"I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."David Bowie on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."David Bowie on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."David Bowie on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."David Bowie on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."David Bowie on Booker T. Washington
"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."