“Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.”Yoda, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
His job outside of full-time Jedi would be the galaxy’s life coach. Only thing is, you need to be familiar with the concept of speaking pig-latin. The little green man is a literal sage-on-the-stage with all of his proverbs and teachings, and this quote sums it all up in four, short and jumbled sentences. Now. if we could only get him to say “That log had a child” in canon, my life would be complete.
I worked with a Boy Scout on his Eagle Scout project one time where he was just confounded on how to proceed. There were multiple obstacles he faced in completing it, and was ready to give up. When he came to me, I actually said this quote to him in a terrible imitation of Yoda’s voice, trying lighten his down-trodden mood. Right after, we all burst into a rendition of “Stop it Now”. Mood: lightened. About six months later, he pinned on his Eagle. The Force is strong in Yoda’s words, even off screen.
2. Multiple Cast Members
“May the Force be with you.”Multiple cast members throughout several films
No top-ten list of Star Wars quotes would be complete without this phrase. When this is said, it binds all of us fans together. That’s why we love these movies so much. It is literally the force that keeps us all engrossed in a galaxy far, far away. The Light, the Dark, whatever side it’s on, the Force is strong with all of us.
It’s a line, such as “I got a bad feeling about this…”, that appears in every film at some juncture. The phrase even gained it’s own holiday on May 4th. When a quote gets it’s own day, that’s when you know it has arrived. As enigmatic as it is, it still doesn’t top the list. Number one just got the luck of the draw in the screenplays.