"I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."David Bowie on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."David Bowie on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."David Bowie on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."David Bowie on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."David Bowie on Albert Einstein
"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."