"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."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."George Hickenlooper on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."George Hickenlooper on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."George Hickenlooper on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."George Hickenlooper on Ayn Rand
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."George Hickenlooper on Frank Lloyd Wright
"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."
"I always say be humble but be firm. Humility and openness are the key to success without compromising your beliefs."