Classic Trilogy

Epiosode IV Quotes

Quotes from Return of the Jedi

[A large-eyed creature gives Luke a rough shove.]
Human: He doesn’t like you.
Luke: I’m sorry.
Human: I don’t like you either. You just watch yourself. We’re wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems.
Luke: I’ll be careful.
Human: You’ll be dead!

Ben (Obi-wan) Kenobi>: That’s no moon. It’s a space station.

Luke: Listen, I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire; I hate it! But there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s all such a long way from here.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: That’s your uncle talking.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.

Han Solo: Well, you can forget your troubles with those Imperial slugs. I told you I’d outrun ‘em. [Nobody is listening.] Don’t everyone thank me at once.

Han Solo: Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

Governor Tarkin: The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.
Commander: But that’s impossible. How will the emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?
Governor Tarkin: The regional governors now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station.

Luke Skywalker: I’m Luke Skywalker, I’m here to rescue you.

C-3PO: We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life.

Princess Leia Organa: Help me, Obi-wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi: For more than a thousand generations the Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy. Before the dark times. Before the Empire.

Luke: How did my father die?
Obi-Wan: A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi knights. He betrayed and murdered your father.

Obi-wan Kenobi: Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

Obi-wan Kenobi: The Force can have a strong influence on a weak mind.

Han Solo: Han Solo. I’m captain of the Millennium Falcon. Chewie here tells me you’re lookin’ for passage to the Alderaan system?
Obi-wan Kenobi: Yes indeed, if it’s a fast ship.
Han Solo: Fast ship? You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?

Luke Skywalker: What a piece of junk!
Han Solo: She’ll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.

Han Solo: Watch your mouth, kid, or you’re gonna find yourself floating home.

Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Darth Vader: Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

Princess Leia: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

C-3PO: Listen to them, they’re dying, R2! Curse my metal body! I wasn’t fast enough! It’s all my fault! My poor master!

[Referring to Ben Kenobi.]
Tarkin: If you’re right, he must not be allowed to escape.
Darth Vader: Escape is not his plan. I must face him. Alone.

[Two stormtroopers are posted near the tractor beam power terminal.]
Stormtrooper: Do you know what’s going on?
Other stormtrooper: Maybe it’s another drill.

Darth Vader: I sense something. A presence I’ve not felt since…

Obi-wan Kenobi: You must learn the ways of the Force if you are to come with me to Alderaan.

C-3PO: Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease!

C-3PO: We’re doomed!

Han Solo: Wonderful girl! Either I’m going to kill her or I’m beginning to like her.

Han Solo: Damn fool, I knew you were going to say that.
Obi-wan Kenobi: Who’s the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?

Han Solo: Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy.

Leia: Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?

Han Solo: Get in there you big furry oaf! I don’t care what you smell!

Han: This is not going to work.
Luke: Why didn’t you say so before?
Han: I did say so before!

[Princess Leia gets her first look at the Millennium Falcon.]
Princess Leia: You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought!

[Luke blows up his first TIE fighter.]
Luke Skywalker: Got ‘im! I got ‘im!
Han Solo: Great, kid! Don’t get cocky!

Princess Leia Organa: If money is all you love, then that’s what you’ll receive.

[After a successful rescue of Princess Leia.]
Luke Skywalker: So, what do you think of her, Han?
Han Solo: I’m tryin’ not to, kid.
Luke Skywalker: [sotto voce] Good.
Han Solo: [baiting him] Still, she’s gotta lot of spirit. I don’t know, whaddya think? You think a princess and a guy like me – Luke Skywalker: [quickly] No.

Darth Vader: The Force is strong with this one.

Darth Vader: Commander, tear this ship apart until you’ve found those plans. And bring me the passengers, I want them alive!

Princess Leia: Darth Vader. Only you could be so bold.

[R2-D2 and Chewbacca are playing the holographic game aboard the Millennium Falcon.]
Chewbacca: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh
C-3PO: He made a fair move. Screaming about it can’t help you.
Han Solo: Let him have it. It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.
C-3PO: But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
Han Solo: That’s ‘cause droids don’t pull people’s arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
Chewbacca: Grrf.
C-3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.

Darth Vader: When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.

Han Solo: Not a bad bit of rescuing, huh? You know, sometimes I amaze even myself.
Princess Leia Organa: That doesn’t sound too hard.

Darth Vader: Your powers are weak, old man.
Ben (Obi-wan) Kenobi: You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

Ben (Obi-wan) Kenobi: The Force will be with you, always.

Luke Skywalker: I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They’re not much bigger than two meters.

Officer: We’ve analyzed their attack, sir, and there is a danger. Should I have your ship standing by?
Governor Tarkin: Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.

Ben (Obi-wan) Kenobi: Use the Force, Luke!

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