I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations....If you feel safe in the area that you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.
Bowie encourages people to think outside of the box. Transcribed here: https://www.theringer.com/music/2018/1/8/16861842/last-five-years-bowie-documentary