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Star Wars quotes are arguably the most famous film quotes of all time. They’re full of humor and wisdom, with a hint of the dramatic in them. Whether it is Yoda the Wise or the wise-cracking Han Solo, generations of fans have grown up loving these quotes. Some are often misquoted, while others even become part of our everyday vernacular!

(Originally published May 2017; Updated May 3, 2019)

Few films become quite so iconic, remembered by multi-generational audiences throughout their lives. An even more minuscule number of films acquire a life and mythology of their own.

Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and the Star Trek films come to mind straight away. But the big daddy of them all is surely the unparalleled Star Wars franchise.

It has created a universe of its own thanks to its unique characters, intricate plot, astounding special effects, mesmerizing imagery, and unforgettable quotes. In fact, Star Wars quotes have become classics and are constantly referenced in popular culture.

May 25, 2019 marks the 42nd anniversary of the film that started it all: Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope. To honor this momentous occasion and the now-official Star Wars Day (at least in California), we’ve compiled a list of our favorite quotes from this amazing franchise. May the Fourth be with you!

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1) “Do, or do not. There is no try.”

– Yoda

2) “Somebody has to save our skins.”

– Princess Leia Organa

3) “In my experience, there is no such thing as luck.”

– Obi-Wan Kenobi

4) “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

– Darth Vader

5) “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

– Han Solo

6) “So this is how liberty dies … with thunderous applause.”

– Padme Amidala

7) “Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.”

– Obi-Wan Kenobi

8) “Never tell me the odds.”

– Han Solo

9) “Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.”

– Han Solo

10) “This is a new day, a new beginning.”

– Ahsoka Tano

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11) “I am a Jedi. I’m one with the Force, and the Force will guide me.”

– Ganodi

12) “For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.”

– Yoda

13) “Close your eyes. Feel it. The light … it’s always been there. It will guide you.”

– Maz Kanata

14) “Now I know there is something stronger than fear, far stronger: the Force.”

– Kanan Jarrus

15) “Don’t underestimate the Force.”

– Darth Vader

16) “That’s not how the Force works.”

– Han Solo

17) “Fear is the path to the dark side.”

– Yoda

18) “You can’t stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.”

– Shmi Skywalker

19) “Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, farm boy.”

– Han Solo

20) “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”

– Title card

21) “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.”

– Kylo Ren

 22) “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”

– Princess Leia Organa

23) “It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 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.”

– Han Solo

24) “The Force will be with you, always.”

– Obi-Wan Kenobi

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25) “No, I am your father.”

– Darth Vader

26) “Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!”

– Princess Leia Organa

27) “Just for once, let me look on you with my own eyes.”

– Anakin Skywalker

28) “I’m just a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.”

– Jango Fett

 29) “Chewie, we’re home.”

– Han Solo

30) “Every time I walked away from something I wanted to forget, I told myself it was for a cause that I believed in, a cause that was worth it. Without that, we’re lost.”

– Cassian Andor

As long as the Star Wars franchise is around, these quotes will live on and remind us of a time long ago in a galaxy far, far, away.

And for more action, check out the trailer for the new Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, here.