Nearly 40 years have passed since the release of the first "Star Wars" movie in 1977, and over time the fandom has only grown. Thousands of people will pay homage to the science fiction films Monday, May 4 -- a holiday set up around the pun "May the 4th be with you." The official "Star Wars" website encourages fans to shop for discounted merchandise, follow the hashtag #StarWarsDay or throw a movie marathon party with friends.

But those events are nothing without solid references to the movies. Need to brush up on your "Star Wars" trivia? Here are a few of the best quotes from the franchise, compiled from the Star Wars List Blog, Goodreads and Geeks of Doom:

  1. "Try not. Do or do not. There is no try."  -- Yoda
  2. "The ability to speak does not make you intelligent." -- Qui-Gon Jinn
  3. "Always in motion is the future." -- Yoda
  4. "Your eyes can deceive you; don't trust them." -- Obi-Wan Kenobi
  5. "Sometimes there are things no one can fix." -- Padmé Amidala
  6. “Who’s the more foolish; the fool, or the fool who follows him?” -- Obi-Wan Kenobi
  7. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” -- Yoda
  8. "There are many realities in the universe, some of them quite harsh. One reality that is inescapable is that there is nothing more valuable than a friend. More than food, more than shelter, and more than weaponry, an ally can save your life." -- Qui-Gon Jinn
  9. “If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.” -- Yoda
  10. "So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause." -- Padmé Amidala
  11. “Twice the pride, double the fall.” -- Count Dooku
  12. "Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.” -- Yoda
  13. "All who gain power are afraid to lose it." -- Emperor Palpatine
  14. “There's always a bigger fish.” -- Obi-Wan Kenobi
  15. "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” -- Yoda
  16. "Never tell me the odds.” -- Han Solo
  17. “What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we've been fighting to destroy?” -- Padmé Amidala
  18. “You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.” -- Obi-Wan Kenobi
  19. “Your focus determines your reality.” -- Qui-Gon Jinn