10 Profound Quotes From Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace


Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace might not be the most popular Star Wars movie, but you have to admit, there are some pretty great quotes that come out of it. Some quotes are profound, and make you really think, while others make you giggle. I chose to share the profound ones in this article because they are ones that stuck with me.

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My young daughters have never seen all of the Star Wars, so we started with Episode 1 (again) and decided we are going to watch them all before heading to theaters to see Episode 9 The Rise of Skywalker. It was about two years ago we tried the first time, but our youngest was too young. Now she loves Jar Jar Binks (I know…). 

Watching these movies from the beginning, and thinking about the fact that my girls (somehow) still don’t know the BIG twists, is interesting. They are watching it from young Anakin’s point of view — and I am sitting here picking up on all the hints of the future. I cannot wait to see their minds be blown in the future.


10 Of My Favorite Star Wars: Episode 1 Quotes

These are the top 10 profound quotes that are spoken in Star Wars: Episode 1 — by a variety of people. Although most are from Jedis because, well, they are the smartest and most profound people in the Star Wars universe, right? 

Although, I will say that watching this again has me realizing just how smart Palpatine really is.

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“There’s always a bigger fish.” – Qui-Gon Jinn

There is, isn’t there? I also love that we see this scene on Star Tours at Hollywood Studios!

“Greed can be a powerful ally.” –  Qui-Gon Jinn

Yes, it sure can.

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“You always said the biggest problem in this universe is nobody helps each other.” – Anakin Skywalker

Aw little Anakin. You were so innocent (and a bit of a jerk — but still…) back in the beginning. Things sure changed. 

“You have brought hope to those that have none.” – Shmi Skywalker

Awww what a good mom Shmi Skywalker is.

“Whenever you gamble my friend, eventually you lose.” – Qui-Gon Jinn

You have to lose — eventually.

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“This path has been placed in front of you, the choice is yours alone.” – Shmi Skywalker

I love when she tells Anakin this, and makes him choose his own fate.

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda

A wise one Yoda is, yes? And such prediction and hinting at the dark side.

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“I can only protect you, I can’t fight a war for you.” – Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon is honestly one of my favorite Star Wars characters. I would have liked to see a lot more of him that we did.

“Always two, there are. No more, no less. A master and an apprentice.” – Yoda

The way it is with the Dark Side — and the Light, isn’t it?

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“And you, young Skywalker. We will watch your career with great interest.” – Palpatine

When you know what happens in the future – this line really stands out. It gives me chills every time I hear it. Which isn’t often. Because I don’t watch Star Wars: Episode 1 very often.

Which Star Wars: Episode 1 quotes stood out to you?

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About Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) ; Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a 9-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter.

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