When Ahsoka Tano appeared for the first time in the Star Wars universe, she wasn’t really a fan-favorite character. That quickly changed, though, due to her awesome skills, wits, and snarky quotes that the fans absolutely adored. Now, after her epic live-action debut in The Mandalorian, fans of the franchise eagerly await her stand-alone series, Ahsoka.
While we all wait, Fiction Horizon compiled an epic list of the 20 best Ahsoka Tano quotes from her appearances so far in The Mandalorian, Clone Wars, and Rebels. If you are still unfamiliar with the character, these quotes will give you the right picture of who Ahsoka Tano is and why fans love her so much. Enjoy!
Best Ahsoka Tano Quotes From The Mandalorian
“I like firsts. Good or bad, they’re always memorable.”
Tada! After a long waiting period, fans got the first appearance of Ahsoka Tano in a live-action project in The Mandalorian Season 2. The entire Chapter 13 was somewhat dedicated to the character, and this quote perfectly sums up her entire character arc in one sentence.
Ahsoka’s firsts really weren’t that great. As I’ve mentioned, she was an unpopular character back then, but with time, Tano grew into a fan favorite through incredible storytelling and a background story that just can’t leave you indifferent. The upcoming show, Ahsoka, will probably delve into her origin story, so I won’t spoil anything. This little quote is enough for starters.
“Yes. That’s his name.”
Throughout The Mandalorian series, Din Djarin and Baby Yoda form a special bond. However, Mando always refers to him as The Child, not knowing his real name. Enter Ahsoka. Due to The Child and Ahsoka both being adept in using the Force, she reveals to Din that “Grogu and I can feel each other’s thoughts.”
Mando is confused, asking, “Grogu?” That’s when Ahsoka delivers this simple yet awesome quote. Maybe it’s just me, but I couldn’t remove the smile from my face after Baby Yoda’s first name reveal.
“May the Force be with you.”
Instant goosebumps, even now as I remember the quote. It’s a classic, common quote that every casual Star Wars fan knows. However, not a lot of Jedi Knights even exist during The Mandalorian, so we never really hear anybody say it.
So, when Ahsoka explained that she knew only one other member of Grogu’s species, Master Yoda, and later followed up with this quote, it instantly made me go back and rewatch Star Wars I-VI.
“No. I’ve seen what such feelings can do to a fully-trained Jedi Knight. To the best of us. I will not start this child down that path. It’s better to let his abilities fade.”
Ahsoka peeks into little Grogu’s mind and senses tons of fear. Fear, stemming from the powerful bond and attachment The Child had developed with Mando. Din Djarin asks Ahsoka to train Grogu, which she refuses, because “hiss attachment to you makes him vulnerable to his fears. His anger.”
Djarin reiterates that it’s exactly the reason why he ought to be trained, but Ahsoka refuses once again, delivering this epic quote. Mando probably didn’t know who she was referring to, but we did. Oh, yes, we did (It’s Darth Vader, her former teacher, for those who didn’t understand).
Nobody knew where The Child came from. Not even Mando, who kept him safe all this time. So, after Ahsoka’s interaction with Grogu, she finally explained where he was coming from and how his powers work.
“The Force is what gives him his powers. It is an energy field, created by all living things. To wield it takes a great deal of training and discipline.”
Again, Mando struggled to comprehend how The Child could do what he displayed earlier. You see, Mando never met a Jedi Knight, nor anyone who uses the Force, for that matter. So, Ahsoka explained to him how it works and why Grogu’s training would be much harder than he could ever anticipate.
We know there’s a thin line between the Light and Dark sides of the Force. Ahsoka knows it, too, probably better than most.
Best Ahsoka Tano Quotes From Clone Wars
“When I was out there, alone, all I had was your training and the lessons you taught me. And because of you, I did survive. And not only that– I was able to lead others to survive as well.”
This quote came in Season 3, Episode 22, as Ahsoka Tano opened her heart out to her Master, Anakin Skywalker. When she had her worst moments, she thought of everything that Anakin had taught her, leading her not only to save her own life but numerous other lives in the process.
That’s what made Ahsoka such a powerful person and fighter. She kept calm when the situation was worse, and that composure helped her defeat every obstacle against all odds.
“It’s just… I get confused sometimes. It’s forbidden for a Jedi to form attachments, yet we’re supposed to be compassionate.”
This quote came in Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 13 when Ahsoka stated how hard and confusing the life of a Jedi can be. She grew fond of her Master, Anakin, who quickly became not just her mentor, but her best friend.
The Jedi are taught not to form attachments because they can lead to anger, and anger leads to the Dark Side pulling you in way too fast. In the end, that was exactly what happened to Anakin, but Ahsoka was strong enough to eventually figure it out.
“I have to sort this out on my own. Without the Council… and without you.”
Again, goosebumps, am I right? So, in Season 5, Episode 20, Ahsoka pulls a bold, heartbreaking, but incredibly brave move – she chooses to leave the Jedi Order and Anakin behind despite her feelings.
Ahsoka was on trial, and Anakin was the only one who stayed on her side throughout. So, seeing that moment where she turns her back and walks away from him left me devastated. Still, it showed just how strong of a character she is, ready to take any step she sees necessary, despite what is expected of her or what consequences it might bring.
“They may be willing to die, but I am not going to be the one who kills them.”
Ahsoka and Rex are on a cruiser, surrounded by clones waiting to kill them. Still, despite what was requested of her, Ahsoka refuses to kill any of the clones, knowing they are not in their right mind. Instead, she stuns them and knocks them out with the Force but kills none.
Although she knew it could lead to her own death, Ahsoka refused to do something she thought wasn’t right. That’s who Ahsoka Tano is – despite what everyone thinks and what everyone expects her to do, she will always do the right thing, no matter the cost.
“I did realize something. The politics of war are not as black and white as I once thought they were.”
This particular quote came a bit earlier in the show, in Season 3, Episode 10. Ahsoka was once a very “green” person, naive enough to believe that there are always only two sides in a war – the good guy and the bad guys.
However, after witnessing war herself, Ahsoka quickly realized that things aren’t quite as simple. There’s really no good in war. One side is always the more evil, but the logistics of war allow nobody to leave without getting their hands dirty. She learned that the hard way, but it made Ahsoka a better person.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned from you, master, it’s that following direct orders isn’t always the best way to solve a problem.”
Ahsoka’s Master, as you now know, was Anakin Skywalker. Jedi Knights are trained to follow a strict chain of command and obey orders when they are given. However, Ahsoka is too strong-willed to do things she doesn’t consider to be right, and she has no fear of expressing herself.
That’s exactly what she did with this particular quote. And she isn’t wrong. I mean, if Anakin followed strict orders, well, there wouldn’t really be any Star Wars movies, am I right?
“You don’t have to look tough to be tough.”
This particular quote came in Season 2, Episode 17 after a huge droid-like bounty hunter named Seripas was revealed to actually be a tiny alien in a big suit. Ahsoka gives Seripas the best piece of advice anyone could give him: “You don’t have to look tough to be tough.”
That could easily be translated to herself, too. Ahsoka might not be the most intimidating figure in the Galaxy, but it doesn’t stop her from being one of the toughest, most resilient, and skilled fighters in existence. She is strong-willed, skilled, and powerful enough to match Darth Vader in battle. She’s the perfect example that looks aren’t everything.
“If it isn’t the hairless harpy.”
Ahsoka Tano, for the most part, is a just, inspiring individual. However, that’s not the reason why fans love her so much. The reason why Ahsoka Tano became such a fan favorite is her sass. Some of her quotes will literally have you burst out in laughter – like this one, from Season 1, Episode 9.
At this particular moment, she comes face-to-face with Asajj Ventress, a Sith apprentice who, in case you didn’t know, was bald. The “hairless harpy” remark seemingly came out of nowhere, and honestly; it’s one of my favorite Ahsoka quotes ever.
“Don’t worry. We’ll run out of air long before we starve.”
Always look on the bright side, am I right? This quote from Ahsoka came in Season 2, Episode 6, while herself and Barriss Offee were trying to destroy a Separatist droid factory.
Coffee says that they hope Ahsoka knows what she’s doing because they’d rather “have died fighting up there than starve to death down here.” To that, Ahsoka brings out her sarcastic sass and says: “Don’t worry. We’ll run out of air long before we starve.” It was a super intense episode, but awesome, funny remarks like that served as a fabulous comic relief.
Best Ahsoka Tano Quotes From Rebels
“This is a new day. A new beginning.”
Despite living through terrible stuff in her life, Ahsoka always kept the right mindset. If not for herself, then for others. She inspired others, even when times weren’t that inspiring. I loved this particular quote from Season 1, Episode 15, because it was a perfect portrayal of her character in a crucial moment of the show.
Even when the times are the toughest, we always have a chance at a fresh start. At a new beginning.
“Then I will avenge his death!”
I still remember this quote from Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Episode 22 so vividly. It was one of the best, most heartbreaking scenes in the entire show – probably among the best in the Star Wars universe generally.
In that episode, called Twilight of the Apprentice, Ahsoka Tano confronts her former Master, brother, and friend, Anakin Skywalker, who got corrupted by the Dark Side and is now known as Darth Vader. Before the fight begins, Vader tells Ahsoka: “Anakin Skywalker was weak. I destroyed him.”
To that, Ahsoka answers with one of the most epic quotes the character has ever spewed out – “Then I will avenge his death!” It showed that Ahsoka still loved Anakin wholeheartedly but would not let him do any more harm. It was heartbreaking – but not the most iconic quote of the episode.
“I am no Jedi!”
This particular quote is widely considered the most powerful quote Ahsoka Tano ever said. It came subsequently to the previous quote, where she vowed to Darth Vader that she’d avenge Anakin Skywalker’s death.
To that, Vader snarkily responded that revenge is not the Jedi way, poking at Ahsoka’s training and connection to the Light Side of the Force. At that moment, Ahsoka answers: “I am no Jedi,” and pulls out her iconic dual white lightsabers, and the fight against Vader begins.
She showed that, despite fighting against evil and having all the skills of a Jedi, she doesn’t want to live under Jedi rules, nor does she want to be a part of the Order. Still, Tano always aims to do the right thing and does so by doing what hurts the most – fighting the only family she has.
“I won’t leave you. Not this time.”
Ahsoka is tough as nails and rarely displays her emotions, and serves them on a platter. And while she never said it, this particular scene and quote made it obvious that Tano blamed herself for Anakin’s eventual downfall, at least partially.
This quote, once again, came in Season 2, Episode 22, when Ahsoka and Vader met. She still loves Anakin despite him being lost to the Dark Side. When she delivers this particular quote, Ahsoka is referring to the time when she left the Jedi Order and Anakin behind. Despite her Master becoming Darth Vader, Tano refused to make the same mistake twice.
“I was beginning to believe I knew who you were behind that mask, but it’s impossible. My master could never be as vile as you!”
In the end, Ahsoka realized that, despite his body still being alive, Anakin was gone for good. When she delivered this quote, she knew that Anakin was not behind Darth Vader’s mask. The Anakin she knew was long gone, never to be found again.
Well, never say never, but still, at that moment, Tano realized she was too late.