Total Nerd The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules One-liners and clever lines from any of the Star Wars films (Episodes I-VI, so far). Upvote the most memorable and iconic.

The Star Wars films shaped the imaginations of a million nerds, and really just about anyone who has seen a movie since 1977. While the formative and influential sci-fi series is mostly remembered for introducing the world to the concept of “The Force” and the unquenchable desire to own a lightsaber, the most unsung aspects of the series are the numerous priceless one liners that are thrown at speeds fast enough to make the Kessel Run in under twelve parsecs. Everyone has their favorite quote, one-liner and Star Wars jokes from the series, so it's high time someone put together a list of the best one-liners in the Star Wars films. You're welcome!

After looking through this list of the most famous Star Wars one liners, you might start to notice a few trends. Han Solo and Princess Leia are by far the quippiest of the characters in the Star Wars universe (duh), and A New Hope is by far the most quotable of the original trilogy. Who knows what kind of one liners Grand Moff Tarkin would have fired off if he had survived until Empire Strikes Bac?. Aside from those facts, the one glaring piece of information is that the prequel trilogy is so lacking of memorable quotes that it was hard to find any quotes from those three films to even bother including. Hopefully the new Star Wars films won’t disappoint when it comes to memorable lines (among other things) and many excellent lines of dialogue from Episodes VII-IX can be added to this list of the most memorable Star Wars quotes, quips, jokes, and one-liners.

Vote up your favorite one-liner from the Star Wars films and be sure to check out even more Star Wars quotes here!
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1,164 210
Try Not. Do… Or Do Not. There ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Try Not. Do… Or Do Not. There Is No Try. Yoda, Empire Strikes Back

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991 182
I Have A Bad Feeling About Thi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
I Have A Bad Feeling About This... Multiple Characters, All Six Films

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1,008 190
I Find Your Lack Of Faith Dist... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
I Find Your Lack Of Faith Distubing Darth Vader, A New Hope
 

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965 189
No, I Am Your Father. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
No, I Am Your Father. Darth Vader, Empire Strikes Back

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896 172
These Aren’t The Droids You’re... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For... Obi Wan Kenobi, A New Hope

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1,043 220
It's A Trap! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
It's A Trap! Admiral Ackbar, Return of the Jedi

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670 167
When 900 Years Old, You Reach…... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
When 900 Years Old, You Reach… Look As Good, You Will Not. Yoda, Return of the Jedi

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688 178
Why You Stuck-Up, Half-Witted,... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Why You Stuck-Up, Half-Witted, Scruffy-Looking Nerf-Herder! Princess Leia, Empire Strikes Back

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673 176
Never Tell Me The Odds! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Never Tell Me The Odds! Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back

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673 184
Laugh It Up, Fuzz Ball. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Laugh It Up, Fuzz Ball. Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back

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521 135
Help Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, You&#... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Help Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, You're My Only Hope. Princess Leia, A New Hope
 

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545 149
Aren't You A Little Short For ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Aren't You A Little Short For A Storm Trooper? Princess Leia, A New Hope

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438 104
Who’s More Foolish? The Fool, ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Who’s More Foolish? The Fool, Or The Fool Who Follows Him? Obi Wan Kenobi, A New Hope

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383 95
"Would It Help If I Got O... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
"Would It Help If I Got Out And Pushed?" "It Might." Princess Leia, and Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back

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447 136
That’s No Moon. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
That’s No Moon. Obi Wan Kenobi, A New Hope

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398 114
Great, Kid. Don’t Get Cocky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Great, Kid. Don’t Get Cocky Han Solo, A New Hope

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440 134
...I Don't Know. Fly Casual! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
...I Don't Know. Fly Casual! Han Solo, Return of the Jedi

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326 97
You Came In That Thing? You're... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
You Came In That Thing? You're Braver Than I Thought. Princes Leia, A New Hope

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337 103
And I Thought They Smelled Bad... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
And I Thought They Smelled Bad On The Outside. Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back

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367 122
I Suggest A New Strategy, R2: ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
I Suggest A New Strategy, R2: Let The Wookie Win. C-3PO, A New Hope

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347 116
It Was A Boring Conversation A... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
It Was A Boring Conversation Anyway.

Han Solo, A New Hope

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306 103
A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I’m Out O... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I’m Out Of It For A Little While, Everyone Gets Delusions Of Grandeur! Han Solo, Return of the Jedi

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300 101
Would Somebody Get This Big Wa... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Would Somebody Get This Big Walking Carpet Out Of My Way?! Princess Leia, A New Hope

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277 98
Search Your Feelings, You Know... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Search Your Feelings, You Know It To Be True. Darth Vader, Empire Strikes Back

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254 98
One Thing's For Sure, We&#... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
One Thing's For Sure, We're All Going To Be A Lot Thinner. Han Solo, A New Hope

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317 142
Mmm. Lost A Planet, Master Obi... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Mmm. Lost A Planet, Master Obi-Wan Has. How Embarrassing. Yoda, Attack of the Clones

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225 96
Governor Tarkin, I Should Have... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Governor Tarkin, I Should Have Expected To Find You Holding Vader's Leash. Princess Leia, A New Hope

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205 89
Shut Him Up Or Shut Him Down. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Shut Him Up Or Shut Him Down. Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back

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217 99
Traveling Through Hyperspace A... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Traveling Through Hyperspace Ain't Like Dusting Crops, Farm Boy. Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back

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197 86
No Reward Is Worth This. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
No Reward Is Worth This. Han Solo, A New Hope

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229 110
I Want Them Alive - No Disinte... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
I Want Them Alive - No Disintegrations! Darth Vader, Empire Strikes Back

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193 86
Watch Your Mouth Kid, Or You’l... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Watch Your Mouth Kid, Or You’ll Find Yourself Floating Home. Han Solo, A New Hope

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202 93
If There's A Bright Center To ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
If There's A Bright Center To The Universe, You're On The Planet That It's Farthest From. Luke Skywalker, A New Hope

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186 88
Sorry About The Mess. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Sorry About The Mess. Han Solo, A New Hope
 

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197 102
I Don't Know Where You Get... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
I Don't Know Where You Get Your Delusions Laserbrain Princess Leia, Empire Strikes Back

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215 118
General Grievous, You're Short... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
General Grievous, You're Shorter Than I Expected. Anakin Skywalker, Revenge of the Sith

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177 91
You Said You Wanted Yo Be Arou... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
You Said You Wanted Yo Be Around When I Made A Mistake. Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back

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178 92
Don't Call Me A Mindless Philo... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Don't Call Me A Mindless Philosopher, You Overweight Glob Of Grease. C-3PO, A New Hope

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186 99
It’s Against My Programming To... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
It’s Against My Programming To Impersonate A Deity. C-3PO, Return of the Jedi

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172 89
R2-D2, You Know Better Than To... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
R2-D2, You Know Better Than To Trust A Strange Computer! C-3PO, Empire Strikes Back

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168 87
You May Dispense With The Plea... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
You May Dispense With The Pleasantries, Commander. I Am Here To Put You Back On Schedule. Darth Vader, Return of the Jedi

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186 104
Now, Witness The Power Of This... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Now, Witness The Power Of This Fully Operational Battle Station. Emperor Palpatine, Return of the Jedi

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165 88
Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi Craves Not These Things. Yoda, Empire Strikes Back

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151 80
If You’re Saying That Coming H... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
If You’re Saying That Coming Here Was A Bad Idea, I’m Starting To Agree With You. Luke Skywalker, Empire Strikes Back

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173 98
How You Doin’, Chewbacca? Stil... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
How You Doin’, Chewbacca? Still Hanging Around With This Loser? Lando Calrissian, Empire Strikes Back

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137 98
I'm Rather Embarrassed, Ge... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
I'm Rather Embarrassed, General Solo, But It Appears That You Are To Be The Main Course At A Banquet In My Honor C-3PO, Return of the Jedi

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124 88
Now Don't You Forget This. Why... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Now Don't You Forget This. Why I Stick My Neck Out For You Is Beyond My Capacity. C-3PO, A New Hope

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145 108
Lando’s Not A System He’s A Ma... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Lando’s Not A System He’s A Man! Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back

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144 109
It’s Not Impossible. I Used To... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
It’s Not Impossible. I Used To Bullseye Womp Rats In My T-16 Back Home, They’re Not Much Bigger Than Two Meters. Luke Skywalker, A New Hope

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125 93
Look, Good Against Remotes Is ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best One-Liners in the Star Wars Films
Look, Good Against Remotes Is One Thing, Good Against The Living, That’s Something Else. Han Solo, A New Hope