Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope quotes

105 total quotes (ID: 721)

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

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.

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]

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.

Don't you call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease! Now come on before somebody sees you.

These aren't the droids you're looking for.

Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy.

[After shooting a communications console] Boring conversation anyway. Luke, we're gonna have company!

I've got a bad feeling about this.

You know, sometimes I amaze even myself.

You're all clear, kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!

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

Governor Tarkin! I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought onboard.

You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought.

I have you now. [chasing down Luke in the Death Star trenches]

[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!