Quotes by David Bowie (Musician/English).

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I think much has been made of this alter ego business. I mean, I actually stopped creating characters in 1975 - for albums, anyway.
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When I heard Little Richard, I mean, it just set my world on fire.
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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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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.
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What I do is I write mainly about very personal and rather lonely feelings, and I explore them in a different way each time. You know, what I do is not terribly intellectual. I'm a pop singer for Christ's sake. As a person, I'm fairly uncomplicated.
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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.
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Anxiety and spiritual searching have been consistent themes with me, and that figures into my worldview. But I tend to make my songs sound like relationship songs.
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I wanted to be Gerry Mulligan, only, see, I didn't have any kind of technique. So I thought, well, baritone sax is kind of easier; I can manage that - except I couldn't afford a baritone, so I bought an alto, which was the same fingering.
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Funk, I don't think I have anything to do with funk. I've never considered myself funky.
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Age doesn't bother me. So many of my heroes were older guys. It's the lack of years left that weighs far heavier on me than the age that I am.
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I have all the admiration in the world for somebody like Bono, who really puts himself on the line and tries actively to do something about our world situation.
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I'm not very articulate.
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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.
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There are times when I prefer a cerebral moment with an artist, and I'll just enjoy the wit of a Picabia or a Duchamp. It amuses me that they thought that what they did would be a good way of making art.
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Confront a corpse at least once. The absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have.
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When I'm stuck for a closing to a lyric, I will drag out my last resort: overwhelming illogic.
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There are half a dozen subjects that I return to time and time again, and that doesn't bother me. Because most of my favorite writers do that, to hunt down the same topic or theme from different directions each time.
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With a suit, always wear big British shoes, the ones with large welts. There's nothing worse than dainty little Italian jobs at the end of the leg line.
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I'll tell you who I absolutely adore: Ian McEwan.
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I've always tended to write songs prolifically.
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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.
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What I have is a malevolent curiosity. That's what drives my need to write and what probably leads me to look at things a little askew. I do tend to take a different perspective from most people.
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I'm wallowing in the whole idea of just being a guy out there with a band, with songs. It's a real enjoyment.
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Even though I was very shy, I found I could get onstage if I had a new identity.
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Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.
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