David Lynch on age

“You get so involved in things when you get older, and that stop you being able to see these little details, and have that same sort of experience. So every once in awhile, something pops and you have to go back. Some little detail. It’s real important to go out and sit down and look at things quietly from a low perspective. When you’re small, you’re always looking up at things, and if you can get down, and look up, and study stuff, it’s sort of the same again. Except you know so much. That wrecks a lot of it.

But there’s so much mystery when you’re a child. Something as simple as a tree doesn’t make sense. You see it in the distance and it looks small, but as you get closer it seems to grow – you haven’t got a handle on the rules yet. We think we understand the rules when we become adults, but what we’ve really experienced is a narrowing of the imagination.”

— David Lynch