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Star Wars: The 10 Best Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes (Outside Of The Movies)

The mind, character, and overall brilliance of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Skywalker saga is the source of some of Star Wars' greatest quotes. Fans will always remember Obi-Wan's exchanges with Anakin on Mustafar or the wisdom he imparted on Luke in the original trilogy. Not all of Obi-Wan's best quotes come from the films, however.

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Obi-Wan is a prominent figure in the comics and novels of canon, as well as the brilliant TV shows. Throughout all of these, he produces some of his finest, most memorable quotes that challenge and surpass his most famous from the films.

10 "This Is Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. I Regret To Report That Both Our Jedi Order And The Republic Have Fallen, With The Dark Shadow Of The Empire Rising To Take Its Place..." - Rebels

Near the start of Star Wars: Rebels, audiences are treated to a harrowing yet hopeful message from Obi-Wan to Jedi survivors of Order 66. The  Jedi beacon asks for patience while delivering the heartbreaking news of the Republic and Jedi Order's fall.

The full message from Obi-Wan reads: "This is Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. I regret to report that both our Jedi Order and the Republic have fallen, with the dark shadow of the Empire rising to take their place. This message is a warning and a reminder for any surviving Jedi: trust in the Force. Do not return to the Temple. That time has passed, and our future is uncertain. Avoid Coruscant. Avoid detection. Be secret... but be strong. We will each be challenged: our trust, our faith, our friendships. But we must persevere and, in time, I believe a new hope will emerge. May the Force be with you always." It is beautifully spoken, full of wisdom and hope, and also a powerful moment.

9 "Look What I've Risen Above." - Rebels

Obi-Wan is flawless in his appearances in Star Wars: Rebels. Not only is the Jedi beacon wonderful, but "Twin Suns" is arguably the show's best episode and Obi-Wan is a big reason why.

This line spoken to Maul is so simple but so indicative of Obi-Wan's strength. He has risen above so much, endured more than most in the Galaxy, suffered loss, heartbreak, betrayal, isolation, and many a battle. Yet, he perseveres. He survives. Obi-Wan holds a level of hope that most would have lost.

8 "If Anakin Leaves The Order, Then I Must Leave Aswell." - Obi-Wan & Anakin #5

Obi-Wan got thrust into the role of Master to Anakin Skywalker, arguably before he was ready to do so. However, his dedication to Anakin and his determination to fulfill his late Master's wishes is admirable to see throughout the Republic era.

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In the Obi-Wan & Anakin comic, Obi-Wan tells Yoda that if Anakin leaves the Jedi Order, so would he. Obi-Wan's commitment to the Jedi Order and his belief in it is well documented, so to say he would follow Anakin out the door is incredible and highlights the kind of person Obi-Wan is.

7 "Skill Is The Child Of Patience." - Obi-Wan & Anakin #2

The Obi-Wan & Anakin comic gives fans not only some great moments between one of Star Wars' most iconic and best friendships but some great lines, including this quip from Obi-Wan.

Anakin's impatience is a key trait of his. Obi-Wan, on the other hand, is the picture of patience a lot of the time. As he points out, while Anakin has more raw skill and ability than anyone, he needs patience. Having patience will improve his skill while keeping him on the right path.

6 "A Great Leap Forward Often Requires Taking Two Steps Back." - The Clone Wars

The Clone Wars dives deep into the character and history of Obi-Wan, as well as his relationship with Anakin, improving it hugely from the prequels in which it is already great.

This is a fantastic exchange between the two and highlights their differing ideologies brilliantly. Anakin's reply to this line from Obi-Wan is, "And sometimes all it requires is the will to jump." Anakin's persistence to jump into action, to act swiftly, contrasts with Obi-Wan's desire to take a moment and think about the right decision, and it pops up time and time again.

5 "People Are More Than Their Worst Act... At Least Most People. And They Are Also More Than The Worst Thing Done To Them." - Master & Apprentice

Before Obi-Wan was a Jedi Master to Anakin Skywalker, he himself was the Padawan, the learner to Qui-Gon Jinn, another fantastic Star Wars duo.

In the terrific Master & Apprentice novel, Obi-Wan says this truly lovely line. This quote showcases a message prominent in every piece of Star Wars, the good in people, the light inside them no matter how deep. The likes of Anakin, Ben Solo, Crosshair, and even the likes of Boba Fett have good in them. They have suffered and endured, becoming twisted and even evil in the process, but deep down are more than that.

4 "Had You Said The Word, I Would Have Left The Jedi Order." - The Clone Wars

Obi-Wan's readiness to leave the Jedi Order in the footsteps of Anakin is not the only time Obi-Wan thought about leaving the Jedi Order for someone he cares for, as shown in The Clone Wars.

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In a heartbreaking revelation, Obi-Wan tells Satine he would have left the Jedi Order for her, for his love for her. Satine added so much to Obi-Wan, not only in terms of his overall story's brilliance but also the tragic aspects of his character. In an alternate universe, Obi-Wan left the Order with Satine and got to be happier for longer. Some fans do believe that Corkie is actually the child of Obi-Wan and Satine, so perhaps their relationship did go further in canon than audiences have been shown thus far.

3 "If We Sacrifice Our Code, Even For  Victory, We May Lose That Which Is Most Important: Our Honor." - The Clone Wars

There are many wise yet distressing quotes regarding war in The Clone Wars, such as Yoda's "No longer certain that one ever does win a war I am. For in fighting the battles, the bloodshed, already lost we have." and this line from Obi-Wan.

Speaking with Anakin regarding Tarkin's thinking about the Republic winning battles of the Clone Wars at any means necessary, Obi-Wan points out that there must be a line, or the Jedi risk losing themselves and everything they stand for. It is heartbreaking hearing this line knowing that the Jedi were manipulated into doing just that.

2 "It Takes Strength To Resist The Dark Side. Only The Weak Embrace It." - The Clone Wars

One of Obi-Wan's most iconic scenes in The Clone Wars is also one of the show's saddest, as he is captured by Maul and forced to watch as the love of his life is killed in front of him.

With Maul promising to make Obi-Wan suffer, the Jedi again shows such heart as he points out the strength it takes to resist the darkness, even with all the emotional and physical pain surrounding him. The fact Obi-Wan never gives in to the dark side never comes near it, in fact, helps make him one of the greatest Jedi in Star Wars.

1 “If You Define Yourself By The Power To Take Life, The Desire To Dominate, To Possess… Then You Have Nothing.” - The Clone Wars

The duel between Obi-Wan and Maul in "Twin Suns" is truly wonderful. It is perhaps the most poetic lightsaber duel in Star Wars. It is not long or action-packed and does not need to be.

This line is perhaps the best representation of Maul and Obi-Wan's rivalry. Maul is driven by hate, fear, anger, and revenge. He wants to maim, murder, torture Obi-Wan and anyone who gets in his way and hold incredible amounts of power. Obi-Wan wants peace, prosperity, and light throughout the Galaxy. He has no desire for power. He will protect and defend but never seek out domination or try and go on the offense, it is not who Obi-Wan is, and fans love him for it.

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