Fear Leads To Anger


What does Fear Leads To Anger mean?

Fear leads to anger is a phrasal template that refers to a Star Wars quote uttered by Master

Yoda in the episode The Phantom Menace.

Yoda’s wise words are commonly quoted within the Star Wars fandom. The quote is usually featured on image macros and fan-arts.

In edgy internet culture, the quote often appears in sarcastic memes as a snowclone.


What's the origin of Fear Leads To Anger?

Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace premiered in the United States in 1999.

During the movie, Anakin Skywalker is audited in  front of the Jedi council. Having not trained his powers, Anakin is  unable to hide his thoughts and calm his emotions.

Yoda confronts Anakin and asks if he is scared, Anakin says no, but the council already knows differently. Anakin misses his mother and is afraid to lose her. He doesn’t understand why fear is a bad thing though.

Yoda explains:

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Spread & Usage

How did Fear Leads To Anger spread?

Alongside with “May the force be with you”, fear leads to anger is one of the most frequently quoted quotes from the Star Wars saga.

Naturally, memes about the quote originally started to spread on fan forums, as well as on Reddit, 9gag, Imgflip and other meme sharing websites.

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