Okay, teach me. What is the canon level of character statements? Why wouldn't they be canon? Are you telling me we should just totally forget everything that characters ever said in all of Star Wars? Wow. If that's the case, then why are we debating this?
Seems like you're just trying to discredit my quotes because they contradict your argument. I'll make sure and point it out next time you quote someone. Let's see how you like it.
I'll ignore the tone for the sake of knowledge...
Character statements are non-canon because they do not come from an official source. Official meaning George, Chee etc. Written Characters are not official sources.
Refer to a sourcebook for more accurate information on certain characters.