10 great quotes from The Mandalorian and why they’re good

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal, third from left) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal, third from left) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

On November 12th, 2019, The Mandalorian premiered on Disney+ and became a global phenomenon. Set after the events of Return of the Jedi, The Mandalorian explores life in the galaxy through the eyes of a lone bounty hunter.

Let’s look at 10 great quotes from The Mandalorian and why they’re good!

1. One of your reputation

The Client sums up Din Djarin’s dilemma in a single quote, saying, “How uncharacteristic of one of your reputation. You have taken both commission and payment. Is it not the code of the Guild that these events are now forgotten?”

Din’s a feared bounty hunter with a reputation for being cold and uncaring. He should take his payment and move on to the next mission. Instead, he began to regret handing “the asset,” AKA Grogu, over to the Empire, and it wasn’t long before he would do something about it. For Din Djarin, this was the beginning of a turning point in his life.

2. You’re a legend

Greef Karga has the coolest lines in the show in regards to Din, stating, “They all hate you, Mando, because you’re a legend!” Maybe these could be prophetic words, as Din will probably end up a hated but legendary figure for more than just his bounty-hunting abilities. As Djarin’s role in the galaxy grows, so does his legend.

3. This is the Way

“This is the Way” is “May the Force be with you” for a new generation of Star Wars fans. It’s extremely suitable for a myriad of real-life situations, too. Besides being a fun line, it shows Din’s devotion to “The Way of the Mand’alor” and his strong faith in the Mandalorian Way sets him apart from other Mandos.

4. It did not know that it was my enemy

Pedro Pascal’s voice acting is excellent, and he can easily convey Din’s innermost feelings. He’s humanized a man who might as well be a droid. One example is with the Armorer, speaking about the battle with the Mudhorn. This exchange between Din and The Armorer reveals his increasing guilt over being saved by a child, stating, “I was helped by an enemy.”

The Armorer asks, “Why would an enemy help you in battle?”

Voice heavy with guilt, Din answered, “It did not know that it was my enemy.”

He knows he wouldn’t have defeated the Mudhorn without Grogu‘s help, and he’s beginning to question if that little creature was an enemy after all.

5. To the best of us

Every The Clone Wars fan’s heartstrings got tugged when Ahsoka Tano acknowledged Anakin Skywalker in live-action for the first time. After assessing Grogu, she declines to teach him because of his attachment to Din, stating, “I’ve seen what such feeling can do to a fully trained Jedi Knight. To the best of us. I will not start this child down that path.”

It also gives fans an insight into how much Ahsoka knows about what caused Anakin’s fall, and her feelings on it. She’s hesitant to train a child with strong emotions because she doesn’t want him to end up having her master’s tragic fate.

6. Rode the great Mythosaur

A single line gave Din Djarin all the inspiration he needed to tame the Blurrg back in Chapter 1 of The Mandalorian. Kuill reminded Din of what it means to be a Mandalorian, saying, “You are a Mandalorian. Your ancestors rode the great Mythosaur.” Kuill then convinced me that a Mythosaur would play a role in the series and that, perhaps, Din Djarin would ride it.

7. Still sleep at night

Migs Mayfeld is underrated, and Bill Burr did an exceptional job as the character in Chapter 15. Mayfeld proved to be a very layered character. His conversation with Din, which was mostly one-sided, helped shed some light on the fact that in Star Wars, no one is perfect. He tells the Mandalorian, “I’m just sayin’, we’re all the same. Everybody’s got their line they don’t cross until things get messy. As far as I’m concerned, if you can make it through your day and still sleep at night, you’re doin’ better than most.”

Everyone tries to tread a line, but eventually, they have to cross it, which is exactly what Din Djarin does when he removes his helmet later in the episode.

8. I have spoken

Need a quote to end your argument with? Kuill is such a fantastic character, and “I have spoken” is by far his best line. He says it after explaining himself and whenever he’s not in the mood to argue. The first memorable quote of the show comes in just as handy in real life as well. Try it!

9. Clan of two

Spoken by The Armorer, who’s the Queen of delivering the best Mando lines, “You are a clan of two” comes at the end of Season 1, after Din becomes Grogu’s guardian. He’s tasked with reuniting Grogu with the Jedi, but little does he know, it’s a journey that will lead to his transformation into a father. This quote highlights Din and Grogu’s importance in each other’s lives and starts them on a life together.

10. Din Grogu, Mandalorian apprentice

The Mandalore arc of Season 3 came to an emotionally satisfying ending. Mando fans were delighted to hear Din say, “Then I will adopt him as my own,” referring to Grogu.

Then, The Armorer made it sound ten times more epic, adding, “Let it be written in song that Din Djarin is adopting this foundling as his son. You are now Din Grogu, Mandalorian apprentice.”

Thanks to this ending, Grogu is now a son as well as a Mandalorian apprentice. This is what the show is all about, and it’s so satisfying to see that at the end of every adventure, the story always returns to Din and Grogu.

The Mandalorian is streaming on Disney+.