The best Princess Leia quotes from Star Wars

Sep 1, 2013
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The greatest Princess Leia quotes from the Star Wars films

Here's some classic movie quotes by Princess Leia from the Star Wars films, including her most recent outing in The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and her post death appearance in The Rise of Skywalker.

While actress Carrie Fisher was very famous for wearing the infamous golden bikini in Return of the Jedi, some of her quotes and sayings are just as famous and have entered the ordinary lexicon of many Star Wars fans.

Leia's entreaty to Obi-Wan Kenobi as being her 'only hope' is quite famous, as is also when she called Han Solo a scruffy nerf herder!

We'll miss you Carrie!

The best quotes by the late but great Carrie Fisher playing Princess Leia:

A New Hope

  • "Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, you're my only hope" 
  • "Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader’s leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board."
  • "..Dantooine. They're on Dantooine'. A desperate lie by Leia to save her planet."
  • "Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper? "
  • "Someone has to save our skins. Into the garbage chute, fly boy."
  • "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought.' 
  • "For luck". Leia gives Luke a quick kiss on the cheek before they swing over the chasm by rope.
  • "Your friend is quite a mercenary. I wonder if he really cares about anything... or anybody."

The Empire Strikes Back

  • "Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder. 
  • "You're not actually going IN to an asteroid field? 
  • "You have your moments. Not many of them, but you do have them. 
  • "I am not a committee! 
  • "I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie!
  • To Han Solo, "I love you".
  • "I'll be back" - Leia beat the Terminator to the line!
  • "I am not a committee"! This was in response to a jibe from Han Solo. The prequels saw Padme make a reference to a committee as well and that was a nice way to tie the mother and daughter relationship together across the movies.
  • "It's a trap!" - Leia also beat Ackbar to the line!
  • "Luke" as she realizes Luke has reached out to her using the Force. 

Return of the Jedi

  • Han Solo says to his rescuer "Who are you?" who turns out to be Princess Leia who then says "Someone who loves you."
  • "But, why must you confront him?" Said to Luke.
  • "You're a jittery little thing, aren't you?" Says Leia to Ewok Wicket when they first meet
  • "I know", replying to Han's effort from TESB.
  • "He's my brother". Leia reveals the truth to a surprised Han Solo.

The Force Awaken's quotes:

  • Leia "Don't Do That." Han Solo "Do What?" "Anything." 
  • Han to Leia when they first meet after a long time spent apart "You Changed Your Hair." Leia observes "Same Jacket."Han replies "New Jacket." 
  • Han Solo; I'm trying to be helpful to which Leia retorts: When did that ever help? And don't say the Death Star. 
  • Leia said the last line of the movie too, the classic "May the Force be with you" to young Rey as she sets out to find Luke Skywalker.

Rogue One

"What Is It They've Sent Us? Hope." - of course, that line was not actually spoken by Carrie Fisher but by Ingvild Deila.

The Last Jedi

  • “Just for the record, Captain, I’m with the droid on this one.”
  • “Wipe that nervous expression off your face, C-3PO.”
  • “Poe, get your head out of your cockpit.”
  • “We fought until the end but the galaxy lost all its hope. The spark is out." 
  • “I’m just glad you’re here. At the end.”- Leia to Luke

The Rise of Skywalker

  • "Never underestimate a droid"
  • "Ben!"

leia golden bikini

Want more Star Wars quotes? Check out what Han and Luke had to say. Perhaps Palpatine?


  1. Nothing about the walking carpet?

  2. How about when she's talking to Han Solo on Empire strikes back I don't know what you're talking about


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