Quotes by David Byrne

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.
– David Byrne
To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.
– David Byrne
You create a community with music, not just at concerts but by talking about it with your friends.
– David Byrne
You can know or not know how a car runs and still enjoy riding in a car.
– David Byrne
Yeah, anybody can go in with two turntables and a microphone or a home studio sampler and a little cassette deck or whatever and make records in their bedrooms.
– David Byrne
With music, you often don't have to translate it. It just affects you, and you don't know why.
– David Byrne
Why not invest in the future of music, instead of building fortresses to preserve its past?
– David Byrne
We tend to mistake music for the physical object.
– David Byrne
We don't make music - it makes us.
– 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
There's something about music that encourages people to want to know more about the person that made it, and where it was recorded, what year it was done, what they were listening to, and all this kind of stuff. There's something that invites all this obsessive behavior.
– David Byrne
There's more good music being made now than ever before.
– David Byrne
There's a certain amount of freedom involved in cycling: you're self-propelled and decide exactly where to go. If you see something that catches your eye to the left, you can veer off there, which isn't so easy in a car, and you can't cover as much ground walking.
– 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
The making of music is profoundly affected by the market.
– David Byrne
The imminent demise of the large record companies as gatekeepers of the world's popular music is a good thing, for the most part.
– David Byrne
So there's no guarantee if you like the music you will empathize with the culture and the people who made it. It doesn't necessarily happen. I think it can, but it doesn't necessarily happen. Which is kind of a shame.
– David Byrne
Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.
– David Byrne
Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.
– David Byrne
People are already finding ways to make their music and play it in front of people and have a life in music, I guess, and I think that's pretty much all you can ask.
– David Byrne