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I'm very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn't think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that's happening to me

David Bowie in I Am, Makeup, Me

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And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan.

David Bowie

I'm very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn't think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that's happening to me

David Bowie

I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity.

David Bowie

I feel confident imposing change on myself. It's a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That's why I need to throw curve balls.

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Anxiety and spiritual searching have been consistent themes with me, and that figures into my worldview. But I tend to make my songs sound like relationship songs.

David Bowie

When I was 18, I thought that, to be a romantic, you couldn't live past 30.

David Bowie

Songs don't have to be about going out on Saturday night and having a good rink-up and driving home and crashing cars. A lot of what I've done is about alienation... about where you fit in society.

David Bowie

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 whats

David Bowie

When it comes down to it, glam rock was all very amusing. At the time, it was funny, then a few years later it became sort of serious-looking and a bit foreboding.

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I'm looking for backing for an unauthorized auto-biography that I am writing. Hopefully, this will sell in such huge numbers that I will be able to sue myself for an extraordinary amount of money and finance the film version in which I will play everybody

David Bowie

I'm not one of those guys that has a great worldview. I kind of deal with terror and fear and isolation and abandonment.

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It's amazing: I am a New Yorker. It's strange I never thought I would be.

David Bowie

I realized the other day that I've lived in New York longer than I've lived anywhere else. It's amazing: I am a New Yorker. It's strange I never thought I would be.

David Bowie

It is amazing how a new child can refocus one's direction seconds after its birth.

David Bowie

Fame itself... doesn't really afford you anything more than a good seat in a restaurant.

David Bowie