The Emperor Quotes in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)


The Emperor Quotes:

  • Luke: Never. I'll never turn to the Dark Side. You've failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.

    The Emperor: [angry] So be it... Jedi!

  • Luke: Soon I'll be dead, and you with me.

    The Emperor: [laughing] Perhaps you refer to the imminent attack of your rebel fleet? Yes, I assure you, we are quite safe from your friends here.

    Luke: Your overconfidence is your weakness.

    The Emperor: Your faith in your friends is yours!

  • The Emperor: Come, boy, see for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion.

    [Luke's eyes go to his lightsabre]

    The Emperor: You want this, don't you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your anger. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant.

    Luke: No.

    The Emperor: It is unavoidable. It is your destiny. You, like your father, are now *mine*.

  • The Emperor: [In the throne room, Luke is watching the Imperial fleet attack the Rebels from the huge throne room window] As you can see, my young apprentice, your friends have failed. Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!

    [the Emperor hits the comlink switch on his throne]

    The Emperor: Fire at will, Commander!

    Moff Jerjerrod: [In the Death Star's firing room, a group of hooded Imperial gunners starts priming the Death Star's superlaser - a device so advanced it can be trained on capital ships, such as the Rebel aircraft carriers. A series of tones signify that the weapon is ready] Fire!

    [a second gunner hits a switch, and a huge laser beam roars down a firing shaft. The outer surface of the Death Star shows a huge laser dish start to develop, and then a titanic laser beam moves out from the Death Star's superlaser. It hits the Rebel Calamari Cruiser 'Liberty' and vaporizes the huge carrier in less than a second]

  • The Emperor: And now, young Skywalker... you will die.

  • The Emperor: If you will not be turned, you will be destroyed!

    [shoots Luke with Force lightning]

    The Emperor: Young fool... Only now, at the end, do you understand...

    [the Emperor shoots at Luke with more Force lighting]

    The Emperor: Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side.

    [shoots Luke with another burst of Force lighting]

    The Emperor: Now, you will pay the price for your lack of vision!

    [shoots more Force lighting]

  • Darth Vader: A small rebel force has penetrated the shield and landed on Endor.

    The Emperor: Yes, I know.

    Darth Vader: My son is with them.

    The Emperor: Are you sure?

    Darth Vader: I have *felt* him, my master.

    The Emperor: Strange that I have not. I wonder if your feelings on this matter are clear, Lord Vader.

    Darth Vader: They are clear, my master.

  • [Aboard the Death Star, The Emperor's shuttle is greeted by hundreds of Imperial troops and officers. As the last of six red-robed Royal Guards exit the shuttle, both Darth Vader and Moff Jerjerrod kneel in reverence at the foot of the boarding ramp as the Emperor himself emerges]

    The Emperor: Rise, my friend.

    Darth Vader: The Death Star will be completed on schedule.

    The Emperor: You've done well, Lord Vader. And now I sense you wish to continue your search for young Skywalker.

    Darth Vader: Yes, my Master.

    The Emperor: Patience, my friend. In time, he will seek *you* out, and when he does, you must bring him before me. He has grown strong. Only together can we turn him to the Dark Side of the Force.

    Darth Vader: As you wish.

    The Emperor: Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

  • The Emperor: Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. Your friends, up there on the sanctuary moon, are walking into a trap, as is your Rebel fleet. It was *I* who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. An entire legion of my best troops awaits them. Oh, I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

  • [Vader brings Luke before the Emperor and hands him Luke's weapon]

    Darth Vader: His light saber.

    The Emperor: [to Luke] Ah, yes. A Jedi's weapon, much like your father's. By now you must know that your father can never be turned from the Dark Side. So will it be with you.

  • The Emperor: [to Luke] Good! Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you!

  • The Emperor: I'm looking forward to completing your training. In time you will call *me* master.

    Luke: 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: He will come to me?

    The Emperor: I have foreseen it. His compassion for you will be his undoing. He will come to you and then you will bring him before me.

    Darth Vader: As you wish.

  • The Emperor: [to Luke] The Alliance... will die. As will your friends. Good, I can feel your anger. I am defenceless. Take your weapon. Strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!

  • Darth Vader: What is thy bidding, my master?

    The Emperor: Send the fleet to the far side of Endor. There it will stay until called for.

    Darth Vader: What of the reports of the rebel fleet massing near Sullust?

    The Emperor: It is of no concern. Soon the Rebellion will be crushed and young Skywalker will be one of us. Your work here is finished, my friend. Go out to the command ship and await my orders.

    Darth Vader: Yes, my master.

  • The Emperor: You're hate has made you powerful. Now fulfill your destiny, take you're father's place by my side.

    Luke: Never I'll never turn to the dark side

    Luke: You failed your highness, I am a Jedi like my father before me.

    The Emperor: So be it,Jedi.

  • The Emperor: [to the Senate] In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society which I assure you will last for ten thousand years.

    [Senate fills with enormous applause]

    Padmé: [to Bail Organa] So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.

  • The Emperor: [to Darth Vader] Every single Jedi, including your friend Obi-Wan, is now an enemy of the Republic. Do what must be done. Do not hesitate. Show no mercy.

  • The Emperor: Do it.

  • [Shock troopers are searching for the body of Yoda]

    Clone Commander Thire: There is no sign of his body, sir.

    Mas Amedda: Then he is not dead?

    The Emperor: Double your search!

    Clone Commander Thire: Yes, sir! Right away, sir!

    [the troopers exit]

    The Emperor: [to Mass Amedda] Tell Captain Kagi to prepare my shuttle for immediate takeoff.

    Mas Amedda: Yes, Master.

    The Emperor: I sense Lord Vader is in danger.

  • Anakin Skywalker: [Through a hologram projector] The Separatists have been taken care of, my master.

    The Emperor: It is finished then. You have restored peace and justice to the galaxy.

  • The Emperor: [Repeated several times] Execute Order 66.

    [the clone soldiers start killing the Jedi]

  • The Emperor: UNLIMITED POWER!

  • The Emperor: For the space of three minutes, every molecule on this planet will be immobilized. But after the third minute, the green ray loses it's power. Time will flow once more and everything will explode.

    Simon: Three minutes are enough, father.

  • The Emperor: You know, my son, I wouldn't be Emperor of the Galaxy if I didn't have some powers at my disposal. Imperial Battleship, halt the flow of time!

  • The Emperor: Our galaxy is split into two warring factions: our own and the one ruled by the evil Count Zarth Arn from the League of the Dark Worlds.

  • The Emperor: Well, it's done. It's happened. The stars are clear. The planets shine. We've won. Oh. Some dark force, no doubt, will show it's face once more. The wheel will always turn; but for now it's calm. And for a little time, at least, we can rest.

    [credits roll]

  • The Emperor: Like a sacred flower, you and I are of noble birth, we have no right to choose the ones we love, yet the common people envy us, but I envy them even more as they are free to love anyone.

  • The Emperor: [the Emperor doesn't want to be overdressed] I don't want to blind them, I just want them to blink a little.

  • Prime Minister: The people are clamoring for you, Your Majesty.

    The Emperor: They're not clamoring very loud.

    Prime Minister: But they're our best clamorers...

    The Emperor: Tell them I want more clamoring. I want more clamor!

  • The Emperor: The collar's always around the neck, the sleeves always come off the shoulders, the waist always goes around the middle! When will they invent something original?

  • The Emperor: Why does everyone argue with me? I'm the Emperor!

  • The Emperor: Would the pants have two legs?

    Henry Dispenser: How many would Your Majesty like?

    The Emperor: Five! Then when you're walking around, you can go jumping from leg to leg to leg to leg to leg to leg to leg to leg to leg to leg...

  • The Emperor: How do you spin a thread out of a solid diamond?

    Henry Dispenser: Ah! That is a family secret!

  • The Emperor: I think this will be very good for the kingdom. It will weed out all those people who try to bluff their way through life.

  • Prime Minister: [Prince Nino is no match for Princess Gilda] The marriage contract has already been agreed.

    The Emperor: They better have a lotta money. And I mean, a lotta money!

    Prime Minister: Unfortunately, they have.

    The Emperor: No, I mean a LOTTA money! And I wanna count it!

  • The Emperor: [the tailors use strange measurements] Duke, you realize I have bigger whoopets than the Maharajah?

    Duke: Oh, congratulations, Your Majesty.

    The Emperor: Thank you. I wonder what they are. I hope it's nice.

  • The Emperor: Blue? Red? There's only one way to settle this. I'll have to see the cloth myself.

  • The Emperor: [the invisible cloth] Everybody'll think I'm stupid. I can't be, I'm the Emperor.

  • The Emperor: It's diamond thread! Diamond makes a spectrum, and blue and red make...

    Duke: Uh... reddy-blue?

    Prime Minister: Uh... bluey-red?

    The Emperor: Blue and red make PURPLE!

  • The Emperor: We'll have your wedding dress made out of the same material.

    Princess Gilda: No!

  • The Emperor: You don't have to baloney me any more, Wenceslas.

  • Prime Minister: Your Majesty, I take it this is one suit of clothes that will not be in the museum.

    The Emperor: Wrong! This suit of clothes will have a place of honor in the museum, to show that even an Emperor can be wrong.

  • The Emperor: [the Prime Minister and the Duke admit their stupidity] But I, as Emperor, was OVERPOWERINGLY stupid... I, as Emperor, was more stupid than you all, because I was responsible for all this stupidity!

  • [first lines]

    The Emperor: I am Criswell. For years, I have told the almost unbelievable, related the unreal and showed it to be more than a fact. Now I tell a tale of the threshold people, so astounding that some of you may faint. This is a story of those in the twilight time. Once human, now monsters, in a void between the living and the dead. Monsters to be pitied, monsters to be despised. A night with the ghouls, the ghouls reborn from the innermost depths of the world.

  • The Emperor: Torture, torture! It pleasures me!

  • The Emperor: A pussycat is born to be whipped.

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