“SUCCESS AND FAILURE
In some ways, the more films you’ve done, the easier it is to make one. You become familiar with the process of catching an idea and translating that idea. You understand the tools and the lighting. You understand the whole process—you’ve been through it before.
But it’s also harder, because when you release another film, it’s seen in context of what you’ve already done. It’s going to be judged based on that. And if you’ve just come off something successful, you feel that you may take the fall.
But if you’ve come down from something very low, as I did after Dune, there may be zero fear—you feel you can’t get any lower. You may experience this euphoria and freedom that you have nothing to lose.
You have to learn to find balance in success and failure. Success can kill you just as failure can. And the only way to have balance in success and failure is to function on that Unified Field level. There’s your friend. You can’t fake it—you’re either in that field or you’re not. And when that field is fully enlivened, you can’t lose, no matter what happens.”
David Lynch – Catching the Big Fish