The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.
We’re a couple of shooting stars, Biggs, and we’ll never be stopped.
Always remember, your focus determines your reality.
Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.
A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.
Mentors have a way of seeing more of our faults that we would like. It’s the only way we grow.
I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.
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.
Storytelling is about two things it’s about character and plot.
Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.
I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn’t care what kind of movies I made.
I’m not much of a math and science guy. I spent most of my time in school daydreaming and managed to turn it into a living.
To be renewed is everything. What more could one ask for than to have one’s youth back again?
Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
I’ve come to the conclusion that mythology is really a form of archaeological psychology. Mythology gives you a sense of what a people believes, what they fear.
Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
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.
The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.
There should be a point to movies. Sure, you’re giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom.
Football games are on TV, and it doesn’t affect stadium attendance at all. It’s the same with movies. People who really love movies and like to go out on a Saturday night will go to the movie theater.
I am a giant proponent of giant screens. But I accept the fact that most of my movies are going to be seen on phones.
I’ve never been that much of a money guy. I’m more of a film guy, and most of the money I’ve made is in defense of trying to keep creative control of my movies.
Changes are not unusual – I mean, most movies, when they release them, they make changes. But somehow, when I make the slightest change, everybody thinks it’s the end of the world.
The way I define ‘intelligent design’ is that when people started out, we wanted to make sense of the world we lived in, so we created stories about how things worked.
One thing about ‘Star Wars’ that I’m really proud of is that it expands the imagination. That’s why I like the ‘Star Wars’ toys.
All art is dependent on technology because it’s a human endeavour, so even when you’re using charcoal on a wall or designed the proscenium arch, that’s technology.
Digital technology allows us a much larger scope to tell stories that were pretty much the grounds of the literary media.
The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
I am simply trying to struggle through life trying to do God’s bidding.