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15 Star Wars Quotes to Use in Everyday Life | StarWars.com

<p>“<i>Never tell me the odds....

Never tell me the odds.” – Han Solo

Use whenever you’re told a task can’t be done.

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Influence of Star Wars
Influence of Star Wars

It's been more than 30 years since the first "Star Wars."

The cultural influence of the Star Wars Films, novels, comics, television shows, games, toys, and documentaries has been so great...

New Age thinking
  • During the cold war, Ronald Reagan created the Strategic Defense Initiative and aimed to use ground and space-based weapons to help protect the United States from attack by nuclear missiles. Critics referred to it as "Star Wars."
  • Bionic hands like the ones of the heroes and villains in "Star Wars" are now used by amputees.
  • Weapons and robots from "Star Wars" are becoming a reality.
  • Even the Death Star is starting to appear. A former chief technology officer for Microsoft showed his "Death Star" bug zapper to shoot down mosquitoes in flight.

The least important things, sometimes, my dear boy, lead to the greatest discoveries.”

 - The First Doctor, The Space Museum (1965)

"Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority."

 - The Second Doctor, The Wheel in Space (1968)

"Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority."

 - The Second Doctor, The Wheel in Space (1968)

A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.”

 - The Third Doctor, The Time Warrior (1973)

A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.”

 - The Third Doctor, The Time Warrior (1973)
Developing mastery

Fun is the experience of developing mastery. When we acquire new skills and recognize valuable patterns, our brains reward us with a shot of pleasurable sensations. 

Games and learning

Games are optimal learning environments:

  • Feedback loops are short, fast and adapted to your skill level.
  • Challenges grow as you develop new skills.
  • Failures are learning opportunities because every time you make a mistake, you get a hint about how you can do better next time.
Boredom and learning

Boredom is what we feel when our brain decides that there's nothing worth learning. It's the brain searching for new information.

And even games become boring at some point because they eventually run out of things to teach you. That's when you stop playing.