David Bowie Quotes
David Bowie quotes are sometimes weird, sometimes clever and always interesting. David Bowie is known for hits like "Space Oddity" and his turn as Jareth in the movie "Labyrinth." Bowie was a huge presence in the 1970s rock scene and still remains an influential musician today.
- "I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in ten years and authorship and intellectual property is in for such a bashing. Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity." Bowie's prophetic quote from a 2002 interview for "The New York Times" where he was discussing the mainstream movement to downloading and how touring will become a musician's main source of income. Bowie does not complain about it, but presents his thoughts on music downloads as a matter of fact.
- "I get offered so many bad movies. And they're all raging queens or transvestites or Martians." An 1983 quote from the fifteenth edition of "Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies," Bowie comments on how his flamboyant image as Ziggy Stardust impacted movie offers. His turn as Jareth in "Labyrinth" had elements of all three by appearance but still terrified generations of children.
- "I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things." In his 2002 Limewire interview, Bowie explained that he is able to express himself through music much better than simply speak. He particularly cites the chords, or "bones" of the song, as his way of expressing himself.
- "I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir." Also from "Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies," Bowie's response when asked about his process and view of himself as an artist. He often jokes in interviews about how his outlandish and "tossed together" stage presence made his career.
- "At 55, I don't really think it's going to change very much. As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I've got left?" Taken from the 2002 "Times" interview, Bowie candidly discussed his age and how he can no longer compete with younger artists or worry about breaking new ground. He also admitted he sticks to older favorites in concerts rather than showcasing new music.