9 Of David Bowie's Most Thought-Provoking Quotes & Lyrics

"Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming."

David Bowie, English singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer, died peacefully today, surrounded by his family, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was an icon, whose music was characterized by creativity, abstract themes, and universally resonant lyrics.

He was a rule-breaker and an inspiration for musicians and free spirits the world over. Those are only a few of the reasons we'll remember him for the rest of our lives.

To honor his life and celebrate his legacy, here are nine of his most thought-provoking quotes and lyrics.

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

2. "Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming."

3. "I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking."

4. "We can be heroes, just for one day."

5. "As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I've got left?"

6. "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."

7. "Sometimes I don't feel as if I'm a person at all. I'm just a collection of other people's ideas."

8. "All my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it."

9. "Never look back, walk tall, act fine."

Illustration by Chloé Bulpin

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Shannon Kaiser

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Shannon Kaiser is a best-selling author, international speaker, retreat leader, and teacher. Her much-anticipated new book, The Self-Love Experiment, will be released in August 2017. She’s been named on of the Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by mindbodygreen and "One of the freshest voices in mental health and wellness" by Chicken Soup for the Soul. Shannon's the founder of PlayWithTheWorld.com, named one of the Top 75 Personal Development Websites, and Top 100 Self-Help Blogs by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Her work has been recognized in media outlets across the globe such as HuffPost Live, Health Magazine, Australian Vogue, Women’s Health, Spirituality & Health, and Entrepreneur magazine. Everything Shannon does is to empower you to believe in and trust yourself, so you can live your ideal life. Grab a free "Manifest Your Ideal Life" meditation at PlayWithTheWorld.com. Connect on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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