David Lynch Quotes About Love, Life, Dreams, Art, Meditation, Ideas

David Lynch Quotes About Love, Life, Dreams, Art, Meditation, Ideas

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Cinema is a medium that can translate ideas.

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I like cappuccino, actually. But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.

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Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business – everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs.

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Negativity is the enemy of creativity. – Negativity is the enemy of creativity.

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My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.

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

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

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David Lynch with wife
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Everyone is on the internet but they’re not all talking with each other. There are groups upon groups out there, but they don’t talk to one another. So while the internet brings everyone into a shared space, it does not necessarily bring them together.

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I discovered that if one looks a little closer at this beautiful world, there are always red ants underneath.

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I love paint. I like watercolours. I like acrylic paint… a little bit. I like house paint. I like oil-based paint, and I love oil paint. I love the smell of turpentine and I like that world of oil paint very, very, very much.

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I think that ideas exist outside of ourselves. I think somewhere, we’re all connected off in some very abstract land. But somewhere between there and here ideas exist.

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

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I’ve said many, many, many unkind things about Philadelphia, and I meant every one.

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It makes me uncomfortable to talk about meanings and things. It’s better not to know so much about what things mean. Because the meaning, it’s a very personal thing, and the meaning for me is different than the meaning for somebody else.

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Sugar does make people happy, but then you fall off the edge after a few minutes, so I’ve really pretty much cut it out of my diet. Except for cupcakes. I like those.

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I don’t remember my dreams too much. I hardly have ever gotten ideas from nighttime dreams. But I love daydreaming and dream logic and the way dreams go.

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I love Christmas tree bulbs, and I started putting them in my paintings. You’ve got to plug this painting in, and it’s got a rig in the back, so that each one can be replaced if it burns out.

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The mantra that you’re given in Transcendental Meditation you keep to yourself. The reason being, true happiness is not out there, true happiness lies within.

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You’re right on the money with that. We’re all like detectives in life. There’s something at the end of the trail that we’re all looking for.

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A lot of painters listen to music, I think, while they paint. But I hate to do that. It’s a horror. I can’t really listen to the music. I’m not really concentrating on it, and I’m not really concentrating on the painting.

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I’m not a musician, but I play music. So it’s a strange thing.

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Meditation is to dive all the way within, beyond thought, to the source of thought and pure consciousness. It enlarges the container, every time you transcend. When you come out, you come out refreshed, filled with energy and enthusiasm for life.

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I love super crispy, almost burned, snapping-crispy bacon.

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Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there’s humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd.

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I’ve always loved the electric guitar: to hold it and work it and hear what it does is unreal.

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I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable. It seems like religion and myth were invented against that, trying to make sense out of it.

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Television provides the opportunity for an ongoing story – the opportunity to meld the cast and the characters and a world, and to spend more time there.

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Transcendental meditation is an ancient mental technique that allows any human being to dive within, transcend and experience the source of everything. It’s such a blessing for the human being because that eternal field is a field of unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy and peace.

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The concept of absurdity is something I’m attracted to.

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Happy accidents are real gifts, and they can open the door to a future that didn’t even exist. It’s kind of nice sometimes to set up something to encourage or allow happy accidents to happen.

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Most of Hollywood is about making money – and I love money, but I don’t make the films thinking about money.

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I supported myself by delivering the ‘Wall Street Journal’ and doing odd jobs. I love plumbing and carpentry.

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Music deals with time and timing. It’s so magical, but when you get into it, every little sound and every little space between the sounds, it’s critical, so critical. And if it’s not there, it not only feels wrong, but it ruins things.

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A poet could write volumes about diners, because they’re so beautiful. They’re brightly lit, with chrome and booths and Naugahyde and great waitresses. Now, it might not be so great in the health department, but I think diner food is really worth experiencing periodically.

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

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I didn’t really grow up listening to blues, because I grew up in the Northwest. It wasn’t really the center for blues.

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I think that commercials can really ruin a song. You know that the person sold the song for a good deal of money, and that was the tradeoff. But, music and picture can marry in a beautiful way, and the reverse also.

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Digital video is so beautiful. It’s lightweight, modern, and it’s only getting better. It’s put film into the La Brea Tar Pits.

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I don’t like Thomas Edison. I’m a fan of Nicolai Tesla.

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What I really like is to be at home, working.

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I love Bob Dylan. Who doesn’t? He tapped into some kind of vein and it keeps on keeping on. There’s nobody like him. He’s unique, and just… way out cool.

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To me, a story can be both concrete and abstract, or a concrete story can hold abstractions. And abstractions are things that really can’t be said so well with words.

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The business side of film has goofed up so many things, but even that’s changing. It happened to the music industry and now it’s happening to the film studios. It’s crazy what’s going on. But artists should have control of their work; especially if, as I always say, you never turn down a good idea and never take a bad idea.

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Some things we forget. But many things we remember on the mental screen, which is the biggest screen of all.

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I always say Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is my biggest influence. But for painters, I like many, many painters, but I love Francis Bacon the most, and Edward Hopper.

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I don’t paint the town red. But when I do go out, people always want to touch my hair. It happens every time.

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Somehow, the French got this idea of the starving artist. Very romantic, except it’s not so romantic for the starving artist.

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A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity.

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Sometimes I get an idea for cinema. And when you get an idea that you fall in love with, this is a glorious day.

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I like watercolours. I like acrylic paint… a little bit. I like house paint. I like oil-based paint, and I love oil paint. I love the smell of turpentine and I like that world of oil paint very, very, very much.

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Who is David Lynch?

David Keith Lynch is a filmmakers, painters, musicians, writers and actors in the United States. His films led him to be labeled by film critic Pauline Kael as “the first popular Surrealist”

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