Yoda Quotes

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Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
George Lucas (The Phantom Menace (Star Wars: Novelizations, #1))
Every time I question him about the feasibility, he smiles at me like he's Yoda and I'm just a dumbass without the Force.
Kendare Blake (Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2))
Oh great. Yoda captured us.
James Patterson (The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, #4))
You stole my car." "Borrowed it I did, return it I will." "Okay Yoda, can I have the woman whose body you stole back?
Amelia Hutchins (Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles, #1))
Wow, is that Katniss making out with Yoda?
Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Simonverse, #1))
Don’t let the past ruin your future. (Acheron) Meaning what, oh great Yoda? (Kyrian) You take care of the kid. I’ll take care of your patrol tonight. I could use the target practice. (Acheron)
Sherrilyn Kenyon (Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1))
Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will...
George Lucas
Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.
George Lucas (The Empire Strikes Back)
Ryuu stepped forward. "Meryn, listen carefully. Elizabeth is not only your new sister, she will also be your Yoda. She will teach you and guide you in the ways of using the force, so that you will master paranormal politics. Learn well, young padawan." He clapped a hand on Meryn's shoulder.
Alanea Alder (My Protector (Bewitched and Bewildered, #2))
YODA Nay, nay! Try thou not. But do thou or do thou not, For there is no “try.
Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5))
His expression changed, and he took a step back. He looked away. "When you said it was broken, you were just being-" "No! It is. My phone. Broken." Now she sounded like Yoda on crack.
Brigid Kemmerer (Storm (Elemental, #1))
When single you are,” Roger said, imitating Yoda dispensing advice to Luke, “get laid you can. When married you get, make love you do.
Sean Kennedy (Tigers and Devils (Tigers and Devils #1))
Get out of here. Yoda so does not have an English accent!' 'Other than that you're saying I'm a dead ringer?' 'If the shoe fits.' 'Sheesh, I hate tall girls.
Joss Stirling (Finding Sky (Benedicts, #1))
Sorry, sometimes when I try to rhyme I end up sounding like Yoda.
Penny Reid (Friends Without Benefits (Knitting in the City, #2))
A Master Jedi feels emotions, but they do not allow them to influence their reasoning. Yoda told Luke that he would know the good from the bad when he was 'calm, at peace.
Stephen Richards (Develop Jedi Self-Confidence: Unleash the Force within You)
No offense-but until I see it, I'm not going to believe it." "And that is why you will fail." Adrian cursed and hit the door. "Great, you've got him channeling Yoda again. Can we get moving before he levitates my fucking bike?
J.R. Ward (Covet (Fallen Angels, #1))
The force is strong with this one.” Sloane laughed. “All right there, Yoda.” “Please,” Dex scoffed. “We both know I’d be Han. You can be Luke.” “Okay, Han.” “Ash would be Vader. Ew, Ash would be your dad.
Charlie Cochet (Hell & High Water (THIRDS, #1))
Hey! When he dug into it, rifling through her things, she snapped, "Go Yoda someone else's supplies, asshole.
Kresley Cole (Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #9))
Trevor realized that the odd thing about English is that no matter how much you screw sequences word up up, you understood, still, like Yoda, will be. Other languages don't work that way. French? Dieu! Misplace a single le or la and an idea vaporizes into a sonic puff. English is flexible: you can jam it into a Cuisinart for an hour, remove it, and meaning will still emerge.
Douglas Coupland (Generation A)
Fear and anger, Yoda had often warned him, were slaves to the dark side. Vaguely, Luke wondered which side curiosity served.
Timothy Zahn (Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, #1))
In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.
George Lucas
So Yoda sounds like our best bet as an energy source. But with world electricity consumption pushing 2 terawatts, it would take a hundred million Yodas to meet our demands. All things considered, switching to Yoda power probably isn't worth the trouble — though it would definitely be green.
Randall Munroe (What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions)
He is kind of like Yoda... 'There is only do or do not. There is no try.'" That actually succeeded in making her laugh through her tears. "you're a Star Wars fan?" "Oh yeah. May the Force be with you.
Sherrilyn Kenyon (Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #19))
Sometimes she's my personal Yoda. If Yoda was a woman and had a gold grill. Unfortunately, she doesn't know who Yoda is.
Angie Thomas (On the Come Up)
Wisdom you speak, Obi Tina.' 'None of that - I'm the one who gets to speak backwards - no, we're both wrong - that's the little green guy, Yoda.' 'You're right. So I just get to pout and act badly when you try and teach me anything.' 'Try channelling Luke rather than Annakin - the outcome is better.
Joss Stirling (Finding Sky (Benedicts, #1))
Thank you, Yoda. Feel the force, Luke.
Christopher Pike (Remember Me (Remember Me, #1-3))
Erik grinned. "Do or do not. There is no try." Only Erik would quote Yoda in bed.
Piper Vaughn (One Small Thing (One Thing, #1))
Not saving you from this storm, mutant,” he said. “Saving you for your later fate, we are.” His voice was weirdly inflected and metallic, like an automated answering machine. “Oh, good. Yoda captured us,” Fang whispered.
James Patterson (The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, #4))
Good find,” Ethan said. “Yeah,” Jeff agreed. “It’s pretty awesome. Like finding the Higgs boson.” Silence. “Aw, no physics fans here? Learn things you must,” Jeff said in his best Yoda voice. I rolled my eyes.
Chloe Neill (Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6))
Self editing is the path to the dark side. Self editing leads to self delusion, self delusion leads to missed mistakes, missed mistakes lead to bad reviews. Bad reviews are the tools of the dark side.
Eric T. Benoit
Everyone's life changes when they meet their Obi-Wan & their Yoda, or their Morpheus & their Oracle; those who help remove the veil.
Brandi L. Bates
I handed my tools. The two of them reached down to help me out of the crater I'd dug. ''Isn't that a little deep?'' Yoda asked. ''It'll help the roots get established,'' I explained. ''Established where? China?
Laurie Halse Anderson (Twisted)
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
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Think of me like Yoda, but instead of being little and green I wear suits.
Neil Patrick Harris
The Force- always may it be with you.
Tom Angleberger (The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1))
No! Try not! Do or do not, there is no try.
Yoda
Never underestimate the power of the dark side.
Tom Angleberger (Darth Paper Strikes Back (Origami Yoda #2))
Sometimes I wonder if all my friends are insane.
Tom Angleberger (The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee (Origami Yoda, #3))
I see Bob’s been giving you lessons in asshole-do.” He turned to me and bowed. “Thank you so much for your instruction, Sensei.” “You are welcome, Pad-a-half.” “I’m not up to Pad-a-one yet, Master Yoda?” “Not quite.
Jerry Boyd (Shady Oaks (Bob and Nikki, #3))
Yeah. I’m like Yoda except taller, younger and hotter.
Kristen Ashley (Complicated)
"Get it you will. Worry you don't," he said in a weird voice. "Are you possessed?" Aislynn asked, making Jace throw back his head in laughter. "Did you just develop a speech impediment? Oh my God! Are you having a stroke? Is that why you can't talk right?" "Yoda is going to be so pissed. May the force protect you, because he sure won't.
Phoebe Lane (Cursive)
Maxine,” Grant said, but I barely heard him. I was lost in that vision, in those emotions—the pain, and hunger for pain, forming the root of so much agonized rage. “ ‘Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate,’” I muttered. “Yoda, from Star Wars?” “ ‘Hate leads to suffering.’” I met his gaze. “Yoda knows his shit, man.” Grant’s mouth crooked in a gentle smile.
Marjorie M. Liu (The Mortal Bone (Hunter Kiss, #4))
For modern people the pursuit of wisdom sounds like something you'd have to travel to Tibet for. To us, wisdom is mystical and esoteric. It conjures up images of cave-dwelling hermits, saffron-robed monks, and, well, Yoda.
J. Mark Bertrand (Rethinking Worldview: Learning to Think, Live, and Speak in This World)
When you fall, be there to catch you, I will.
Sean Stewart (Yoda: Dark Rendezvous)
[Luke:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That is why you fail.
George Lucas (Classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
Audie was the cleverest man Moss had ever met. He was Yoda. He was Gandalf. He was Morpheus. Now he’d become a walking suicide note.
Michael Robotham (Life or Death)
But this hunch is all we have to go on, and every time I question him about feasibility, he smiles at me like he's Yoda and I'm just a dumbass without the Force.
Kendare Blake (Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2))
When you look at the dark side, careful you must be ... for the dark side looks back.
Sean Stewart (Yoda: Dark Rendezvous)
Cheers the spirit, humor does, even at the darkest times.
Christie Golden (Dark Disciple (Star Wars))
Your rack looks fabulous in this dress. You should wear this one. He’ll lose his shit when he sees you in it.” “You always know the right things to say,” I joked. “I know. I’m like a super-hot version of Yoda.
J.L. Berg (When You're Ready (Ready, #1))
I think," Obi-Wan said carefully, "that abstractions like peace don't mean much to him. He's loyal to people, not to principles. And he expects loyalty in return. He will stop at nothing to save me, for example, because he thinks I would do the same for him." Mace and Yoda gazed at him steadily, and Obi-Wan had to lower his head. "Because," he admitted reluctantly, "he knows I would do the same for him.
Matthew Woodring Stover (Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars: Novelizations, #3))
Do or do not, there is no try.
George Lucas
do or do not... there is no try
Yoda
You’re not swimming in glory until you find someone to swim with you. Glory isn’t glory if you don’t have someone to share it with. It’s just pride and bullshit on your own.” Unbelievable. Will Jones wasn’t only one badass cowboy; he pretty much could have been the love child of John Wayne and Yoda.
Nicole Williams (Finders Keepers (Lost & Found, #3))
When did everything get so damn complicated?” “When your life became about more than just football.” “You sound like Yoda.” I grinned. “It’s the beer.
Cambria Hebert (#Nerd (Hashtag, #1))
Don’t walk over here. Be over here.” I gave up. “You know, I can’t tell if you’re channeling Obi-Wan or Yoda more.” “Dutch, don’t make me come get you.
Darynda Jones (Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson, #11))
If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are . . . a different game you should play. —YODA
Anthony Robbins (MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom)
things considered, switching to Yoda power probably isn’t worth the trouble—though it would definitely be green.
Randall Munroe (What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions)
Great, Yoda wrote the directions.
Roxanne St. Claire (They All Fall Down)
YODA: O, great warrior! A great warrior you seek? Wars not make one great.
Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5))
- Tu sei Lilac Zinna, sei fatta di coraggio e di testardaggine. Non c'è spazio in te per la paura. Senza contare che la paura conduce all'ira, e l'ira produce odio, e l'odio genera sofferenza. Parola di Yoda. - Yoda? - Un piccolo animaletto protagonista di un film proibito che ho visto tempo fa. Molto saggio.
Alessia Esse (Perfetto (La Trilogia di Lilac, #1))
And her eyes, violet, like the sky before a storm. Ralph and Trish had brown eyes. Max's were hazel. But Ondine. No, Ondine's eyes had to be purple, wide set, and heavily lashed. Beyonce and Yoda's love child.
Tara Bray Smith (Betwixt)
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.
Jedi Grandmaster Yoda
Do or do not, there is no try.
Yoda (The Wit and Wisdom of Master Yoda: Master Yoda Quotes)
So Yoda sounds like our best bet as an energy source. But with world electricity consumption pushing 2 terawatts, it would take a hundred million Yodas to meet our demands. All things considered, switching to Yoda power probably isn’t worth the trouble—though it would definitely be green.
Randall Munroe (What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions)
A bat flies straight towards my face. it gives me a perfect view of of possibly one of the ugliest creatures alive. It has long ears and what looks like a piece of salad on the end of its nose. I'm being attacked by Master Yoda with wings!
J.E. Fison (Bat Attack)
There is nothing loving about encouraging fear. Nothing. Fear leads to darkness, depression, anger, irrationality, anxiety, consternation, unrest, and ultimately, destruction. Fear, as Yoda reminds us all, is the path to the Dark Side. Fear is a weapon, not a productive tool. Fear is a means of control. Fear should never be the basis for why anyone does anything regarding the health of the mind, body, and spirit.
Michael Vito Tosto (Portrait of an Infidel: The Acerbic Account of How a Passionate Christian Became an Ardent Atheist)
Lost his mind, he has, Wolfe said. “Keen observation, Yoda,” I said.
Robert J. Crane (Power (The Girl in the Box, #10))
Fear and anger, Yoda had often warned him, were the slaves of the dark side. Vaguely, Luke wondered which side curiosity served.
Timothy Zahn (Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, #1))
This realization allowed me to calm myself enough to heed the whispered advice of Master Yoda now on repeat in my head: Let go of your anger.
Ernest Cline (Armada)
(“There is no try. Only do. Yoda said that, and he was awesome.”).
Jude Watson (A King's Ransom (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #2))
Do...or do not... There is no try." ~Yoda
Yoda
Do or do not. There is no try.” You just can’t argue with Master Yoda logic. You just can’t.
C.M. Kars (Never Been Kissed (Never Been, #1))
He glowered at me. Then he said, “When the hell did you get deep?” “Through experience, wisdom I have earned,” I said in Yoda’s voice.
Jim Butcher (Peace Talks (The Dresden Files, #16))
He didn’t lead anyone on, or make any promises. Instead he conveyed a sense of calm and equanimity, like a man who had banished from his life all superfluous sentiment, all longings and all patience for the nonessential. He was like Yoda, Buddha and the Gladiator all rolled into one.
Michael Robotham (Life or Death)
This party is lame!" Braeden said loudly. "WOLVES, party at my dorm!" he yelled. People cheered. "Dude, how the fuck are you gonna fit all these people in your tiny-ass room?" He grinned. "Sure as hell will be fun to try." Out in front of the Omega house, there was hardly anyone around; they were all too busy in the back, checking out the drama. We were silent a moment. Then Braeden said, "You don't need them. You got more than enough talent to bring in the NFL on your own." "Fuck," I muttered. "When did everything get so damn complicated?" "When your life became about more than just football." "You sound like Yoda." I grinned. "It's the beer." - Braeden & Romeo
Cambria Hebert (#Nerd (Hashtag, #1))
Oh, you think this is funny? Well, Sierra was right! You are like a blue clit master! Did you have some little Yoda-like creature teach you his ways? Fuck her, do not. Come, she cannot. Wait, no, that doesn’t work. Jedis use light sabers, and clearly you have an issue with using yours!” she fumes, and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry because she just referred to my dick as a Star Wars
Tessa Teevan (Ignite (Explosive, #1))
Then, unprompted, Henry says into the stretching stillness, “Return of the Jedi.” A beat. “What?” “To answer your question,” Henry says. “Yes, I do like Star Wars, and my favorite is Return of the Jedi.” “Oh,” Alex says. “Wow, you’re wrong.” Henry huffs out the tiniest, most poshly indignant puff of air. It smells minty. Alex resists the urge to throw another elbow. “How can I be wrong about my own favorite? It’s a personal truth.” “It’s a personal truth that is wrong and bad.” “Which do you prefer, then? Please show me the error of my ways.” “Okay, Empire.” Henry sniffs. “So dark, though.” “Yeah, which is what makes it good,” Alex says. “It’s the most thematically complex. It’s got the Han and Leia kiss in it, you meet Yoda, Han is at the top of his game, fucking Lando Calrissian, and the best twist in cinematic history. What does Jedi have? Fuckin’ Ewoks.” “Ewoks are iconic.” “Ewoks are stupid.” “But Endor.” “But Hoth. There’s a reason people always call the best, grittiest installment of a trilogy the Empire of the series.” “And I can appreciate that. But isn’t there something to be valued in a happy ending as well?” “Spoken like a true Prince Charming.” “I’m only saying, I like the resolution of Jedi. It ties everything up nicely. And the overall theme you’re intended to take away from the films is hope and love and … er, you know, all that. Which is what Jedi leaves you with a sense of most of all.
Casey McQuiston (Red, White & Royal Blue)
«C’è un mucchio di cose che hanno senso, bambi, e a volte, quando pensi che non ce l’hanno è solo perché stai cercando un altro tipo di significato.» «Che Dio mi aiuti, mi sto facendo fare una sega da Yoda.» «Ah-ah, una sega la via per il lato oscuro è.» «Oh, Gesù d’amore acceso, taci. Ti prego, taci. Io qui sto cercando di venire.»
Alexis Hall (Glitterland (Spires, #1))
Say something, Jess. Say anything. And just when I'm about to think of what I should say next, my mouth goes into whacked overdrive like I'm possessed. “The graphic art in Clone Wars is my favorite,” I say. “I love how they drew the characters. You know—how everything looks so angular and—” My words tangle and freeze when my brain finally arrives to shut it down. Say something but NOT THAT, you psycho! “Clone Wars. Love it, do I? Yesss.” He's actually responded in a Yoda voice! I blink. His eyes are kind, sparkling with laughter and still, all too green. Yoda green!
Anne Eliot (Almost)
YODA: But mind the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression -- from The dark side are they. Easily they flow, Quick to join you in a fight. Aye, they do not fail! Once on the dark path, Forever shall not control Thy destiny, Luke.
Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5))
I love to read books! There are so many authors that I think are really fun to read.
Tom Angleberger (The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1))
Do or do not. There is no try.
Yoda
Now Obi Wan did face him. 'Palpatine faced Mace and Agen and Kit and Saesee-four of the greatest swordsmen our order has ever produced. By Himself. Even both of us together wouldn't have a chance.' 'True,' Yoda said, 'But both of us apart, a chance we might create...
Matthew Woodring Stover (Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars: Novelizations, #3))
Dex narrowed his eyes. “The force is strong with this one.” Sloane laughed. “All right there, Yoda.” “Please,” Dex scoffed. “We both know I’d be Han. You can be Luke.” “Okay, Han.” “Ash would be Vader. Ew, Ash would be your dad.” Dex chortled at his own joke then sucked in another sharp breath. “Ow.
Charlie Cochet (Hell & High Water (THIRDS, #1))
Do or do not. There is no try
Yoda
The greatest teacher, failure is.
Yoda
Memère, you're going all Yoda on me.
Christine Forsyth (Adrenaline High)
Sophisticated and demure I’m not. Comical and graceless I am. Yoda my subconscious is, hmm?
Maggi Myers (Lily Love)
As If He Were Yoda and I Were Luke Skywalker Training on the Dagobah System
Matthew Quick (The Silver Linings Playbook)
Are you saying that the Rebel Alliance were religious terrorists and Yoda was a benefit cheat?
Dave Turner
Do or do not, there is no try. -Yoda
George Lucas (Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars: Novelizations, #3))
don't try, do -yoda (or something like that)
Yoda
No,” Yoda said impatiently. “Try not. Do, do. Or do not. There is no try.” Luke closed his eyes. He tried to envision the contours,
George Lucas (Star Wars: Trilogy - Episodes IV, V & VI)
Each life, a flame in the Force is. Beautiful. Unique. Glowing and precious, it stands, to bravely cast its own small light against the darkness that would consume it.” Yoda
Christie Golden (Dark Disciple: Star Wars)
Roda?" asked, combining his name with Yoda's.
Darynda Jones (Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson, #11))
Everybody wants to be somebody’s Yoda.
Aminah Mae Safi (Not the Girls You're Looking For)
The third morning found me re-watching Star Wars XXVII on my HUD. I was just at the point where Jabba's son begins the lightsaber dual with Yoda's son when Big Dog interrupted me.
Isaac Hooke (Just Another Day)
Always pass on what you have learned. -Yoda
George Lucas
do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda
George Lucas
have a strict rule against dating men like that. I don’t want to be the Luke to anyone’s Yoda, you know what I’m saying?
Julie Johnson (Not You It's Me (Boston Love, #1))
All things considered, switching to Yoda power probably isn’t worth the trouble—though it would definitely be green.
Randall Munroe (What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions)
You won’t find the name of Yoda’s species or its home planet in the Holocron. The former has never been named and the latter has never been identified.
Dan Lewis (Now I Know More: The Revealing Stories Behind Even More of the World's Most Interesting Facts)
Named must your fear be before banish it you can. —YODA, from Star Wars:
Timothy Ferriss (The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich)
Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? - Yoda
Zach Abraham (Star Wars Wisdom: Star wars Inspirational Quotes from Yoda, Obi-wan and others)
Shrek Kermit the frog Green Giant Green Arrow Grinch Yoda Ninja Turtles And Oscar the Grouch They’re real cool. And they’re greeeeeeen!
Pixel Kid (Diary of a Minecraft Creeper Book 1: Creeper Life)
«Che accidenti di problema hai? Come puoi legarti a me se sono sempre con un piede fuori dalla porta?» «Non lo so. Senti, bambi, lo so che pensi che sono un po’ superficiale, e probabilmente lo sono, a essere onesto, ma non penso che sarà facile, e non penso che andrà sempre tutto bene. Ma anche se non andrà sempre tutto bene, mi sta bene uguale, perché le cose non vanno sempre bene, è così che funziona. E penso che comunque non ha senso preoccuparsi per cose che magari non succederanno mai.» «Oh, Dio,» mugugnai. «È tornato il saggio Yoda.» «Già.»
Alexis Hall (Glitterland (Spires, #1))
He makes it sound so Zen. Or Jedi. Like some kind of Wolf Yoda. There is no try. And maybe that’s all there is to it. Don’t over-think the shift. Just embrace the form that I want to be in.
Kat Kruger (The Night Has Claws (The Magdeburg Trilogy, #2))
George Lucas, go fuck yourself. I hope you’re dead. I hope a fuckin‘ zombie busted in your house and knocked over your golden Yoda statue right onto your once creative head. These movies are terrible.” An
Forbes West (Medium Talent: An Apocalypse Weird Book (The Dead Keys 1))
If Thomas Jefferson was the idealist, and George Washington the leader, and James Madison the architect, Samuel Adams the community organizer, then Franklin would have been the Yoda of the founding generation.
Matt Kibbe (Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto)
I then vowed to finally finish the years-late sequel to my best-selling book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I needed that money. My mother needed that money. I hadn't been able to finish the book because of the pathological fear that my sequel would be The Phantom Menace instead of The Empire Strikes Back. But, on the airplane, I thought, "Okay, okay, Phantom sucked, but it still made big cash. I'm gonna Yoda this book for my mother.
Sherman Alexie (You Don't Have to Say You Love Me)
about his origins from the holographic ghost of his own long-dead father. But now I was thinking of a young Jedi-in-training named Luke Skywalker, looking into the mouth of that cave on Dagobah while Master Yoda told him about today’s activity lesson: Strong with the Dark Side of the Force that place is. In you must go, mofo. So in I went. When I unlocked the front door of our house and stepped into the living room, Muffit, our ancient beagle, glanced up at me sleepily from where he was stretched out on the rug. A few years earlier he would have been waiting for me just inside the door, yapping like a madman. But the poor guy had now grown so old and deaf that my arrival barely
Ernest Cline (Armada)
There was little he loved to dwell upon more than the thought of young Skywalker coming into herself, learning the powers that lay deep within her, an perhaps bringing to the galaxy a new age that she could not even hope to imagine.
Gary D. Schmidt (Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View (From a Certain Point of View, #1))
Yoda once had told him that fear led to hate and hate to suffering. But Yoda had been wrong. Fear was a tool used by the strong to cow the weak. Hate was the font of true strength. Suffering was not the result of the rule of the strong over the weak, order was. By its very existence, the Force mandated the rule of the strong over the weak; the Force mandated order. The Jedi had never seen that, and so they’d misunderstood the Force and been destroyed. But Vader’s Master saw it. Vader saw it. And so they were strong. And so they ruled.
Paul S. Kemp (Lords of the Sith)
Master Yoda was wrong. If the Jedi stood for nothing but seeking balance in the Force, then [Anakin] had no business fighting the Yuuzhan Vong...were the actions of the Yuuzhan Vong, however evil they seemed, in an of themselves worth opposing if they had no affect on the Force?
Greg Keyes (Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, #7))
During my first few months of Facebooking, I discovered that my page had fostered a collective nostalgia for specific cultural icons. These started, unsurprisingly, within the realm of science fiction and fantasy. They commonly included a pointy-eared Vulcan from a certain groundbreaking 1960s television show. Just as often, though, I found myself sharing images of a diminutive, ancient, green and disarmingly wise Jedi Master who speaks in flip-side down English. Or, if feeling more sinister, I’d post pictures of his black-cloaked, dark-sided, heavy-breathing nemesis. As an aside, I initially received from Star Trek fans considerable “push-back,” or at least many raised Spock brows, when I began sharing images of Yoda and Darth Vader. To the purists, this bordered on sacrilege.. But as I like to remind fans, I was the only actor to work within both franchises, having also voiced the part of Lok Durd from the animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It was the virality of these early posts, shared by thousands of fans without any prodding from me, that got me thinking. Why do we love Spock, Yoda and Darth Vader so much? And what is it about characters like these that causes fans to click “like” and “share” so readily? One thing was clear: Cultural icons help people define who they are today because they shaped who they were as children. We all “like” Yoda because we all loved The Empire Strikes Back, probably watched it many times, and can recite our favorite lines. Indeed, we all can quote Yoda, and we all have tried out our best impression of him. When someone posts a meme of Yoda, many immediately share it, not just because they think it is funny (though it usually is — it’s hard to go wrong with the Master), but because it says something about the sharer. It’s shorthand for saying, “This little guy made a huge impact on me, not sure what it is, but for certain a huge impact. Did it make one on you, too? I’m clicking ‘share’ to affirm something you may not know about me. I ‘like’ Yoda.” And isn’t that what sharing on Facebook is all about? It’s not simply that the sharer wants you to snortle or “LOL” as it were. That’s part of it, but not the core. At its core is a statement about one’s belief system, one that includes the wisdom of Yoda. Other eminently shareable icons included beloved Tolkien characters, particularly Gandalf (as played by the inimitable Sir Ian McKellan). Gandalf, like Yoda, is somehow always above reproach and unfailingly epic. Like Yoda, Gandalf has his darker counterpart. Gollum is a fan favorite because he is a fallen figure who could reform with the right guidance. It doesn’t hurt that his every meme is invariably read in his distinctive, blood-curdling rasp. Then there’s also Batman, who seems to have survived both Adam West and Christian Bale, but whose questionable relationship to the Boy Wonder left plenty of room for hilarious homoerotic undertones. But seriously, there is something about the brooding, misunderstood and “chaotic-good” nature of this superhero that touches all of our hearts.
George Takei
Say what you will about the wisdom of ancient Master Yoda, or the deadly skill of grim Mace Windu, the courage of Ki-Adi-Mundi, or the subtle wiles of Shaak Ti; the greatness of all these Jedi is unquestioned, but it pales next to the legend that has grown around Kenobi and Skywalker. They stand alone.
Matthew Woodring Stover (Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars: Novelizations #3))
Saying “I’ll try” means our soul isn’t really in it. We tell ourselves “I’ll try” when our inflated egos won’t come clean and admit that we’re actually not all that determined. We can’t overcome obstacles with the words “I’ll try.” As Yoda, the philosopher in the Star Wars movies, says, “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try.
Chris Powell (Choose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution)
She tilted her head to the right and gave him a soft smile, one that melted the last of the fear hovering around his heart. “I love flowers. So does my mama. When spring comes and the flowers reach out of the ground again, can I come see the gardens my mama planted for you?” Talking with this child was like talking to Yoda. “Ah…sure.
Ava Miles (The Promise of Rainbows (Dare River, #4))
If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are ... a different game you should play.
Yoda
We are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters.
Jason Fry (The Last Jedi (Star Wars: Novelizations, #8))
Do or do not, there is no try
Yoda
Do or do not for there is no try
Yoda
When the last rays of Sunshine fade from the day: That's when Japan's Yokai Come out to play.
Hiroko Yoda (Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide)
Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Yoda
No try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
Yoda
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.
Yoda
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.
-Jedi Grandmaster Yoda
What are you doing here?” “Coming to pick you up for tonight.” “I’m not going.” “Would it help if I lowered to my knees and said please?” He started to go down. I hit his shoulder. “Stop that. You’re embarrassing me.” He dragged his gaze over my body. “You look beautiful.” “Whatever.” I wore black yoga pants and a shirt with Star War’s Yoda flipping the bird on the front. “I love the way your clothes hug your body.” “I love the way you continue to invade my privacy.
Kenya Wright (Theirs to Play (Billionaire Games, #1))
LUKE Thou dost not understand, thou useless scamp. I search not for a friend in this damp place, But for a Jedi master wise in skill! YODA O Jedi master! Yoda that you seek it is. ’Tis truly Yoda! LUKE [aside:] A strange turn of events! This tiny sprite May yet prove useful if he knows the man. [To Yoda:] Attend: thou know’st of Yoda, little one? YODA I’ll take thee to him. Aye, but first, let us eat food. Come, I good food have! LUKE I follow. R2, stay and watch the camp— Mayhap some hope still lives within this damp.
Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5))
He could feel the end of the battle approaching, and so could the blur of the Sith he faced in the Force, the shadow had become a pulsar of fear. Easily, almost effortlessly, he turned the shadow's fear into a weapon: he angled the battle to bring them both out onto the window ledge. Out in the wind. Out with the lightning. Out on a rain-slicked ledge above a half kilometer drop. Out where the shadow's fear's fear made it hesitate. Out where the shadow's fear turned some of it's Force-powered speed into a Force-powered grip on the slippery permacrete. Out where Mace could flick his blade in one precise arc and slash the shadow's lightsaber in half. One piece flipped back in through the cut open window. The other tumbled from opening fingers, bounced on the ledge, and fell through the rain towards the distant alleys below. Now the shadow was only Palpatine: old and shrunken, thinning hair bleached white by time and care, face lined with exhaustion. 'For all your power, my lord,you are no Jedi. All you are, my lord,' Mace said evenly, staring past his blade, 'is under arrest.
Matthew Woodring Stover (Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars: Novelizations, #3))
In a way, Star Wars could be interpreted as an extended reflection on what might have happened if Jesus had said yes to Satan’s offer. Qui-Gon wants to train Anakin to be a member of the Jedi, a diverse group of humans and other creatures who have a special connection to “the Force” (a kind of cosmic, spiritual energy). He believes that Anakin is “the chosen one,” born to defeat the dark side and restore balance to the Force, but he must convince the Jedi Council. As the council begins to interview Anakin, Yoda (a froglike Jedi with unusual syntax) probes his fear: Yoda: How feel you? Anakin: Cold, sir. Yoda: Afraid are you? Anakin: No, sir. Yoda: See through you we can. Mace Windu: Be mindful of your feelings. Ki-Adi-Mundi: Your thoughts dwell on your mother. Anakin: I miss her. Yoda: Afraid to lose her I think, hmm? Anakin: What has that got to do with anything? Yoda: Everything! Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you.20 Yoda’s words foreshadow the path that will lead Anakin to embrace evil and ultimately become Darth Vader. Nonetheless, many on the council believe Anakin to be the chosen one, spoken of by the prophets, and they allow him to train. In Episode II, Anakin’s fear becomes reality as his mother is kidnapped and killed by the sandpeople. Anakin is filled with rage, and he attacks their village, murdering not only the men but women and children as well. This scene augurs a later, even darker moment in Episode III, when Anakin will slay a gathering of children who are being trained as Jedis. As Yoda predicted, Anakin’s fear has multiplied and born fruit in anger, hate, and suffering.
Scott Bader-Saye (Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear (The Christian Practice of Everyday Life))
Suddenly he felt like everything was all wrong. He’d made wrong choices every day of his life. In his mind’s eye floated everyone who’d died because of him. Everyone who’d been hurt. From Mindor to Endor, back to Yavin—back to the corpses that had lain, still smoking, in the ruined doorway of the Lars moisture farm. I guess I sort of thought everything was over. I got my happy ending. I thought I did. I mean, didn’t I do everything you asked me to? Master Yoda, you wanted to break the rule of the Sith. And they’re gone. Ben, you asked me to destroy Darth Vader. I did that, too. Father—even you, Father. You told me that together we would throw down the Emperor. And we did. Now it’s over. But it’s not the end. It’s never the end. The cave boomed and shivered as the rock storm arrived like an artillery barrage. Luke just sat, head down, letting dust and grit trickle inside the back of his collar as meteorites pounded the hills. I guess I was still kind of hoping there might be a Happily Ever After in there somewhere. Not even for me. I was ready to die. I still am. It’s everybody else. It’s like everything we went through, it was for nothing. We’re still fighting. We’ll always be fighting. It’s like I didn’t actually save anybody. Gone is the past, he remembered Master Yoda saying once. Imaginary is the future. Always now, even eternity will be. Which Luke had always interpreted as Don’t worry about what’s already done, and don’t worry about what you’ll do later. Do something now. Which would be fine advice, if he had the faintest clue what that something should be. Maybe if he’d had more experience as a general, he’d know if he should search for his missing men, or return to the crash site and wait for pickup, or try to find some way to signal the task force spaceside. I never should have taken this job. I just don’t know what a general would be doing right now. All I know is what a Jedi … Then his head came up. I do know what a Jedi would be doing—and it isn’t sitting around feeling sorry for himself, for starters.
Matthew Woodring Stover (Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Star Wars))
What do you call an evil leader digging a hole? Darth Spader   What do you call Obi Wan eating crunchy toast? Obi Crumb   What do call a padawan who likes to play computer games? i'Pad' me   What do you call a starship pilot who likes to drink cocoa? Han Coco   What starship is always happy to have people aboard? The Millennium Welcome   What did Yoda say to Luke while eating dinner? Use the fork Luke.   What do you call a Sith who won't fight? A Sithy.   Which Star Wars character uses meat for a weapon instead of a Lightsaber? Obi Wan Baloney.   What do call a smelly droid? R2DPOO   What do call a droid that has wet its pants? C3PEE0   What do you call a Jedi who loves pies? Luke PieWalker?   What do call captain Rex when he emailing on a phone? Captain Text   What evil leader doesn’t need help reaching? Ladder the Hutt   What kind of evil lord will always say goodbye? Darth Later   Which rebel will always win the limbo? Han LowLow   What do you call R2D2 when he’s older? R2D3   What do you call R2D2 when he’s busting to go to the toilet? R2DLoo   What do call Padme’s father? Dadme   What’s do you call the Death Star when its wet? The Death Spa   What do call R2D2 when he climbs a tree? R2Tree2   What do you say a Jedi adding ketchup to his dinner? Use the sauce Luke.   What star wars baddy is most likely to go crazy? Count KooKoo   What do call Count Dooku when he’s really sad? Count Boohoo   Which Jedi is most likely to trick someone? Luke Liewalker   Which evil lord is most likely to be a dad? Dadda the Hutt   Which rebel likes to drink through straws? Chew Sucker   Which space station can you eat from? The Death bar   What do call a moody rebel? Luke Sighwalker   What do you call an even older droid R2D4   What do call Darth Vader with lots of scrapes? Dearth Grazer   What call an evil lord on eBay? Darth Trader   What do call it when an evil lord pays his mum? Darth Paid-her   What do call an evil insect Darth Cicada   What sith always teases? General Teasers   Who's the scariest sith? Count Spooko   Which sith always uses his spoon to eat his lunch Count Spoonu   What evil lord has lots of people living next door? Darth Neighbour   What Jedi always looks well dressed? Luke TieWalker   Which evil lord works in a restaurant? Darth waiter   What do you call a smelly storm trooper? A storm pooper   What do you call Darth Vader digging a hole? Darth Spader   What do you C3PO wetting his pants? C3PEE0   What do you call Asoka’s pet frog? Acroaka   What do you call a Jedi that loves pies? Luke Piewalker   What rebel loves hot drinks? Han Coco   What did Leia say to Luke at the dinner table? Use the fork Luke.   What do call Obi Wan eating fruit? Obi plum   What do you call Obi in a band? Obi Drum   What doe Luke take out at night? A Night Sabre   What is the favourite cooking pot on Endor? The e Wok
Reily Sievers (The Best Star Wars Joke Book)
Only in deep humbleness, to the Master you come, because only in deep humbleness is learning possible. To learn, come you have — not to show who you are.
Phalachandra Varanasi (Yoda Sutras)
So great life is, to finish it no way there is.
Phalachandra Varanasi (Yoda Sutras)
His personal motto, which he was glad to repeat at any time, for any reason, was a bit of Yoda-like egalitarianism: “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
Sam Anderson (Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis)
The worst, I fear, is yet to come.
Master Yoda
I have no idea what he’s asking me, but Rook could tell me to ignore a real-life Baby Yoda right now in this moment and I’d do it. He’s that fucking good.
Ivy Asher (Conveniently Convicted (Paranormal Prison))
Gone is the past, he remembered Master Yoda saying once. Imaginary is the future. Always now, even eternity will be. Which Luke had always interpreted as Don't worry about what's already done, and don't worry about what you'll do later. Do something now.
Matthew Woodring Stover (Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Star Wars))
The greatest teacher, failure is. We are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters.
Yoda
Oh, no reason,” I said. “Where’s Jordan?” “He’s downstairs watching Fontaine do Yoda.” “What?” Please tell me she meant something else.
Tracy Brogan (Crazy Little Thing (Bell Harbor, #1))
When did Baby Yoda say his first word? Right after his second word
Giggles A. Lott and Nee Slapper (Star Wars: The Jokes Awaken)
Do... or do not, there is no try
Yoda
The sun was setting on Coruscant. Shadows ran like black water, filling up the the alleys first, then climbing steadily higher, a tide of darkness rising to drown the capital. Twilight’s gloom spread over retail districts and medcenters, and crept like a dark stain up the walls of the Chancellor’s residence as the sun slipped below the horizon. Soon only the rooftops were gilded with the day’s last yellow light; then the shadows conquered them, too, swarming up
Sean Stewart (Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Star Wars: Clone Wars Novel))
do or do not there is no try
Yoda
To a text-based life-form, unpredictable syntax and poor grammar is a source of huge discomfort. Ill-fitting grammar are like ill-fitting shoes. You can get used to it for a bit, but then one day your toes fall off and you can’t walk to the bathroom. Poor syntax is even worse. Change word order and a sentence useless for anyone Yoda except you have.
Jasper Fforde (One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (Thursday Next, #6))
Annie grinned at her two silent companions, then at Julian. “One of you must give me your seed.” All residual chuckles from his friends stopped abruptly. Julian held on to a flicker of doubtful hope that she might have mistaken them for wandering farmers. “I think we might have, like, half of an apple. You’re welcome to whatever seeds you can –” “The seed of your loins!” said Annie. “I wish to bear a child before I’m too old to do so.” “Surely, you’ve got plenty of time,” Julian lied. Her face looked like Yoda’s scrotum.
Robert Bevan (Probing the Annis (Caverns and Creatures))
You must unlearn what you have learned.1 —YODA, IN STAR WARS: EPISODE V—THE EMPIRE STRIKES
Nat Greene (Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers)
Named must your fear be before banish it you can.” –Yoda Powerful Jedi master
Timothy Ferriss (Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World)
Minutes later, he and Mrs. Claus were in the air, headed for Sweden behind a team of young back-up reindeer. "Now, Pac-Man! Now, Disco! Now, Yoda and Vader!" Mrs. Claus called out, giving the reins a gentle snap. "On, Ford! On Carter! On, Alda and Nader!
Steve Hockensmith (Naughty)
The greatest teacher, failure is
Yoda
Do, or do not. There is No try! - Master Yoda
Yoda (The Wit and Wisdom of Master Yoda: Master Yoda Quotes)
Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Master Yoda
Do you think I could win?" "It matter not what I believe. Only what you believe." Maracose's comment made Brett think of the Jedi master, Yoda, in Star Wars. But he was determined to win and would try, no, not just try, but he think only positively about the outcome. He would survive the trials.
Terry Spear (Phantom Fae (The World of Fae, #7))
Unless you become conscious of your consciousness, unless you become aware of your inner light, in illusions you go on living.
Phalachandra Varanasi (Yoda Sutras)
Of the moment, be. In the moment, live. The art of remaining in the present, learn. Neither the past nor the future exists.
Phalachandra Varanasi (Yoda Sutras)
Truth is not a question of knowing, a question of being it is. How much you know is not the question, how much you are is the question; it is about your consciousness, but not about your mind.
Phalachandra Varanasi (Yoda Sutras)
Palpatine sought power over others. Yoda sought power from within. Palpatine wanted control of everything, in the hopes of building what he thought would be a perfect universe. Yoda gave up the idea of controlling or perfecting the universe, in the hopes of understanding it.
Michael P. Kube-McDowell (Before the Storm (Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis, #1))
Yoda Sutra # 32
Phalachandra Varanasi (Yoda Sutras)
Lights flashed and laser beams sliced through the atmosphere as though Yoda was freaking out somewhere among the crowd. From
Sean O'Neill (Muscle for Hire)
In the distant reaches of his memory, he found a lesson of Yoda’s, from one long solstice night, deep in the jungle near Dagobah’s equator. When to the Force you truly give yourself, all you do expresses the truth of who you are, Yoda had said, leaning forward so that the knattik-root campfire painted blue shadows within the deep creases of his ancient face. Then through you the Force will flow, and guide your hand it will, until the greatest good might come of your smallest gesture.
Matthew Woodring Stover (Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Star Wars))
Do or do not, there is not try.
Yoda
Discover thou shalt/That wherever good is found,/Evil is nearby.
Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5))
The STAR WARS Novels Timeline OLD REPUBLIC 5000–33 YEARS BEFORE STAR WARS: A New Hope Lost Tribe of the Sith* Precipice Skyborn Paragon Savior Purgatory Sentinel 3650 YEARS BEFORE STAR WARS: A New Hope The Old Republic: Deceived Lost Tribe of the Sith* Pantheon Secrets Red Harvest The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance 1032 YEARS BEFORE STAR WARS: A New Hope Knight Errant Darth Bane: Path of Destruction Darth Bane: Rule of Two Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil RISE OF THE EMPIRE 33–0 YEARS BEFORE STAR WARS: A New Hope Darth Maul: Saboteur* Cloak of Deception Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter 32 YEARS BEFORE STAR WARS: A New Hope STAR WARS: EPISODE I: The Phantom Menace Rogue Planet Outbound Flight The Approaching Storm 22 YEARS BEFORE STAR WARS: A New Hope STAR WARS: EPISODE II: Attack of the Clones 22–19 YEARS BEFORE STAR WARS: A New Hope The Clone Wars The Clone Wars: Wild Space The Clone Wars: No Prisoners Clone Wars Gambit Stealth Siege Republic Commando Hard Contact Triple Zero True Colors Order 66 Shatterpoint The Cestus Deception The Hive* MedStar I: Battle Surgeons MedStar II: Jedi Healer Jedi Trial Yoda: Dark Rendezvous Labyrinth of Evil 19 YEARS BEFORE STAR WARS: A New Hope STAR WARS: EPISODE III: Revenge of the Sith Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader Imperial Commando 501st Coruscant Nights Jedi Twilight Street of Shadows Patterns of Force The
George Lucas (Star Wars: Trilogy - Episodes IV, V & VI)
I consider Yoda to be just about the most evil character that I’ve ever seen in the history of literature. I have gotten people into tongue-tied snits unable to name for me one scene in which Yoda is ever helpful to anybody, or says anything that’s genuinely wise. 'Do or do not, there is no try.' Up yours, you horrible little oven mitt! 'Try' is how human beings get better. That’s how people learn, they try some of their muscles, or their Force mechanism heads in the right direction, that part gets reinforced and rewarded with positive feedback, which you never give. And parts of it get repressed by saying, 'No, that you will not do!' It is abhorrent, junior high school Zen. It’s cartoon crap.
David Brin
For some reason, anytime an adult decides you are 'representing' something, they decide you should represent it by being as quiet and boring as possible.
Tom Angleberger (Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda, #6))
when giving a speech, position yourself as Yoda and your audience as Luke Skywalker.1
Donald Miller (Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen)
Only on a planet such as Coruscant, with no forests left, no mountains unleveled, no streams left to run their own course, could the Force have become so clouded.
Sean Stewart (Yoda: Dark Rendezvous)
The way Luke, Yoda and Obi Wan kept banging on about their religion, it's obvious they saw it as a holy war.' 'Yeah, but those space teddy bears were cute.' 'Ewoks? Ewoks cook their prisoners and use the helmets of dead Stormtroopers as drums. You call them space teddy bears, I call them war criminals. And another thing. Even though he can backflip and lightsaber duel, Yoda claims he needs to use a walking stick. What's that all about? Apart from
Dave Turner (How To Be Dead Books 1 - 3)
Do. Or do not. There is no try. -Yoda
George Lucas (The Empire Strikes Back)
If far from the Force you find yourself, trust you can that it is not the Force which moved.
Matthew Woodring Stover (Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Star Wars))
Try not. Do or do not
Yoda
First, he said, we need 30% in stocks (for instance, the S&P 500 or other indexes for further diversification in this basket). Initially that sounded low to me, but remember, stocks are three times more risky than bonds. And who am I to second-guess the Yoda of asset allocation!? “Then you need long-term government bonds. Fifteen percent in intermediate term [seven- to ten-year Treasuries] and forty percent in long-term bonds [20- to 25-year Treasuries].” “Why such a large percentage?” I asked. “Because this counters the volatility of the stocks.” I remembered quickly it’s about balancing risk, not the dollar amounts. And by going out to longer-term (duration) bonds, this allocation will bring a potential for higher returns. He rounded out the portfolio with 7.5% in gold and 7.5% in commodities. “You need to have a piece of that portfolio that will do well with accelerated inflation, so you would want a percentage in gold and commodities. These have high volatility. Because there are environments where rapid inflation can hurt both stocks and bonds.” Lastly, the portfolio must be rebalanced. Meaning, when one segment does well, you must sell a portion and reallocate back to the original allocation. This should be done at least annually, and, if done properly, it can actually increase the tax efficiency. This is part of the reason why I recommend having a fiduciary implement and manage this crucial, ongoing process.
Anthony Robbins (Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom)
 When St. Kari of the Blade Met Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Jedi Knight  “What’s that?” Kari asked pointing to the silvery object attached to Luke’s waist. “It’s my lightsaber,” Luke said cautiously, not knowing where this was going. “It’s like your sword, only many years advanced.” “I see me thinks,” grinned Kari, “although I cannot see how such a short object labors as a sword. Can you show me how? Here, block my blade.” Kari pull-whipped her sharp, simple straight edge fast and held it so that its steel shaft was stationed off Lukes left shoulder. “I don’t want to ruin your sword,” Luke said with a slight grinning shrug. “It will cut your blade in half.” “No it shan’t. C’mon and try” quipped Kari, her violet-grey eyes dancing with mirth. Luke felt compelled just a little bit to teach the seemingly uncomplicated girl a lesson in advanced blade-play. He struck at her sword, but to his amazement, the laser did not cut through Kari’s antiquated, plain cross-hilt weapon, as it easily should have. She wryed and smiled. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” Luke said eyes widening in surprise. “The only thing that resists a lightsaber cut is Cortosis.” “Let me try cutting at you,” Kari said, her gridelin eyes glittering in delight. As she struck Luke’s sword, the neat humming cylindrical beam of laser light that was Luke’s blade fell as one solid piece to the ground and began to eat itself inward and disappear, both ends vaporizing and fizzling, meeting in the middle and ending with a loud “pop!” “How did you do that?” Skywalker asked in amazement. “What’s your sword made of?” Kari smiled. “My sword is made of adamantine eternal belief. It both cut and resisted your blade because I shalled it to. I am she. All swordplay in the ’Halla exists on the edge of belief, something you will have to learn if you are to survive here whilst your sky-ship is being refitted and rigged out. Learn about the ’Halla, Luke.” Luke awkwardly grimaced. His lightsaber was an amazing piece of advanced technology and here this wispy backwater of a fencing lass had just “out-believed” him, making his well-ahead art of laser swordplay more primitive than the girl’s unadorned straightedge. He remembered Yoda’s words on failure and belief and felt stupid. The word Jedi was not in Kari’s vocabulary, Luke thought, but notwithstanding, she seemed more than a Jedi than he.
Douglas Laurent
At current electricity prices, Yoda would be worth about $2/hour.
Randall Munroe (What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions)
One day I realized something obvious: In all these movies, there was a similar plot. The hero is always weak at the beginning and strong at the end, or a jerk at the beginning and kind at the end, or cowardly at the beginning and brave at the end. In other words, heroes are almost always screwups. But it hardly mattered. All the hero has to do to make the story great is struggle with doubt, face their demons, and muster enough strength to destroy the Death Star. That said, I noticed another thing. The strongest character in a story isn’t the hero, it’s the guide. Yoda. Haymitch. It’s the guide who gets the hero back on track. The guide gives the hero a plan and enough confidence to enter the fight. The guide has walked the path of the hero and has the advice and wisdom to get the hero through their troubles so they can beat the resistance. The more I studied story, the more I realized I needed a guide.
Donald Miller (Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Acquiring a Taste for True Intimacy)
Yoda felt a disturbance in the force because “The Force” is just another name for the holographic fabric of space. People can create their own reality by modulating the Record and then living it.
Jim Elvidge (The Universe - Solved!)
Most of us need a good ride on the Sin Wagon, and if I were to meet a man who was better looking than say, Yoda, I might treat him to some Serta hospitality. I’d like to have said this to Mama but could not because she is certain that a real Southern lady doesn’t enjoy the business at hand.
Susan Reinhardt (Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle)
Try masks the intent and carries an element of implicit failure within the message. As Yoda said, you either do it or you don’t, there is no try.
Michael Nir (Personal coaching: Influence and Lead ! Fundamentals for Personal and Professional Growth (Personal Growth)(The Leadership Series))
In The Frog Prince, a beautiful princess drops her golden ball into a deep spring and must allow a frog into her bedroom to get it back, maturing thereby into a woman. Fairy tales and myth often place an odd creature on the path of the hero to signal an opportunity exists: turn right for good or left for evil. Of all the harbingers of change in fairy tales and myth—disfigured dwarfs, shriveled witches, even Yoda—it is reptiles (and amphibians) that are considered ugly enough without embellishment to awaken the part of the brain that listens to fairy tales. In real life, it is possible that reptiles have the power to switch off a person’s thinking brain and switch on the subconscious, opening the door to a person’s most deeply suppressed passions. Perhaps this is what makes reptiles so terrifying. Coiled at the center of the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of the word fascinate is this: “of a serpent.” Evolved from lizards, deliverers of venom—snakes are the villains of the animal kingdom. And yet, throughout history, snakes have been recognized for their power to bewitch man, to deprive him of resistance, to draw him near.
Bryan Christy (The Lizard King: The True Crimes and Passions of the World's Greatest Reptile Smugglers)
Yoda Sutra # 9   That which is, see you do not; that which you want to see is that which you see. Not seeing, merely projecting, you are.   Yoda Sutra # 10   Projecting your fantasies, dreams, expectations on life — stop. Forget that completely. One and single has to be the whole effort, and that is: how to be awake?
Phalachandra Varanasi (Yoda Sutras)
The Deliverer-Hero, with a Weapon, on a Horse?' says Mark. 'The tough but loving tutor who tempers him like fine blue steel? The Bush? Kinobe? Yoda?
David Foster Wallace (Girl with Curious Hair)
Is the weather nice?” “Yeah, we’re in Austin. Got here about an hour ago. It’s probably 80 degrees.” “Wish I could say the same for here.” I sigh. “Get this: it snowed last night. Like real, motherfucking snowflakes.” I’m trying to act pissed, but I can’t bring myself to it because I’m so happy to be talking to Gus right now. I know I don’t have long, so I need to make the most of it. He laughs. “No way?” “Yeah, it’s October. Isn’t snow against the rules or something until at least December?” “You’re asking the wrong dude that question. Is it cold?” “Yeah, I had to buy a winter coat today. Though for the locals this is probably still T-shirt weather. I swear Minnesotans have some sort of mutant gene that makes them immune to hot and cold. It’s freaky.” He laughs again but then turns serious. “What about boots? Did you buy some boots? You’ll need boots.” It’s funny when he acts parental. I over-exaggerate a full body shiver. “Stop. Buying the coat was bad enough. I don’t want to give in to the snow boots yet. I need time to work up to that. Maybe next month, or the one after that.” The truth is, I’ll need to buy the boots new, because used shoes skeeve me out, and I need to save up for them. That will take a while. “You’re right, you’d better pace yourself.” He’s teasing me. I tease him right back. “Need I remind you that you’re touring the United States this winter? That includes the northern frigid states. You’re going to need to buy a winter coat too, you know.” He exhales through gritted teeth. “I know. I’m still in cold-weather denial.” “It’s a nice place to visit, denial, but you can’t live there forever, dude.” Maybe I should take my own advice. “Bright Side, are you quoting Confucius or JFK? That sounds so familiar.” I know without seeing him that he’s wearing this dumb, mocking expression that makes me laughevery time. “Dude, I think it was Yoda, in The Empire Strikes Back. It was part of Luke’s Jedi training or something.
Kim Holden (Bright Side (Bright Side, #1))
Do or do not...there is no try.
Yoda (Star Wars: A New Hope - Screenplay)
You know, every time someone says that they’ll try, I think of that scene in The Empire Strikes Back with Luke Skywalker and Yoda. You know, the one where Yoda says, ‘Try not. Do or do not.
Suzanne Brockmann (Taylor's Temptation (Tall, Dark and Dangerous, #10))
I heard an older, softer male voice say. I knew that voice had a name attached to it—Yoda? No, Yoda was from Star Wars. Star Wars was on my mind because of R2-D2.
Neal Stephenson (The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (D.O.D.O. #1))
You sound like Yoda.” I grinned. “It’s the beer.
Cambria Hebert (#Nerd (Hashtag, #1))
No try! Do or do not, there is no try!
Yoda (Star Wars: A New Hope - Screenplay)
Yoda famously said, “Do or do not. There is no try.”   In
Dominic Mann (Self-Discipline: How to Develop Spartan Discipline, Unbreakable Mental Toughness, and Relentless Willpower (Spartan Self-Control, Self-Confidence, and Self-Awareness))
Do or do not; there is no try.
Master Yoda
Believe In Yourself Or No One Else Will
-Master Yoda
Named must your fear be before banish it you can.” —Yoda, from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Timothy Ferriss (Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers)
To win, one must be strong when an opponent is weak
Tom Angleberger (Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (Origami Yoda, #5))
Let fear defeat you not. —Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger (Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (Origami Yoda, #5))
Alexa, what does WTF mean? Alexa, self-destruct Alexa, rap for me Alexa, Up, Down, Left Right, Left Right, B, A, Start Alexa, how much is that doggy in the window? Alexa, speak like Yoda Alexa, what is the Prime Directive? Alexa, I need reality Alexa, what does RTFM mean? Alexa, what would you like to be when you are all grown up? Alexa, do you know Hal? Alexa, when is the following full moon? Alexa, tell me something vague Alexa, what number of streets should a man stroll down? Alexa, what happens in the event that you cross the streams? Alexa, what does the fox say? Alexa, your mom was a hamster Alexa, what is war useful for? Alexa, do you have any new components? Alexa, Is Santa genuine? Alexa, INCONCEIVABLE! Alexa, you must be joking!
Matthew Johnson (Amazon Echo Dot: Advanced User Guide - Step by Step Instructions to Enrich Your Smart Home (2017 Edition))
Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant aren’t friends,” Henry said seriously, and placed a pretzel carefully on his tongue. He looked at his now empty glass despondently. “No? Why not?” I asked, refilling his Sprite. “Giants don’t make good friends.” “Are you talking about Shaq or Kobe? They’re both pretty big.” I tried not to laugh because Henry wasn’t laughing. “Giants don’t like when someone is bigger than they are.” “I don’t know about that. Look at me and Axel. We’re both pretty big.” “Who’s the biggest?” Henry asked. “I am,” I said firmly, and at the same time Axel thumped his chest. Henry looked at me owlishly, as if I had just proven his point. Axel started to laugh, and I laughed with him, but Henry didn’t laugh at all. He just wrapped his swollen lips around his straw and drank his Sprite like he was dying of thirst. I waited until Axel turned his attention to Stormy, who had stopped to flirt as she waited tables. “Henry? Are you having problems with a giant?” I touched my lip and looked pointedly at his mouth. “The Giants won the World Series in 2012,” he said softly. “In 2010 too. They’re very popular right now.” I wasn’t sure if there was a hidden message in the popularity of the Giants or if Henry just wanted to change the subject. I tried again, using a different approach. “You know the story of David and Goliath, right? David’s just a little guy, Goliath’s a huge warrior. David ends up killing him with just a sling-shot and Goliath’s own sword.” “Your name is David,” Henry said, his eyes on the game. “It is. Do you need me to slay a giant for you?” “The Giants’ bench is deep.” I narrowed my eyes at Henry. He didn’t look away from the television. It was like conversing with Yoda. Or R2D2.
Amy Harmon (The Song of David (The Law of Moses, #2))
Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.
Yoda
Read or do not read, there is no try
Yoda
Isn’t that what you said Yoda told you before you died?
Timothy Zahn (Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, #1))