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I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted to whip out a camera and take a picture. I've learned to resist that.

It didn't even occur to me that I'm the last person in the world who should play salsa or Brazilian music.

It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.

My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food.

People in Latin America... love America from afar and emulate America in some ways but also hate a lot of things that America does to them.

Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.

Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.

Television sounded really different than the Ramones sounded really different than us sounded really different than Blondie sounded really different than the Sex Pistols.

That's the one for my tombstone... Here lies David Byrne. Why the big suit?

That's the thing about pictures: they seduce you.

The Heads were the only band on that scene that had a groove.

The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.

To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.

To some extent I happily don't know what I'm doing. I feel that it's an artist's responsibility to trust that.

When we started, a lot of bands sounded really different from one another.

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