"You know, what I do is not terribly intellectual. I'm a pop singer, for Christ's sake."David Bowie
"I think we all like long hair and we don't see why other people should persecute us because of it," he told BBC's "Tonight" in 1964.
"We spent endless hours talking about fame, and what it's like not having a life of your own any more. How much you want to be known before you are, and then when you are, how much you want the reverse," 1983 interview
“I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work;
I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture I was living in,"~ 2002 interview
“I feel that I’ve consistently written about the same subjects for 35 … nearly 40 years. There’s really been no room for change with me. It’s all despondency, despair, fear, isolation, abandonment,"~ 2002.
"My performances have got to be theatrical experiences for me as well as for the audience, "I don’t want to climb out of my fantasies in order to go up onstage -- I want to take them on stage with me."~Rolling Stone 1971.