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David Byrne
March 14, 1952 -
Nationality: Scottish
Category: Musician
Subcategory: Scottish Musician

Architecture theory is very interesting.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.


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


I'm guarded; I don't talk much.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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