"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."David Bowie on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."David Bowie on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."David Bowie on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."David Bowie on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."David Bowie on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I'm well past the age where I'm acceptable. You get to a certain age and you are forbidden access. You're not going to get the kind of coverage that you would like in music magazines, you're not going to get played on radio and you're not going to get played on television. I have to survive on word of mouth."
"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."
"I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody's talents."
"I rate Morrissey as one of the best lyricists in Britain. For me, he's up there with Bryan Ferry."
"To not be modest about it, you'll find that with only a couple of exceptions, most of the musicians that I've worked with have done their best work by far with me."