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David Lynch

Beauty

"I hate slick and pretty things. I prefer mistakes and accidents. Which is why I like things like cuts and bruises - they're like little flowers. I've always said that if you have a name for something, like 'cut' or 'bruise,' people will automatically be disturbed by it. But when you see the same thing in nature, and you don't know what it is, it can be very beautiful."

"I like motors. I like oil and water when they mix together...You know, that little film on the...on the water and the smell of...uh...lake water and gasoline is a beautiful thing."

"It's like smoke coming out of a chimney. A new chimney is one thing, but an old chimney it's years of heat, black smoke and hairs that catch in there and build up right? And the side of the building's all black with all these broken windows, and rotting grass is caught in there. It's fantastic stuff!"

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