Lynch doesn't see the merit in explaining his work to the masses.
"It limits it," Lynch said, when asked why he's reluctant to talk about his work in detail. "It stops people from intuiting and thinking on their own. Nothing should be added. Nothing should be subtracted. A film, a book, a painting— it’s done, and this is it. There’s a comfort when your ideas are realized. You’ve worked so that all the elements are working together and it feels complete and correct. Then you say it’s done. Then it goes out into the world but it doesn’t need any more explanation. It is what it is. In cinema, cinema is such a beautiful language—as soon as people finish a film, people want you to turn it into words. It's kind of a sadness—for me, the words are limiting. Whereas this language is the language that you love. The language of cinema. It's about love, is what it’s about."
Ideas come to Lynch like a TV in his mind.
When asked how he comes up with his ideas for his art, Lynch said, "It comes like on a TV in your mind. They’re beautiful gifts. Desiring an idea is like a bait on a hook. You can pull them in. If you catch an idea that you love, that’s a beautiful day. And you write it down. That idea might just be a fragment of the whole, but now you have even more bait. Thinking about that small fragment, that little fish, will bring in more. Pretty soon you might have a script. Or a chair, or a painting, or an idea for a painting. More often than not, small fragments. In the other room the puzzle is all together, but they keep flipping it one piece at a time." in Indiewire