Top 10 Yoda Quotes

In honor of STAR WARS Day (May the 4th Be With You) this week, all week I will be doing Star Wars themed blog posts. Up today...Top 10 Yoda Quotes.

10. "Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Hmm. A Jedi craves not these things."  -The Empire Strikes Back
Yoda here reminds us that although a Jedi's life is full of adventure and excitement, that's not the goal of the Jedi. It's about keeping the peace, even if that sounds boring.

9. "When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not. Hmmmm?" - Return of the Jedi
Yoda makes a little joke here, telling that with old age comes withering ability. Yoda has lived a long time, and he knows old age and is mature enough to accept that he is soon to pass on.

8. "Hmmm. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense. Never for attack." - The Empire Strikes Back
Yoda is very right here. Jedi never attack. They are guardians of the peace, not the warriors - or freedom fighters - so many people misidentify them as.

7. "Heh. A great warrior, hmmm? Wars not make one great!" - The Empire Strikes Back
When Luke Skywalker first meets Yoda, he doesn't know he's a powerful Jedi Master - or that he's so peaceful. So he tells the little green creature who enters his camp that he's looking for a great warrior. Yoda wisely responds with this quote.

6. "Erm. Right the Padawan is. Hmm, truly wonderful, hm, the mind of a child is, hmmmmmm." - Attack of the Clones
I like this quote because it shows that children are important, for they are the future, and what they think can lay a foundation for future life. Yoda knows his stuff.

5. "Try not. Do! Or do not!" - The Empire Strikes Back
I don't know what this quote really means, except that Yoda is possibly trying to say that if you consider your efforts to be good, and say you'll do something rather than just try it, your confidence will increase.

4. "Hmm! Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering!" - The Phantom Menace
Yoda says that fear is the source of all evil, and that is what I agree with. Fear motivated young Anakin Skywalker to the dark side. Which brings us to our next quote.

3. "Everything you fear to lose... learn to let go of you must!" - Revenge of the Sith
It's very hard to do, but it can save you in the long run. Yoda tells Anakin that he must let go of his fears. He accomplished that on the last day of his life. Or did he?

2. "Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Mm?" - The Empire Strikes Back
Yoda shows here that how you look does not reflect how you are, and although Yoda is 1'10", he is a powerful little creature, and Luke or anyone should not be quick to judge anything.

1. "Rockin', rockin' and rollin'. Down to the beach I'm strollin'. But the seagulls poke at my head. NOT FUN! I said, "Seagulls...mmgh! Stop it now!" - "Seagulls! (Stop It Now), Bad Lip Reading
I know Yoda technically didn't say this in any of the movies, but I had to have it on this list and have it at #1, otherwise all my loyal blog readers would either quit reading the blog, or come into my house and steal my stuffed Yoda backpack. And if I had put "That log had a child" as my #1, I would have been just as safe.