Jabba the Hutt is one of the most iconic movie characters ever. The disgusting criminal and slaveowner became one of George Lucas’ most popular characters and a true pop-culture icon. Now, Jabba speaks in his own language and while we never understand what he says, we were provided with a translation that helped us with comprehending the alien’s words.
This article is going to include a list of the 30 best and most memorable Jabba the Hutt quotes, as they have appeared in the Star Wars canon. We have found some great lines from the movies, as well as the TV shows so we hope you’ll enjoy them!
30. “I want an incredible battle.”
Of course, he wanted it. He is a man… man? Whatever. He enjoyed the entertainment and he wanted to enjoy seeing his victims suffer. While most died, the lucky ones survived.
29. “Let the challenge begin!”
This one is actually tied to the former one, as it illustrates Jabba’s personality. He was often like a Roman emperor in a gladiator arena and he did not hesitate to abuse that power.
28. “No? What kind of bounty hunter are you?”
This one shows that Jabba, despite his enormous experience, could also be surprised from time to time. Whether it was a trick or not is not that important really, since the trick worked.
27. “You’ve got guts, Bounty Hunter. I like that. But I’m not in the information business.”
Jabba’s not in some form of business? However improbable it might sound, this line illustrates that it actually happened. It isn’t anything overly common, but it does happen from time to time.
26. “Take out their operation with my blessing, Jedi.”
Jabba working with the Jedi?! Well, we thought we’ve seen everything, but this shocked us! Now, the fact is that Jabba is an opportunist and that he will work with the Devil himself in order to gain something out of it, so the Jedi aren’t really that surprising.
25. “Smuggling’s one thing, but this is too risky!”
Connecting this one to quote #27, not only does Jabba not work somewhere, he also thinks that there is something too risky, even for him. Okay, knowing Jabba, this wasn’t anything permanent, but it is quite interesting in terms of character development.
24. “There is an entrance to the back of her palace. It’s crawling with sand people but I’m sure you can handle them.”
Jabba helping the Jedi again?! Another line here? Okay, this is a direction we never thought we’d walk on, but Jabba has a lot of surprises it seems.
23. “But I can’t be seen helping you against a fellow Hutt.”
There is some honor among thieves, eh? Jabba seemed to be loyal to his fellow kin, although we wouldn’t really put our money on it, since here, he was obviously weighing options. He might help you against a fellow Hutt, but please keep it a secret, okay?
22. “Ah, this one smells familiar! The scent reminds me of a beautiful Cerean slave— and the thief who stole her from me! Usually, I would avenge such transgressions… However, since I did not actually observe this thief, I cannot be certain of his true identity! Do you see my meaning, Jedi?”
Despite looking like an oversized toad, Jabba seemed to be a poet deep down, behind all the fat. Okay, this was a morbid poetical taste, but it showed how Jabba had some emotions… in his digestive tract.
21. “I am surprised. Usually academics are too dry to be funny, or even digestible. I know: I never forget a taste.”
This one seems so strange and bizarre that we don’t really have anything specific to add. His tastes are somewhat odd, though, aren’t they?
20. “You shall be the first victim I feed to my rancor. I will watch your struggles and remember them for all time.”
This guy was so old and lucid that this memory threat wasn’t really a threat – we have no doubt that he would’ve memorized the whole thing for life. Sadly for him, though, no one died at the end of this whole affair except for him.
19. “At last we have the mighty Chewbacca.”
Yeah, this wasn’t really a long-term thing. Chewbacca was able to shred Jabba into pieces and Jabba was certainly afraid of him up to a degree. He had him chained, but Chewbacca soon escaped.
18. “You have stolen something very valuable from me so I, in turn, have taken everything from you.”
Ruthless? Yes, that is absolutely Jabba the Hutt and this line is a clear illustration of that tendency. Do not mess with him, unless you’re sure you can beat him in this strange game.
17. “You will soon learn to appreciate me.”
Although he has shown us that he possessed a very lenient side, Jabba was more often merciless than not. Although he respected his underlings to a certain degree, he still demanded their complete loyalty and respect, not allowing any transgressions. This line illustrates that he was willing to do anything to earn his deserved respect.
16. “I shall reward each of you greatly. One of you shall become my new majordomo, my right-hand man to assist me and to run the palace while I’m away. The other… shall have an even greater reward, one that history will remember.”
Jabba the Hutt wasn’t a miser and he knew how to award loyalty. Sure, he was always the most important guy in the room but if you would prove yourself to him, Jabba knew how to reward you.
15. “Move him into position. Put him in!”
This was actually addressed to Luke Skywalker, who ultimately didn’t move. Sure, Jabba thought that Luke was someone insignificant and he probably was from his point of view, but he did not know the power Luke brought with him.
14. “But, in the meantime, I shall thoroughly enjoy the pleasure of your company Leia.”
This was actually a reply to a threat made by Princess Leia, who had been imprisoned by Jabba. Leia said this: “We have powerful friends. You’re gonna regret this.”
13. “Bring me Solo and the Wookiee. They will all suffer for this outrage!”
Although he has shown leniency towards Han Solo, Jabba was also quite ruthless and unforgiving. This line is an ideal example of that.
12. “There will be no bargain, my young Jedi. I shall enjoy watching you die.”
Yeah, Luke didn’t really have a great time in Jabba’s fortress; people rarely do. But Jabba didn’t really hesitate to kill him and he was sure he’d succeed. Luckily for everyone, he did not.
11. “Your mind powers will not work on me, boy.”
As you’ll see in the next one, Jabba was aware of the Jedi’s powers. He was, luckily for him, immune to them, which meant that Luke’s attempt to manipulate him was in vain.
10. “You weak-minded fool! He’s using an old Jedi mind trick.”
Jabba had a very strong mind and was immune to the Jedi’s powers. On the other hand, he was also very experienced and knew what the Jedi were capable of. Sadly for him, his subordinates did not.
9. “I will not give up my favorite decoration. I like Captain Solo where he is.”
Being called a decoration by Jabba the Hutt isn’t really something one should brag about, but at least it was a compliment. A morbid one, at that, but still – this is the best one Han ever got from Jabba.
8. “Han, I can’t make exceptions. What if everyone who smuggled for me dropped their cargo at the first sign of an Imperial starship? It’s not good for business.”
This was Jabba’s reply from one of their best shared scenes, when Han said: “Look, Jabba, next time you wanna talk to me, come see me yourself. Don’t send one of these twerps.” This is how he explained frying “poor Greedo” (see quote #1).
7. “Solo was the best. I even find myself missing the fellow.”
This one seemed so strange for Jabba that Jiliac said: “Jabba, you are talking about a human. And a human male at that. Have your tastes changed? I thought you had a penchant for those tiresome scantily clad dancers you fancy. It is hard for me to picture Solo in a dancing costume, cavorting with that great hairy brute of a Wookiee before your throne.”
6. “It’s too late for that Solo. You may have been a good smuggler but now you’re bantha fodder.”
At one point, Jabba’s patience had to run out. Sure, he was lenient towards Han, but he could not (see quote #8) make endless exceptions, not even for one of his favorite smugglers. We all know how their “romance” ended.
5. “Han, my boy, you’re the best smuggler I ever hired.”
Han Solo had his fans and Jabba was among them. This line is simply another illustration of how much Jabba respected Han, despite the two not getting along all of the time. Well, okay, most of the time. Plus, they hated each other.
4. “Solo, come out of there, Solo!”
Reunions are always fun and nice. Except when you’re reuniting with Jabba the Hutt. Then you just want to get away. Jabba met Solo when he arrived at Docking Bay 94 and this marked the beginning of a long friendship between the two. Or something in line with that.
3. “This Bounty Hunter is my kind of scum, fearless and inventive.”
Now, as Leia brought Chewbacca to Jabba, he praised her. She was, of course, disguised as a bounty hunter and Jabba didn’t see through it, but it’s still a relevant moment that shows just what kind of people Jabba liked to work with.
2. “But if you fail me again, I’ll put a price on your head so big, you won’t be able to go near a civilized system.”
This is another proof of just how lenient Jabba was towards Han, more than he was towards any of his other “employees”. Even after Han failed him for the umpteenth time, Jabba gave him another chance and even bargained with him, which is an achievement rare could boast with.
1. “Han, my boy, you disappoint me. Why haven’t you paid me? And why did you fry poor Greedo?”
Jabba and Han Solo had a very interesting relationship. While they both detested each other profoundly, Han was in a way afraid of Jabba, who was also a lucrative source of income, while Jabba respected Han because he was the best. He was lenient towards Han, but even that had its limitations, which is why “poor Greedo” suffered in the process.