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I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted
by David Byrne

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.
- David Byrne

Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.
- 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

My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner,
especially spicy food.
- David Byrne

 

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

To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.
- 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

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I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car.
- David Byrne

That's the thing about pictures: they seduce you.
- David Byrne

Everything's intentional.
It's just filling in the dots.
- David Byrne

I'm guarded; I don't talk much.
- David Byrne

That's the one for my tombstone...
Here lies David Byrne.
Why the big suit?
- David Byrne

It's not always been a happy marriage.
I guess I wanted a quick fix.
- David Byrne

I find rebellion packaged by a major corporation a
little hard to take seriously.
- 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

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

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

Architecture theory is very interesting.
- 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'm afraid that everything will get homogenized and be the same.
- David Byrne

I'd like to be known for more than being the guy in the big suit.
- David Byrne

I try never to wear my own clothes, I pretend I'm someone else.
- David Byrne

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

I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff.
- David Byrne

I subscribe to the myth that an artist's creativity comes from torment.
Once that's fixed, what do you draw on?
- David Byrne

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

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.
- David Byrne

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

I read the NY Times but I don't trust all of it.
- David Byrne

Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.
- 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

I couldn't take pictures of green rolling hills.
- David Byrne

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

I couldn't talk to people face to face,
so I got on stage and started screaming and squealing and twitching.
- David Byrne

I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut,
preferably at the same time.
- David Byrne

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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