Star Wars: Ep. V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) quotes

Director
George Lucas.

Cast
Mark Hamill.
Harrison Ford.
Carrie Fisher.
Billy Dee Williams.

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Either shut him up or shut him down!
– Han Solo

All too easy.
– Darth Vader

We’ll never get it out now!
– Luke
So certain are you. Always with you what cannot be done. Hear you nothing that I say?
– Yoda

I’ve just made a deal that’ll keep the Empire out of here forever.
– Lando

I hope you know what you’re doing.
– Princess Leia
Yeah, me too.
– Han Solo

Don’t worry about Master Luke. I’m sure he’ll be all right. He’s quite clever, you know… for a human being.
– C-3PO

Your weapons, you will not need them.
– Yoda

Why, you stuck up… half-witted… scruffy-looking… Nerf-herder!
– Princess Leia
Who’s scruffy-looking?
– Han Solo

I can’t. It’s too big.
– Luke
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.
– Yoda

We would be honored if you would join us.
– Darth Vader

How you doin’ Chewbacca? Still hanging around with this loser?
– Lando

You’re not actually going IN to an asteroid field?
– Princess Leia
They’d be crazy to follow us, wouldn’t they?
– Han Solo

Control, control, you must learn control!
– Yoda

Calrissian. Take the princess and the Wookie to my ship.
– Darth Vader
You said they’d be left at the city under my supervision!
– Lando
I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.
– Darth Vader

There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millennium Falcon. You are free to use any methods necessary, but I want them alive. No disintegrations.
– Darth Vader
As you wish.
– Boba Fett

Princess, we’ll find Han. I promise.
– Lando
Chewie, I’ll be waiting for your signal. Take care, you two. May the force be with you.
– Luke

Ben… Ben. Why didn’t you tell me?
– Luke

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

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?
– Han Solo
I love you.
– Princess Leia
I know.
– Han Solo

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!
– Yoda

You are beaten. It is useless to resist. Don’t let yourself be destroyed as Obi-Wan did.
– Darth Vader

I’m terribly sorry about all this. After all, he’s only a Wookiee.
– C-3PO

Luke! Luke! Don’t! It’s a trap! It’s a trap!
– Princess Leia

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

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

I won’t fail you. I’m not afraid.
– Luke
You will be. You… will… be.
– Yoda

I want my lamp back. I’m gonna need it to get out of this slimy mudhole.
– Luke
Mudhole? Slimy? My home this is!
– Yoda

What if he doesn’t survive? He’s worth a lot to me.
– Boba Fett
The Empire will compensate you, if he dies. Put him in.
– Darth Vader

Told you I did. Reckless is he. Now, matters are worse.
– Yoda
That boy is our last hope.
– Obi-Wan
No. There is another.
– Yoda

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.
– Darth Vader

I don’t, I don’t believe it.
– Luke
That is why you fail.
– Yoda

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