10 Best Tales Of The Jedi Quotes

The highly anticipated Tales of the Jedi is finally streaming in its entirety on Disney+, delivering another episode of the esteemed legacy of star wars animated anthology series that delves deeper into the franchise’s iconic characters and settings.

This all-new series expands on the stories of Count Dooku and Ahsoka Tano at different points in their lives, asking what it really means to be a Jedi. During its six episodes, Tales of the Jedi features several thoughtful quotes and meditations that will stay with fans long after their first watch.


“You must face death, Ahsoka. Do not fear it.”

Pavi-Ti Tano, “Life and Death”

In the first episode of Tales of the Jedifans are entitled to see the birth and childhood of Ahsoka Tano, a Jedi whose career they have been following for years. While on a hunting expedition with her mother, Pav-ti, Ahsoka looks away from a dying animal, only to have her mother encourage her not to fear death.

Pavi-ti’s words would prove too prophetic, as Ahsoka would be exposed to more than her fair share of death as an adult, as nearly everyone she loved had been taken from her. Later episodes show how she dealt with this loss, both looking away and, later, dealing with the pain.

“No, we serve the people of this republic.”

Count Dooku, “Justice”

In the second episode, “Justice”, a young Count Dooku and his Jedi padawan, Qui-Gon Jinn, engage in a tense confrontation with a corrupt senator who appeals to their sense of duty to the Senate. Dooku, however, asserts that the Jedi’s duty is not to the Senate, but to the people it represents.

This single line exemplifies Dooku’s central character, as he grew disillusioned with the Jedi Order after it was revealed that they blindly serve the Senate. As a man for the people, Dooku would eventually betray the Jedi Order and found the Separatist movement, all under the watchful eye of Darth Sidious.

“You are a much wiser man than me, Qui-Gon Jinn.”

Count Dooku, “Justice”

During the final moments of “Justice”, Dooku praises his Padawan, Qui-Gon Jinn, for saving the day by returning the Senator’s kidnapped son before more blood was spilled. Having struggled with his own rage during the conflict, Dooku praises Qui-Gon for his wisdom.

Dooku was indeed right about his apprentice’s wisdom, for Qui-Gon, despite sensing many of the same craziness among the Jedi Council as his master, never succumbed to the darkness in order to restore order. Despite his untimely demise, Qui-Gon remained one of the Order’s truest Jedi Knights to his final days, a testament to what the Jedi were meant to be.

“Your devotion to the rules is infuriating at times.”

Count Dooku, “Choice”

The third episode of Tales of the JedI follows Count Dooku and Mace Windu as they investigate the mysterious death of another Jedi Master. During their mission, the two Jedi frequently clash with differing ideologies, with Dooku at one point remarking on his friend’s “devotion to rules”, which he finds both admirable and irritating.

While Mace Windu is known for playing things by the book, Dooku inspired a line of Jedi who broke the rules in order to get results. He, his apprentice, and later Anakin Skywalker would frequently test the limits of the Jedi Council, to their benefit and detriment. Tales of the Jedi plants the seeds of this generational heresy in a meaningful and somewhat amusing way.

“The galaxy will not be remade without sacrifice.”

Darth Sidious, “The Sith Lord”

“The Sith Lord”, the fourth episode of Tales of the JedItakes place during the events of The Phantom Menace. When Dooku confronts Darth Sidious about the death of his former Padawan, Qui-Gon Jinn, Sidious harshly responds that sacrifice is necessary to remake the galaxy.

Sidious’s words, though meant to twist Dooku’s noble desires, couldn’t have been truer. As he intended to remake the galaxy in order to serve his devious purposes, he would the noble sacrifices of countless others this would eventually foil his plans and restore order and justice to the galaxy.

“Already so many people have suffered for what you call order.”

Yaddle, “The Sith Lord”

Tales of the Jedi sure surprises fans by featuring Jedi council member Master Yaddle during the events of The Phantom Menace, in a major role. Voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard, Yaddle discovers Dooku’s betrayal and confronts him in a failed attempt to help her friend see the error of her actions.

Like Dooku, Yaddle had seen the council’s flaws but chose to voice his concerns by resigning his seat rather than betray the Order entirely. In his final moments, the wise Jedi Master offered a much lighter path than the one Dooku had chosen for himself, calling out the new Sith Lord for his own hypocrisy.

“You are right on time.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi, “Practice Makes Perfect”

Beloved Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi Makes a Brief Appearance in Tales of the Jedi, engaging in banter with his former apprentice, Anakin Skywalker after he was late to Ahsoka’s training exhibition. Obi-Wan jokes that Anakin’s version of “just in time” is actually incredibly late.

This brief exchange once again revisits the slightly dysfunctional but ultimately entertaining relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan. Anakin even repeats Obi-Wan’s words to Ahsoka later in the episode, showing how much he mirrors his former master’s training technique, though Anakin never admits it.

“The best way to protect yourself…”

Anakin Skywalker, “Practice Makes Perfect”

The fifth episode of Tales of the Jedi flash on the events of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, during Ahsoka Tano’s training under Anakin Skywalker. After a series of brutal training drills, Anakin explains his methods as a way to make sure Ahsoka knows how to protect herself, expressing his own concern for her well-being.

Although unorthodox, Anakin’s training technique proved vital to Ahsoka’s survival during Order 66. Her concern for her Padawan outlived her own devotion to the Jedi Order, ironically protecting Ahsoka when he was looking for his own death.

“We have a duty, don’t we? An obligation to respect…”

Bail Organa, “Resolve”

In the season finale of Tales of the Jedi, Ahsoka reconnects with Senator Bail Organa, who encourages her to continue fighting for the ideals of the Republic. Though suspicious, Organa’s conversation with nearby clone troopers helps convince her, with the senator fully aware that the former Jedi listens to her every word.

This exchange perfectly illustrates the character of Bail Organa, who is willing to put his life on the line to fight the good fight, even after everything that has happened in the galaxy. It is this determination that will eventually inspire the formation of the Rebel Alliance and motivate Ahsoka to return to the fight.

“And who could you be?”

Inquisitor, “Resolve”

The end of Tales of the Jedi sees Ahsoka Tano confront a mysterious Inquisitor after burning down a village in an attempt to find her. Face to face with his prey, the Inquisitor asks a meaningful question, asking who Ahsoka is as the village burns around them.

The Inquisitor’s question was more significant than he could ever know. By this point, Ahsoka had spent years hiding from Empire hunters, running away from who she really was. Although she doesn’t respond, her response is nonetheless clear by the end of the episode. She is, and always will be, a Jedi who fights to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

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