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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back



Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued across the galaxy by Darth Vader and bounty hunter Boba Fett.


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Quotes from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Luke: All right, I'll give it a try.

Yoda: No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

Han Solo: [as Chewie tries to fight off the imperials and free Han] 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.

[Using the Force, Yoda effortlessly frees the X-Wing from the bog]

Luke: I don't, I don't believe it.

Yoda: That is why you fail.

C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.

Han Solo: Never tell me the odds.

Princess Leia: [annoyed] Why, you stuck up... half-witted... scruffy-looking... Nerf-herder!

Han Solo: Who's scruffy-looking?

[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: I won't fail you. I'm not afraid.

Yoda: You will be. You... will... be.

[after choking Captain Needa to death]

Darth Vader: Apology accepted, Captain Needa.

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!

Yoda: Your weapons, you will not need them.

Princess Leia: You're not actually going IN to an asteroid field?

Han Solo: They'd be crazy to follow us, wouldn't they?

[Han has decided to go searching for Luke]

Echo Base Officer: Your Tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker!

Han Solo: Then I'll see you in Hell!

Luke: There's something not right here... I feel cold. Death.

Yoda: [points to a cave opening beneath a large tree] That place... is strong with the dark side of the Force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go.

Luke: What's in there?

Yoda: Only what you take with you.

Luke: I want my lamp back. I'm gonna need it to get out of this slimy mudhole.

Yoda: Mudhole? Slimy? My home this is!

Darth Vader: Calrissian. Take the princess and the Wookie to my ship.

Lando: You said they'd be left at the city under my supervision!

Darth Vader: I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.

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.

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.

C-3PO: [Interrupting Han and Leia kissing] 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.

[a tremor knocks Leia into Solo's arms]

Princess Leia: Let go.

Han Solo: Shh.

Princess Leia: Let go, please.

Han Solo: Don't get excited.

Princess Leia: Captain, being held by you isn't quite enough to get me excited.

Han Solo: Sorry sweetheart. I haven't got time for anything else.

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: [cutting open his dead Tauntaun and shoving Luke inside] This may smell bad, kid, but it'll keep you warm until I get the shelter up... Ugh. And I thought they smelled bad on the *outside*.

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.

Yoda: Control, control, you must learn control!

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.

Luke: I don't know. I feel like...

Yoda: Feel like what?

[Luke whips around and pulls out his blaster in defense]

Luke: Like we're being watched.

Yoda: Away put your weapon. I mean you no harm.

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.

Boba Fett: As you wish.

Yoda: You must unlearn what you have learned.

Boba Fett: What if he doesn't survive? He's worth a lot to me.

Darth Vader: The Empire will compensate you, if he dies. Put him in.

Leia: They're getting closer.

Han Solo: Oh, yeah? Watch this.

[he throws the hyperdrive lever, the engine sputters and dies]

Leia: Watch what?

Han Solo: I think we're in trouble.

C-3PO: If I may say so, sir, I noticed earlier the hyperdrive motivator has been damaged. It's impossible to go to lightspeed!

Han Solo: We're in trouble!

[Luke's ship sinks into the mud]

Luke: We'll never get it out now!

Yoda: So certain are you. Always with you what cannot be done. Hear you nothing that I say?

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

[the Millennium Falcon, under siege, won't start]

Princess Leia: [sarcastic] Would it help if I got out and pushed?

Han Solo: [also sarcastic] It might!

[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.

Princess Leia: The cave is collapsing.

Han Solo: This is no cave.

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

Han Solo: How ya feeling kid? You don't look so bad to me. You look strong enough to pull the ears off a gundark.

Luke: Thanks to you.

Han Solo: That's two you owe me, junior.

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

Yoda: [to Luke] How do you get so big eating food of this kind?

[repeated line]

Luke: Ben... Ben. Why didn't you tell me?

C-3PO: Oh. They've encased him in Carbonite. He should be quite well protected. If he survived the freezing process, that is.

Darth Vader: Well, Calrissian, did he survive?

Lando: Yes, he's alive, and in perfect hibernation.

Darth Vader: He's all yours, bounty hunter. Reset the chamber for Skywalker.

[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.

[after R2D2 is spit out by a swamp creature on Dagobah - the line is changed in the Special Edition]

Luke: You were lucky to get out of there.

Princess Leia: Luke! Luke! Don't! It's a trap! It's a trap!

[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.

Lando: I had no choice. They arrived right before you did. I'm sorry.

Han Solo: I'm sorry too.

[heading into a cave on a large asteroid]

Princess Leia: I hope you know what you're doing.

Han Solo: Yeah, me too.

Darth Vader: You have learned much, young one.

Luke: You'll find I'm full of surprises.

Darth Vader: All too easy.

Princess Leia: I love you.

Han Solo: I know.

Han Solo: [C-3PO won't stop complaining] Either shut him up or shut him down!

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