David Byrne

David Byrne is a musician, best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of Talking Heads.
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I knew I wanted to have a doll of myself on the cover. I thought, I wanna see myself as a Ken doll.

David Byrne

People in Latin America... love America from afar and emulate America in some ways but also hate a lot of things that America does to them.

David Byrne

Architecture theory is very interesting.

David Byrne

All you needed was a couple of instruments and a few chords and you could be on an indie label.

David Byrne

It didn't even occur to me that I'm the last person in the world who should play salsa or Brazilian music.

David Byrne

Everything's intentional. It's just filling in the dots.

David Byrne

When we started, a lot of bands sounded really different from one another.

David Byrne

I'm guarded; I don't talk much.

David Byrne

I'm afraid that everything will get homogenized and be the same.

David Byrne

Analysis is like a lobotomy. Who wants to have all their edges shaved off?

David Byrne

To some extent I happily don't know what I'm doing. I feel that it's an artist's responsibility to trust that.

David Byrne

Frank Lloyd Wright... his things were beautiful but not very functional.

David Byrne

Television sounded really different than the Ramones sounded really different than us sounded really different than Blondie sounded really different than the Sex Pistols.

David Byrne

The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.

David Byrne

I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass.

David Byrne

The Heads were the only band on that scene that had a groove.

David Byrne