One of the most simultaneously heart-warming and heart-breaking moments this classic quote is used is during The Empire Strikes Back. After Luke has fought the cliff-hanger battle with Darth Vader and Han Solo is frozen on his way to the clutches of Jabba the Hut, Luke has what seems like a final goodbye with Lando and Chewie. As the group are parting ways Luke says; 
“Chewie, I’ll be waiting for your signal. Take care, you two. May the force be with you.” 
This parting message, hints at the iconic reunion and rescue mission we see take place in Return of the Jedi in Jabba’s palace and Luke’s sincere thanks to the duo for turning back for him after his showdown with Vader. A simple “May the Force be with you” is a symbol of hope and for us watching The Empire Strikes back for the first time, popcorn falling out of our mouths, it was a sure sign that this Saga was only just beginning and there was an epic showdown coming. 
2. When gone am I, the last of the Jedi will you be. The Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned” – Yoda 
3. “Now, young Skywalker, you will die” – Emperor Palpatine 
4. “Just for once, let me look at you with my own eyes” – Anakin Skywalker 
5. “Well, if droids could think, there’s be none of us here, would there?” – Obi-Wan Kenobi 
6. “Oh, my dear friend. How I’ve missed you” – C-3PO
7. “I’m one with the Force. The Force is with me” – Chirrut Imwe 
8. “Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder” – Leia Organa 
9. “Do. Or do not. There is no try” – Yoda  
10. “Never tell me the odds” – Han Solo 
Funny Star Wars Quotes 
Although the Star Wars Saga is known for its tales of the battle of good and evil, it is not without it’s comedic quips and show-stopping one-liners. From quirky characters lThe Star Wars Saga produced some of the most fan-loved quotes in cinematic history. From the iconic one-liners of Princess Leia to the classic dialogue of Master Yoda, Star Wars brought characters to life in a way never done before. After 40 plus of Star Wars you’ll be hard-pressed to choose just one favourite quote. Whether you’re a hardcore fan of the original trilogy or love the story telling of the prequel trilogy, there’s nothing like looking at the jaw dropping, show stopping quotes that made us first fall in love with the Saga. So just like Artoo as he first set out on his journey across the Tatooine desert, let’s set out on a journey of reminiscing over our favourite Star Wars quotes from the past 40 years.
Let’s look at all our favourite quotes in one place! 
May the Force be with you – Star Wars Quotes 
Let’s start with the classic line, the words that first made force-believers out of a generation of movie-lovers. In the first 7 movies alone the quote, “may the Force be with you” is used 16 times. To this day the quote is used on a daily basis by Star Wars fans, when passing a friend, online, as a greeting – you name it! How often do you use this classic Star Wars quote? 
It all starts with A New Hope, most of us will go straight for Obi-Wan Kenobi but this classic quote is actually first coined by General Dodonna to the rebel troops as they go into the Battle of Yavin. 
Even more surprisingly, Han Solo quotes the phrase to Luke as he jets off to tackle the Death Star. For us as Star Wars lover this moment highlighted that the Force was more than a matter limited to the few Jedi but was accessible and the story of the Force was only just beginning. Han is known for his ‘rough round the edges’ character that doesn’t have time for “hokey religion”, as he calls it. But this quick moment of “may the force be with you” is a sign of genuine friendship (one that we see strengthen and blossom throughout he films) and a heartfelt token of good will to Luke as he heads into battle. 
However, the classic may the force be with you quotes we remember in A New Hope are by the fan favourite, Obi-Wan.
“The Force will be with you… always”
“Luke, The Force will be with you”
“Use the Force, Luke”
“Remember, the Force will be with you, always”
like Yoda to dry one-liners from Han Solo, George Lucas did not fail to incorporate an underlying sense of humour that makes the characters loveable and relatable in many ways. 
  • “How you get so big eating food of this kind?” – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back 
  • Han: “How we doing?” Luke: “Same as always…” Han: “That bad, huh?” – Return of the Jedi
  • “You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought” – Princess Leia, A New Hope 
  • “Let the Wookiee win” – C3PO, A New Hope 
  • “I don’t know where you get your delusions, laser brain” – Princess Leia, The Empire Strikes Back 
  • “You were right about one thing master… the negotiations were short” – Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Phantom Menace 
  • “Oh, I’m afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive” – Emperor Palpatine, Return of the Jedi
  • “It’s a fate worse than death to be strapped to a Wookie!” – C3PO, The Empire Strikes Back 
  • “Ohh, maxi big da Force. Well, dat smells stinkowiff” – Jar Jar Binks, The Phantom Menace 
What’s the Star Wars quote that made you chuckle? 
R2D2 Quotes 
Leia and Han are by far a great comedic duo throughout the first trilogy, their sarcastic and quick-witted natures are portrayed effortlessly and as the audience we start to see the weaving of the tale that turns out to be the beginning of their love story. However, perhaps the greatest love story throughout the whole Star Wars Saga is the relationship between R2D2 and C3PO. Through separations, attacks, loss, heartfelt moments and treks through the desert these two droids tell one of the greatest stories of friendship. If there is one constant in the Star Wars Saga it’s the relationship between R2 and 3PO, through all 9 films the story of Star Wars unfolds as we follow in the footsteps of these 2 droids. George Lucas told a hilarious and relatable story of friendship through the eyes of two robots. 
Of course, the only issue is, we rarely know 100% what R2 is saying. So, we have to decipher R2’s comedic quips through C3Po’s responses. Here’s a collection of some of the best exchanges between the duo: 
“I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookie win” – Aboard the Millennium Falcon, a newly acquainted R2 and Chewbacca are playing on the Dejarik Board and a hairy Chewbacca is getting increasingly agitated about being beaten by a droid. 
“Don’t you call me a mindless philosopher you overweight glob of grease” – In response to a cheeky comment from R2, 3PO chirps back with a quick-witted comment in A New Hope 
“R2 says the chances of survival are 725… to one” – One of the cons of being the only person to understand R2 is C3PO was often the bearer of bad news or unfavourable statistics to the group during times of distress 
“Excuse me sir, but that R2D2 unit is in prime condition, a real bargain” – In A New Hope we see the bond between the two  droids from the beginning. Underneath the sarcastic remarks and strong wit, there is a deep level of care between these two quirky droids. 
“R2D2, it is you, it is you!” – Another favourite heart-felt moments for fans is the reunion between these 2 droids. What a duo they have proven to be.  
Palpatine Quotes 
The infamous Emperor Palpatine is known for his quotes that sent shivers down our spine when watching Star Wars for the first time. His dark hooded figure personified the Dark Side perfectly and his unwavering confidence in his abilities him a terrifying opponent for the even greatest of Jedi Knights. Here are some of Palpatines best quotes: 
  1. “Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the dark side”
  2. “Young fool. Only now, at the end, do you understand”
  3. “Long have I waited, and now your coming together is your undoing”
  4. “I have died before”
  5. “This will be the final word in the tale of Skywalker”
  6. “You, like your father, are now… mine!”
  7. “Wipe them out. All of them!”
  8. “Oh, no, my young Jedi. You will find it is you whoa re mistaken, about a great many things”
  9. “Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design”
  10. “There is only one plan – one great design which shall govern the universe – mine”
  11. “We have a new enemy: the young rebel who destroyed the Death Star. I have no doubt this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker”
  12. “There is a great disturbance in the Force”
June 28, 2023 — Gethin Jones

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