A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 336: Saturday Life Quotes – Bowie


“Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.”

David Bowie dwelt in the world with the rest of us but wasn’t really like the rest of us. It is hard to believe that it was almost two years ago that he died. I was never a Bowie fan but, as an artist, I always appreciated his daring and creative moxie. He was seemingly unafraid to create dangerously for most of his life and many, many people loved him for it. Never the warmest figure alive in pop music, he was still able to reach people’s hearts. Mostly, I’ve learned since his death, he reached those people who have always felt marginalized and isolated from the “normal” world. That is a true gift.

He was a poet not just in how he used words but, maybe more so, in how he crafted his own life into a postmodern pastiche of various personalities and sensibilities. Bowie provides today’s Saturday Life Quotes:

“Speak in extremes, it’ll save you time. ”

“There’s a terror in knowing what the world is about”

“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming”

“The truth is, of course, that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.”

“Once you lose that sense of wonder at being alive, you’re pretty much on the way out…”

“As you get older the questions come down to two or three. How long have I got and what am I gonna do with the time I’ve got left?”

“It’s always time to question what has become standard and established.”

“Written in pain, written in awe
By a puzzled man who questioned
What we were here for”

“Gentleness clears the soul
Love cleans the mind
And makes it Free.”



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