If there’s one thing that we always knew about the world of Star Wars, it’s that the many different movies and shows based on this fictional universe had a lot of lasting memories that affected entire generations. Ever since the first Star Wars movie was released, people have been inspired by the imagination and storyline of this fictional universe, and it has only gotten better and bigger ever since.
In that regard, Star Wars has left many lasting memories on many different people over the years because of the many different stories that were told in the movies and TV shows. That is why there are a lot of quotes and lines that stuck with people for years and decades. So, with that said, let’s look at all of the best quotes from the Star Wars movies and shows.
1. “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
Probably the line from Yoda that fans loved the most was this one. He said it when he told Luke during his training on Dagobah that it’s always an option between doing something or not doing something. Essentially, for Yoda, trying to do something is never an option because it’s always between doing or not doing. And that’s because trying is essentially a half-hearted effort that would most likely lead to failure.
2. “I like firsts. Good or bad, they’re always memorable.” – Ahsoka Tano
One of the best things that made Ahsoka Tano’s character so memorable was that she had had experiences with many first things in life, and she told Din Djarin and Grogu that she always found all of those experiences memorable. After all, she has gone through many things in life, whether good or bad. And they all made her into the character that she is today.
3. “Great, kid, don’t get cocky.” – Han Solo
When Luke Skywalker and Han Solo were still trying to find something common in their relationship, Han always referred to Luke as a little boy he needed to mentor in many different ways. Of course, when Luke did a good job when he helped the Rebels escape, he celebrated. But Han quickly told him he shouldn’t get cocky after doing something great.
4. “Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, director.” – Darth Vader
Darth Vader always had a bit of Anakin Skywalker in him because he had a penchant for making dark jokes. So, when Director Krennic became so obsessed with his success that he could earn Emperor Palpatine’s favor, Darth Vader used the Force to choke him while telling him this line. It was as if Vader was trying to pull his aspirations and ambitions down to ensure he wouldn’t do something irrational. But as we all discovered, Krennic’s ambitions ultimately led to his death.
5. “Your eyes can deceive you; don’t trust them.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
While training Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi used a training droid on him while his eyes were covered so that he would learn where to turn when deflecting the droid’s attack. Luke said he wouldn’t know where to block if he couldn’t see. That was when Kenobi said this line as a way for Luke to learn to trust the Force instead of his eyes because the eyes may deceive a person, but the Force will not.
6. “Your focus determines your reality.” – Qui-Gon Jinn
Qui-Gon Jinn’s wisdom was very refreshing in the prequel movies because he always said some of the best things. In that regard, he said that wherever a person focuses, their sights and energy ultimately determine where the person will end up. He was saying that a person is the architect of their fate because it is up to the person where they focus their energy on.
7. “The ability to speak does not make you intelligent” – Qui Gon Jinn
In ‘The Phantom Menace,’ Qui-Gon met Jar Jar Binks for the first time, as the Jedi Master implied a lack of intelligence there. Jar Jar remarked that he was intelligent because he knew how to speak. To that, Qui-Gon replied that knowing how to speak doesn’t automatically make Jar Jar an intelligent being. In some ways, he was right because intelligence and Jar Jar don’t always go hand in hand.
8. “No longer certain that one ever does win a war, I am.” – Yoda
During the events of the Clone Wars, it was clear that Yoda had seen that different events were making it impossible for him to see who was right or wrong in that war. To that end, he realized there are no true victors in a war because everyone loses something. And he was right because no one truly won the Clone Wars. After all, both the Republic and the Empire lost a lot of things in their effort to lose a war that Palpatine was manipulating the entire time.
9. “Congratulations. You are being rescued.” – K2SO
One of the best droids in Star Wars is K2SO, which was a reprogrammed Imperial security droid that worked with Cassian Andor. K2SO was just as sassy as most droids, as he quickly implied to Jyn Erso that she needed to thank him for rescuing her. In that regard, he was just another example of how cocky and condescending some droids are in their approach. And we love them for that.
10. “Hello there” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
Arguably the most popular line that Obi-Wan Kenobi has ever said, he said “Hello there” multiple times throughout the Star Wars storyline. He first said this in ‘A New Hope’ before he said it again in ‘Revenge of the Sith’ before engaging General Grievous in a duel. After that, he said it again to a young Luke Skywalker in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ when he met the boy for the very first time in his entire life.
11. “I’m a Mandalorian. Weapons are part of my religion.” – Din Djarin
We all know that the Mandalorians are a warrior race that loves fighting and warfare. But ‘The Mandalorian’ allowed us to meet a more religious group of Mandalorians. The show’s star is Din Djarin, who was raised in the ways of the Mandalorians. And because of that, he is a master of using weapons because Mandalorians were always raised to know how to use any kind of weapon.
12. “Who’s the more foolish: the fool or the fool who follows him?” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
During the events of ‘A New Hope,’ Old Ben Kenobi was always full of wisdom, as he often said things that got stuck in many people’s lives. In that regard, this was one of the lines that made people understand how wise he was, as he remarked fools and those who follow fools willingly.
13. “Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter.” – Yoda
Yoda was first introduced in ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ where Luke found him on the strange swampy planet of Dagobah. That was when Yoda spoke more about the Force to Luke so that he would understand the nature of the Force and those who wielded it. In that regard, he was referring to Force wielders as beings that can become one with the Force in the afterlife, and that’s why he said that they were luminous beings.
14. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” – Yoda
In ‘Revenge of the Sith,’ Anakin Skywalker sought wisdom from Yoda to learn more about what he needed to do in relation to the dreams that he was having about the death of a certain loved one. That was when Yoda told him he needed to learn to let go of the things he feared losing because being too attached would lead to the dark side. And we all know that Anakin failed to heed Yoda’s words because he eventually fell and became Darth Vader due to his attachments.
15. “Sometimes we must let go of our pride and do what is requested of us.” – Anakin Skywalker
Anakin Skywalker was a very wise young man taught well in the ways of the Jedi by Obi-Wan Kenobi. In that regard, he understood that the role of the Jedi was to become selfless enough to forget about their pride so that they could do their roles well. And while Anakin was hesitant to say these words, he still understood what it meant to be a selfless Jedi before falling to the dark side.
16. “Difficult to see; always in motion is the future.” – Yoda
We always knew that the Jedi could use the Force to look into the future. However, during the Clone Wars, this ability was diminished because there were always things in motion. The dark side also clouded the Force. In that regard, there was even a point wherein Yoda and Mace Windu flirted with the possibility that the Jedi could no longer use the Force to see the future.
17. “Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our viewpoint.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
If there’s one thing we know about Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s that he told Luke that Darth Vader killed Anakin. However, when Luke asks him why he lied to him about that, Kenobi clarifies things by telling him that certain truths depend on how a person sees them. In that regard, we learned in the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series that Kenobi truly saw that Vader killed Anakin when the Sith Lord admitted that he killed his former self. As such, in Obi-Wan’s viewpoint, Vader did indeed kill Anakin.
18. “We’ll always be with you. No one’s ever really gone. A thousand generations live in you now.” – Luke Skywalker
During the events of the sequel trilogy, we saw Luke dying when he overexerted himself in his duel with Kylo Ren. After that, he eventually told Rey that he and the other Jedi were together in her fight against a revived and empowered Palpatine. As such, Rey got the powers of all of the Jedi when she finally defeated Palpatine once and for all.
19. “Insolence? We are pirates. We don’t even know what that means.” – Hondo Ohnaka
Hondo Ohnaka was one of the funniest characters of ‘The Clone Wars’ as he gave us a unique way of looking at pirates. He didn’t have the best moral compass in the storyline because he always prioritized his profits. So, when the opportunity to profit presented itself, he always tried to make sure that he did whatever he needed to gain some money. And it didn’t matter if he needed to be insolent or not because pirates only talk using cold hard credits.
20. “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” – Yoda
During the events of ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ one of the things that Yoda allowed Luke to understand was the importance of avoiding everything that could lead him down the path of the dark side. That was why he told Luke that going down the dark path would force him to take that path his entire life. As such, doing so will dominate a person’s destiny and what they will do from then on.
21. “I’ve seen what such feelings can do to a fully trained Jedi Knight. To the best of us.” – Ahsoka Tano
During the second season of ‘The Mandalorian,’ Din Djarin found Ahsoka Tano and was supposed to give her the Child, who Ahsoka revealed was named Grogu. While Din tried to give Grogu to her, she decided she was not fit to train him because he was far too attached to the Mandalorian. Ahsoka saw firsthand what attachments could do to a Jedi because she saw how Anakin Skywalker fell to the dark side due to his attachments in life.
22. “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda
This is one of the most popular Yoda quotes in the storyline of Star Wars because he details how a person’s fear could eventually lead them to the dark side. In that regard, he said that being fearful could be the gateway to the dark side due to how it eventually leads to suffering. A person in deep suffering will eventually fall to the dark side of the Force because despair can make a person go down a dark path in life.
23. “Let go of your hate.” – Luke Skywalker
We all know that Luke wanted to pull his father from the dark side because he felt there was still some good in him. That was why he was telling him to let go of his hate so that he could return to the light side. As we all know, Luke successfully pulled his father over from the dark side when he sacrificed himself to save his son’s life against the wrath of Emperor Palpatine.
24. “The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.” – Yoda
There are a lot of different paths to the dark side, and Yoda believes that a person’s fear of losing someone they love is one of those paths. That’s because a person who fears losing someone would do everything to keep that person, even if it means going. Down the path of the dark side. And that’s why the Jedi were prohibited from forming attachments with others, as this could lead to the fear of loss.
25. “Strike me down in anger, and I’ll always be with you. Just like your father.” – Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker used a Force projection to get to Crait and help the Resistance in their battle against the First Order. He confronted Kylo Ren and fought him one-on-one while telling him that he would always haunt his conscience if he were to strike him down, similar to how Kylo Ren killed Han Solo in ‘The Force Awakens.’ In that regard, Luke was trying to scare Kylo Ren by telling him that he would always regret it his entire life if he were to kill Luke out of anger.
26. “May the Force be with you.”
This is one of the most commonly said quotes among the Jedi and the Rebels during the storyline of Star Wars. It was often said by those who believed in the power of the Force and its will. In that regard, it was as if telling a person “good luck” whenever someone told them, “May the Force be with you” because the Force is a cosmic energy field known to guide the fates of all the people in the galaxy.
27. “I love you.” – Leia Organa
“I know.” – Han Solo
Probably the most romantic dialogue in the history of Star Wars, Leia finally admitted her love for Han Solo before he was frozen in carbonite. Han, with all the confidence in the galaxy, was quick to tell her that he knew she loved him instead of saying he loved her back. Now that’s one of the best ways for one of the biggest bad*sses in the galaxy to reply to a romantic confession.
28. “No, I am your father.” – Darth Vader
The biggest plot twist in the history of Star Wars was when Darth Vader told Luke that his father wasn’t dead. Instead, he told the young man that he was his father all along, which changed the entire complexion and trajectory of the Star Wars storyline. And because of this revelation, the entire prequel movie trilogy focused more on how Anakin Skywalker fell to the dark side of the Force.
29. “It’s a trap!” – Admiral Ackbar
Admiral Ackbar didn’t get to see much screen time during the original trilogy, but he was always one of the characters that lived on in fans’ memories because of this line. Ackbar said this line in response to the fact that the Empire had arranged a trap for the Rebels during the ‘Return of the Jedi’ events when they were about to attack the Death Star II. And this line eventually because one of the biggest memes in the history of Star Wars.
30. “There’s always a bigger fish.” – Qui-Gon Jinn
While the trio of Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Jar Jar Binks were on their way to the Naboo capital city after going through the Gungan city underwater, they ended up getting chased by a large fish creature deep in the waters of Naboo. The fish eventually got eaten by an even bigger underwater creature, as Qui-Gon calmly remarked that there’s always a bigger fish.
31. “In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the most experienced Jedi during the Empire’s reign, which means that he had his fair share of victories in different battles. As such, he didn’t believe that there was such a thing as luck because preparation will always determine the outcome of a battle. And because Kenobi won many different battles during the Clone Wars, he realized that luck had nothing to do with his wins.
32. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” – Darth Vader
When one of the Imperial officers became too proud of the power of the Death Star to destroy entire planets, Vader said that this power was still insignificant next to the Force. The officer mocked Vader for believing in the Force, and that was when the dark lord used the Force to choke the officer, as everyone in the room was surprised to see what was happening. Vader said this line before Admiral Tarkin told him to release the officer.
33. “This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
We always knew that Obi-Wan Kenobi deeply disliked blasters because he saw them as crude and clumsy weapons. As such, he regarded the lightsaber as an elegant weapon much more civilized than a blaster. So, when he first introduced the lightsaber to Luke, he called it an elegant weapon of a more civilized age because he never liked using blasters. Of course, Luke used blasters before he learned how to handle a lightsaber well.
34. If you only knew the power of the dark side.” – Darth Vader
After Darth Vader found out that the man responsible for destroying the Death Star was his son, he tried to convince him to go to the dark side by telling him that it was far more powerful than the light side. Of course, we know that Luke resisted his father’s temptations even though Vader tried to convince him that the dark side could make him even more powerful than he already was.
35. “Never underestimate a droid.” – Leia Organa
Leia Organa has had plenty of experience with droids and knows a thing or two about what they can do. Of course, we’ve seen time and time again how important droids are to the fate of Star Wars heroes. In that regard, in the sequel trilogy, Leia said that no one should ever underestimate a droid because these helpful machines are more capable than some people think they are.
36. “As my sweet mother always said, ‘Son, if one hostage is good, two are better. And three, well, that’s good business.'” – Hondo Ohnaka
The most important thing for Hondo Ohnaka was profit, and that was why he was able to hold on to the trio of Count Dooku, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker in the hopes of using them as leverage to gain profits from either the Separatists or the Republic. And he tried to play both sides to get the most out of his profits even though things didn’t turn out well enough for him.
37. “Dank farrik!”
We don’t know what this phrase means, but plenty of people in Star Wars, especially those living in the Outer Rim territories, say this phrase in different situations that make it seem like it’s meant for cursing. Of course, it could be the Star Wars version of “damn” and any other real-life swear word that comes to mind.
38. “You are nothing. A scavenger girl is no match for the power in me. I am all the Sith.” – Emperor Palpatine
When Emperor Palpatine was revived and further empowered by the connection between Kylo Ren and Rey, he became the strongest Sith in the galaxy’s history as he obtained the powers of all of the previous Sith Lords. As such, he remarked that his granddaughter, Rey, was nothing more than a scavenger girl because she didn’t have the power to defeat all of the Sith. That was when Rey obtained the powers of all of the Jedi to defeat Palpatine once and for all.
39. “I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me.” – Chirrut Îmwe
Chirrut Îmwe wasn’t sensitive to the Force but was a strong believer in this cosmic power even though he was blind. He was as Guardian of the Whills, which were keepers of the Kyber crystal temple on Jedha, and he always showed his devotion to the Force by repeating this line repeatedly as he understood that the Force had its own will and plan for him. In season 7 of ‘The Clone Wars,’ Ahsoka Tano also said the same line over and over again when she placed her trust in the Force to remove the inhibitor chip in Captain Rex’s brain.
40. “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
This was one of the first displays of the power of the Force as Obi-Wan used it to influence the minds of Stormtroopers on Tatooine when he and Luke were about to go find a ship that could take them to Alderaan. Jedi mind tricks became much more common in the future of Star Wars, especially with different characters using them to influence the decisions of weak-willed people.
41. “This is the Way.” – Din Djarin
One of the lines that became very popular in ‘The Mandalorian’ is this one. Din Djarin and the Mandalorian tribe he belonged to were much more religious than the others. As such, whenever they talked about what they needed to do in accordance with the Mandalorian Creed, they often said “This is the Way” to one another as if they were acknowledging the path they needed to take according to the Way of the Mandalore.
42. “You can’t stop change any more than you can stop the sun from setting.” – Shmi Skywalker
Even Shmi Skywalker understood that her son had a lot of fears in his heart as he always wanted things to stay as they were. Anakin didn’t want to leave his mother on Tatooine, and that was when Shmi told him that he didn’t have the power to stop change. As we eventually found out, Anakin wanted to obtain the power to do everything he wanted to do, including preventing a person’s death, which has always been inevitable (just like change).
43. “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.” – Kylo Ren
If there’s one thing we know about Kylo Ren, it’s that he wanted to erase his past because he believed it kept him weak. In that regard, he wanted to kill his past, starting with the people who tied him to his former self, Ben Solo. That explains why Snoke wanted him to kill his father, Han Solo, and his uncle and master, Luke Skywalker.
44. “Never tell me the odds.” – Han Solo
Han Solo was always a daredevil who did things beyond logic because he understood that he could do anything as long as he was willing and daring enough to do so. So, even if the odds were against him, he always tried to go against the odds, just like how a gambler would. That’s why Han Solo never liked anyone telling him the odds, especially if he already understood that the odds were against him.
45. “A friendly piece of advice; assume that I know everything.” – Moff Gideon
Moff Gideon was a powerful Imperial warlord that remained active after the fall of the Empire. Even though Din Djarin had defeated him in season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian,’ he escaped the New Republic and returned to his base on Mandalore. He kept his eye on Din Djarin and the other Mandalorians the entire time. And that was why he was aware of what they were doing even though he kept himself hidden.
46. “In my book, experience outranks everything.” – Captain Rex
Captain Rex is the most prominent clone in the history of Star Wars (other than Boba) because he was loyal to Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano during the era of the Clone Wars. He eventually returned to action during the events of ‘Star Wars: Rebels.’ And the one thing that he always trusted in was the experience of a commander because he would always value a person’s combat experience over their rank.
47. “KENOBIIIIIII!!!!!!” – Darth Maul
We respect Sam Witwer with this one because he destroyed his vocal cord to deliver one of the most impactful one-worders in the history of Star Wars. During the events of ‘Rebels,’ Darth Maul (voiced by Witwer) discovered that Obi-Wan Kenobi was on Tatooine. That was why he headed there and traversed the deserts of Tatooine, wondering where the old Jedi Master was. In his frustration, he shouted his name, hoping that doing so would reveal Obi-Wan’s location.
48. “We stand here amidst my achievement. Not yours!” – Director Orson Krennic
Director Orson Krennic oversaw the entire Death Star project (called Project Stardust), hoping its success would make him closer to Emperor Palpatine. In that regard, when he found out that Grand Admiral Tarkin was about to take over the operation of the Death Star, he screamed this line in frustration because he thought that Tarkin was about to take his glory away from him.
49. “Stand together, die together. Let your death be the final word in the story of rebellion.” – Emperor Palpatine
We all know that Palpatine became stronger during the events of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ after he used the connection between Rey and Ben Solo to obtain the full power of the Sith.
As such, he wanted to use this power to destroy the entire Resistance, which had gathered on Exegol. As such, he thought that the defeat of the Resistance on Exegol would snuff out the light of the rebellion that started back in the era of the Empire.
50. “Rebellions are built on hope.” – Jyn Erso
One of the things that we always saw was that the odds were always against the Rebels during the Rebellion. They never had the firepower or the manpower to succeed, even though some of them were hopeful they could defeat the Empire. When Rebels lost hope after discovering something as powerful as the Death Star existed, Jyn Erso told them their hope would be enough to defeat the Empire because all rebellions are built on hope.
51. “Wars not make one great.” – Yoda
Yoda was always wise and knew the right words to say. During one scene wherein Luke talks about how he was looking for a great warrior (Yoda), the little green old man tells him that wars do not make a person great. Of course, what he meant was that being a warrior was not a reason why a person was great, and that’s why Luke was surprised when he found out that Yoda was this little green fellow that didn’t look so strong. These words also highlighted that the Jedi tried to avoid wars as much as possible.
52. “It’s over, Anakin. I have the high ground.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Battle on Mustafar is arguably one of the greatest battles in the history of Star Wars, and that one scene involving Obi-Wan Kenobi only made the battle much better. In a fight that he was on the defensive the entire time, Kenobi found a way to gain the advantage when he got to the high ground and told Anakin that there was no longer anything he could do.
From then on, Obi-Wan concluded that he had won the battle and that the only thing that his former apprentice could do was give up.
53. “You underestimate my power.” – Anakin Skywalker
After Obi-Wan told Anakin that he had already won because he had the high ground, Skywalker took it as a challenge and an insult to his power because he thought he was powerful enough to neutralize his mold master’s advantage. It was clear that his hubris got to his head because he decided to challenge Obi-Wan’s high ground, only for him to get his limbs sliced off while he was up in the air.
54. “Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking …nerf-herder!” – Leia Organa
The greatest romantic story in the entire galaxy involved Leia Organa and Han Solo because of how well it did the classic good girl falling for a bad boy trope. In that regard, it was always clear that there was romantic tension between them, as Leia always described Han in the worse way possible, only for Han to see it as Leia being attracted to him. Of course, Han was right because Leia was in love with him.
55. “I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating, and it gets everywhere.” – Anakin Skywalker
Star Wars fans have used this line as a meme for decades because it allowed them to see Anakin as someone who was “weak” to sand due to how he hated it. In that regard, it became more of an inside joke than a serious statement of how Anakin never loved living on Tatooine, a planet made of sand. And this quote went on to live on in the heads of different fans who are still making fun of Darth Vader for his apparent hatred of sand.
56. “Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life, so you might say we are encouraged to love.” – Anakin Skywalker
During the events of ‘Attack of the Clones,’ we find out that Anakin had been in love with Padmé since the first day they met. Padmé talked to him about the fact that the Jedi were prohibited from falling in love. Anakin replied that the Jedi were encouraged to love other people because they were encouraged to feel compassion for other people. In that regard, Anakin felt compassion for others before falling to the dark side. But the problem was that he also romantically fell in love, which the Jedi weren’t allowed to do.
57. “This is how liberty dies … with thunderous applause.” – Padmé Amidala
The storyline of the prequel trilogy was not only the story of Anakin Skywalker’s fall to the dark side. Still, it was also the tale of how the Republic eventually became the Empire.
We know that Palpatine manipulated the events surrounding the Clone Wars to find a way to destroy the Jedi Order and consolidate more power for himself. In that regard, after announcing that the Jedi tried to assassinate him, he convinced the Senate that the only way to make the galaxy more secure than ever was to turn it into an Empire. In that regard, Padmé saw how democracy died before her eyes as all the other senators applauded.
58. “We had each other. That’s how we won.” – Lando Calrissian
Lando Calrissian was another one of the scumbags of the galaxy that turned into a Rebel hero after seeing how evil the Empire truly was. Decades after helping the Rebellion defeat the Empire, he returned in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ to assist Rey in her quest to defeat the First Order. And the biggest message he had for her was that he and his allies defeated the Empire because they had one another.
59. “The First Order wins by making people think they are alone. We’re not alone. Good people will fight if we lead them.” – Poe Dameron
In connection to what Lando told Rey, Poe Dameron, who had become one of the top leaders of the Resistance, also understood the value of togetherness when all of the odds were stacked against them.
He understood that it was important for them to feel that they had one another because the First Order wanted them to think they were alone in their fight. And true enough, Poe was right because all the other peace-loving people of the galaxy joined the Resistance in their final fight against the First Order on Exegol.
60. “Save the rebellion! Save the dream!” – Saw Gerrera
Saw Gerrera may have been an extremist and a terrorist, but he was a true Rebel in every sense of the word because all he wanted to do was defeat the Empire. He did things that weren’t in line with what the Rebellion stood for, but he also understood how important it was for them to save the Rebellion. So, in that regard, he told Jyn and her allies to save the Rebellion during the events of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ by finding a way to destroy the Death Star, which was the one thing that made it difficult for the Rebels to find hope in the darkest of times.
61. “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” – Han Solo
Han Solo always believed in things he could see, so he didn’t believe in the Force or the Jedi. During the earlier part of his storyline, he even told Luke that the Force was nothing more than just a religion and that it was no match for a blaster. Of course, we all learned that Han was wrong because Darth Vader was powerful enough to block his blaster bolt using the Force. And Han became a true believer in the Force after seeing its power when it helped the Rebels defeat the Empire.
62. “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
The first lightsaber battle in the history of the Star Wars movies and shows was the one involving Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader. Kenobi told Vader that striking him down would make him more powerful than ever, and he was right.
Obi-Wan allowed Vader to kill him so that he could distract the Sith Lord while Luke and the others were escaping. And his death allowed him to eventually become one of the Force, thus becoming stronger than Darth Vader.
63. “I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee.” – Queen Amidala
In ‘The Phantom Menace,’ we saw that Queen Amidala needed to escape Naboo to go to the Senate and tell them what was happening between the Trade Federation and Naboo.
When she noticed that the senators were far more interested in bureaucracy instead of helping Naboo, Queen Amidala said this line. The thing is that we weren’t sure if this was Padmé or her stand-in, Sabé.
64. “A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.” – Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker died during the events of ‘The Last Jedi’ after he overexerted himself when he used Force projection to fight Kylo Ren. Then, in ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ he returned as a voice that guided Rey during her final battle with Palpatine. He was the one who told her that the Jedi lived within Rey and that they were there to help her defeat the revived emperor.
That was how Rey found the strength and resolve to get up and use the power of all of the Jedi to end Palpatine once and for all.
65. “To die for one’s people is a great sacrifice. To live for one’s people, an even greater sacrifice. I choose to live for my people.” – Ryo Chuchi
While Ryo Chuchi only appeared in ‘The Clone Wars’ and ‘The Bad Batch,’ she left a lasting impression as a young senator because she was a true servant of the people, just like Padmé Amidala. She was willing to die to keep her people safe, and that was why she decided to live for the sake of her people so that she could help them as a leader.
66. “Chewie, we’re home.” – Han Solo
To this day, ‘The Force Awakens’ is still a polarizing film even though it was the most successful Star Wars movie in terms of its box office performance. People loved the nostalgia that fueled the movie, and one of the most nostalgic events in the movie was when Han Solo and Chewbacca were able to find their way back to the Millennium Falcon, which was the very same ship that Rey used to escape the First Order on Jakku. And the thing is that the Falcon and Han had been separated for around 30 years before they reunited in ‘The Force Awakens.’
67. “You have failed me for the last time.” – Darth Vader
If there was one thing that Darth Vader hated the most regarding his underlings, it was their failure. He wasn’t merciful when it came to the failure of his men, and that’s why it wasn’t beyond him to kill them if they failed him. As such, when one of his officers lost track of the Millennium Falcon in ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ Darth Vader didn’t waste time trying to kill him because he had failed him for the last time.
68. “Use the Force, Luke.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
After Obi-Wan Kenobi sacrificed himself to become one with the Force, he stayed with Luke as a guiding voice. While Luke was trying to shoot the Death Star down, he had trouble getting his torpedoes through the shaft. That was when Obi-Wan’s voice told him to use the Force to guide him.
As such, after Luke allowed the Force to guide his shot, he successfully destroyed the Death Star and gave hope to the Rebels.
69. “You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me.” – Darth Vader
The battle between Luke and Darth Vader during the events of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ was one of the most epic lightsaber fights in the history of Star Wars. Vader realized that Luke had learned how to control his fear, but he still thought that the young man was full of anger.
As such, he tried to goad Luke into turning to the dark side by telling him to become angry. And we all know that Vader wanted his son to join him over at the dark side of the Force.
70. “If we can make it to the ground, we’ll take the next chance. And the next. On and on until we win … or the chances are spent.” – Jyn Erso
Jyn Erso was one of the greatest heroes of the Rebellion because she was an unsung figure that gave hope to the Rebels during one of the darkest times. After all, she was responsible for convincing the Rebels that they had a shot at getting the blueprints of the Death Star on Scarif. To that end, she told them they would never stop until they successfully got what they came for.
71. “You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them. You were to bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
The most heartbreaking scene in the Skywalker Saga was the one involving Obi-Wan after successfully defeating Anakin on Mustafar. He was heartbroken when he said that Anakin’s fall to the dark side wasn’t what he was supposed to do because he was supposed to be the one to destroy the Sith instead of joining them. Ewan McGregor’s acting only made this scene so much more impactful.
72. “When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.” – Darth Vader
Darth Vader confronted Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Death Star when the Rebels were sucked into it. Luke and the others rescued Leia, and that was when Obi-Wan felt he needed to fight Vader to save his allies. Vader, upon seeing his old master, said that he had become the master now because he was now more powerful than he ever was. And that was when Kenobi told him he was just a master of evil.
73. “You like me because I’m a scoundrel. There aren’t enough scoundrels in your life.” – Han Solo
The bad boy meets good girl storyline never got old in Star Wars, especially regarding the relationship between Han Solo and Leia Organa. Of course, we loved Han’s confidence because he always made it look like he knew that Leia liked him. And true enough, Leia admitted her feelings for Han in one of the most memorable moments of the original trilogy.
74. “Be mindful of your thoughts, Anakin. They’ll betray you.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
If there was one thing that the Jedi weren’t allowed to do, it was falling in love. Despite their strong feelings, they weren’t allowed to give in to their romantic feelings for other people.
That was because attachments were gateways to the dark side of the Force. As such, when Anakin became more vocal about his feelings for Padmé, Obi-Wan reminded him of how important it was for the Jedi to be mindful of their thoughts.
75. “Adventure. Heh! Excitement. Heh! A Jedi craves not these things.” – Yoda
One of the things that Luke initially thought about the Jedi was that they were adventurous people that were great warriors.
But when he met Yoda, he was immediately brought down regarding his expectations because this little green old man quickly reminded him of what the Jedi were. Jedi were not adventurers that craved excitement. Instead, they were peacekeepers that made sure that the galaxy was peaceful.
76. “That boy is our last hope.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
“No. There is another.” – Yoda
When Luke started sensing the danger his friends were in when they were in Bespin, he wanted to leave Dagobah to help them even though Yoda was urging him not to go because he needed to let go of his attachments to his friends. But Luke insisted on going there, to the dismay of Obi-Wan’s Force Ghost, who said he was their last hope. However, Yoda replied that there was another, and this was Leia, who he was aware was also as strong in the Force as Luke was.
77. “You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
Adding to the heartbreaking scene between Obi-Wan and Anakin on Mustafar was the fact that Obi-Wan truly loved him like he was his brother. He was heartbroken that Anakin had fallen to the dark side and betrayed everything the Jedi stood for.
But Obi-Wan was more heartbroken that Anakin betrayed him even after everything they went through in their years together, not as a master-and-apprentice duo but as brothers.
78. “Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, farm boy.” – Han Solo
After Luke and Obi-Wan successfully hired Han to take them to Alderaan, they were tailed by the Imperial forces stationed on Tatooine. They were trying to shake two Imperial cruisers off their tail, and that was when Luke started bugging Han to get them to hyperspace. But Han told him this line as he was still trying to calculate the hyperspace coordinates while shuffling between keeping the Falcon away from the cruisers that were tailing them.
79. “Women always figure out the truth.” – Han Solo
We all know that Han Solo used to be a galactic playboy before he met Leia. Of course, that means he had much experience with women from all over the galaxy. One of the things that he truly understood about women was the fact that they always had a way of figuring out the truth, and that was what Han said during the events of ‘The Force Awakens’ when he was already an old man that had left behind his playboy days decades ago.
80. “Don’t give in to hate. That leads to the dark side.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the first people to tell Luke that he should never be full of hatred, no matter the cost. That’s because he knows that hatred can lead to the dark side of the Force. And Obi-Wan was one of the most disciplined Jedi of his time because he never gave in to hatred even though he had lost almost everything that he held dear in his entire life when he was younger.
81. “Pull the Rebels apart piece by piece. They will be the architects of their own destruction.” – Grand Admiral Thrawn
Grand Admiral Thrawn was one of the most prominent Imperial officers during the Empire’s reign, which was why the emperor trusted him to hunt down the Rebels during the events of ‘Rebels.’ Thrawn was a master of tactics and strategy, and he displayed his mastery over military tactics when hunting the Rebels down. He understood that destroying his enemies was a slow and methodical process, and he was patient and willing enough to allow the Rebels to be the ones to destroy themselves.
82. “I am no Jedi!” – Ahsoka Tano
Ahsoka Tano’s journey was one of the most intriguing storylines in Star Wars because she used to be a Jedi who felt betrayed by the Jedi Order and decided to leave. However, she never fell into darkness during that time and was as true a Jedi as any Jedi can be. But she always ensured everyone knew she wasn’t a Jedi because she had left the order years ago. While that may be true, she never lost her trust in the Force and was a true Jedi in every sense of the word except in the title.
83. “You know, sometimes I amaze even myself.” – Han Solo
Han Solo was always kind of narcissistic in his approach, and he did many things on the fly because he was simply a lucky man. So, he impressed himself whenever he did something he never planned on doing but succeeded anyway. This happened in ‘A New Hope’ when he and his allies escaped the Empire through his efforts, as he admitted that he impressed himself with what he did.
84. “Well, I’ve learned from my master that sometimes doing the right thing means bending the rules.” – Ahsoka Tano
Ahsoka Tano was Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan, and they were known for their penchant for bending the rules during the Clone Wars. They didn’t do things by the book, and Ahsoka got her habit from her master. In that regard, Ahsoka understood that there were certain instances wherein it was important to bend the rules because doing everything by the book can sometimes lead to failure or death.
85. “The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it.” – Luke Skywalker
During the events of ‘Return of the Jedi,’ Luke had a solo moment with Leia the night before the big fight with the Empire. That was when he told Leia this line, subtly telling her she was his sister. Of course, Leia quickly understood what Luke meant when he said this line, as she admitted that she always knew they were related. And that may sound a bit creepy because we know Leia kissed Luke willingly more than a few times.
86. “Acting out of emotion will not serve us here. We must wait and watch.” – Grand Admiral Thrawn
One of the things that made Grand Admiral Thrawn so dangerous was the fact that he was very logical in his approach. He hardly acted based on his emotions because he would rather take the logical approach when trying to corner his enemies. As such, he was never too rash during the time that he was hunting the Rebels down. Instead, he played the long game and was willing to wait as long as possible instead of acting immediately out of emotion.
87. “You don’t have to look tough to be tough.” – Ahsoka Tano
When Ahsoka Tano and the other Jedi were stranded on a planet, they worked together with a group of mercenaries hired to protect a helpless village from Hondo Ohnaka’s pirates. One of the mercenaries looked like a fearsome man operating a huge droid from the inside.
However, he was a small creature inside that suit. That was when Ahsoka Tano told him that he didn’t have to look tough to be tough because, after all, Ahsoka herself never looked tough but was as tough as they came.
88. “Judge me by my size, do you?” – Yoda
Back in ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ Luke never thought that Yoda was the great Jedi Master that Obi-Wan told him to meet because no one would suspect that a small and old fellow would be one of the greatest Jedi Masters in history. So, when Luke was shocked to know that this little green man was Yoda, the Jedi Master quickly asked him if he may have judged him by his size. And we all know that Yoda’s size was never a weakness for him as a Jedi.
89. “Never. I’ll never turn to the Dark Side. You’ve failed, Your Highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.” – Luke Skywalker
After Luke momentarily gives in to his anger to defeat Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine is happy because he thinks he could tempt Luke into killing his father and taking his place as his next apprentice. However, Luke resisted the temptation of the dark side and rejected the emperor’s offer, thus proving that he was a true Jedi, just like his father. He won against the temptation of the dark side, thus defeating Palpatine.
90. “To defeat an enemy, you must know them. Not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy, art.” – Grand Admiral Thrawn
The best thing about Grand Admiral Thrawn was that he wasn’t only someone who used military strategies to his advantage because he also tried to learn more about his opponents as much as possible.
Thrawn tried to get into the minds of his opponents by learning more about their history, philosophy, and art, and that’s why he was great at learning his enemy’s next moves. He did that to the Rebels by trying to learn more about every member of the crew of the Ghost.
91. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned from you, master, it’s that following direct orders isn’t always the best way to solve a problem.” – Ahsoka Tano
During the Clone Wars, there were certain instances wherein the right action didn’t correspond with the orders that Anakin was given. In that regard, there were a lot of moments wherein Anakin had to act against his orders to save more lives in the process.
Ahsoka learned that from him and was proud enough to tell him that there were instances wherein she had to defy direct orders because she learned that some problems could be solved by defying orders.
92. “In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.” – Yoda
Yoda has always been one of the wisest characters in the history of Star Wars, and he was certainly written to be a character that could provide incredible wisdom with his words. In that regard, Yoda understood the importance of knowledge when creating light in the darkest times. And that is why knowledge is important when illuminating our paths.
93. “All mentors have a way of seeing more of our faults than we would like. It’s the only way we grow.” – Padmé Amidala
During the ‘Attack of the Clones events,’ Anakin was frustrated that Obi-Wan always criticized his actions. He thought Obi-Wan was holding him back by telling him what he shouldn’t do. That was when Padmé tried to make things feel better for Anakin by telling him that Obi-Wan was simply a good mentor to him because he wanted Anakin to grow and become a better person.
94. “To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.” – Yoda
Yoda was one of the Jedi Masters who quickly realized that the things that the Jedi were doing during the Clone Wars may not align with what the Jedi were doing. He understood that the Jedi should never answer power with power. Nevertheless, they were doing that during the Clone Wars when they tried to answer the Separatists’ power with their power. And Yoda feared that the Jedi were losing their identity because of that war.
95. “The mysteries of the Force are an enigma to me. But for all those abilities, all the power, the Jedi lacked the vision for how to wield it.” – Grand Admiral Thrawn
Thrawn may be the most intelligent character in Star Wars, but some things were beyond his logic. That’s because the Force couldn’t be explained logically, and Thrawn operates on logic.
Nevertheless, he also believed that the Force was a power that the Jedi didn’t know how to use properly. He saw the Force as a weapon, so he didn’t think that the Jedi were using this weapon the right way.
96. “I did realize something. The politics of war are not as black and white as I once thought they were.” – Ahsoka Tano
Ahsoka went through many experiences during the Clone Wars, which was why she met many people on both sides of the war. She also met people who weren’t involved in the war and were innocent people caught in a war that had nothing to do with them.
Ahsoka also saw how the politicians weren’t trying to find a way to end the war amicably, and that was when she realized that war wasn’t always black and white due to how the politics of war was far more complicated than what she originally anticipated.
97. “A great leap forward often requires first taking two steps back.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi was always known as a very patient and disciplined Jedi Master that was cautious with his approach. He wasn’t like Anakin, who was brash and headstrong. Instead, Kenobi thought there were instances wherein it was more important for him to take two steps back to understand the situation better and to progress with a great leap forward. And that can be true in real life because there are moments when moving back can be the better way for you to take a great leap forward.
98. “Maybe, but I have to sort this out on my own, without the council, and without you.” – Ahsoka Tano
One of the most important parts of Ahsoka Tano’s life involved the bombing of the Jedi Temple because she was wrongly accused of being the mastermind of that incident. But the thing is that she was set up by Barriss Offee, who was the true mastermind of the bombing. Nevertheless, the Jedi Council ousted Ahsoka from the Jedi Order without first hearing her side. So, when Ahsoka was proven innocent and the Jedi tried to invite her back, she rejected the offer because she thought she needed to find her way in life without the Jedi Order.
99. “If you’re not with me, then you’re my enemy.” – Anakin Skywalker
On Mustafar, Anakin Skywalker tried to convince Padmé Amidala that his decisions were right for them and the galaxy. As such, he felt betrayed when Padmé didn’t side with him as she saw the monster he had become.
Anakin also realized that his old master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, would never join him because he had already descended the path of darkness. As such, when he felt betrayed by the two most important people, he branded Obi-Wan as an enemy he needed to kill.
100. “Only a Sith deals in absolutes.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
After Anakin told Obi-Wan that he was his enemy because he didn’t want to join his side, that was when Kenobi realized that his apprentice had truly fallen to the dark side of the Force. That’s because the Jedi never deal in absolutes and always try to look at the grey sides.
Only the Sith deals with absolutes because they only believe in the existence of allies and enemies. As such, Kenobi realized that he needed to put down his former apprentice because he had already fallen to the temptation of the dark side of the Force.
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