May The 4th Be With You: 10 Most Memorable Star Wars Quotes
Every year, legions of Star Wars fans get together to celebrate arguably the biggest event in the film franchise, Star Wars Day or May 4, which is a phonetically similar play on the iconic Obi-Wan Kenobi phrase, “May the force be with you.”
The first instalment of the George Lucas science fiction saga, A New Hope, was released in 1977 to resounding success, earning it a cult following in geek subculture. It later spawned multiple live-action and animated films, all mainstream epics enjoyed by a wide spectrum of fans, which continued to make a significant impact on pop culture.
Today, references to the Star Wars characters and themes have become deeply ingrained in the DNA of its fans. In celebration of Star Wars Day, here are 10 of the most memorable Star Wars quotes.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
I have a bad feeling about this.
— Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Phantom Menace
You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them. You were to bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness.
— Obi-Wan Kenobi, Revenge of the Sith
I find your lack of faith disturbing.
— Darth Vader, A New Hope
Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
— Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
I am your father.
— Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!
— Leia Organa, The Empire Strikes Back
Chewie, we're home.
— Han Solo, The Force Awakens
No one's ever really gone.
— Luke Skywalker, The Last Jedi
— Chewbacca, all the time
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