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When Talking Heads started, we called ourselves ...
by Tina Weymouth

When Talking Heads started, we called ourselves Thinking Man's Dance Music.
- Tina Weymouth

We groove off of everything, any sort of live show.
The inner dialogue you're having with yourself,
between you and the music, is for me the search for God.
- Tina Weymouth

Sometimes you don't want to be a slapstick clown in
order to convey a funny perception of the world.
- Tina Weymouth

We don't always know what we're doing.
We often just get excited, put something down,
and say, 'Oh, neat'.
- Tina Weymouth

 

David is purely a conceptual artist.
He didn't play any instruments or paint or anything.
We were painters.
- Tina Weymouth

We're not getting paid.
We have these great musicians with us and it gives us a real charge.
And the audience gives us a charge, because they keep
it interesting all the time.
- Tina Weymouth

I have respect for those who make money at art and do it well and smartly,
because that commercial aspect keeps the world going and running,
in a sense.
- Tina Weymouth

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It's a cruel, heartless world out there in commercial rock 'n' roll,
and when you take as much time off as we did,
eight years, booking agents don't know if you'll draw.
- Tina Weymouth

I think the idea of having the show divided into two
parts was that Tom Tom Club opened for Talking Heads in Europe,
and it was the best we'd ever had as an opening act.
- Tina Weymouth

I wasn't originally a bass player.
I just found out I was needed, because everyone wants to play guitar.
- Tina Weymouth

You learn just as much from your failures.
Sometimes you love your failures even more.
- Tina Weymouth

If you have this passion for music, you don't stop doing it -
it chooses you and doesn't release you.
- Tina Weymouth

Sometimes, you have to go through a phase whether you like it or not.
- Tina Weymouth

It's just such a pleasure to bring a talent you respect to the world.
- Tina Weymouth

I like the idea of Wild Infancy, of people who have a deprived background,
of starting out wild.
- Tina Weymouth

We always thought the Tom Tom Club could change to anything,
but it acquired this image, which was cartoon animation
and this real light-hearted dance music.
- Tina Weymouth

I would really love to work with Paul McCartney.
Isn't that arrogant?
- Tina Weymouth

Even the Beatles found it hard to escape their image;
they were trapped by it.
- Tina Weymouth

I play bass.
I don't have to go out there and screech.
- Tina Weymouth

Art is not predictable.
Art is not golf, as great as that may be.
There are 360 degrees of choice to make.
- Tina Weymouth

I don't want to wreck my voice.
I love to concentrate on playing the bass and keeping it very rock-solid.
If I were singing, I would have blown out my voice.
- Tina Weymouth

We had our unhappy moments but they got channelled
into the kind of sadness that was necessary for singing
a song about going nowhere.
So it worked out very well I think.
- Tina Weymouth

Make it, not make it? What's the difference? Music is a language,
it's a dance of life, and it can be a part of your
life without being something that earns.
- Tina Weymouth

Stick to your instincts.
- Tina Weymouth

Richard Lloyd of Television is one of my favorite guitarists.
His mentor was Jimi Hendrix when he was just 14.
Jimi was always pounding everything he knew into that kid.
- Tina Weymouth

Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change
their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh.
This way, others' expectations can be avoided.
- Tina Weymouth

We don't really have more than acouple of solos.
It's just the way our music is put together.
- Tina Weymouth

When we were making Speaking in Tongues and Remain in Light,
we were jamming.
From that we were taking the best bits and then recording
and improvising on top of those.
- Tina Weymouth

It's hard to be perfect, It really is.
I keep learning things after I've already bungled it.
- Tina Weymouth

Talking Heads, for me and Chris, was a very personal
thing that we shared with a lot of people.
In a way, I'm glad it's over, because it allows us
to move beyond the restrictions that followed.
- Tina Weymouth

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

Nothing is more cheerful than talking
about our friends' shortcomings.
- Mason Cooley

The politicians were talking themselves red,
white and blue in the face.
- Clare Boothe Luce

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family,
together, all of us laughing and talking,
loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
- LaToya Jackson

I'll let the racket do the talking.
- John McEnroe

I'm not talking about lust.
A woman in lust wants chocolate.
A woman in love wants diamonds.
- the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

I don't think we're going to save anything if we go
around talking about saving plants and animals only;
we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
- Jim Fowler

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
- Plato

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry,
you are talking about every person on earth.
- Alex Haley

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating.
- John Walters

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

I was disappointed not to be able to interview Mr. Clinton.
I met him two years ago.
I was looking forward to talking with him about issues
from Africa to terrorism.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

We were talking about the space between us all and
the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion.
Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.
- George Harrison

In terms of the creative side of it,
it's really been a thing where you come up with the
funny stuff is usually at a bar or out talking to people or whatever.
- Trey Parker

I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it,
for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it.
- Dean Koontz

I really don't like talking about money.
All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
- Larry Bird

This was in '79.
I got pretty restless there, sitting around with a
lot of people sitting around smoking cigarettes and talking about films,
but nobody really doing anything.
- Renny Harlin

What I read is so distorted that I cannot believe that
the person they are talking about is myself.
- Bob Kane

Why does everyone think the future is space helmets,
silver foil, and talking like computers,
like a bad episode of Star Trek?
- Tracey Ullman

Neurotics complain of their illness,
but they make the most of it,
and when it comes to talking it away from them they
will defend it like a lioness her young.
- Sigmund Freud

If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage,
just listen to her talking to her little brother.
- Sam Levenson

If you watch the show and the characters don't look
at each other while they're talking,
the actors probably aren't getting along.
- Victoria Pratt

It's funny looking at yourself.
You know how it is when you look back at old pictures?
It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14.
- Jennifer Connelly

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life,
they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want,
I will not try to influence.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

The opposite of talking isn't listening.
The opposite of talking is waiting.
- Fran Lebowitz

Half the issues they - are so polished they're talking about -
are dead by the time they get into the office,
and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive.
- James Stockdale

I've seen the people who talk about their love lives
in print invariably have doomed relationships with
the person they're talking about.
- John Cusack

Modeling is more important than the talking we do.
- Wayne Williams

Listening is more important than talking.
Just hit your mark and believe what you say.
Just listen to people and react to what they are saying.
- Jimmy Fallon

If you have never experienced the practice
of daily journaling, give it a try. I highly recommend it.
When I say "journaling," I am not referring to a diary
in which to record the events of your life,
I am talking about a place to record your feelings -
a friend with whom to share your troubles, fears, hopes, and dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm kind of looking for something with a lot less action
and more talking and listening.
- Brandon Routh

Coltrane came to New Orleans one day and he was talking about the jazz scene.
And Coltrane mentions that the problem with jazz was
that there were too few groups.
- Branford Marsalis

When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.
- Alfred Kazin


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