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149 Best Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes From The Star Wars Franchise

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Why Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes?

Obi-Wan Kenobi was a famous Jedi Knight in the Star Wars universe. He was also a Jedi instructor and the Republic Army commander at different times. He is seen as a Jedi tutor and companion of Anakin and Luke Skywalker. In the original trilogy, Obi-Wan was a supporting character played by English actor Alec Guinness. The subsequent prequels feature a younger version of the character, portrayed by Ewan McGregor. Both actors garnered immense praise for their performance. Star Wars is also one of the most loved science fiction franchises with a global fanbase. Apart from the gripping story and amazing visuals, fans also enjoy the dialogues of their favorite characters. Obi-Wan Kenobi is an inspiring character and his quotes will teach a lot of life lessons. Reading his sayings can provide you with some insight into his personality, beliefs, philosophy, and sense of humor.

What Parents Should Know

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi started as an apprentice of Master Qui-Gon Jinn.
  • The American filmmaker George Lucas created the Star Wars franchise and its characters, including Obi-Wan. 
  • Obi-Wan was based on the Japanese character General Makabe Rokurōta, from Akira Kurosawa’s ‘The Hidden Fortress’. 

What To Discuss With Kids

  • Ben Kenobi was an alias of Obi-Wan Kenobi while he was hiding from the Empire. The name might also have personal significance since Satine Kryze addressed him by that name.
  • “May the Force be with you” is the most famous quote from the franchise, frequently said by Jedi Knights like Obi-Wan.  
  • Obi-Wan's home planet was called Stewjon. He was born on 57 BBY, and his year of demise was 0 BBY. 
  • The timeline in the Star Wars universe is measured in BBY, which stands for Before the Battle of Yavin. 

Best Obi-Wan Quotes

1. "You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."

2. "In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck."

3. “So uncivilized.”

4. "The truth is often what we make of it; you heard what you wanted to hear, believed what you wanted to believe."

5. "You were my brother, Anakin! I loved you!"

6. "Only a Sith deals in absolutes."

7. "But Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future."

8. "The road lies before you, Anakin Skywalker. Will you walk it alone?"

9. "For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire."

10. "If you define yourself by the power to take life, the desire to dominate, to possess… then you have nothing."

12. "If his ship is as fast as his boasting, we ought to do well."

13. "Who’s more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him?"

14. "Why do I get the feeling that we've picked up another pathetic life form?"

17. "These aren’t the droids you’re looking for."

18. "You’ve taken your first step into a larger world."

19. "Skill is the child of patience."

20. "Obi-Wan: And what of the boy?

Yoda: To Tatooine. To his family, send him.

Obi-Wan: I will take the child and watch over him."

21. “I don't mind flying, but what you're doing is suicide.” 

22. “He was the best star pilot in the galaxy, and a cunning warrior. I understand that you’ve become quite a good pilot yourself.”

23. “I do my own bidding.” 

24. “Your father's light saber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times... before the Empire.”

25. “Leia... when I said before that I didn't know your parents... Princess Leia Organa, you are wise, discerning, kindhearted. These are qualities that came from your mother. But you are also passionate and fearless, forthright. And these are gifts from your father. Both were exceptional people who bore an exceptional daughter.”

26. “Anakin! Don't let your personal feelings get in the way! [to pilot] Follow that speeder.” 

27. “I haven’t gone by the name of Oi-Wan since… oh, before you were born.”

28. “You must do what you think is right, of course.”

29. “I’m a Jedi. They wouldn’t dare.” 

30. “You’re a great warrior, Anakin, but your need to prove yourself is your undoing.” 

31. “Anakin, I understand to a degree what is going on. You’ve met Satine. You know I once harbored feelings for her. It’s not that we’re not allowed to have these feelings. It’s natural.” 

32. “Very well. The burden is on me not to destroy all the droids before you get there.”

33. “You were right about one thing, Master. The negotiations were short.”

34. “Your father... was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and "became" the Sith Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So, what I told you was true... from a certain point of view.” 

35. “I’ve conceded the battle. Now we simply have to negotiate the terms of surrender.” 

36. “And yet some might argue that the strongest defense is a swift and decisive offense.” 

37. “Oh well, just another boring day saving the universe.” 

38. “You will be a Jedi. I promise.” 

39. “Anything is possible. You haven’t exactly impressed me today.”  

40. “Hello there.” 

41. “I will do what I must.”

42. “Infinite sadness.”

43. “Your move.” 

Famous Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes

Obi Wan 'Ben' Kenobi and the droids R2D2 and C3P0 riding in a X34 Landspeeder

44. "It is an energy field and something more. An aura that at once controls and obeys. It is a nothingness that can accomplish miracles."

45. "Goodbye, old friend. May the force be with you."

46. "It’s over Anakin! I have the high ground!"

47. "Why do I get the feeling that you’re going to be the death of me?"

48. "You want to go home and rethink your life."

49. "I have failed you, Anakin. I have failed you."

50. "I have taught you everything I know. and you have become a far greater Jedi than I could ever hope to be. But be patient, Anakin. It will not be long before the council makes you a Jedi master."

51. "War tends to distort our point of view. If we sacrifice our code, even for victory, we may lose that which is most important: our honor?"

52. "I am stronger as part of the Jedi Order than I could ever be alone."

53. "Remember… the Force will be with you, always."

54. “The truth is often what we make of it; you heard what you wanted to hear, believed what you wanted to believe.” 

55. "You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness!"

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

57. “Luke Skywalker: Then you know him.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Well, of course, I know him. He’s me.” 

58. “I was once a Jedi Knight, the same as your father.”

59. “The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.” 

60. “Han Solo: What’s the cargo?

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Only passengers. Myself, the boy, two droids… and no questions asked.”

61. “Bury your feelings deep down, Luke. They do you credit. But they could be made to serve the Emperor.” 

62. “Thank you for your time, Django.”

63. “Flying is for droids.” 

64. “Darth Vader: Now I am the master. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Only a master of evil, Darth.” 

65. “You can’t win, but there are alternatives to fighting.” 

66. “That’s what your uncle told you. He didn’t hold with your father’s ideals; he felt that he should’ve stayed here and not gotten involved.”

67. “You cannot escape your destiny. You must face Darth Vader again.”

68. “You will go to the Dagobah system. There you will learn from Yoda, the Jedi master who instructed me.” 

69. “He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed.” 

70. “I should like to use your city as a base, as I search nearby star systems for General Grievous.” 

71. “Anakin, my allegiance is to the Republic, to democracy!” 

72. “Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan… Now that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time. A long time.”

73. “Now, let’s see if we can’t figure out what you are, my little friend.” 

74. “Never an elevator when you need one.” 

75. “Trust leads to the dark side.”

76. “Yoda will always be with you.” 

77. “All these years, you are even more beautiful than ever.”

78. “Come to your senses.” 

79. “I am not a protocol droid.” 

80. “You have a job to do Anakin. Try not to upset him.” 

Interesting Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes

81. "Be mindful of your thoughts, Anakin, they betray you."

82. "The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together."

83. "An elegant weapon for a more civilized age."

84. “This is master Ob-Wan Kenobi. I regret to report that both our Jedi Order and the Republic have fallen, with the dark shadow of the Empire rising to take their place. This message is a warning and a reminder for any surviving Jedi. Trust in the Force.” 

85. "I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."

86. "That’s no moon. It’s a space station."

87. "Obi-Wan Kenobi: So that’s your plan: Just fly there, land, hope they don’t spot us and walk in the door?

Anakin Skywalker: Basically.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Oh, brilliant. Let’s get going."

88. "Very impressive. You just destroyed 17 defenseless battle droids without suffering a scratch."

89. "Anakin Skywalker: That’s just it. How can I become a Jedi Master if I’m always getting caught?

Obi-Wan Kenobi: At least you’re a master… at getting caught."

90. "This is how you thank me for rescuing you? Pounce on me from the ceiling? What am I going to do with you?"

91. “Anakin leaves quite a mess, which always leads me to you, Ventress.” 

92. “If you spent as much time practicing your saber techniques as you did with your wit, you’d rival Master Yoda as a swordsman.”

93. “Han Solo: What is it? Some kind of local trouble?

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Let’s just say we’d like to avoid any Imperial entanglements.”

94. “I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing.”

95. “There was nothing you could have done, Luke, had you been there.” 

96. “Luke, you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.” 

97. “Surely there’s no reason we can’t be civilized about this.” 

98. “We make a bigger mess that cancels out the first one.”

99. “Leia: Will I ever see you again?

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Maybe. Someday. If you ever need help from a tired, old man.”

100. “Your clones are very impressive. You must be very proud.” 

101. “Anakin, let’s be fair. Today, you were the hero and you deserve your glorious day with the politicians.”

102. “I sense a trap.”

103. “Not a happy landing.” 

104. “Wait a minute. How did this happen? We’re smarter than this.”

105. “Yes, Master. There is too much at stake here.”

106. “Satine: I trust you have an escape plan then?

Obi-Wan Kenobi: As always, my dear.” 

107. “Mother Talzin is the leader of an ancient order of witches, the night sister.”

108. “You must learn the ways of the Force.” 

109. “Until the possible becomes actual, it is only a distraction. Be mindful of what it is, not what might be.” 

110. “I must go alone.” 

111. “Goodbye, Darth.” 

More Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes

112. "Obi-Wan Kenobi: A great leap forward often requires taking two steps back.

Anakin Skywalker: And sometimes, all it requires is the will to jump."

113. "Anakin, you must realize this is a fight you cannot win alone."

114. "You have allowed this dark lord to twist your mind, until now... until now you've become the very thing you swore to destroy."

115. "Yes, well, I took a lesson from Anakin and decided not to follow orders."

116. "I’ll never understand how you can simplify these battles into some kind of game."

117. "You can kill me, but you will never destroy me. It takes strength to resist the dark side. Only the weak embrace it."

118. "Anakin Skywalker: Why do you even ask for my opinion? We never do things my way.

Obi-Wan: We crashed the ship your way."

119. "I hear a lot of talking, General. But in the final accounting, what does all the talk get you? A futile quest for power, a mutilated body, and your place as Dooku’s errand boy!"

120. "Anakin Skywalker: How did you know they wouldn’t just attack us?

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Because I make observations, while you think with your lightsaber."

121. "Use the Force, luke."

122. "So let me get this straight, Anakin. You risked the mission, all your men – even your Padawan – to save a droid?"

123. “Anakin Skywalker: You’re the closest thing I have to a father.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Then why don’t you listen to me?”

124. “Kamino, I’m not familiar with it, is it in the Republic?”

125. “A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi knights.”

126. “I’m sorry, Anakin. For all of it.” 

127. “Here Master. Tatooine… it’s small, out of the way. The Trade Federation has no presence there.” 

128. “And these blast points, too accurate for Sandpeople. Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so nice.” 

129. “I have a strong feeling that this Bounty Hunter is the assassin we’re looking for.” 

130. “D’you know, there are times when you and Bail Organa are uncannily alike.”

131. “These tracks are side-by-side. Sandpeople always ride single file to hide their numbers.”

132. “Goodbye, Princess. May the Force be with you.” 

133. “If anyone knows where Anakin is, it will be Padmé.”

134. “Anakin: I’ll take care of this, Obi-Wan. You, go find your girlfriend.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Right. No, Anakin, she’s not my…” 

135. “The Chancellor will not be able to control thousands of star systems without keeping the Senate intact.”  

136. “Oh no. I’m not brave enough for politics. I have to report to the Council. Besides, someone needs to be the poster boy.”

137. “Anakin, how many times have I told you to stay away from the power couplings.”

138. “A phenomenal pilot who doesn’t like to fly. A devastating warrior who’d rather not fight.”

139. “I do not remember you as one to shrink from responsibilities.” 

140. “I believe that you should get used to calling me Obi-Wan.”

141. “Have you ever been afraid of the dark? How does it feel when you turn on the light.” 

142. “Anakin. There is no other Jedi I would rather have at my side right now. No other man.” 

143. “We will each be challenged - our trust, our faith, our friendships. But we must persevere, and in time, a new hope will emerge. May the Force be with you, always.”

144. “Satine: The sarcasm of a solider.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: The delusion of a dreamer.” 

145. “I think you know in your heart that you’re meant for something extraordinary.”     

146. “The boy loses everything he loves, and yet still he is strong.”

147. “Forgive me for interrupting, Your Highness. I meant no disrespect.”

148. “Fortunately, Luke’s unwavering faith in his father’s innate goodness had proved to be a stronger force than the power of the dark side.”

149. “I am called a great swordsman because I invented a lethal style, but who is greater, the creator of a killing form - or the master of a classic form.”  

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Rajnandini is an art lover and enthusiastically likes to spread her knowledge. With a Master of Arts in English, she has worked as a private tutor and, in the past few years, has moved into content writing for companies such as Writer's Zone. Trilingual Rajnandini has also published work in a supplement for 'The Telegraph', and had her poetry shortlisted in Poems4Peace, an international project. Outside work, her interests include music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading. She is fond of classic British literature.

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