Don't make a film if it can't be the film you want to make. It's a joke, and a sick joke, and it'll kill you.
On making films, from YouTube video.
All the movies are about strange worlds that you can't go into unless you build them and film them. That's what's so important about film to me. I just like going into strange worlds.David Lynch
I don't think about technique. The ideas dictate everything. You have to be true to that or you're dead.David Lynch
The beginning dictates the direction and you never know where you're going to go ... the mood is what you're looking for, and somehow we always find it.David Lynch
When I was little in Spokane, Washington I drew all the time... and my father would bring paper home ... and I mostly drew browning automatic water-cooled sub-machine guns... that was my favorite.David Lynch
A film is its own thing and in an ideal world I think a film should be discovered knowing nothing and nothing should be added to it and nothing should be subtracted from it.David Lynch
Life is very, very complicated and so films should be allowed to be too.David Lynch
It makes me uncomfortable to talk about meanings and things. It is 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 someone else.David Lynch
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.David Lynch
The ocean of solutions is within, enliven that. ... It's a world of clues, a world of mystery but the mystery can get solved, you can find a lot of answers for these things within.David Lynch
There's so many problems in our world, so much negativity. Don't worry about the darkness — turn on the light and the darkness automatically goes. Ramp up the light of unity within — help do that for yourself, help do that for the world and then we're really doing something, we're doing something that brings that light of unity."David Lynch
Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.David Lynch