The Best Star Wars Quotes

Force 560x238Fifteen years ago, CBS aired the American Film Institute’s, AFI, 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes. The special featured a ton of the greatest movie quotes of all time including lines from the first movie ever made with spoken words, The Jazz Singer. The list also did not shy away from science fiction movies either and for the first time, Star Wars was finally given credit for one of the most famous movie lines of all time with “May the Force Be With You.” But that shouldn’t be the only thing we remember from Star Wars. There are literally thousands of great lines that come from the movie franchise that launched an entire generation of followers for nearly 45 years now.

Fear 560x163As today is Star Wars Day, May 4th, we decided it would be fun to take a look at some of the best lines from the first six movies. We have reviewed all six films line by line in search of the best lines from each of the main characters as well as a few others like Admiral Ackbar, Senator Palpatine, and Darth Maul. Star Wars truly has produced a ton of amazing lines it is tough to pick just the best. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the quotes. May the Force Be With You!

Luke Skywalker

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“Your overconfidence is your weakness.” – Return of the Jedi

“I’ll not leave you here. I’ve got to save you.” – Return of the Jedi

“You couldn’t bring yourself to kill me before and I don’t believe you’ll destroy me now.” – Return of the Jedi

“Never. I’ll never turn to the Dark Side. You’ve failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.” – Return of the Jedi

“I won’t fail you. I’m not afraid.” – The Empire Strikes Back

Darth Vader


“The force is strong with this one.” – A New Hope

“Obi-Wan has taught you well.” – Return of the Jedi

“No, I am your father.” – Empire Strikes Back

“I’ve been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master.” – A New Hope

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” – A New Hope

“The Force is with you, young Skywalker. But you are not a Jedi yet.” – The Empire Strikes Back

Princess Leia

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“Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!” – The Empire Strikes Back

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” – A New Hope

“Somebody has to save our skins.” – A New Hope

“Can somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way?” – The Empire Strikes Back

“Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?” – A New Hope

“I don’t know where you get your delusions, laser brain.” – The Empire Strikes Back

Obi-Wan Kenobi

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“Use the force, Luke.” – A New Hope

“Be mindful of your thoughts Anakin. They’ll betray you.” – Attack of the Clones

“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…” – A New Hope

“Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.” – A New Hope

Han Solo

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“I know” – The Empire Strikes Back

“Laugh it up, Fuzz ball.” – The Empire Strikes Back

“Never tell me the odds.” – The Empire Strikes Back

“You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? … It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.” – A New Hope

“Great shot kid, that was one in a million.” – A New Hope

“Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, farm boy.” – A New Hope

“I thought they smelled bad on the outside!” – The Empire Strikes Back



“Fear is the path to the dark side.” – The Empire Strikes Back

“Luminous beings are we. Not this crude matter.” – The Empire Strikes Back

“Wars not make one great.” – The Empire Strikes Back

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – The Empire Strikes Back

“That is why you fail.” – The Empire Strikes Back

“Judge me by my size, do you?” – The Empire Strikes Back

“Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.” – The Empire Strikes Back


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

“Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.” – The Empire Strikes Back

“I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the wookiee win.” – A New Hope

Padme Amidala

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“What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we have been fighting to destroy?” – Revenge of the Sith

“So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause.” – Revenge of the Sith

“Anakin you’re breaking my heart, you’re going down a path I can’t follow.” – Revenge of the Sith

“I will not condone a course of action that will lead us to war.” – The Phantom Menace

“It is clear to me now that the Republic no longer functions. I pray you will bring sanity and compassion back to the Senate.” – The Phantom Menace

Best of the Rest


“It’s a trap!” – Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi

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“I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate. You have anger. But you don’t use them.” – Count Dooku in Revenge of the Sith


“Your focus determines your reality.” – Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace

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“The Dark Side of the Force is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be… Unnatural.” – Senator Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith

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“At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.” – Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace

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“Now, young Skywalker…you will die.” – The Emperor in Return of the Jedi

This final quote is a long one but powerful. It is probably the only line spoken by Anakin Skywalker that is worth being considered one of the best in the Star Wars Saga.

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“From the moment I met you, all those years ago, not a day has gone by when I haven’t thought of you. And now that I’m with you again… I’m in agony. The closer I get to you, the worse it gets. The thought of not being with you- I can’t breath. I’m haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me. My heart is beating… hoping that kiss will not become a scar. You are in my very soul, tormenting me… what can I do? I will do anything you ask. If you are suffering as much as I am, please, tell me.” – Anakin Skywalker in Attack of the Clones