Supreme Chancellor Quotes in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)


Supreme Chancellor Quotes:

  • Supreme Chancellor: Remember back to your early teachings. "All who gain power are afraid to lose it." Even the Jedi.

    Anakin Skywalker: The Jedi use their power for good.

    Supreme Chancellor: Good is a point of view, Anakin. The Sith and the Jedi are similar in almost every way, including their quest for greater power.

    Anakin Skywalker: The Sith rely on their passion for their strength. They think inward, only about themselves.

    Supreme Chancellor: And the Jedi don't?

    Anakin Skywalker: The Jedi are selfless... they only care about others.

    Supreme Chancellor: [looking a little frustrated] Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis "the wise"?

    Anakin Skywalker: No.

    Supreme Chancellor: I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith who lived many years ago. He was so powerful and so wise that he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life... He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying.

    Anakin Skywalker: He could do that? He could actually save people from death?

    Supreme Chancellor: The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.

    Anakin Skywalker: What happened to him?

    Supreme Chancellor: He became so powerful... the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, and then one night, his apprentice killed him in his sleep. It's ironic that he could save others from death, but not himself.

    Anakin Skywalker: Is it possible to learn this power?

    Supreme Chancellor: Not from a Jedi.

  • Mace Windu: In the name of the Galactic Senate of the Republic, you're under arrest, Chancellor.

    Supreme Chancellor: Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?

    Mace Windu: The senate will decide your fate.

    Supreme Chancellor: [now speaking as Darth Sidious] I AM the senate!

    Mace Windu: Not yet.

    [the Chancellor/Darth Sidious rises slowly, and his lightsaber snaps to his hand from his sleeve]

    Supreme Chancellor: It's treason, then...

    [ignites his lightsaber and leaps over his desk to attack]

  • Supreme Chancellor: I know what's been troubling you. Listen to me. Don't continue to a be a pawn of the Jedi Council! Ever since I've known you, you have been seeking a life of great significance, far more than any Jedi.

    [turns his back on Anakin]

    Supreme Chancellor: Are you going to kill me?

    Anakin Skywalker: I would certainly like to!

    Supreme Chancellor: I know you would. I can feel your anger. It give you focus... makes you stronger.

  • Supreme Chancellor: [Anakin cuts off Dooku's hands ending the battle. Anakin catches Dooku's lightsabre and ignites it and puts both lightsabres to his neck] Good, Anakin, good. Kill him.

    [Dooku looks at Palpatine in shock]

    Supreme Chancellor: Kill him now.

    Anakin Skywalker: I shouldn't...

    Supreme Chancellor: Do it!

    Anakin Skywalker: [Anakin decapitates Dooku] I couldn't stop myself.

    Supreme Chancellor: You did well, Anakin. He was too dangerous to be kept alive.

    Anakin Skywalker: Yes, but he was an unarmed prisoner.

    [frees Chancellor Palpatine]

    Anakin Skywalker: I shouldn't have done that. It's not the Jedi way.

    Supreme Chancellor: [stands up, rubbing his wrists] It is only natural. He cut off your arm, and you wanted revenge. It wasn't the first time, Anakin. Remember what you told me about your mother and the Sand People.

    [sound of sand people screaming in as if Anakin can still hear their death]

    Supreme Chancellor: Now, we must leave before more security droids arrive.

  • Mace Windu: [has Palpatine subdued] I'm going to put an end to this, once and for all!

    Anakin Skywalker: You can't. He must stand trial.

    Mace Windu: He has control of the senate and all the courts. He is too dangerous to be left alive!

    Supreme Chancellor: [exhausted and disfigured] But, I'm too weak. Don't kill me.

    Anakin Skywalker: That's not the Jedi way. He must live.

    [Windu ignores Anakin, still intending to kill Palpatine]

    Anakin Skywalker: I need him!

    [Windu raises his lightsaber]

    Anakin Skywalker: NO!

    Supreme Chancellor: [Anakin draws his own lightsaber, cutting off Windu's arm, then Palpatine electricutes Windu] Power, unlimited power!

  • Supreme Chancellor: Be careful of the Jedi, Anakin. Only through me can you achieve a power greater than any Jedi. Learn to use the Dark Side of the Force and you will be able to save your wife from certain death.

    Anakin Skywalker: What did you say? How do you know that...?

    Supreme Chancellor: Use my knowledge, I beg you.

    Anakin Skywalker: [igniting his lightsaber] You're the Sith Lord!

  • Mace Windu: The oppression of the Sith will never return! You, my lord, have lost!

    Supreme Chancellor: [speaking as Darth Sidious] No... no... no! YOU WILL DIE!

  • Supreme Chancellor: I hope you trust me, Anakin.

    Anakin Skywalker: Of course.

    Supreme Chancellor: I need your help, son. I want you to be the eyes, ears, and voice of the Republic. Anakin, I'm appointing you to be my personal representative on the Jedi Council.

    Anakin Skywalker: Me? A Master? I'm overwhelmed, sir. But the Council elects its own members. They will never accept this.

    Supreme Chancellor: I think they will. They need you, more than you know.

  • Supreme Chancellor: [about the Jedi Council] They don't trust you Anakin.

  • Anakin Skywalker: I'm going to turn you over to the Jedi.

    Supreme Chancellor: Of course you should. But you can't be sure of their intentions.

    Anakin Skywalker: I will learn the truth of all this quickly.

    Supreme Chancellor: You have much wisdom, Anakin. But if I were to die, all the knowledge you seek about the true nature of the Force will be lost with me. Learn the power of the Dark Side, Anakin. The power to save Padmé.

  • Supreme Chancellor: [to Anakin] Once more, the Sith will rule the galaxy. And, we shall have peace.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: [as he and Anakin walk into a room and find Chancellor Palpatine in a chair] Chancellor.


    Anakin Skywalker: You all right?

    Supreme Chancellor: Count Dooku.

    [Anakin and Obi-Wan turn around to and see Count Dooku with two Super Battle Droids]

    Obi-Wan Kenobi: This time we'll do it together.

    Anakin Skywalker: I was about to say that.

    Supreme Chancellor: You can't be any match for him, he's a Sith Lord.

    Obi-Wan Kenobi: Chancellor Palpatine, Sith Lords are our specialty.

    [he and Anakin take off robes]

    Count Dooku: Your swords, please. You don't want to make a mess of things in front of the Chancellor.

    Obi-Wan Kenobi: You won't get away this time, Dooku.

    [he, Anakin, and Dooku ignite lightsabers and fight]

    Count Dooku: I've been looking forward to this.

    Anakin Skywalker: My powers are double since the last time we met, Count.

    Count Dooku: Good. Twice the pride, double the fall.

    [fights more]

    Supreme Chancellor: [as Obi-Wan falls and gets back up, running toward Dooku] Get him!

    [Dooku chokes Obi-Wan and throws him down the stairs]

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