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We have a collection of 20 Music quotes from David Byrne

"With music, you often don't have to translate it. It just affects you, and you don't know why." (ID 37543)

"It didn't even occur to me that I'm the last person in the world who should play salsa or Brazilian music." (ID 37628)

"You create a community with music, not just at concerts but by talking about it with your friends." (ID 37629)

"I found music to be the therapy of choice." (ID 37630)

"I've noticed a lot of younger artists have less fear of doing different sorts of things, whether it's various types of music, or gallery artists moving between video and sculpture and drawing." (ID 37631)

"We don't make music - it makes us." (ID 37632)

"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." (ID 37633)

"The making of music is profoundly affected by the market." (ID 37634)

"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." (ID 37635)

"We tend to mistake music for the physical object." (ID 37636)

"There's more good music being made now than ever before." (ID 37637)

"I've rarely seen video screens used well in a music concert." (ID 37638)

"Why not invest in the future of music, instead of building fortresses to preserve its past?" (ID 37639)

"The imminent demise of the large record companies as gatekeepers of the world's popular music is a good thing, for the most part." (ID 37640)

"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." (ID 37641)

"I try to devote my afternoons to making music in my home studio, but it's a lot more fun hanging out with musicians and friends, and trying subtly to influence a band than making your own stuff." (ID 37642)

"If anything, a lot of electronic music is music that no one listens to at home, hardly. It's really only to be heard when everyone's out enjoying it." (ID 37643)

"It seems almost backwards to me that my music seems the more emotional outlet, and the art stuff seems more about ideas." (ID 37644)

"Ninety percent of all music is always crap, and when too many people decide they're going to have guitar bands, then ninety percent of them are going to be crap. It's just a given law." (ID 37645)

"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." (ID 37646)

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