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


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.]


[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.

[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.]

[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.

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!

[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.

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!

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.

[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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I feel 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.

[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.