* HeyItsThatGuy and InkSuitActor: David Lynch actually played Gus the bartender on ''TheClevelandShow''
* HireTheCritic: Novelist Barry Gifford wrote a piece that was highly critical of Lynch's attempt at FilmNoir atmosphere in ''BlueVelvet''. Lynch went on to adapt one of Gifford's books as ''WildAtHeart'' and cowrote the screenplay for ''LostHighway'' with him.
* OldShame: Lynch prefers not to talk about ''Dune'' in interviews.
* ShrugOfGod: See the quote on the main page. Although he has said that some bits of his work explicitly have no meaning; he just got a particular image stuck in his head and wanted to put it onscreen.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At one point, Lynch was offered the director's chair on ''ReturnOfTheJedi''.