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

— David Lynch

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

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I started Transcendental Meditation in 1973 and have not missed a single meditation ever since. Twice a day, every day. It has given me effortless access to unlimited reserves of energy, creativity and happiness deep within.

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You need contrast and conflict in order to tell a story.

Stories need to have dark and light, turmoil, all those things. But that does not mean the filmmaker has to suffer in order to show the suffering. Stories should have the suffering, not the people.

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David Lynch quote The concept of absurdity is something I

The concept of absurdity is something I am attracted to.

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Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure.They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.

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We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.

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Absurdity is what I like most in life.

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It's so freeing, it's beautiful in a way, to have a great failure, there's nowhere to go but up.

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New mysteries. New day. Fresh doughnuts.

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Meditation is not a selfish thing. Even though you're diving in and experiencing the Self, you're not closing yourself off from the world. You're strengthening yourself, so that you can be more effective when you go back into the world.

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There's a safety in thinking in a diner.

You can have your coffee or your milkshake, and you can go off into strange dark areas, and always come back to the safety of the diner.

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This is a donut. It is very sweet, and very good. But if you've never tasted a donut, you wouldn't really know how sweet and how good a donut is... meditation is like that. Transcendental Meditation gives an experience much sweeter than the sweetness of this donut.

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I learned that just beneath the surface there's another world, and still different worlds as you dig deeper. I knew it as a kid, but I couldn't find the proof. It was just a kind of feeling. There is goodness in blue skies and flowers, but another force - a wild pain and decay - also accompanies everything.

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About David Lynch

Quotes 216 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Director
Birthday October 16

All my 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.

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Life is filled with abstractions, and the only way to make heads or tails of it is going through intuition.

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Stories have tangents; they open up and become different things. You can still have a structure, but you should leave room to dream. If you stay true to your ideas, filmmaking becomes an inside-out, honest kind of process. And if it's an honest thing for you, there's a chance that people will feel that, even if it's abstract.

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Through the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see, one chance out between two worlds, fire walk with me!

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I like making films because I like to go into another world. I like to get lost into another world.

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Stories always have held conflicts and contrasts, highs and lows, life and death situations. And there can be much suffering in stories, but now we say the artist doesn’t have to suffer to show suffering. You just have to understand the human condition, understand the suffering.

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I just like going into strange worlds.

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Inside, we are ageless and when we talk to ourselves, it’s the same age of the person we were talking to when we were little. It’s the body that is changing around that ageless center.

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Be true to yourself. Don't take no for an answer. And start your Transcendental Meditation.

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We want to generate the electricity of peace through music, and it’s a thrill to know that the super-creative, enthusiastic musicians of our world are with us to achieve this goal.

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Film noir has a mood that everyone can feel.

It’s people in trouble, at night, with a little bit of wind and the right kind of music. It’s a beautiful thing.

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When you have something that brings a real emotion, that's the power of cinema.

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Intuition is knowingness, and this field of unbounded knowing, of knowingness, is within every human being. You start tapping into that and it becomes an ocean of solutions.

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The day you catch an idea you fall in love with, even a small one, is a beautiful day.

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Films are 50 percent visual and 50 percent sound. Sometimes sound even overplays the visual.

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Every time I hear sounds, I see pictures. Then, I start getting ideas. It just drives me crazy

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Every single person has within an ocean of pure vibrant consciousness.

Every single human being can experience that - infinite intelligence, infinite creativity, infinite happiness, infinite energy, infinite dynamic peace.

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I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and man-made waste.

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Domestic violence and violence against women in general seems to be a big problem everywhere in the world. It seems to me this problem comes from stress, pent up anger, frustration, and all kinds of negativity within human beings.

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I truly believe there is a field of peace within and that it can be enlivened and brought to the surface to be enjoyed by all.

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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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The only thing that disturbs me is that many psychopaths say they had a very happy childhood.

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If a scene isn't honest, it stands out like a sore thumb.

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Secrets and mysteries provide a beautiful corridor where you can float out.

The corridor expands and many, many wonderful things can happen... I love the process of going into mystery.

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Somewhere in talking and rehearsing, there is a magical moment where actors catch a current, they're on the right road. If they really catch it, then whatever they do from then on is correct and it all comes out of them from that point on.

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The thing about meditation is: you become more and more you.

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

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Unfortunately, my ideas are not what you'd call commercial, and money really drives the boat these days. So I don't know what my future is. I don't have a clue what I'm going to be able to do in the world of cinema.

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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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There's always fear of the unknown where there's mystery.

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Every single thing in the world that was made by anyone started with an idea.

So to catch one that is powerful enough to fall in love with, it is one of the most beautiful experiences. It's like being jolted with electricity and knowledge at the same time.

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Man is evolving...but it's difficult to see his progress with a Western perception of time. The Hindus think of time in much larger segments. They watch the hour hand of the clock while we in the West are preoccupied with the second hand.

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So much of what happened to me is good fortune.

But I would say: Try to get a job that gives you some time; get your sleep and a little bit of food; and work as much as you can. There's so much enjoyment in doing what you love. Maybe this will open doors, and you'll find a way to do what you love.

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If you keep your eye on the doughnut and do your work, that's all you can control. You can't control any of what's out there, outside yourself.

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The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you're dead.

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Been trying the soapy water and instant coffee method.

Works somewhat, but boy it tastes terrible. I don't know how you guys can stand it. I'm going back to milk and espresso for my cappas.

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Death in my mind isn't a finality. There's a continuum: It's like at night, you go to sleep and in the daytime you wake up, or whenever you wake up, and it's a new day.

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