Here are some quotes from my favourite living artist, David Lynch, about the creative process. They’re from Chris Rodley’s book, Lynch on Lynch: On turning Mullholland Drive from a failed TV pilot to a successful feature film:  Well, one night I sat down in my chair to meditate and whoosh – the whole thing came Read more…

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I had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan Haidt on Monday at the RSA. Haidt, as you all know, wrote The Happiness Hypothesis, which really inspired me. I gave him a copy of my new book, so if you see it in a bin near the Strand, it’s yours! Haidt’s own new book is called The Read more…

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I just had a David Lynch dream. No, not a dream that was Lynch-esque. A dream with David Lynch in it. He was playing the Devil. He was sitting behind a desk, in this seedy Fifties motel room, talking to me in this threatening way, and as he spoke, his words would suddenly speed up, Read more…

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I had a real David Lynch moment this morning. I’m staying in Los Angeles for a couple of days, at a hotel off Sunset Boulevard. I get up at 7 this morning, tired and a bit hungover, to go get some breakfast. As I walk down the street, I see a beautiful girl in jogging Read more…

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I had a weird dream last night. I was standing on a beach looking out to sea, and I saw a large plane crash into the waves. Then another. Then another. I wondered if I was asleep or dreaming, but my eyes were open, and there it was happening in front of me. ‘The system Read more…

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