Film is not an easy occupation. There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them.
He took me from not being able to write a word in terms of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.
Working hard is very important. You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.
Working hard is very important. You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take those risks, to be able to jump over the hurdles, to be able to break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you.
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.
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.
Although I write screenplays, I don't think I'm a very good writer.
I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.
Good luck has its storms.
Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive. The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture.
'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want.
The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago.
The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is.
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.