57 Inspirational Quotes From ‘Star Wars’ and George Lucas

Pubblicato: 15 dicembre 2015 in La materia dei segni

This wisdom from a long time ago and a galaxy far, far, away will inspire you to be thoughtful, brave and successful!

When I was 12-years-old, I stood in line for 3 hours to see a new space adventure. I was so entranced; I went back 6 times over the next several days to see it again. For the next 38 years I like many others would quote Yoda, Obi-wan, and Han Solo among others.

George Lucas, one of the greatest entrepreneurs in this star system, did not simply create a fantasy empire or a business empire. He established a philosophy, one that has shaped our culture for decades. So much of what Lucas created in the series is applicable in business and in life.

The memorable moments of the Star Wars series are countless but so are the inspirational quotes from the characters and of course their creator. Enjoy them below, use them in your journey, and let the force be with you.

1. “If you want to be successful in a particular field, perseverance is one of the key qualities.”

-George Lucas

2. “You have to find something that you love enough to jump over hurdles and break through the brick walls.”

-George Lucas

3. “If you can tune into the fantasy life of an 11-year-old girl, you can make a fortune in this business.”

-George Lucas

4. “A lot of people like to do certain things, but they’re not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.”

-George Lucas

5. “My first six years in the business were hopeless. There are a lot of times when you sit and you say ‘Why am I doing this? I’ll never make it. It’s just not going to happen. I should go out and get a real job, and try to survive.'”

-George Lucas

6. “You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plough right ahead.”

-George Lucas

7. “I took over control of the merchandising not because I thought it was going to make me rich, but because I wanted to control it. I wanted to make a stand for social, safety, and quality reasons. I didn’t want someone using the name ‘Star Wars’ on a piece of junk.”

-George Lucas

8. “Right or wrong this is my movie, this is my decision, and this is my creative vision, and if people don’t like it, they don’t have to see it.”

-George Lucas

9. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”

Yoda tells Anakin that fearing loss makes one greedy, thus in turn making one more apt to turn to the dark side. – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

10. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Yoda tells Anakin the consequences of having fear. – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

11. “Always pass on what you have learned.”

Yoda tells Luke as he dies. He wants Luke to turn into a teacher and keep the culture of the Jedi alive and well. – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

12. “That is why you fail.”

Luke tells Yoda that he cannot believe that the little guy lifted his X-Wing out of the swamp. Yoda’s response is to assert that Luke’s lack of faith is the reason for hisfailure. –Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

13. “If once you start down the dark side, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.”

Yoda to Luke – Once you make a morally-questionable decision, you will start a cycle that will end in your own destruction. – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

14. “If you end your training now-if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did-you will become an agent of evil.”

Yoda doesn’t want Luke to run into a battle that he is not ready for. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

15. “Patience you must have my young padawan.”

Yoda tells an impatient Luke at the start of his training. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

16. “A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind…All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless.”

Yoda outlines how Luke simply cannot maintain himself focused on the present moment, but is instead always looking to run before he can walk. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

17. “You must unlearn what you have learned.”

Yoda tells Luke at the start of their relationship. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

18. “In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.”

Even though this quote is ubiquitously attributed to Yoda, I looked everywhere and couldn’t actually find out in what film Yoda said this. I know which film this isn’t from however – Episode IV: A New Hope. If you remember what movie the quote is from and who he says it to, tell me in the comments.

19. “You will know when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.”

Yoda tells an angst-ridden Luke. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

20.”Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.”

Yoda says this to Obi-Wan about the purity of innocence and the insights that can be gleamed from listening to fresh ideas. – Episode II: Attack of the Clones

21.”The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.”

Yoda to Anakin after the latter asks about losing a loved one. Yoda reassures Anakin that fear of loss will lead to an unstable emotional state that will eventually push him down the dark path. – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

22. “Do or do not. There is no try.”

Likely one of the most iconic Star Wars quotes, Yoda says this to Luke after the latterquestions his own abilities to pick the ship out of the swamp using the force. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

23. “Only what you take with you.”

Yoda’s final comment to Luke as the latter prepares to enter the dark cave. Luke asks what he should bring with him. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

24. “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size do you? And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.”

Yoda tells Luke after Luke complains that his sinking X-Wing is too big to lift up using the force. Yoda tells him that size makes no difference. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

25. “Wars not make one great.”

Yoda tells Luke; in the context of all six films, this is Yoda’s response to the disillusionment he experience after fighting in the Clone Wars. He knows that battling and fighting is ultimately fruitless due to the losses of life one must endure for its sake. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

26. “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.”

Yoda on predicting the future. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

27. “Much to learn you still have… my old padawan.”

Yoda tells Count Dooku as the two face off for the first time. Yoda wants to temper Dooku’s arrogance. – Episode II: Attack of the Clones

28. “Greed can be a very powerful ally.”

Qui-Gon Jinn as he prepares to make a deal with one of the junk dealers on Tatooine. – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

29. “The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.”

Qui-Gon Jinn to the rambling Jar Jar Binks. – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

30. “Your focus determines your reality.”

Qui-Gon Jinn tells Anakin. – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

31. “Remember, concentrate on the moment. Feel, don’t think, use your instincts.”

Qui-Gon Ginn tells a nervous Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two enter an uncertain situation. – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

32. “Your eyes can deceive you; don’t trust them.”

Qui-Gon Jinn tells Anakin ahead of pod race, urging him to use his instincts rather than overthink the situation and what he sees around him. – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

33. “There’s always a bigger fish.”

Qui-Gon Jinn’s observation that there are always bigger obstacles awaiting you. –Episode I: The Phantom Menace

34.”Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke after revealing that Darth Vader and Anakin are not the same person despite occupying the same body. – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

35. “Who’s more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?”

Obi-Wan tells Han Solo after the latter complains of their having to hide in the compartments of the Millennium Falcon. Obi-Wan is defending his plan by pointing out that Han Solo opted for being a follower instead of providing his own wisdom to the situation. – Episode IV: A New Hope

36. “In my experience there is no such thing as luck.”

Obi-Wan tells Han Solo after the latter claims that there is no such force controlling everything. He sees life as random and fortuitous. – Episode IV: A New Hope

37. “Use the force Luke.”

Obi-Wan tells Luke as he makes the trench run to destroy the Death Star. Obi-Wan is asking Luke to switch off his targeting computers and use his impulse and feeling to deliver the death knell. – Episode IV: A New Hope

38. “The Force will be with you always.”

Obi-Wan reassures Luke as they see one another for the last time. – Episode IV: A New Hope

39. “Strike me down and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.”

Obi-Wan’s words to Darth Vader as they duel on the Death Star. – Episode IV: A New Hope

40. “Be mindful of your thoughts Anakin. They will betray you.”

Obi-Wan’s guidance to the ever impetuous Anakin as he dreams of a romance with Padme. – Episode II: Attack of the Clones

41. “I can feel you anger. It gives you focus. It makes you stronger.”

Chancellor Palpatine’s words to Anakin as the two confront one another for the first time, Palpatine’s identity as Darth Sidious is now out in the open. Instead of dwelling on frustration, one can use it to focus one’s mind and strengthen the resolve. –Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

42. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

Darth Vader confronts an imperial general for his questioning the power of the force. –Episode IV: A New Hope

43. “When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.”

Darth Vader tells Obi-Wan Kenobi during their final confrontation on the Death Star. –Episode IV: A New Hope

44. “The force is strong with this one.”

Darth Vader as he tries to take down Luke in the Death Star trench. – Episode IV: A New Hope

45. “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.”

Anakin reinterprets the Jedi code, acknowledging that love and compassion is crucial to his role. – Episode II: Attack of the Clones

46. “Sometimes we must let go of our pride and do what is requested of us.”

Padme tells Anakin as the two head to Naboo as fugitives. – Episode II: Attack of the Clones

47. “I am a Jedi, like my father before me.”

Luke comes to terms with his true identity in front of the evil Emperor, moments after taking down his own father in a duel. In this moment, Luke refuses to accept turning to the Dark Side. – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

48. “You serve your master well. And you will be rewarded.”

Luke tells one of Jabba’s minions upon entering his palace. – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

49. “I’ll not leave you now. I’ve got to save you.” “You already have.”

Luke and Anakin Skywalker’s final exchange on the Death Star at the end of “Return of the Jedi.” Anakin acknowledges that his son has already done all he can to redeem him. – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

50. “Great kid. Don’t get cocky.”

Han Solo tempers Luke Skywalker’s enthusiasm after he shoots down an Imperial TIE fighter. – Episode IV: A New Hope|

51. “Never tell me the odds.”

Han Solo in response to C3PO telling him the odds of surviving a deadline asteroid field. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

52. “I am not a committee.”

Princess Leia responds to Han Solo when he refuses to acknowledge her point of view. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

54. “You have your moments. Not many of them, but you have them.”

Princess Leia tells Han Solo as a compliment after he saves them from an asteroid field. – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

55. “I will not condone a course of action that will lead us to war.”

Queen Amidala makes this statement at the start of “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” when attacking the Trade Federation is brought up as a potential plan. She refuses to start a war, preferring a diplomatic solution. – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

56. “I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee.”

Queen Amidala tells Senator Palpatine that she is unwilling to sit around without being proactive. Her next move is to return to her planet to save her people from the occupation of the Trade Federation. – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

57. “Now, be brave and don’t look back. Don’t look back.”

Shmi Skywalker tells her son Anakin as he embarks on a journey that will change his life. – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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