George Lucas quotes

Born
May 14, 1944, Modesto, California, U.S..

Occupation
Filmmaker, entrepreneur.

George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.

The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.
– George Lucas

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

One thing about ‘Star Wars’ that I’m really proud of is that it expands the imagination. That’s why I like the ‘Star Wars’ toys.
– George Lucas

You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.
– George Lucas

I am simply trying to struggle through life; trying to do God’s bidding.
– George Lucas

Storytelling is about two things; it’s about character and plot.
– George Lucas

I was afraid that science-fiction buffs and everybody would say things like, ‘You know, there’s no sound in outer space.’
– George Lucas

There wasn’t much as a kid that inspired me in what I did as an adult, but I was always very interested in what motivates people, and in telling stories and building things.
– George Lucas

Digital technology allows us a much larger scope to tell stories that were pretty much the grounds of the literary media.
– George Lucas

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.
– George Lucas

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

It was the money from ‘Star Wars‘ and ‘Jaws‘ that allowed the theaters to build their multiplexes, which allowed an opening up of screens.
– George Lucas

Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.
– George Lucas

Good luck has its storms.
– George Lucas

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

Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
– George Lucas

I started out in anthropology, so to me how society works, how people put themselves together and make things work, has always been a big interest.
– George Lucas

I grew up in San Francisco. And so I’m informed in a certain kind of way about, you know, believing in democracy and believing in America. And I’m a very ardent patriot.
– George Lucas

None of the films I’ve done was designed for a mass audience, except for ‘Indiana Jones.’ Nobody in their right mind thought ‘American Graffiti‘ or ‘Star Wars‘ would work.
– George Lucas

A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.
– George Lucas

I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn’t care what kind of movies I made.
– George Lucas

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.
– George Lucas

The secret is not to give up hope. It’s very hard not to because if you’re really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.
– George Lucas

When I was making ‘Star Wars,’ I wasn’t restrained by any kind of science. I simply said, ‘I’m going to create a world that’s fun and interesting, makes sense, and seems to have a reality to it.’
– George Lucas

I live a reasonably simple life, off the beaten track.
– George Lucas

I wanted to race cars. I didn’t like school, and all I wanted to do was work on cars. But right before I graduated, I got into a really bad car accident, and I spent that summer in the hospital thinking about where I was heading. I decided to take education more seriously and go to a community college.
– George Lucas

I’m not much of a math and science guy. I spent most of my time in school daydreaming and managed to turn it into a living.
– George Lucas

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

Everybody has talent, it’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is.
– George Lucas

The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.
– George Lucas

There should be a point to movies. Sure, you’re giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom.
– George Lucas

Although I write screenplays, I don’t think I’m a very good writer.
– George Lucas

The secret to film is that it’s an illusion.
– George Lucas

To be renewed is everything. What more could one ask for than to have one’s youth back again?
– George Lucas

I am a giant proponent of giant screens. But I accept the fact that most of my movies are going to be seen on phones.
– George Lucas

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

Star Wars‘ is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It’s what they want.
– George Lucas

A director makes 100 decisions an hour. Students ask me how you know how to make the right decision, and I say to them, ‘If you don’t know how to make the right decision, you’re not a director.’
– George Lucas

I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean, unless you were related to somebody there was no way in.
– George Lucas

A film is sort of binary – it either works or it doesn’t work. It has nothing to do with how good a job you do. If you bring it up to an adequate level where the audience goes with the movie, then it works, that is all.
– George Lucas

Everyone seems to think that digital technology devoids the medium of content, but that is not true at all. If anything, it broadens the content.
– George Lucas

All art is dependent on technology because it’s a human endeavour, so even when you’re using charcoal on a wall or designed the proscenium arch, that’s technology.
– George Lucas

The way I define ‘intelligent design’ is that when people started out, we wanted to make sense of the world we lived in, so we created stories about how things worked.
– George Lucas