While he passed away in January 2016, music icon, and legendary singer/songwriter David Bowie will be forever remembered through his music, his sharp wit, and his influence on pop culture.
The legendary British singer/songwriter was 69 when he passed away, after a rough battle with cancer.
Throughout his illustrious career, David Bowie has not only been known for his hit songs, he has also been able to continuously reinvent himself as a performer, creating well-loved alter-egos, including his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
Here are some of Bowie’s most memorable quotes:
On The Pitfalls of Fame
“Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.”
On The Importance of Action
“You can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race.”
On Not Giving a Shit
“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.”
On Getting Older
“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?”
“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.”
On What He Likes To Do
“What I like to do is try to make a difference with the work I do.”
“I’m an early riser. I get up between five and six, have coffee, and read for a couple of hours before everyone else gets up.”
More David Bowie
For added inspiration, here are a few of our favorite songs from David Bowie:
“Space Oddity” (1969)
“Under Pressure” (with Queen) (1981)
“Modern Love” (1983)
“This Is Not America” (1985)
More Inspirational Quotes
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