The Jedi Path book presentation box

Its silver vault doors sport an embossed image of two moons setting over the rounded edge of a nearby planet and two hands clutching a lightsabre. Yup, it’s the suitably geeky packaging for Lucasfilm book, The Jedi Path…

Its silver vault doors sport an embossed image of two moons setting over the rounded edge of a nearby planet and two hands clutching a lightsabre… Press the button on the bottom and, in a wash of blue light and sound effects, the doors slowly open and the book within rises on a platform. Yes, folks it’s the packaging for The Jedi Path, a limited edition book, created collaboratively by print production company Imago, publisher becker&mayer! and, of course, Lucasfilm.

“The biggest challenge for us was that George Lucas (no relation to CR’s Gavin) did not want the opening mechanism to be activated electronically,” explains John Hine at Imago. “The only electronics present are to power the blue lights on the book platform and the sound effects that are generated on opening,” he adds. “The internal mechanism operates entirely through springs and levers – the challenge being, to get a smooth action, with both left and right drawers consistently opening in unison and at such a speed to be fully opened before the book is revealed on its raised platform. This fine tuning took many rounds and tweaks to the engineering, before the required brief was realised & satisfied. Further use of Imago’s creative experience was to produce the metallic look of the injection moulded vault and the authentic, time worn manual contained within.”

The book itself is no simple production. The very premise for the book is explained on the belly band that wraps the vault when you buy it: “This venerable text. crafted by the ancient Jedi Masters, has educated and enlightened generations of Jedi. Through wars and rebellion, a single copy has survived, annotated by those who have held it, studied it, and lived its secrets. It is now passed on to you.”

It sports an embossed, pseudo leather cover that’s soft to the touch, there are hand torn pages and no fewer than eight removable “artifacts” within the pages that include a coin-like charm, a material patch and even a drink-stained napkin. The printed text is also “annotated” with handwritten notes by the book’s supposed previous owners, each of whom thankfully happens to have their own distinctive handwriting. Here are a few shots of the book…

The book has been available in the US for a few months, but we’re told the publishers are finally allowed to talk about it to press in the UK.

Above, the vault complete with belly band, as packaged. As you might expect from a Lucasfilm production, the book has an “official trailer”…

And also check out this excited appraisal of the book by a Star Wars fan:

COMPETITION GIVE AWAY! Print production company Imago has very kindly offered us a brand spanking new boxed copy of The Jedi Path to give away to one of our readers. To win, simply tell us your favourite quote from any one of the six Star Wars films in the comments below. We will pick one we feel is the most worthy of a true Jedi THIS FRIDAY JUNE 17 and reward whoever submitted it with the prize. Wisely must you choose…

WE HAVE A WINNER
The winning quote, well, there can be only one [Oh no. Sorry, wrong film]. Carolyn was the first of many to suggest Yoda’s fine words of wisdom: Do. Or do not. There is no try. Congratulations to her. One Jedi Path will be making its way at lightspeed over to Canada.

 

CR in Print

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The June issue of CR features a major retrospective on BBH and a profile piece on the agency’s founder, Sir John Hegarty. Plus, we have a beautiful photographic project from Jenny van Sommers, a discussion on how illustrators can maintain a long-term career, all the usual discussion and debate in Crit plus our Graduate Guide packed with advice for this year’s college leavers.

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  • Master Bater

    Midichlorians.

    FOAD Luca$

  • Perfect for your favourite packet of Walkers. That, or a Carmac…

  • Alas, most of us lack those.

  • Dom Philcox

    “My, you’re a feisty little one”. Jabba’s Prison Droid to R2D2 Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi.

  • JoseR

    I’ve been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now *I* am the master.

  • “But of course I know him. He’s me.”

  • the gospel according to notthing

    (fine packaging, tough)

  • Shawn

    “But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!” (Whiny Luke)

  • Stephanie

    “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

  • Duy Nguyen

    “I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the wookiee win.”

  • Dan

    That’s no moon. It’s a space station.

  • I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.

  • Lindsey

    I… I must have this.

  • Donald

    “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…”

  • Matt

    “There’s always a bigger fish.”

  • What can I say I’m a sucker for anything that takes me back to the darkside.

    “When 900 years old you reach, look as good, you will not, hmmmm” Yoda to the young upstart Luke.

    I often say exactly the same too my Junior, much fear I sense in him, yeaaaasss!

  • Carolyn

    Do or do not… there is no try. – Yoda

  • Paul

    “Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.”

  • Nicole

    “What are we going to do? We’ll be sent to the spice mines of Kessel and smashed into who knows what.”

  • michele

    It’s a trap!

  • Bob Baga

    It has to be from episode IV – A new hope. The one in which in Darth Vader says to Obi-Wan
    ” When I left you I was but the learner & now I am the Master” to which Obi-Wan replies
    “Only A Master of Evil”

  • James

    IT’S NOT MY FAULT! ~Lando

  • Ryan

    Do or do not, there is no try.

  • Jared

    “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. ”

  • Spyridon Kagkas

    “Only what you take with you”

    Isn’t that a true Jedi’s weapon?

  • gareth mcintyre

    The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that’s left of their religion.

  • Pippa Wild

    “Do or do not, there is no try.”

  • Albert

    “I thought they smelled bad on the outside”- Han Solo

  • Johan L

    My favourite quote will always be:
    “Fear is the path of the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to…suffering.”
    -Yoda

  • I was really hard pressed on this, trying to think of the most appropriate quote to win, but then I heard a guiding voice:

    “[Win] or [win] not, there is not try…”

  • [Edit: Can’t erase my first, but realised as I hit submit I made a spelling mistake. D’oh] I was really hard pressed on this, trying to think of the most appropriate quote to win, but then I heard a guiding voice: “[Win] or [win] not, there is no try…”

  • Thanks for the coverage of my book The Jedi Path! I agree with you that the credit goes to the book’s amazing design team. If anybody here is a Star Wars fan and wants to know more about what went into the writing of the Jedi lore, I’ve posted a lot of info on my blog at this link:
    http://geekosity.blogspot.com/search/label/jedi%20path

  • Doug Bain

    “Do or do not. There is no try.”

  • “A more elegant weapon from a more civilized age.” – Kenobi, ANH

  • Zero

    DO or DO NOT, There is no TRY…..

  • Jose M. Pastrana

    Always two there are, a master and an apprentice

  • Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.

  • Sam

    “Do or do not… there is no try.”

  • Darth Vader: “Your powers are weak, old man.”
    Obi Wan Kenobi: “You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”

    Classic.

  • ammo

    I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.

  • “Strong am I in the Force, but not that strong. Twilight is upon me, and soon night must fall. That is the way of things, the way of the Force

    Yoda – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

  • Matthew Clipson

    “When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.”
    Yoda

  • Nick

    IT’S A TRAP!!

  • Orla

    “Mine! Mine! Mine! MINE!!!”
    ―Yoda to R2-D2

  • Mikko

    “Asteroids do not concern me, Admiral. I wan’t that ship. Not excuses.”

  • Tom

    My favourite would be “Do, or do not – there is no ‘try'”, which is obviously the best Star Wars quote of all time.

    Plus it’s my birthday on Friday, and being a huge Star Wars fan this would be the best birthday present ever.

    You will award the book to me. *waves hand in Jedi-Mind-Trick fashion*

  • “You were the Chosen One! You were supposed to destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness…”
    Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Nib

    “Tonight is your your night bro!”

    On no sorry, that’s from Twins.

  • fiumana

    ‘No! Try not! Do – or do not! There is no try!’

  • Simeon

    A quote which I use from time to time by Obi wan Kenobi “Who’s the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?”

  • Dave Howarth

    “Into the garbage chute, flyboy!”

  • “You were the Chosen One! You were supposed to destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness…”
    Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Aaron cole

    Slimy? Mudhole? My home this is!

  • Nib

    “Tonight is your your night bro!”

    On no sorry, that’s from Twins.

  • Michael Lee

    “No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.”

  • “No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.”

    – Yoda

    Classic Star Wars quote, that’s ridiculously ingrained in me, even today.

    @nathan_nowinHD

  • “No disintegrations.”

  • Obi-Wan: Who’s the more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him?

  • Kevin McDermott

    “He doesn’t like you.”
    “I’m sorry.”
    “I don’t like you either. You just watch yourself. We’re wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems.”
    “I’ll be careful then.”
    “You’ll be dead!”
    “This little one’s not worth the effort. Come, let me get you something.”
    “No blasters! No blasters!”
    [Obi-Wan ignites his lightsaber]

  • “Curse my metal body, I wasn’t fast enough”

  • Justin

    Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose

  • Joseph Barnes

    “What a piece of junk!”

  • Michael Lee

    “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.”

  • Ben

    “When I left you, I was but the learner, now I am the master.”

  • Matthew Clipson

    “Size matters not… Look at me. Judge me by size, do you?”
    Yoda

  • “Who’s scruffy looking??” Han Solo, Episode V

  • Matt Wright

    “You must unlearn what you have learned.”

    Wise words from Yoda (particularly relevant for creatives)

  • hollie

    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

  • Kevin McDermott

    “Laugh it up fuzzball”
    [Chewbacca laughs]

  • Jason newland

    For the book;
    “…I know”

    Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    What Han Solo say sto Princess Leia before he is frozen in carbonate. After you have read this book you will know!

    For me;

    “When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.”

    Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi

    What Yoda says to Luke Skywalker. We all feel the age thing sometimes!!

  • Baz

    “That’s no moon, it’s a space station.”

  • tom Peet

    “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side” Han Solo
    I live my life by this.

  • Baz

    “That’s no moon, it’s a space station.”

  • Paul Glister

    “I find your lack of faith disturbing”

  • “The Jedi are extinct. Their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that’s left of their religion.” (Governor Tarkin)

  • Ian Spoors

    C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.
    Han Solo: Never tell me the odds.

  • Ashley Nolan

    “Wonderful girl. Either I’m going to kill her or I’m beginning to like her.” :)

  • Adam

    The moment when Obi Wan jumped the shark: “Not even the younglings survived”

  • Me & my mates re-act out key Jedi sith Quotes drunk on our lads Holidays!

    We got caught in Ibiza bowing with bedsheet cape, “what is thy bidding my master” whilst friend was stood hunched over in bedsheet hood.

  • sarah g

    “Luke, at that speed do you think you’ll be able to pull out in time?”

  • Michael Follett

    “With all due respect, Master, is he not the Chosen One?” Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Matt

    Mos Eisley spaceport: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

  • Peter

    ” ” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

    This is the ‘line’ that Obi-Wan thinks to himself as he smiles at Luke just before Darth Vader kills him. As any Jedi knows, it is not what he says for the benefit of others but what he believes inside that truly matters.

  • “Had a slight weapons malfunction, but everything’s perfectly alright now. We’re fine, we’re all fine… here… now, thank you… How are you?”

  • “Back door, huh? Good idea!”

    or

    “Grab me, Chewie. I’m slipping – hold on. Grab it, almost…you almost got it. Gently now, all right, easy, easy, hold me, Chewie. Chewie!”

    Or this brilliant one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7NjE3UXuP8

  • “You can’t win, Darth. Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” Obi Wan Kenobi’s final words. Alec Guiness = Genius.

  • ‘Echuta’ – ‘How rude!’

  • Tank

    “Your overconfidence is your weakness” – Luke Skywalker

    “Your faith in your friends is yours” – Emperor Palpatine

  • Will

    “scruffy lookin’?”

  • Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!

  • James

    wwwwwwwo-ohaarrrrghhhhhhhghghghhghhhghgghh – R2D2 falling down
    ‘UNNGAAWWRRGHhh!!!!’ ‘Boba Fett?! Where?’ – Chewbacca and Han Solo

  • Kylie

    Machines making machines? …. How perverse! – C3PO – Attack of the clones

  • Lee

    I always chuckle at : “That’s impossible! Even for a computer. ” (Wedge Antilles/Red 2, A New Hope)

  • Sam

    Princess Leia: I don’t know who you are or where you came from, but from now on you’ll do as I tell you, okay?

  • Baz

    “That’s no moon, it’s a space station.”

  • It has to be from the original films and it has to be from a suitibly metalic counterpart to match the presentation box:

    c3p0 to chewie: Oh, that’s much better. Wait.. wait, Oh, my! What have you done? I’m BACKWARDS. You flea-bitten furball. Only an overgrown mop-head like you would be stupid enough to [c3p0 switched off]

  • Nadia

    Chewbacca: “Aargh!”

    😀
    Aaarrrgghhh this casing is amazing!!

  • “I feel that there is more to you than meets the eye, Jar Jar Binks.” Padmé Amidala (there wasn’t)

  • ‘Do or Do not. There is no Try ‘ – Yoda

  • “I feel that there is more to you than meets the eye, Jar Jar Binks.” Padmé Amidala (there wasn’t)

  • It’s got to be,

    Han – “Had a slight weapons malfunction, but everything’s perfectly alright now. We’re fine, we’re all fine … here… now… thank you…. How are you?”

    May the force be with me in this competition!

  • sam b.

    Mace Windu: This party’s over.

  • Seb

    Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you’re my only hope.

  • “Ches ko ba tuta creesta crenko ya kolska!”

    (Greedo’s line to Han Solo, which means “This is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time.”)

  • Clare Holmes

    “Ready, are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained! A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one, a long time have I watched. Never his mind on where he was, hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh! Excitement. Heh! A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless!”

  • badhex

    “Do, or do not – there is no ‘try’.”

  • Looking though the comments there’s a lot of great lines. But the one that always sticks in my mind is the desperation of “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope”. Recorded by princess Leia and played by R2-D2. Sets everything in motion foe episodes IV, V & VI.

  • barry diamond

    “Named your fear must be, before banish it you can.”

  • Rory McNaught

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

    OBI-WAN KENOBI, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

  • Neil

    “Size matters not. Judge me by my size, do you?”
    Yoda

  • badhex

    “Do, or do not – there is no ‘try’.”

  • Stu

    Cum we must eat. Yes yes cum cum.

    Yoda

  • Sheila

    “These are not the droids you’re looking for.”

  • Ruth

    Han: Scoundrel? Scoundrel…I like the sound of that.

  • Don’t underestimate the Force – Vader, Episode IV – A New Hope.

  • ‘I’m going in, I’m going in full throttle, that ought to keep those fighters off our back!’

    LS

  • Paul Mist

    Chewie – “WaaaaRrrGgghhhhhaagggrrrrr”. Episode IV/V/VI

  • Jennie

    Obi Wan (McGregor) to Anakin; ‘You’ll be the death of me, Anakin’
    Er, yes actually he will.

  • Greta

    Padmé: So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause.

  • G-COT

    “Get this walking carpet out of my way…!”

  • “Do or do not… there is no try.”

    Yoda

  • Clare Holmes

    “Ready, are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained! A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one, a long time have I watched. Never his mind on where he was, hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh! Excitement. Heh! A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless!”

  • Andy Gray

    Personally for me, the most used quote during roll-playing Star Wars games, with the next door neighbours in the early 80’s, has to be…

    “Open the blast doors…Open the Blast DOORS!”

    Ahhh the endearing memories :-)

  • Alex

    “He is as stupid as he is foolish” Vader, Empire Strikes Back

  • Alexander

    “Grab me, Chewie. I’m slipping – hold on. Grab it, almost…you almost got it. Gently now, all right, easy, easy, hold me, Chewie. Chewie!”

  • Ben Keeler

    “He’s no good to me dead”

  • “Watch your mouth kid, or you’ll find yourself floating home.”

  • Anything said By Jar Jar Binks

  • GeeDee

    Obvious, but: “May the Force be with you.”

  • Nick Heazell

    ESB Yoda to Luke whilst prodding his bicep muscles with his cane:

    “Luminous beings are we… not this crude matter.”
    As an example of how brains are mightier than braun or the spirit is mighter than base physical traits.
    Nick

  • Wil

    “Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!”

  • Guillaume Fortin

    Leia: -I love you.
    Han: -I know.

  • How can anyone forget this one? Then we had to wait 15 years for the next Star Wars episode!

    “Remember, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Luke… Luke… do not… do not underestimate the powers of the Emperor or suffer your father’s fate you will. Luke, when gone am I… the last of the Jedi will you be. Luke, the Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned, Luke. There is… another… Sky… walker.” – Yoda

  • Lucky

    “Great warrior, mh? Wars not make one great.”

  • emretd

    “Much to learn, you still have.” -Yoda to Dooku

  • Ysabelle

    Impressive. Most impressive.

  • “When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.”

    -yoda

  • Fred Schechter

    but you are not a jedi yet.

  • “That’s no moon. It’s your mom!”

    I believe that was old Ben.

  • Big Fan

    ‘Khannnnnnn’

    In the second one when Captain Kirk shouts into the air.

  • For me it’s :
    “May the Force be with you”

    :)

  • Hey guys,
    it’s either

    “You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs”

    or

    “That’s no moon, it’s a space station.”

    :) hope i win

  • Jennifer Einolf

    “There’s always a bigger fish” (I believe it is important to repeat lessons until we’ve learned them)

  • Alan

    “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

  • Jeanne Barker

    Obi-Wan: 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.

  • Han Solo tosses a coin to the cantina bartender after shooting Greedo:

    “Sorry about the mess”

  • Nick Heazell

    ESB Yoda to Luke whilst prodding his bicep muscles with his cane:

    “Luminous beings are we… not this crude matter.”
    As an example of how brains are mightier than braun or the spirit is mighter than base physical traits.
    Nick

  • John Beach

    “I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the wookiee win.”

  • Alex Webster

    Utinni!!

  • “Lando’s not a system he’s a man!” — Han to Leia, The Empire Strikes Back

  • Sarah Sheen

    “I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the wookiee win”

    Sometimes you just have to step back, and let the wookiee do the dirty work. This one just makes me chuckle. I like those big hairy beasts :)

  • ” Every single Jedi, including your friend Obi-Wan, is now an enemy of the Republic”

  • Jen Davidson

    “For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” – Yoda, “The Empire Strikes Back”

  • “EVEN IF THE GREAT BOOK IS NOT READ, ITS CONTENT IS KNOWN BY HEART FOR A TRUE JEDI PATH WALKER.”
    johndurakwashere.com

    NOTE4ALLthirstyMINDS: no quote, or rule is going to help a true Jedi on the path, but only the Force

  • Adam Chapman

    ‘I haven’t felt this since…..[walks off]’

  • Jooles Clements

    “No you’re not. What kind of talk is that?”
    Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker endearingly shite as he tries to reassure an armless C3PO shortly after Obi Wan scares of a few sand people by whistling at them.

  • Simon C

    “You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought”

    Leia to Han and Luke, on seeing the Millenium Falcon for the first time.
    Ep IV.

  • Matt

    “Live long and prosper”

    …wait…

  • Ecxoes

    Rrrrrrr rrrraaaahhh rrrrrrggghhhhnn

    Chewbacca – Return of the Jedi

  • Luix

    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

  • “I don’t know. Mesa day startin pretty okee-day with a brisky morning munchy, then BOOM! Gettin very scared and grabbin that Jedi and POW! Mesa here! Mesa gettin’ very very scared!”

  • andrew mtfbwy

    “These are not the droids your looking for!” Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • “He’s no good to me dead.”

  • Paul Hodgkiss

    a long time ago…..

  • Annabelle

    ‘boring conversation any way…’

  • Blam

    OK kid… lets blow this thing and go home… fnarr fnarr

  • Andrew

    “Deh Jabba wanga!”
    Bib Fortuna – Return of the Jedi
    Always makes me giggle

  • Zak

    You must unlearn what you have learned.

  • saol leahy

    A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

  • carfu

    “Remember, The Force will be with you… always”
    – An otherworldly Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke at the end of Star Wars…

  • jim watters

    My Sister!!

  • Brian

    “Why wish you become Jedi?”

  • Stephen Dawks

    “May the force be with you.”

  • Sunell

    “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.”
    – Yoda

  • Ben Lego

    “I used to bull’s-eye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They’re not much bigger than two meters.”

    L. Skywalker

  • Ap315

    “Your father wanted you to have this, when you were old enough… but your uncle wouldn’t allow it.”

  • mat bickley

    “I haven’t felt this prescience since…….” Darth Vader

  • Ant3000

    You are part of the rebel alliance and a traitor – Mr D Vadar

  • jonny

    “You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? … It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.”

  • J Elley

    “What a piece of junk!”

  • Sian

    Chewbacca: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh (C-3PO: He made a fair move. Screaming about it can’t help you. Han Solo: Let him have it. It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.)

  • ian burren

    “No, I am your father”

    buzza

  • “Use the force Luke..”

  • Richard C

    Use the Force, Luke.

  • Masheen

    “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.”– Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Rich C

    You like me because I’m a scoundrel. There aren’t enough scoundrels in your life.
    I happen to like nice men.
    I’m a nice man.”

  • Mines got to be in Return of the Jedi:

    Princess Leia: I love you.
    Han Solo: I know.

    Brilliant!

  • Steve Turner

    I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the wookiee win

  • dominic

    “Artoo Detoowha bo Seethreepiowha ey toota odd mishka Jabba du Hutt.”

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

    Yoda

  • Ben Kanobi

    Its mine, all mine

  • Andrew Thompson

    “The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.”
    ―Qui-Gon to Jar Jar Binks[src]

  • Nigel

    I love you (Leia).
    I know (Han).

  • AL

    In the words of the Drill Sergeant from Full Metal Jacket

    “Jeeezus H Christ”

  • zippyk2

    from obi-wan, explaining the mysterious Force:
    “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.”

    and from princess leia (for all the girls who make orders then ask for permission):
    “I don’t know who you are or where you’ve come from, but from now on you’ll do as I say, okay?”

  • fizzbomb

    Oh CR, what have you done. This may go on for a while….

    ‘mmmm awesome is the book of Jedi, buy it I will’ Me to person in shop.

  • “Ooh mooey mooey I love you!” – Jar Jar Binks

  • Matt

    “Feel, don’t think.”
    Obi Wan to Luke Episode VI

    A design methodology?

  • Leo Priestley

    Yoda: You must unlearn what you have learned.

  • Meagan

    “Never.”

  • MrRee

    Wootini!
    (jawas)

  • Alex Morris

    “Size matters not, … Look at me. Judge me by size, do you?” – Yoda

  • Jay

    Luke: “I don’t believe it…”
    Yoda: “That is why you fail.”
    ―Yoda to Luke

  • Luke Skywalker – “But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!”
    Owen Lars – “You can waste time with your friends when your chores are done.”

  • Got to be Yoda defending the fact he’s 900 he’s still looking good:

    “When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.”

  • Do or do not, there is no try.

    This quote is the most applicable, useful, all around true to life quote from an movie, ever.

  • “These aren’t the droid’s you’re looking for.”

    … its validity as the quintessential Jedi quote needs no explanation. It’s simply perfect.

  • Nathan

    “Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, farm boy! Ever try navigating a jump? Well, it’s no mean trick. Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a black hole; that’d end your trip real quick, wouldn’t it?”

    Han Solo – Star Wars Episode IV

  • Two from Obi Wan Kenobi:

    “Who’s the more foolish, the fool, or the fool that follows him?”

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

  • “Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side” – The Emperor

  • Eleanor

    “A Jedi should have no possessions. Not even an identity. I gave mine up to show humility before the Force.”
    ―An’ya Kuro
    A household name brand without t an identity, only the Jedi could pull that sort of mind trick.

  • “Watch your mouth kid, or you’ll find yourself floating home.”

  • Chris

    “The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.”

    ―Qui-Gon

  • Eleanor

    “A Jedi should have no possessions. Not even an identity. I gave mine up to show humility before the Force.”
    ―An’ya Kuro
    A household name brand without t an identity, only the Jedi could pull that sort of mind trick.

  • from Luke in the Rebel Briefing before the raid on the Death Star:

    “It’s not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they’re not much bigger than two meters.”

    It’s a line I cling to when I see the faces of negative staff in a meeting in the face of a positive change that they can’t possible conceive could happen.

  • reuben thew

    “you stuck up half-witted, scruffy looking nerf herder” princess leia to hans solo

  • Han Solo: No time to discuss this as a committee.
    Princess Leia: I am not a committee!

  • Pier

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo!

    (when Darth Vader finds out Padme is dead, Revenge of the Sith)

  • Han Solo – “Travelling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy”

  • Chorlton

    (Vader) I have you now!

    or

    (Han Solo) Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.

  • Kevin McDermott

    And I thought they smelled bad on the *outside*.

  • Julia

    “My light saber is going to fuck you so hard,
    you’re not going to remember what it’s like not being fucked.”
    -obi wan kenobi (paraphrased)

  • Janna Bartlett

    Han Solo: I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big bright blur.

  • Mattew Camara

    Princess Leia: “I love you.”
    Han Solo: “I know”

    By far the greatest moment in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Stew

    “Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.”

  • …I thought they smelt bad on the outside…

  • reuben thew

    “you stuck up half-witted, scruffy looking nerf herder” princess leia to hans solo

  • Kevin McDermott

    And I thought they smelled bad on the *outside*.

  • ‘You have been well trained, my young apprentice…’

  • Dama

    C-3PO: No, I don’t think he likes you at all.
    R2 beeps
    C-3PO: No, I don’t like you either.

  • James Bragg

    “I’m standing here in pieces and you’re having delusions of grandeur”

  • Neil Roebuck

    “Look at the size of that thing!” ― Wedge Antilles

  • Jody Williams

    3 Words..YOU REBEL SCUM!!

  • Zach Higgins

    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

    Sassy.

    As a side note, my favorite quote REFERENCING Star Wars happens to come from Scrubs:

    Billy Dee Williams: You can call me Billy Dee.
    Turk: Yes, Lando. Yes.

  • ‘Your apprentice young Skywalker will be.’

  • Tom Joyce

    “R2D2, It is you-it is you!”

    Made me shed a tear weh they were reunited on Tantooine!

  • “These aren’t the droid’s you’re looking for.”

    … its validity as the quintessential Jedi quote needs no explanation. It’s simply perfect.

  • C3P0: “Torronto gosh”

  • William

    You would prefer another target? A military target?! Then name the system! [stepping closer to Leia and pinning her against Darth Vader] I grow tired of asking this, so it will be the last time. Where is the Rebel base? -Grand Moff Tarkin being menacing like few can.

  • I have a bad feeling about this…

  • Koona t’chuta Solo?

  • Andrew

    “Boop de boop boop”
    R2-D2

  • Mattew Camara

    Princess Leia: “I love you.”
    Han Solo: “I know”

    By far the greatest moment in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Ben Jordan

    YODA: And well you should not. For my ally in the Force. And a
    powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. It’s energy
    surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we…(Yoda pinches
    Luke’s shoulder)…not this crude matter. (a sweeping gesture) You must
    feel the Force around you. (gesturing) Here, between you…me…the
    tree…the rock…everywhere! Yes, even between this land and that
    ship!

  • sandy hallett

    Obi Wan to Anakin; ‘You’ll be the death of me, Anakin’

  • ‘,,,in a galaxy far far away…’

  • ‘For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic.’

  • Luke from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – You know, I think that R2 unit we bought may have been stolen

  • vicky morton

    Luke I am not your father

  • jon

    “We’re all fine…here…now. How are you?”

  • Robert

    Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?

  • matt

    Biss-A-Ba-Bah…. Ooootini!!!! (Jawas)

  • Christiane Bayliss

    “(Obi-Wan) “That boy is our last hope.” (Yoda) “No, there is another.”

  • Patrick O’Mahony

    “For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us.” – Yoda

  • ‘Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him.’

    Obi Wan to Luke.

  • “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

  • Gwen Hustwit

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

  • Kris

    My friend doesn’t like you……

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: You were the Chosen One! You were supposed to destroy the Sith, not join them…Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness! [He picks up Anakin Skywalker’s light saber]

  • Angela Luna

    Senator Bail Organa: I’m placing these droids in your care. Treat them well, clean them up, have the protocol droid’s mind wiped.
    C-3PO: What?! (R2-D2 laughs) Oh, no!

  • “your cheap Jedi mind tricks will not work on me…” That blue hovering creature gravel-voiced creature who raised Ani – and who would have known better than to buy this book!

  • Everardo Rivera Lopez

    The highest sentence:

    -May the force be with you.

    or

    Yoda to Luke: When 900 years you reach, look as good, you will not.

    or

    Leia: I love you.
    Han Solo: I know.

    or

    Darth Vade to Luker: The force is strong with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.

    and any phrase in Shyriiwook or Xaczik.

  • FATHER!!!!

    – Luke Skywalker

  • Tristan

    And thus completes the entire transcription of all six episodes.

    “Adventure, humf, excitement, humf, a fancy commemorative book, humf! A Jedi craves not these things!”

  • Llama God

    What I told you was true… from a certain point of view.

  • Andy

    “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

    Darth Vader

  • Elijah

    You cannot escape your destiny. You must face Darth Vader again

  • Luc

    Because he’s holding a Thermal Detanatooooor!

  • Hazel Christopher

    “Do or do not, there is no try.”

    I love this quote!

  • Mark Franklin

    “Here goes nothing!”

  • Steve

    You watch your language!

    (C-3PO after an angry beeping response from R2-D2)

  • Caio Mellis Nascimento

    “We are keepers of the peace, not soldiers.”
    Mace Windu (Jedi Master)

  • Illy

    Anakin Skywalker: My powers have doubled since the last time we met, Count.
    Count Dooku: Good. Twice the pride, double the fall.

    Love the banter!

  • Rebecca Denyer

    My six year old son is Star Wars mad and knows every single word to the films, his favourite quote is “Fear is the path to the dark side, Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering”

  • Beboobeep!
    (R2D2 voices his objection).

  • Thomas

    “I don’t know who you are or where you’ve come from, but from now on you’ll do as I say, okay?” Princess Leia Organa

  • Can

    Obi-Wan Kenobi: “In my experience, there is no such thing as luck.”

    ~ Episode 4, A New Hope.

    Isn’t it the most thinkable quote? After we think about what Obi-Wan has suffered through Star Wars films, it is quite logical to hear something like that from him. :)

  • kpm

    Help! I think I’m melting! This is all your fault!

  • Matthew Clipson

    “He must choose his own path; no one can choose it for him.”
    Princess Leia

  • Triiiiidooobliepppaaabipppdoooiiiiitaaaadiii (quote from R2-D2) 😛

  • You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

  • Lucy

    ‘The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.’

    I like this one, not because of the obvious comedy values but because, to me, it means that you cannot judge someone just by the fact that they speak but by listening to *what* they speak – looking a little deeper.

    Maybe I’m just being philosophical though! :)

  • “Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi.”

    –Yoda, the Jedi Master, The Empire Strikes Back

  • Karho Lee

    “Do, or do not – there is no ‘try'”

  • Matthew Clipson

    “Mom, you said that the biggest problem in the universe is no one helps each other.”
    Anakin Skywalker

  • Chewbacca: Grrrrrrrffff.

  • Lauren Barbour

    “Utini” it has to win…

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi to Qui-Gon Jinn

    “You said I should be mindful of the future?”

  • Dan

    Coo yah maya stupa/koon! Hees torona old Jedai mind trick
    (You weak minded fool he’s using an old Jedi mind trick!)

  • Simon

    HAN: She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.

  • Andy Columbine

    “You must unlearn what you have learned.” – Yoda

  • Kate Hutchings

    “your focus determines your reality.”

    Qui-Gou Jinn

  • Mace Windu: “May the force be with us all.”

  • DARTH MAUL: At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi, At lastwe will have revenge

  • alex

    Yoda: “Named must your fear be, before banish it you can.”

  • (Darth Vader) “I will have the penne a la arrabiata.”
    (Canteen server) “you’ll need a tray.”

  • Al

    ‘I don’t know why they call it Hoth, they should call it “Coldth”‘

  • Ed

    “There is good in him, I’ve felt it.”

  • Translated Jabba the Hut language:

    “Han, my boy, you’re the best. So, for an extra twenty percent……”

  • Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.

  • (Darth Vader) “I will have the penne a la arrabiata.”
    (Canteen server) “you’ll need a tray.”

  • He doesnt like you, I don’t like you!
    I’ll be careful then…
    You’ll be dead!!

  • mark

    A Jedi whose lightsaber is guided by the Force need not fear the outcome of any battle

  • Dan

    Mace Windu: I can see why your master trusts you, little one. Good job.

  • Frankie

    ‘One thing remains. Vader. You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be. And confront him you will.’

  • Paul H

    Darth Vader (Angrily): You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away!

  • Dave

    “Came.. from… behind…”

    X-Wing Pilot Porkins, before he dies…

  • ”Blip Bleep Blip Bloop”

    R2-D2

  • Lydia

    He doesn’t like you. *I* don’t like you either.

    -Dr Evazan, Mos Eisley.

  • Yan

    “And if they find us, they will crush us, grind us into tiny pieces and blast us into oblivion!”

    – Obi-Wan Kenobi (THE PHANTOM MENACE)

    Spoken like a true Jedi, ha.

  • Marcus

    Look, I can’t get involved. I’ve got work to do. It’s not that I like the Empire; I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now… It’s all such a long way from here.

    Luke could have done with a quick read of the book at this point.

  • alex

    “happens to every guy, sometimes this does”
    hilarious yoda advice. even better when taken totally out of context – the possibilities are endless.
    did i win? ;o)

  • Dan shearn

    Hoth base worker “comander Solo, you can’t take your tauntaun outside now you will freeze to death”!
    Han Solo “then I will see you in hell!”

    Empire strikes back

  • Franklin

    “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size do you? As well you should *not*! For my ally is the Force and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us … and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you. Here, between you, me, the tree, the rock… everywhere! Even between the land and the ship.”

    – Yoda, Jedi Master

    PS – Please notice – not a single mention of midichlorians _anywhere_.

  • You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

  • Helen B

    Artoo says that the chances of survival are 725 to 1. Actually Artoo has been known to make mistakes… from time to time… Oh dear…

  • John

    “And I thought they smelled bad on the outside!”

  • This really appeals to me, wish Lucas had spent a little more time on the mythology of the Jedi in his prequels instead of making three extended adverts for new toy ranges!

  • Jeanette

    “What you focus on is your reality”

  • Rich

    “I am King Jaffe Joffer, ruler of Zamunda.”

    wait…

    oh…

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

    (Princess Leia)

  • laura

    I NEED HELP!!!!

    the book is awsome!! i can hardly belive that i already have it, but there’s a little problem, the cover doesn’t work anymore, i can not see the blue light and neither listen to the sound!! i have change the batteries for new ones and i have even taken it apart to see if there was any broken cable but it wasn’t!!

    can somebody tell me how can i fix it??? PLEASE PLEASE!!!

    thanxs!!!

  • Jerilyn

    Voldemort gathered a bunch of followers, brought em over to the dark side.

    And I thought the sith were a bunch of new guys!
    Thank you Rubius Hagrid!