Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode Opening Quotes

Being unemployed gives one free time to do anything. Naturally, I’m re-watching a mediocre Star Wars show on Netflix. Each episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars opens with the John Williams’ Star Wars Theme and a short quote that serves as the episode’s motif (pictured).

Especially if you have plot armor.An example of an opening quote from the series Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The show isn’t terrible; after Season 1 the episodes become pretty palatable and there’s some decent humor and drama interspersed throughout. Not required viewing for Star Wars fans but certainly an easy way to burn a weekend or four. Since I’m devoid of other commitments presently I figured that if I’m watching the series again anyways, I may as well provide a service while doing so. The full list of opening quotes doesn’t appear to be available online elsewhere so this can be my contribution to the galactic knowledge base.

In [Season #]x[Episode #] – [Episode Name]: [Opening Quote] format:

01×01 – Ambush:  Great leaders inspire greatness in others.

01×02 – Rising Malevolence: Belief is not a matter of choice, but of conviction.

01×03 – Shadow of Malevolence: Easy is the path to wisdom for those not blinded by ego.

01×04 – Destroy Malevolence: A plan is only as good as those who see it through.

01×05 – Rookies: The best confidence builder is experience.

01×06 – Downfall of a Droid: Trust in your friends, and they’ll have reason to trust in you.

01×07 – Duel of the Droids: You hold onto friends by keeping your heart a little softer than your head.

01×08 – Bombad Jedi: Heroes are made by the times.

01×09 – Cloak of Darkness: Ignore your instincts at your peril.

01×10 – Lair of Grievous: Most powerful is he who controls his own power.

01×11 – Dooku Captured: The winding path to peace is always a worthy one, regardless of how many turns it takes.

01×12 – The Gungan General: Fail with honor rather than succeed by fraud.

01×13 – Jedi Crash: Greed and fear of loss are the roots that lead to the tree of evil.

01×14 – Defenders of Peace: When surrounded by war, one must eventually choose a side.

01×15 – Trespass: Arrogance diminishes wisdom.

01×16 – The Hidden Enemy: Truth enlightens the mind, but won’t always bring happiness to your heart.

01×17 – Blue Shadow Virus: Fear is a disease; hope is its only cure.

01×18 – Mystery of the Thousand Moons: A single chance is a galaxy of hope.

01×19 – Storm over Ryloth: It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

01×20 – Innocents of Ryloth: The costs of war can never be truly accounted for.

01×21 – Liberty on Ryloth: Compromise is a virtue to be cultivated, not a weakness to be despised.

01×22 – Hostage Crisis: A secret shared is a trust formed.

02×01 – Holocron Heist: A lesson learned is a lesson earned.

02×02 – Cargo of Doom: Overconfidence is the most dangerous form of carelessness.

02×03 – Children of the Force: The first step to correcting a mistake is patience.

02×04 – Senate Spy: A true heart should never be doubted.

02×05 – Landing at Point Rain: Believe in yourself or no one else will.

02×06 – Weapons Factory: No gift is more precious than trust.

02×07 – Legacy of Terror: Sometimes, accepting help is harder than offering it.

02×08 – Brain Invaders: Attachment is not compassion.

02×09 – Grievous Intrigue: For everything you gain, you lose something else.

02×10 – The Deserter: It is the quest for honor that makes one honorable.

02×11 – Lightsaber Lost: Easy isn’t always simple.

02×12 – The Mandalore Plot: If you ignore the past, you jeopardize the future.

02×13 – Voyage of Temptation: Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.

02×14 – Duchess of Mandalore: In war, truth is the first casualty.

02×15 – Senate Murders: Searching for the truth is easy. Accepting the truth is hard.

02×16 – Cat and Mouse: A wise leader knows when to follow.

02×17 – Bounty Hunters: Courage makes heroes, but trust builds friendships.

02×18 – The Zillo Beast: Choose what is right, not what is easy.

02×19 – The Zillo Beast Strikes Back: The most dangerous beast is the beast within.

02×20 – Death Trap: Who my father was matters less than my memory of him.

02×21 – R2 Come Home: Adversity is a friendship’s truest test.

02×22 – Lethal Trackdown: Revenge is a confession of pain.

03×01 – Clone Cadets: Brothers in arms are brothers for life.

03×02 – ARC Troopers: Fighting a war tests a soldier’s skills, defending his home tests a soldier’s heart.

03×03 – Supply Lines: Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

03×04 – Sphere of Influence: A child stolen is a hope lost.

03×05 – Corruption: The challenge of hope is to overcome corruption.

03×06 – The Academy: Those who enforce the law must obey the law.

03×07 – Assassin: The future has many paths – choose wisely.

03×08 – Evil Plans: A failure in planning is a plan for failure.

03×09 – Hunt for Ziro: Love comes in all shapes and sizes.

03×10 – Heroes on Both Sides: Fear is a great motivator.

03×11 – Pursuit of Peace: Truth can strike down the spectre of fear.

03×12 – Nightsisters: The swiftest path to destruction is through vengeance.

03×13 – Monster: Evil is not born, it is taught.

03×14 – Witches of the Mist: The path to evil may bring great power, but not loyalty.

03×15 – Overlords: Balance is found in the one who faces his guilt.

03×16 – Altar of Mortis: He who surrenders hope, surrenders life.

03×17 – Ghosts of Mortis: He who seeks to control fate shall never find peace.

03×18 – The Citadel: Adaptation is the key to survival.

03×19 – Counterattack: Anything that can go wrong will.

03×20 – Citadel Rescue: Without honor, victory is hollow.

03×21 – Padawan Lost: Without humility, courage is a dangerous game.

03×22 – Wookie Hunt: A great student is what the teacher hopes to be.

04×01 – Water War: When destiny calls, the chosen have no choice.

04×02 – Gungan Attack: Only through fire is a strong sword forged.

04×03 – Prisoners: Crowns are inherited, kingdoms are earned.

04×04 – Shadow Warrior: Who a person truly is cannot be seen with the eye.

04×05 – Mercy Mission: Understanding is honoring the truth beneath the surface.

04×06 – Nomad Droids: Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?

04×07 – Darkness on Umbara: The first step towards loyalty is trust.

04×08 – The General: The path of ignorance is guided by fear.

04×09 – Plan of Dissent: The wise man leads, the strong man follows.

04×10 – Carnage of Krell: Our actions define our legacy.

04×11 – Kidnapped: Where we are going always reflects where we came from.

04×12 – Slaves of the Republic: Those who enslave others, inevitably become slaves themselves.

04×13 – Escape from Kadavo: Great hope can come from small sacrifices.

04×14 – A Friend in Need: Friendship shows us who we really are.

04×15 – Deception: All warfare is based on deception.

04×16 – Friends and Enemies: Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.

04×17 – The Box: The strong survive, the noble overcome.

04×18 – Crisis on Naboo: Trust is the greatest of gifts, but it must be earned.

04×19 – Massacre: One must let go of the past to hold on to the future.

04×20 – Bounty: Who we are never changes, who we think we are does.

04×21 – Brothers: A fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished. 

04×22 – Revenge: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

05×01 – Revival: Strength of character can defeat strength in numbers.

05×02 – A War on Two Fronts: Fear is a malleable weapon.

05×03 – Front Runners: To seek something is to believe in its possibility.

05×04 – The Soft War: Struggles often begin and end with the truth.

05×05 – Tipping Points: Disobedience is a demand for change.

05×06 – The Gathering: He who faces himself, finds himself.

05×07 – A Test of Strength: The young are often underestimated.

05×08 – Bound for Rescue: When we rescue others, we rescue ourselves.

05×09 – A Necessary Bond: Choose your enemies wisely, as  they may be your last hope.

05×10 – Secret Weapons: Humility is the only defense against humiliation. 

05×11 – A Sunny Day in the Void: When all seems hopeless, a true hero gives hope.

05×12 – Missing in Action: A soldier’s most powerful weapon is courage.

05×13 – Point of No Return: You must trust in others or success is impossible.

05×14 – Eminence: One vision can have many interpretations.

05×15 – Shades of Reason: Alliances can stall true intentions.

05×16 – The Lawless: Morality separates heroes from villains.

05×17 – Sabotage: Sometimes even the smallest doubt can shake the greatest belief.

05×18 – The Jedi Who Knew Too Much: Courage begins by trusting oneself.

05×19 – To Catch a Jedi: Never become desperate enough to trust the untrustworthy. 

05×20 – The Wrong Jedi: Never give up hope, no matter how dark things seem.

06×01 – The Unknown: The truth about yourself is always the hardest to accept.

06×02 – Conspiracy: The wise benefit from a second opinion.

06×03 – Fugitive: When in doubt, go to the source.

06×04 – Orders: The popular belief isn’t always the correct one.

06×05 – An Old Friend: To love, is to trust. To trust is to believe.

06×06 – The Rise of Clovis: Jealousy is the path to chaos.

06×07 – Crisis at the Heart: Deceit is the weapon of greed.

06×08 – The Disappeared Pt. 1: Without darkness there cannot be light.

06×09 – The Disappeared Pt. 2: Wisdom is born in fools as well as wise men.

06×10 – The Lost One: What is lost is often found.

06×11 – Voices: Madness can sometimes be the path to truth.

06×12 – Destiny: Death is just the beginning.

06×13 – Sacrifice: Facing all that you fear will free you from yourself.

Author’s edit: About two years and seven months ago, I couldn’t have imagined this post, of all of them, would be the most-viewed post on the site. I don’t know where you people are coming from, but you deserve a completed list. Below are the opening quotes from Disney+’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Final Season.”

07×01 – The Bad Batch: Embrace others for their differences, for that makes you whole.

07×02 – A Distant Echo: The search for truth begins with belief.

07×03 – On the Wings of Keeradaks: Survival is one step on the path to living.

07×04 – Unfinished Business: Trust placed in another is trust earned.

07×05 – Gone with a Trace: If there is no path before you, create your own.

07×06 – Deal No Deal: Mistakes are valuable lessons often learned too late.

07×07 – Dangerous Debt: Who you were does not have to define who you are.

07×08 – Together Again: You can change who you are, but you cannot run from yourself.

07×09 – Old Friends Not Forgotten: No opening quote

07×10 – Phantom Apprentice: No opening quote

07×11 – Shattered: No opening quote

07×12 – Victory and Death: No opening quote

36 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode Opening Quotes

  1. Thanks for the article, really appreciate it.
    Hope you are doing well and good in your professional life. 🙂

  2. OMG, Daisy Ridley am I right? I saw her last night on the Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon. She did this rediculously awesome Star Wars rap! It was off the chain!! I can’t wait for the next movie!

  3. thanks for compiling! was gonna start my own compilation – watching the series again after many years – glad to see this here 🙂

    i respectfully disagree with your premise of this not being required viewing for star wars fans 🙂 i personally think this series adds a lot to the universe, for example, back stories of other jedi; other planets/species; jedi philosophy; etc. – and also provides some more insight into motivations/reasons behind anakin’s turn to the dark side…i totally think of it as required viewing for star wars fans … 🙂 but thats probably just me lol 🙂

    thanks again for this post!

    May the force be with you

  4. I was reading through some of the early Rise Of Skywalker reviews. The reviews kind of looks as mixed as The Last Jedi was. As long as Daisy Ridley is in it, I’m there haha! Starwars for life!

  5. You don’t know what you’re talking about dude, the show is great and the writing in it is great. The show does a great job at expanding on The Clone Wars era, furthering character development that wasn’t present in the prequels (especially for Anakin), and the villains in it are great, like the Darth Maul and Deathwatch arc. All these opening messages and the fact that you had the desire to do this, just prove that. (That said I am grateful for this list, so thank you for that.)

  6. With the quarantine, I’ve finally had time to watch this and was wondering if someone had compiled these quotes. Thank you!

  7. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Like a few others I’m watching this during the COVID19 days with me children. At the end, I’m going to put together kind of a little memorial/souvenir certificate kind of thing. This will be a perfect way to make it more meaningful. Cheers!

  8. This is awesome thank you. What I have been wanting to do is to compile the announcer intros from each episode. The scripts are hard to find and transcribing each one is a big undertaking.

  9. Exactly what I was looking for when watching the Clone Wars Show!
    Thank you soooo much for your efforts and best regards from Germany!

  10. Thanks! Didn’t wanna have to go back to season 1: episode 1 to rewatch each intro. Don’t get me wrong, I’d’ve done it; just didn’t want to. 🤪

  11. Funny that you ask where we’re all coming from. Perhaps like me, they’re searching for “star wars clone wars opening quotes.” I’m a professional speaker and writer. Every time I watched one of the episodes I thought, that would be great material in one of my programs or great material for a blog, article or video. Thank you for compiling the list! I’m almost to the end of the series.

  12. Thank you for doing this! I’ve be slowing compiling this and never go a complete list. Now I can use these as my Star Wars quote of the day for my class.

  13. Started watching the series a week ago, can’t stop watching since then. Thanks for this! Visiting this site from Manila, Philippines

  14. Thank you for this. I entered “moral sayings at beginning of clone war episodes” and u were the first hit.

    Kind of confused with your statement that the show is mediocre and unnecessary viewing for SW fans. I would consider it mandatory. I think maybe, simply because you took the time to compilate this material, that you might be understating how you really feel about it. All good. Glad you did this.

  15. This is great! Anyone know if there is a list of the sources of these quotes? Did the Star Wars writers make them up or are they from prominent people?

  16. These quotes alone shows how great the philosophy of the series was, and look at those atrocities they made and the insolence of naming them 7-8-9th of the Star Wars movies, those garbages of political correctness(this is also a misleading term, as those views are so far from “correct” ) and nonsensical flashy effects, terrible pacing and sparcely thinked senario, which as well be written by a 8 years old and infact, would be better.

    No need to add Daisy… that acting is more like another type of plant that has more cellulose inside and a bark outside.

    Anyway, thanks for the work man, I was using them in my Star Wars d20 game and this will be a perfect reference for me.

  17. And this page is still relevant in 2021 and I’m sure well into the future! Thank you for compiling!! I, like Ange81 will be using this information in my teaching curriculum.

  18. Yes, the original characters in the series can provide applicable lessons and morals, but the quotes from the opening of each episode hit viewers on a more philosophical level. Some are a bit on the nose, and others are a bit cliche, but many just say it all.

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