Our list of the best quotes from Disney+ sci-fi action adventure fantasy television series Andor, created by Tony Gilroy. Set five years before the events of Rogue One, the story follows the adventures of the Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), a thief who becomes a revolutionary and eventually joins the Rebellion. It will explore tales of espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.
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Doorman: No weapons. No comms. No credit. No nonsense.
Kravas: Is there something amusing?
Kravas: You keep looking over here like there’s something funny.
Cassian: Definitely not.
Verlo: What does that mean?
Kravas: Oh, that is a hard look for a little thing like you.
Cassian: Yeah, he’s not laughing now, is he?
Cassian: I’m looking for my sister.
Hostess: Well, whoever she is, she’s not here. She disappeared. People come and go. You should leave.
Cassian: What was her name?
Hostess: Nobody here gives their real name.
Kravas: [to Cassian, referring to Verlo] You killed him. You didn’t mean it. He fell. We had a misunderstanding, and… We’ll go in together. We played too hard in hitting, and you didn’t understand it. He tried to grab you, and he fell, and he hit his head. We’ll go in together. We’ll tell them what happened.
[Cassian shoots and kills him]
2. That Would Be Me
Maarva Andor: Cassian. What have you done?
Cassian: I messed up.
Sergeant Linus Mosk: If I may, sir, hats off to you and Chief Inspector. Two men dead, line of duty, colleagues? It’s outrageous.
Syril Karn: Exactly! The thought of anything less than full engagement on a case like this…
Sergeant Linus Mosk: Unconscionable, sir. Dereliction of duty, at the minimum.
Syril Karn: It would be, wouldn’t it?
Sergeant Linus Mosk: [to Karn] I’ve seen it, sir. Half measures. The take-it-slow, the wait-and-see. It’s a plague on discipline. Face your men, yourself, the rest of your life, knowing you did less than everything you possibly could? I’ve been saying all along we need a stronger hand with these affiliated planets. There’s fomenting out there, sir. Pockets of fomenting. Corporate Tactical Forces are the Empire’s first line of defense, and the best way to keep the blade sharp is to use it.
Xanwan: What would we be picking up?
Cassian: Give me the price for not knowing.
Cassian: Not important.
Cassian: No, no.
Xanwan: Does it talk?
Cassian: Give me a number, Xan.
Xanwan: Nine hundred.
Cassian: A real number.
3. Reckoning'Special people are hard to find.' - Luthen Rael (Andor) Click To Tweet
Brasso: Where are you going?
Cassian: It’s better you don’t know. I’ll be back. I’ll find a way.
Luthen Rael: How do I know it works?
Cassian: It’s sealed. The moment I plug it in, the value drops.
Luthen Rael: So you could be scamming me.
Cassian: I’m giving you my word.
Luthen Rael: And if that’s not enough?
Cassian: You know where I live.
'Rule number one, never carry anything you don't control.' - Luthen Rael (Andor) Click To Tweet
Bix Caleen: [referring to Cassian] Someone ratted him out.
Bix Caleen: [to Timm, referring to ratting on Cassian] How could you?
Salman: Wait. What is going on?
Bix Caleen: I can’t believe you’d do that.
Salman: What did you do?
'Rule number two, build your exit on your way in.' - Luthen Rael (Andor) Click To Tweet
Luthen Rael: I see three choices. Either you’re an Imperial spy, you’re fronting for the person I really want to speak to, or you’re the thing itself.
Cassian: I see one choice. Either you got my money or you don’t.
Luthen Rael: So which is it? I know Bix has a game. You know, you bribe quartermasters to leave valuables on the ships before they come in for scraps. But this isn’t that. This isn’t something that they’d pass.
Cassian: No. I went in and got this myself.
Luthen Rael: How? How is that possible? It was sealed in the Imperial Naval Base in Steergard.
Cassian: Look, you got the money. I got the box. What else is there to talk about?
Luthen Rael: I’ll give you another thousand credits to tell me how you got it.
Cassian: Another thousand? Done.
4. Aldhani'Security is an illusion.' - Major Partagaz (Andor) Click To Tweet
Cassian Andor: What’s powering this? I’ve been in a Fondor Haulcraft. I’ve flown them. Never seen one do that.
Luthen Rael: Well, it’s been a day of surprises for all of us.
Cassian Andor: What’s Aldhani?
Luthen Rael: That depends.
Cassian Andor: I haven’t agreed to do anything but save my skin.
Luthen Rael: Yeah, and here you are with your skin.
'It took the combined ingredients of idiocy, ineptitude, and total disengagement for this farce to have reached the full apex of incredulous disaster.' - Lieutenant Supervisor Belvin (Andor) Click To Tweet
Luthen Rael: Seems to me you have two choices. Either I drop you somewhere and you start running, or you come with me, and help with something important. And, of course, you could try and kill me, and take the ship.
Cassian Andor: Define “important”.
Luthen Rael: Taking something of real value from the Empire. I don’t need you to steal. Seeing how well you’re doing on your own.
Luthen Rael: I’m offering you everything you want, all at once.
Cassian Andor: What is “everything I want”? Since you know so much about me.
Luthen Rael: To put a real stick in the eye of the Empire, and get paid for it.
5. The Axe Forgets'Surprise from above is never as shocking as one from below.' - Karis Nemik (Andor) Click To Tweet
Eedy Karn: Syril. You’re slouching. Is that how you’ve been presenting yourself to the world? It would explain a great deal. Being a leader isn’t something one just turns on and off. By the time you’ve remembered to sit up straight, it’s too late. You might as well wear a sign that says, “I promise to disappoint you.” It’s a shame we couldn’t have seen more of each other when you were flourishing. I’d have the memory to sustain me.
Syril Karn: Well, you could’ve come any time you wanted.
Eedy Karn: Any civilized being knows an open invitation is no invitation at all. My assumption is, you have no prospect for the future.
'The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.' - Arvel Skeen (Andor) Click To Tweet
Eedy Karn: I know what you tell me. I intuit the rest. I intuit you have no future prospects.
Syril Karn: I’d forgotten the precision of your predictive powers.
Eedy Karn: Ah, you’ve remembered how to mock me.
Syril Karn: Forgotten how sensitive you can be.
Eedy Karn: Perhaps you’ve forgotten my question. Do you have even a single prospect before you?
Syril Karn: I’ll find a way.
'Any civilized being knows an open invitation is no invitation at all.' - Eedy Karn (Andor) Click To Tweet
Arvel Skeen: [to Cassian] You didn’t come with much. That plus the bad arm? It’s pretty clear you left wherever you were in a hurry.
'Working with other people is never easy.' - Cassian Andor Click To Tweet
Arvel Skeen: So, where were you?
Cassian Andor: Sipo. Youth center. Three years. I was thirteen when I went in.
Arvel Skeen: I never heard of it.
Cassian Andor: Well, you didn’t miss anything.
Arvel Skeen: Yeah. They’ve built a lot of cages, huh? “The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.” Now it’s our turn to do the chopping.
'The pace of repression outstrips our ability to understand it. And that is the real trick of the Imperial thought machine. It's easier to hide behind forty atrocities than a single incident.' - Karis Nemik (Andor) Click To Tweet
Cassian Andor: So, that’s it? That’s why you’re here? Revenge?
Arvel Skeen: Yeah, that’s good enough for now.
'Everyone has their own rebellion.' - Vel Sartha (Andor) Click To Tweet
Cassian Andor: I was told I could help.
Arvel Skeen: Yeah, but you won’t say by who.
Cassian Andor: Working with other people is never easy.
Arvel Skeen: Yeah. I didn’t mark you for a team player.
Cassian Andor: It always breaks at the weakest point.
'Of course I'm afraid. But there's a difference between fear and losing your nerve.' - Cassian Andor Click To Tweet
Cassian Andor: I’m here to win and walk away.
Arvel Skeen: Wouldn’t that be lovely?
6. The Eye'So you think it's hopeless, do you? Freedom? Independence? Justice? We should just submit and be thankful? Just take what we're given?' - Karis Nemik, 'Do I look thankful to you?' - Cassian Andor (Andor) Click To Tweet
Karis Nemik: [to Cassian] I’m struggling to understand why my faith doesn’t calm me. I believe in something. Why am I so unsettled? I mean, you have nothing, you sleep like a stone.
Karis Nemik: My conclusion is simple. Weapons are tools. Those that use them are, by extension, assets that we must use to our best advantage. The Empire has no moral boundaries, why should we not take hold of every chance we can? Let them see how an insurgency adapts.
Cassian Andor: Well, you’re half right. The Empire doesn’t play by the rules.
Karis Nemik: And how am I wrong?
Cassian Andor: They don’t care enough to learn. They don’t have to. You mean nothing to them.
Karis Nemik: Perhaps they’ll think differently tomorrow.
Cassian Andor: Be careful what you wish for.
'Weapons are tools. Those that use them are, by extension, assets that we must use to our best advantage.' - Karis Nemik (Andor) Click To Tweet
Karis Nemik: So you think it’s hopeless, do you? Freedom? Independence? Justice? We should just submit and be thankful? Just take what we’re given?
Cassian Andor: Do I look thankful to you?
Karis Nemik: No. But I’m glad that you’re here. No matter what the reason.
Cassian Andor: Don’t worry. You’ll be fine. You’ll sleep when it’s done.
Commandant Jayhold Beehaz: The Eye, Colonel, you’re in for a treat. It really is something to see. Quite the celestial spectacle.
7. Announcement'It's overdue, and probably doomed, and I'm too old, and I don't care anymore.' - Maarva Andor Click To Tweet
Eedy Karn: Is that what you’re wearing?
Syril Karn: It would seem so.
Eedy Karn: What makes you believe the Bureau of Standards is in the market for individuals?
Syril Karn: It’s a brown suit.
'I show you the stone in my hand, you miss the knife at your throat.' - Mon Mothma (Andor) Click To Tweet
Eedy Karn: Everything says something, Syril. I’ve tried to make you understand that, you’ve resisted.
Syril Karn: What is it that you hear my collar saying?
Eedy Karn: “Look at me. I don’t believe in myself. I am desperate for approval.”
'We'll find a place they haven't ruined yet.' - Cassian Andor, 'I'm already there. That place is in my head. They can build as many barracks as they like, they'll never find me.' - Maarva Andor Click To Tweet
Colonel Yularen: The criminals responsible for last night’s atrocity on Aldhani think they’ve taken the Empire by surprise. We know better. We know the real shock will be when they discover how ready and eager we are to respond, to be prepared, to be here this morning and know that the only question we need to answer is how tight to close our fist. This is why we plan. This is why we work so hard when we’re at peace. This is why we recruit so carefully and demand so much.
'Everything says something.' - Eedy Karn (Andor) Click To Tweet
Dedra Meero: We’re playing straight into their hands.
Attendant Heert: Whose hands?
Dedra Meero: The rebels. This is exactly what they want. We’re treating what happened at Aldhani like a robbery.
Attendant Heert: What would you call it?
Dedra Meero: An announcement.
'That's just love. Nothing you can do about that. I've never loved anything the way I love you, and I've never fretted on anything more, but this time, you can't stay, and I can't go.' - Maarva Andor Click To Tweet
Luthen Rael: Revolutions are expensive.
Mon Mothma: I told you, I’m doing everything I can.
Luthen Rael: Your “everything” seemed to be all about bringing in a savior to access your family funds.
8. Narkina 5'Oppression breeds rebellion.' - Luthen Rael (Andor) Click To Tweet
Dedra Meero: You’ve been at the Bureau of Standards for less than a month and you’ve filed five false inquiries.
Syril Karn: Six, actually.
Dedra Meero: I wasn’t counting this morning.
Dedra Meero: What are you doing, Mr. Karn?
Syril Karn: Cassian Andor is a murderer and a threat to the Empire. I have been trying, with the limited tools available, to find him.
Dedra Meero: So, this is about public safety?
'We're going loud. Vulnerability is inevitable.' - Kleya Marki (Andor) Click To Tweet
Dedra Meero: One would think you’d want to leave Ferrix as far behind as possible.
Syril Karn: One would be wrong.
Dedra Meero: Drill down is exactly what I want to do, sir. Drill down, find Andor, and get a hunt started.
'Anarchy is a seductive concept. A bit of a luxury I'd argue to a man who is hiding in cold caves, and begging for spare parts.' - Luthen Rael (Andor) Click To Tweet
Fellow Prisoner: [to Andor] Breathe deep, brother. This may be the last fresh air we ever taste.
Dedra Meero: I don’t like wasting time. But one must be careful. You pull in the net, and the easy thing, the quick thing, is to assume that everything you’ve dragged to shore is a fish. I have colleagues who believe that’s the prudent mindset in defense of the Empire. But I take a more nuanced view. I try.
Dedra Meero: So here’s what we’ll do, Bix. I’ll tell you everything I know, and in doing so, perhaps convince you to cooperate without intervention. Failing that, we have Dr. Gorst, who’s developed a unique interview system some of us are very excited about.
Dedra Meero: You’re in my net, Bix. Are you a fish, or are you a thief?
Bix Caleen: [to Dedra] You’re ISB, aren’t you? Worst of the worst.
10. One Way Out'I'd rather die trying to take them down than die giving them what they want.' - Cassian Andor Click To Tweet
Cassian Andor: We need to go tomorrow.
Kino Loy: Tomorrow?
Cassian Andor: You heard me.
Kino Loy: Go where?
Cassian Andor: Anywhere. It has to be tomorrow.
'A drop of discomfort may be the price of doing business.' - Davo Sculdun (Andor) Click To Tweet
Kino Loy: You sound insane.
Cassian Andor: Listen to me. They don’t have enough guards, and they know it. They’re afraid. Right now, they’re afraid.
Kino Loy: Afraid? Afraid of what?
Cassian Andor: They just killed a hundred men to keep them quiet. What would you call that?
Kino Loy: I’d call that power.
Cassian Andor: Power? Power doesn’t panic.
'And what do you sacrifice?' - Supervisor Lonni Jung, 'Calm. Kindness. Kinship. Love. I've given up all chance at inner peace. I've made my mind a sunless space. I share my dreams with ghosts.' - Luthen Rael (Andor) Click To Tweet
Cassian Andor: Everyday we wait, they get stronger.
Kino Loy: It might be wise to have a plan.
Cassian Andor: We have a plan!
Kino Loy: Oh, what? You, and Birnok, and Melshi?
Cassian Andor: You don’t have time to be stupid!
'My anger, my ego, my unwillingness to yield, my eagerness to fight, they've set me on a path from which there's no escape.' - Luthen Rael (Andor) Click To Tweet
Kino Loy: [to the other prisoners] They’re not letting us go. Ever. We’re going to die here, or in the next place. So let’s get out heads back in our cells, and start figuring this out.
'I yearned to be a savior against injustice without contemplating the cost, and by the time I looked down, there was no longer any ground beneath my feet.' - Luthen Rael (Andor) Click To Tweet
Kino Loy: We are done with counting shifts. There is only then and now. There is only one way out. Play it how you want. But I’m going to assume I’m already dead, and take it from there.'I burn my life to make a sunrise that I know I'll never see. And the ego that started this fight will never have a mirror, or an audience, or the light of gratitude. So what do I sacrifice? Everything!' - Luthen Rael (Andor) Click To Tweet
11. Daughter of Ferrix'I don't want to be alone' - B2EMO (Andor) Click To Tweet
Melshi: [as they’re hanging off the edge of the cliff] I can’t feel my hands.
Cassian Andor: They’re leaving.
Melshi: Stop saying that.
Cassian Andor: They’re leaving.
Melshi: I can’t climb back up. You hear me?
Cassian Andor: I hear you.
Melshi: My hands won’t work.
Cassian Andor: I said, “I hear you.”
Melshi: Tell me they’re leaving.
Cassian Andor: They’re leaving. They’re leaving.
Brasso: [after Maarva dies] We’re going to take her out in a minute, if you want to say goodbye. I’ll have them clear the room if you want to be alone.
B2EMO: I don’t want to be alone. I want Maarva.
'I don't have lately. I have always. I have a constant blur of plates spinning, and knives on the floor, and needy, panicked faces at the window, of which you are but one of many.' - Kleya Marki (Andor) Click To Tweet
B2EMO: You said I could go with you.
Brasso: The Daughters of Ferrix require your assistance in matters of grave importance.
Corv: [as they’re watching Maarva’s house] Looks like someone died.
Cinta Kaz: It happens.
'For the greater good.' - Saw Gerrera, 'Call it what you will.' - Luthen Rael, Let's call it war.' - Saw Gerrera (Andor) Click To Tweet
Corv: [referring to Ferrix burial custom] The dead are bricked. They mix your ashes with mortar and local stone dust, put your name on and fire it up. You become a block of Ferrix brick.
Dedra Meero: And then what?
Corv: They find you a wall.
12. Rix Road'There will be times when the struggle seems impossible. I know this already. Alone, unsure, dwarfed by the scale of the enemy. Remember this. Freedom is a pure idea. It occurs spontaneously and without instruction.' - Karis Nemik Click To Tweet
Perrin Fertha: This is wrong, Mon. This is people trying to take you down by coming after me. You tell me who’s saying this, and I’ll tell you why.
Mon Mothma: Oh, please.
Perrin Fertha: Where would I get the money?
Mon Mothma: That’s the question that scares me the most.
Perrin Fertha: Someone’s lying to you.
Mon Mothma: On that, we can agree.
'The man who sees everything is more blessed than cursed.' - Clem Andor (Andor) Click To Tweet
Clem Andor: People don’t look down to where they should. They don’t look down, they don’t look past the rust. Not us though, eh? Eyes open, possibilities everywhere.
Karis Nemik: There will be times when the struggle seems impossible. I know this already. Alone, unsure, dwarfed by the scale of the enemy. Remember this. Freedom is a pure idea. It occurs spontaneously and without instruction.
'Tyranny requires constant effort. It breaks. It leaks. Authority is brittle. Oppression is the mask of fear. Remember that.' - Karis Nemik (Andor) Click To Tweet
Karis Nemik: Random acts of insurrection are occurring constantly throughout the galaxy. There are whole armies, battalions that have no idea that they’ve already enlisted in the cause. Remember that the frontier of the Rebellion is everywhere. And even the smallest act of insurrection pushes our lines forward. And then remember this. The Imperial need for control is so desperate because it is so unnatural.
'There is a wound that won't heal at the center of the galaxy. There is a darkness reaching like rust into everything around us. We let it grow, and now it's here. It's here, and it's not visiting anymore. It wants to stay.' Click To Tweet
Karis Nemik: Tyranny requires constant effort. It breaks. It leaks. Authority is brittle. Oppression is the mask of fear. Remember that. And know this, the day will come when all these skirmishes and battles, these moments of defiance will have flooded the banks of the Empire’s authority and then there will be one too many. One single thing will break the siege. Remember this. Try.