We dug through our archives for our favourite quotes from renowned singers and songwriter—from Bryan Adams to Stevie Nicks to Sting and Loretta Lynn.

David Bowie, who passed away last month at age 69, never shied away from the subject of aging. On the contrary, to the very end he re-invented himself creatively while embracing the maturity of age privately.

"I'm very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy. I didn't think that was part of my makeup," the classic rocker once said. "But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that's happening to me. I'm rather surprised at who I am, because I'm actually like my dad."

The news that Duncan Jones, Bowie's son, and his wife are expecting their first child, which he told Bowie back in December, is almost bittersweet, knowing the rocker would have been a grandfather. It's almost impossible to imagine Bowie in the role – Ziggy Grampsdust anyone? – and yet, like every other role in his life, we're sure he would have adapted wonderfully.

With Bowie's words in mind, and as Lady Gaga prepares to pay tribute to The Thin White Duke with a medley of his songs at this Sunday's Grammy Awards, we dug through our archives to find some of our favourite quotes from interviews with renowned singers and songwriters – from Bryan Adams to Stevie Nicks to Sting and Loretta Lynn – who've sat down with Zoomer over the years.

Bryan Adams
* Rock legend Bryan Adams on whether it's possible to know an artist through their music:

"I don't think anybody can totally reveal themselves through their music. There is always going to be a question mark, and that's the intangible and beautiful thing about music. You can't analyze everything about it because it is a mystery, and that's incredible and exciting." Click here for the full interview.

* Country legend Loretta Lynn remembers her "best moment" as a recording artist:

"Well, I'm really not that good of a singer. I just sing. Somebody asked me the other day what's the best moment I ever had since I've been recording, and I said when Pavarotti had his show in L.A. He wanted me to do a show with him and I did that was one of the neatest memories because I loved him. He was such a great man … That was something that nobody else could say [they did], that was in country music. They could not say that they'd sung with Pavarotti. But he fell in love with the song, "One's on the Way." [Laughs] Isn't that funny? He loved that song. I couldn't believe it."

* Glass Tiger's Alan Frew on how music aided in his recovery after his stroke in 2015:

"The need to recover and get back to being the vocalist who performed these songs at this level is helping propel and inspire my recovery. I have set the bar high and I won't settle for anything less so now the challenge is set and the mountain has to be climbed." Click here for the full interview.

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