10 Best Quotes From 'Star Wars' (And 10 More For Your Everyday Use)
Do You Use These?
George Lucas was often criticized for writing “wooden dialogue,” and it’s perhaps true that putting refined words into the mouths of his characters might not be one of his biggest talents. But Lucas was obviously aware of this shortcomings and so he hired the services of so-called script-doctors, like Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck or even Carrie Fisher herself, who would polish the dialogue into something that the actors were able and willing to say. But despite these “wooden dialogues,” there is a plethora of memorable quotes in the Star Wars films and TV shows. Today, we are going to pick 10 of the most famous ones (in no particular order), and then there is a bonus of 10 more.
1. "May the Force be with you."/"The Force will be with you (always)."
These two are basically the quintessential Star Wars quotes. Even people who have no affiliation to the saga at all know them, due to their wide usage in modern pop culture.
2. "It’s a trap!"
Admiral Ackbar’s realization that the second Death Star is fully operational has also found its way into our everyday language. This sentence has been put on coffee mugs, t-shirts, stickers and countless other merchandise with many different variations of the word “trap”.
3. "Do or do not. There is no try."
Yoda’s advice to Luke on Dagobah is another all-time classic that has far outgrown the realm of Star Wars.
4. "I find your lack of faith disturbing."
Like “It’s a trap,” this quote from Darth Vader can be found on many merchandise products, with the word “faith” frequently replaced by other terms, from cats, to cookies, to Christmas ornaments.
5. "I love you."/"I know."
This dialogue, which was not in the original script of The Empire Strikes Back, but rather improvised by Harrison Ford after many attempts to get the right vibe, can also be used as a test to see if your significant other is a true Star Wars fan: if he or she willingly accepts your “I know” or even better, answers with it him- or herself, this is a match made in heaven.
6. "No, I am your father."
Together with number 1, this is probably the Star Wars quote that most people recognize, but it is also one of the most misquoted lines from the whole saga, where the “No” is falsely replaced by “Luke.”
7. "I have a bad feeling about this."
It would only be a slight exaggeration to say that every Star Wars character has said this sentence at one time or another, often with a prolonged “a” in "bad." It even has its own Wookieepedia page.
8. "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."
Yoda’s comment on young Anakin’s fear of losing his mother is basically the story of his downfall condensed into three short sentences.
9. "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope."
Princess Leia’s final message from her plea to the old Clone Wars general is the part that got Luke Skywalker to start his hero’s journey. Carrie Fisher could recite the whole speech by heart decades after the movie had come out.
10. "Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter."
Many years before the introduction of the midi-chlorians this sentence from Yoda was one of the first explanations of the Force. Like many other references to the Force, it has a very spiritual meaning, without binding itself to one specific religion.
This list could be continued on and on, but instead, we are now looking at 10 more quotes that can easily be used in our daily lives:
11. "We would be honored if you could join us."
Darth Vader’s “welcome” to the rebels on Bespin can be used for any kind of invitation, from a party, to a barbeque, to a wedding, or to a baptism. It is not too nerdy, but Star Wars fans will still instantly recognize it.
12. "This is the way."/"I have spoken."
Use one or both of these quotes from The Mandalorian when you don’t want to discuss a matter any further.
13. "Roger, roger."
Say this enthusiastically when you are asked to do something that you would have done anyway. Or use a more sarcastic tone when someone wants something from you that you are not too fond of.
14. "Hello there."
Like the “I love you/I know,” this is kind of a test. Taken for itself, it is a very undescriptive sentence, but when someone actually replies to this with “General Kenobi,” you surely know that you are in the right company.
15. "Come on, baby! Do the magic hand thing."
Greef Karga’s plea to Grogu to use the Force again can be used in many situations. But be careful, there are some where this sentence gets really awkward.
16. "I like firsts. Good or bad, they’re always memorable."
This quote by Ahsoka from The Mandalorian can be used as your motivational push, whenever you are going to (or have to) do something for the first time.
17. "The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
Use this estimation of one’s intellectual capacity in a joking manner when someone says something with which you disagree.
18. "Women always figure out the truth. Always."
This Han solo quote from The Force Awakens really doesn’t need any explanation, does it?
19. "Never tell me the odds."
This is your go-to sentence when you are going to do something that you know probably isn't one of the smartest moves and everyone else is telling you so, but you are going to do it anyway.
20. "Make ten men feel like a hundred."
Use this as a motivation when you are a soccer coach and one of your players has already been disqualified from the game.
Written By Gerald Petschk
Syndicated From Culture Slate