George Lucas received the 2012 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony on July 10, 2013. Photo by Ralph Alswang
“If you’re creating things, you’re doing things that have a high potential for failure, especially if you’re doing things that haven’t been done before. And you learn from those things. No matter how you cut it, you say, “Well, that didn’t work,” or, “Well, this didn’t work,” or “That was not the best idea.” And you use that information that you’ve gotten which is experience… Failure is another word for experience.” — George Lucas
Read the full Art Talk with George Lucas here. And read a blog post inspired by our interview with Lucas here.