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Nov 11, 2016

The best Luke Skywalker quotes from Star Wars

Skywalker quotes from the Star Wars movies


Luke Skywalker's famous quotes from Star Wars


Luke Skywalker is one of the greatest characters that ever lost an arm in the history of characters losing arms.

He was the doe-eyed boy yearning to be a fighter pilot that ended up sleighing one of the greatest Jedi / Sith Lords that had ever been.

During that transformation he had a few things to say - here's his best and most famous quotes starting with something he said in A New Hope.

Luke: But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!

So says Luke to his Uncle Owen thus showing he's just a whinny farm kid who doesn't respect that he's gotta do his chores.

It's also a quote designed to show how far removed Luke is from the perils that Leia recently found herself. It can come across as quite a funny quote.

Considering the final scenes of ROTJ where Luke is having a heart to heart with his dying father, Luke worrying about power converters was a sign he was about to find himself far away from Kansas.

Luke: Sorry

So says Luke in response to a bit of shoving from Ponda Baba and his friend in the Mos Eisley cantina. Which naturally lead to Obi Wan slicing off Ponda Baba's arm which was a great piece of foreshadowing in terms of all the arms that manage to get lost in the Star Wars movies.

I'm Luke Skywalker and I'm here to rescue you!

So says a heroic Luke when he arrives at Princess Leia's cell to which she retorts with the immortal quote, Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?

Luke's Empire Strikes Back quotes

Luke opens the movie with "Echo Three to Echo Seven. Han, old buddy, do you read me?"

This next quote from Empire is famous for the quote responded to it. Luke was having a few issues mastering the Force when he said he would give it a try. Jedi Master Yoda was having none of that and showed him by lifting the drowned X-Wing out of the Dagobah swamp:

Luke: All right, I'll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

Young Skywalker then said:

I don't, I don't believe it.
To which Yoda gravely retorted: That is why you fail.

It would seem some of the best lines that come from Star Wars are when Yoda and Luke are having a chinwag:

Luke: I won't fail you. I'm not afraid.
Yoda: You will be. You... will... be.


Empire Strikes Back delivered one of the greatest plot twists in cinema history. For Luke to find out his father was the man who had just cut his arm off, well, that was pretty good entertainment.

Here's the exchange between the two:

Darth Vader: There is no escape. Don't make me destroy you. Luke, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.
Luke Skywalker: I'll never join you!
Vader: If you only knew the power of the Dark Side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
Luke: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!
Vader: No. I am your father.
Luke: No...no. That's not true. That's impossible!
Vader: Search your feelings, you know it to be true!
Luke: Noooo! Nooooo!

Apparently the line, 'No, I am your father is often misquoted' as 'Luke, I am your father'.

Luke Skywalker's Return of the Jedi quotes

In Jedi, Luke showed he had learned some of Jedi mind tricks the Obi Wan had showed him:

Luke: You will take me to Jabba now.
Bib Fortuna: I take you to Jabba now.
Luke: You serve your master well. And you will be rewarded.

Luke had also learned to make golden rods fly:

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.

The Force is strong in my family - Luke reveals to Leia they are brother and sister

Which was all fine and dandy but shit got real when he faced his father for what was to be the ultimate fight between good and evil forces. Literally. Or was it?

Luke becoming a Jedi was a pretty sweet moment:

Luke: I am a Jedi, like my father before me.
Palpatine: So be it... Jedi!

Anakin Skywalker having fulfilled the prophecy by throwing the Empire down the well, was actually a dead man at the sword of Luke. Their reconciliation of sorts brought it all home for Luke:

Luke: I'll not leave you here. I've got to save you.
Anakin: You already have, Luke.

So this has been but a selection of Skywalker quotes - there's plenty more out there and you may think they are better - what do you think?

Here's Luke's The Force Awakens quotes.

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