Ten semi-obscure Star Wars quotes to use on May the Fourth Be With You Day
And why not celebrate it in a way that not only allows you to indulge your love of all things Star Wars, but also helps you identify who exactly is on your same Jedi-wavelength? Seriously, everyone knows the line "May the Force be with you."
And most people know that the line "I have a bad feeling about this" is said a ton of times throughout the six films (or three, if you refuse to acknowledge the prequels). But the following lines? Will mark the faithful by their recognition.
10. "You stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder," Princess Leia
Chances are good that today, like all days, someone's going to piss you off. Maybe it's the guy in the Jetta that doesn't seem to understand merge lanes, or the girl at the office who's always wearing shoes that cost more than you take home in a month, or your boss, just because he's a jackass. Whoever it is, trot out this gem from Princess Leia--and if they answer "Who's scruffy-lookin'?" then forgive them immediately, because they're family.
9. "Are you an angel?," Anakin Skywalker
Okay, so there had to be at least one token quote from the quoteless mass that are the prequels...and actually, this Anakin line is pretty memorable, in its general ick-factor. After all, this is the first thing that 9-year-old Anakin says to his future wife, the fourteen-year-old Padme. Which pretty much makes it a pick-up line--but you're safer using it on the Starbucks barista who hands you your coffee, maybe, instead of an eighth-grader.
8. "An elegant weapon, from a more civilized age," Obi-Wan Kenobi
So you're probably not going to say this about a lightsaber that you're handing down to a new protégé--but if you're the only one in the meeting tomorrow who's taking notes longhand, and someone pokes fun at you? Hold up your pen, utter this line, and bring a little Alec Guinness into your office space.
7. "Incomplete was your training. Not ready for the burden were you," Yoda
What better way to address the incompetence that you're certainly going to run across tomorrow than this Yoda quote--maybe on the IT guy who can't figure out what happened to your Windows profile? He'll almost certainly get the Return of the Jedi reference, but like Wookies, it's not wise to upset your IT guy. So use with care.
6. "Sorry about the mess," Han Solo
So you're not Han Solo, and you probably won't be sucker-blasting Greedo under the cantina table. (And for the record? Despite the clip, and all of George Lucas' protests to the contrary, Han shot first.) But you might go out for lunch, or to Happy Hour, and what better way to flip that tip onto the table as you leave?
5. "It's against my programming to impersonate a deity," C3P0
This C3P0 line from Return of the Jedi could come in handy if you're asked, as we all are from time to time, to do something beyond our capabilities. Or, in most offices, the laws of time and space.
4. "You don't need to see his identification," Obi-Wan Kenobi
Go out for drinks after work, just so you can use Obi-Wan's Jedi mind trick on the guy checking IDs at the door. It's not going to get you in if you're actually underage, but it'll probably make the guy laugh. And it's always good to have the local muscle on your side if someone comes up to you at the bar and says "My friend doesn't like you."
3. "Laugh it up, fuzzball," Han Solo
Granted, you can only really use this Han Solo retort on someone with a beard who's having just slightly too good a time--but in these heady Zach Galafianakis days, that shouldn't be all that tough.
2. "This R-2 unit has a bad motivator," Luke Skywalker
Not Luke Skywalker's most heroic line, or his most famous--but given the predominance of Microsoft products in the marketplace, perhaps one of the most useful lines to quote when, yes, your browser crashes. Again.
1. "Search your feelings. You know it to be true," Darth Vader
Vader's speech revealing that he was, in fact, Luke's father (and if you're upset that I've spoiled that for you, what the hell are you doing reading this list?) is the perfect thing to quote if you find yourself trying to convince anyone of anything--the more unimportant, actually, the better. Your spouse mistakenly thinks that Bea Arthur played Alice on The Brady Bunch? Correct them, and seal the deal with this clincher, courtesy of the asthmatic Sith.