"Why not invest in the future of music, instead of building fortresses to preserve its past?"
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."David Byrne on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."David Byrne on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."David Byrne on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."David Byrne on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."David Byrne on William Shakespeare
"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."