"If we didn't want to upset anyone, we would make films about sewing, but even that could be dangerous. But I think finally, in a film, it is how the balance is and the feelings are. But I think there has to be those contrasts and strong things within a film for the total experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."David Lynch on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."David Lynch on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."David Lynch on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."David Lynch on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."David Lynch on Mark Twain
"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."
"I didn't watch much TV as a kid and I don' t watch it now. I don' t find anything beautiful or unique to the medium, and the only thing you can do on TV that you can't do in film is make a continuing story - which is so cool!"
"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."
"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."
"Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way."