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David Byrne Quotes


A Scottish-born musician and artist most associated with his role as a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads.
(1952 - )

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All you needed was a couple of instruments and a few chords and you could be on an indie label.
 

Analysis is like a lobotomy. Who wants to have all their edges shaved off?
 

Architecture theory is very interesting.
 

Everything's intentional. It's just filling in the dots.
 

Frank Lloyd Wright... his things were beautiful but not very functional.
 

I couldn't take pictures of green rolling hills.
 

I couldn't talk to people face to face, so I got on stage and started screaming and squealing and twitching.
 

I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff.
 

I find rebellion packaged by a major corporation a little hard to take seriously.
 

I knew I wanted to have a doll of myself on the cover. I thought, I wanna see myself as a Ken doll.
 

I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass.
 

I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car.
 

I read the NY Times but I don't trust all of it.
 

I subscribe to the myth that an artist's creativity comes from torment. Once that's fixed, what do you draw on?
 

I try never to wear my own clothes, I pretend I'm someone else.
 

I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut, preferably at the same time.
 

I'd like to be known for more than being the guy in the big suit.
 

I'm afraid that everything will get homogenized and be the same.
 

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 guarded; I don't talk much.
 


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