A special day to celebrate the galaxy far, far away, May the 4th was chosen by Star Wars fans all over the world because of the pun on the famous catchphrase “May the force be with you!”.

It is said that “May the fourth be with you” was first used when Margaret Thatcher won the election and became Britain’s first woman prime minister. This happened on May 4, 1979 and the message published by Thatcher’s party in order to celebrate the victory was “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations”. Aside from this, it looks like there are a lot of Star Wars fans in the UK Parliament, since the phrase was used again in a defense debate, on the same day, but in 1994.

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Of course, social media was the one to help spread the word worldwide. At first a few Facebook groups appeared to celebrate Luke Skywalker and the rest is history: Star Wars Day was born. The first official celebration of the day took place in Toronto, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema.

Since we love special occasions, here are 53 quotes to celebrate Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you!

The ability to speak does not make you intelligent, now get out of here.

– Qui-Gon Jinn

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering.

– Yoda (read more Yoda quotes)

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I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

— Jango Fett

 

Never tell me the odds!

— Han Solo

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Your focus determines your reality.

– Qui-Gon Jinn

 

To die for one’s people is a great sacrifice. To live for one’s people, an even greater sacrifice. I choose to live for my people.

— Riyo Chuchi

 

You can’t stop the change, any more than you can stop the suns from setting.

— Shmi Skywalker

 

If you define yourself by your power to take life, your desire to dominate, to possess, then you have nothing.

— Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

In my experience there is no such thing as luck.

– Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

An object cannot make you good or evil. The temptation of power, forbidden knowledge, even the desire to do good can lead some down that path. But only you can change yourself.

— Bendu

 

Every time I walked away from something I wanted to forget, I told myself it was for a cause that I believed in. A cause that was worth it. Without that, we’re lost.

— Cassian Andor

So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause.

– Padmé Amidala

 

Who’s the more foolish; the fool, or the fool who follows him?

— Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

You’re not the only one who lost everything. Some of us just decided to do something about it.

— Cassian Andor

 

We’ll take the next chance. And the next. On and on until we win … or the chances are spent.

— Jyn Erso

 

Be careful not to choke on your aspirations.

– Darth Vader

 

You will know when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.

– Yoda

 

 

 

Women always figure out the truth. Always.

– Han Solo

 

I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people.

– Maz Kanata

 

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. – Yoda

 

We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life.

– C-3PO

 

Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.

— Yoda

 

In time, the suffering of your people will persuade you to see our point of view.

– Nute Gunray

 

If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

– Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

You are unwise to lower your defenses!

– Darth Vader

 

Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will…

— Yoda

 

Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say, that we are encouraged to love.

– Anakin Skywalker

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Let go of your hate.

– Luke Skywalker

 

The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.

— Chancellor Palpatine

 

A tyrant can make anything seem to be ‘the will of the people.’

– Princess Leia

 

Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.

— Yoda

 

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

— Darth Vader

 

 

There’s always a bigger fish.

— Qui-Gon Jinn

 

To defeat your enemy, you have to understand them.

— Ahsoka Tano

 

If there’s a bright center to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from.

— Luke Skywalker

 

The Force will be with you … always.

— Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

A Jedi gains power through understanding and a Sith gains understanding through power.

– Palpatine

 

If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are… a different game you should play.

— Yoda

 

The Force is neither light nor dark, master nor slave, but a balance between extremes.

— Lanoree Brock

 

You know what I always say… speak softly, and drive a big tank.

— Hondo Ohnaka

 

To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off light, or darkness, Padawan. Be a candle, or the night.

– Yoda

 

The belonging you seek is not behind you … it is ahead.

— Maz Kanata

 

There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny.

— Han Solo

 

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

— Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.

— Yoda

 

What chance do we have? The question is ‘what choice.’

– Jyn Erso

 

I fear nothing. For all is as the Force wills it.

— Chirrut Imwe

 

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.

— Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.

– Yoda

 

He became so powerful, the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power…which, eventually of course, he did.

– Palpatine

 

I’m being torn apart. I want to be free of this pain. I know what I have to do, but I don’t know if I have the strength to do it. Will you help me?

– Kylo Ren

 

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

— Obi-Wan Kenobi

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This holiday is yours, where we all share with you the hope that this day brings us closer to freedom and to harmony and to peace. No matter how different we appear, we’re all the same in our struggle against the powers of evil and darkness.

– Princess Leia