Happy Birthday David Lynch

David Lynch turns 70 this week. Happy, happiest birthday David Lynch.

Some of Lynch's words of wisdom via BFI:

On inspiration

“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.”

On coffee

“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.”

On diners

“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.”

On curtains

“I don’t know where it came from, but I love curtains. There is something so incredibly cosmically magical about curtains.”

On watching films

“I’m not a real film buff. Unfortunately, I don’t have time. I just don’t go. And I become very nervous when I go to a film because I worry so much about the director and it is hard for me to digest my popcorn.”

On failing

“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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[image via Criterion]