Pretty much everyone, whether you’re a hardcore fan or not, has been waiting with baited breath for the latest Star Wars movie to finally burst onto the screen and there are very few movie franchises as iconic as the Star Wars saga with pretty much all of them (even the prequels!) being a rich source of classic movie lines.
We love the franchise so much we just wanted get into the hype of it all and share our list of the best quotes from the Star Wars movies. Note that we will continue to add to our list as and when a new Star Wars movie is released. Don’t forget that if you don’t see your favorite quote from the movies here tell us in the comments below.
For now just sit back and prepare to go into a galaxy far, far away into this amazing universe with these great quotes…
1. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
We all wanted to love this movie after waiting for so long for it to be released, but sadly this film just lacked in every way a movie could. The plot is mostly exposition and the characters are all wooden, but on the positive side it had a great score and some impressive action sequences. Even though most of the dialogue was cringe-worthy we managed to find a few golden nuggets in there.
Qui-Gon Jinn: Always remember, your focus determines your reality.
Obi-Wan: But Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future.
Qui-Gon Jinn: But not at the expense of the moment.
Qui-Gon Jinn: Remember, concentrate on the moment. Feel, don’t think. Trust your instincts.
2. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
The second sequel in the prequel movies suffers pretty much from the same faults as the first movie. The script is still very weak and the characters are one dimensional and underdeveloped, but with all of that it manages to slightly improve on the underwhelming first prequel movie.
Padme: To be angry is to be human.
Anakin: I’m a Jedi. I can be better than this.
Obi-Wan: Be mindful of your thoughts Anakin. They’ll betray you.
Anakin: 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.
3. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
While this movie still never lived up to the original trilogy standards it was a massive improvement on the first two prequel movies. The characters are fleshed out more and the action sequences are more impressive but the movie still suffers from seriously bad dialogue and even though it closes some loose ends concerning the original trilogy the plot still feels inconsistent. And who can forget Vader’s farcical “Nooooo!” in his most emotional moment, which totally ruined that great scene.
Yoda: Twisted by the Dark Side, young Skywalker has become. The boy you trained, gone he is consumed by Darth Vader.
Obi-Wan: I have failed you, Anakin. I have failed you.
Anakin Skywalker: I should have known the Jedi were plotting to take over. Chancellor Palpatine has showed me the true ways of the Force.
Obi-Wan: Anakin, Chancellor Palpatine is evil. The Sith are evil. The Dark Side of the Force is an evil presence.
Anakin Skywalker: From my point of view, it is the Jedi who are evil.
Obi-Wan: Well, then you really are lost.
[raises his lightsaber]
Anakin Skywalker: This is the end for you, my former master.
Obi-Wan: 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.
Anakin Skywalker: I hate you!
Obi-Wan: You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you.
George Lucas’s introduction to this amazing space saga with such memorable characters which created a pop culture phenomenon that I don’t think has even been equaled in quite the same way.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.
Obi-Wan: Your eyes can deceive you, don’t trust them.
Darth Vader: I sense something; a presence I’ve not felt since…
C-3PO: Is there anything I can do?
Luke Skywalker: Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest or teleport me off this rock.
Luke: How did my father die?
Obi-Wan: A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi knights. He betrayed and murdered your father. Now the Jedi are all but extinct. Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force.
Han Solo: Damn fool, I knew you were going to say that.
Obi-Wan: Who’s the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?
Princess Leia: This is some rescue! You came in here, but didn’t you have a plan for getting out?
Han Solo: [indicating Luke] He’s the brains, sweetheart!
Princess Leia: Someone has to save our skins. Into the garbage chute, fly boy.
[after Luke blows up his first TIE fighter]
Luke Skywalker: Got him! I got him!
Han Solo: Great, kid! Don’t get cocky.
Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Luke Skywalker: I have a very bad feeling about this.
This second sequel in the original trilogy brought in the same ingredients as A New Hope but in a darker more sinister tone with a more involving plot and the ultimate classic twist that everyone loves so much!
Luke: Alright, I’ll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
Luke: I want my lamp back. I’m gonna need it to get out of this slimy mudhole.
Yoda: Mudhole? Slimy? My home this is!
C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.
Han Solo: Never tell me the odds.
Yoda: You must unlearn what you have learned.
[after Yoda raises Luke’s X-Wing from the bog using the Force]
Luke Skywalker: I don’t…I don’t believe it.
Yoda: That is why you fail.
Princess Leia: Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.
Han Solo: Who’s scruffy-looking?
Han Solo: You said you wanted to be around when I made a mistake, well, this could be it, sweetheart.
Princess Leia: I take it back.
Han Solo: No! Stop, Chewie, stop! Chewie! Chewie this won’t help me! Hey! Save your strength. There’ll be another time. The Princess. You have to take care of her. You hear me? Huh?
[Leia and Han share a passionate kiss]
Princess Leia: I love you.
Han Solo: I know.
Luke: I won’t fail you. I’m not afraid.
Yoda: You will be. You will be.
Luke: Vader. Is the dark side stronger?
Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad?
Yoda: You will know… when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.
Luke: But tell my why I can’t…
Yoda: No, no! There is no “why”.
Darth Vader: Impressive. Most impressive. Obi-Wan has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me.
Darth Vader: The force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.
Darth Vader: If you only knew the power of the Dark Side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
Luke: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!
Darth Vader: No. I am your father.
Luke: No. No. That’s not true. That’s impossible!
Darth Vader: Search your feelings, you know it to be true.
6. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Although the final sequel in the original trilogy gets a little to get going and is not as mature as its predecessor it still ends in a rewarding and satisfying note.
Luke Skywalker: The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And…my sister has it. Yes, it’s you, Leia.
Princess Leia: I know. Somehow, I’ve always known.
Luke Skywalker: Your thoughts betray you, Father. I feel the good in you, the conflict.
Darth Vader: There is no conflict.
Luke Skywalker:You couldn’t bring yourself to kill me before and I don’t believe you’ll destroy me now.
Darth Vader: You underestimate the power of the Dark Side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny.
Luke Skywalker: Come with me. Leave everything behind.
Darth Vader: Obi-Wan once thought as you do. You don’t know the power of the Dark Side. I must obey my master.
The latest in this epic space saga is a true return to form and feels like the original trilogy. Yes, it’s not a perfect movie and it does rehash some of the main plot points from the original trilogy but to us that’s didn’t take anything away from it. J. J. Abrams has managed to breathe new life into this franchise and make the fans feel excited again and create new fans at the same time!
Finn: We’ll figure it out, we’ll use the Force!
Han Solo: That’s not how the Force works!
[as they are running away from the explosion trying not get caught]
Finn: What about that ship?
Rey: That one’s garbage!
[the ship they’re running towards is blown up]
Finn: The garbage will do!
[they run towards the other ship which we now see is the Millennium Falcon]
Han Solo: Chewie, we’re home.
Rey: This is the Millennium Falcon! You’re Han Solo!
Han Solo: I used to be.