“I'm interested in ordinary experience, and regardless of the precise definition of ordinary, and I've found that in so-called ordinary experience, there is as much comedy, tragedy, sadness, as there is in great drama. And I don't invent it, I recognize it.”
Source : "Frederick Wiseman on his new film and his dream of shooting in the White House". Interview with Sam Fragoso, www.avclub.com. November 3, 2015.