Classic Trilogy

Episode V Quotes

Quotes from The Empire Strikes Back.

Dak: Right now I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself!

Yoda: Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained! A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph! Adventure. Heh! Excitement. Heh! A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless!

Leia: Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!
Han Solo: Who’s scruffy-looking?

Piett: Lord Vader, our ships have completed their scan of the area and found nothing. If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed, it’ll be on the other side of the galaxy by now.
Vader: Alert all commands. Calculate every possible destination along their last known trajectory.
Piett: Yes, my Lord. We’ll find them.
Vader: Don’t fail me again, Admiral.

Ben (Obi-wan) Kenobi: Luke, don’t give into hate. That leads to the dark side.

C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1!
Han: Never tell me the odds!

Darth Vader: Yes, Admrial.
Admrial Piett: Our ships have sighted the Millennium Falcon, my lord. But it has entered an asteroid field and we can not risk…
Darth Vader: Asteroids do not concern me, Admrial. I want that ship, not excuses.

Emperor: The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi.
Darth Vader: If he could be turned, he would be a powerful ally.
Emperor: Yes. Yes. He would be a great asset. Can it be done?
Darth Vader: He will join us or die, my master.

Yoda: You must unlearn what you have learned.

Luke: I want my lamp back! I’m gonna need it to get out of this slimy mudhole!
Yoda: Mudhole? Slimy? My home this is!

[A tremor knocks Leia into Solo’s arms.]
Princess Leia: Let go.
Han Solo: Shh.
Princess Leia: Let go, please.
Han Solo: Don’t get excited!
Princess Leia: Captain, being held by you isn’t quite enough to get me excited.
Han Solo: Sorry sweetheart. I haven’t got time for anything else.

[Luke can’t levitate his X-Wing out of the bog.]
Luke Skywalker: I can’t. It’s too big.
Yoda: Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere. Yes, even between the land and the ship.

Han Solo: Afraid I was gonna leave without giving you a goodbye kiss?
Princess Leia Organa: I’d just as soon kiss a Wookiee!
Han Solo: I can arrange that! You could use a good kiss!

Han Solo: Well Princess, it looks like you managed to keep me here a while longer.
Princess Leia Organa: I had nothing to do with it. General Rieekan thinks it’s dangerous for anyone to leave the system until they’ve activated the energy shield.
Han Solo: That’s a good story. I think you just can’t bear to let a gorgeous guy like me out of your sight.
Princess Leia Organa: I don’t know where you get you delusions, laser brain!
[Chewbacca laughs]
Han Solo: Laugh it up, fuzzball!

Darth Vader: The force is with you young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.

C-3PO: R2 says that the chances of survival are 725 to 1. Actually R2 has been known to make mistakes – from time to time… Oh dear…

Han Solo: Oh! I thought they smelled bad on the outside!

Yoda: I am wondering, why are you here?
Luke Skywalker: I’m looking for someone.
Yoda: Looking? Found someone, you have, I would say, hmmm?
Luke Skywalker: Right…
Yoda: Help you I can. Yes, mmmm.
Luke Skywalker: I don’t think so. I’m looking for a great warrior.
Yoda: Ohhh! Great warrior! [laughs and shakes his head] Wars not make one great!

Luke Skywalker: Alright, I’ll give it a try.
Yoda: No! Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.
[Using the Force, Yoda effortlessly frees the X-Wing from the bog.]
Luke Skywalker: I don’t believe it.
Yoda: That is why you fail.

Darth Vader: Impressive. Most impressive. Obi-wan has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger! Only your hatred can destroy me!

Darth Vader: There is no escape. Don’t make me destroy you. [pauses] Luke, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.
Luke Skywalker: I’ll never join you!
Darth Vader: If you only knew the power of the dark side. Obi-wan never told you what happened to your father.
Luke Skywalker: He told me enough! He told me you killed him.
Darth Vader: No. I am your father.

Princess Leia Organa: I’ll be back.
Han Solo: You said you wanted to be around when I made a mistake, well, this could be it, sweetheart.
Princess Leia: I take it back.

Princess Leia Organa: I love you.
Han Solo: I know.

Darth Vader: Your destiny lies with me Skywalker. Obi-Wan knew this to be true.

Darth Vader: Calrissian! Take the princess and the Wookie to my ship.
Lando Calrissian: You said they’d be left at the city under my supervision.
Darth Vader: I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.

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