9 Inspirational David Bowie Quotes to Say Goodbye to an Icon

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The best way I know to describe the music of David Bowie is that it was like a magic trick. He would do something completely unexpected and blow your mind. That’s what he did with his life too. He didn’t just tickle our ears with music, he also tickled our minds with art, fashion and his ever-changing persona.

Tributes are pouring in for David Bowie and fans are sharing some of their favorite quotes. Here are nine of my favorite quotes from the late icon. His words will live on forever.

1.”A rock star is someone who sells himself as a product and if people listen to his records and pay money to see him play, then he’s a success.” 

2.”I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.”

7. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

9. “I think it’s about growth, always looking for new experiences and never being afraid of change.”

The legendary singer, songwriter and actor David Bowie passed away Sunday after an 18-month-long battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. The news of the singer’s death has been confirmed by his publicist and son, Duncan Jones, on Twitter. “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true,” Jones tweeted.

Tributes have poured in for the late musician, whose latest album Blackstar was released just one day before his death. While some are grateful for the music he left behind, many others are inspired by Bowie’s life and legacy. Here is a collection of nine inspirational quotes from the great David Bowie:

1. “There’s no adventure [without] risk.”

2. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

3. “It was always my intention to stay on this side of reality.”

4. “I used to think as I looked out on the audiences as they were listening to what I was doing, that they were having a religious experience.”

5. “My entire career, I’ve only really worked with the same subject matter: the superhuman concept of the strength of will and nothing else.”

6. “I’m still not sure I

“Always been curious. That’s how I get my kicks.”

One of the most prolific and unique talents in the history of rock music, David Bowie passed away aged 69 on January 10, 2016. 

David Bowie’s impact on popular culture is far-reaching. He has influenced generations, inspired modern musicians and will continue to leave his mark on the world.

Here are 9 inspirational quotes from one of the most influential artists in Rock n’ Roll.

“I’d like to remain a dreamer, just a dreamer”

— David Bowie

My ears perked up when I heard the news this morning. David Bowie is dead. For some strange reason, it didn’t surprise me. It’s not that I’ve been following his health or had any idea he was sick; I just knew there was no way he would leave this world without making a huge, undeniable impact on all of us and his artistry, presence and influence will live on forever.

I got thinking about what made him so special and influential – why he will be remembered as an icon decades from now. I think it’s because he made people feel less alone. He created worlds we could escape to and have adventures in. His lyrics were full of hope, wonder and possibility. And he shared them with us from the stage and through his music, which was always evolving, always changing with the times.

I remember seeing the music video for “Let’s Dance” for the first time back in 1983 or so when it came on MTV one day after school (this was back before they played music videos all day long). It was such a departure from anything else I’d seen at that time – it wasn’t just visually interesting but also exciting

“I’d love to have a really critical, erudite biography of me written 50 years after I’ve died,” David Bowie once said. We might not get that, but the history of David Bowie is far from over.

That’s why we’re celebrating his life by sharing nine of his most inspirational quotes with you.

Bowie was a master at creating new worlds, but he had an immense curiosity when it came to the world we live in as well. His art and fashion were influenced by everything from Buddhism to Nazi Germany. He was also a published poet and playwright, and as he would say himself, he was nothing if not “a professional.”

The below quotes reveal the many different sides of Bowie: the musician, the actor, the lover, the writer, the philosopher and more. They are what make him one of the greatest artists of all time.

Music is art, and art is important and rare. Like all forms of art, music reflects a person’s imagination, creativity, and thought processes. It reveals a lot about the person who creates it, whether he or she is conscious of it or not.

Here are a few quotes from David Bowie on the topic of music, perhaps the most inspirational quotes on music you’ll ever find.

“I can’t give everything away right now, because i’m not finished. I’m still editing and erasing and rewriting. I’m still experimenting.”

“They’ll be very surprised by the way they find me when they see the film. They’ll say, ‘Oh! He’s so cute!’ And it’s true. I am cute.”

“With the first album, my voice was very high. It was a child-like voice. But with each album, it became lower and lower. And this time around, it’s back up in the higher register again.”

“I’ve always been fascinated by Egypt as a subject for art. Ancient Egypt is probably more relevant now than it’s ever been really since about 3000 BC.”

“If you’re trying to sell out…well… “sell out” is such an odd phrase because it’s like a double negative. Like you’re not trying to work at all. You’re actually trying to work twice as hard.”

“We are not just products of what has gone before us but we are actually creating ourselves every moment of our lives…by the decisions that we take or don’t take; by the opportunities that we embrace and those that we discard; by our attitudes and our beliefs.”

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