Happy birthday George Lucas
Happy birthday George LucasReuters

George Lucas is credited as one of the Hollywood personalities who created a cultural phenomenon in the history of fiction/fantasy movies. He is best known for creating the epic action-adventure franchise, "Indiana Jones," and the iconic space opera series, "Star Wars."

Lucas was born on May 14, 1944 in Modesto California. After graduating from the University of Southern California in 1967, he had co-founded the film studio, American Zoetrope, with fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (who is known for directing "The Godfather" movies).

Some of Lucas' other notable movies include "THX 1138" (1971) and "American Graffiti" (1973). As the renowned filmmaker celebrates his 72nd birthday, here are some of his most popular quotes:

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

"When I was making 'Star Wars,' I wasn't restrained by any kind of science. I simply said, 'I'm going to create a world that's fun and interesting, makes sense, and seems to have a reality to it.'"

"A director makes 100 decisions an hour. Students ask me how you know how to make the right decision, and I say to them, 'If you don't know how to make the right decision, you're not a director.'"

"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."

"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."

"The story being told in 'Star Wars' is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you're in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they're actually not."

Source: Brainy Quote