"I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."David Byrne on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."David Byrne on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."David Byrne on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."David Byrne on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."David Byrne on Abraham Lincoln
"Architecture theory is very interesting."
"It seems almost backwards to me that my music seems the more emotional outlet, and the art stuff seems more about ideas."
"Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style."
"It's a fundamental, social attitude that the 1% supports symphonies and operas and doesn't support Johnny learning to program hip-hop beats. When I put it like that, it sounds like, 'Well, yeah,' but you start to think, 'Why not, though?' What makes one more valuable than another?"
"Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter."