George Lucas Quotes (52 Quotes)

    The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago.

    Luke, there is no try, there is either do or not do.

    Although I write screenplays, I don't think I'm a very good writer.

    If you can tune into the fantasy life of an 11-year-old girl, you can make a fortune in this film business.

    Noting the new digital camera would enable him to finally catch up with the amateur consumer market, ... This is it. This is the revolution, and I'm in the middle of it. It's a great time to be alive.

    'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want.

    The costumes have a tendency to appear on the screen in a very short amount of time. It's very hard to see the detail and the thousands of hours of work that go into each (one),

    Film is not an easy occupation. There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them.

    You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle.

    I have hundreds of projects that I want to do, and I'm running out of time - so they'll never get done, I'm afraid.

    Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired millions of people, and this memorial will ensure that his message endures for generations to come.

    Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.

    You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

    he said, pointing to the lake outside his door, ''so we could flush our toilets.

    I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.

    Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.

    It's animated, ... It's about the Clone Wars. It's got all our characters fighting the dreaded Federation. And at the same time I'm working on 'Indiana Jones' and I'm working on a film called, 'Red Tail,' which is about African-American fighter pilots.'

    You know, they had supply problems and union disputes and a few design problem to work out. So it took longer than you would think, even for The Empire.

    I'm also extremely grateful that I discovered my passion. I love movies. I love to watch them, I love to make them.

    A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.

    You know, this was written a long time ago and it was based on history. All of Star Wars was reasonably political. It's just that most people didn't notice it until this episode was put into the puzzle.

    Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.

    I'm not in a contest. I make movies. I'm not a racehorse,

    I see it as an opportunity to save the park, ... I love the park. I did not want to see it turned into a shopping mall.

    This is about training the work force of the future. Most of the world outside Southern California is pretty far ahead, to tell you the truth. Some of these kids are working with these tools in high school. The next Spielberg ... isn't using 8-mm film he's using Hi-8 digital video.

    Working hard is very important. You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take those risks, to be able to jump over the hurdles, to be able to break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you.

    The secret to film is that it's an illusion.

    When I started to write it, it got to be too big, it got to be 250, 300 pages, ... I said, well, I can't do this. The studio will never allow this. I will take the first half, make a movie out of that, and then I was determined to come back and finish the other three, or other two stories.

    It would have been easy to establish paternity, but because he didn't, now Chris is likely going to suffer the consequences.

    If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.

    I figured if I got posters and T-shirts and things with the name of the movie on it, it would help promote the movie. The whole idea that licensing would be a revenue stream didn't occur to anybody.

    This is huge for a guy like me that's trying to get my career off the ground - to be able to open for Brooks Dunn - the duo of the millennium - is just an absolute honor.

    He took me from not being able to write a word in terms of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.

    Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is.

    I thought it was too wacky for the general public. On his original opinion of his movie's chances for success, 1997.

    I got the licensing rights because I figured they wouldn't promote the film and if I got posters and T-shirts and things out there with the name of the film on them it would help promote the movie. So, you know, the whole idea that licensing was a revenue stream didn't really occur to anybody, including me.

    Kurosawa was one of film's true greats, ... His ability to transform a vision into a powerful work of art is unparalleled. So it seemed appropriate to name the new digital studio for him.

    When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive. The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture.

    I don't know why the fans are so mad, ... I've been saying all along that they are my movies. Wait until they find out that my merchandising contracts all have the same text in them. When they have to hand over all their Star Wars toys, models, framed pictures, clothes, cups, and everything else to be buried with me, then they'll really flip-out.

    In this film, you begin to see that he has a fear of losing things, a fear of losing his mother, and as a result, he wants to begin to control things, he wants to become powerful, and these are not Jedi traits, ... And part of these are because he was starting to be trained so late in life, that he'd already formed these attachments. And for a Jedi, attachment is forbidden.

    It's all being buried with me, ... All copies of the two trilogies will be brought to my gravesite within one month of my death and laid to rest with me.

    Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't.

    Now that we have digital technology, we can actually do a shot like this, which we struggled and struggled and struggled with back in the old days. So this was a way to make our dreams come true.

    What would normally cost 20 million-30 million we can do for 1 million,

    Football games are on TV, and it doesn't affect stadium attendance at all. It's the same with the movies. People who really love movies and like to go out on a Saturday night will go to the movie theater.

    There were things I could have done then, I just didn't have the time and money to do it.

    I was very lucky that we were able to create something that stimulated the imagination of young people,

    I'm lucky enough that there is never a blank canvas in front of me, ... I have hundreds of projects that I want to do but I am running out of time.

    Working hard is very important. You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.

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