David Lynch On Where Great Ideas Come From

Ideas are like fish and you don’t make the fish, you catch the fish. Desiring an idea is like putting bait on a hook and lowering it into the water.”

This two-minute animated video is based on a 2008 interview in which filmmaker David Lynch explains what it takes to come up with a great idea.

Lynch believes there are no original ideas, that suffering cramps the flow of creativity, and that happiness in the doing is of utmost importance.