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.


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)


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

— Jango Fett


Never tell me the odds!

— Han Solo


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


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


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