"Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."David Byrne on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."David Byrne on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."David Byrne on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."David Byrne on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."David Byrne on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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?"
"I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass."