Star Wars Quotes

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In 1977, a new kind of movie arrived on the screens of theaters across the world and Star Wars quotes have inspired people ever since.

Proclaiming the existence of another universe in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas and Lucasfilm introduced us to The Force, droids, spaceships, the Death Star, and the ongoing battle between Jedi and Sith.

Decades later, a total of nine movies have captured the imagination of generations of Star Wars fans.

Whichever trilogy is your favorite, and whether you go all out in celebrating the Star Wars Universe on May 4th or not, we’ve collected the very best Star Wars quotes together in one place.

We hope you’ll be inspired by them today… and may The Force be with you!

Star Wars Quotes

Across the course of three separate Star Wars trilogies, we have been introduced to an incredibly large and varied cast of characters.

From Jedi Masters and Sith Lords; Queens, Princesses, and Emperors to conmen and rebels, the residents of the Star Wars universe have made us laugh and cry. These are some of the best Star Wars quotes from all three trilogies!

Qui-Gon Jinn quote "Your focus determines your reality"
“Your focus determines your reality.” – Qui-Gon Jinn

So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause.

Padmé Amidala

There’s always a bigger fish.

Qui-Gon Jinn

Somebody has to save our skins.

Leia Organa

The ability to speak does not make you intelligent, now get out of here.

Qui-Gon Jinn

We must keep our faith in the Republic. The day we stop believing democracy can work is the day we lose it.

Queen Jamillia

The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.

Chancellor Palpatine
C-3PO quote from Star Wars "We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life"
“We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life.” – C-3PO

In time, the suffering of your people will persuade you to see our point of view.

Viceroy Nute Gunray

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.

Riyo Chuchi

If you define yourself by your power to take life, your desire to dominate, to possess, then you have nothing.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Force is not a power you have. It’s not about lifting rocks. It’s the energy between all things, a tension, a balance, that binds the universe together.

Luke Skywalker

We’re doomed.

C-3PO
Luke Skywalker quote "If there’s a bright center to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from"
“If there’s a bright center to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from.” – Luke Skywalker

Rebellions are built on hope.

Jyn Erso

Dreams pass in time.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Some day you’re gonna be wrong, I just hope I’m there to see it.

Leia Organa

You’re asking me to be rational. That is something that I know I cannot do. Believe me, I wish I could just wish away my feelings, but I can’t.

Anakin Skywalker

Confronting fear is the destiny of a jedi. Your destiny.

Luke Skywalker

Get your head out of your cockpit.

Leia Organa
Star Wars quote "The Force is neither light nor dark, master nor slave, but a balance between extremes"
“The Force is neither light nor dark, master nor slave, but a balance between extremes.” – Lanoree Brock

Something inside me has always been there, but now it’s awake.

Rey

A tyrant can make anything seem to be ‘the will of the people.’

Leia Organa

You know what I always say… speak softly, and drive a big tank.

Hondo Ohnaka

Good. Twice the pride, double the fall.

Count Dooku

She was more interested in protecting the Light than seeming like a hero.

Leia Organa

He’s quite clever, you know…for a human being.

C-3PO
Obi Wan Kenobi quote "Who’s the more foolish; the fool, or the fool who follows him?"
“Who’s the more foolish; the fool, or the fool who follows him?” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

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

I won’t fail you. I’m not afraid.

Luke Skywalker

Light. Darkness. A balance.

Rey

I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate. You have anger. But you don’t use them.

Count Dooku

He became so powerful, the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power…which, eventually of course, he did.

Emperor Palpatine

If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Obi-Wan Kenobi
Shmi Skywalker quote "You can’t stop the change, any more than you can stop the suns from setting"
“You can’t stop the change, any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” – Shmi Skywalker

Let go of your hate.

Luke Skywalker

Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say, that we are encouraged to love.

Anakin Skywalker

A Jedi gains power through understanding and a Sith gains understanding through power.

Emperor Palpatine

An object cannot make you good or evil. The temptation of power, forbidden knowledge, even the desire to do good can lead some down that path. But only you can change yourself.

Bendu

Power! Unlimited power!

Darth Sidious
Jango Fett quote "I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe"
“I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.” – Jango Fett

You know, no matter how much we fought, I’ve always hated watching you leave.

Leia Organa

I need someone to show me my place in all of this.

Rey

Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

It’s a trap!

Admiral Ackbar

I don’t know who you are or where you came from but from now on you’ll do as I tell you, okay?

Leia Organa

I’ll never turn to the dark side. You’ve failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.

Luke Skywalker

The Force will be with you. Always.

Obi-Wan Kenobi
Qui-Gon Jinn quote "Greed can be a powerful ally"
“Greed can be a powerful ally.” – Quin-Gon Jinn

In my experience there is no such thing as luck.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee.

Queen Amidala

Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say that we are encouraged to love.

Anakin Skywalker

I fear nothing. For all is as the Force wills it.

Chirrut Imwe

Be mindful of your thoughts, Anakin. They will betray you.

Obi-Wan Kenobi
Princess Leia quote "I have a bad feeling about this"
“I have a bad feeling about this.” – Leia Organa

I can feel you anger. It gives you focus. It makes you stronger.

Chancellor Palpatine

Remember, concentrate on the moment. Feel, don’t think, use your instincts.

Qui-Gon Jinn

Now, be brave and don’t look back. Don’t look back.

Shmi Skywalker

Only a Sith deals in absolutes!

Obi-Wan Kenobi

I’m not afraid to die. I’ve been dying a little bit each day since you came back into my life.

Padmé Amidala
Star Wars quote "Sometimes we must let go of our pride and do what is requested of us"
“Sometimes we must let go of our pride and do what is requested of us.” – Padmé Amidala

The Force, it’s calling to you. Just let it in.

Maz Kanata

Long have I waited, and now your coming together is your undoing.

Emperor Palpatine

We’re not alone. Good people will fight if we lead them.

Poe Dameron

He’s no good to me dead.

Boba Fett

Here goes nothing.

Lando Calrissian

To be angry is to be human.

Padmé Amidala

At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.

Darth Maul
Star Wars quote "Keep your concentration here and now, where it belongs"
“Keep your concentration here and now, where it belongs.” – Qui-Gon Jinn

You have your moments. Not many of them, but you have them.

Leia Organa

You are no Vader. You are just a child in a mask.

Emperor Palpatine

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

I’m rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears that you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honor.

C-3PO

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

I know how to run without you holding my hand!

Rey
Funny Star Wars quote "Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?"
“Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?” – Leia Organa

The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Luke, you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

I’m being torn apart. I want to be free of this pain. I know what I have to do, but I don’t know if I have the strength to do it. Will you help me?

Kylo Ren

This holiday is yours, where we all share with you the hope that this day brings us closer to freedom and to harmony and to peace. No matter how different we appear, we’re all the same in our struggle against the powers of evil and darkness.

Leia Organa
Obi-Wan Kenobi quote "That's no moon"
“That’s no moon.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

Han Solo Quotes

Star Wars endures in the minds of fans after more than three decades of popularity thanks to the characters it introduced.

Characters like Han Solo, Darth Vader, and Yoda are all cultural icons that are deliver some of the most recognizable and memorable Star Wars quotes of all.

Han Solo quote "There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny"
“There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny.” – Han Solo

Laugh it up, fuzzball.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs! I’ve outrun Imperial starships, not the local bulk-cruisers, mind you. I’m talking about the big Corellian ships now. She’s fast enough for you, old man.

Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money.

Luke? A Jedi? I’m out of it for a little while and everybody gets delusions of grandeur.

Keep your distance though, Chewie. But don’t look like you’re tryin’ to keep your distance. I don’t know, fly casual.

Han Solo quote "Never tell me the odds"
“Never tell me the odds.” – Han Solo

What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station is not my idea of courage. It’s more like, suicide.

Don’t everybody thank me at once.

Look, your worshipfulness, let’s get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: me.

3PO. You tell that slimy piece of worm-ridden filth, he’ll get no such pleasure from us.

I still get a funny feeling about that old man and the kid. I’m not sure what it is about them, but they’re trouble.

Han Solo quote "You like me because I’m a scoundrel. There aren’t enough scoundrels in your life"
“You like me because I’m a scoundrel. There aren’t enough scoundrels in your life.” – Han Solo

Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy. Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova, and that’d end your trip real quick, wouldn’t it?

It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.

Let’s keep a little optimism here.

I used to wonder about that myself. Thought it was a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. A magical power holding together good and evil, the dark side and the light? Crazy thing is, it’s true. The Force, the Jedi — all of it. It’s all true.

Han Solo Star Wars quote "Women always figure out the truth. Always"
“Women always figure out the truth. Always.” – Han Solo

You know, sometimes I amaze even myself.

That’s not how the Force works!

Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.

Darth Vader Quotes

Darth Vader Star Wars quote "I find your lack of faith disturbing"
“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” – Darth Vader

He’s as clumsy as he is stupid.

Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me.

You’re a part of the rebel alliance and a traitor. Take her away!

This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi. It will soon see the end of the Rebellion.

Star Wars quote "The Force is strong with this one"
“The Force is strong with this one.” – Darth Vader

You don’t know the power of the dark side! I must obey my master.

I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.

The emperor will show you the true nature of the force. He is your master now.

Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you.

That name no longer has any meaning for me.

No, I am your father.

Darth Vader Star Wars quote "Be careful not to choke on your aspirations"
“Be careful not to choke on your aspirations.” – Darth Vader

I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do.”
“I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new empire.

Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.

When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.

You are unwise to lower your defences!

Darth Vader quote "Just for once, let me look on you with my own eyes"
“Just for once, let me look on you with my own eyes.” – Darth Vader

Yoda Quotes

Small in size, but large in the Force, Yoda offers the wisdom of hundreds of years of Jedi training. Some of the most profoundly wise Star Wars quotes come from Master Yoda.

Yoda quote "Do. Or do not. There is no try"
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

You will know when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the force for knowledge and defence, never for attack.

The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the light, the future is.

On many long journeys have I gone. And waited, too, for others to return from journeys of their own. Some return; some are broken; some come back so different only their names remain.

Star Wars quote “In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side”
“In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side.” – Yoda

Control, control, you must learn control!

Secret, shall I tell you? Grand Master of Jedi Order am I. Won this job in a raffle I did, think you? ‘How did you know, how did you know, Master Yoda?’ Master Yoda knows these things. His job it is.

Great warrior. Wars not make one great.

Named must your fear be before banish it you can.

Yoda Star Wars quote “Smaller in number are we, but larger in mind”
“Smaller in number are we, but larger in mind.” – Yoda

Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.

Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.

To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.

You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill.

Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.

Yoda quote "Always pass on what you have learned"
“Always pass on what you have learned.” – Yoda

Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will…

If you end your training now – if you choose the quick and easy path, as Vader did – you will become an agent of evil.

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.

To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off light, or darkness, Padawan. Be a candle, or the night.

The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.

Yoda quote "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you"
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you.” – Yoda

If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are… a different game you should play.

Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.

A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind…. All his life has he looked away…to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless.

Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.

Yoda Star Wars quote "Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose"
“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” – Yoda

When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not.

When gone am I, the last of the Jedi will you be. The Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned.

In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.

Lost a planet, master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing.

Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.

Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have. Twilight is upon me, soon night must fall.

Yoda quote "Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force"
“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.” – Yoda

Bonus George Lucas Quotes

Largely retired from filmmaking after selling Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, billionaire George Lucas is one of the most successful television and film writers, producers, and directors in Hollywood history.

His perseverance, hard work, and incredible artistic vision has made the Star Wars franchise the success it is today.

If you can tune into the fantasy life of an 11-year-old girl, you can make a fortune in this business.

George Lucas
George Lucas quote "If you want to be successful in a particular field, perseverance is one of the key qualities"
“If you want to be successful in a particular field, perseverance is one of the key qualities.” – George Lucas

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.

George Lucas

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plough right ahead.

George Lucas

My first six years in the business were hopeless. There are a lot of times when you sit and you say ‘Why am I doing this? I’ll never make it. It’s just not going to happen. I should go out and get a real job, and try to survive.’

George Lucas
George Lucas quote "You have to find something that you love enough to jump over hurdles and break through the brick walls"
“You have to find something that you love enough to jump over hurdles and break through the brick walls.” – George Lucas

Right or wrong, this is my movie, this is my decision, and this is my creative vision, and if people don’t like it, they don’t have to see it.

George Lucas

We hope you’ve enjoyed this huge selection of Star Wars quotes from characters in one of the finest movie series in history, and perhaps been inspired to watch them again! Is your favorite missing? Share it with us below, and may the Force be with you.

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