11 David Bowie Quotes to Get You Through the Day

On January 10, 2016, the Man Who Fell to Earth took his last journey to the stars. When David Bowie passed—or as he says in his magnum opus to oblivion, Blackstar, when his “spirit rose a meter and stepped aside,” the world lost more than a legendary artist.

We lost our most gifted dreamer, our visionary, our trickster. 

“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.”

Bowie believed that only change was constant. To fully live, we must change as the world changes.

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

Most people believe in a linear progression of personality, from some kind of proto-person to a final magnificence.

“You can’t stand still on one point for your entire life.”

If you want to do something, anything, with real meaning, you have to shift and change. We are not made for immobility; we are called to remake ourselves. 

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

Bowie believed in life. Self-creation and self-remaking are important, but only so much as they allow us to live a fuller, more immersive life.