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A lot of the English bands came along and a lot of them sounded kind of all the same.
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All you needed was a couple of instruments and a few chords and you could be on an indie label.
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Analysis is like a lobotomy. Who wants to have all their edges shaved off?
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Architecture theory is very interesting.
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Everything's intentional. It's just filling in the dots.
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Frank Lloyd Wright... his things were beautiful but not very functional.
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I am attracted to something that looks conservative on the surface, but there's something that betrays it, there's a twist.
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I couldn't take pictures of green rolling hills.
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I couldn't talk to people face to face, so I got on stage and started screaming and squealing and twitching.
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I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff.
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I find rebellion packaged by a major corporation a little hard to take seriously.
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I had demons and felt socially inept.
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I just heard a bootleg record of Bjork unplugged. She hasn't quite cracked it in America; she's probably a little too out there.
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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.
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I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass.
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I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car.
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I read the NY Times but I don't trust all of it.
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I subscribe to the myth that an artist's creativity comes from torment. Once that's fixed, what do you draw on?
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I try never to wear my own clothes, I pretend I'm someone else.
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I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut, preferably at the same time.
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I'd like to be known for more than being the guy in the big suit.
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I'm afraid that everything will get homogenized and be the same.
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I'm afraid that reason will triumph and that the world will become a place where anyone who doesn't fit that will become unnecessary.
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I'm guarded; I don't talk much.
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I'm kind of fascinated by this global culture mixing with local culture and producing something that's neither.
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I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted to whip out a camera and take a picture. I've learned to resist that.
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It didn't even occur to me that I'm the last person in the world who should play salsa or Brazilian music.
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It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.
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My daughter has a cat and I feed it.
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My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food.
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Oh, Slick Willie - the Gulf War was his baby.
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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.
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Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.
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Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.
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Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
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Television sounded really different than the Ramones sounded really different than us sounded really different than Blondie sounded really different than the Sex Pistols.
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That's the one for my tombstone... Here lies David Byrne. Why the big suit?
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That's the thing about pictures: they seduce you.
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The Heads were the only band on that scene that had a groove.
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The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.
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There's less irony than there used to be. I'm sure that will disappoint some people.
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To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.
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To some extent I happily don't know what I'm doing. I feel that it's an artist's responsibility to trust that.
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When we started, a lot of bands sounded really different from one another.
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David Byrne Events

2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 10 - This Must Be the Place - Premiere

2011-05-20

David Byrne unveils the installation 'Playing the Building' at Camden Roundhouse

2009-08-07

David Byrne performs at the Royal Festival Hall

2009-04-12

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