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David Bowie
January 8, 1947 -
Nationality: English
Category: Musician
Subcategory: English Musician

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.


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.


When I heard Little Richard, I mean, it just set my world on fire.


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.


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.


I'm always amazed that peole take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously.


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.


Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write.


I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on.


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.


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


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


Nearly all the synth work on Heathen is mine and some of the piano.


I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players.


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.


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.


When you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star.


I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.


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


But I'm pretty good with collaborative thinking. I work well with other people.


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