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20 Inspiring Star Wars Quotes to Live Your Life By

It may have happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but these Star Wars quotes couldn't be more relevant to modern-day life.

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The Most Insightful Star Wars Quotes of All Time

Over the past few decades, Star Wars has come from a galaxy far, far away to a place much closer to home: our living rooms. After going to theatres to watch the classic films to catching the latest installments on Disney+, how well do you know these Star Wars quotes? From Luke and Leia to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, read through these words of wisdom and know that while these Star Wars quotes come from a galaxy far, far away they’ll always be here when you need them.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi on Trust


“Your eyes can deceive you; don’t trust them.” —Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Wise Words from Yoda


“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” —Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Obi-Wan Kenobi on Luck


“In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.” —Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Yoda’s Pep Talk


“Try not. Do—or do not. There is no try.” —Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Han Solo on Risk


“Never tell me the odds.” —Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Yoda on Fate


“Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” —Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Qui-Gon Jinn on Perspective


“There’s always a bigger fish.” —Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Yoda on Consequences


“Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” —Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Darth Vader on Loyalty


“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” —Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Luke Skywalker on Freedom


“Let go of your hate.” —Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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Qui-Gon Jinn on Perception


“Your focus determines your reality.” —Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Obi-Wan Kenobi on Obedience


“Who’s the more foolish; the fool, or the fool who follows him?” —Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Queen Amidala on Inaction


“I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee.” —Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Anakin Skywalker on Compassion

“Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say that we are encouraged to love.” —Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

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Queen Amidala on Corruption

“So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.” —Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Han Solo on Humility

“Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.” —Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Yoda on Problem-Solving

“In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.” —Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Qui-Gon Jinn on Silence


“The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.”—Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Yoda on Anxieties

“The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.” —Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Originally Published on Reader's Digest