UPDATED June 17th, 2017
“May the Fourth be with you” is a phrase commonly heard on May 4, Star Wars Day. This story of Star Wars Day being celebrated on May 4th was told by author Alan Arnold in 1979, while he was chronicling the making of The Empire Strikes Back for Lucasfilm: “”Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all.”
The Star Wars Mythos contains a great deal of philosophy. The Jedi Knights and the Sith both spout beliefs about the Force and their use of it. Han Solo has developed a considerable personal philosophy in his years of smuggling. Other characters also occasionally provide us with philosophical insights. So to help celebrate Star Wars Day, here are 30 Star Wars quotes worthy of a philosophy class.
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