I fall prey to more flaws than anyone is aware. As a Jedi, my composure conceals them well. But I am human. And though it may not seem that way sometimes, I will never try to be anything else. It is my humanity— my imperfection— which makes me strong. It enables me to grow, whereas perfection would only invite stagnation and complacency.
The Jedi believe in the conservation of life where possible. The Force, after all, is perpetuated by life. To actively seek to destroy life would be a contradiction of ideals. We refrain from violence whenever possible, and when we must, we attempt to use non-lethal force. Anyone can use a weapon to kill— restraint is much more difficult to wield.
Nusialia: She tried to kill you. The woman is out for your blood, and you think that locking her in the cellar will make any difference!
Obi-Wan: Yes, well, one could say the same for you regarding your flying skills.
Nusialia: That happened one time. One. Time.
Sana Halliwell: But, worst comes to worst, we can just blame the Dark Side.
Obi-Wan: Mm, yes. That’s what I tell myself when I wonder why I’m a ginger.
Justine Hammer: All of the pictures where I’m wearing little clothing seem to get the most likes. You people are scandalous.
Obi-Wan: I was looking at your stunning smile. Honest.
Obi-Wan: I realize she was a little upset about the incident with her sister, but really, I think she over-reacted. I never would have let the girl kiss me if I knew her sister just happened to be a powerful gang boss.
Qui-Gon: A little upset? Your gift for understatement never ceases to astound, Obi-Wan.
Obi-Wan: I think it all turned out quite well in the end. Considering.
Qui-Gon: You ended up nearly frozen to death and started a 2 year long debate in the Senate…… Actually, you’re right. That’s not all that bad considering some of the missions we’ve been on.
I feel that there must surely be some idiom regarding being at war with yourself which is doubly appropriate in this situation. (to young Qui-Gon, regarding his love for the woman in love with old Qui-Gon)
I can promise you that— to my recollection— I have never in my life worn bread.
Meg Masters: What makes you think I have nothing against you?
Obi-Wan: Oh, I’m sure that you do. Everyone has something against the Jedi. It’s in the job description.
Obi-Wan: You confused me with a male stripper? I’m not entirely certain how I feel about that.
Abra Vulpes: Hey, he looked a lot like you. Apparently pseudo-Jedi strippers are a thing. I even saw his “lightsaber”.
Obi-Wan: You assume I’ve never had a woman in my bed before.
Abra Vulpes: I bet I’m right though. You’re like one of my friends on Earth. The only time you get laid is when you accidentally turn evil, and that doesn’t count. Or was it like a sleep-over thing? Were you the sexless innkeeper, Obi-Wan?
Obi-Wan: I wasn’t much of a rebel before I met you, you know. Even if I did have a temper.
Qui-Gon: Oh yes, I know. I was following your progress.
Obi-Wan: You were?
Qui-Gon: Yes, I was.
Qui-Gon: You don’t know?
Obi-Wan: No. Should I?
Qui-Gon: I had my eye on you.
Obi-Wan: I… had no idea. I thought you didn’t want a padawan. You visited so many times without taking one.
Qui-Gon: I didn’t. That didn’t mean I wasn’t watchful. I argued with Yoda against you becoming a farmer.
Obi-Wan: Were there others?
Qui-Gon: There were. None of them impressed me as you did.
Obi-Wan: You honor me, Qui-Gon.
Yes, I did sit down and talk surrender terms with Loathsom, over a cup of tarine tea. He became most ungentlemanly when he realized it was his surrender we were talking about. Have these people no manners? He didn’t even offer me a sweet-sand cookie.
Qui-Gon: I tried to reach you on the comlink.
Obi-Wan: I was unavoidably detained in a freezer.
Qui-Gon: Now, it’s your move. Perhaps you’ll make it before we reach the Bright Jewel Cluster.
Obi-Wan: Why did you insist we play this infernal game? Shouldn’t we be meditating?
Qui-Gon: I am meditating. Dejarik is not so different from combat training. You learn much about your opponent— as well as yourself— with every move.
Obi-Wan: And here I just thought you enjoyed seeing your big yellow herbivore stomp all over my big red carnivore.
Qui-Gon: Well, there’s that, too.
Baroness Omnino: I was here once before, many years ago, with my late husband. At the time, I found it all very romantic.
Obi-Wan: Funny, she should use that word.
Obi-Wan: This place looks deserted.
Qui-Gon: How many times must I remind you? Looks can be— [lights flash on, revealing a room full of security droids]
Obi-Wan: You were about to say ‘deceiving’?
Obi-Wan: I have a bad feeling about this…
Qui-Gon: I’d appreciate if for once you didn’t feel obligation to mention that…
General Grievous: Kenobi. Don’t tell me, let me guess: this is the part where you give me the chance to surrender.
Obi-Wan: It can be. Or, if you like, it can be the part where I dismantle your exoskeleton and ship you back to Coruscant in a cargo hopper.
Obi-Wan: Still, even a duck has to be taught to swim.
Luke Skywalker: What’s a duck?
Obi-Wan: Never mind.
A-98: Are you Jedi as good with blasters as you are with lightsabers?
Obi-Wan: Better. We only use lightsabers to make fights more equitable.
Obi-Wan: I think you know in your heart that you’re meant for something extraordinary.
Anakin: And you, Master. What does your heart tell you you’re meant for?
Obi-Wan: Infinite sadness.
Satine Kryze: Where exactly are you?
Obi-Wan: Listen for the loud, metallic clanging sound. That would be the machine about to smash me into bits.
Anakin: So far you’ve accounted for a speeder bike, a starship, and now a groundcar. If you’re not careful you’re going to get a reputation.
Obi-Wan: I reject your hypothesis. I did not wreck the speeder bike, it was blown up by a bomb. And the Sith crashed Bail’s starship, not me. As for this groundcar, well, technically speaking I’m merely a passenger. So clearly I bear no responsibility at all.
Anakin: Admit it. You’re a common denominator, Master Kenobi.
Obi-Wan: Alas. That is sad but true. Perhaps I should smuggle myself onto Grievous’s flagship. After all, what’s the point in having the mystical power to crash flying machines if one isn’t prepared to use it in a good cause?
Bail Organa: All I’m saying is don’t let having the Force in your arsenal lull you into a false sense of security. Don’t get into the habit of taking more credits from your bank account than you put in.
Obi-Wan: Jedi don’t have bank accounts.
Obi-Wan: So is this the point where we start falling instead of flying?
Anakin: Yeah. I think it is.
Obi-Wan: Wonderful. Well, at least turn on the headlights. It seems a pity not to see death rushing to meet us.
Qui-Gon: You bore all the responsibility for what happened. You went over and over your mistakes. You must know this, Obi-Wan—it is Anakin who chose to turn to the dark side. Grief did not push him there. You did not push him there. He made the choice.
Obi-Wan: There were so many things I should have seen. So many places I should have corrected him.
Qui-Gon: Yes. But you must accept your regret the way you accept your mistakes. Then move on.
Obi-Wan: Someone told me that once, long ago.
Qui-Gon: Pity you didn’t listen.