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Bowie talks in great, voluble torrents, darting from one topic to the next, parenthesizing and then parenthesizing the parentheses, as if he has too many ideas for one conversation.
I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlourdrinking milk shakes cold and longSmiling and waving and looking so finedon't think you knew you were in this song
Cause I'd rather stay hereWith all the madmenThan perish with the sadmen roaming freeAnd I'd rather play hereWith all the madmenFor I'm quite content they're all as saneAs me
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.
... And these childrenthat you spit onas they try to change their worldsare immune to your consultations.They're quite awareof what they're going through...
I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity.
I feel confident imposing change on myself. It's a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That's why I need to throw curve balls.
Once you lose that sense of wonder at being alive, you're pretty much on the way out...
We can be heroes just for one day
The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.
Everywhere I looked, demons of the future [were] on the battlegrounds of one’s emotional plane.
I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir.
Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.
Songs don't have to be about going out on Saturday night and having a good rink-up and driving home and crashing cars. A lot of what I've done is about alienation... about where you fit in society.
I'm not one of those guys that has a great worldview. I kind of deal with terror and fear and isolation and abandonment.
It is amazing how a new child can refocus one's direction seconds after its birth.
I can ask for cigarettes in every language
Success is seasonal.
Written in pain, written in aweBy a puzzled man who questionedWhat we were here for
And you, You can be meanAnd I, I'll drink all the time'Cause we're lovers, And that is a factYes we're lovers, And that is that
When it comes down to it, glam rock was all very amusing. At the time, it was funny, then a few years later it became sort of serious-looking and a bit foreboding.
She will be your living hell.
I realized the other day that I've lived in New York longer than I've lived anywhere else. It's amazing: I am a New Yorker. It's strange I never thought I would be.
Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming
What I like to do is try to make a difference with the work I do.
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.
Sometimes I don't feel as if I'm a person at all. I'm just a collection of other people's ideas.
Fame itself... doesn't really afford you anything more than a good seat in a restaurant.
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.
What is the quality you most like in a man? The ability to return books.
When I was 18, I thought that, to be a romantic, you couldn't live past 30.
If I could control tomorrow's haze, The darkened shore wouldn't bother me, If I can't control the web we weave, My life will be lost in the fallen leaves...
It's amazing: I am a New Yorker. It's strange I never thought I would be.
All my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it.