"It would be my guess that Madonna is not a very happy woman. From my own experience, having gone through persona changes like that, that kind of clawing need to be the center of attention is not a pleasant place to be."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."David Bowie on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."David Bowie on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."David Bowie on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."David Bowie on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."David Bowie on Mark Twain
"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."