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19 David Bowie Quotes That Prove He Was A True Innovator Of His Time

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Last night, one of the greatest musical innovators of our time lost his 18-month battle with cancer.

Success comes short in describing the career of David Bowie.

His story-telling lyrics, eccentric style and overall cultural impact have left us with a music legend, an undoubted idol and an inspiration for musicians -- or anyone, for that matter -- for years to come.

In addition to Bowie's musical influence, his words of wisdom were spoken other than in song.

Here are 19 of his most memorable quotes, quotes that not only solidified his place as a music icon, but showed the depth of the thoughts and soul that created the Starman:

And thank you, Mr. Bowie, for not making it anything but that.