* HeyItsThatGuy and InkSuitActor: David Lynch actually played Gus the bartender on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''
* HireTheCritic: Novelist Barry Gifford wrote a piece that was highly critical of Lynch's attempt at FilmNoir atmosphere in ''Film/BlueVelvet''. Lynch went on to adapt one of Gifford's books as ''Film/WildAtHeart'' and cowrote the screenplay for ''Film/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 ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.