The Best C-3PO Quotes & Sayings from the Star Wars Universe: 40+ Classic C-3PO Lines!

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C-3PO is one of the most well-mannered, knowledgeable, and proper characters in the Star Wars universe. Not only does he prove to be a huge benefit to various missions, but he also adds plenty of entertainment to otherwise dramatic scenes too.

So, in honour of our favourite sassy, wise & wonderful droid, here’s a collection of our top C-3PO quotes!*

*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!

Best C-3PO Quotes

Sometimes absent-minded, sometimes quirky, but always loveable. Here are some of our favourite lines from the beloved droid we know as C-3PO:

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“We’re doomed!” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“This is all your fault.” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“This is madness!” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“And I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations.” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“I can assure you they will never get me onto one of those dreadful starships.” Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

“In the event I don’t make it back, I want you to know you’ve been a real friend, R2. My best one, in fact.” Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Poe: What are you doing there, 3PO?
C-3PO: Taking one last look, sir. At my friends.” Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Funny C-3PO Quotes

Let’s be real: C-3PO is the true humour and light of the entire saga. Here are some of our favourite funny quotes from the golden Droid:

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“I beg your pardon, but what do you mean, ‘naked?’ My parts are showing? Oh, my goodness, oh!” Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

“I am not sure this floor is entirely stable.” Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

“Oh my goodness! Shut me down. Machines building machines. How perverse.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

“I’m programmed for etiquette, not destruction!” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

“Listen to them! They’re dying, R2! Curse my metal body, I wasn’t fast enough! It’s all my fault! My poor Master.” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“Help! I think I’m melting! This is all your fault!” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“You must repair him! Sir, if any of my circuits or gears will help, I’ll gladly donate them.” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“No, I don’t think he likes you at all.
[R2-D2 beeps again] 
C-3PO: No, I don’t like you either.” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life.” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“He made a fair move. Screaming about it can’t help you.” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“That malfunctioning little twerp, this is all his fault.” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“You watch your language!” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“Now don’t you forget this! Why I should stick my neck out for you is far beyond my capacity!” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“You’ll be malfunctioning within a day, you near-sighted scrap pile. And don’t let me catch you following me begging for help because you won’t get it.” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

C-3PO: [Interrupting Han and Leia kissing] Sir! Sir, I’ve isolated the reverse, power flux coupling.
Han Solo: Thank you. Thank you very much.
C-3PO: Oh, you’re perfectly welcome, sir!” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“My joints are freezing up.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“I thought that hairy beast would be the end of me.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Just open the door, you stupid lug!” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“R2 says that the chances of survival are 725 to 1. Actually, R2 has been known to make mistakes… from time to time.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Stop, please! I am not ready to die!” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“In his belly, you will find a new definition of pain and suffering as you are slowly digested over a thousand years.” Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

“It’s against my programming to impersonate a deity.” Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

“Why couldn’t that bounty hunter have taken Captain Solo to a more… pleasant environment?” Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

“Goodness! Han Solo! It is I, C-3PO. You probably don’t recognise me because of the red arm.” Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Poe: Move your metal ass, 3PO.
C-3PO: How dare you! We’ve just met.” Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

“This isn’t the afterlife, is it? Are droids allowed here?” Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

“You didn’t say my name, sir, but I’m all right.” Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

“Will this agony ever end?” Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Smartass C-3PO Quotes

As a highly intelligent droid fluent in over six million forms of communication, C-3PO has a few zingers throughout the films. His lack of patience for anyone of lesser intelligence than him is quite evident, which makes for quality humour alongside R2-D2, his trusty sidekick.

Here are some of our favourite whippersnapper C-3PO quotes:

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“For a mechanic, you seem to do an incessant amount of thinking.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

“Well, don’t blame me. I’m an interpreter. I’m not supposed to know a power socket from a computer terminal.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.” Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

“Don’t worry about Master Luke. I’m sure he’ll be all right. He’s quite clever, you know… for a human being.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Sir, I don’t know where your ship learned to communicate, but it has the most peculiar dialect.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Oh my! What have you done? I’m backwards! You flea-bitten furball! Only an overgrown mop head like you would be stupid enough to… ” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“I’m rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears that you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honour.” Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

“I do believe they think I am some sort of god.” Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

“‘Exciting’ is hardly the word I would choose.” Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Poe: So you’re telling us the one time we need you to talk, you can’t?
C-3PO: Irony, sir. I am mechanically incapable of speaking translations from Sith. I believe the rule was passed by the Senate of the Old Republic…” Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Did We Miss Any of Your Favourite C-3PO Quotes?

Let us know in the comments below! Cheers!

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