Hello and welcome to day thirty of my Star Wars challenge! For the next 31 days, I’ll be posting once a day with a Star Wars themed post. Some days I’ll be talking about just one thing, other days it’ll be about 5 things based on the prompt of the day.
The challenge is open to everyone and can be completed at any time. I thought that May, being home to May the 4th, sounded like the perfect time. If you’d like to join me this month then please do! You can find all the details over here.
DAY 30 – Quotes
The final day is here and day 30 of the Star Wars challenge is left open for the participants own choice. I decided on quotes as they are something I love to look back on and in particular, I feel that the Star Wars franchise has given us quite a few brilliant ones. Whether they’re inspirational mantras like “do or do not, there is no try” or humorous comebacks like “laugh it up fuzzball”, everyone knows at least one Star Wars quote even if they’ve never seen a movie in their life.
So here are 5 Brilliant Star Wars Quotes that I love:
“Yes, well, I took a lesson from Anakin and decided not to follow orders.”
This quote is from The Clone Wars 2.7 Legacy of Terror and Anakin and Obi-Wan have followed Jedi Master Luminara Unduli despite being specifically told not to. When Luminara calls him out on it this is Master Obi-Wan’s snappy comeback, much to the annoyance of Anakin who is standing right next to him at the time. 😀
This is just one of the many times that Obi-Wan pokes fun at his former Padawan’s attitude and style, although it’s clear that he has deep respect and trust in Anakin despite his teasing. As Ahsoka gets more experienced it’s fun to watch as she realises that both Masters have their faults, and in one episode she admonishes them for their carelessness rather than the other way around.
The full dialogue goes:
Luminara Unduli: I thought I told you NOT to follow me, Master Kenobi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Yes, well, I took a lesson from Anakin and decided not to follow orders.
Anakin Skywalker: Hey!
“Really? Senators, I presume you are acquainted with the collection of half-truths and hyperbole known as Obi-Wan Kenobi?”
Duchess Satine Kryze
In The Clone Wars 2.13 Voyage of Temptation Obi-Wan drops in on a senators dinner hosted by his old friend Duchess Satine Kryze. As he apologies for the interruption, she drops this scathing one-liner and the two engage in a moment of banter. It’s just one of many that the pair share throughout the season, but I love this one because Satine puts Obi-Wan in his place in such an elegant way.
The full conversation goes as follows:
Duchess Satine: You are quite the general now, aren’t you, Master Kenobi?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Forgive me for interrupting, Your Highness, I meant no disrespect.
Duchess Satine: Really? Senators, I presume you are acquainted with the collection of half-truths and hyperbole known as Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Your Highness is too kind.
Duchess Satine: You’re right. I am.
“So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause.”
This infamous quote from Revenge of the Sith gave me chills the first time I heard it and it still does. Truer words were never spoken I’ve come to realise as I’ve gotten older, and I realise that when George Lucas wrote that line he pulled from experiences he’d lived through. It’s a quote that will resonate with every single generation as they deal with their own political issues and watch as they’re met with thunderous applause.
“What you need is faith; faith that there is a long-term plan that’s bigger than you or me, bigger than Lothal, bigger than the entire Outer Rim. Have faith in that and in us.”
At the start of Star Wars Rebels, the crew of the Ghost had some bumps they needed to work out, and one particular problem was trust issues between Hera and Sabine. There’s nothing like a supply run going very very wrong and leaving you stranded alone with someone you don’t trust to build a relationship. This quote is from that episode, 1.05 Out of Darkness. When Sabine admits to Hera that she has doubts and this is Hera’s response.
I think it’s something that applies to all of us. We get so worried about what we’re doing that we forget to have faith in ourselves and in the people around us. The plan doesn’t need to be massive, it can just be as simple as being there and having each other’s backs.
Check out Sabine’s side of the conversation below:
Sabine: I want to believe we’re doing good, making a difference. But sometimes it seems like the harder we fight, the harder things get out there. I feel like we can’t take down the Empire on our own. That’s why I need to know this isn’t all for nothing. I need to know that I am not walking into another nightmare here.
Hera: What you need is faith; faith that there is a long-term plan that’s bigger than you or me, bigger than Lothal, bigger than the entire Outer Rim. Have faith in that, and in us.
“Not yet, they don’t. Permission to jump in an X-wing and blow something up?”
This quote from The Last Jedi cracked me up because it happens a few moments after Leia has lectured Poe for always thinking like a flyboy with his head in a cockpit. She specifically tells him that not every problem can be solved by blowing something up in his X-Wing. When the Resistance fleet is suddenly in danger he turns her words back on her with perfectly polite sass and asks permission to do what he does best; blow something up in an X-Wing!
Here’s the full conversation:
Leia Organa (to Poe): Poe, get your head out of your cockpit. There are things that you cannot solve by jumping in an X-wing and blowing something up!
(A moment later…)
Finn: They’ve got us.
Poe Dameron: Not yet, they don’t. Permission to jump in an X-wing and blow something up?
Leia Organa: Permission granted.
Over To You
There are so many wonderful quotes from the Star Wars universe, and a personal favourite of mine is the classic running joke ‘I have a bad feeling about this’. I loved that J.J.Abrams had BB-8 say it in The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a phrase that connects every part of the Star Wars universe no matter whether its movie, TV show, video game, comic or book, there’s always someone that says it. There have been multiple instances now where someone interrupts them or makes a comment back about not saying it, making a joke about the joke itself.
This is my final post for my Star Wars challenge. I hope you enjoyed reading about everything that makes Star Wars special to me and will one day take part in the challenge one day yourself!
One final question to see us off; what is your favourite Star Wars quote?
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