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The 11 Most Inspiring David Bowie Quotes

After a lifetime of setting the standard for rock music theater, the beloved pop icon tragically succumbed to his battle with cancer last night. Late on January 10, a statement on his official Facebook page said that Bowie had “died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer.” Shortly after that, condolences flooded social media, written by everyone from Russell Crowe to Kanye West to Madonna. Here are 11 thought-provoking David Bowie quotes to remember him by:

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Lets Dance

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Young Bowie

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Older Bowie

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Eyepatch Bowie

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Bowie And Cher

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Diamond Dog

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Bowie Mugshot

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Singing

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Video Of The Day: 36 Years Ago Today, “Rapper’s Delight” Took Hip Hop Off The Streets And Into The Billboard Top 40

On Jan. 5, 1980, the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” became the first hip hop song to break into the Billboard Top 40. With that, hip hop’s run as a commercial phenomenon officially kicked off.

The New Jersey trio’s tune took what was a New York-centric music sensation—particularly in the Bronx and Harlem—and brought it to the masses, who had otherwise been listening to Billboard favorites like the Eagles, ABBA and Stevie Wonder. None of this would have happened, however, were it not for the work of New Jersey businesswoman Sylvia Robinson, who she set out to put hip hop on the map.
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What The World Cared About In 2015, According To Our Google Searches

What mattered most this year? Here to explain it all-and maybe shake your faith in humanity–are the top Google searches of 2015.

Paris Adele Trump

From left: Jean Jullien’s symbol of solidarity for the Paris attacks, Image Source: Instagram; Adele, Christopher Macsurak/Wikimedia Commons; Donald Trump, Image Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

When we reflect upon 2015, we’ll all likely remember the “Black Lives Matter” protests that reclaimed the streets of the U.S. or the terrorist attacks that struck fear into the hearts of people around the world. What people truly cared about in the moment, however, is something that perhaps only Google can tell us. How many history books will remember how “The Dress” took over the U.S. (with more than 73 million Google searches) or that time a lion named Cecil united the country against a dentist (more than 32 million Google searches)?

Despite media fragmentation and the ever increasing growth of niche entertainment and interest groups, there are still events that manage to capture the zeitgeist of the nation, and the world. And there to measure it all is Google.

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21 Surprising Quotes That Reveal A Darker Side Of John Lennon

35 years ago today, John Lennon was killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his New York City apartment building. Since his death, the musician’s name has practically become synonymous with peace and love. That was a side of him, of course, but art is also artifice. On the anniversary of Lennon’s death, it’s interesting to take a look at the darker side of the former Beatle member’s nature—such as the time he nearly killed a man who implied Lennon was gay—as revealed through his and others’ quotes:

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John Lennon Kissing Yoko

Even Yoko Ono, the love of John Lennon's life, had a hard time living with the man. Image Source: Twitter

John Lennon Yoko Truck

John Lennon's possessive attitude toward Yoko was the stuff of legend, even while he was sleeping with her assistant, May Pang. Image Source: Flickr

John Lennon Wtc

Early in the '70s, Yoko essentially kicked John out of the house – and out of New York – as part of a trial separation. For 18 months, John wallowed in alcohol and made clingy, pleading phone calls to Yoko, asking to come home. Image Source: Flickr

John Lennon Interview

Lennon describing the way his first son, Julian, came to be. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Lennon With Julian

What Lennon screamed at a 16-year-old Julian after the boy giggled at the table during a visit to John and Yoko's home. Image Source: Google Plus

John Lennon Julian Lennon

John's first son Julian was famously snubbed by his father, who barely saw him for the last dozen years of his life. Between the absence and the abuse, what little relationship they had seemed to have been at Yoko's behest. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Lennon Sean Lennon

Even Lennon's second son Sean has harsh words for his father. Image Source: Wikimedia

John Lennon Yoko Sean

Lennon didn't seem clear on why he should send Sean to school. Image Source: Twitter

John Lennon Pastels

Describing his own father. Image Source: Img Kid

John Lennon Paul McCartney

John Lennon had a knack for verbally stabbing people who knew him in the back. Even when he tried to offer compliments, for example to other Beatles, he still came off as quite callous. This quote (and many others) is from Lennon's last interview, which was published in Playboy the month after his death. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Lennon George Harrison

In another backhanded compliment from the Playboy interview, Lennon went on to slam George Harrison's post-Beatles career. Right after this line, John essentially accuses George of plagiarism for “My Sweet Lord.” Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Lennon Fab Four

In fact, Lennon dished out criticism of all Beatles members. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Lennon Mick Jagger

Lennon on his friend and drinking partner, Mick Jagger. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Lennon Hippies

His fans were also a target of his ire. Image Source: Flickr

John Lennon Cavern Club

Lennon was touchy about his sexuality. Rumors about an affair with Brian Epstein dogged him for years, and apparently he kept his temper on a hair trigger. This quote is in reference to the episode in which John Lennon attacked Cavern Club manager Bob Wooler over a joke and sent him to the hospital. Image Source: Flickr

John Lennon Brian Epstein

John describes the moment when Brian Epstein came out to him. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Lennon Holding Yoko

Lennon, explaining where he got the lyrics to “Getting Better.”

John Lennon Yoko Sweaters

Lennon was an easy mark for many of the various fads and crazes of his day. EST, Primal Scream, and various trendy diets all made their mark on him. Here, he explains why he won't get cancer from chain smoking. Image Source: Twitter

John Lennon Bed Peace

Lennon wasn't shy about self-promotion, either.

John Lennon John Paul

Of course, John had his own troubled upbringing. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

John Lennon Glasses Hat

Lennon had a lot of issues with relationships, which he admitted to during the Playboy interview.

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