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16 Wise Quotes On Life That You Didn’t Know Were From Star Wars

Inspirational words from a galaxy far, far away

By Alexia Dellner, 18 April 2016
16 Wise Quotes On Life That You Didn’t Know Were From Star Wars

We don't just love Star Wars for the pure entertainment factor, we've also learned some valuable life lessons from the iconic movies too. The film franchise may be set in a galaxy far, far away (last time we say that, promise) and be full of strange creatures, Storm Troopers and dark forces, but there are actually so many wise words that us mere mortals can take on board. From Yoda's profound thoughts to Obi-Wan Kenobi's mind-blowing truths, these are the Star Wars quotes you'll want to bookmark for serious inspiration when you need a pick-me-up.

Of course, not every Star Wars quote is one to live by. Remember when Princess Leia tells Han Solo that she loves him in The Empire Strikes Back? His response – "I know" – isn't one to try on your other half! 

Here are some of the wisest Star Wars quotes about life, truth, motivation and everything in between, just in time for the DVD release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. May the force be with you!

“Do or do not... there is no try.” – Yoda

“You can't stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” – Shmi Skywalker

“Sometimes we must let go of our pride and do what it asked of us.” – Anakin Skywalker

“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.” – Yoda

“Nobody cares who your father was, only the father you'll be.” – Mandalorian Proverb

“All mentors have a way of seeing more of our faults than we would like. It's the only way we grow.” – Padmé Amidala

“The ability to speak does not make you intelligent” – Qui-Gon Jinn

“You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear you will lose.” – Yoda


“All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. On what he was doing.” – Yoda

“Always pass on what you have learned.” – Yoda

“Who's the more foolish, the fool? Or the fool who follows him?” – Ben Kenobi

“I've found that what most people call luck is often little more than raw talent combined with the ability to make the most of opportunities.” – Talon Karrde

“Your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda

“You cannot escape your destiny.” – Spirit of Obi-Wan

We've still got a while to wait for the next part in the Star Wars adventure, but until then make sure you pick up your DVD copy of JJ Abrams's The Force Awakens here and in store now.