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Quotes of the day: David Bowie
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Published Monday, January 11, 2016 @ 7:17 PM EST
Jan 11 2016

David Robert Jones (January 8 1947 – January 10, 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over four decades, and was considered by critics and other musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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All you have to do is wear a hat and carry a Greek newspaper. Nobody will look twice at you.

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?

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

Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.

Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I'm referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man.

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

I re-invented my image so many times that I'm in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.

I think fame itself is not a rewarding thing. The most you can say is that it gets you a seat in restaurants.

I'm always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously.

I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.

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'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on.

I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.

Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it's like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You'd better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that's really the only unique situation that's going to be left.

Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write.

That's the shock: All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is.

The humanists' replacement for religion: work really hard and somehow you'll either save yourself or you'll be immortal. Of course, that's a total joke, and our progress is nothing. There may be progress in technology but there's no ethical progress whatsoever.

The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.

When you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star.

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(January 11 is also the birthday of Alexander Hamilton, William James, and Jim Hightower.)


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