Without a doubt, Anakin Skywalker is one of the most complex characters in the Star Wars franchise… even before succumbing to the dark side.
And, as any fan would know, instead of bringing balance to the Force, he disrupts it and alters the lives of many while bringing us (for better or for worse) some truly iconic quotes along the way….
(“You underestimate my power”, anyone?)
So, in honour of Anakin’s underestimated power, here are some of our favourite Anakin Skywalker quotes. Enjoy!
*Please note that some of these quotes may contain spoilers, so we suggest you refrain from scrolling below if you haven’t seen all the films!
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The Best Anakin Skywalker Quotes
With all of his angst and wit, Anakin has some truly great quotes in the films. Here are some of our favourite, most memorable Anakin lines:
“One day, I will become the greatest Jedi EVER. I will even learn how to stop people from dying.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“You’re asking me to be rational. I know that is something I cannot do.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“Sometimes we must let go of our pride and do what is requested of us.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“You underestimate my power!” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
“Obi-Wan, may the force be with you.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
“I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do. I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new empire.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
“From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
“Something’s happening. I’m not the Jedi I should be. I want more. And I know I shouldn’t.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Hilarious Anakin Skywalker Quotes
Real talk: Not all of Anakin’s lines were the greatest. Here’s a compilation of some of his more laughable sayings:
“I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“Obi-Wan Kenobi: What took you so long?
Anakin Skywalker: Well, you know, Master, I couldn’t find a speeder that I really liked…” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“Anakin Skywalker: When I got to them, we got into aggressive negotiations.
Queen Amidala: Aggressive negotiations? What’s that?
Anakin Skywalker: Ah, well, it’s negations with a lightsaber.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“General Grievous… you’re shorter than I expected.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
“Obi-Wan Kenobi: Can you fly a cruiser like this?
Anakin Skywalker: You mean, do I know how to land what’s left of this thing?” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Anakin Skywalker Quotes from The Clone Wars
The character arc of Anakin Skywalker (before he becomes Darth Vader) is best explained in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Here are a few of his best quotes from the series:
“Well, doing what the Jedi Council says, yeah, that’s one thing. How we go about doing it, that’s another idea made by myself. That’s what I’m trying to teach you, my young Padawan apprentice!” Season 1, Episode 2 “Rising Malevolence”
“Anakin Skywalker: Lives are in danger, Ahsoka. We can’t just turn our backs on them.
Ahsoka Tano: That’s what I just said back in the briefing room, in front of the council.
Anakin Skywalker: I know, but the way you said it was all wrong.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Rising Malevolence”
“If I’m getting in trouble for this, you’re gonna take some of the blame.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Rising Malevolence”
“Obi-Wan Kenobi: For all your expertise, this isn’t a very smooth landing.
Anakin Skywalker: And if you’d hit that second fighter, we wouldn’t be in this mess.” Season 1, Episode 11 “Dooku Captured”
“How come I’m the one getting caught all the time? It doesn’t look good.” Season 1, Episode 11 “Dooku Captured”
“You should be more patient, Master. After all, the Count is an elderly gentleman and doesn’t move like he used to.” Season 1, Episode 12 “The Gungan General”
“It’s bad enough that we have to be in the same cell, but could you at least spare me the sound of your constant chatter?” Season 1, Episode 12 “The Gungan General”
“Anakin Skywalker: Don’t you think our priority should be escape first, eat second?
Count Dooku: [To Obi-Wan] Do control your protege’s insolence so I can concentrate.” Season 1, Episode 12 “The Gungan General”
“There’s a good chance we’re about to destroy all life on this planet, including ours, and the senator’s. So yes, I’m a little on edge.” Season 1, Episode 17 “Blue Shadow Virus”
“Ahsoka Tano: All thanks to your training, Master.
Anakin Skywalker: Yeah, you’re right, I probably deserve most of the credit.” Season 1, Episode 18 “Mystery of a Thousand Moons”
“Hey, when I show off, it is instructive. And inspiring.” Season 2, Episode 20 “Death Trap”
“Obi-Wan Kenobi: How do you plan on keeping the queen occupied?
Anakin Skywalker: Well... with my magnetic charm, of course.” Season 4, Episode 12 “Slaves of the Republic”
“But try to remember, always put purpose ahead of your feelings.” Season 5, Episode 3 “Front Runners”
Anakin Skywalker Quotes about Love
Anakin has professed his undying love for Padmé a handful of times. Below are some of his most notable lines about love:
“Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say that we are encouraged to love.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“Believe me, I wish I could just wish away my feelings, but I can’t.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“Padmé Amidala: My goodness, you’ve grown.
Anakin Skywalker: So have you, grown more beautiful… for a senator, I mean.
“You’re exactly the way I remember you in my dreams.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“I’d rather dream of Padmé. Just being around her again is… intoxicating.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“When I’m around you, my mind is no longer my own.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“From the moment I met you, all those years ago, not a day has gone by when I haven’t thought of you. And now that I’m with you again… I’m in agony. The closer I get to you, the worse it gets. The thought of not being with you… I can’t breathe. I’m haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me. My heart is beating… hoping that kiss will not become a scar. You are in my very soul, tormenting me. What can I do? I will do anything you ask.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“I am becoming more powerful than any Jedi has ever dreamed of, and I’m doing it for you… to protect you.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
“Anakin Skywalker: You are so… beautiful.
Queen Amidala: It’s only because I’m so in love.
Anakin Skywalker: No, it’s because I’m so in love with you.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
“Love won’t save you, Padme. Only my new powers can do that.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Anakin Skywalker Quotes That Might Make You Shed a Tear
Quick, have the tissues at the ready! These are some lines that Anakin says that prove he truly might have a heart after all:
“Anakin Skywalker: Are you an angel?
Queen Amidala: What?
Anakin Skywalker: An angel. I’ve heard the deep space pilots talk about them. They live on the moons of Iego, I think. They’re the most beautiful creatures in the universe.” Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
“I thought we had decided not to fall in love. That we’d be forced to live a lie and that it would destroy our lives.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
“Just for once, let me look on you with my own eyes. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister you were right…” Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi [Anakin was redeemed here and is no longer Darth Vader; true nerds know this]
“To me, there’s nothing more important than the way I feel about you. Nothing.” The Clone Wars: Season 1, Episode 22 “Hostage Crisis”
“Letting go of our attachments is a difficult struggle for all of us. ” Season 2, Episode 8 “Brain Invaders”
Did We Miss Any of Your Favourite Anakin Skywalker Lines?
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