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David Byrne

Datum narození: 14. květen 1952

David Byrne je skotský hudebník, multiinstrumentalista a herec působící výhradně ve Spojených státech. Byl členem skupiny Talking Heads. V roce 1996 hrál na albu Walking on Locusts velšského hudebníka Johna Calea, s nímž vystupoval již v sedmdesátých letech. Je držitelem ocenění Grammy, Oscar a Zlatý glóbus. V roce 2002 byl uveden do Rock and Roll Hall of Fame jako člen Talking Heads.


„Ačkoliv jsem s ní koncertoval skoro rok a půl, neřekl bych, že ji znám lépe než předtím.“ o St. Vincent

„Kdokoliv se rozhodne pustit do politiky, měl by být předem považován za duševně chorého.“


„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.“

„I like a good story and I also like staring at the sea-- do I have to choose between the two?“ How Music Works

„I don't care how impossible it seems.“

„The two biggest self-deceptions of all are that life has a 'meaning'and each of us is unique.“

„I sense the world might be more dreamlike, metaphorical, and poetic than we currently believe--but just as irrational as sympathetic magic when looked at in a typically scientific way. I wouldn't be surprised if poetry--poetry in the broadest sense, in the sense of a world filled with metaphor, rhyme, and recurring patterns, shapes, and designs--is how the world works. The world isn't logical, it's a song.“ Bicycle Diaries

„Things fall apart, it's scientific.“


„I'm just an advertisement for a version of myself.“

„Facts are simple and facts are straight.
Facts are lazy and facts are late.
Facts all come with points of view.
Facts don't do what I want them to.
Facts just twist the truth around.
Facts are living turned inside out.“

„The more you know, the more you know you don't know and the more you know that you don't know.“ The New Sins

„Creative work is more accurately a machine that digs down and finds stuff, emotional stuff that will someday be raw material that can be used to produce more stuff, stuff like itself - clay to be available for future use.“ Bicycle Diaries


„For years we have been taught not to like things. Finally somebody said it was OK to like things. This was a great relief. It was getting hard to go around not liking everything.“

„Living "in" a story, being part of a narrative, is much more satisfying than living without one. I don't always know what narrative it is, because I'm living my life and not always reflecting on it, but as I edit these pages I am aware that I have an urge to see my sometimes random wandering as having a plot, a purpose guided by some underlying story.“ Bicycle Diaries

„You may say to yourself: "Well, how did I get here?“

„The better a singer's voice, the harder it is to believe what they're saying.“ Social Exclusion

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