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People Are Mourning David Bowie On Twitter And It's Both Moving And Heartbreaking

"Take a step back and look at the high water mark for what is possible for an artist to accomplish in a human lifetime."

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I loved David Bowie because you knew if it was OK for him to be David Bowie it was just fine to be yourself

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If you're ever sad, just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.

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Take a step back and look at the high water mark for what it's possible for an artist to accomplish in a human lifetime

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I think everybody would be immensely relieved if every Bowie thinkpiece was just the words "THIS SUCKS" followed by some great Youtubes.

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Today, in honor of David Bowie, please take a little time to work on that weird thing you secretly create, whatever it is. He'd want you to.

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It feels like we lost something elemental, as if an entire color is gone. #DavidBowie

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This is the only uncool thing David Bowie has ever done.

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'David Bowie is trending'. Like he ever stopped.

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Thank you, David Bowie. Thank you for helping weird teenage me, and countless other like me, believe that being yourself is rock 'n' roll.

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can't help but feel like we're on the wrong side of the rapture right now.

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I think the thing I respect most about Bowie is his dramatic expansion of the acceptable boundaries of manhood in the public consciousness.

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Nothing has ever driven home the notion that we will all eventually die the way that David Bowie dying has.

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how come the greatest generation was the one that was all grim and wartimey and not the one that brought us david bowie

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If any artist deserved to rest on his laurels it was Bowie, but at 69 he kept making weird, smart, great music, and that's inspiring as hell

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Sorry if that's sacrilegious, but if you can make an album as good as Blackstar OVER FIFTY YEARS into your career, you're a god.

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thank you, david bowie, for embracing life's possibility and letting everyone else in on what doing so had to offer.

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"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." - David Bowie, who gave us all so much. RIP.

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art is about love and most artists forget that at some point and I don't think he ever did

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I wonder what all the Bowie being played right now would sound like if we could all hear them all at once.

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why in the world would you ever need to tame or hide any part of your truest self when you see the kind of hero that not doing that creates

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I know this sounds ridiculous, because it is, but I never thought David Bowie would die. such a force, a true artist, someone grappling.

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#DavidBowie Thank you for coming down to meet us. I think you blew our minds.

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Last Remaining Interesting Person Dies

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What Bowie taught us: Be kind. Be weird. Be creative. Be alien. Be open to transformation. So let's do that.

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I love how we all found Bowie at different times, and all met a different person. He was a Time Lord, and we were briefly his companions.

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Bowie left behind a ton of perfect music and a roadmap on how to challenge yourself in whatever you do/make. He was and is the greatest. RIP

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My Twitter is sad, because my Twitter is full of people who used to be the odd one out. And Bowie was the best odd one out of all.

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Be gentle today. To the freaks--& we are multitude--for whom Bowie was a patron saint, today is a day of deep loss. We just weren't ready.

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Me (nervously): Hi David, I'm the singer in The Charlatans. We're playing before you. Bowie (sweetly): I know Tim. I know. *Life made*

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We were so thrilled to have him back we failed to notice he was saying goodbye

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