Obi-Wan Kenobi quotes from Star Wars

02 February 2023
Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars saga, and a key figure in the story of the Jedi Order. First introduced in the original Star Wars film Obi-Wan serves as a mentor to the young Luke Skywalker, guiding him on his journey to becoming a Jedi and helping to defeat the evil Empire.

Obi-Wan's character arc is one of the most compelling in the Star Wars saga. He begins as a Jedi Knight, serving the Galactic Republic and fighting against the Separatist movement during the Clone Wars. 

However, after the rise of the Empire and the fall of the Jedi Order, Obi-Wan goes into hiding, becoming a hermit on the desert planet of Tatooine. There, he watches over Luke Skywalker, the son of his former apprentice Anakin Skywalker (who has since become the Sith Lord Darth Vader).

Through his interactions with Luke, Obi-Wan demonstrates the qualities that make a great Jedi: wisdom, courage, and a strong connection to the Force. He teaches Luke how to use the Force, how to wield a lightsaber, and how to think critically and strategically in the face of danger. He also serves as a moral compass for Luke, guiding him to make the right choices and resist the lure of the dark side.

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Here is a comprehensive list of all of Obi-Wan Kenobi's quotes from the Star Wars saga films, including his cameos in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. 

The quotes are grouped by film and presented in release order:

Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

  1. "Hello there!" - Obi-Wan's first line in the original trilogy, spoken when he confronts Darth Vader on the Death Star.
  2. "I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened." - Obi-Wan senses the destruction of Alderaan by the Death Star.
  3. "The Force will be with you, always." - Obi-Wan's final words to Luke Skywalker before sacrificing himself to allow the others to escape the Death Star.
  4. "Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious." - Obi-Wan warns Luke about the dangers of Mos Eisley.
  5. "These aren't the droids you're looking for." - Obi-Wan uses a Jedi mind trick to make stormtroopers let them pass.
  6. "Use the Force, Luke." - Obi-Wan encourages Luke to trust in the Force during the trench run.
  7. "Remember...the Force will be with you, always." - Obi-Wan's ghost speaks to Luke before the battle of Yavin.
  8. "Your father was seduced by the dark side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed." - Obi-Wan reveals to Luke the truth about his father's fall to the dark side.
  9. "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 explains the nature of the Force to Luke.
  10. "Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine." - Obi-Wan confronts Darth Vader on the Death Star and foreshadows his transformation into a Force ghost.

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

"That boy is our last hope." - Obi-Wan's ghost speaks to Yoda about Luke.
"No. There is another." - Obi-Wan reveals that there is another Skywalker, referring to Leia.

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

"Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." - Obi-Wan explains to Luke Skywalker that his perspective may not always be the only one.
"You cannot escape your destiny." - Obi-Wan reminds Luke of his destiny as a Jedi.
"The Force will be with you, always." - Obi-Wan's final words to Luke before he leaves the forest moon of Endor.

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The Phantom Menace (1999)

  1. "Why do I sense we've picked up another pathetic life form?" - Obi-Wan expresses his frustration with Jar Jar Binks, who he initially sees as a hindrance to their mission on Naboo.
  2. "I have a bad feeling about this." - Obi-Wan senses danger as he and Qui-Gon Jinn are about to negotiate with the Trade Federation on their ship.

Attack of the Clones (2002)

  1. "I have to admit that without the clones, it would not have been a victory." - Obi-Wan acknowledges the contribution of the clone army to the Republic's victory on Geonosis.
  2. "I hate it when he does that." - Obi-Wan expresses his frustration with Anakin's reckless behavior.
  3. "If you'll excuse me, I hate to leave when I'm having such fun." - Obi-Wan makes a sarcastic comment to Count Dooku as he is being held captive.
  4. "Why do I get the feeling you're going to be the death of me?" - Obi-Wan senses danger as he and Anakin are about to board Count Dooku's ship.
  5. "Sith Lords are our speciality." - Obi-Wan confidently declares his readiness to confront Count Dooku.

Revenge of the Sith (2005)

  1. "So uncivilized." - Obi-Wan expresses his distaste for blaster weapons after using one to shoot General Grievous.
  2. "You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!" - Obi-Wan confronts Anakin after their lightsaber duel on Mustafar, expressing his disappointment at Anakin's fall to the dark sid
  3. "I have the high ground." - Obi-Wan warns Anakin of the dangers of his position during their final duel on Mustafar.

These quotes from the prequel films showcase Obi-Wan's personality, his relationships with other characters, and his journey as a Jedi Knight. From his initial skepticism of Jar Jar Binks to his heartbreak over Anakin's fall to the dark side, Obi-Wan's words offer insight into his thoughts and emotions throughout the prequel trilogy.

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Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

  • "Rey... these are your first steps." - Obi-Wan's voice can be heard in a flashback when Rey touches Luke Skywalker's lightsaber.
  • "The Force will be with you, always." - Obi-Wan's voice can be heard at the end of the movie when Rey finds Luke Skywalker.

Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)

  • "You're not alone." - Obi-Wan's voice can be heard as Rey reaches out to the Force during her training on Ahch-To.
  • "Rey." - Obi-Wan's voice can be heard when Rey is in the dark side cave on Ahch-To.
  • "These are your final steps, Rey." - Obi-Wan's voice can be heard when Rey reaches the top of the Jedi steps on Ahch-To.
In the original trilogy, Obi-Wan serves as Luke's mentor, guiding him on his journey to become a Jedi. He sacrifices himself to allow the others to escape the Death Star, and later appears as a Force ghost to continue guiding Luke. In The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, Obi-Wan's voice is heard in various moments, offering guidance and advice to Rey as she begins her own journey to become a Jedi. In both cases, the voice is provided by actor Ewan McGregor, who played a younger version of Obi-Wan in the prequel trilogy.

Trivia time!

  1. The character of Obi-Wan Kenobi was originally named Ben Kenobi in the first Star Wars film.
  2. In the Star Wars Legends canon, Obi-Wan has a romantic relationship with Satine Kryze, the Duchess of Mandalore.
  3. Obi-Wan's lightsaber is based on the design of the weapon used by the samurai in Japanese films.
  4. The iconic Jedi mind trick phrase "These aren't the droids you're looking for" was first used by Obi-Wan in A New Hope.
  5. Ewan McGregor was not a fan of the Star Wars films before he was cast as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  6. McGregor's uncle, Denis Lawson, played Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars trilogy.
  7. Guinness was originally hesitant to accept the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope, as he was not a fan of science fiction.He ultimately agreed to take the role after negotiating a deal for a percentage of the film's profits which made him quite rich in the end!
  8. Guinness found the dialogue in the Star Wars films to be "rubbish," and was reportedly frustrated with the attention the films brought him
  9. .In the prequel films, McGregor's portrayal of Obi-Wan was influenced by Guinness' performance in the original trilogy. Additionally, Guinness' voice was used in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi for a brief cameo as Obi-Wan's Force ghost.


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