David Byrne

David Byrne

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Born: May 14, 1952
Age: 64 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus

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

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.

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

Cycling can be lonely, but in a good way. It gives you a moment to breathe and think, and get away from what you're working on.

Cycling is a joy and faster than many other modes of transport, depending on the time of day. It clears the head.

You create a community with music, not just at concerts but by talking about it with your friends.

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.

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

Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.

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

On a bike, being just slightly above pedestrian and car eye level, one gets a perfect view of the goings-on in one's own town.

I'm not suggesting people abandon musical instruments and start playing their cars and apartments, but I do think the reign of music as a commodity made only by professionals might be winding down.

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

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

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

Do I wear a helmet? Ugh. I do when I'm riding through a precarious part of town, meaning Midtown traffic. But when I'm riding on secure protected lanes or on the paths that run along the Hudson or through Central Park - no, I don't wear the dreaded helmet then.

I knew I wanted to have a doll of myself on the cover. I thought, I wanna see myself as a Ken doll.

I'm no Lance Armstrong, but I do use a bike to get from place to place in Manhattan, a little bit of Brooklyn.

I'm proud of 'Stop Making Sense,' but it's a little bit of an albatross; I can't compete with it, but I can't ignore it either.

Life tends to be an accumulation of a lot of mundane decisions, which often gets ignored.

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