Star Wars Quotes - Episode V: Sci-fi Adventure at it's Best (Total Quotes: 36)


Star Wars quotes, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back continue the sci-fi adventure and is considered to be the best out of the original Star Wars trilogy, maybe because it's the most mature storyline. Take a look at some of the memorable quotes collected here.

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Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Written by: George Lucas (story)
Leigh Brackett (screenplay) and
Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay)
Starring:
Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford - Han Solo
Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia Organa
Alec Guinness - Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi
Billy Dee Williams - Lando Calrissian
Frank Oz - Yoda (voice)
Anthony Daniels - C-3PO
Kenny Baker - R2-D2
David Prowse - Darth Vader
James Earl Jones - Darth Vader (voice)
Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca
Clive Revill - Emperor (voice)

[first lines]
Luke: Echo Three to Echo Seven. Han, old buddy, do you read me?
Han Solo: Loud and clear, kid. What's up?
Luke: Well, I finished my circle. I don't pick up any life readings.
Han Solo: There isn't enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser. Sensors are placed. I'm going back.
Luke: Right. I'll see you shortly. There's a meteorite that hit the ground near here. I want to check it out. It won't take long.



Yoda: I am wondering, why are you here?
Luke: I'm looking for someone.
Yoda: Looking? Found someone, you have, I would say, hmmm?
Luke: Right...
Yoda: Help you I can. Yes, mmmm?
Luke: I don't think so. I'm looking for a great warrior.
Yoda: Ohhh. Great warrior.
[Yoda laughs and shakes his head]
Yoda: Wars not make one great.



Yoda: Why wish you become Jedi?
Luke: Well, mostly because of my father, I guess.
Yoda: Ahh...father. Powerful Jedi was he. Powerful Jedi.
Luke: [suspicious] Oh, come on! How can you know my father? You don't even know who I am. Oh, I don't even know what I'm doing here! We're wasting our time!
[Yoda looks away from Luke]
Yoda: I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience.
Obi-Wan: [voice only] He will learn patience.
Yoda: Much anger in him...like his father.
Obi-Wan: [voice only] Was I any different when you taught me?



[to Luke]
Yoda: Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away...to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless.



[when Luke can't levitate his X-Wing out of the bog]
Luke: I can't. It's too big!
Yoda: Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.



[Luke's ship sinks into the mud]
Luke: We'll never get it out now!
Yoda: So certain are you. Always with you it cannot be done. Hear you nothing that I say?



Yoda: Yes, run! Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice.
Luke: Vader...is the dark side stronger?
Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad?
Yoda: You will know...when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack.
Luke: But tell my why I can't...
Yoda: No, no! There is no "why".



Luke: All right, I'll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.



Luke: I want my lamp back. I'm gonna need it to get out of this slimy mud hole.
Yoda: Mud hole? Slimy? My home this is!



[to Luke]
Yoda: You must unlearn what you have learned.



C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.
Han Solo: Never tell me the odds.



C-3PO: Sir, If I may venture an opinion...
Han Solo: I'm not really interested in your opinion 3PO.



Darth Vader: What is thy bidding, my master?
Emperor: There is a great disturbance in the Force.
Darth Vader: I have felt it.
Emperor: We have a new enemy, the young Rebel who destroyed the Death Star. I have no doubt this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker.
Darth Vader: How is that possible?
Emperor: Search your feelings, Lord Vader. You will know it to be true. He could destroy us.
Darth Vader: He's just a boy. Obi-Wan can no longer help him.
Emperor: The Force is strong with him. The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi.
Darth Vader: If he could be turned, he will become a powerful ally.
Emperor: Yes. Yes. He would be a great asset. Can it be done?
Darth Vader: He will join us or die, my master.



[Luke saw a vision of Han, Leia and Chewie being tortured in Cloud City]
Luke: I saw...I saw a city in the clouds.
Yoda: [nods] Friends you have there.
Luke: They were in pain...
Yoda: It is the future you see.
Luke: The future? Will they die?
[Yoda closes his eyes for a moment]
Yoda: Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.
Luke: I've got to go to them.
Yoda: Decide you must, how to serve them best. If you leave now, help them you could, but you would destroy all for which they have fought, and suffered.



[Yoda tries to convince Luke not to leave]
Yoda: You must not go!
Luke: But Han and Leia will die if I don't.
[Obi-Wan's Force-spirit suddenly appears]
Obi-Wan: You don't know that. Even Yoda cannot see their fate.
Luke: But I can help them! I feel the Force!
Obi-Wan: But you cannot control it. This is a dangerous time for you, when you will be tempted by the Dark Side of the Force.



Yoda: Stopped they must be, on this all depends. Only a fully trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will conquer Vader and his Emperor. If you end your training now...if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did...you will become an agent of evil.
Obi-Wan: Patience.
Luke: And sacrifice Han and Leia?
Yoda: If you honor what they fight for? Yes.
Obi-Wan: If you choose to face Vader, you will do it alone. I cannot interfere.
Luke: I understand. R2? Fire up the converters.
Obi-Wan: Luke! Don't give in to hate. That leads to the Dark Side.
Yoda: Strong is Vader. Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.
Luke: I will. And I'll return, I promise.



Luke: I won't fail you. I'm not afraid.
Yoda: You will be. You...will...be.



[after R2-D2 gets electrocuted]
C-3PO: Don't blame me. I'm an interpreter. I'm not supposed to know a power socket from a computer terminal.



Han Solo: Afraid I was gonna leave without giving you a goodbye kiss?
Princess Leia: I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiee.
Han Solo: I can arrange that. You could use a good kiss.



Han Solo: Well Princess, it looks like you managed to keep me here a while longer.
Princess Leia: I had nothing to do with it. General Rieekan thinks it's dangerous for anyone to leave the system until they've activated the energy shield.
Han Solo: That's a good story. I think you just can't bear to let a gorgeous guy like me out of your sight.
Princess Leia: I don't know where you get your delusions, laser brain.
[Chewbacca laughs]
Han Solo: Laugh it up, fuzzball.



Han Solo: Hey, Your Worship, I'm only trying to help.
Princess Leia: Would you please stop calling me that?
Han Solo: Sure, Leia.
Princess Leia: You make it so difficult sometimes.
Han Solo: I do, I really do. You could be a little nicer, though. Come on, admit it. Sometimes you think I'm all right.
Princess Leia: Occasionally, maybe...when you aren't acting like a scoundrel.
Han Solo: Scoundrel? Scoundrel? I like the sound of that.
[Han starts to massage Leia's hand]
Princess Leia: Stop that.
Han Solo: Stop what?
Princess Leia: [timidly] Stop that. My hands are dirty.
Han Solo: My hands are dirty, too. What are you afraid of?
Princess Leia: Afraid?
Han Solo: You're trembling.
Princess Leia: I'm not trembling.
[Han gets closer]
Han Solo: You like me because I'm a scoundrel. There aren't enough scoundrels in your life.
Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.
Princess Leia: No, you're not. You're...
[Han kisses Leia]



[Interrupting Han and Leia kissing]
C-3PO: Sir. Sir, I've isolated the reverse, power flux coupling.
Han Solo: Thank you. Thank you very much.
C-3PO: Oh you're perfectly welcome, sir.



[to Han after he reveals his clever plan of escape]
Princess Leia: You have your moments. Not many of them, but you do have them.



[to Han]
Princess Leia: Some day you're gonna be wrong, I just hope I'm there to see it.



Lando: Lord Vader, we only use this facility for carbon freezing. If you put him in there it might kill him.
Darth Vader: I do not want the Emperor's prize damaged. We will test it on Captain Solo.



Darth Vader: The force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.



Darth Vader: You have learned much, young one.
Luke: You'll find I'm full of surprises.



[to Luke]
Darth Vader: Impressive. Most impressive. Obi-Wan has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me.



Darth Vader: Your destiny lies with me Skywalker. Obi-Wan knew this to be true.
Luke: No...



[to Luke after cornering him during their lightsaber battle]
Darth Vader: You are beaten. It is useless to resist. Don't let yourself be destroyed as Obi-Wan did.



Darth Vader: There is no escape. Don't make me destroy you. Luke, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.
Luke: I'll never join you!
Darth Vader: If you only knew the power of the Dark Side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
Luke: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!
Darth Vader: No. I am your father.
Luke: No...no. That's not true. That's impossible!
Darth Vader: Search your feelings, you know it to be true!
[Luke cries in anguish]
Luke: No! No!



Darth Vader: Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.



Han Solo: You said you wanted to be around when I made a mistake, well, this could be it, sweetheart.
Princess Leia: I take it back.



[Chewie tries to fight off the imperials and free Han]
Han Solo: No! Stop, Chewie, stop! Chewie! Chewie this won't help me! Hey! Save your strength. There'll be another time. The Princess. You have to take care of her. You hear me? Huh?
[Leia and Han share a passionate kiss before Han is dragged towards the freezing chamber by the imperials]
Princess Leia: I love you.
Han Solo: I know.



[Chewbacca is carrying the dismembered C3PO on his back]
C-3PO: If only you'd attached my legs, I wouldn't be in this ridiculous position. Now remember, Chewbacca, you have a responsibility to me, so don't do anything foolish!



[last lines]
Lando: Princess, we'll find Han. I promise.
Luke: Chewie, I'll be waiting for your signal. Take care, you two. May the force be with you.

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Total Quotes: 36



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