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"Joy drives out fear."
―Leia Organa quoting this philosopher[src]

An Alderaanian philosopher once said that "joy drives out fear". That saying was known to Princess Leia Organa, who quoted it once to Kier Domadi[1] in 3 BBY.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

In the original edition of Leia, Princess of Alderaan, the philosopher's quote was "strength through joy". It was pointed out that the phrase had also coincidentally been used as a slogan by Nazi Germany. The novel's author, Claudia Gray, apologized when this was pointed out, claiming she had not known the real-life history of the phrase when she used it in the novel.[3] The phrase was changed to "joy drives out fear" in later editions.[4]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Leia, Princess of Alderaan
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places Leia Organa's birth in 19 BBY. The events of Leia, Princess of Alderaan commence just after Organa's sixteenth birthday, which places the events of the novel in 3 BBY.
  3. TwitterLogo Florian (@germanjedi) on Twitter "Disney PR replied to my email. This is @claudiagray's official reply, which settles the question of intention for me. Thanks, Claudia! #Leia"
  4. TwitterLogo Eleven-ThirtyEight‏ (@eleventhirtyate) on Twitter "Breaking News, No Really, Actual Breaking News: Princess of Alderaan just updated on my Kindle, and..."
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