"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."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."David Lynch on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."David Lynch on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."David Lynch on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."David Lynch on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."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!"
"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."
"Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way."