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David Bowie // "Something that I’ve had a real push-pull relationship all my life is the idea of being trapped and pinned down and categorized. I always felt it would be like prison to me…if I got to, 'Oh, he’s that.' It would sort of rip my guts out as a writer…because my writing is based on the idea of transience. My writing is a very clear understanding that nothing in this world is a real reality. It’s not something you can hold on to. It can be something you can enjoy briefly, tentatively for the moment that it’s there…love or a sunset or whatever…but like a sunset…it’s a transitory thing. And I didn’t want to get locked into being this one thing… Once I’ve done something and said it the way I felt it should be said, drop it and move on."