Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi quotes

70 total quotes (ID: 722)

Admiral Ackbar
C-3PO
Darth Vader
Emperor Palpatine
Han Solo
Jabba the Hutt
Lando Calrissian
Luke Skywalker
Mon Mothma


C-3PO: Oh, dear. His High Exaltedness, the great Jabba the Hutt, has decreed that you are to be terminated immediately.
Han Solo: Good. I hate long waits.
C-3PO: You will therefore be taken to the Dune Sea and cast into the Pit of Carkoon, the nesting place of the all-powerful Sarlacc.
Han Solo: Doesn't sound so bad.
C-3PO: In his belly, you will find a new definition of pain and suffering, as you are slowly digested over a thousand years.
Han Solo: On second thought, let's pass on that, huh?
Luke Skywalker: You should've bargained, Jabba. This is the last mistake you'll ever make.


Darth Vader: [searching for Luke in the Emperor's chamber] You cannot hide forever, Luke.
Luke Skywalker: I will not fight you.
Darth Vader: Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... [pauses] Sister! So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side, then perhaps she will!
Luke Skywalker: [revealing himself] Never!
[Luke attacks Vader ferociously, eventually backing him onto a railing and cutting off his arm. He stands over Vader for a moment.]
Emperor Palpatine: [laughing] Good! Your hate has made you powerful. Now, fulfill your destiny and take your father's place at my side!
Luke Skywalker: [turning to face the Emperor, throwing away his lightsaber] Never. I'll never turn to the Dark Side. You have failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.
Emperor Palpatine: [angrily] So be it... Jedi!

Emperor Palpatine: Come, boy. See for yourself. From here you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance, and the end of your insignificant Rebellion.
[Luke is growing visibly angry, and looks at his lightsaber, which is sitting on the arm of the Emperor's chair.]
Emperor Palpatine: [glancing at the lightsaber] 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 slave!
Luke Skywalker: [turning away, attempting to calm himself down] No.
Emperor Palpatine: It is unavoidable. It is your destiny. You, like your father, are now mine!

Emperor Palpatine: Welcome, Young Skywalker, I have been expecting you. You no longer need those. [uses the Force to detach Luke's cuffs] Guards, leave us. [the red guards leave the room] I'm looking forward to completing your training. In time, you will call me master.
Luke Skywalker: You're gravely mistaken. You won't convert me as you did my father.
Emperor Palpatine: Oh no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken. About a great many things.
Darth Vader: [hands Luke's lightsaber to the Emperor] His lightsaber.
Emperor Palpatine: 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.
Luke Skywalker: You're wrong. Soon I'll be dead, and you with me.
Emperor Palpatine: [laughing] Perhaps you refer to the imminent attack of your Rebel fleet? Yes, I assure you, we are quite safe from your friends here.
Luke Skywalker: Your overconfidence is your weakness.
Emperor Palpatine: Your faith in your friends is yours.
Darth Vader: It is pointless to resist, my son.
Emperor Palpatine: Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. Your friends, up there on the sanctuary moon, are walking into a trap, as is your Rebel fleet. It was I who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. An entire legion of my best troops awaits them. [mockingly] Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

Han Solo: Together again.
Luke Skywalker: Wouldn't miss it.
Han Solo: How are we doing?
Luke Skywalker: The same as always.
Han Solo: That bad, huh?

Lando Calrissian: Yes, I said closer! Move as close as you can and engage those Star Destroyers at point blank range!
Admiral Ackbar: At that close range we won't last long against those Star Destroyers!
Lando Calrissian: We'll last longer than we will against that Death Star, and we might just take a few of them with us!

Luke Skywalker: I can't do it, R2. I can't go on alone.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: [voice emanates from nowhere] Yoda will always be with you. [reveals himself as a spirit walking nearby]
Luke Skywalker: Obi-Wan! Why didn't you tell me?! You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father!
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Your father was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So what I told you was true, from a certain point of view.
Luke Skywalker: [incredulously] A certain point of view?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Luke, you will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. Anakin was a good friend. When I first knew him, your father was already a great pilot. But I was amazed how strongly the Force was with him. I took it upon myself to train him as a Jedi. I thought that I could instruct him just as well as Yoda. I was wrong.
Luke Skywalker: There is still good in him.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: He's more machine now than man. Twisted and evil.
Luke Skywalker: I can't do it, Ben.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: You cannot escape your destiny. You must face Darth Vader again.
Luke Skywalker: I can't kill my own father!
Obi-Wan Kenobi: [resigned] Then the Emperor has already won. You were our only hope.
Luke Skywalker: Yoda spoke of another.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: The other he spoke of is your twin sister.
Luke Skywalker: But I have no sister.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: [nods] Mm. To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father when you were born. The Emperor knew, as I did, that if Anakin were to have any offspring, they would be a threat to him. That is the reason why your sister remains safely anonymous.
Luke Skywalker: [with sudden realization] Leia! Leia's my sister!
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Your insight serves you well. Bury your feelings deep down, Luke. They do you credit, but they could be made to serve the Emperor.

[Boushh, a bounty hunter, has just freed Han Solo from the carbonite slab.]
Boushh: [distorted, gravelly voice] You have to relax for a moment. You're free of the carbonite. You have hibernation sickness.
Han Solo: [shaking] I can't see.
Boushh: Your eyesight will return in time.
Han Solo: Where am I?
Boushh: Jabba's palace.
Han Solo: Who are you?
[Boushh removes the helmet, revealing him/herself to be Princess Leia]
Princess Leia Organa: Someone who loves you.
Han Solo: Leia!

[Darth Vader steps out of his shuttle on the Death Star.]
Moff Jerjerrod: Welcome, Lord Vader. This is an unexpected pleasure. We are honored by your presence.
Darth Vader: You may dispense with the pleasantries, Commander. I am here to put you back on schedule.
Moff Jerjerrod: I assure you, Lord Vader, my men are working as fast they can.
Darth Vader: Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.
Moff Jerjerrod: I tell you that this station will be operational as planned.
Darth Vader: [stops and holds up his finger at Jerjerrod] The Emperor does not share your optimistic appraisal of the situation.
Moff Jerjerrod: But he asks the impossible! I need more men!
Darth Vader: Then perhaps you can tell him yourself when he arrives.
Moff Jerjerrod: [alarmed] 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. [resumes walking]

[En route to the Pit of Carkoon]
Han Solo: I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur.
Luke Skywalker: There's nothing to see. I used to live here, you know.
Han Solo: You're gonna die here, you know. Convenient.
Luke Skywalker: Just stick close to Chewie and Lando. I'm taking care of everything.
Han Solo: Oh, great.

[Han and Leia witness the Death Star's destruction from Endor's surface.]
Han Solo: I'm sure Luke wasn't on that thing when it blew.
Princess Leia Organa: He wasn't. I can feel it.
Han Solo: You love him, don't you?
Princess Leia Organa: [not quite understanding] Yes.
Han Solo: [puts up his hands] All right. I understand. Fine. When he gets back, I won't get in the way.
Princess Leia Organa: [puzzled for a moment, then smiling] Oh, it's not like that at all! He's my brother. [kisses Han, who looks shocked, but pleased.]

[Leia, after being shot by a storm trooper, flashes a gun to Han.]
Han Solo: [smiles] I love you.
Princess Leia Organa: I know.

[Luke has stepped out of the Ewok party. Leia joins him.]
Princess Leia Organa: Luke, what's wrong?
Luke Skywalker: Leia, do you remember your mother? Your real mother?
Princess Leia Organa: Just a little bit. She died when I was very young.
Luke Skywalker: What do you remember?
Princess Leia Organa: Just images, really. Feelings.
Luke Skywalker: Tell me.
Princess Leia Organa: She was very beautiful. Kind, but sad. Why are you asking me all this?
Luke Skywalker: I have no memory of my mother. I never knew her.
Princess Leia Organa: Luke, tell me. What's troubling you?
Luke Skywalker: Vader's here. Now, on this moon.
Princess Leia Organa: How do you know?
Luke Skywalker: I felt 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 here. I have to face him.
Princess Leia Organa: Why?
Luke Skywalker: He's my father.
Princess Leia Organa: [disgusted] Your father?!
Luke Skywalker: There's more. It won't be easy for you to hear it, but you must. If I don't make it back, you're the only hope for the Alliance.
Princess Leia Organa: Luke, don't talk that way! You have a power I don't understand and could never have.
Luke Skywalker: You're wrong, Leia. You have that power too. In time you'll learn to use it as I have. The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it and... [looks directly at Leia] My sister has it. [waits for the words to sink in] Yes. It's you, Leia.
Princess Leia Organa: [astonished] I know. Somehow, I've always known.
Luke Skywalker: Then you know why I have to face him.
Princess Leia Organa: No! Luke, run away, far away! If he can feel your presence, then leave this place! I wish I could go with you.
Luke Skywalker: No, you don't. You've always been strong.
Princess Leia Organa: But why must you confront him?
Luke Skywalker: 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. [kisses Leia on the cheek, then leaves]
[A moment later, Han approaches Leia.]]
Han Solo: Hey, what's goin' on?
Princess Leia Organa: Nothing. I just want to be alone for a little while.
Han Solo: Nothing? Come on, tell me. What's goin' on?
Princess Leia Organa: [distressed] I... I can't tell you!
Han Solo: [angrily] What, could you tell Luke? Is that who you could tell?
Princess Leia Organa: [crying] I— [turns away from Han]
Han Solo: [grunts angrily and starts to storm away, but stops and returns to Leia a moment later] I'm sorry.
Princess Leia Organa: [leaning against Han] Hold me.

[Luke is attempting to drag Vader to a nearby shuttle on the Death Star.]
Darth Vader: Luke, help me take this mask off.
Luke Skywalker: But you'll die!
Darth Vader: Nothing can stop that now. Just for once, let me look on you with my own eyes.
[Luke carefully removes Vader's mask to reveal Anakin's disfigured face underneath.]
Anakin Skywalker: [weakly] Now, go my son. Leave me.
Luke Skywalker: No, you're coming with me. I won't leave you here. I've got to save you!
Anakin Skywalker: [smiles] You already have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me... Tell your sister... you were right... [falls silent as he dies]
Luke Skywalker: Father. I won't leave you.

[Luke refuses to give in to the Emperor's demands and disarms himself.]
Emperor Palpatine: [raising his hands toward Luke] If you will not be turned, you will be destroyed!
[Lightning shoots out of the Emperor's fingers and strikes Luke, causing him to fall to the floor in agony. Darth Vader gets up and stands next to the Emperor, watching.]
Emperor Palpatine: Young fool. Only now, at the end, do you understand. [shoots another round of lightning into Luke] Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side. You have paid the price for your lack of vision! [continues shooting lightning at Luke]
Luke Skywalker: [writhing in agony] Father, please!
[Darth Vader continues to watch the scene, looking back and forth between Luke and the Emperor.]
Emperor Palpatine: Now, young Skywalker... you will die.
[The Emperor grins for a moment before his expression turns angry once more. He fires more lightning in a continuous stream into Luke, who is in even more pain than before. Darth Vader looks between the two once more, then suddenly lunges forward and picks up the Emperor, directing the lightning into the Emperor and himself. Vader throws the Emperor bodily into the nearby shaft, and the Emperor is destroyed in a spectacular burst of energy. Vader is critically injured in the process.]