"I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely and just work within the visual arts in some way. I started painting quite passionately at that time."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."David Bowie on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."David Bowie on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."David Bowie on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."David Bowie on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."David Bowie on Maya Angelou
"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."