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Updated 05/07/2017

   Handling the truth is rarely easy but
   handling it we must.  So where does one
   turn to master reality and the truth!

   Here are quotes from iconic movies from
   the land of make believe that just MIGHT
   bring you the power to persevere and
   overcome the "dark forces" at work.

    1. "Your eyes can deceive you; don't trust them."
-  As Obi-Wan encourages Luke in training, sometimes you have to go with instinct over what
            seems obvious.  [Star Wars, 1977]

    2. "Who's more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?"
-  Obi-Wan reminds Han Solo of the importance of choosing your own path and taking action.
            [Star Wars, 1977]

    3. "In my experience, there is no such thing as luck."
-  Han Solo, as a ship captain, expresses the importance of strategy and the need to watch for
            both threats and opportunities.  [Star Wars, 1977]

    4. "The Force will be with you always."
-  Obi-Wan reassures Luke during their final exchange.  [Star Wars, 1977]

    5. "Strike me down and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."
-  Obi-Wan reminds Darth Vader that failure can make anyone stronger if they harness the
            ability to learn and adapt.  
[Star Wars, 1977]

    6.  "A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind.... All his life has he looked
 the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was.  Hmm?  What he was doing.
          Hmph. Adventure.  Heh.  Excitement.  Heh.  A Jedi craves not these things.  You are reckless."
        - Yoda reminds Luke to stay focused on the present moment, instead of trying to run before he
          can walk.  
[The Empire Strikes Back, 1980]

    7.  "You must unlearn what you have learned."
-  Yoda wants Luke to rethink his point of view to truly learn from the master.
[The Empire Strikes Back, 1980]

    8.  "Do or do not.  There is no try."
- One of the saga's most iconic lines, Yoda emphasizes the importance of committing to an action
            in order to succeed at it.  
[The Empire Strikes Back, 1980]

    9.  "Size matters not.  Look at me.  Judge me by my size, do you? And well you should not.  For my ally
          is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
         -  When Luke gives up too quickly, Yoda emphasizes the importance of mind over matter.
[The Empire Strikes Back, 1980]

  10.  "Difficult to see.  Always in motion is the future."
         -  Yoda reminds Luke of the problem with trying too hard to predict the future.
[The Empire Strikes Back, 1980]

  11.  "Always pass on what you have learned."
         -  Yoda, on his deathbed, reminds Luke that knowledge must be shared to survive.
            [Return of the Jedi, 1983]

  12.  "If once you start down the dark side, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as
          it did Obi-Wan's apprentice."

-  Yoda's warns Luke that bad, questionable, or hastily made decisions could lead to your own
  [Return of the Jedi, 1983]

  13.  "Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view."
-  The ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi confronts Luke cautions Luke about how perspectives change over
             time, and how our own beliefs influence our view of the world.
  [Return of the Jedi, 1983]

  14.  "You serve your master well.  And you will be rewarded."
         -  Luke uses a trite mantra to get the better of Jabba's minions.  [Return of the Jedi, 1983]

  15.  "I'll not leave you now.  I've got to save you."  "You already have."
         -  Luke and Anakin Skywalker's final exchange on the Death Star, in which father reminds son
             that small actions can reap great changes.
  [Return of the Jedi, 1983]

  16.  "Now, be brave and don't look back. Don't look back."
         -  Shmi Skywalker's final bit of advice to her son Anakin, which he ignores to his peril.
             [The Phantom Menace, 1999]

  17.  "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."
         -  Yoda reminds a young Anakin of how negative emotion can control a person.
             [The Phantom Menace, 1999]

  18.  "The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
         -  Qui-Gon Jinn does his best to influence impulsive Jar Jar Binks.  [The Phantom Menace, 1999]

  19.  "Your focus determines your reality."
         - Qui-Gon Jinn attempts to help Anakin find a path forward in life after a significant loss.
           [The Phantom Menace, 1999]

  20.  "Remember, concentrate on the moment. Feel, don't think, use your instincts."
-  Qui-Gon Jinn reminds a young Obi-Wan Kenobi of the importance of avoiding distraction.
             [The Phantom Menace, 1999]

  21.  "Truly wonderful the mind of a child is."
         -  Yoda remarks on the fresh insights that a young child can provide.  [Attack of the Clones, 2002]

  22.  "Much to learn you still old Padawan."
        -  Yoda reminds Count Dooku's of the danger of arrogance during their big showdown.
           [Attack of the Clones, 2002]

  23.  "Be mindful of your thoughts, Anakin. They will betray you."
         -  Obi-Wan's advice to Anakin, who spends more time in his dreams than in the reality around him.
             [Attack of the Clones, 2002]

  24.  "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."

-  Anakin gives Padme his interpretation of the Jedi code, in which love and compassion are crucial
             to their role.
  [Attack of the Clones, 2002]

  25.  "Sometimes we must let go of our pride and do what is requested of us."
        -  Padme urges Anakin that there are times when we must think beyond ourselves.
            [Attack of the Clones, 2002]

  26.  "The fear of loss is a path to the dark side."
        -  Yoda's warning to Anakin about the instability caused by the fear of losing what one possesses.
            [Revenge of the
Sisth, 2005]

  27.  "I can feel you anger. It gives you focus. It makes you stronger."
         -  Chancellor Palpatine knows that Anakin's strength and focus comes from an inner range and
             he is doing his best to manipulate it.
  [Revenge of the Sisth, 2005]

  28.  "Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose."
         -  Yoda's advice to Anakin, emphasizing the need to let go of ego and material possessions to
             be truly free of fear.
  [Revenge of the Sisth, 2005]

  29.  "In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way."
         -  Yoda acknowledges the importance of knowledge in navigating difficult times.
             [Revenge of the Sisth, 2005]

  30.  "I have taught you everything I know. And you have become a far greater Jedi than I could ever
          hope to be."
         -  Every mentor's hope, Obi-Wan praises his apprentice Anakin Skywalker for his growth and
             development into a powerful Jedi.
  [Revenge of the Sisth, 2005]

  31.  "I know how to run without you holding my hand!" ­
         -  Rey asserts her independence when Finn tries to overprotect her.  [The Force Awakens, 2015]

  32.  "The Resistance will not be intimidated."
         -  Poe Dameron demonstrates the importance of standing up to villainy.  [The Force Awakens, 2015]

  33.  "Women always figure the truth. Always."
         -  Han Solo's sage advice to Finn after catching him in a lie.  [The Force Awakens, 2015]

  34.  "The Light - It's always been there. It'll guide you."
         -  Maz Kanata's counsels Rey that there is always a way out of doubt.  [The Force Awakens, 2015]

  35.  "Chewie, We're home."
         -  Han Solo's famous quote that announces the return of the series. No sage advice.
             It's just awesome.
  [The Force Awakens, 2015]

  36.  "I am one with the Force. The Force is with me."
         -  Churrut Imwe uses this as a mantra throughout the film to give himself strength.  [Rogue One, 2016]

  37.  "Be careful not to choke on your aspirations."
         -  Darth Vader shuts down a subordinate who shows arrogance.  [Rogue One, 2016]

  38.  "The time to fight is now."
         -  Jyn Erso makes the statement to rally the rebellion when all hope is lost.  [Rogue One, 2016]

  39.  "Save the Rebellion. Save the Dream."
         -  Saw Gerrera utters these final words to Jyn to encourage her on the mission to save the galaxy.
[Rogue One, 2016]

  40.  "It's a chance for you to make a fresh start."
         -  Mon Mothma reminds Jyn that there is always a chance for redemption.  [Rogue One, 2016]