How to Conquer with an idea - key to success | David Lynch

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Ideas, we're nothing without an idea so I used to say that a desire for an idea is like a bait on a hook and you're desiring an idea and you have to have patience just like you do in fishing how deep that hook goes depends on the size of that ball of consciousness and desire another word for it is like focus just focus on some and it's a little bit like daydreaming thoughts come thoughts and thoughts come and maybe boom an idea comes that is so thrilling you've got a little purple fish with red fins and little little dancing speckled eyes and this little fish could be just a fragment but you love this fragment you love this fish and that idea you write it down so you won't forget it then now that you have that fish even more powerful bait and soon others will swim in and join to it and a thing will start emerging and it goes like that for me anyway fragments but it's all ideas coming ideas that we that I fall in love with and I'm gonna fall in love with different ideas than you will but there's billions trillions of ideas coming ideas for everything so that's how it that's how it goes then you get the ideas organised and then you translate those ideas and along the way you stay open because the thing isn't finished till it's finished there can be happy accidents you say how did I get so lucky to get this thing I thought this was complete but this is beyond the beyond fitting in here and jumping it stay on your toes and don't walk away from any element until it feels correct because it's built out of many many many elements stay true to the idea all along the road and then you have some hope of the whole working

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    It doesn't do any good to say, 'This is what it means.' When you are spoon fed a film, people instantly know what it is. I like films that leave room to dream

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    Cinema is a language. It can say things—big, abstract things. And I love that about it. I’m not always good with words. Some people are poets and have a beautiful way of saying things with words. But cinema is its own language. And with it you can say so many things, because you’ve got time and sequences. You’ve got dialogue. You’ve got music. You’ve got sound effects. You have so many tools. And you can express a feeling and a thought that can’t be conveyed any other way. Its a magical medium. For me, it’s so beautiful to think about these pictures and sounds flowing together in time and in sequence, making something that can be done only through cinema. Its not just words or music-it’s a whole range of elements coming together and making something that didn’t exist before. It’s telling stories. It’s devising a world, an experience, that people cannot have unless they see that film. When I catch an idea for a film, I fall in love with the way cinema can express it. I like a story that holds abstractions, and that’s what cinema can do

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