David Bowie On His Influence and the Creative Process

Last night David Bowie left for the stars. Space Oddity is the one song that saved him from my dislike caused by his rather convincing performance of the goblin king in the movie The Labyrinth” (at least it seemed convincing to a 10 year old).

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 that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go. —David Bowie

David Bowie

I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody’s talents. —David Bowie

David has inspired many and left a great imprint in our popular culture (I will always thank him for coming up with Klaus Nomi’s galactic outfit.)

I’m always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don’t even take what I am seriously. —David Bowie

January 11, 2016 ☼ quotes