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David Byrne quotes: I'm afraid that everything will get homogenized and be the same. I'm afraid that everything will get homogenized and be the same.
David Byrne quotes: My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food. My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food.
David Byrne quotes: Interviewer: If I gave you fifty dollars, right now, what would you do with it?David Byrne: I would get something to eat. Interviewer: If I gave you fifty dollars, right now, what would you do with it?David Byrne: I would get something to eat.
David Byrne quotes: The better a singer's voice, the harder it is to believe what they're saying. The better a singer's voice, the harder it is to believe what they're saying.
David Byrne quotes: I think I had a mild case of Asperger's as a younger guy, but that typically just wears off after a while. For some people, anyway. I think I had a mild case of Asperger's as a younger guy, but that typically just wears off after a while. For some people, anyway.
David Byrne quotes: With the advent of recorded music in 1878, the nature of the places in which music was heard changed. With the advent of recorded music in 1878, the nature of the places in which music was heard changed.
David Byrne quotes: The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray. The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.
David Byrne quotes: Architecture theory is very interesting. Architecture theory is very interesting.
David Byrne quotes: Crime is a job. Sex is a job. Growing up is a job. School is a job. Going to parties is a job. Religion is a job. Being creative is Crime is a job. Sex is a job. Growing up is a job. School is a job. Going to parties is a job. Religion is a job. Being creative is a job
David Byrne quotes: The imminent demise of the large record companies as gatekeepers of the world's popular music is a good thing, for the most part. The imminent demise of the large record companies as gatekeepers of the world's popular music is a good thing, for the most part.
David Byrne quotes: I'm afraid that reason will triumph and that the world will become a place where anyone who doesn't fit that will become unnecessary. I'm afraid that reason will triumph and that the world will become a place where anyone who doesn't fit that will become unnecessary.
David Byrne quotes: The two biggest self-deceptions of all are that life has a 'meaning'and each of us is unique. The two biggest self-deceptions of all are that life has a 'meaning'and each of us is unique.
David Byrne quotes: Having unlimited choices can paralyze you creatively. Having unlimited choices can paralyze you creatively.
David Byrne quotes: There's a pervasive feeling that when somebody sings a song and records a song on a record, that it's their true feeling. There's a pervasive feeling that when somebody sings a song and records a song on a record, that it's their true feeling.
David Byrne quotes: I found music to be the therapy of choice. I guess it is for a lot of people. I found music to be the therapy of choice. I guess it is for a lot of people.
David Byrne quotes: One of the benefits of playing to small audiences in small clubs for a few years is that you're allowed to fail. One of the benefits of playing to small audiences in small clubs for a few years is that you're allowed to fail.
David Byrne quotes: I read the NY Times but I don't trust all of it. I read the NY Times but I don't trust all of it.
David Byrne quotes: It seems almost backwards to me that my music seems the more emotional outlet, and the art stuff seems more about ideas. It seems almost backwards to me that my music seems the more emotional outlet, and the art stuff seems more about ideas.
David Byrne quotes: Every outfit carries cultural baggage of some kind. It took me a while to get a handle on this aspect of performance. Every outfit carries cultural baggage of some kind. It took me a while to get a handle on this aspect of performance.
David Byrne quotes: Performing is a thing in itself, a distinct skill, different from making recordings. And for those who can do it, it's a way to make a living. Performing is a thing in itself, a distinct skill, different from making recordings. And for those who can do it, it's a way to make a living.
David Byrne quotes: I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff. I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff.
David Byrne quotes: I wanted to find a reason not to be cynical - to have some faith even when nothing around me seemed to justify it. I wanted to find a reason not to be cynical - to have some faith even when nothing around me seemed to justify it.
David Byrne quotes: I've rarely seen video screens used well in a music concert. I've rarely seen video screens used well in a music concert.
David Byrne quotes: To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware. To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.
David Byrne quotes: I'm just an advertisement for a version of myself. I'm just an advertisement for a version of myself.
David Byrne quotes: When everything is visible and appears to be dumb, that's when the details take on larger meanings. When everything is visible and appears to be dumb, that's when the details take on larger meanings.
David Byrne quotes: I think sometimes - not always - I write songs that are accessible. I think sometimes - not always - I write songs that are accessible.
David Byrne quotes: As everything becomes digitized, there's the idea that things that can't be digitized become more valuable. As everything becomes digitized, there's the idea that things that can't be digitized become more valuable.
David Byrne quotes: The Heads were the only band on that scene that had a groove. The Heads were the only band on that scene that had a groove.
David Byrne quotes: Rich people will travel great distances to look at poor people ... Rich people will travel great distances to look at poor people ...
David Byrne quotes: A bike is the world's most used form of transportation A bike is the world's most used form of transportation
David Byrne quotes: I'm no Lance Armstrong, but I do use a bike to get from place to place in Manhattan, a little bit of Brooklyn. I'm no Lance Armstrong, but I do use a bike to get from place to place in Manhattan, a little bit of Brooklyn.
David Byrne quotes: I'm very much into making lists and breaking things apart into categories. I'm very much into making lists and breaking things apart into categories.
David Byrne quotes: Yeah, it's pretty hard not to be completely cynical these days. Yeah, it's pretty hard not to be completely cynical these days.
David Byrne quotes: I don't believe that crime, danger and poverty make for good art. That's bullshit. I don't believe that crime, danger and poverty make for good art. That's bullshit.
David Byrne quotes: Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style. Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.
David Byrne quotes: Life tends to be an accumulation of a lot of mundane decisions, which often gets ignored. Life tends to be an accumulation of a lot of mundane decisions, which often gets ignored.
David Byrne quotes: Technology has allowed people to make records really cheap. You can make a record on a laptop. Technology has allowed people to make records really cheap. You can make a record on a laptop.
David Byrne quotes: You can know or not know how a car runs and still enjoy riding in a car. You can know or not know how a car runs and still enjoy riding in a car.
David Byrne quotes: Software constraints are only confining if you use them for what they're intended to be used for. Software constraints are only confining if you use them for what they're intended to be used for.
David Byrne quotes: Analysis is like a lobotomy. Who wants to have all their edges shaved off? Analysis is like a lobotomy. Who wants to have all their edges shaved off?
David Byrne quotes: The wage for most musicians is a modest amount, and that includes me some of the time. The wage for most musicians is a modest amount, and that includes me some of the time.
David Byrne quotes: When everything is worth money, then money is worth nothing. When everything is worth money, then money is worth nothing.
David Byrne quotes: Physical contact is a human necessity. Physical contact is a human necessity.
David Byrne quotes: I'd like to be known for more than being the guy in the big suit. I'd like to be known for more than being the guy in the big suit.
David Byrne quotes: People hear about stuff from their friends or a magazine or a newspaper. People hear about stuff from their friends or a magazine or a newspaper.
David Byrne quotes: Work aside, we come to New York for the possibility of interaction and inspiration. Work aside, we come to New York for the possibility of interaction and inspiration.
David Byrne quotes: Everyone was doing that in their own way, rejecting things and moving on. It's just a part of discovering who you are; it's nothing special. Everyone was doing that in their own way, rejecting things and moving on. It's just a part of discovering who you are; it's nothing special.
David Byrne quotes: Science's job is to map our ignorance. Science's job is to map our ignorance.
David Byrne quotes: This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around. This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around.
David Byrne quotes: I don't listen to the radio very much, but that could be because I don't have a car. I don't listen to the radio very much, but that could be because I don't have a car.
David Byrne quotes: The making of music is profoundly affected by the market. The making of music is profoundly affected by the market.
David Byrne quotes: There's always room for Jell-O There's always room for Jell-O
David Byrne quotes: ...I would hope very much that the converse of that myth isn't true - that one does not have to be nuts to be creative. ...I would hope very much that the converse of that myth isn't true - that one does not have to be nuts to be creative.
David Byrne quotes: I resent the implication that I'm less of a musician and a worse person for not appreciating certain works. I resent the implication that I'm less of a musician and a worse person for not appreciating certain works.
David Byrne quotes: That's the thing about pictures: they seduce you. That's the thing about pictures: they seduce you.
David Byrne quotes: People look ridiculous when they?re in ecstasy ... People look ridiculous when they?re in ecstasy ...
David Byrne quotes: I don't think I have grand visions that I will never achieve. I don't think I have grand visions that I will never achieve.
David Byrne quotes: I came to New York to be a fine artist - that was my ambition. I came to New York to be a fine artist - that was my ambition.
David Byrne quotes: We don't make music - it makes us. We don't make music - it makes us.
David Byrne quotes: Artists are notoriously snooty and suspicious of anything coming from the business community. Artists are notoriously snooty and suspicious of anything coming from the business community.
David Byrne quotes: I couldn't talk to people face to face, so I got on stage and started screaming and squealing and twitching. I couldn't talk to people face to face, so I got on stage and started screaming and squealing and twitching.
David Byrne quotes: I have something to say about the difference between American and European cities, but I forgot what it was. I have it written down at home somewhere. I have something to say about the difference between American and European cities, but I forgot what it was. I have it written down at home somewhere.
David Byrne quotes: Music, I would argue, is a part of what makes us human. Music, I would argue, is a part of what makes us human.
David Byrne quotes: I don't care how impossible it seems. I don't care how impossible it seems.
David Byrne quotes: Deep down, I know I have this intuition or instinct that a lot of creative people have, that their demons are also what make them create. Deep down, I know I have this intuition or instinct that a lot of creative people have, that their demons are also what make them create.
David Byrne quotes: Frank Lloyd Wright ... his things were beautiful but not very functional. Frank Lloyd Wright ... his things were beautiful but not very functional.
David Byrne quotes: My personal feeling is that human beings have this incredible capacity for denial. My personal feeling is that human beings have this incredible capacity for denial.