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David Lynch Quotes: A Journey Into The Mind Of A Cinematic Genius

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Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.

Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things.

The trees are full of stars.

I like the idea that people inject their own stories into paintings.

Life is very, very complicated and so films should be allowed to be, too.

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top.

You’re right on the money if you’re thinking technology and the arts are closer than ever.

Film should be looked at straight on; it is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.

I quit smoking in December. I?m really depressed about it. I love smoking, I love fire, I miss lighting cigarettes.

Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper.

I like to remember things my own way. How I remembered them. Not necessarily the way they happened.

We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.

In the world today, art is seen as something which should be understood. But this is not necessarily the case. Some things in life are just like so, and there’s nothing you can say. It’s more about the feeling.

The line between the artist and his work is a very thin one for me.

In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it’s intimate and psychological – resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.

Negativity is the enemy of creativity.

Absurdity is what I like most in life.

I like to remember things my own way.

Negativity is the enemy of creativity.

I don’t know why people expect art to make sense. They accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense.

The more unknowable the mystery, the more beautiful it is.

I love a fast world. And it’s getting faster and faster, and I love that.

I’m not always good at explaining how I see the world.

Dreams are pieces of the puzzle of the waking mind.

Life is very, very complicated, and so films should be allowed to be, too.

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top.

I can’t do much about the suffering, but I can at least make a painting that’s beautiful.

Sometimes it touches the heart so much, you don?t exactly know the full reason why.

Absurdity is what I like most in life.

Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.

Meditation is to dive all the way within, beyond thought, to the source of thought and pure consciousness.

Ideas are like fish, if you want to catch little fish, you can stay in shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper.

I learned that just beneath the surface there’s another world, and still different worlds as you dig deeper. I knew it as a kid, but I couldn’t find the proof. It was just a kind of feeling. There is goodness in blue skies and flowers, but another force?a wild pain and decay?also accompanies everything.

I don’t know why people expect art to make sense. They accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense.

We think we understand the rules when we become adults, but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.

Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.

Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.

The idea dictates everything. You have to be true to that or you’re dead.

When you catch an idea that you love, that’s a beautiful day. And you write it down. That idea might just be a fragment of the whole, but it’s like a fishing line that goes into the night. You follow it, and you see what it can become.

I don’t need to say ‘action’, life is full of it.

I believe in a good light bulb.

Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That’s the thing about painting, photography, cinema.

There’s a safety in thinking in a diner. You can have your coffee or your milkshake, and you can go off into strange dark areas, and always come back to the safety of the diner.

I hate slick and pretty things. I prefer mistakes and accidents.

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top.

Absurdity is what I like most in life.

Artists need to be able to live in ‘darkness’, to find inspiration there.

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