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Lucas attended a conference on rational expectations
by Thomas J. Sargent

Lucas attended a conference on rational expectations
at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1973.
The day after the conference, I received a call from Pittsburgh.
- Thomas J. Sargent

There was a danger that skeptics and opponents would
misread those likelihood ratio tests as rejections
of an entire class of models,
which of course they were not.
- Thomas J. Sargent

The first and most optimistic response was complete
rational expectations econometrics.
A rational expectations equilibrium is a likelihood function.
Maximize it.
- Thomas J. Sargent

In the 1980s, there were occasions when it made sense to say,
'it is too difficult to maximize the likelihood function,
and besides if we do, it will blow our model out of the water.'
- Thomas J. Sargent

 

But a year before that, I was starting to drink beer
on the set of the film Lucas (1986).
- Corey Haim

I want to be so strong as an actor that people wouldn't say...
eh, that's Josh Lucas.
- Josh Lucas

George Lucas puts those types of characters in for the kids.
Same with Jar Jar.
- Peter Mayhew

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I like Soderbergh, Spielberg, Lucas.
There's a lot of talented guys out there obviously,
and if you're a fan of films, you have to look at that
stuff and learn from them.
- David R. Ellis

Well, my favorite roles so far are Lucas and Lost Boys.
- Corey Haim

You're in a profession in which absolutely everybody
is telling you their opinion,
which is different.
That's one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again.
- Francis Ford Coppola

George Lucas doesn't have the most physical stamina.
He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he'd never do it again.
- Francis Ford Coppola

George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the
photography in Star Wars.
He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that
I advanced with regard to ways for doing that.
- John Dykstra

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

My agent set up a meeting with George Lucas.
They were casting in England.
- David Prowse

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed.
For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
- E. V. Lucas

I have a sneaking suspicion that if there were a way
to make movies without actors,
George Lucas would do it.
- Mark Hamill

I can't speak for the other authors,
but what I hoped to achieve was to illuminate certain
corners of the Lucas universe that hadn't yet been explored.
- Walter Jon Williams

We've got to protect our young men and women and we've got to win that,
whatever the cost.
- Ken Lucas

Success is the most important to many,
to me it's just a bonus.
- Lucas Grabeel

New York has got this sort of wonderful romantic idea of the South.
- Josh Lucas

Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
- Edward V. Lucas

I dislike math, yet I respect and appreciate the fact
that math is the language of the universe.
- Lucas Grabeel

It's important to hold something back,
though, because quite frankly my personal life is pretty
dull and I don't want to bore people with it.
- Matt Lucas

Wrap parties can be really sad, actually,
disorienting.
- Josh Lucas

I love experiencing other people's realities,
seeing the world through their eyes for a short period of time.
- Josh Lucas

I had friends of mine tell me they had a baby,
and I didn't even know they were pregnant.
- Josh Lucas

As far as my dreams go, all I want to do is be a working actor,
and I happily achieved that.
- Lucas Grabeel

It's nice to know you're working on something that
will mean something to kids.
- Lucas Grabeel

I have noticed that the people who are late are often
so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
- E. V. Lucas

'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational,
and people respond to that.
It's what they want.
- George Lucas

That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe:
the do-it-yourself,
hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood,
is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show.
It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.
- Adam Savage

The French never allow a distinguished son of France to lack a statue.
- Edward V. Lucas

Learning to make films is very easy.
Learning what to make films about is very hard.
- George Lucas

I got so used to being unstable that I started to only
be comfortable being unstable.
- Josh Lucas

There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
- E. V. Lucas

The greatest thing about where my life is right now
is it's very relaxed and chill.
I'm just hanging out, being myself and doing my work.
- Lucas Grabeel

Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm
of English prose seem to me matters where both writers
and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
- F. L. Lucas

I hope to be a producer, a musician,
a painter,
a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as
many things as I can and see where it goes.
- Lucas Grabeel

Once I've done a crime, I just forget it.
I go from crime to crime.
- Henry Lee Lucas

My other brother, the Lord Lucas, who was heir to my father's estate,
and as it were the father to take care of us all,
is not less valiant than they were, although his skill
in the discipline of war was not so much,
not being bred therein.
- Margaret Cavendish

I really want to do more mature, artistic,
twisted, edgy films.
That is my goal.
- Lucas Grabeel

When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I
would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed
everything about my environment and put myself in a storm,
in a sense.
- Josh Lucas

Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving
around until you've discovered what it is.
- George Lucas

A man can make himself put down what comes,
even if it seems nauseating nonsense;
tomorrow some of it may not seem wholly nonsense at all.
- F. L. Lucas

When I left school I was full of angst,
like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy.
- Matt Lucas

I have to plead basic ignorance of most new jazz artists here.
- Gary Lucas

We got to go to Lucas Ranch and, at that time,
my brother was still living in a condo about a mile from Robin Williams,
and so I made all of the other comics jealous because
I got to get a ride home with him.
- Carlos Alazraqui

I finally learned to love myself by dressing up as Geri Halliwell.
- Matt Lucas

I'll look at the script and I'll try to find as many books,
movies, and pieces of music that I think are going
to feed each scene or the character as a whole.
- Josh Lucas

There's such good people out there where there filmmaking world is alive.
- Josh Lucas

I'm competitive with myself, but not with other people.
I set goals for myself.
I don't really care about winning or losing as long as I do my best.
- Lucas Grabeel

He took me from not being able to write a word in terms
of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.
- George Lucas

And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking
trouble and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them.
- F. L. Lucas

I love how people in this business push themselves to know themselves,
the world, and their creativity better.
- Josh Lucas

My instincts are not comedic.
- Josh Lucas

I'm challenged by people like Russell Crowe and Sean
Penn who come in with such incredible discipline and power.
- Josh Lucas

The Hulk, that was the experience of my life,
so far.
- Josh Lucas

Most style is not honest enough.
- F. L. Lucas

George Lucas was casting about and had heard favourable
things about my work in Clockwork Orange and asked me to come in,
which of course I did even though no one knew what the film was about!
- David Prowse

I think I've spent so much time playing characters
that are so far away from me and learning how to technically
build and how to technically put something on top of you.
- Josh Lucas

At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace,
but the disgrace will last as long as history.
- F. L. Lucas

I mean comedy is something that's very personal and
people have strong opinions about.
- Matt Lucas

I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life,
specifically Southern small town life,
and I think that this movie does the opposite.
- Josh Lucas

To make the bloody thing talk the way I do when I'm on a verbal roll,
in my idioms and rhythms.
- Gary Lucas

My nomadic childhood dramatically fed my eventual decision to be an actor,
but not in the way you might think.
- Josh Lucas

I play, like, 12 instruments.
Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums...
I'm working on mastering the accordion.
- Lucas Grabeel

Good luck has its storms.
- George Lucas

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.
- George Lucas

The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought
have never been forgotten and are as relevant today
as they were 40 years ago.
- George Lucas

The Bush administration also was not straightforward
about the intelligence it had,
releasing tenuous information that fit its goal of attacking Iraq.
I feel deceived.
- Ken Lucas

It's funny, but we were living on this small island
off the coast of Charleston,
South Carolina when I was 9.
- Josh Lucas


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