© Tim Krüger

David Lynch über tägliche Routine und den kreativen Prozess

I'm eating for lunch tomatoes, tunafish, feta cheese and olive oil.
David Lynch

David Lynch hat in einem Interview, das er Charlie Rose in dessen Talkshow schon vor einigen Jahren über seinen Film "The Straight Story" gegeben hatte, einen Gedanken formuliert, der wohl manchem sehr vertraut sein mag. Ich habe mir die Mühe gemacht, die entsprechende Stelle zu transkribieren – Charlie Rose fragt, David Lynch antwortet:

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Tell me what you're eating.

I'm eating for lunch tomatoes, tunafish, feta cheese and olive oil.

Now here is what's interesting about you: You eat that every day!

Every day.

Every day you eat the same thing.

Yeah. It's very good.

I'm sure it is! Otherwise we wouldn't eat it every day.

Right ... right. Exactly.

And what do you eat for dinner?

Chicken ... little pieces of chicken and broccoli and a little soy sauce.

Every day.

Yeah every day except when I travel then I go off of that.

(laughter intensifies) Can we say you are a creature of habit?

Yes. Habit in daily routine. And then when there is some sort of order there, then you are free to mentally go off. Any place. You've got a safe sort of foundation and a place to spring off from.

Yeah. And you view that in term of the creative process it's very important.

It is very important for me.

For you?

Yeah.

You don't like a cluttered room when you are thinking.

No. The purer the environment, the more fantastic the interior of a world can be, it seems to me.

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Abgesehen davon, dass diese einseitige Art der Diät aus ernährungsphysiologischer Sicht wohl nicht die beste sein mag, hätte David Lynch es mit Hamburgern, Donuts und Cornflakes wohl viel schlimmer treffen können. Und was nicht physiologisch, sondern mental dabei herauskommt, ist ja wohl jedem bekannt. Die Nahrung des Genies sind also Huhn, Tomaten, Käse und Tunfisch. Was nun Milchshakes auf lange Sicht ausmachen, bleibt offen.