"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."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."George Lucas on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."George Lucas on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."George Lucas on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."George Lucas on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."George Lucas on Thomas Jefferson
"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."
"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."
"'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want."
"Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard."
"The secret to film is that it's an illusion."