30+ Iconic Princess Leia Quotes From The Star Wars Franchise

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 12, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Feb 28, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Princess Leia wax figures in Madame Tussauds museum

Princess Leia is an imaginary character from the 'Star Wars Franchise.'

She is Princess of the planet Alderaan. Her mother, Padme Amidala, died soon after her birth.

Carrie Frances Fisher played a key role as Princess Leia in Star Wars films. Director George Lucas is an American filmmaker famous for creating the 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones' franchises.

After the destruction of Alderaan, all the Alderaanians considered Leia as their Princess. Still, she regards herself as a senator.

When Leia sensed the fray between Rey and Kylo Ren on Kef Bir, Leia reached out to her son across the galaxy and called him by his birth name, Ben. This last act drained Leia of her remaining energy and killed her.

Leia was adopted and raised by Bail and Breha Organ. The royal family named Organa adopted her. She has a twin brother named Luke.

Out of love for the adopted family, Leia considers herself as Leia Organa. In the long run, she married Hans Solo and had three children.

She confessed her love towards Hans in the episode VI 'Return Of Jedi'. She is known for her fearlessness on the battlefield,  a strong leader, and famous for her problem-solving skills. She is considered to be the hero of the galaxy and is also known as an inspirational figure.

In 'The Rise of Skywalker' episode, Leia starts training to become Jedi. But soon, she realized if she becomes a Jedi, her son Ben Solo would face problems, and hence she dropped the idea of Jade training.

The sudden death of Carrie Fishers made the producers take the scenes from the past episodes and create an eight-minute duration scene in her tribute.

Here are the best Princess Leia quotes. If you want more sections for a good read, refer to 'Star Wars' inspirational quotes and [Hans Solo quotes].

Quotes From Princess Leia

Carrie Fisher is also a well-known screenwriter, playwright, and author. For her performance in 'Star Wars, she was nominated for four awards. Here are famous star wars quotes by Princess Leia.

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1. "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope."

-Princess Leia,' A New Hope.'

2."I don't know where you get your delusions, Laser-Brain."

-Leia Organa.

3."Han Solo: Look, your Worshipfulness, let's get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: me.

Princess Leia Organa: It's a wonder you're still alive.

Princess Leia Organa: Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way?

Han Solo: No reward is worth this."

- 'Star Wars: Episode IV.'

4."I’d just as soon kiss a Wookiee."

–Princess Leia.

5. "Why you stuck up… half-witted… scruffy-looking… Nerf-herder!"

–Princess Leia to Han Solo,'The Empire strikes Back.'

6."Would it help if I got out and pushed?"

–Princess Leia.

7."You have your moments. Not many of them, but you do have them."

–Princess Leia.

8."I have been Princess Leia exclusively. It's been a part of my life for 40 years."

-Carrie Fisher.

9." Hope is like the sun. If you only believe it when you see it you’ll never make it through the night."

-Princess Leia,' The Last Jedi.'

10."Luke is a Jedi; you’re his father. There’s still light in him. I know it."

–Princess Leia.

11."Princess Leia: Let go, please.

Han Solo: Don’t get excited.

Princess Leia: Captain, being held by you isn’t quite enough to get me excited."

-'The Empire Strikes Back'.

12."Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader’s leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board."

–Princess Leia,' A New Hope.'

13."Luke! Luke! Don’t! It’s a trap! It’s a trap!"

– Princess Leia.

14. "Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?"

–Princess Leia to Han solo, ' A New Hope.'

15."Han Solo: I’m trying to be helpful.

Princess Leia: When did that ever help? And don’t say the Death Star."

-'Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens'.

Leia Organa Quotes

In 'Star Wars' episodes, Leia has a key relationship with Luke Skywalker. Watch the episodes of 'Star Wars' for commandable scenes of Leia. Here are the quotes from the episodes.

16."I just never should have sent him away. That’s when I lost him. That’s when I lost you both."

-Leia to Han.

17."I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art."

-Carrie Fisher.

18."May the Force be with you."

-Leia’s farewell to Rey.

19."Leia Organa:Wipe that nervous expression off your face, Threepio.

c3po: Oh. Well, I will certainly try, General. Nervous?"

- 'Star Wars Episode VIII'.

20."Someone has to save our skins. Into the garbage chute, Fly Boy."

-Princess Leia, 'A New Hope.'

21."Han Solo: No time to discuss this as a committee.

Princess Leia: I am not a committee!"

-'The Empire Strikes Back'.

22."You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought!"

-Princess Leia, 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire strikes Back'.

23."Princess Leia: You know, no matter how much we fought...I've always hated watching you leave.

Han Solo: That's why I did it. So you'd miss me.

Princess Leia: I did miss you."

- 'Star Wars: Episode VII'.

Star Wars Movie Quotes

Here are the best quotes from the 'Star Wars' saga, which started long back in 1977.

24."You’re a jittery little thing, aren’t you?"

–Princess Leia, 'The Empire strikes Back'.

25."Well, I guess you don’t know everything about women yet."

-Princess Leia, 'The Empire strikes Back'.

26."I hope you know what you’re doing."

-Princess Leia, 'The Empire strikes Back'.

27."Someday you’re gonna be wrong. I just hope I’m there to see it."

–Princess Leia.

28. "Luke: If you don't make it back, you're the only hope for the Alliance.

-Princess Leia: Luke, don't talk that way. You have a power I don't understand and could never have."

- 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi'.

29. "Can’t believe I was so foolish to think I could find Luke and bring him home."

– Princess Leia.

30. "Hope is not lost today…it is found."

–Princess Leia, 'The Force Awakens'.

31."Princess Leia: Looks like you've managed to cut off our only escape route.

Hans solo:Maybe you'd like it back in your cell, your highness."

- 'Star Wars: Episode IV'.

32."Princess Leia:I don't know what you're talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan...

Darth Vader: You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away!"

- 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for '30+ Iconic Princess Leia Quotes From The Star Wars Franchise,' then why not take a look at Luke Skywalker quotes, or Darth Vader quotes.

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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