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George Lucas quotes

As a Western, 'The Magnificent Seven' was a pretty good film. I don't think it was as interesting or as multi-faceted as 'Seven Samurai.'

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

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

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.

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

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.

Good luck has its storms.

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

You can't do it unless you can imagine it.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'American Graffiti' was unpleasant because of the fact that there was no money, no time, and I was compromising myself to death.