"I always say be humble but be firm. Humility and openness are the key to success without compromising your beliefs."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."George Hickenlooper on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."George Hickenlooper on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."George Hickenlooper on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."George Hickenlooper on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."George Hickenlooper on Winston Churchill
"I think that narrative, fiction filmmaking is the culmination of several art forms: theater, art history, architecture. Whereas doc filmmaking is more pure cinema, like cinema verite is film in its purest form."
"I was very inspired by Les Blank's film 'Burden of Dreams.' I think what's unique about his film and the two I've made is that they're close examinations of filmmakers and how their own emotional experiences reflect in the material they're rendering, and vice versa - how that material sometimes colors their own lives."
"I'm fascinated by failure, and I'm fascinated by finality. Shakespeare's historical plays are more universal than his comedies because they relate to the finality of life. Without finality, life would not be beautiful."