65 George Lucas Quotes On Success In Life

George Walton Lucas Jr. is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and entrepreneur. Lucas is best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founding Lucasfilm, LucasArts, and Industrial Light & Magic. He served as chairman of Lucasfilm before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012. Lucas is one of history’s most financially successful filmmakers and has been nominated for four Academy Awards. His films are among the 100 highest-grossing movies at the North American box office, adjusted for ticket-price inflation. Lucas is considered a significant figure of the 20th-century New Hollywood movement. These George Lucas quotes will motivate you.

Best George Lucas Quotes

  1. “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” ~ George Lucas
  2. “We are all living in cages with the door wide open.” ~ George Lucas
  3. “You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.” ~ George Lucas
  4. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” ~ George Lucas
  5. “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-responsibility 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
  6. “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
  7. “Teachers are the most important individuals in our society – nothing is as powerful as the human touch in education.” ~ George Lucas
  8. “No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” ~ George Lucas

  9. “Train yourself to let go of the things you fear to lose.” ~ George Lucas
  10. “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
  11. “The one way the world hasn’t changed: teaching is still the most important job.” ~ George Lucas

  12. “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.” ~ George Lucas
  13. “It’s not a matter of how well can you make a movie. It’s how well can you make it under the circumstance, because there’s always circumstances. You cannot use that as an excuse.” ~ George Lucas
  14. “George Orwell was right. There’s no greater genius as far as I’m concerned in terms of understanding human nature. I think that a lot of people just believe anything you tell them, and no matter what it is, they just go along with the program. They’re perfectly happy to take their pill every day and do what they’re told, and work and buy things, and work and buy things, and stay out of any complex emotional situations. And whatever the authorities tell them to do, they do, and whatever the authorities say is the truth, they believe is the truth.” ~ George Lucas
  15. “My success wasn’t based on how I could push down everybody that was around me. My success was based on how much I could push everybody up.” ~ George Lucas
  16. “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.” ~ George Lucas
  17. “The best way to truly understand narrative art is to experience it.” ~ George Lucas

  18. “It’s okay to lose; just don’t lose the lesson.” ~ George Lucas
  19. “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.” ~ George Lucas
  20. “You can find people who have discovered the fact that it’s really helping people, it’s really being compassionate toward other human beings that makes you happy, that gives you a spiritual fulfillment – a kind of fulfillment that goes way beyond anything you can buy.” ~ George Lucas
  21. “You must let go of your past and embrace your future and figure out what path you’re going to go down” ~ George Lucas
  22. “The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film – whether it’s history, psychology, economics, or architecture – so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn’t going to help you unless you have something to say.” ~ George Lucas
  23. “Everybody has talent, it’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is.” ~ George Lucas

  24. “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.” ~ George Lucas
  25. “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
  26. “One of the basic motifs in fairy tales is that you find the poor and unfortunate along the side of the road, and when they beg for help, if you give it to them, you end up succeeding. If you don’t give it to them, you end up being turned into a frog or something. It’s something that’s been around for thousands of years, a concept that’s been around for thousands of years.” ~ George Lucas
  27. “I think that God gave us a brain, and that it’s the only thing we have to survive. All life forms have some advantage, some trick, some claw, some camouflage, some poison, some speed, something to help them survive. We’ve got a brain. Therefore it’s our duty to use our brain.” ~ George Lucas
  28. “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
  29. “You don’t see the struggle part of a person’s life. You only see the success they have.” ~ George Lucas

  30. “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.” ~ George Lucas
  31. “Being in Washington is more fictional than being in Hollywood.” ~ George Lucas
  32. “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.” ~ George Lucas
  33. “Never tell me the odds!” ~ George Lucas
  34. “You can be as rich, and famous, and powerful as you want to be, and it will not bring you happiness. That’s said over and over and over, again. It’s such a cliché that it hardly needs to be said, but people don’t understand that it’s actually true.” ~ George Lucas
  35. “Don’t avoid the cliches – they are cliches because they work!” ~ George Lucas

  36. “They were at the wrong place at the wrong time naturally they became heroes” ~ George Lucas
  37. “Someday you’re going to have to learn to separate what seems to be important from what really is important.” ~ George Lucas
  38. “Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.” ~ George Lucas
  39. “[Star Wars is] designed primarily to make young people think about the mystery. Not to say, ‘Here’s the answer.’ It’s to say, ‘Think about this for a second. Is there a God? What does God look like? What does God sound like? What does God feel like? How do we relate to God?'” ~ George Lucas Quotes
  40. “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
  41. “I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.” ~ George Lucas

  42. “I think as you grow up, you realize you have obligations just in your life – being a citizen, being part of humanity – to help other people, to help your country, to help the world.” ~ George Lucas
  43. “You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.” ~ George Lucas
  44. “Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.” ~ George Lucas
  45. “I’m extremely grateful that I discovered my passion. I love movies. I love to watch them, I love to make them.” ~ George Lucas
  46. “Art is the retelling of certain themes in a new light, making them accessible to the public of the moment.” ~ George Lucas
  47. “[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.” ~ George Lucas
  48. “Making a film is like putting out a fire with sieve. There are so many elements, and it gets so complicated.” ~ George Lucas

  49. “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
  50. “A movie is never finished, only abandoned.” ~ George Lucas
  51. “There is no why. We are. Life is beyond reason.” ~ George Lucas
  52. “Part of the reason my friends and I became successful is that we were always helping each other.” ~ George Lucas
  53. “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
  54. “So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.” ~ George Lucas

  55. “Star Wars has always struck a chord with people. There are issues of loyalty, of friendship, of good and evil… The theme came from stories and ideas that have been around for thousands of years.” ~ George Lucas
  56. “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
  57. “I was a terrible student in high school and the thing that the auto accident did – and it happened just as I graduated, so I was at this sort of crossroads – but it made me apply myself more, because I realized more than anything else what a thin thread we hang on in life, and I really wanted to make something out of my life.” ~ George Lucas
  58. “Star Wars is a saga of Good vs. Evil, divided into nine parts.” ~ George Lucas

  59. “My life is making movies. I like storytelling, and I’ve got a lot of stories that are stored up in my head that I hope to get out before my time is up.” ~ George Lucas
  60. “People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians.” ~ George Lucas
  61. “Storytelling is about two things; it’s about character and plot.” ~ George Lucas

  62. “All of my films have been very hard to understand at the script stage because they’re very different. At the time I did them they were not conventional. The executives could only think in terms of what they’d already seen. It’s hard for them to think in terms of what has never been done before.” ~ George Lucas
  63. “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.” ~ George Lucas
  64. “Ultimately the Force is the larger mystery of the universe. And to trust your feelings is your way into that.” ~ George Lucas

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