"To some extent I happily don't know what I'm doing. I feel that it's an artist's responsibility to trust that."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."David Byrne on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."David Byrne on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."David Byrne on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."David Byrne on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."David Byrne on Golda Meir
"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."