Catching the Big Fish

By David Lynch

Book Takeaway

There's a whole bunch of books I think are interesting enough to give them a quick blast through but not interesting enough to devote a whole lot of time too and really contemplate heavily on what the book is trying to say. For these books I think a quick takeaway note is better than a full review. 

Book takeaways will generally have 3 elements: a sentence or two that says something I'll takeaway from this book, a quote from the book, and a circumstance where I could see myself benefiting from re-reading this book.

  • Transcendental meditation can allow you to sink your hook deeper and capture ideas far below the conscious level. An artist doesn't need to explain/interpret a piece of work because all of the meaning the artist ascribes to it is in the work itself.
  • "If you want to get 1 hour of good painting in you have to have 4 hours of uninterrupted time."
  • I think it would be a good idea to re-read this book if I ever decided to do something highly creative like write fiction.