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Star Wars: 10 Best Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes, According To Ranker

On top of what will hopefully be a great story, some amazing characterization, and a slew of emotional moments in the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series, it is bound to have some brilliant Obi-Wan quotes to add to the character’s amazing catalog. Through his time in the Skywalker Saga, Obi-Wan has some of Star Wars’ most iconic quotes, and users of Ranker have given their opinion on some of his best.

Obi-Wan has a plethora of excellent quotes coming from the extended canon, but Ranker’s list voted on by Star Wars fans is filled with quotes from his time in the films, where he stands out as one of the franchise’s best and most quotable characters.

The friendship of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker is one of the best in Star Wars, and it is teased as such in A New Hope through this line which, after forty-five years, gets more and more painful the more fans learn about the pair.

Obi-Wan, even after everything, holds a love for Anakin and misses his friend here, despite all the regrets he feels. More emotion comes when he compares Anakin to Luke, clearly seeing his former brother in Luke. The accuracy is another factor in why this quote is so great, as fans learn Anakin was an unparalleled pilot and a warrior far beyond most in the Galaxy.

Obi-Wan is the character who introduces Star Wars fans to the concept of the Force, and with that comes many of his most iconic lines in A New Hope that have stuck with fans for decades.

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The norm term in Star Wars is “May the Force be with you,” but Obi-Wan slightly twists that for his advice-giving to Luke, telling him to be mindful of the Force and remember that it will always be there. Given that he dies not long after, it is a pretty poignant and memorable moment, hence why it is so liked by Ranker users.

The destruction of one of Star Wars’ best and most loved – yet scarcely seen – planets, Alderaan is a topic that does not dwell on a lot in the original trilogy but is still an awful, tragic event that leads to one of the more harrowing Obi-Wan quotes.

His description of the event through the lens of the Force not only gives audiences an idea of the range and power the Force has as this ethereal energy in the Galaxy but how it can affect those attuned to it on an emotional level. Alec Guinness’s perfect delivery truly lets audiences in on the pain.

Perhaps the most iconic sequence in A New Hope is the Trench Run, where Luke Skywalker destroys the Death Star. In that comes one of Obi-Wan’s most memorable moments and quotes from beyond the grave.

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Speaking to Luke through the Force, Obi-Wan offers this advice which ultimately allows Luke to destroy the Death Star. It is wonderful not just for its impact on Luke and the movie, but for how it expands upon the Force and allows for Force Spirits and the idea of both the Living Force and Cosmic Force to be explored in Star Wars’ future.

Obi-Wan is one of the most memed characters in all of Star Wars, thanks to some of his lines in the prequel trilogy. Fans are eagerly awaiting Ewan McGregor’s return in Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it will be interesting to see if he adds to his catalog of iconic Obi-Wan lines.

Perhaps the most used and fondly remembered lines of Obi-Wan in the prequels is this from Revenge Of The Sith, where he greets General Grievous. It is delivered so brilliantly and is so terrifically Obi-Wan that fans eat it up. It is no surprise to see the memed line get so much praise from Star Wars fans on Ranker.

One of the highlights of the prequel trilogy, and that period overall, is the relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan and how different they are. This piece of dramatic irony is more than that; it is a great encapsulation of their differing personalities.

At the time of Attack Of The Clones, Anakin is energetic, emotional, eager, and will dive headfirst into risky situations, whereas Obi-Wan is, typically, so much more cautious and reserved. This quote comes following a sequence that showcases just that. The fact that Anakin does eventually kill Obi-Wan undoubtedly leads to it being a more popular line also.

“I have a bad feeling about this.” or some sort of twist on it, appears in every Star Wars movie, and so many of the franchise’s most iconic characters use it much to the joy of fans. In The Phantom Menace, it was Obi-Wan’s shot, to say it.

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Coming as they arrive on the Trade Federation ship, Obi-Wan was right to have a bad feeling, but the line was not just put there as a logical reaction. It came because it is a Star Wars line and one that fans love.

Obi-Wan may so often be a serious, Jedi Code-abiding member of the Jedi Order, but he is also a funny individual with sarcastic and witty quips throughout the prequels and The Clone Wars. This is a cheap but well-received joke from when he was a Jedi Padawan.

It is so typical of Obi-Wan at this time. He never lost his sarcastic touch, seen best in The Clone Wars, but he cracked many jokes and made comments in a similar vein to this during his time with his Jedi Master Qui-Gon, which only serves to improve the quality of their dynamic in the eyes of fans.

A New Hope was genius as it was not only an incredibly contained story but left so many questions and potential story avenues for the future of the franchise to explore, including the past before the Empire.

This era, the one of the Republic and the Clone Wars, is the favorite of so many, and hearing Obi-Wan talk about it with all that fans now know is goosebump-inducing. With the High Republic now ongoing and being excellent, this quote continues to bear more weight, to hold in it more history, which only makes it better as it stands the test of time.

As Obi-Wan showcases in this one of the most memorable moments in the entirety of Star Wars, the Force is not just something that gets channeled on a grand scale but can be used in smaller, even hilarious moments, such as in a Jedi Mind Trick.

The Force is expertly sprinkled through A New Hope. Audiences hear descriptions of it, see it used to sense things, see it take Obi-Wan to a life after death, and see it used on small-scale yet still totally amazing and wonderous moments like this. Every fan has waved their hand and said this quote before, so it is no surprise to see Ranker giving it so much love.

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