64 David Bowie Quotes About Love, Life, Success

David Robert Jones OAL known professionally as David Bowie was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at over 100 million records worldwide, made him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold, and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Rolling Stone placed him among its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and named him the “Greatest Rock Star Ever” following his death in 2016. These David Bowie quotes will motivate you.

Best David Bowie Quotes

  1. “If you feel safe in the area you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.” ~ David Bowie
  2. “Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.” ~ David Bowie
  3. “Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.” ~ David Bowie
  4. “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” ~ David Bowie
  5. “I’ve come to the realization that I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing half the time…” ~ David Bowie
  6. “You can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race” ~ David Bowie

  7. “If I never wake again, I certainly will have lived while I was alive.” ~ David Bowie
  8. “I don’t make changes to confuse anyone. I’m just searching. That’s what causes me to change. I’m just searching for myself.” ~ David Bowie
  9. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” ~ David Bowie
  10. “I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity.” ~ David Bowie
  11. “One day I realized that I really needed to stop losing myself in my work and in my addictions. What happens is you just wake up one morning and feel absolutely dead. You can’t even drag your soul back into your body. You feel you have negated everything that is wonderful about life. When you have fallen that far, it feels like a miracle when you regain your love of life. That’s when you can begin really looking for a relationship. When you can appreciate the whole concept of giving to someone, not just taking.” ~ David Bowie , David Bowie quotes about love
  12. “The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.” ~ David Bowie

  13. “The moment you know you know you know.” ~ David Bowie
  14. “And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through.” ~ David Bowie
  15. “Once you lose that sense of wonder at being alive, you’re pretty much on the way out.” ~ David Bowie
  16. “Put on your red shoes, and dance the blues.” ~ David Bowie
  17. “Everything we look at and choose is some way of expressing how we want to be perceived.” ~ David Bowie
  18. “You can’t put down anybody. You can just try and understand. The emphasis shouldn’t be on revolution, it should be on communication. Because it’s just going to get more uptight. The more the revolution goes on, and there will be a civil war sooner or later.” ~ David Bowie
  19. “The Internet is merely a new means of communication, that’s all it is. It serves the purpose of getting information, which it is fantastic at. I mean, I live by the Internet in terms of research and it’s incredible – there’s nothing that you can’t find out about. It’s not stopped me going to bookshops but I must say that I don’t go into as many because any book I want.” ~ David Bowie
  20. “I’m a thinker not a talker.” ~ David Bowie

  21. “I’m a born librarian with a sex drive.” ~ David Bowie
  22. “Turn and face the strange.” ~ David Bowie
  23. “I suspect that dreams are an integral part of existence, with far more use for us than we’ve made of them…The fine line between the dream state and reality is at times, for me, quite grey.” ~ David Bowie
  24. “The end comes when the infinites arrive.” ~ David Bowie
  25. “I’m always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don’t even take what I am seriously.” ~ David Bowie
  26. “Trust nothing but your own experience.” ~ David Bowie

  27. “Comfort comes into your house first as guest, then as a host, then finally as the master.” ~ David Bowie
  28. “If you come from art, you’ll always be art.” ~ David Bowie
  29. “I’m not sure whether it is me changing my mind, or whether I lie a lot.” ~ David Bowie
  30. “For me a chameleon is something that disguises itself to look as much like its environment as possible. I always thought I did exactly the opposite of that.” ~ David Bowie
  31. “The minute you know you’re on safe ground, you’re dead.” ~ David Bowie
  32. “Style is about the choices you make to create the aspects of civilization that you wish to uphold.” ~ David Bowie

  33. “All art is unstable. Its meaning is not necessarily that implied by the author. There is no authoritative voice. There are only multiple readings.” ~ David Bowie
  34. “Confront a corpse at least once. The absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have.” ~ David Bowie , David Bowie quotes about life
  35. “There’s a terror in knowing what the world is about” ~ David Bowie
  36. “I met my wife because we were both going out with the same guy.” ~ David Bowie
  37. “You can’t stand still on one point for your entire life.” ~ David Bowie
  38. “Look up here, I’m in heaven.” ~ David Bowie

  39. “There were lots of nightly relationships. But the reason you don’t want to make a commitment is not that you’re such a freewheeling, adventurous person, it’s because you’re scared shitless that it will turn out like your mother and father.” ~ David Bowie
  40. “Speak in extremes, it’ll save you time.” ~ David Bowie
  41. “Some people are marching together and some on their own. Others are running, the smaller ones crawl. But some sit in silence.” ~ David Bowie
  42. “I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.” ~ David Bowie

  43. “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
  44. “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
  45. “There’s a starman waiting in the sky, he’d like to come and meet us, but he thinks he’d blow our minds.” ~ David Bowie
  46. “Make the best of every moment. We’re not evolving. We’re not going anywhere.” ~ David Bowie
  47. “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
  48. “I’ve never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.” ~ David Bowie

  49. “You write down a paragraph or two describing several different subjects creating a kind of story ingredients-list, I suppose, and then cut the sentences into four or five-word sections; mix em up and reconnect them. You can get some pretty interesting idea combinations like this. You can use them as is or, if you have a craven need to not lose control, bounce off these ideas and write whole new sections.” ~ David Bowie
  50. “I never heard so many kids talk about just doing anything to be famous. I mean, yeah, fame is part of the deal when you’re a kid and you think, I wanna go into music, but everybody that I knew was really doing it because of their love for it. I don’t see so much of that anymore.” ~ David Bowie
  51. “I’m looking for backing for an unauthorized auto-biography that I am writing. Hopefully, this will sell in such huge numbers that I will be able to sue myself for an extraordinary amount of money and finance the film version in which I will play everybody.” ~ David Bowie
  52. “I’ve been putting out the fire with gasoline.” ~ David Bowie

  53. “I can ask for cigarettes in every language” ~ David Bowie
  54. “I’m regarded quite asexually by a lot of people. And the people that understand me the best are nearer to what I understand about me.” ~ David Bowie
  55. “I had enormous self-image, problems and very low self-esteem, which I hid behind obsessive writing and performing. It’s exactly what I do now except I enjoy it now. I’m not driven like I was in my twenties. I was driven to get through life very quickly.” ~ David Bowie
  56. “You would think that a rock star being married to a super-model would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.” ~ David Bowie
  57. “I re-invented my image so many times that I’m in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.” ~ David Bowie
  58. “In your fear, seek only peace. In your fear, seek only love.” ~ David Bowie

  59. “Rock has always been the devil’s music… I believe that rock & roll is dangerous… I feel that we’re only heralding something even darker than ourselves.” ~ David Bowie
  60. “It’s only forever… Not long at all.” ~ David Bowie
  61. “The media is either our salvation or our death.” ~ David Bowie
  62. “Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth.” ~ David Bowie
  63. “And I think my spaceship knows which way to go.” ~ David Bowie
  64. “The only art I’ll ever study is stuff I can steal from.” ~ David Bowie

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