“All art is unstable. Its meaning is not necessarily that implied by the author…”

Art of Quotation

“All art is unstable. Its meaning is not necessarily that implied by the author.

There is no authoritative voice. There are only multiple readings.”

— David Bowie, singer, songwriter, actor, English


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3 thoughts on ““All art is unstable. Its meaning is not necessarily that implied by the author…”

  1. David Bowie was a disciple
    of William S. Burroughs’
    ‘Word Virus’ theory, and used
    it to compose the song lyrics,
    early on in his career.
    The idea was that words
    themselves are an alien life
    form that had infected mankind
    … serious.

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