'I ALWAYS SAY THAT PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, WAS MY GREATEST INFLUENCE... NO PLACE HAS INFLUENCED ME AS MUCH AS PHILADELPHIA....' [IN THE 60S], 'ITS INSANITY, DESPAIR, VIOLENCE, FILTH WAS SO BEAUTIFUL TO ME.' -- David Lynch, the artist, film director, PAFA graduate, at a press scrum, Philadelphia, 10 September 2014.
'It [Philadelphia] is very much brighter now. It's, like I say, it's normal. I don't feel it's cut off from the world. It's joined the rest of the world. It's cleaner. It's now normal!'