Boba Fett is a fan-favorite character that fans across the world have fallen in love with ever since his short debut in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Boba is a man of few words, famously having only four lines in the two movies he appears in from the original Star Wars trilogy. Still, the things he says are always on the money, making us love Boba even more.
Here are the 40 best Boba Fett quotes from the movies, TV shows, comics, animated shorts, and other sources that will make you a fan of Boba Fett, if you aren’t one already.
Boba Fett Quotes From Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Boba Fett only has four total lines in The Empire Strikes Back film, although he does appear only in the second half of the movie. Here are all his lines from the flick.
“As you wish.”
At around the 1:05:00 mark in the movie, Darth Vader assembles a group of six top-notch bounty hunters to get him the crew of the Millennium Falcon, alive and well.
He then singles out Boba Fett, saying “no disintegrating” to him, as Boba was well-known to disintegrate his enemies when given the job. Boba simply answers “as you wish,” showing just how much of a badass he is.
“He’s no good to me dead.”
After catching Han Solo, Darth Vader does what he does with him, but Boba Fett wants to take him to Tatooine, where Jabba the Hut offers a huge bounty for the rogue pilot, but only if they bring Han Solo alive. If he’s dead, the bounty is miniature.
That’s when Boba delivers this awesome one-liner that eventually keeps Solo alive after Vader gives him up to Fett.
“What if he doesn’t survive? He’s worth a lot to me.”
After Darth Vader is finished with Han Solo, he decides to give him up to Boba Fett to collect Jabba the Hut’s bounty, but only if Solo is carbon-frozen and well-shut.
Boba then tells Vader that the prisoner is worth a lot to him alive. Still, it ultimately plays no role in Vader’s decision, and Solo gets carbon-frozen before being handed to Boba Fett and carried to Jabba the Hut.
“Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold.”
As Boba Fett is boarding his ship to travel to Tatooine, he delivers this line that had me laugh. Technically, Captain Solo was cargo at that point, frozen to be carried and delivered to Jabba the Hut for a bounty. The Tatooinians had Amazon before it was cool.
Boba Fett Quotes From Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi
Although Return of the Jedi is the movie where we see the most of Boba Fett, he has no lines in the film whatsoever. He silently does his job before he gets “killed” by falling into the Sarlacc pit. Some consider his scream as he falls into the pit a line, but that’s the only “line” he has in the entire film.
Boba Fett Quotes From Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones
“Dad! I think we’re being tracked… Look at the scan screen! Isn’t that a cloaking shadow?”
A young Boba Fett, portrayed by the young Daniel Logan, speaks to his father, Jango Fett, as they are onboard their spaceship. Even at such a young age, Boba already understood technology and knew how to pilot their ship.
He also knew how to recognize a threat, even if it’s trying to hide – he saw a shadow on the scan screen and warned his father they were being tracked.
“Get him, dad! Get him! Fire!”
Boba Fett and Jango Fett hunt down Obi-Wan Kenobi in his spaceship, firing on all cylinders and trying to take him down. Boba cheers his dad on and encourages him to shoot down the opposing ship. Although he’s quite young at that point, boba is already fearless and ruthless, which would later play into his character of a prolific bounty hunter.
Boba Fett screams with laughter and joy after he and Jango seemingly take Obi-Wan’s starship down. Jango says, “Well, we won’t be seeing him again,” to which Boba laughs. Note that he’s around ten years old at the time.
I love how Jango raised Boba as his son, even though the child is actually his clone, not his real kid. Still, the love Boba Fett feels towards Jango is the same as if he were really his dad, and you can really feel it throughout the movie.
Okay, you might ask me how this could be the quote, but this is the most iconic Boba Fett scene ever. After Mace Windu chopped Jango Fett’s head off, Boba is left with his father’s helmet in his arms.
Instead of crying and completely losing it, Boba brings the helmet close to his forehead in silence. He vowed to continue his father’s legacy and become the best bounty hunter in the galaxy from that moment on. Who knows what he would become if such fate didn’t get him while he was still a kid?
Boba Fett Quotes From The Mandalorian
“I’ve been tracking you, Mandalorian.”
Boom! Boba Fett is alive and kicking. In Episode 6 of Season 2 of The Mandalorian TV show, this is the first line he delivers, talking to Din Djarin, aka Mando. Only this time, he didn’t track Mando down for a bounty or a reward.
“I’m here for the armor.”
Moments later, we learn Boba’s true motivations for tracking Din Djarin. He found out that Din has his armor – better said, his fathers – so Boba wanted it back.
“I don’t want your armor. I want my armor that you got from Cobb Vanth back on Tatooine. It belongs to me.”
Boba Fett further explains that the armor belongs to him, which Din Djarin has trouble believing at first since it’s Mandalorian armor. He saw Boba Fett without his helmet, and you never see a Mandalorian without a helmet.
“I’m a simple man, making his way through the galaxy. Like my father before me.”
Again, speaking to Din Djarin, Boba Fett explains who he is and what he does. I mean, he’s not wrong – he is just trying to make a living, traveling through the galaxy, and taking jobs offered to him. Sure, the jobs can be quite… violent, but hey, a man’s gotta get that money somehow.
“I give my allegiance to no one.”
Din Djarin learns that Boba Fett was raised by his father under Mandalorian culture, wearing the Mandalorian armor. So, he asks Boba about taking the Mandalorian Creed, to which the bounty hunter responds exactly how the galaxy’s best bounty hunter should.
“Because I have a sharpshooter up on that ridge with a locked scope that will unload by the time my body hits the ground.”
Djarin is still skeptical about Boba Fett’s story and request for the armor – as no evidence of ownership had been presented just yet – so he just asks Boba why he wouldn’t shoot him right now. Boba Fett answers with this iconic quote, referring to Fennec Shand, his ally that has a sniper locked and loaded, in case the situation escalates.
“Let’s all put down our weapons, have a chat. There’s no need for bloodshed.”
As tough and dangerous as Boba Fett is, he’s still a reasonable person that you can talk to. He suggests to Din Djarin that no bloodshed is needed. If they sat down and talked, Din would realize that Boba’s intentions aren’t harming the Mandalorian, nor Grogu, better known as Baby Yoda.
“I’d say we’re offering a fair deal under the circumstances.”
Boba Fett orders Fennec Shand to stand down, even though she had Grogu on lock. He explains that he just wants the armor that belonged to his father, Jango. In return, he offers the Child’s safety (Grogu) and delivers the quote above.
Given the fact that the two could’ve easily dismantled Mando, that Boba Fett saved his life, AND the fact that the armor truly does belong to him, I think that really is a fair deal he’s offering to Mando.
“The Empire. They’re back.”
Boba Fett talks to Fennec Shand about the Empire returning to wreak havoc on the galaxy. At first, she can’t believe it, but then Fett continues: “This isn’t a spice dream. I can see the Imperial cruiser with my own eyes.”
To be honest, I loved Boba Fett more in these first few minutes of his appearance in THe Mandalorian than the three movies he appeared in combined.
“Yes. He even fought in the Mandalorian Civil Wars.”
Boba Fett explained his origins to Din, presenting him with the chain code encoded in the armor. Din Djarin recognizes Jango Fett as one of the Mandalorian foundlings, to which Boba delivers this great quote.
“Not quite. We agreed in exchange for the return of my armor; we will ensure the safety of the Child. Until he is returned to you safely, we are in your debt.”
Either love or hate him; good or bad guy – Boba Fett is a man of his word. After Mando gives him back the armor, he concludes that their deal is now complete. However, Fett refuses to accept that because the deal was different.
He could’ve easily taken the armor and let Din fend for Grogu himself. Instead, he kept his word and remained with Mando to help him find the Child safely.
“Let’s just say they just might recognize my face.”
Being a well-known bounty hunter across the galaxy certainly has its advantages but disadvantages, too. After Din, Fennec, and Boba arrive on Morak, an alarm triggers. It seems that Boba had some unfinished business with the people there.
“We got company.”
Boba and Din try to escape with the Slave 1 starship as the battle rages on. However, TIE fighters continue to pursue them, to which Boba delivers this classic yet iconic quote.
“Never said I was.”
As Din Djarin and Boba Fett meet Bo-Katan Kryze and Koska Reeves, Kryze tries to insult Boba, saying he’s not a Mandalorian. Fett answers with this awesome one-liner that only seemed to irritate Kryze and Koska even more.
“Well, if that isn’t the Quacta calling the Stifling slimy.”
I enjoyed this little play with intergalactic terms and idioms from Boba Fett after Koska Reeves tried to insult him, saying, “I didn’t know sidekicks were allowed to talk.”
He responds with the phrase above, which is kind of an intergalactic way of saying, “The pot calling the kettle black.” She got so annoyed, almost pulling a blaster on him instantly, while he remained so calm. It was epic.
“Easy there, little one.”
As Koska Reeves got riled up, Boba Fett remained calm and composed as he usually is. He delivered this borderline-cocky quote, just adding to the awesomeness he has.
Another quote from Boba Fett that’s similar to the one mentioned above, only this time, he wasn’t as calm as he usually is. When Boba states that the armor he wears belonged to his father, Kryze calls Jango his “donor” instead of his father, referring to Boba Fett being a clone.
It obviously ticked Boba Fett off, witnessing to the respect and affection he still has for Jango.
“Mine might be the last one you hear.”
Once again, Bo-Katan tries to mock Boba Fett for being a clone, saying she heard his voice thousands of times. Boba Fett answers in a classic Boba Fett fashion, delivering the awesome quote above.
Boba Fett Quotes From The Comics
“Don’t puff yourself, space bum! You’re just side money for me.”
Boba delivered this quote in The Frozen World of Ota, first published in 1980. It was the first newspaper comic ever to feature Boba Fett. He tells the quote to Han Solo as he’s trying to collect a bounty put on him.
“The Sarlacc found me somewhat indigestible, Solo.”
Even after the nasty Sarlacc creature ate him, Boba Fett never lost his sense of humor. In the Dark Empire #4 comic, published in 1992 by Dark Horse Comics, Boba Fett and Han Solo meet in a fight.
After Solo states that Fett was supposed to be dead, Boba delivers this iconic quote, referring to the Sarlacc not being able to digest his beskar armor.
“What’s the matter? Surprised to see a lowly bounty hunter wielding such a fine and noble weapon? You’re not the only one who’s killed Jedi!”
This quote is from Star Wars Tales #11, published in 2002 by Dark Horse Comics. Fet talks to Darth Vader, wielding a lightsaber, to Vader’s shock. He then delivers this awesome quote before Vader tells him he’s not worthy of wielding such a weapon.
Boba Fett Quotes From Other Sources
“The Hutts and all my other clients – they pay me the kind of bounties they do because of one thing. I deliver. Once I’ve caught my prey, nothing stops me from bringing it in. Nothing. If I take on a job, I complete it. And everyone in the galaxy knows that.”
This quote is from the book The Bounty Hunter Wars #1 The Mandalorian Armor from 1998. Boba Fett explains why he gets paid such hefty amounts for his jobs – he never disappoints, always delivers, no matter what the job is.
“It’s not a matter of luck. Not for me. Creatures who depend upon luck don’t survive.”
The quote from Boba Fett came from The Bounty Hunter Wars #3 Hard Merchandise, the third book in the trilogy published in 1999.
In the book, Boba Fett battles a mysterious mastermind. Along the way, he stumbles upon an amnesiac young woman named Neelah, who wishes him good luck, but Boba responds with the iconic quote.
“You are alone. Maybe I can help you. I am Boba Fett.”
The 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special “The Story of the Faithful Wookiee” marked the first time Boba Fett appeared in an animated version. It’s a short flick, but a very interesting one.
It shows Boba Fett in a more friendly manner – the quote is delivered to Luke Skywalker, offering to help him out.
“They are here, friend. And growing more powerful.”
Boba Fett is talking to Luke Skywalker about the Empire. The short animated film premiered much earlier than The Empire Strikes Back (Boba’s movie debut), but I’ve watched it later, so it was cool and weird to see Boba on Luke’s side instead of working for the Empire.
“Settle down! All they do is eat.”
In the same animated flick, Boba Fett refers to an Ichthyodont (Panna Dragon), saying that they eat all the time.
“You are foolish to waste your kindness on this dumb creature. No lower life-form is worth going hungry for.”
Boba Fett expresses his attitude towards lower life-forms after Chewie chooses to give his food to the before-mentioned Ichthyodont.
“I said stay, friend. Luke trusted me, and I’m your only chance of getting out of here alive.”
Reading this makes it hard to believe this was one of Boba Fett’s quotes, right? It is from the same animated short movie when Fett speaks to Chewbacca.
“Reality doesn’t care if you believe it.”
Boba Fett spoke the hard truth. You can choose the believe it or not, but the reality is what it is, and it will remain such regardless of your beliefs. The quote came from the non-canonical book Tales of the Bounty Hunters, particularly a story called The Last One Standing, following Boba Fett’s life.
“Sex between those not married is immoral.”
This was another quote from the Tales of the Bounty Hunters, which Boba Fett delivered to Leia Organa. Umm… kind of weird hearing a guy who does anything you want for money talk about sex being immoral. Disintegrating someone for a bounty? Totally moral. Sex before marriage? A big no-no.
“You can run. But you’ll only die tired.”
I left my favorite Boba Fett quote for last. It depicts his incredible confidence and unhinged character perfectly. If there’s a bounty on your head, and Boba Fett decides to take the bounty, there’s nothing you can do. As he said, you can run, but you’ll only die tired.
The quote is from A Practical Man, published by Del Rey Books in 2006, written by Karen Traviss.