” Like a layer on a pearl, you can’t specifically identify the irritant, the moment of the irritant, but at the end of the day, you know you have a pearl. “


” I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can’t work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can’t really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance. “


” You don’t work on something for six years and be blind to the myriad of other approaches. “


” You need, as a historian, essential triangulation from your subject and the only way you get that triangulation is through time. “


” When you are editing, the final master is Aristotle and his poetics. You might have a terrific episode, but if people are falling out because there are just too many elements in it, you have to begin to get rid of things. “


” You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living. “


” You know, you meet some people, and do a lot of interviews, and you come across a Buck O’Neill and you know you are going to know him for the rest of your life. The same thing happened with Curt Flood. “


” In most films music is brought in at the end, after the picture is more or less locked, to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel. “


” I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works. And if you want to know about this thing called the United States of America you have to know about the Civil War. “


” I never, ever want to apologize for a film. If it’s bad I’ll say it’s my fault. And that’s what I can say so far in all the films that I’ve done, that if you don’t like it, it’s entirely my fault. “



All 10 Ken Burns Quotes about You in picture


Like a layer on a pearl, you can
I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can


You don
You need, as a historian, essential triangulation from your subject and the only way you get that triangulation is through time.
When you are editing, the final master is Aristotle and his poetics. You might have a terrific episode, but if people are falling out because there are just too many elements in it, you have to begin to get rid of things.
You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living.
You know, you meet some people, and do a lot of interviews, and you come across a Buck O
In most films music is brought in at the end, after the picture is more or less locked, to amplify the emotions the filmmaker wants you to feel.
I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works. And if you want to know about this thing called the United States of America you have to know about the Civil War.
I never, ever want to apologize for a film. If it
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