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David Bowie's Quotes And Lyrics Changed Generations Of Fans

01/11/2016 02:24 EST | Updated 01/11/2016 02:59 EST

He was a rare giant, mercurial and groundbreaking. Genius and almost otherworldly, transcending culture, time and space. That was the magic of David Bowie.

Following the announcement of his death from cancer on Jan. 10, countless fans around the world are finding comfort in Bowie's vast body of work, which includes iconic music that spans four decades. Comedian Eddie Izzard tweeted on Monday:

So many Bowie lyrics spring instantly to mind. We've shared some of them here, along with some of the artist's notable quotes, that have transformed lives around the world with their meditations and musings on art and existence.

We are floating in space

#groundcontrol #majortom

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On art

art political

On the future

RIP David Bowie. #bowiequotes

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On the past

never look back

On wanting more

@textgramofficial mycreation. #textgram #davidbowie #tumblr #mycreation #quotes #music #human #tobe #bowiequotes

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On dancing to your own beat

#ripdavidbowie #wecouldbeheroes

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Let's dance.... 🎵🎶 #DavidBowie #Icon #RIP ⚡ #PutOnYourRedShoesAndDanceTheBlues

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On the journey of life


💜#davidbowie

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#davidbowie #davidbowiequote #thinwhiteduke #wisewords

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On love and relationships

gentleness clears

On mortality

confront a corpse

On transformation

His eyes 😍😍😍 #davidbowie #ziggystardust #eyes #alien #bowiequotes

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