George Lucas quotes

  • The Force is really a way of feeling; it's a way of being with life. It really has nothing to do with weapons. The Force gives you the power to have extrasensory perception and to be able to see things and hear things, read minds and levitate things. It is said that certain creatures are born with a higher awareness of the Force than humans. Their brains are different; they have more midi-chlorians in their cells.
    -- George Lucas

    #Cells #Giving #Feelings

  • Anybody that makes films knows the film is never finished. It's abandoned or it's ripped out of your hands, and it's thrown into the marketplace, never finished. It's a very rare experience where you find a filmmaker who says, "That's exactly what I wanted. I got everything I needed. I made it just perfect. I'm going to put it out there."
    -- George Lucas

    #Hands #Perfect #Film

  • Always remember, your focus determines your reality.
    -- George Lucas

    #Business #Inspirational Life #Positive Thinking

  • 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.
    -- George Lucas

    #Technology #Artist #Perspective

  • 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.
    -- George Lucas

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Wall

  • I'm the one who has to have everybody throw rocks at me all the time, so at least if they're going to throw rocks at me, they're going to throw rocks at me for something I love rather than something I think is not very good, or at least something I think is not finished.
    -- George Lucas

    #Thinking #Rocks #Very Good

  • No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
    -- George Lucas

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Inspiring

  • 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.
    -- George Lucas

    #Strong #Stars #War

  • You can't do it unless you can imagine it.
    -- George Lucas

    #Motivational #Imagine

  • A lot of great thinkers- like Einstein and Newton- come up with their best ideas when they're young because they don't yet think in the way that the establishment teaches them. Sometimes your lack of knowledge frees your mind to be creative and think in a different way. But you still have to be logical and figure out a practical way to get things done, even though you're looking at things differently.
    -- George Lucas

    #Thinking #Ideas #Creative

  • 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

    #Motivational #Giving Up #Thinking

  • 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.
    -- George Lucas

    #Looks #Matter #Realizing

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

    #Motivational #Work #Important

  • Real love is on the inside. It's somebody you have a common ground with, you share the same values, you share the same interests, you share the same humor, you share all those things that are things that will last you the rest of your life.
    -- George Lucas

    #Real #Love Is #Lasts

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

    #Motivational #Feet #Never Quit

  • Time is more important to me than money.
    -- George Lucas

    #Important

  • I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race. We have to plan for our collective future -- and the first step begins with the social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children. As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt - as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so.
    -- George Lucas

    #Children #Responsibility #Emotional

  • If I make a movie that has a whole bunch of music in it, I get to listen to the music all day long, and I don't have to say, 'Well, I gotta go back to work and I gotta stop listening to the music.' I get to listen to music and go to work.
    -- George Lucas

    #Long #Listening #Back To Work

  • People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians.
    -- George Lucas

    #Art #Real #Exercise

  • 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.
    -- George Lucas

    #Hero #Caring #Self

  • There is no why. We are. Life is beyond reason.
    -- George Lucas

    #Life Is #Reason

  • 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.
    -- George Lucas

    #Inspirational #Life #Motivational

  • Oh, my. I'd forgotten how much I hate space travel.
    -- George Lucas

    #Travel #Hate #Forgotten

  • I wanted to make a kids' film that would strengthen contemporary mythology.
    -- George Lucas

    #Film #Mythology

  • Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will...
    -- George Lucas

    #Dark #Destiny #Forever

  • Someday you're going to have to learn to separate what seems to be important from what really is important.
    -- George Lucas

    #Important #Someday

  • Train yourself to let go of the things you fear to lose.
    -- George Lucas

    #Letting Go #Train

  • A movie is never finished, only abandoned.
    -- George Lucas

    #Abandoned

  • I have a strong feeling about interesting people in space exploration. . . . And the only way it's going to happen is to have some kid fantasize about getting his ray gun, jumping into his spaceship, and flying into outer space.
    -- George Lucas

    #Strong #Kids #Gun

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

    #Moving #Matter #Self Help

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

    #Film #Easy

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

    #Stars #War #Wacky

  • The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
    -- George Lucas

    #Movie #Secret Love #Film

  • 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

    #Girl #Sunset #Boys

  • If I had time and a hammer, I'd track down every bootleg copy and smash it.
    -- George Lucas

    #Track #Hammers #Copies

  • When people talk to me about the digital divide, I think of it not so much about who has access to what technology as about who knows how to create and express themselves in the new language of the screen. If students aren't taught the language of sound and images, shouldn't they be considered as illiterate as if they left college without being able to read and write?
    -- George Lucas

    #Writing #Technology #College

  • The one way the world hasn't changed: teaching is still the most important job.
    -- George Lucas

    #Jobs #Teaching #Important

  • We were always dreaming of how it was going to be.
    -- George Lucas

    #Dream

  • If America is the pursuit of happiness, the best way to pursue happiness is to help other people.
    -- George Lucas

    #Basketball #Helping Others #Pursuit Of Happiness

  • 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

    #Mean #Special #Tools

  • Education is the single most important job of the human race.
    -- George Lucas

    #Jobs #Educational #Race

  • 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."
    -- George Lucas

    #Inspirational #Jobs #Real

  • So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.
    -- George Lucas

    #Liberty #Applause

  • In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be ?replaced? by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.
    -- George Lucas

    #Loss #Would Be #Our Society

  • But having a really good understanding of history, literature, psychology, sciences - is very, very important to actually being able to make movies.
    -- George Lucas

    #Psychology #Understanding #Important

  • It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.
    -- George Lucas

    #Stars #War #Important