This beautifully animated video of David Lynch talking about ideas and inspiration made by The Atlantic is wonderful. I love revisiting it every few weeks.
Some choice quotes:
- "You can catch ideas from daydreaming, or you can catch ideas from places."
- "Be true to the idea."
- "Happiness in the doing is so important."
What David Lynch has to say really gets me thinking about ideas and creativity.
Daydreaming and living life normally, without trying to conjure up ideas, has been the key to me discovering ideas. It's about recognizing when an idea drifts by, capturing it, and expanding upon it. I can reminder the smells and sights and where my mind was when ideas I fell in love with floated by. But if we're all so busy with work, family, friends, consumption, and everything else we do, we stop daydreaming.
People are afraid of boredom, so they look at their phones constantly—when they drive, when they shit, when they go to sleep. People are afraid of their mind going to places they may not want it to go. Where the mind goes may be dark or sad or funny. It doesn't matter how it makes one feel. What matters if that they are feeling something. Ideas are discovered when the mind wanders and wonders. Embrace it; it's a beautiful thing.
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