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.
Illustration by Chloé Bulpin