These 'Star Wars' quotes will help you celebrate May 4th.
28 Star Wars Quotes To Celebrate May The 4th Like A Jedi

Obviously: may The Force be with you.

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To all the diehard Star Wars fans out there, "May the 4th be with you!" Yes, that's right, May 4 is Star Wars Day, and, for some, it might just be the happiest day of the year. It’s the perfect time to dress up like your favorite Star Wars character, geek out with your fellow Rebel Alliance members, and rewatch all of the movies and TV shows spawned from Star Wars. And don’t forget: there are endless Star Wars quotes to celebrate May the 4th.

So when did Star Wars Day become a thing? It would be natural to assume it was born out of social media, which gifted us with plenty of other hashtag holidays. But Star Wars Day dates back well before the internet took hold. In fact, the phrase "May the 4th be with you" was first uttered the day the new British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, took office on May 4, 1979, according to CNN.

It may have started in the UK, but it's now a global phenomenon, with people celebrating Star Wars Day all over the world. So with that in mind, here are plenty of stellar Star Wars quotes to drop on this galactic holiday. Share them with an Instagram picture that represents how you really feel about Star Wars, or just say them to your family and friends throughout the day.


“We are the spark that’ll light the fire that’ll burn the First Order down.” — Poe

When things get real, don’t get quiet. Racial tensions have been high in our country, but changes have been happening from our community banding together and our kids get to see tangible changes in our governmental system, although they have been a long time coming. We’re just getting started. This quote will keep that fire lit!


"I don't know where you get your delusions, laserbrain!" — Princess Leia

Yeah, let’s get political. This quote is perfect for a specific group in our country right now. With the multitude of people who contested the validity of the election outcome, this is the perfect Star Wars quote to use this May 4, and, well, maybe year-round.


"The force is strong with this one." — Darth Vader

If you're a Star Wars mom, well, today is the day you get to shamelessly post pictures of your little Jedi — with the best Vader quote of all time as the caption.


"I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie." — Princess Leia

If you're looking for the perfect response to a coworker asking you to do something you don't want to do, Princess Leia has you covered. I dare someone to ask me if I can work the weekend today, and I'll absolutely be dropping this quote. Not sure if I can do it with a straight face, but I think it's worth a try.


“I’ll never turn to the dark side. You’ve failed, your highness. I am a Jedi like my father before me.” — Luke Skywalker

This quote would be especially funny if your parents are into Star Wars as well. Anyone who doesn’t understand your obsession will know you have no plans to change course.


"Do or do not. There is no try." — Yoda

Whether your kiddo is claiming to have "tried to eat his peas" or your flaky coworker is claiming, yet again, that she "tried to make it to work," you can always turn to this quote by Yoda as the ultimate retort. What a wonderful kernel of Yoda wisdom.


"It's not wise to upset a Wookie." — Hans Solo

This is the perfect quote to accompany a photo of your toddler throwing food or having a tantrum. It might not feel funny in real time, but it sure will get a lot of laughs when you post it on social media and use this quote as a caption.


"Oh my dear friend. How I've missed you." — C-3PO

For those C-3PO fans in the house, this memorable quote is perfect to use when being reunited with anything, but it's especially funny if it's an inanimate object, like coffee in the morning. As if you didn’t have a cup right before bed.


"Good luck. You're going to need it." — Han Solo

This is perhaps one of the most quoted Han Solo sayings of all time, and it’s apropos in so many situations — like when someone thinks they know more about this galactic story than you do.


"I find your lack of faith... disturbing." — Darth Vader

If your partner doubts your ability to change that epic diaper explosion, simply quip, "I find your lack of faith... disturbing," and you'll both be laughing as you deal with that code brown situation.


“Permission to jump in an X-Wing and blow something up?” — Poe

Poe Dameron is a great character in Star Wars, one who is constantly pulled back by General Organa when he wants to make rash decisions. But his heart is in the right place, always.


"Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” — Princess Leia

Whether you've got a tough work deadline ahead of you and need your coworker to chip in, or you need your friend to zip you up in the dressing room, this quote is truly the only way to get the job done.


“Don’t be afraid. I feel it, too.” — Kylo Ren

Imagine standing face to face with someone who shares the same love for this movie franchise and all the characters that exist in this world. You’re probably both donned head to toe in your favorite costume. This quote is the cherry on top of that moment.


“I’m being torn apart. I want to be free of this pain.” — Kylo Ren

Picture it. You’re a stay-at-home mom on the couch with a baby on your chest and a toddler trying to squeeze in space on your lap. All you want is for your partner to walk to the door and relieve you — this quote is your soul being exhausted.


“Be with me.” — Rey

Look into your partner's eyes and say this. If they are just as smitten with Star Wars as you are, they will get it without blinking.


“I’m a big deal in the Resistance.” — Finn

Take a sec to tell everybody in the house to stop moving and yell this out! Sometimes you need to remind people that you do a lot to keep this family machine going strong. And according to Finn, there’s nothing wrong with that.


“You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister you were right.” — Darth Vader

It’s an important part of parenting to show your kids that everyone messes up sometimes. This is a very Star Wars way to apologize to your kids, and they won’t forget it!


“For my ally is The Force, and a powerful ally it is.” — Yoda

On Star Wars Day, it seems appropriate to share a quote about just how much you gain by being one with The Force. Aren’t we all just Jedi deep inside?


It takes strength to resist the dark side. Only the weak embrace it.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars is the perfect representation of all of us having dark and light inside, and this quote from Obi-Wan is a must when you’re celebrating Star Wars Day.


“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. It’s the only way to become what you were meant to be.” — Kylo Ren

This is a dramatic one, but so much of Star Wars is about overcoming obstacles, healing from the past, and moving forward to be the best you can be. (Even if Kylo Ren goes to the Dark Side.)


“Then we go together.” — Poe

Nobody has each other’s backs like the Star Wars characters, and Poe proves it with this line to Rey and Finn. It’s a must for celebrating Star Wars Day.


“The rebellion is reborn today. The war is just beginning, and I will not be the last Jedi.” — Luke Skywalker

Persistence is key in Star Wars, and it’s a great part of the franchise to honor on Star Wars Day.


“These are not the droids you’re looking for.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi

This is a classic quote that is so fun and hilarious to repeat out of context. Just ask my husband, who I say this to every time I find him looking in the fridge for something obvious.


“Wherever I go, he goes.” — Din Djarin

Doesn’t reading this quote just melt your heart? This is from The Mandalorian, Din Djarin, talking about bringing little baby Grogu safely through the galaxy in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Something about it just gives me all the feels.


“I am no Jedi.” — Ahsoka

When Ahsoka ends up face-to-face with Darth Vader and tells him she will avenge Anakin Skywalker’s death, Darth Vader tells her revenge is “not the Jedi way.” Ahsoka makes it very clear she will be doing this her way, in an incredibly powerful line.


“No matter how much we fought, I always hated watching you leave.” — Princess Leia

Princess Leia tells Han Solo this when he’s leaving for the Starkiller Base. It’s such a sweet, poignant look at their relationship and how far they have come, even when they’re apart.


“The simplest gesture of kindness can fill a galaxy with hope.” — Senator Organa

In the animated series Star Wars Rebels, you get an even deeper look into how morally good Senator Bail Organa is, and with a quote like this, you can see exactly why his daughter turned out to be such a lovely leader.


“The force is what gives a Jedi his power. It surrounds us, it penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi

What better quote to explain just how powerful The Force is on Star Wars Day?

Happy Star Wars Day! Hopefully these quotes help you celebrate, and remember: May the Fourth (and The Force) be with you.

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