In order to be called a geek, you need to have a few things stored in that grey matter in your skull. You can have 1) Working knowledge of the universe (physics and advanced calculus etc.), 2) The ability to quote from Star Wars. Now, while it may be a little difficult to understand advanced physics, you can atleast get some idea about this unique phenomenon known as Star Wars. In the world of fantasy, Star Wars spawned decades of art, literature (read fan-fiction), comics, toys and brilliant characters.
Each and every geek or nerd connects with some or the other character in this universe.
Every guy or girl has days when he or she might just want to bust out a quote or two. What better quotes to use than the ones from the greatest sci-fi fantasy epic there is! Yes folks, I am talking about Star Wars
. The original 3 films
, not the new digital ones. We live in a world beset with troubles and worry. Sometimes all we need to do is “Use the Force, Luke.”
Here are a set of Star Wars quotes from the original trilogy to use in everyday scenarios, whatever they might be:
1.”May the Force be with you.”:
Said by Han Solo to Luke Skywalker, this quote gave us hope. You can also use this quote whenever your friend has to face his mom after staying out all night on a complete bender.
2. “Into the garbage chute, Flyboy”:
Princess Leia‘s words to her supposed “Rescue party” when they have been cornered. In this case, you can use this line, if and only if you have a garbage chute handy. One which leads somewhere. No, a gutter doesn’t count. Have you seen the state of one these days?
3. “Do or do not. There is no try.”
Yoda’s advice to Luke. This can be used in many different ways. You can try it out when you are in the gym and you have to motivate yourself. Or you can use it whenever you see someone attractive and you want to go up and talk to her/him. Note: don’t say this out loud, you might sound a little daft. But hey, if the girl gets the line then she is a keeper.
4. “It’s a trap!”
Words of wisdom from Admiral Ackbar. This quote is more about the trap-like questions that might be posed to you in the course of your day, such as “Do I look fat in this dress?” or “Were you checking her out?” At trying times like these, remember these words and heed their warning. “It’s a trap!” You will then have 5 seconds to mumble an excuse or point in a general direction and run.
5. “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”:
Now this isn’t really a quote. More a wish. This was said by the great Obi-Wan Kenobi to the Stormtroopers. The Force can be used to influence weaker minds. You know the feeling, all it takes is one smile from your significant other and Bam! No more willpower. You can try using this Force trick on the cops too, whenever they stop you for running that red light. Warning, we do not take responsibility for any sort of trouble you might get into after you try this little gem out.
6. “Let the hate flow through you”:
Not really a quote yet again, but a thought. Darth Sidious tells Luke to feel the hate and let it consume him. You can use this process when you are stuck in a traffic jam and you are just seething with anger. Feel the rage, the anger, yes, yes… and then hit the horn.
7. “Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.”
This quote will stand you in good stead whenever you are stumped for insults. Princess Leia uses this line to describe Han Solo. The funny thing is that he only objects to “scruffy-looking”.
8. "You must unlearn what you have learned"
Yoda‘s sage advice to Luke Skywalker. This quote can be used whenever you try to understand the workings of a government office. Only once you have forgotten how things work, will you be able to figure out how to make things work for you. That, and nothing ever gets done after lunch-time.
9. “You are unwise to lower your defenses!”
Use this quote whenever you are playing UNO or poker, and you would like to unnerve your opponent. The only problem is that you have to use James Earl Jones‘s voice to sound as menacing as Darth Vader. Otherwise you might sound like a wuss. Your call.
10. “I have a really bad feeling about this.”
Han Solo uses this lovely line, just as he is about to be cooked by the cute little Ewoks. You can use this line, whenever someones says to you “We need to talk.” or “Look out, she is gonna blow.”
Star Wars have influenced generations of cinema-lovers. The stories have stood the test of time and created magic for all of us. So this is just a little salute to that amazing collection of stories and characters. Why don’t you tell us which Star Wars quotes would you use in the real world? Drop them in the comment box. We can’t wait to hear from you. Till then in the words of C3PO “We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life”.