Princess Leia Organa Quotes in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)


Princess Leia Organa Quotes:

  • Princess Leia Organa: General Kenobi. Years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire. I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack, and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.


    Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: [to Luke] You must learn the ways of the Force, if you're to come with me to Alderaan.

    Luke Skywalker: Alderaan? I'm not going to Alderaan, I've gotta get *home*, it's late, I'm in for it as it is!

    Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I'm getting too old for this sort of thing.

    Luke Skywalker: Look, I can't get involved. I've got work to do. It's not that I like the Empire; I hate it, but there's nothing I can do about it right now... It's all such a long way from here.

    Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: That's your uncle talking.

  • Princess Leia Organa: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?

    Luke Skywalker: Huh? Oh, the uniform.

    [Luke takes off Stormtrooper mask]

  • Han Solo: Look, Your Worshipfulness, let's get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: me.

    Princess Leia Organa: It's a wonder you're still alive.

    [Pushing past Chewbacca]

    Princess Leia Organa: Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way?

    Han Solo: No reward is worth this.

  • Princess Leia Organa: It's not over yet.

    Han Solo: It is for me, sister. Look, I ain't in this for your revolution, and I'm not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I'm in it for the money.

    Princess Leia Organa: You needn't worry about your reward. If money is all that you love, then that's what you'll receive.

    [to Luke]

    Princess Leia Organa: Your friend is quite the mercenary. I wonder if he really cares about anything. Or anybody.

    [she stalks out]

    Luke Skywalker: [calling after her] I care.

    [to Han]

    Luke Skywalker: So, what do you think of her, Han?

    Han Solo: I'm tryin' not to, kid.

    Luke Skywalker: Good.

    Han Solo: [baiting him] Still, she's got a lot of spirit. I don't know, whaddya think? You think a princess and a guy like me...

    Luke Skywalker: [quickly] No.

  • Princess Leia Organa: I don't know who you are or where you came from, but from now on you'll do as I tell you, okay?

  • Princess Leia Organa: This is some rescue! You came in here, but didn't you have a plan for getting out?

    Han Solo: [indicating Luke] He's the brains, sweetheart!

  • Princess Leia Organa: No! Alderaan is peaceful! We have no weapons, you can't possibly...

    Governor Tarkin: [impatiently] You would prefer another target, a military target? Then name the system! I grow tired of asking this so it will be the last time: *Where* is the rebel base?

    Princess Leia Organa: ...Dantooine. They're on Dantooine.

    Governor Tarkin: There. You see, Lord Vader, she can be reasonable. Continue with the operation; you may fire when ready.

    Princess Leia Organa: WHAT?

    Governor Tarkin: You're far too trusting. Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration - but don't worry; we will deal with your rebel friends soon enough.

  • Princess Leia Organa: Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.

    Governor Tarkin: Charming to the last. You don't know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate your life.

    Princess Leia Organa: I'm surprised that you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself.

    Governor Tarkin: Princess Leia, before your execution, I'd like you to join me for a ceremony that will make this battle station operational. No star system will dare oppose the Emperor now.

    Princess Leia Organa: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

    Governor Tarkin: Not after we demonstrate the capabilities of this station.

  • Luke Skywalker: I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm here to rescue you.

    Princess Leia Organa: You're who?

    Luke Skywalker: I'm here to rescue you. I've got your R2 unit. I'm here with Ben Kenobi.

    Princess Leia Organa: Ben Kenobi? Where is he?

    Luke Skywalker: Come on!

  • [Princess Leia gets her first look at the Millennium Falcon]

    Princess Leia Organa: You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought.

    Han Solo: Nice! Come on.

  • [Han, Luke, Leia and Chewie land in the trash compactor]

    Han Solo: Garbage chute. Really wonderful idea. What an incredible smell you've discovered! Let's get out of here! Get away from there...

    Luke Skywalker: No, wait...!

    [Han draws his laser pistol and fires at the hatch. The laser bolt ricochets wildly around the small room. Everyone dives for cover in the garbage as the bolt finally explodes]

    Luke Skywalker: Will you forget it? I already tried it. It's magnetically sealed!

    Princess Leia Organa: Put that thing away, you're gonna get us all killed!

    Han Solo: Absolutely, Your Worship. Look, I had everything under control until you led us down here! Now it's not going to take them long to figure out what happened to us.

    Princess Leia Organa: It could be worse.

    [Garbage creature growls]

    Han Solo: It's worse.

  • Princess Leia Organa: Your friend is quite a mercenary. I wonder if he really cares about anything... or anybody.

    Luke Skywalker: I care.

  • Princess Leia Organa: They let us go. It was the only reason for the ease of our escape.

    Han Solo: Easy? You call that easy?

    Princess Leia Organa: They're tracking us.

    Han Solo: Not this ship, sister.

    Princess Leia Organa: [sighs] At least the information in R2 is still intact.

    Han Solo: What's so important? What's he carrying?

    Princess Leia Organa: The technical readouts of that battle station. I only hope that when the data's analyzed a weakness can be found. It's not over yet.

  • Princess Leia Organa: Darth Vader. Only you could be so bold. The Imperial Senate will not sit still for this. When they hear you've attacked a diplomatic...

    Darth Vader: Don't act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren't on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you.

    Princess Leia Organa: I don't know what you're talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan...

    Darth Vader: You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away!

  • Princess Leia Organa: [to Han] I knew there was more to you than money.

  • [Han is chasing some Stormtroopers]

    Princess Leia Organa: He certainly has courage.

    Luke Skywalker: What good will it do us if he gets himself killed? Come on.

    [Luke and Leia run off in the opposite direction]

  • [Luke and Leia are about to swing over the hole - Leia gives Luke a kiss]

    Princess Leia Organa: For luck.

  • Princess Leia Organa: Looks like you've managed to cut off our only escape route.

    Han Solo: [sarcastically] Maybe you'd like it back in your cell, your highness.

  • Han Solo: [after Leia blasts a vent] What the hell are you doing?

    Princess Leia Organa: Well somebody has to save our skins. Into the garbage, fly-boy!

  • Han Solo: Can't get out that way.

    Princess Leia Organa: Looks like you've managed to cut off our only escape route.

    Han Solo: [sarcastic] Maybe you'd like it back in your cell, your Highness.

  • General Willard: You're safe. When we heard about Alderaan, we feared the worst.

    Princess Leia Organa: We have no time for sorrows, Commander. You must use the information in this R-2 unit to help plan the attack- it's our only hope.

  • Princess Leia Organa: [as the ships approach] Here they come.

    Luke Skywalker: They're coming in too fast!

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