"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."David Lynch on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."David Lynch on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."David Lynch on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."David Lynch on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."David Lynch on Abraham Lincoln
"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!"
"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."
"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."