10 Profound David Bowie Quotes That Show Why He Remains A Legend

“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.” Madison Square Gardens on his 50th birthday. And boring it wasn’t. This will probably remain Bowie’s most well-known quote.

David Bowie was, without any doubt, the kind of artist that comes along rarely in our lifetime. Whether you are a hardcore fan or not, you must have at least one experience around his art.

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For most people growing up with his music, his death seemed sudden, almost unreal, leaving many aching. He died after a long battle with cancer on January 10, 2016, at the age of 69.

His legacy runs deep, probably deeper than that of any other performer yet. Here are his most memorable words of wisdom:

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

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2. “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.” GQ, 2002

3. “You know, what I do is not terribly intellectual. I’m a pop singer for Christ’s sake.” GQ 2002

4. “I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.”

5. “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.”

6. “I’m always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don’t even take what I am seriously.”

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7. “There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It’s always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.”

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

“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.” 60 Minutes, 2002

9. “Make the best of every moment. We’re not evolving. We’re not going anywhere.” Esquire, 2004.

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10. “I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.”

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