"The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."David Byrne on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."David Byrne on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."David Byrne on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."David Byrne on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."David Byrne on Helen Keller
"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."