Richard Frank Oznowicz was born in May in England around 65 years ago. Think you don't know who that is? Sure you do. It's Miss Piggy, Grover, Cookie Monster, Big Bird several voices of many puppets over the past 30 years. Of course I am speaking of Frank Oz. His voice is memorized and imitated often.
Recently for the Star Wars prequel Mr. Oz reprised his role as the voice of the wise sage, Yoda. So in honor of his 66th year, let's check out some Yoda quotes.
1. "Do or do not... there is no try."
2. "Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship."
3. "Named must your fear be before banish it you can."
4. "Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind.
5. "Ohhh. Great warrior. Wars not make one great."
6. "Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have. Twilight is upon me, soon night must fall."
7. "Grave danger you are in. Impatient you are."
8. "Remember, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny."
9. "Blind we are, if creation of this clone army we could not see."
10. "Already know you that which you need."
11. "Concentrate...feel the Force flow. Yes. Good. Calm, yes. Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future...the past. Old friends long gone."
12. "Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose."
13. "Twisted by the Dark Side young Skywalker has become."
14. "When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not ehh."
Happy Birthday Mr. Oz. You have graced many beloved movies and television shows over the last 30-40 years. I grew up watching Sesame Street, The Muppet Show and of course the Star Wars' original trilogy. None would have been as entertaining without the additions of Frank Oz characters. And really.... who just doesn't love working up their best "Yoda" to read these Yoda quotes out loud?
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