only recognizing the standard or traditional structure of a piece. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    Nearly all the synth work on Heathen is mine and some of the piano. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    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. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    Pixies and Sonic Youth were so important to the eighties. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    Sometimes you stumble across a few chords that put you in a reflective place. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    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. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    To not be modest about it, you'll find that with only a couple of exceptions, most of the musicians that I've worked with have done their best work by far with me. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    Tony Visconti and I had been wanting to work together again for a few years now. Both of us had fairly large commitments and for a long time we couldn't see a space in which we could get anything together. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    When I heard Little Richard, I mean, it just set my world on fire. David Bowie | Refcard PDF
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    When you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star. David Bowie | Refcard PDF






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