23 Best C-3PO Quotes That Are Simply Golden

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Feb 05, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Droids R2-D2 and C-3PO escaping the Tantive IV while under Imperial attack.

All the movie characters of 'Star Wars' have become household names and are loved equally by one and all—especially C-3PO, which is a protocol droid.

The main work of C-3PO is etiquette, customs, and translation when the team travels to a faraway planet. C-3PO stands for Cyborg 3 Protocol.

He is friends with the other robot R2-D2, an astromech droid. Anthony Daniels plays C-3PO and is inside the robot.

It isn’t a computer graphic, but an actual human enacts his part. R2D2 and C3PO are the only characters to have appeared in almost all 'Star Wars' movies. C-3PO has also appeared in the animated film, series, and comics.

C-3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca are three non-human characters from the 'Star Wars' universe that gained immense popularity and love. We all have noticed a silver shin on C-3PO in almost all movies before ‘The Force Awakens.’ Along with C-3PO quotes, all Star War fans can also read ['Empire Strikes Back' quotes] and [funny 'Star Wars' quotes].

Best C3PO Quotes

In December 2020, Disney+ announced an animated adventure film introducing a new hero along with C-3PO and R2-D2 on an epic journey. Fun fact: before 'The Force Awakens', C3PO had one silver leg but a gold one was fitted for the film.

There are also plans to make a trilogy of 'Star Wars' films in the near future. Let’s read some of the best C-3PO quotes below.

C-3PO is a humanoid robot character from the Star Wars

1. “R2D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer!”

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’.

2. "C-3PO: Just you reconsider playing that message for him!

R2-D2: [beeps]

C-3PO: No, I don't think he likes you at all.

R2-D2: [beeps]

C-3PO: No, I don't like you either."

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars’.

3. “Don’t you call me a mindless philosopher you overweight glob of grease!”

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars’.

4. “Wait. Oh my! What have you done...I’m backwards you filthy furball. Only an overgrown mop-head like you would be stupid enough.”

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’.

5. “Sometimes, I just don’t understand human behaviour.”

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’.

6. “It’s against my programming to impersonate a deity.”

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi’.

7. “Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.”

- ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’.

8. Poe: “What are you doing there, 3PO?”

C-3PO: “Taking one last look, sir. At my friends.”

- ‘Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker’.

9. “Hello. I don’t believe we have been introduced. R2-D2? A pleasure to meet you. I am C-3PO, Human-Cyborg Relations.”

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’.

10. “If I told you half the things I've heard about this Jabba the Hutt, you'd probably short circuit.”

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi’.

Funny Star Wars C3PO Quotes

These characters and stories have become a cultural phenomenon, inspiring generations of people to imagine and make space travel a reality for humankind. Let’s read some funny yet profound Star Wars movie quotes by C3PO.

11. "Han Solo: Let him have it. It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.

C-3PO: But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.

Han Solo: That’s ’cause droids don’t pull people’s arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.

Chewbacca: Grrf.

C-3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the Wookiee win.”

- ‘Star Wars’.

12. "For a mechanic, you seem to do an incessant amount of thinking."

- C3PO, 'Star Wars: Episode II- Attack Of The Clones'.

13. C-3PO (to R2-D2): “How would you know the hyperdrive is deactivated? The city’s central computer told you? R2-D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer.”

- ‘Star Wars’.

14. C-3PO: “Sir, it’s quite possible this asteroid is not entirely stable.”

Han Solo: “Not entirely stable? I’m glad you’re here to tell us these things. Chewie, take the professor in the back and plug him into the hyperdrive.”

C-3PO: “Sometimes I just don’t understand human behaviour. After all, I’m only trying to do my job.”

- ‘Star Wars’.

15. Luke: “Do you understand anything they’re saying?”

C-3PO: “Oh, yes, Master Luke! Remember that I am fluent in over six million forms of com.”

Han Solo: “What are you telling them?”

C-3PO: “Hello, I think. I could be mistaken.”

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars’.

16. C-3PO: “I beg your pardon, but what do you mean, “naked?”

R2D2: [beeps]

C-3PO: “My parts are showing? Oh, my goodness, oh!”

- ‘Star Wars’.

17. "[To R2-D2] “Hang on tight, R2. You’ve got to come back. You wouldn’t want my life to get boring, would you?”

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope’.

18. Luke: “Threepio, tell them if they don’t do as you wish, you’ll become angry and use your magic.”

C-3PO: “But, Master Luke, what magic? I couldn’t possibly...”

Luke: “Just tell them.”

- ‘Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope’.

19. “Go that way! You’ll be malfunctioning within a day, you nearsighted scrap pile. And don’t let me catch you following me, begging for help, because you won’t get it!”

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope’.

20. "Don't blame me. I'm an interpreter. I'm not supposed to know a power socket from a computer terminal."

- C-3PO, , ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’.

21. "Listen to them, they're dying, R2! Curse my metal body, I wasn't fast enough!"

- C-3PO, ‘Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope’.

22. "C-3PO: His high exaltedness, the Great Jabba the Hutt, has decreed that you are to be terminated immediately.

Han Solo: Good, I hate long waits."

- ‘Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi’.

23. "EV-9D9: How many languages do you speak?

C-3PO: I am fluent in over six million forms of communication, and can readily...

EV-9D9:[cuts him off again] Splendid! We have been without an interpreter since our master got angry with our last protocol droid and disintegrated him.

C-3PO: Disintegrated?"

- ‘Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for famous C3PO quotes, then why not take a look at Star Wars prequel quotes or inspirational Star Wars quotes.

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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