"I try to devote my afternoons to making music in my home studio, but it's a lot more fun hanging out with musicians and friends, and trying subtly to influence a band than making your own stuff."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."David Byrne on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."David Byrne on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."David Byrne on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."David Byrne on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."David Byrne on Robert Frost
"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."