May the Force be with you.— George Lucas
The most controversy George Lucas quotes to discover and learn by heart
In my experience, there's no such thing as luck.
Always remember, your focus determines your reality.
No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it.
I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.
I put all of my resources into pushing the evolution in an industry that is notoriously backwards and I enjoy pushing that envelope,.
The first script was one of six original stories I had written in the form of two trilogies. After the success of Star Wars, I added another trilogy. So now there are nine stories. The original two trilogies were conceived of as six films of which the first film was number four.
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're doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle.
We are all living in cages with the door wide open.
The one way the world hasn't changed: teaching is still the most important job.
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Heroes come in all sizes, and you don't have to be a giant hero.
You can be a very small hero. It's just as important to understand that accepting self-responsibi lity for the things you do, having good manners, caring about other people-these are heroic acts. Everybody has the choice of being a hero or not being a hero every day of their lives.
People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians.
They were at the wrong place at the wrong time naturally they became heroes
All democracies turn into dictatorships - but not by coup.
The people give their democracy to a dictator, whether it's Julius Caesar or Napoleon or Adolf Hitler. Ultimately, the general population goes along with the idea.
Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.
The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
The underlying issues, the psychological motives, in all my movies have been the same, he said. Personal responsibility and friendship, the importance of a compassionate life as opposed to a passionate life.
Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.
If you want to be successful in a particular field or endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It's very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you're going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.
So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.
I've always tried to be aware of what I say in my films, because all of us who make motion pictures are teachers - teachers with very loud voices.
Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.
Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose
In my films, all the great things are put together.
It's not like one kind of ice cream but rather a very big Sundae.
Any society begins by realizing that together, by helping each other, you can survive better than if you fight each other and compete with each other.
Good luck has its storms.
The thing about science-fiction fans and "Star Wars" fans is they're very independent-thinking people. They all think outside the box, but they all have very strong ideas about what should happen, and they think it should be their way. Which is fine, except I'm making the movies, so I should have it my way.
Most artists, most painters, even composers would want to come back and redo their work. They've got a new perspective on it, they've got more resources, they have better technology, and they can fix or finish the things that were never done.
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.
We were always dreaming of how it was going to be.
I'm extremely grateful that I discovered my passion.
I love movies. I love to watch them, I love to make them.
If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities.
The theme that runs through my movies is the fact that we create barriers for ourselves....because we say, Well, I can't do that. But in the end, you can't do it unless you can imagine yourself succeeding at it.
You're not going to stay in business, the business of making movies very long because you need the resources in order to keep going. So you have to try and find a niche audience or some kind of audience that has the same likes, dislikes and aesthetic sensibilities that you have.
[In ancient Rome,] why did the senate after killing Caesar turn around and give the government to his nephew? Why did France after they got rid of the king and that whole system turn around and give it to Napoleon? It's the same thing with Germany and Hitler.
My first six years in the business were hopeless.
There are a lot of times when you sit and you say "Why am I doing this? I'll never make it. It's just not going to happen. I should go out and get a real job, and try to survive."
The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.
Part of the reason my friends and I became successful is that we were always helping each other.
You need peers; you need people who are at the same level you are. You never know in life when you're going to need help, and you never know who you're going to need it from.
But having a really good understanding of history, literature, psychology, sciences - is very, very important to actually being able to make movies.
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.
Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.
If I'd have gone to art school, or stayed in anthropology, I probably would have ended up back in film ... Mostly I just followed my inner feelings and passions ... and kept going to where it got warmer and warmer, until it finally got hot ... Everybody has talent. It's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is.
Whenever you're making a movie, especially when you're writing, you always have self-doubts.
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.
I wanted to make abstract films that are emotional, and I still do.
These Are Not The Droids You Are Looking For.
Our system of education is locked in a time capsule.
You want to say to the people in charge, 'You're not using today's tools! Wake up!'
Han Solo: Wonderful girl. Either I'm going to kill her or I'm beginning to like her.
Follow your bliss. Do the thing where you sit down at 8 a.m. and then you realize you're hungry and you look up and it's 10 p.m. If you can find something you love that much, it doesn't matter what you do.