Quotations from Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi is a fantasy action-adventure film about Luke Skywalker and the Jedi Knights' attempt to destroy the second Death Star and bring Darth Vader back to the Light Side of the Force. The film is set one year after "The Empire Strikes Back". Directed by Richard Marquand. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher.
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was both a critical and financial success. However, it is seen as the worst film from the trilogy. Nonetheless, the film continues to be watched and memorized by youth around the world. Read on for some quotes from Return of the Jedi
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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.
Jerjerrod: I assure you, Lord Vader, my men are working as fast they can.
Vader: Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.
Jerjerrod: I tell you that this station will be operational as planned.
Han Solo: Hey, Jabba. Look, I was just on my way to pay you back, but I got a little sidetracked! It's not my fault--
Jabba the Hutt: It's too late for that, Solo. You may have been a good smuggler, but now you're Bantha fodder! [to Gamorrean Guards] Take him away!
Yoda: That face you make. Look I so old to young eyes?
Luke Skywalker: No. Of course not.
Yoda: I do, yes, I do! Sick have I become... old and weak. When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not, hmm? [laughs, then starts coughing] Soon will I rest. Yes, forever sleep. Earned it, I have.
Skywalker: Master Yoda, you can't die.
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]
Skywalker: Obi-Wan! Why didn't you tell me?! You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father!
Princess Leia Organa: Luke, what's wrong?
Luke Skywalker: Leia, do you remember your mother? Your real mother?
Leia: Just a little bit. She died when I was very young.
Luke: What do you remember?
Leia: Just images, really. Feelings.
Luke: Tell me.
Leia: She was very beautiful. Kind, but sad. Why are you asking me all this?
Luke: I have no memory of my mother. I never knew her.
Darth Vader: The Emperor has been expecting you.
Luke Skywalker: I know, father.
Vader: So, you have accepted the truth?
Luke: I've accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father.
The Emperor: 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 Emperor's 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.
The Emperor: Oh no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken. About a great many things.
Darth Vader: [searching for Luke in the Emperor's chamber] You cannot hide forever, Luke.
Luke Skywalker: I will not fight you.
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!
The Emperor: [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.]
The Emperor: 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!
The Emperor: Now, young Skywalker... you will die. [blasts more and more lightning at Luke; Darth Vader looks back and forth at Luke and the Emperor. After a while, he grabs the Emperor from behind and throws him down into the reactor shaft]
Anakin Skywalker: Luke, help me take this mask off.
Luke Skywalker: But you'll die!
Anakin Skywalker: Nothing can stop that now. Just for once, let me look on you with my own eyes.
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