Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope quotes

105 total quotes (ID: 721)

C-3PO
Darth Vader
Grand Moff Tarkin
Han Solo
Luke Skywalker
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Princess Leia Organa


Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.


May the Force be with you. Note: ranked #8 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

(Imperial Spy talking to Sandtrooper loader) Re reega Re reega!
Sandtrooper leader: Where are they?
(Imperial Spy furiously waves his hand towards Docking Bay 94)
Sandtropper leader: Men, load your weapons!
Han Solo:Well, that's about it. (turns an leaves towards the Millennium Falcon door)
Sandtrooper leader There they are! Blast them!
( a brief shootout between Han Solo and Sand troopers) Han SoloChewy! get the ship started.
(Han Solo runs on board , Obi Wan Kenobi, Luke, C-3P0, and R2D2 sit at a table)
C-3P0 Oh, I hate space travel!

Ben Kenobi: Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan. Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time.
Luke Skywalker: I think my uncle knows him. He said he was dead.
Ben Kenobi: [smiling] Oh, he's not dead. Well, not yet.
Luke Skywalker: You know him?
Ben Kenobi: Well, of course I know him. He's me. I haven't gone by the name of Obi-Wan since, oh, before you were born.
Luke Skywalker: Well then the droid does belong to you.
Ben: I don't seem to remember ever owning a droid. Very interesting.
[Several Sandpeople yelp in the distance]
Ben Kenobi: We'd best get indoors. The Sandpeople are easily startled, but they'll soon be back, and in greater numbers.

Biggs Darklighter: I've got to get aboard. I'll your stories when we come back. All right?
Luke Skywalker: Hey Biggs, I told you I'd make it someday.
Biggs Darklighter: It will be like old times, Luke. They'll never stop us.

C-3PO: [confused] As a matter of fact, I'm not even sure what planet I'm on.
Luke Skywalker: Well, if there's a bright center of the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from.

Darth Vader: He is here.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Obi-Wan Kenobi. What makes you think so?
Darth Vader: A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Surely he must be dead by now.
Darth Vader: Don't underestimate the Force.
Grand Moff Tarkin: The Jedi are extinct. Their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion. [An intercom beeps, which Tarkin answers] Yes?
Intercom: We've received an alert in Section AA23.
Grand Moff Tarkin: The princess? Put all stations on alert!
Darth Vader: Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him.
Grand Moff Tarkin: If you are right, he must not be allowed to escape.
Darth Vader: Escape is not his plan. I must face him alone.

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.
General Tagge: The Rebellion will continue to gain support in the Imperial Senate--
Grand Moff Tarkin: [walking in with Darth Vader] 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.
General Tagge: That's impossible! How will the Emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?
Grand Moff Tarkin: The regional governors now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station.
General Tagge: And what of the Rebellion? If the Rebels have obtained a complete technical readout of this station, it is possible, however unlikely, that they might find a weakness and exploit it.
Darth Vader: The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.
Admiral Motti: Any attack made by the Rebels against this station would be a useless gesture, no matter what technical data they've 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. [Vader walks toward Motti, then slowly raises his hand] Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes, [begins to sound strained] or given you clairvoyance enough to find the Rebels' hidden fort— [grasps his throat as if he is being choked]
Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Enough of this. Vader, release him!
Darth Vader: As you wish. [drops his hand, and Motti staggers back to table]
Grand Moff Tarkin: This bickering is pointless. Now Lord Vader will provide us with the location of the hidden Rebel fortress. We will then crush the Rebellion with one swift stroke.

Greedo: [Speaking in Rodese] Going somewhere, Solo?
Han Solo: Yes, Greedo. As a matter of fact, I was just going to see your boss. Tell Jabba that I've got the money.
Greedo: It's too late. You should have paid him when you had the chance. Jabba's put a price on your head, so large that every bounty hunter in the galaxy will be looking for you. I'm lucky I found you first.
Han Solo: Yeah, but this time I've got the money.
Greedo: If you give it to me, I might forget I found you.
Han Solo: I don't have it with me! Tell Jabba—
Greedo: Jabba's through with you! He has no time for smugglers who drop their shipments at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser.
Han Solo: Even I get boarded sometimes, do you think I had a choice?
Greedo: You can tell that to Jabba. He may only take your ship.
Han Solo: Over my dead body!
Greedo: That's the idea. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.
Han Solo: Yes, I'll bet you have.
[Note: In the original theatrical release, it was not clear who fired first, but it was strongly implied that Han shot Greedo immediately after his last line. In the 1997 and 2004 re-releases, the scene was refilmed to show Greedo shooting first and Han dodging, then shooting back in self-defense.]

Han Solo: [to Luke] What good is a reward if you ain't around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain't my idea of courage. It's more like... suicide.
Luke Skywalker: All right. Well take care of yourself, Han. I guess that's what your best at ain't it.
Han Solo: Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you.

Han Solo: Han Solo. I'm captain of the Millennium Falcon. Chewie says you're looking for a passage to the Alderaan system.
Ben Kenobi: Yes indeed, if it's a fast ship.
Han Solo: Fast ship? You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?
Ben Kenobi: No. Should I have?
Han Solo: It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I've outrun Imperial starships, not the local bulk-cruisers, mind you. I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you, old man. What's the cargo?
Ben Kenobi: Only passengers. Myself, the boy, two droids, [seriously] and no questions asked.
Han Solo: What is it, some kind of local trouble?
Ben Kenobi: Let's just say we'd like to avoid any Imperial entanglements.
Han Solo: Well that's the real trick, isn't it? And it's gonna cost you extra. Ten thousand, all in advance.
Luke Skywalker: [shocked] Ten thousand!? We could almost buy our own ship for that!
Han Solo: But who's gonna fly it, kid? You?
Luke Skywalker: You bet I could! I'm not such a bad pilot myself. C'mon, we don't have to sit here and— [Ben calms down Luke]
Ben Kenobi: We'll pay you two thousand now, plus fifteen when we reach Alderaan.
Han Solo: Seventeen? [Ben nods] Okay, you guys got yourselves a ship. We'll be ready when you are. Docking Bay 94.
Ben Kenobi: 94.
[Ben and Luke leave the cantina]
Ben Kenobi: You'll have to sell your speeder.
Luke Skywalker: That's okay. I'm never coming back to this planet again.

Han Solo: If we just avoid any more female advice, we ought to be able to get out of here.
Luke Skywalker: Well, let's get moving.
Princess Leia Organa: Listen, I don't know who you are, or where you came from, but from now on, you do as I tell you. Okay?
Han Solo: Look, Your Worshipful-ness, let's get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: me!
Princess Leia Organa: Then it's a wonder you're still alive. [about Chewbacca] Will somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way?
Han Solo: [to himself] No reward is worth this!

Han Solo: Look, I ain't in this for your revolution, and I'm not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I'm in it for the money.
Princess Leia Organa: You needn't worry about your reward. If money is all that you love, then that's what you'll receive! [to Luke] Your friend is quite a mercenary. I wonder if he really cares about anything... or anybody. [leaves]
Luke Skywalker: I care. [sits down next to Han] So, what do you think of her, Han?
Han Solo: I'm trying not to, kid.
Luke Skywalker: Good.
Han Solo: Still, she's got a lot of spirit. I don't know, what do you think? You think a princess and a guy like me--
Luke Skywalker: No.

Han Solo: They're not going to get me without a fight.
Ben Kenobi: You can't win, but there are alternatives to fighting.

Han Solo: This is not gonna work.
Luke Skywalker: Why didn't you say so before?
Han Solo: I did say so before!