12 Timeless David Bowie Quotes – Potential of a Superman


“Put on a David Bowie record, look up to the stars and remember a true genius” — Richard Branson

On January 11, 2016, the world lost a legend. David Bowie, an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter and actor has died. As a figure in music for over five decades, it’s estimated that Bowie sold about 140 million records worldwide. In addition to his overwhelming success in music, Bowie will be remembered for his innovation and iconic image. Take a moment to reflect on memories of him and his art, while you read through 15 of his most timeless quotes.


  1. “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

  2. “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?” — David Bowie

  3. “Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.” — David Bowie

  4. “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.” — David Bowie

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

  6. “I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.” — David Bowie

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

  8. “I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I’m not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does.” — David Bowie

  9. “I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.” — David Bowie

  10. “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.” — David Bowie

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

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

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