Love it or loath it, Star Wars has been the source of many quotes since Star Wars: A New Hope hit the movie theatre in 1977. In fact, the dialogue and quotes in this epic and imaginative space saga is so popular that it has been parodied, emulated, satirized and referenced in works of art across various media.
Today, I have put together a selection of 31 Memorable Star Wars Quotes for Geeks. I’ve included the most memorable Star Wars Quotes I could find. I
I’ve tried to include the quotes that best reflect the various aspects of the Star Wars movies, characters and situations in general. I have NOT included all quotes, just everything that comes to mind when thinking about memorable Star Wars quotes.
As always with lists on this site, it is important to remember that inclusion means different things for different people. Enjoy!
Star Wars A New Hope Quotes
These Star Wars Quotes are not in movie chronological order, but from when the first Star Wars movie came out in 1977.
There has even been a Star Wars day named on May the 4th each year, with May the 6th taken up for the Sith (enemies of the Jedi). I hope you enjoy these Star Wars Quotes and share them on your social media.
May The 4th Be With You Quote
May The Fourth Be with you is Star Wars Day on May 4th. Celebrate this day with friends, family, fans and geeks worldwide by sharing some of your memorable Star Wars moments.
This quote is brilliant because it is a play on words incorporating may the force into an actual date in the year.
May The Sith Be With You Quote
“May the Sith Be With You.” May the 6th is another Star Wars Day. How many days can you have? Well for me every day is a star wars day as I can watch it and enjoy it all year round! Heck I watched star wars on my wedding day!
Darth Vader Quotes
“I find your lack of faith disturbing.“ – Darth Vader. I have this as a messenger tone for my cell-phone and it gets a lot of heads turning. It can be quite funny some of the time, yet my close family just role their eyes.
This has to be one of the most memorable quotes from Darth Vader when we first see him on the Death Star. This vader quote has to be my all time favourite.
Obi Wan Kenbobi Quotes
“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” – Leia Organa. From the moment we first see Princess Leia, we know she is uploading a recording to R2D2.
The full contents of that recording is unknown until the meet up with a now very old Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine.
May The Force Be With You Quote
“May the Force Be with you.” – Spoken by most Jedi to each other, but Obi-Wan Kenobi goes one further and says “The Force will be with you. Always!” during the Battle of Yavin, while Luke is flying an X-Wing.
Luke is engaged in an attack on the incoming Death Star.
C-3PO Star Wars Quote
“I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.” – C-3PO Here is a A moment between two characters. I have a soft spot for R2D2, so this quote is really fun and memorable to me.
Leia Organa Quotes
“You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought.” – Leia Organa This has to be one of my favorite Leia Organa quotes. Not only does is it show her tough side but at the same time she can sense Luke’s worth.
Another Obi-Wan Kenobi Quote
“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for!” – Obi-Wan Kenobi. This quote has been used in lots of memes and Star Wars merchandise.
Famous Obi-Wan Kenobi Quote
“You can’t win, Darth. Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Empire Strikes Back Quotes
Here are some of the most memorable and famous star wars quotes from The Empire Strikes Back. I’m sure you will agree that they are all definitely worth remembering!
What Is A Nerf Herder?
“Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!” – Leia Organa
What Is A Nerf Herder?
Nerf herder” is a derogatory term used by the villainous characters in Star Wars to insult and put down Han Solo and his crew. The phrase may have been inspired by the slang word “herd,” meaning “to gather as a group.” In turn, this could have been inspired by similar slang words such as “s herd together” or “r herd.”
The word was coined by Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan when she noticed Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine. After stumbling out of the cantina, Leia called after them, “We’ll meet again,” before yelling back to Han, “May the Force be with you!”
“May the Force be with you,” Han smirked back to Leia. Then he, Chewie and Luke were out of sight. The other patrons in the cantina snickered at Leia’s remark and phrase.
That Boy Was Our Last Hope
“That Boy was our last hope.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi That boy was our last hope is a fabulous quote from the Star Wars franchise. The quote is usually attributed to Obi-Wan Kenobi after Luke Skywalker goes against his training and returns to save them from Darth Vader’s Death Squadron, but was actually spoken by General Jan Dodonna of the Rebel Alliance.
A Funny Leia Organa Quote
“I don’t know where you get your delusions laser brain.” – Leia Organa When Leia Organa was a senator for Alderaan, she was constantly at odds with the Empire. She had many run-ins and yelled at many Imperial officers as well as Darth Vader himself.
Here is one of my favorite Leia Organa quotes where she uses the term Laser brain!
“Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1” – C-3PO.
This quote by C-3PO comes from the opening of the Empire Strikes Back and is one of the most memorable lines in Star Wars.
However, this may not be entirely correct, according to a recent interview with Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), who states C-3PO may have been mistaken by several orders of magnitude!
Mayhew has also stated that he believes this error was deliberate and is a continuity error.
What do you think? Is C-3PO correct, or was it a mistake by the filmmakers?
Memorable Han Solo Quote
“Never tell me the odds” – Han Solo
Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He appears in the original trilogy as a smuggler who seems to be running away from trouble. He is also featured in the prequel film series, where he is revealed to be one of the leaders of the Rebel Alliance; allies of Luke Skywalker.
Han Solo gained his fame through his work as a smuggler and his adventures with Jedi Master Obi-Wan. This quote about “the odds” is typical of Han Solo and it is probably the most famous quote that he has. This particular quote comes from Episode IV: A New Hope
Final Quote By Han Solo
“I love you.” Han “I know” Leia – The last words they exchange before Han Solo is frozen in Carbonite.
Just before Han Solo is put into Carbonite he tells Leia “I love you” to which she replies, “I know”.
Han Solo has been frozen in carbonite for a long time. In the latest Star Wars movie it’s revealed that Han was unfrozen from his coma/hibernation and Leia hasn’t seen him since the beginning of the movie.
Leia Organa goes searching for Han Solo at Maz Kanata’s castle to figure out where he is and how to find him. She finds him at the bar drinking his sorrows away with Chewie who gives her a hug. Leia rushes over and tells Han that she loves him, that she thought about him everyday during the time they were apart, and that she heard him calling her in the silent night.
Han Solo doesn’t understand why she loves him so much when he has yet to change from his old ways.
Return of the Jedi Quotes
These return of the Jedi quotes are fantastic memorable and famous star wars quotes which I really love. Which is your favorite?
“I have a bad feeling about this!” – Han Solo – One of Hans most famous catch phrases.
Han Solo says this in all three movies.
Han Solo’s primary motivation is money, but he eventually changes his outlook to helping the rebel alliance because of his relationship with Leia Organa.
Han Solo is famous for saying “I have a bad feeling about this” and it’s one quote I find myself saying regular when something doesn’t feel right or goes wrong.
What Is A Thermal Detonator?
“He’s holding a thermal detonator!” – C-3PO
A thermal detonator is a weapon used in the fictional Star Wars universe. Thermal detonators are powerful, short-ranged explosives that can destroy vehicles and buildings.
Han Solo’s many run-ins with these weapons demonstrate his skill at using them, although he has been known to accidentally activate one or simply lose it. Once, Han threw one at the ceiling of a room hoping to crush some Storm Troopers, but instead it went off.
When C-3P0 talks about a thermal detonator, he mentions that Han uses it the most; Chewbacca is said to lose them, and Lando has one go off in his pocket.
They are also known as “DTs” or “death sticks.”
General Ackbar Quote
“It’s a trap!” – General Ackbar – The most used phrased in memes I have seen other than “May the Force Be With You.”
It’s a trap by General Ackbar is one of the most famous star wars quotes I know. General Ackbar is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. Ackbar was a military commander of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and later became a politician of the New Republic, finally serving as Chancellor.
When referring to the trap Ackbar is talking about the Empire’s move to trap the rebel alliance. This quote is famous because its memorable, has great humor and is one you won’t forget.
Darth Vader Quote
“Just for once, let me look on you with my own eyes.” – Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker
This is a famous star wars quote from the movie Return of the Jedi, when Darth Vader is confronted with his son Luke Skywalker and says those words.
This quote signifies a turning point in the movie as it means that Darth Vader is about to change sides and help his son to defeat the empire “for the good of the galaxy”.
Emperor Palpatine Quote
“Now, young Skywalker, you will die.” – Emperor Palpatine
Emperor Palpatine is not a fan of Skywalker.
Skywalker has somehow managed to become a thorn in his side, the only thing standing between Palpatine and complete domination of the galaxy. And yet, he seems powerless against this pathetic boy. This Jedi.
Could there be anything more annoying for Palpatine?
Luke Skywalker Quote
“There is good in him. I’ve felt it.” – Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker believes there is good in Darth Vader, his father. Even at the end of the first film, when Darth Vader is trying to kill Luke, he pleads for him not to kill him by telling him that there is still good in him.
This change does not happen over night though and it turns out that Darth Vader was lying to Luke all along.
This quote is significant because it portrays Darth Vader as a broken character, who has the ability to feel, but does not know how to act on those new emotions; it also reinforces the spiritual concept that there is some good in everyone.
The Phantom Menace Quotes
If you love the Phantom menace then you may recognise some of these famous star wars quotes! The Phantom menace is one of the famous films in the star wars franchise, so here are some quotes from all over the film!
Qui-Gon Jinn Quote
“There’s always a bigger fish.” – Qui-Gon Jinn
The Phantom Menace is full of many memorable things, without a doubt this quote is one of them. In context, this quote is said by Qui-Gon Jinn, who is explaining to Anakin about how the Sith are everywhere.
This quote was also spoken in Empire Strikes back by Yoda, he talks about the bigger fish being Luke Skywalker’s father.
Star Wars Qui-Gon Jin Quote
“You will become a Jedi, I promise.” – Qui-Gon Jinn
When Qui-Gon Jinn made this promise to little Anakin Skywalker, he had no idea how much it would come true.
The first line of Qui-Gon Jinn’s dialogue in The Phantom Menace foreshadows his death later on in the film. It also foreshadows the many promises that Qui-Gon makes throughout the movie.
One particular promise that Qui-Gon makes when he saves Jar Jar Binks off of Tatooine comes true when Anakin Skywalker is made a Jedi Knight by Obi Wan Kenobi at the end of Revenge of the Sith .
Mace Windu Star Wars Quote
“Remember, there are two Sith Lords: a master and an apprentice.” – Mace Windu
Mace Windu is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by actor Samuel L. Jackson in the prequel films of George Lucas. In addition to his signature purple lightsaber, he has been well known for making statements that attempt to reveal parts of the future plot of the saga, by sometimes revealing secrets or hinting at what will happen in the next movie.
Many Star Wars fans have speculated that this was one of Windu’s most important quotes, which could lead to something major happening in the upcoming sequel trilogy.
Attack of the Clones Quotes
Do you love attack of the clones? Here are a few memorable star wars quotes from this classic action film.
Quote By Count Dooku
“I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate. You have anger, but you do not use them.” – Count Dooku
This statement from Count Dooku was towards Darth Vader’s son, Luke Skywalker. This shows that the dark side of the force is something more than just hate and anger, but also fear. Many Sith have used fear to their advantage in order to gain a powerful position against their foes.
Perhaps one of the most well-known users of fear was Palpatine, who used this power throughout the events of both the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War.
The Jedi have been aware of fear’s potential grip on a person since time immemorial, and all Jedi are taught to shield themselves from its influence.
Count Dooku Star Wars Quote
“Master Kenobi, you disappoint me. Yoda holds you in such high esteem. Surely you can do better!” – Count Dooku
When Count Dooku says, “Master Kenobi, you disappoint me. Yoda holds you in such high esteem. Surely you can do better!” he is addressing the Jedi Master Obi-wan Kenobi when Dooku leaves his fight with Anakin Skywalker and Obi-wan sets off for a brief duel of his own with Dooku.
This takes place during the Clone Wars . Count Dooku, a Sith Lord, is seen as the mastermind behind the Separatist movement, which is seeking to divide the Galactic Republic.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Famous Quote
“Well, if droids could think, there’d be none of us here, would there?” – Obi-Wan Kenobi
Well, I love this quote. But you know, the truth is even if droids could think and function like humans (they can’t) there would be a lot of us here. Human beings aren’t as great as we think we are after all.
Most times we feel special, better than animals and machines because we’ve been given this gift of consciousness and reason. Yet , most of the time we don’t use it. We make bad decisions, ignore opportunities and let living beings suffer simply because we are too selfish to care (yes, I’m talking about you).
Human beings could learn a lot from droids about how to behave in certain situations or simply how to think clearly.
Memorable Star Wars Jango Fett Quote
“I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.” – Jango Fett
This quote from the bounty hunter Jango Fett perfectly describes the Mandalorian people in a nutshell. They are simple beings who believe in honor, loyalty and living your life free from greed and corruption.
The planet Mandalore has been home to the Mandalorian warrior clans for centuries. Jango Fett was himself a Mandalorian and was descended from the Taung race. He clearly considered himself a simple man.
Revenge of the Sith Quotes
Revenge of the Sith is a great movie and here are some memorable and famous Star Wars quotes from this movie.
“The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.” – Chancellor Palpatine
This quote by Chancellor Palpatine is meant to highlight the dangers of Anakin Skywalker’s training and tempt him into pledging himself to The Sith. However, the quote is just as applicable to another group: The Nightsisters of Dathomir.
Famous Darth Sidious Quote
“Power! Unlimited power!” – Darth Sidious
Nearly 14 years ago, the world was introduced to Darth Sidious. The character would go on to become one of the most significant in all six Star Wars movies and help build anticipation for what was to come: a showdown with his former master and an intense battle against the galaxy’s last hope – the Chosen One Anakin Skywalker.
Famous Padme Amidala Quote
“So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.” – Padmé Amidala
This quote by Padme Amidala is extremely poignant. She foresees the beginning of the end of liberty that she fought so hard for. In her heart she knows that the constitutional republic of the Galactic Republic is sliding down a slippery slope.
And as we have all seen in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith”, there comes a time when those who try to prevent tyranny from taking a firm foothold fail to do so and it becomes too late.
Count Dooku Star Wars Quote
“I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate… you have anger… but you don’t use them.” – Count Dooku
Count Dooku can sense the fear of Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” movie. This is because Dooku himself was once a Jedi and can sense it when others are in danger or full of fear.
Memorable Rogue One Quotes
“What Hope? Rebellions are built on hope!” – Jyn Erso – Rogue One
In Star Wars Rogue One, Jyn Erso says to a fellow rebel “Rebellions are built on hope!” In Rogue One, we see what happens to hope in the face of despair.
Hope is destroyed by the overwhelming power of the Death Star and any chance at victory is extinguished from the galaxy.
However, even though it should be obvious that there is no hope left in Rogue One, I have seen numerous people comment on how they didn’t get emotional at all during the final battle.
Jyn Erson Star Wars Quote
“I’ve never had the luxury of political opinions.” – Jyn Erso – Rogue One
The above quote by Jyn was seen in the teasers for Rogue One, but it never actually showed up in the final product.
Many fans are very interested in knowing if this quote was removed from the movie or if it is only being saved for another time. A lot of people would love to know her political orientation.
Famous K-S20 Star Wars Quote
“I find that answer vague and unconvincing.” – K-S20 – One of favourites when my daughter tells me a lie or is not convincing in her replies to my questions.
Memorable Star Wars Quote By K-S20
“Jyn, I’ll be there for you. Cassian said I had to.” – K-S20
K-2SO is a droid and takes things literally. When he tells Jyn he will be there for her, the irony is that he is not physically capable of actually being there for her. He will let her know that she can count on him though, even if it is just the promise of his words.
Famous Star Wars Quote About The Force
“I’m one with the Force. The Force is with me.” – Chirrut Îmwe
What is the Force and why should we care? We’ll get into that in a little bit. Let’s start with Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen), the blind warrior monk, and his litany of devotion to something greater than himself.
His dialogue during one of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ’s most stirring scenes provides a spiritual movement to the movie’s accompaniment.
The Force Awakens Quotes
Here are some top memorable quotes from the Star Wars movie, the force awakens.
Famous Rey Quotes From Star Wars
“The garbage’ll do!” – Rey
When Rey and Finn first meet Han Solo, they attempt to escape the New order and Rey comically refers to the Mellenium falcon as a piece of junk.
Episode VII is introduced with this subtle but clever reference to the Millennium Falcon as a “piece of junk” (or, more euphemistically, “garbage”), which is quite an ironic statement considering that Han Solo’s beloved spaceship would go on to be one of the most iconic starships in all of science fiction.
Han Solo Quote Speaking To Chewbacca
“Chewie, we’re home.” Han Solo When Han Solo and Chewbacca finally get there hands back on the Mellenium falcon the first words that Han says is Chewie we’re home.
Ironically Han Solo is killed later on in the movie so his time home is short lived.
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