Grand Moff Tarkin quotes

[to Leia] Charming to the last. You don't know how hard I found it, signalling the order to terminate your life.

Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances. [just before the Death Star is blown up]

[Darth Vader is choking a Rebel Officer]
Stormtrooper: [to Vader] The Death Star plans are not in the main computer.
Darth Vader: [to Rebel] Where are those transmissions you intercepted? What have you done with those plans?
Rebel Officer: [gasping for breath] We intercepted no transmissions. This is a consular ship. We're on a diplomatic mission...
Darth Vader: If this is a consular ship, where is the Ambassador? [crushes the officer's neck, then throws him against the wall] Commander, tear this ship apart until you've found those plans, and bring me the passengers. I want them alive!

Princess Leia Organa: [smirking] Darth Vader. Only you could be so bold. The Imperial Senate will not stand 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 Organa: 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 a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! [to the Stormtroopers] Take her away!
[Leia is taken away]
Imperial Officer: [to Vader] Holding her is dangerous. If word of this gets out, it could generate sympathy for the rebellion in the Senate.
Darth Vader: I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.
Imperial Officer: She'll die before she'll tell you anything.
Darth Vader: Leave that to me.

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.

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.

Luke Skywalker: No, my father didn't fight in the wars. He was a navigator on a spice freighter.
Ben Kenobi: That's what your uncle told you. He didn't hold with your father's ideals. Thought he should have stayed here and not gotten involved.
Luke Skywalker: You fought in the Clone Wars?
Ben Kenobi: Yes, I was once a Jedi Knight the same as your father.
Luke Skywalker: I wish I'd known him.
Ben Kenobi: He was the best starpilot in the galaxy, and a cunning warrior. I understand you've become quite a good pilot yourself. And he was a good friend. Which reminds me, I have something here for you. You 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.
C-3PO: Sir, if you'll not be needing me, I'll close down for awhile.
Luke Skywalker: Sure, go ahead.
[C-3PO shuts down.]
Luke Skywalker: [to Ben] What is it?
Ben Kenobi: Your father's lightsaber. [He turns it on and hands it to Luke, who begins swinging it around while Ben continues.] 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 guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire.
Luke Skywalker: [turns off the lightsaber] How did my father die?
Ben Kenobi: 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 Skywalker: The Force?
Ben Kenobi: The Force is what gives a Jedi his powers. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together. [to R2-D2] Now, let's see if we can't figure out who you are, my little friend. And where you come from.
Luke Skywalker: I saw part of the message he was—
[R2-D2 abruptly begins playing Leia's holographic message]
Ben Kenobi: I seem to have found it.
Princess Leia Organa: [in a hologram message] General Kenobi. Years ago, you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire. I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him in Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. [looks to the side quickly, then crouches to end the message]
Ben Kenobi: [to Luke] You must learn the ways of the Force if you're to come with me to Alderaan.
Luke Skywalker: Alderaan? I'm not going to Alderaan. I've got to go home. It's late, I'm in for it as it is.
Ben Kenobi: I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I'm getting too old for this sort of thing.
Luke Skywalker: 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 such a long way from here.
Ben Kenobi: That's your uncle talking.
Luke Skywalker: Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this?
Ben Kenobi: [pleading] Learn about the Force, Luke.
Luke Skywalker: Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you're going.
Ben Kenobi: [resigned] You must do what you feel is right, of course.

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.

Luke Skywalker: It looks like Sandpeople did this, all right. Look, here are Gaffi sticks, Bantha tracks. It's just I never heard of them hitting anything this big before.
Ben Kenobi: They didn't. But we are meant to think they did. These tracks are side by side. Sandpeople always ride single file to hide their numbers.
Luke Skywalker: These are the same Jawas that sold us R2 and 3PO.
Ben Kenobi: And these blast points, too accurate for Sandpeople. Only Imperial stormtroopers are so precise.
Luke Skywalker: But why would Imperial troops slaughter Jawas? If they traced the droids here, they may have learned who they sold them to and that would lead them back... [suddenly worried] home! [runs for the speeder]
Ben Kenobi: Luke! Wait! It's too dangerous!
[Luke boards the speeder and takes off]

[Luke, Ben and the droids are entering Mos Eisley and are stopped by Imperial stormtroopers.]
Sandtrooper: How long have you had these droids?
Luke Skywalker: About three or four seasons.
Ben Kenobi: They're for sale if you want them.
Sandtrooper: Let me see your identification.
Ben Kenobi: (waving his hand slowly) You don't need to see his identification.
Sandtrooper: [pauses] We don't need to see his identification.
Ben Kenobi: These aren't the droids you're looking for.
Sandtrooper: These aren't the droids we're looking for.
Ben Kenobi: He can go about his business.
Sandtrooper: You can go about your business.
Ben Kenobi: Move along.
Sandtrooper: [gesturing] Move along! Move along!
[The group enters the spaceport and parks near the cantina.]
Luke Skywalker: I can't understand how we got past those troops. I thought we were dead!
Ben Kenobi: The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.

[Luke and Ben sit down at the cantina. Luke is accosted by a hostile alien, accompanied by Dr. Evazan.]
Dr. Evazan: He doesn't like you.
Luke Skywalker: Sorry.
Dr. Evazan: I don't like you either! You just watch yourself! We're wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems.
Luke Skywalker: I'll be careful.
Dr. Evazan: You'll be dead!
Ben Kenobi: [stepping in] This little one's not worth the effort. Now let me get you something.
[Dr. Evazan attacks Luke; Ben pulls out his lightsaber and cuts off the arm of the first hostile alien.]

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.

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.]

[Note: This scene only occurs in the 1997 and 2002 re-releases of the film.] Jabba the Hutt: [Speaking in Huttese] Solo! Come on out of there, Solo! Solo!
Han Solo: Right here, Jabba. I've been waitin' for ya.
Jabba: Have you now?
Han Solo: Didn't think I was gonna run, did ya?
Jabba: Han, you disappoint me. Why haven't you paid me, and why did you have to fry poor Greedo?
Han Solo: Look Jabba, next time you wanna talk to me, come see me yourself. Don't send one of these twerps.
Jabba: Han, Han. If only you hadn't had to dump that shipment of spice. I just can't make exceptions. Where would I be if every pilot who smuggled for me dumped their shipment at the first sign of an Imperial starship? It's not good business.
Han Solo: Look Jabba, even I get boarded sometimes. [steps on Jabba's tail, making him cry out in irritation] You think I had a choice? But I've got a nice, easy charter now and I can pay you back, plus a little extra. I just need a little more time.
Jabba: Han, my boy, you're the best. So, for an extra 20%—
Han Solo: Fifteen, Jabba. Don't push it.
Jabba: Okay, fifteen. But if you disappoint me again, I'll put a price on your head so big, you won't be able to go near a civilized system!
Han Solo: [dryly] Jabba, you're a wonderful human being.

[Luke sees the Millennium Falcon for the first time]
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 added some special modifications myself. But we're a little rushed, so if you'll just get onboard, we'll get outta here.

(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!

[The Millenium Falcon is speeding away from Tatooine, being chased by Imperial cruisers]
Han Solo: Stay sharp! There are two more coming in. They're going to try to cut us off.
Luke Skywalker: Why don't you outrun them? I thought you said this thing was fast!
Han Solo: Watch your mouth, kid, or you'll find yourself floating home! We'll be safe once we make the jump to hyperspace. Besides, I know a few maneuvers. We'll lose them. This is where the fun begins.
Ben Kenobi: How long before you make the jump to lightspeed?
Han Solo: It'll take a few moments to get the coordinates from the navicomputer.
Luke Skywalker: [frantic] Are you kidding? At the rate they're gaining—
Han Solo: Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?
Luke Skywalker: [points to an alarm on the control panel] What's that flashing?
Han Solo: We're losing our deflector shield! Go strap yourself in, I'm going to make the jump to light speed.

Princess Leia Organa: Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought onboard.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Charming to the last. You don't know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate your life.
Princess Leia Organa: [sarcastically] I'm surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Princess Leia, before your execution, you will join me at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational. No star system will dare oppose the Emperor now.
Princess Leia Organa: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Not after we demonstrate the power of this battle station. In a way, you have determined the choice of the planet that is to be destroyed first. Since you are reluctant to provide us with the location of the Rebel base, I have chosen to test this station's destructive power on your home planet of Alderaan.
Princess Leia Organa: [shocked] No! Alderaan is peaceful, we have no weapons. You can't possibly—
Grand Moff Tarkin: You would prefer another target, a military target? Then name the system! [stepping closer to Leia and pinning her against Darth Vader] I grow tired of asking this, so it will be the last time. Where is the Rebel base?
Princess Leia Organa: [looks at Alderaan for a moment, then, resigned] Dantooine. They're all on Dantooine.
Grand Moff Tarkin: There you see, Lord Vader? She can be reasonable. Proceed with the operation. You may fire when ready.
Princess Leia Organa: [indignant] What?!
Grand Moff 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.

[R2-D2 is playing a chess-like game against Chewbacca, who roars after one of his creatures is defeated.]
C-3PO: He made a perfectly legal move.
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 a droid don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees have been known to do that.
[Chewbacca leans back with his hands folded behind his head, for effect.]
C-3PO: [considering] I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the Wookiee win.

[Luke is training with his lightsaber and a laser remote aboard the Millenium Falcon.]
Ben Kenobi: Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.
Luke Skywalker: You mean it controls your actions?
Ben Kenobi: Partially, but it also obeys your commands.
[Luke gets shot by the remote.]
Han Solo: [laughs] Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
Luke Skywalker: You don't believe in the Force, do you?
Han Solo: Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.
Ben Kenobi: [gets up and takes a blast helmet] I suggest you try it again, Luke. This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct. [puts the helmet on Luke, which covers his eyes]
Luke Skywalker: But with the blast shield down, I can't even see! How am I supposed to fight?
Ben Kenobi: Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them.

[After Luke has successfully defended against several shots from the laser remote]
Luke Skywalker: You know, I did feel something. I could almost see the remote.
Ben Kenobi: That's good. You've taken your first step into a larger world.

Imperial Officer: 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.
Grand Moff Tarkin: She lied. She lied to us!
Darth Vader: I told you she would never consciously betray the Rebellion.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Terminate her. Immediately!

[The Falcon jumps out of hyperspace into a dense field of rocks and debris.]
Han Solo: What the—?
Luke Skywalker: What's going on?
Han Solo: Our position is correct, except, no Alderaan.
Luke Skywalker: What do you mean? Where is it?
Han Solo: Thats what I'm trying to tell you, kid. It ain't there. It's been totally blown away.
Luke Skywalker: What!? How?
Ben Kenobi: [grimly] Destroyed. By the Empire.
Han Solo: The entire star fleet couldn't destroy the whole planet. It'd take a thousand ships with more fire power than I've— there's another ship coming in!
Luke Skywalker: Maybe they know what happened.
[A TIE fighter flies over the cockpit]
Ben Kenobi: It's an Imperial fighter.
Luke Skywalker: It followed us!
Ben Kenobi: No, it's a short-range fighter.
Han Solo: There aren't any bases around here. Where did it come from?
Luke Skywalker: It sure is leaving in a big hurry. If they identify us, we're in big trouble.
Han Solo: Not if I can help it. Chewie, jam its transmissions.
Ben Kenobi: It'd be as well to let it go. It's too far out of range.
Han Solo: Not for long.
Ben Kenobi: A fighter that size couldn't get this deep into space on its own.
Luke Skywalker: He must have gotten lost, been part of a convoy or something.
Han Solo: Well, he ain't going to be around long enough to tell anyone about us.
Luke Skywalker: Look at him. He's headed for that small moon.
Han Solo: I think I can get him before he gets there. He's almost in range.
Ben Kenobi: [with sudden realization] That's no moon. It's a space station.
Han Solo: It's too big to be a space station.
Luke Skywalker: I have a very bad feeling about this.
Ben Kenobi: Turn the ship around.
Han Solo: Yeah. I think you're right...

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

Luke Skywalker: [Getting out of a hole in the Falcon's floor] It's lucky you had these things.
Han Solo: These are for smuggling, but I never thought I'd be smuggling myself. This is ridiculous. Even if I could take off, I'd never get past the tractor beam.
Ben Kenobi: Leave that to me.
Han Solo: Damn fool, I knew you were going to say that.
Ben Kenobi: Who's more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him?

Luke Skywalker: You know, between his howling and your blasting everything in sight, it's a wonder the whole station doesn't know we're here.
Han Solo: Bring them on! I prefer a straight fight to all this sneaking around.

[R2-D2 is attempting to locate the tractor beam power source.]
Luke Skywalker: What is it?
C-3P0: I'm afraid I'm not quite sure, sir. He says "I found her", and keeps repeating, "She's here."
Luke Skywalker: Well... who? Who has he found?
C-3P0: Princess Leia.
Luke Skywalker: The princess? She's here?
Han Solo: Princess?
Luke Skywalker: Where? Where is she?
Han Solo: Princess? What's going on?
C-3P0: Level 5, Detention block AA23. I'm afraid she's scheduled to be terminated.
Luke Skywalker: Oh, no! We've got to do something!
Han Solo: What are you talking about?
Luke Skywalker: The droid belongs to her. She's the one in the message! We've got to help her!
Han Solo: Now, look, don't get any funny ideas. The old man wants us to wait right here.
Luke Skywalker: But he didn't know she was here. Look, will you just find a way back into the detention block.
Han Solo: I'm not going anywhere.
Luke Skywalker: They're going to execute her! Look, a few minutes ago you said you didn't want to just wait here to be captured. Now all you want to do is stay?
Han Solo: Marching into the detention area is not what I had in mind.
Luke Skywalker: But they're going to kill her!
Han Solo: Better her than me!
Luke Skywalker: [pauses for a moment, then leans in close to Han] She's rich.
Han Solo: Rich?
Luke Skywalker: Rich. Powerful. Listen, if you were to rescue her, the reward would be...
Han Solo: What?
Luke Skywalker: Well, more wealth than you can imagine!
Han Solo: I don't know, I can imagine quite a bit!
Luke Skywalker: You'll get it.
Han Solo: I better.
Luke Skywalker: You will.
Han Solo: All right, kid. But you'd better be right about this.

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

[Han and Luke make their way through the Death Star disguised as Imperial stormtroopers.]
Luke Skywalker: [stepping into an elevator] I can't see a thing in this helmet!

[Han, Luke and Chewbacca have just decimated the Imperial troops in the detention block.]
Intercom: What's going on down there? Come in!
Han Solo: Uh, everything is under control. Situation normal.
Intercom: What happened?
Han Solo: [flustered] Uh, had a slight weapons malfunction. But, uh, everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here, now, thank you. How are you?
Intercom: We're sending a squad up.
Han Solo: Uh, uh, negative, negative. We had a reactor leak here now. Give us a few minutes to lock it down. Large leak... very dangerous.
Intercom: Who is this?? What's your operating number?
Han Solo: Uh... [shoots the intercom] Boring conversation anyway. Luke, we're gonna have company!

[Luke, dressed as a storm trooper, opens the door to Leia's detention cell.]
Princess Leia Organa: Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?
Luke Skywalker: Huh? Oh, the uniform. [removes his helmet] I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm here to rescue you!
Princess Leia Organa: You're who?
Luke Skywalker: I'm here to rescue you! Look, I've got your R2-unit and I'm here with Ben Kenobi!
Princess Leia Organa: Ben Kenobi? He's here!?

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.

Princess Leia Organa: This is some rescue! You came in here, and you didn't have a plan for getting out?
Han Solo: He's the brains, sweetheart!
Luke Skywalker: Well, why don't you—
[Leia grabs Luke's blaster and begins shooting at storm troopers]
Han Solo: What the hell are you doing!?
Princess Leia Organa: Somebody has to save our skins! [blasting a hole into a nearby grating] Into the garbage chute, flyboy!

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!

Luke Skywalker: Whoop! I think we took a wrong turn.
[Stormtroopers blast at Luke and Leia. Leia shuts the door.]
Princess Leia Organa: There's no lock!
[Luke blasts the control panel]
Luke Skywalker: That oughta hold them for a while.
Princess Leia Organa: Quick! You've got to get across. Find the controls that extend the bridge.
Luke Skywalker: I think I just blasted it.
Princess Leia Organa: They're coming through!

[Kenobi and Vader duel]
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!
Ben Kenobi: Only a master of evil, Darth!
Darth Vader: Your powers are weak, old man.
Ben Kenobi: You cannot win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
Darth Vader: You should not have come back.

Luke Skywalker: [shoots down a TIE Fighter] I got him. I got him!
Han Solo: Great kid! Don't get cocky.

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: [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.

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.

Red Leader: All wings report in.
Red Ten: Red Ten standing by.
Red Seven: Red Seven standing by.
Biggs Darklighter: Red Three standing by.
Porkins: Red Six standing by.
Red Nine: Red Nine standing by.
Wedge Antilles: Red Two standing by.
Red Eleven: Red Eleven standing by.
Luke Skywalker: Red Five standing by.
Red Leader: Lock S-foils in attack position.

[The Falcon makes a surprise appearance at the Death Star, taking out Vader's wingmen]
Darth Vader: WHAT?!
Han: Yahoo!

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