"I'm a fighter. I've always been a fighter. The few times when I have been at leisure, I've been miserable. I want challenges, I crave them."
―Mara Jade Skywalker

"Yeah, it's true. Now tell me who blabbed so I can go cut his head off."
―Mara's response to a couple of Jedi trainees questioning her past as an Emperor's Hand

"She is, shall we say, an experiment."

"I hope your salary is more generous than your costume, Miss uh…"
"You, uh… can call me Arica."
―C-3PO and Mara Jade

"Victims run off and hide. Prey runs off and hides. But I'm not a victim. And I'm not prey. I'm the Emperor's Hand. I am the ultimate predator. And it's time for Dequc and Black Nebula to die."
―Mara during her hunt for Dequc

"If only for that, you deserve to die."
―Mara Jade, to Luke Skywalker

"For I have foreseen that Mara Jade will bow before me. One Mara Jade, or another."
―Joruus C'baoth to Mara Jade on Wayland

"When I entered the atmosphere I could feel you and Kun tangling. The Force was boiling."
―Mara Jade, to Corran Horn

"I don't know about the rest of you, but I'd be just as happy if this stayed nice and simple."
―Mara Jade on Selonia

"You didn't know, but after that pirate base thing, Faughn told me you and I made a good team. She was right. We really did."
―Mara Jade, to Luke Skywalker

"Stupid, stupid. A big fat diversion—the oldest trick on the list. And I fell for it like some dumb farm kid."
"Watch your language."
―Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker

"Mara…. will you marry me?"
―Luke Skywalker to Mara Jade

"Doesn't look promising, does it?"
―Mara during the search for Outbound Flight

"As long as I'm fighting, I'm not dying. And I'm not done fighting just yet."
―Mara Jade Skywalker

"The key thing is to find out for certain if my illness is connected to the Yuuzhan Vong. If it is, when I get healthy, the Yuuzhan Vong will pay."
―Mara Jade Skywalker[

"Your sister might be Han's soul mate, but Chewbacca was his first mate. It's going to take time."
―Mara commenting on Han's grief following Chewbacca's death

"Of course I'm up to it. I haven't felt so obnoxiously healthy since…Well, in a while."
―Mara after taking on an assignment following the remission of her disease

"Darling, I love you, you are my life and my light. If you ever do this to me again, I will vape you where you stand."
―Mara jesting with Luke about pregnancy

"Luke, I don't want to discourage your curiosity, but I have to remind you, if something goes wrong, this is an exceptionally embarrassing way to die."
"I'll trust you to improve the story. Luke Skywalker goes out in a blaze of glory in battle with a red devourer."
―Mara and Luke on occupied Coruscant

"So at last I meet the legendary Skywalkers. I've certainly heard a lot about you."
"All untrue, I'm sure."
―Captain Yage and Mara Jade Skywalker in the Imperial Remnant

"You promised me on Zonama Sekot that both of us have a lot more living to do."
"You think I'd drop you into the midst of all this to make you a widow—or me a widower?"
"That's not your style."
―Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker on Coruscant

"There is a lot of unrest in life. The Force is created by life, so it has unrest in it. If you open yourself to the Force, how can you not open yourself to a certain amount of unrest?"
―Mara, at the beginning of the Second Galactic Civil War

"I get the proverbial bad feeling about this."
―Mara, to Luke

"You're… as vile as he was."
―Mara Jade Skywalker and Jacen Solo

"You're an idiot. You can't stop from touching the Force any more than you can stop breathing. You're a Skywalker. The Force runs strong in your family."
―Cade's hallucination of Mara speaks to him

"Sometimes I think you can be spooky just singing nursery songs."
―Elassar Targon to Mara

"We don't have a lock for the window but there's an alarm on it. You try going out, and it'll be a toss-up as to whether the vornskrs get to you before I do. But don't take my word for it. Try it and find out."
―Mara Jade

"This ship fights my way, or not at all."
―Mara Jade

"She's a girly girl."
―Shannon McRandle on Mara's physical appearance

"She fit the story, she fit the Star Wars universe, and she was fun to write."
―Timothy Zahn, on Mara Jade