Have you ever sat down to watch one of your favorite Star Wars films and thought to yourself, "I think I've heard that line before"? Well, there's a reason for that, and it has a lot to do with the way George Lucas wrote the first film. In the original Star Wars trilogy, several lines are repeated more than once. When the prequel trilogy came out, a lot of those original lines that carried some significance from the first three films were repeated.
This was done as a sort of call-back or homage to pay some fan service, and the trend has continued with every new Star Wars film to hit the universe Lucas created a long time ago, in a galaxy far away. Casual insults, pleas for help, and cries of anguish have been sprinkled throughout the trilogy, and they're all compiled here.
This list highlights those classic quotes and phrases uttered in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi that were repeated by someone in any of the following movies: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, Rise of Skywalker, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Star Wars Christmas Special will not be mentioned, nor will any of the made-for-TV Ewok films or animated series - this list is all about theatrical releases.
Each instance is listed with the details arranged in theatrical chronological order. So, if the line first came in Return of the Jedi and was repeated in Attack of the Clones, ROTJ will be listed first, as that instance happened earlier in film history, even though it happened sooner on the Star Wars timeline.
'Where The Fun Begins'
A New Hope: When Han first takes off from Tatooine and is confronted with some Star Destroyers in orbit, he says, "I know a few maneuvers. We'll lose 'em. Here's where the fun begins."
Revenge of the Sith: Anakin says, "This is where the fun begins," as he and Obi-Wan jump into the battle raging in orbit over Coruscant.
'You're Going To Get Us [Both] Killed!'
A New Hope: When the group falls into the trash compactor, Han fires at the door, but the blaster bolt ricochets all over the place. Leia yells, "Put that thing away, you're gonna get us all killed!"
The Phantom Menace: The line is a bit different in the prequel, but what is spoken is along the same lines as Leia's comment. Shortly after Qui-Gon meets Jar Jar Binks, he says, "You almost got us killed! Are you brainless?" Later in the movie, Anakin says a similar line to R2-D2 when he's flying the fighter into orbit. He says, "Artoo, get us off this Autopilot! It's gonna get us both killed!"
'Your Thoughts Betray You'
Return of the Jedi: After Luke confronts Vader and he's on his way to Palpatine, he says, "Your thoughts betray you, Father. I feel the good in you, the conflict."
Attack of the Clones: When Anakin starts to show that he questions the Jedi, Obi-Wan says, "Be mindful of your thoughts, Anakin, they betray you."
'Point Of View'
Return of the Jedi: Obi-Wan uses it when he explains his previous statement about the passing of Luke's father when he says, "So, what I told you was true. From a certain point of view." Luke replies to this by repeating the line, "A certain point of view?"
The Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon retorts to Anakin's potentially dangerous nature in a discussion with Obi-Wan with the line, "From your point of view."
Revenge of the Sith: Palpatine mentions to Anakin, "Good is a point of view, Anakin." Obi-Wan says it to Anakin: "You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view." Later in the film, when Anakin has turned to become Darth Vader, and just before he fights with Obi-Wan, he yells, "From your point of view! From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!"