20 Inspiring Quotes By David Bowie We Will Always Remember

On January 10, 2016, the iconic musician David Bowie passed on. David Bowie may have battled cancer and lost but he had already won the hearts of many with his wonderful music. You can say that his wise and witty quotes showed that he was a man of self-reflective character and immense talent. He would be remembered for much more than his illustrious character that spanned decades.

At 69, what may not be forgotten about David Bowie are his lyrics and sense of humor. He was also able to establish his own style and capture a mood. He wasn’t a follower but a master of a trend that captured the attitude of many.

Now that he is gone, it is not unusual for many of his fans to seek his favorite song line or quotes. Such will always remind us of his spectacle and the fun he provided the world. So in memory of David Bowie we have collected some of his best quotes that will inspire you and remind you of what a gem the world will miss. Here are 20 inspiring quotes that will make us remember David Bowie for his wonderful way with words.

“Make the best of every moment. We’re not evolving. We’re not going anywhere.”

“I was virtually trying anything… And I think I have done just about everything that it’s possible to do – except really dangerous things, like being an explorer. But anything that Western culture has to offer – I’ve put myself through it.”

“Confront a corpse at least once. The absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have.”

“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.”

“Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.”

“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?”

“You can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race.”

“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.”

“I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture I was living in.”

“The only real failure is trying to second-guess the taste of an audience. Nothing comes out of that except a kind of inward humiliation.”

“Talking about art is like dancing about architecture.”

“There’s a terror in knowing what the world is about.”

“Fame itself… doesn’t really afford you anything more than a good seat in a restaurant.”

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

“I mean, my whole life is made up of experimentation, curiosity and anything that seemed at all appealing,”

“We are just a species dependent on survival instincts, and that’s how we build up our moralities, absolutes and truths,”

“You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.”

“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.”

“I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I thought, “F**k that. I want to be a superhuman.”

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

Which one of these is your favorite quote?