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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for Yoda


Twenty-Six Days of Creative Inspiration

In the context of Joseph Campbell's hero journey, the mentor archetype doesn't get better than Yoda, Jedi Master extraordinaire, from Star Wars.


Luke Skywalker's quest would have fallen kersplat if he'd never met Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back.


Here are a few Yoda gems to send you on your way:

"Mind what you have learned. Save you it can."

"Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future."

"To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are."

"Named must your fear be before banish it you can."


You've gotta love a Jedi Master who keeps reinventing himself. My students are currently hooked on this book.


What are you favorite Yoda moments?

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25 comments:

  1. Oragami Yoda rocks! My boys and I read this one and the sequel last year and loved it. Kids learning to accept the differences in others and empowering themselves when adults just don't get it. Good, good stuff.

    A favorite Yoda moment? "Judge me by my size, do you?" printed on my then six-year old's t-shirt.

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  2. Jumpin' Turtle Shells! I love this post! Yoda is my favorite SW character and The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite SW movie. My favorite Yoda moment...when he raised Luke's space ship out of the swamp. ALSO when he was talking to Luke:

    LUKE: I'm not afraid.
    YODA: (with a creepy devil look) You should be. You. Should. Be!

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  3. Oh, one other thing. I named my son after Luke Skywalker and Cool Hand Luke. That's what happens when a movie buff has children. My daughter was named after Jennifer Cavillari in Love Story.

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  4. Yoda! How perfect for you! Whenever I read his quotes, I feel like I need a decoder ring. But his advice is great.

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  5. I think this has been my favorite Y post so far today! Favorite Y post it is. :)

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  6. Wonderful post yes it be. :)
    Kate
    http://whenkateblogs.blogspot.com/

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  7. Good this post is. Fun origami Yoda sounds. Check it out for my brother I should.

    Okay, I'll stop now. Stop now shall I. ;)

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  8. Nice Yoda speak in these comments!

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  9. I left out one of my favorites: "There is no try. Do or do not."

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  10. Yoda. Great Jedi Master he was. Trying to remember if that was Dooku or Grievous he whipped out his saber on then flipped, exchanged blows and just all around amazed me so much that I blurred out whoever he fought from my memories. lol!!

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  11. I had The Strange Case of Origami Yoda in my classroom library. It quickly became worn from so many people reading it. Now I believe it's stolen.

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  12. *highfive for Yoda posts* I love the pics you chose. Wasn't that just the best part of the movie? I loved the whole eerie feel of Dagobah.
    In terms of wise mentors, he was totally what thinking outside the box could create. Love him, I do.

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  13. I love Yoda! Well, who doesn't? My favourite Yoda scene is when he's fixing Skywalker dinner and joking. That's a Yoda we don't see often.

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  14. I can listen to Yoda dialogs over and over again.

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  15. Wow! Loved this Yoda post! Thanks!

    Also found out that I was not following you so rectified that mistake!

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  16. Thanks for the Yoda quotes. Maybe they'll stay in my memory this time. I really like: "Named must your fear be before banish it you can."

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  17. Yoda always seemed so wise. Perhaps it was because he spoke out of order.

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  18. I think everyone falls in love with this character. :-)

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  19. We have so much in common. I love Star Wars too.

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  20. Yoda dialogue is pleasing to the ear...
    Happy Y-Day!

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  21. Love Yoda - he's such a great mentor :)

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  22. Yay for Yoda! :)

    That's what I always loved about Star Wars, all those little creative details (like Yoda speaking out of order). Brilliant.

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  23. That origami yoda is so cute!!! My daughter does origami, will have to get this book for her!

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