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Quotes of the day: George Lucas

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 12:02 AM EDT
May 14 2014

George Walton Lucas, Jr. (b. May 14, 1944) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive until selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist adventurer character Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful filmmakers and has been nominated for four Academy Awards. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


All the skill in the world isn't going to help you unless you have something to say.

Being in Washington is more fictional than being in Hollywood.

Do not underestimate the power of The Force.
(From Star Wars)

Don't avoid the clichés- they are clichés because they work!

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

Good luck has its storms.

I am simply trying to struggle through life; trying to do God`s bidding.

I hate corporations and I'm not happy that they have taken over the film business but on the same hand I find myself being the head of a corporation. There's a certain irony there.

I think if I can get a room full of people and they enjoy it, then I've done whatever I hoped to do.

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.

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

It's not how well you're able to make a movie. It's how well you're able to make a movie under the circumstances.

It's very important not to do what your peers think you should do, not do what your parents think,your teachers or even your culture. Do what's inside of you.

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

Let the Wookie win.

Making a film is like putting out a fire with sieve. There are so many elements, and it gets so complicated.

May The Force be with you.

Maybe you're here for a reason. Maybe I was here to do Star Wars and that's it. I'm living on borrowed time.

No film ever ends up exactly as you would like it to.

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.

The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.

The Internet still hasn't figured out how to conduct itself in public.

The script is what you've dreamed up-this is what it should be. The film is what you end up with.

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

The story being told in Star Wars is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you're in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they're actually not.

This is a new world; it doesn't work the way the old world worked.

Yeah, I have a few dollars, but when you`re getting up to the point where the average movie costs $80 million, anything under $20 million is pretty cheap. Anything under $10 million is almost impossible. And anything under $5 million is Roger Corman.

You have to have a thick enough skin to cope with the criticism.

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