Anakin Quotes in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Yoda: How feel you?
Anakin: Cold, sir.
Yoda: Afraid are you?
Anakin: No, sir.
Yoda: See through you we can.
Mace Windu: Be mindful of your feelings.
Ki-Adi-Mundi: Your thoughts dwell on your mother.
Anakin: I miss her.
Yoda: Afraid to lose her I think, hmm?
Anakin: What has that got to do with anything?
Yoda: Everything! Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you.
Anakin: You're a Jedi Knight, aren't you?
Qui-Gon Jinn: What makes you think that?
Anakin: I saw your laser sword. Only Jedi carry that kind of weapon.
Qui-Gon Jinn: Perhaps I killed a Jedi and took it from him.
Anakin: I don't think so. No one can kill a Jedi.
Qui-Gon Jinn: I wish that were so.
Anakin: Mom, you said that the biggest problem in the universe is no one helps each other.
Anakin: Are you an angel?
Queen Amidala: What?
Anakin: An angel. I've heard the deep space pilots talk about them. They live on the moons of Iego, I think. They're the most beautiful creatures in the universe.
Queen Amidala: You're a funny little boy. How do you know so much?
Anakin: I listen to all the traders and star pilots who come through here. I'm a pilot, you know, and someday I'm going to fly away from this place.
[Anakin is about to leave his mother behind to train as a Jedi]
Anakin: I can't do it, Mom. I just can't do it.
Shmi Skywalker: Ani...
Anakin: Will I ever see you again?
Shmi Skywalker: What does your heart tell you?
Anakin: I hope so. Yes... I guess.
Shmi Skywalker: Then we will see each other again.
Anakin: I will come back and free you, Mom. I promise.
Shmi Skywalker: Now, be brave, and don't look back. Don't look back.
Queen Amidala: You're a slave?
Anakin: I'm a person and my name is Anakin.
Shmi Skywalker: All slaves have a transmitter placed somewhere in their body.
Anakin: I've been working on a scanner to try and locate mine.
Shmi Skywalker: Any attempt to escape...
Anakin: And they blow you up! BOOM!
Jar Jar Binks: How wude!
Anakin: But what about mom? Is she free too? You're coming too, aren't you mom?
Qui-Gon Jinn: I tried to free your mother Anni, but Watto wouldn't have it.
Shmi Skywalker: Son, my place is here, my future is here. It is time for you to let go.
Anakin: Now this is pod racing!
Anakin: I've built a racer. It's the fastest ever! There's a big race tomorrow on Boonta Eve. You could enter my pod. It's all but finished...
Shmi Skywalker: Anakin, Watto won't let you...
Anakin: Watto, doesn't know I've built it. You could make him think it was yours and you could get him to let me pilot it for you.
Shmi Skywalker: I don't want you to race Anni, it's awful. I die every time Watto makes you do it.
Anakin: But mom, I love it. The prize money would more than pay for the parts they need.
Anakin: What are midi-chlorians?
Qui-Gon Jinn: Midi-chlorians are a microscopic life form that resides within all living cells.
[laser fire surrounds Naboo Starfighter. R2D2 beeps]
Anakin: I know we're in trouble, just hang on!
Sebulba: You won't walk away from this one, you slave scum!
Anakin: Don't count on it, slimeball!
Sebulba: You're Bantha fodder!
Anakin: Qui-Gon told me to stay in this cockpit, and that's what I'm going to do!
Anakin: Mom, you've always said the biggest problem in this Universe is that nobody helps each other.
Anakin: I don't know if I'll ever see her again, I wanted to say goodbye.
Queen Amidala: We will tell her for you. We are sure her heart goes with you.
Anakin: I will come back and free you mom, I promise.
Luke: I'll not leave you here. I've got to save you.
Anakin: You already have, Luke.
Darth Vader: Luke... help me take this mask off.
Luke: But you'll die.
Darth Vader: Nothing... can stop that now. Just for once... let me... look on you with my *own* eyes.
[Luke takes off Darth Vader's mask one piece at a time. Underneath, Luke sees the face of a pale, scarred, bald-headed, old man - his father, Anakin. Anakin sadly looks at Luke but then gives a tired smile]
Anakin: Now... go, my son. Leave me.
Luke: No. You're coming with me. I'll not leave you here, I've got to save you.
Anakin: You already... have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right.
[Anakin smiles and his eyes begin to droop slumps down in death while giving one last dying breath]
Luke: Father... I won't leave you.
Obi-Wan: Why do I get the feeling you're going to be the death of me?
Anakin: Don't say that, master. You're the closest thing I have to a father.
[Anakin and Padme are about to be carted into the arena]
Anakin: Don't be afraid.
Padme: I'm not afraid to die. I've been dying a little bit each day since you came back into my life.
Anakin: What are you talking about?
Padme: I love you.
Anakin: You love me? I thought we had decided not to fall in love. That we'd be forced to live a lie and that it would destroy our lives.
Padme: I think our lives are about to be destroyed anyway. I truly... deeply... love you and before we die I want you to know.
Anakin: When I got to them we got into aggressive negotiations.
Padme: Aggressive negotiations? What's that?
Anakin: Ah, well, it's negotiations with a lightsaber.
Anakin: From the moment I met you, all those years ago, not a day has gone by when I haven't thought of you. And now that I'm with you again... I'm in agony. The closer I get to you, the worse it gets. The thought of not being with you- I can't breath. I'm haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me. My heart is beating... hoping that kiss will not become a scar. You are in my very soul, tormenting me... what can I do?- I will do anything you ask.
Anakin: ... if you are suffering as much as I am, PLEASE, tell me.
Padme: We used to come here for school retreat. We would swim to that island every day. I love the water. We used to lie out on the sand and let the sun dry us and try to guess the names of the birds singing.
Anakin: I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.
Anakin: Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi's life. So you might say, that we are encouraged to love.
Anakin: You call this a diplomatic solution?
Padme: No, I call it aggressive negotiations.
Padme: You're making fun of me!
Anakin: Oh, no, I'd be too frightened to tease a senator!
Anakin: [telling Padme about the Sand People] I... I killed them. I killed them all. They're dead... every single one of them. And not just the men. But the women... and the children, too. They're like animals, and I slaughtered them like animals! I HATE THEM!
Obi-Wan: What took you so long?
Anakin: Well, you know, Master, I couldn't find a speeder that I really liked...
Obi-Wan: There he is.
Anakin: ...with an open cockpit and the right speed capabilities.
Obi-Wan: If you spent as much time practicing your saber techniques as you did your wit, you'd rival Master Yoda as a swordsman.
Anakin: I thought I already did.
Obi-Wan: Only in your mind, my very young apprentice.
Padme: Please don't look at me like that.
Anakin: Why not?
Padme: Because it makes me feel uncomfortable.
Anakin: Sorry my lady.
Anakin: If you are suffering as much as I am, please tell me.
Padme: I can't... We can't... It's not possible.
Anakin: Anything is possible, Padme, listen to me.
Padme: No you listen! We live in a real world, come back to it. You're studying to become a Jedi, I'm... I'm a senator. If you follow your thoughts through to conclusion, it will take us to a place we cannot go, regardless of the way we feel about each other.
Anakin: Then you do feel something!
Padme: I will not let you give up your future for me.
Anakin: You're asking me to be rational. That is something that I know I cannot do. Believe me, I wish I could just wish away my feelings, but I can't.
Padme: To be angry is to be human.
Anakin: I'm a Jedi. I can be better than this.
[while pursuing Count Dooku, a laserblast knocks Padme out of the gunship]
Anakin: Put the ship down!
Obi-Wan: Anakin! Don't let your personal feelings get in the way!
Obi-Wan: Follow that speeder.
Anakin: Lower the ship!
Obi-Wan: I can't take Dooku alone! I need you! If we catch him, we can end this war right now! We have a job to do!
Anakin: I don't care! Put the ship down!
Obi-Wan: You will be expelled from the Jedi order!
Anakin: I CAN'T LEAVE HER!
Obi-Wan: COME TO YOUR SENSES! What do you think Padme would do were she in your position?
Anakin: [pause] She would do her duty.
Anakin: You're going to pay for all the Jedi that you killed today, Dooku.
Obi-Wan: We'll take him together. You go in slowly on the left...
Anakin: No, I'm taking him NOW!
Obi-Wan: No Anakin, NO!
Padme: It must be difficult having sworn your life to the Jedi... not being able to visit the places you like... or do the things you like.
Anakin: Or be with the people I love.
Padme: Are you allowed to love? I thought that was forbidden for a Jedi.
Anakin: One day, I will become the greatest Jedi EVER. I will even learn how to stop people from dying.
Padme: Ani? My goodness, you've grown.
Anakin: So have you, grown more beautiful... for a senator, I mean.
Padme: Ani, you'll always be that little boy I knew on Tatooine.
Anakin: If you'll excuse me Master.
[Anakin jumps out of the speeder]
Obi-Wan: I hate it when he does that.
[Cliegg Lars is telling Anakin about what happened to Shmi]
Cliegg Lars: It was just before dawn. They came out of nowhere. A hunting party of Tusken Raiders. Your mother had gone out early, like she always did, to pick mushrooms that grow on the vaporators. From the tracks, she was about halfway home when they took her. Those Tuskens walk like men, but they're vicious, mindless monsters. Thirty of us went out after her. Four of us came back. I'd be with them, only... after I lost my leg I just couldn't ride any more... until I heal. I don't want to give up on her, but she's been gone a month. There's little hope she's lasted this long.
[Anakin gets up from the table]
Owen Lars: Where are you going?
Anakin: To find my mother.
Cliegg Lars: Your mother's dead, son. Accept it.
Anakin: It doesn't have to be that way. We could keep it a secret.
Padme: We'd be living a lie. One we couldn't keep, even if we wanted to. I couldn't do that. Could you, Anakin? Could you live like that?
Anakin: We will find out who's trying to kill you, Padmé. I promise you.
Padme: I do not like this idea of hiding.
Anakin: Sometimes we must do what is requested of us.
Anakin: You're the closest thing I have to a father.
Obi-Wan: Then why don't you listen to me?
Obi-Wan: Just relax, concentrate.
Anakin: What about Padme?
Obi-Wan: She seems to be on top of things.
Anakin: It's all Obi-Wan's fault. He's jealous. He's holding me back.
Obi-Wan: I was beginning to wonder if you'd got my message.
Anakin: I retransmitted it to Coruscant, just as you'd requested, Master. Then we decided to come and rescue you.
Obi-Wan: [looks at his handcuffed hands] Good job.
[In the speeder, while chasing the assassin]
Obi-Wan: You know I don't like it when you do that.
Anakin: Sorry, master. I forgot that you don't like flying.
Obi-Wan: I don't mind flying, but what you're doing is suicide.
Obi-Wan: Anakin, may the force be with you.
Anakin: May the force be with you, Master.
Anakin: She went into the club, master.
Obi-Wan: Patience. Use the force. Think.
Anakin: When I'm around you, my mind is no longer my own.
Anakin: I'm a Jedi.
Watto: A Jedi. Whaddya know?
[Anakin uses his Force levitation to slice a fruit for Padme]
Anakin: If Obi-Wan caught me doing that, he would be very grumpy.
Anakin: [about Amidala] Just being around her again is... intoxicating.
Anakin: Oh don't worry, I've given up trying to argue with you.
Count Dooku: That was brave, boy, but foolish. I would have thought you'd have learned your lesson.
Anakin: I'm a slow learner.
Palpatine: You don't need guidance, Anakin. In time, you will learn to trust your feelings. Then, you will be invincible. I have said it many times, you are the most gifted Jedi I have ever met.
Anakin: Thank you, Your Excellency.
Palpatine: I see you becoming the greatest of all the Jedi, Anakin. Even more powerful than Master Yoda.
Anakin: I wasn't strong enough to save you mom. I wasn't strong enough, but I promise I won't fail again.
Anakin: Mem boshka de Shmi Skywalker.
[I'm looking for Shmi Skywalker]
Watto: Ani? Little Ani? It is you!
Anakin: Someday I will be the most powerful Jedi ever.
Obi-Wan: Where are you going? He went that way!
Anakin: Master, if we keep this chase going any longer that creep is gonna end up deep fried. And personally, I'd very much like to find out who he is, and who he's working for. This is a short cut... I think.
Obi-Wan: Well, you've lost him!
Anakin: I've heard this lesson before.
Obi-Wan: You haven't learned anything, Anakin.
Anakin: Excuse me, I'm in charge of security here, milady.
Anakin: I've got a bad feeling about this.
C-3PO: Master Owen, may I present two most important visitors?
Anakin: I'm Anakin Skywalker.
Owen Lars: [intrigued, but wary, tone] Owen Lars. This is my girlfriend, Beru.
Padme: I'm Padme.
Owen Lars: Well... I guess I'm your stepbrother. I had a feeling you might show up someday.
Anakin: Is my mother here?
[a one-legged Cliegg Lars appears]
Cliegg Lars: No, she's not. Cliegg Lars. Shmi is my wife. Come inside, we've got a lot to talk about.
[Anakin's lightsaber is broken in half]
Anakin: Not again. Obi-Wan's going to kill me.
Anakin: Jedi business. Go back to your drinks.
Anakin: You're asking me to be rational. I know that is something I cannot do.
Obi-Wan: You look tired.
Anakin: I haven't had much sleep of late.
Obi-Wan: Because of your mother?
Obi-Wan: ...Dreams pass in time.
Obi-Wan: It's a great pleasure to see you again, milady.
Padme: It has been far too long, Master Kenobi. Ani? My goodness you've grown.
Anakin: So have you. Grown more beautiful, I mean. Well, for a Senator I mean.
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