Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope quotes

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

Obi-Wan: Use the Force, Luke.

Obi-Wan: That’s no moon. It’s a space station.

Stormtrooper: Let me see your identification.
Obi-Wan: [with a small wave of his hand] You don’t need to see his identification.
Stormtrooper: We don’t need to see his identification.
Obi-Wan: These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
Stormtrooper: These aren’t the droids we’re looking for.
Obi-Wan: He can go about his business.
Stormtrooper: You can go about your business.
Obi-Wan: Move along.
Stormtrooper: Move along… move along.

Darth Vader: The Force is strong with this one.

Governor Tarkin: The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that’s left of their religion.

Darth Vader: Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone.

Obi-Wan: 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.

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

Obi-Wan: I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

Darth Vader: I have you now!

Admiral Motti: Any attack made by the Rebels against this station would be a useless gesture, no matter what technical data they have obtained. This station is now the ultimate power in the universe! I suggest we use it!

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.

Admiral Motti: Don’t try to frighten us with your sorcerer’s ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes, or given you enough clairvoyance to find the rebels’ hidden fortress…

Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Governor Tarkin: Enough of this! Vader, release him!
Darth Vader: As you wish.

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

Princess Leia: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you’re my only hope.

Luke: I have a very bad feeling about this.

Luke: If there’s a bright center to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from.

Luke: You know, I think that R2 unit we bought may have been stolen.

Uncle Owen: What makes you think that?

Luke: Well, I stumbled across a recording while I was cleaning him. He says that he belongs to someone named Obi-Wan Kenobi. I thought he might have meant old Ben. Do you know what he’s talking about?

Princess Leia: No! Alderaan is peaceful! We have no weapons, you can’t possibly…
Governor Tarkin: You would prefer another target, a military target? Then name the system! I grow tired of asking this so it will be the last time: *Where* is the rebel base?
Princess Leia: …Dantooine. They’re on Dantooine.
Governor Tarkin: There. You see, Lord Vader, she can be reasonable. Continue with the operation; you may fire when ready.

Governor Tarkin: You’re far too trusting. Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration – but don’t worry; we will deal with your rebel friends soon enough.

Obi-Wan: I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn’t allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did.

Luke: What is it?

Obi-Wan: Your father’s light saber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times… before the Empire.

Obi-Wan: There was nothing you could have done, Luke, had you been there. You’d have been killed too, and the droids would now be in the hands of the Empire.

Luke: I want to come with you to Alderaan. There’s nothing for me here now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father.

Aunt Beru: Owen, he can’t stay here forever, most of his friends have gone. It means so much to him.
Uncle Owen: Well, I’ll make it up to him next year, I promise.
Aunt Beru: Luke’s just not a farmer, Owen. He has too much of his father in him.
Uncle Owen: That’s what I’m afraid of.

Officer Cass: Our scout ships have reached Dantooine. They found the remains of a Rebel base, but they estimate that it has been deserted for some time. They are now conducting an extensive search of the surrounding systems.

Governor Tarkin: [referring to Leia] She lied. She lied to us!
Darth Vader: I told you she would never consciously betray the Rebellion.
Governor Tarkin: Terminate her… immediately!

Obi-Wan: Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan… Now, that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time. A long time.
Luke: I think my uncle knows him. He said he was dead.
Obi-Wan: Oh, he’s not dead… Not yet.
Luke: You know him?
Obi-Wan: But of course I know him. He’s me.
Obi-Wan: I haven’t gone by the name of Obi-Wan since… oh, before you were born.

Luke: Boy, it’s lucky you have these compartments.
Han Solo: I use them for smuggling. I never thought I’d be smuggling myself in them. This is ridiculous.

Luke: So. You got your reward and you’re just leaving, then?

Han Solo: Hey, Luke. May the Force be with you.

Darth Vader: I’ve been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now *I* am the master.
Obi-Wan: Only a master of evil, Darth.

General Tagge: Until this battle station is fully operational, we are vulnerable. The Rebel Alliance is too well equipped, they’re more dangerous than you realize.
Admiral Motti: Dangerous to your starfleet, Commander; not to this battle station.

C-3PO: Now don’t you forget this! Why I should stick my neck out for you is far beyond my capacity!

Princess Leia: I don’t know who you are or where you came from, but from now on you’ll do as I tell you, okay?

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 forever.

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: I’m Luke Skywalker. I’m here to rescue you.
Princess Leia: You’re who?

Obi-Wan: For over a thousand generations, the Jedi knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the old Republic… before the dark times… before the empire.

C-3PO: We’re doomed.

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. Now the Jedi are all but extinct. Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force.

Luke: I don’t understand how we got by those troops. I thought we were dead.
Obi-Wan: The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.

Luke: What a piece of junk!

Princess Leia: Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader’s leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.
Governor Tarkin: Charming to the last. You don’t know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate your life.
Princess Leia: I’m surprised that you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself.
Governor Tarkin: Princess Leia, before your execution, I’d like you to join me for a ceremony that will make this battle station operational. No star system will dare oppose the Emperor now.
Princess Leia: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
Governor Tarkin: Not after we demonstrate the capabilities of this station.

Darth Vader: Escape is not his plan. I must face him. Alone.

Darth Vader: I sense something; a presence I’ve not felt since…

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

Obi-Wan: Who’s the more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him?

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

Han Solo: Look, Your Worshipfulness, let’s get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: me.
Princess Leia: It’s a wonder you’re still alive.

Princess Leia: Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way?
Han Solo: No reward is worth this.

Luke: Got ‘im! I got ‘im!
Han Solo: Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.

Darth Vader: Where are those transmissions you intercepted? WHAT have you DONE with those plans?
Captain Antilles: We intercepted no transmissions…
Captain Antilles: … This is a consular ship… We’re on a –
Captain Antilles: diplomatic mission…
Darth Vader: If this is a consular ship, WHERE is the ambassador?

Darth Vader: Commander, tear this ship apart until you find those plans! And bring me all passengers, I want them ALIVE!

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.
C-3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.

Obi-Wan: You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

Obi-Wan: The Force will be with you, always.

Obi-Wan: In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.

Han Solo: You’re all clear, kid, now let’s *blow* this thing and go home!

Darth Vader: This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, it will soon see the end of the Rebellion.

C-3PO: I’ve just about had enough of you. Go that way. You’ll be malfunctioning within a day, you near-sighted scrap pile. And don’t let me catch you following me begging for help because you won’t get it.

C-3PO: That malfunctioning little twirp, this is all his fault.

Governor Tarkin: Perhaps she would respond to an alternative form of persuasion.

Darth Vader: What do you mean?

Governor Tarkin: I think it is time we demonstrated the full power of this station. Set your course for Alderaan.

Darth Vader: And now, your highness, we will discuss the location of your hidden rebel base…

Princess Leia: Darth Vader. Only you could be so bold. The Imperial Senate will not sit still for this. When they hear you’ve attacked a diplomatic…
Darth Vader: Don’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you.
Princess Leia: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan…
Darth Vader: You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away!

Princess Leia: He certainly has courage…
Luke: Yeah, but what good will it do us if he gets himself killed? Come on!

C-3PO: Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.

Han Solo: Great shot, kid, that was one in a million!

Luke: You don’t believe in the Force, do you?

C-3PO: And I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations. And this is my counterpart R2D2.

Obi-Wan: Yes. I was once a Jedi knight, the same as your father.
Luke: I wish I’d known him.
Obi-Wan: He was the best star pilot in the galaxy, and a cunning warrior. I understand that you’ve become quite a good pilot yourself.
Obi-Wan: And he was a good friend.

Obi-Wan: Your eyes can deceive you; don’t trust them.

C-3PO: There’ll be no escape for the princess this time.

C-3PO: R2D2 where are you?

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