I was a terrible student in high school and the thing that the auto accident did – and it happened just as I graduated, so I was at this sort of crossroads – but it made me apply myself more, because I realized more than anything else what a thin thread we hang on in life, and I really wanted to make something out of my life. And I was in an accident that, in theory, no one could survive. So it was like,
‘Well I’m here, and every day now is an extra day. I’ve been given an extra day so I’ve got to make the most of it.’

George Lucas on the teenage car accident that nearly killed him