"If you want to be a documentary filmmaker, you have to know who you are. That is to say actually, at some point, you have to say, ‘Maybe I don’t have something to say.’ So be true to yourself. You need to have a voice. You need to have something to say. Not just editorially. You need to know that you want to say something. And more importantly, you need to have perseverance because nothing’s going to be handed to you. — Ken Burns"
"There will always be dissident voices heard in the land, expressing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side and seeking influence without responsibility. Those voices are inevitable."