Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi quotes
Luke: I’ll not leave you here. I’ve got to save you.
Anakin: You already have, Luke.
Luke: Master Yoda, you can’t die.
Yoda: Strong am I with the Force, but not that strong.
Luke: Your thoughts betray you, Father. I feel the good in you, the conflict.
Darth Vader: There is no conflict.
Luke: You couldn’t bring yourself to kill me before and I don’t believe you’ll destroy me now.
Darth Vader: You underestimate the power of the Dark Side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny.
Yoda: That face you make… look I so old to young eyes?
Luke: No. Of course not.
Yoda: I do. Yes, I do. Sick have I become, old and weak… When nine hundred years old *you* reach, look as good *you* will not, hmm?
Han Solo: Who are you?
Princess Leia: Someone who loves you.
Yoda: No more training do you require. Already know you, that which you need.
Luke: Then I am a Jedi.
Yoda: No. Not yet. One thing remains. Vader. You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be. And confront him you will.
Darth Vader: Luke… help me take this mask off.
Luke: But you’ll die.
Darth Vader: Nothing… can stop that now. Just for once… let me… look on you with my *own* eyes.
Anakin: Now… go, my son. Leave me.
Luke: No. You’re coming with me. I’ll not leave you here, I’ve got to save you.
Anakin: You already… have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister… you were right.
Luke: Father… I won’t leave you.
Darth Vader: Obi-Wan has taught you well.
Admiral Ackbar: We have no choice, General Calrissian! Our cruisers can’t repel firepower of that magnitude!
Lando Calrissian: Han will have that shield down. We’ve got to give him more time!
Han Solo: Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where?
Lando Calrissian: That blast came from the Death Star! That thing’s operational!
Princess Leia: Luke, tell me. What’s troubling you?
Luke: Vader’s here, now, on this moon.
Princess Leia: How do you know?
Luke: I feel his presence. He’s come for me. He can feel when I’m near. That’s why I have to go. As long as I stay, I’m endangering the group and our mission. I have to face him.
Princess Leia: Why?
Luke: [pause] He’s my father.
Han Solo: [flying across the deserts of Tatooine] I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big bright blur.
Luke: There’s nothing to see. I used to live here, you know.
Han Solo: You’re gonna die here, you know. Convenient.
Luke: Master Yoda… is Darth Vader my father?
Yoda: [avoiding the subject] Rest I need. Yes. Rest.
Luke: Yoda, I must know. If you know, tell me.
Yoda: Your father he is.
Yoda: Told you, did he?
Yoda: Unexpected this is. And unfortunate.
Luke: Unfortunate that I know the truth?
Yoda: No! Unfortunate that you rushed to face him… that incomplete was your training. That… not ready for the burden were you.
Han Solo: I’m sure Luke wasn’t on that thing when it blew.
Princess Leia: He wasn’t. I can feel it.
Han Solo: You love him,
Han Solo: don’t you?
Princess Leia: Yes.
Han Solo: All right. I understand. Fine. When he comes back, I won’t get in the way.
Princess Leia: Oh, Han, it’s not like that at all.
Princess Leia: He’s my brother.
C-3PO: R2, why did you have to be so brave?
Mon Mothma: Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
Luke: Search your feelings, Father, you can’t do this. I feel the conflict within you. Let go of your hate.
Darth Vader: It is too late for me, son. The Emperor will show you the true nature of the Force. He is your master now.
Luke: Then my father is truly dead.
Princess Leia: But, why must you confront him?
Luke: Because, there is good in him. I’ve felt it. He won’t turn me over to the Emperor. I can save him. I can turn him back to the good side. I have to try.
Luke: I will not fight you, father.
Darth Vader: You are unwise to lower your defenses!
Darth Vader: I see you have constructed a new light saber. Your skills are complete. Indeed you are powerful as the Emperor has foreseen.
Princess Leia: General, count me in.
Han Solo: I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur.
Luke: There’s nothing to see. I used to live here, you know.
Han Solo: You’re going to die here, you know. Convenient.
C-3PO: I do believe they think I am some kind of god.
Han Solo: Well, why don’t you use your divine influence and get us out of this?
C-3PO: I beg your pardon General Solo, but that just wouldn’t be proper.
Han Solo: Proper?
C-3PO: It’s against my programming to impersonate a deity.
Luke: If I don’t make it back, you’re the only hope for the Alliance.
Princess Leia: Luke, don’t talk that way. You have a power I don’t understand and could never have.
Luke: You’re wrong, Leia. You have that power too. In time you’ll learn to use it as I have. The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And… my sister has it. Yes. It’s you, Leia.
Princess Leia: I know. Somehow, I’ve always known.
Luke: Never. I’ll never turn to the Dark Side. You’ve failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.
The Emperor: So be it… Jedi!
Han Solo: I love you.
Princess Leia: I know.
Lando Calrissian: Break off the attack! The shield is still up!
Wedge Antilles: I get no reading. Are you sure?
Lando Calrissian: Pull up! All craft, pull up!
Admiral Ackbar: Take evasive action! Green group, stick close to holding section MV-7!
Mon Calamari: Admiral! We have enemy ships in sector 47!
Admiral Ackbar: It’s a trap!
Yoda: Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have.
Luke: Master Yoda, you can’t die.
Yoda: Ah, strong am I with the Force, but not that strong. Twilight is upon me, and soon, night must fall. That is the way of things. The way of the Force.
The Emperor: I’m looking forward to completing your training. In time you will call *me* master.
Luke: You’re gravely mistaken. You won’t convert me as you did my father.
The Emperor: Oh no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken, about a great many things.
The Emperor: Come, boy, see for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion.
The Emperor: You want this, don’t you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your anger. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant.
The Emperor: It is unavoidable. It is your destiny. You, like your father, are now mine.
The Emperor: Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you.
C-3PO: I’m rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears that you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honor.
Lando Calrissian: Don’t worry, my friend’s down there. He’ll have that shield down in time.
Lando Calrissian: Or this’ll be the shortest offensive of all time.
Han Solo: Together again, huh?
Luke: Wouldn’t miss it.
Han Solo: How we doin’?
Luke: Same as always.
Han Solo: That bad, huh?
Luke: Threepio, tell them if they don’t do as you wish, you’ll become angry and use your magic.
C-3PO: But, Master Luke, what magic? I couldn’t possibly…
Luke: Just tell them.
Jabba the Hutt: You may have been a good smuggler, but now you’re Bantha fodder.
Han Solo: I have a really bad feeling about this.
Luke: Soon I’ll be dead, and you with me.
The Emperor: Perhaps you refer to the imminent attack of your rebel fleet? Yes, I assure you, we are quite safe from your friends here.
Luke: Your overconfidence is your weakness.
The Emperor: Your faith in your friends is yours.
Han Solo: [to Chewie about the Ewoks] Well, short help is better than no help at all.
Princess Leia: Luke, what’s wrong?
Luke: Leia, do you remember your mother? Your real mother?
Princess Leia: Just a little bit. She died when I was very young.
Luke: What do you remember?
Princess Leia: Just… images really. Feelings.
Luke: Tell me.
Princess Leia: She was… very beautiful. Kind, but sad. Why are you asking me this?
Luke: I have no memory of my mother. I never knew her.
Imperial Officer: You rebel scum.
Darth Vader: The Emperor has been expecting you.
Luke: I know, father.
Darth Vader: So, you have accepted the truth?
Luke: I have accepted that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father.
Darth Vader: That name no longer has any meaning for me!
Moff Jerjerrod: Lord Vader, this is an unexpected pleasure. We are honored by your presence…
Darth Vader: You may dispense with the pleasantries, Commander. I’m here to put you back on schedule.
Moff Jerjerrod: I assure you, Lord Vader. My men are working as fast as they can.
Darth Vader: Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.
Moff Jerjerrod: The Emperor’s coming here?
Darth Vader: That is correct, Commander. And, he is most displeased with your apparent lack of progress.
Moff Jerjerrod: We shall double our efforts.
Darth Vader: I hope so, Commander, for your sake. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am.
Lando Calrissian: Split up and head back to the surface. And see if you can get a few of those TIE fighters to follow you.
C-3PO: Exciting is hardly the word I would choose.
Darth Vader: His light saber.
The Emperor: Ah, yes. A Jedi’s weapon, much like your father’s. By now you must know that your father can never be turned from the Dark Side. So will it be with you.
Han Solo: Well, look at you! A General, huh?
Lando Calrissian: Someone must have told them all about my little maneuver at the battle of Taanab.
Han Solo: Well, don’t look at me, pal. I just said you were a fair pilot. I didn’t know they were looking for somebody to *lead* this crazy attack.
Lando Calrissian: I’m surprised they didn’t ask you to do it.
Han Solo: Well, who says they didn’t? Only I ain’t crazy.
Luke: Come with me. Leave everything behind.
Darth Vader: Obi-Wan once thought as you do. You don’t know the power of the Dark Side. I must obey my master.
Darth Vader: A small rebel force has penetrated the shield and landed on Endor.
The Emperor: Yes, I know.
Darth Vader: My son is with them.
The Emperor: Are you sure?
Darth Vader: I have *felt* him, my master.
The Emperor: Strange that I have not. I wonder if your feelings on this matter are clear, Lord Vader.
Darth Vader: They are clear, my master.
C-3PO: What could possibly have come over Master Luke? Is it something I did? He never expressed any unhappiness with my work.
Princess Leia: I… I can’t tell you.
Han Solo: Did you tell Luke? Is that who you could tell?
Luke: I’ll meet you back at the fleet.
Princess Leia: Hurry. The Alliance should be assembled by now.
Luke: I will.
Han Solo: Hey, Luke, thanks. Thanks for coming after me. I owe you one.
Darth Vader: Do they have a code clearance?
Admiral Piett: It’s an older code, sir, but it checks out. I was about to clear them.
Lando Calrissian: Here goes nothing.
C-3PO: I never knew I had it in me.
The Emperor: And now, young Skywalker… you will die.
The Emperor: Rise my friend.
Darth Vader: The Death Star will be completed on schedule.
The Emperor: You’ve done well, Lord Vader. And now I sense you wish to continue your search for young Skywalker.
Darth Vader: Yes, my Master.
The Emperor: Patience, my friend. In time, he will seek *you* out, and when he does, you must bring him before me. He has grown strong. Only together can we turn him to the Dark Side of the Force.
Darth Vader: As you wish.
The Emperor: Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
Darth Vader: He will come to me?
The Emperor: I have foreseen it. His compassion for you will be his undoing. He will come to you and then you will bring him before me.
Darth Vader: As you wish.
General Madine: We have stolen a small Imperial shuttle. Disguised as a cargo ship, and using a secret Imperial code, a strike team will land on the moon and deactivate the shield generator.
C-3PO: It sounds dangerous.
Princess Leia: Who have they found to pull that off?
General Madine: General Solo, is your strike team assembled?
Lando Calrissian: That was too close.
C-3PO: I have decided that we shall stay here.
Lando Calrissian: All right, Wedge. Go for the power regulator on the north tower.
Wedge Antilles: Copy, Gold Leader. I’m already on my way out.
Admiral Piett: Shall I hold them?
Darth Vader: No. Leave them to me. I will deal with them myself.
Jabba the Hutt: This bounty hunter is my kind of scum: fearless and inventive.
Princess Leia: It only takes one to sound the alarm.
Han Solo: Then we’ll do it real quiet-like.
Luke: Vader’s on that ship.
Han Solo: Now don’t get jittery, Luke. There are a lot of command ships. Keep your distance, though, Chewie, but don’t *look* like you’re trying to keeping your distance.
[Chewie barks a question]
Han Solo: *I* don’t know. Fly casual.
Han Solo: 3PO. You tell that slimy piece of worm-ridden filth, he’ll get no such pleasure from us.
Han Solo: Right?
Admiral Piett: I have my orders from the Emperor himself. He has something special planned for them. We only need to keep them from escaping.
Jabba the Hutt: There will be no bargain, young Jedi. I shall enjoy watching you die.
Mon Mothma: The Emperor’s made a critical error, and the time for our attack has come.
Lando Calrissian: Watch yourself Wedge, Three from above!
Wedge Antilles: Red Three, Red Two, pull in!
Red Two: Got it.
Red Two: Three of them coming in, twenty degrees.
Wedge Antilles: Cut to the left, I’ll take the leader.
Admiral Ackbar: The Shield is down! Commence attack on the Death star’s main reactor.
Lando Calrissian: We’re on our way, Red group, Gold group, all fighters follow me. Ha ha ha, I told you they’d do it!
Stardestroyer Controller #1: Sir! We’ve lost our bridge deflector shield!
Admiral Piett: Intensify the forward batteries, I don’t want anything to get through.
Admiral Piett: Intensify forward fire power!
Imperial Officer: Too late!