"It seems almost backwards to me that my music seems the more emotional outlet, and the art stuff seems more about ideas."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."David Byrne on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."David Byrne on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."David Byrne on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."David Byrne on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."David Byrne on Oscar Wilde
"Architecture theory is very interesting."
"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."
"I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass."