Yoda 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.
Yoda: Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.
Mace Windu: But which was destroyed, the master or the apprentice?
Yoda: Master Qui-Gon. More to say have you?
Qui-Gon Jinn: With your permission, my master, I have encountered a vergence in the Force.
Yoda: A vergence, you say?
Mace Windu: Located around a person?
Qui-Gon Jinn: A boy. His cells have the highest concentration of midi-chlorians I have seen in a life-form. It was possible he was concieved by the midi-chlorians.
Mace Windu: You refer to the prophecy of The One who will bring balance to the Force. You believe it's this boy?
Yoda: May the force be with you.
Qui-Gon Jinn: [describing his encounter with Darth Maul] He had all the lightsaber fighting capabilities and the moves of the Jedi, only faster and more agressive. My only conclusion... is that it was a Sith lord.
Ki-Adi-Mundi: Impossible! The Sith are extinct! They have been for nearly a millenium.
Mace Windu: I agree. The Sith would not have returned without us sensing it.
Yoda: Hard to see, the dark side is. We must investigate further before drawing a conclusion to the idenity of your adversary.
Qui-Gon Jinn: I don't presume...
Yoda: But you do! Revealed, your opinion is.
Yoda: Qui-Gon's defiance I sense in you. Need that, you do not!
Yoda: That face you make... look I so old to young eyes?
Luke: No. Of course not.
Yoda: I do. Yes, I do. Sick have I become, old and weak... When nine hundred years old *you* reach, look as good *you* will not, hmm?
Yoda: Remember, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Luke... Luke... do not... do not underestimate the powers of the Emperor or suffer your father's fate you will. Luke, when gone am I... the last of the Jedi will you be. Luke, the Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned, Luke. There is... another... Sky... walker.
Luke: Master Yoda, you can't die.
Yoda: Strong am I with the Force, but not that strong.
Luke: Master Yoda... is Darth Vader my father?
Yoda: [avoiding the subject] Rest I need. Yes. Rest.
Luke: Yoda, I must know. If you know, tell me.
Yoda: Your father he is.
Yoda: Told you, did he?
Yoda: Unexpected this is. And unfortunate.
Luke: Unfortunate that I know the truth?
Yoda: No! Unfortunate that you rushed to face him... that incomplete was your training. That... not ready for the burden were you.
Yoda: No more training do you require. Already know you, that which you need.
Luke: Then I am a Jedi.
Yoda: No. Not yet. One thing remains. Vader. You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be. And confront him you will.
Yoda: Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have.
Luke: Master Yoda, you can't die.
Yoda: Ah, strong am I with the Force, but not that strong. Twilight is upon me, and soon, night must fall. That is the way of things. The way of the Force.
Yoda: [Deleted Scene - A dying Yoda confesses to Luke about the truth about Darth Vader] Unfortunate that you must rush to face him. And in complete of your training. That no ready the burden with you. Obi-Wan would had told you long ago if I had let him. Now, a great weakness you carry. Fear for you, I do. Face Vader you must and "sorry" will not help.
Yoda: Premonitions, premonitions. These visions you have...
Anakin Skywalker: They are of pain, suffering. Death.
Yoda: Yourself you speak of, or someone you know?
Anakin Skywalker: Someone.
Yoda: Close to you?
Anakin Skywalker: Yes.
Yoda: Careful you must be when sensing the future Anakin. The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.
Anakin Skywalker: I won't let these visions come true, Master Yoda.
Yoda: Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed that is.
Anakin Skywalker: What must I do, Master Yoda?
Yoda: Train yourself to let go... of everything you fear to lose.
Darth Sidious: I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend. At last, the Jedi are no more.
Yoda: Not if anything to say about it I have!
[Yoda force flings Darth Sidious across the room and across his desk]
Yoda: At an end your rule is, and not short enough was it.
[in a panic, Darth Sidious leaps towards the door. But Yoda leaps up and blocks his way]
Yoda: [ignites his lightsaber] If so powerful you are... why leave?
Darth Sidious: [ignites his lightsaber] You will not stop me! Darth Vader will become more powerful than either of us!
Yoda: Faith in your new apprentice, misplaced may be. As is your faith in the dark side of the Force.
Yoda: Good relations with the Wookiees, I have.
Yoda: Twisted by the Dark Side, young Skywalker has become. The boy you trained, gone he is... Consumed by Darth Vader.
[after Anakin is assigned by the Jedi to spy on Chancellor Palpatine]
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Anakin did not take to his new assignment with much enthusiasm.
Mace Windu: It's very dangerous, putting them together. I don't think the boy can handle it. I don't trust him.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: With all due respect, Master, is he not the Chosen One? Is he not to destroy the Sith and bring balance to the Force?
Mace Windu: So the prophecy says.
Yoda: A prophecy that misread could have been.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: He will not let me down. He never has.
Yoda: I hope right you are.
Yoda: Allow this appointment lightly, the council does not. Disturbing is this move by Chancellor Palpatine.
Anakin Skywalker: I understand.
Mace Windu: You are on the council, but we do not grant you the rank of master.
Anakin Skywalker: What? How can you do this? This is outrageous, it's unfair.
Mace Windu: Take a seat, young Skywalker.
Anakin Skywalker: Forgive me master.
[Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda are escaping the Jedi temple as Obi-Wan noticed the hologram center]
Obi-Wan: Wait, Master. There is something I must know.
Yoda: If into the security recordings you go, only pain will you find.
Obi-Wan: I must know the truth, Master.
[Obi-Wan watches the recordings of Jedi, even younglings, being slaughtered]
Obi-Wan: It can't be... It can't be...
Anakin Skywalker: The traitors have been taken care of, Lord Sidious.
Darth Sidious: Good... Good... you have done well, my apprentice. Now Lord Vader, go and bring peace to the Empire.
Obi-Wan: [switches off the hologram] I can't watch any more.
Yoda: Destroy the Sith we must.
[Yoda has just fled a fight against Lord Sidious after losing]
Yoda: Into exile, I must go. *Failed*, I have.
Yoda: I hear a new apprentice you have, Emperor... or should I say "Darth Sidious"?
Darth Sidious: Master Yoda... you survived.
Darth Sidious: Your arrogance blinds you, Master Yoda. Now you will experience the full power of the dark side.
[Unleashes Sith lightning on Yoda]
Yoda: [after the Wookiees help Yoda escape from the clone soldiers trying to kill him] Yes, miss you I will, Chewbacca.
Yoda: [walks into room to find Darth Sidious] I hear a new apprentice you have, Emperor. Or should I call you Darth Sidious.
Darth Sidious: Master Yoda. You survived.
Darth Sidious: Your arrogance blinds you, Master Yoda. Now you will experience the full power of the Dark Side.
[electrocutes Yoda with hands and laughs]
Darth Sidious: I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend.
[laughs more while Yoda gets up]
Darth Sidious: The last of the Jedi are no more.
Yoda: Not if anything to say about it, I have!
[throws Sidious back by using the Force]
Yoda: That'll end your rule is.
[Sidious gets up]
Yoda: Not short enough it was.
[Sidious jumps at the door to get out, but Yoda blocks it]
Yoda: If so powerful you are... why leave?
Darth Sidious: You will not stop me. Darth Vader will become more powerful that either of us!
Yoda: Faith in your new apprentice, misplaced may be.
Yoda: As is you faith in the Dark Side of the Force.
[on Kashyyyk, Yoda and the Clone Trooper commander observe the droid amry approaching]
Clone Commander Gree: The droids have just started up their main power generators.
Yoda: And now, the time is Commander.
Clone Commander Gree: Yes sir.
Mace Windu: I sense a plot to destroy the Jedi. The Dark Side of the Force surrounds the Chancellor.
Ki-Adi-Mundi: If he does not give up his emergency powers after the destruction of Grievous, then he must be forcibly removed from office.
Mace Windu: It will be tricky. The Jedi Council will have to take control of the Senate to ensure a peaceful transition to a new goverment and a new leadership for the Republic.
Yoda: Hmm. To a dark place this line of thought will carry us. Great care we must take.
Yoda: Destroy the Sith, we must.
Yoda: Use your feelings, Obi-Wan, and find him, you will.
Luke: All right, I'll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.
[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.
Luke: I won't fail you. I'm not afraid.
Yoda: You will be. You... will... be.
[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.
Yoda: I am wondering, why are you here?
Luke: I'm looking for someone.
Yoda: Looking? Found someone, you have, I would say, hmmm?
Yoda: Help you I can. Yes, mmmm.
Luke: I don't think so. I'm looking for a great warrior.
Yoda: Ohhh. Great warrior.
[laughs and shakes his head]
Yoda: Wars not make one great.
Yoda: Yes, run! Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice.
Luke: Vader... Is the dark side stronger?
Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad?
Yoda: You will know... when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack.
Luke: But tell my why I can't...
Yoda: No, no! There is no "why".
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!
[as Luke leaves before completing his training]
Yoda: Told you I did. Reckless is he. Now, matters are worse.
Obi-Wan: That boy is our last hope.
Yoda: No. There is another.
Yoda: Why wish you become Jedi?
Luke: Well, mostly because of my father, I guess.
Yoda: Ahh... father. Powerful Jedi was he. Powerful Jedi.
Luke: [suspcious] Oh, come on! How can you know my father? You don't even know who I am. Oh, I don't even know what I'm doing here! We're wasting our time!
Yoda: [Looking away from Luke] I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience.
Obi-Wan: [voice-over] He will learn patience.
Yoda: Much anger in him... like his father.
Obi-Wan: [voice] Was I any different when you taught me?
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!
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.
Yoda: Control, control, you must learn control!
Yoda: Your weapons, you will not need them.
[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?
Yoda: [to Luke] How do you get so big eating food of this kind?
Yoda: You must unlearn what you have learned.
[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.
Yoda: Stopped they must be; on this all depends. Only a fully trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will conquer Vader and his Emperor. If you end your training now - if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did - you will become an agent of evil.
Luke: And sacrifice Han and Leia?
Yoda: If you honor what they fight for? Yes.
Obi-Wan: If you choose to face Vader, you will do it alone. I cannot interfere.
Luke: I understand. R2? Fire up the converters.
Obi-Wan: Luke! Don't give in to hate. That leads to the Dark Side.
Yoda: Strong is Vader. Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.
Luke: I will. And I'll return, I promise.
[Luke has seen a vision of Han, Leia and Chewie being tortured in Cloud City]
Luke: I saw - I saw a city in the clouds.
Yoda: [nods] Friends you have there.
Luke: They were in pain...
Yoda: It is the future you see.
Luke: The future?
Luke: Will they die?
Yoda: [closes his eyes for a moment] Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.
Luke: I've got to go to them.
Yoda: Decide you must, how to serve them best. If you leave now, help them you could; but you would destroy all for which they have fought, and suffered.
Luke: How far away is Yoda? Will it take us long to get there?
Yoda: Not far. Yoda not far. Patience. Soon you will be with him.
Luke: Now all I got to is find this Yoda. If he even exists. It's a really strange place to find a Jedi Master. This place gives me the creeps.
[starts to eat something]
Luke: Still... there's something familiar about this place.
Luke: I don't know, I feel like...
[suddenly whips around and aims his gun at Yoda, who cowers and whimpers]
Luke: ... like we're being watched!
Yoda: Away put your weapon, I mean you no harm! I am wondering, why are you here?
Luke: I'm looking for someone.
Yoda: Looking? Found someone, you have, I would say! Hmm?
Luke: [lowers his gun] Right...
Yoda: Help you, I can. Yes, mmm.
Luke: I don't think so.
Luke: I'm looking for a great warrior.
[chuckles and comes toward Luke]
Yoda: Great warrior!
Yoda: Wars not make one great, heh heh heh!
[grunts as he comes over to Luke's area and picks up the thing Luke was eating]
Luke: Put that down, now we...
[Yoda takes a bite of the food]
Luke: Hey! My dinner!
[takes the food out of Yoda's hand and puts it in the lunch pack]
Yoda: [Luke is preparing his X-Wing fighter for take off] Luke. You must complete the training.
Luke: I can't get the vision out of my head. They are my friends and I got to help them.
Yoda: You must not go.
Luke: But, Han and Leia will die if I don't.
Obi-Wan: You don't know that.
[Force ghost of Obi-Wan appears]
Obi-Wan: 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. Where you will be tempted by the dark side of the force.
Yoda: Yes! Yes! To Obi Wan, you listen. The cave. Remember your failure with the cave?
Luke: But, I've learnt so much since then, Master Yoda. I promise to return and finish what I've begun. You have my word.
Obi-Wan: It is you and your abilites The Emperor wants. That is why your friends were made to suffer.
Luke: That's why I have to go.
Obi-Wan: Luke. I don't want to lose you to The Emperor, the way I lost Vader.
Luke: You won't.
Yoda: Stop they must be, on this it all depends. Only a fully trained Jedi knight with the force as his allie will conquer Vader and his Emperor. If you end your training now. If you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did. You will become an agent of evil.
Luke: And sacrifice Han and Leia?
Yoda: If you honor what they fight for? Yes!
Obi-Wan: If you choose to face Vader, you will do it alone. I cannot interfeare.
Luke: I understand
[Yoda looks surprised]
Luke: R2. Fire up the converters.
[Luke boards his X-Wing fighter]
Obi-Wan: Luke! Don't give in to hate. That leads to the dark side.
Obi-Wan: Strong is Vader. Mind what you have learned. Save you it can!
Luke: I will! And I'll return. I promise!
[Luke takes off and departs Degobah]
Yoda: [Obi-Wan and Yoda watches Luke fly away. Obi-Wan vanishes] Told you I did. Reckless is he. Now - matters are worse.
Obi-Wan: That boy is our last hope.
Yoda: No! There is another.
Obi-Wan: I have to admit that without the clones, it would have not been a victory.
Yoda: Victory? Victory you say? Master Obi-Wan, not victory. The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun the Clone War has.
Yoda: Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.
Mace Windu: What is it?
Yoda: Pain, suffering, death I feel. Something terrible has happened. Young Skywalker is in pain. Terrible pain.
Yoda: [Yoda is training children to be Jedi at the Jedi Temple. Obi-Wan comes in and explains he's looking for a planet] Mmm. Lost a planet, Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing. How embarrassing. Find it, we will try.
Obi-Wan: [Pointing to a spot in the star hologram] This is where it ought to be, but it isn't. Gravity is pulling all the stars in this area inward to this spot. There should be a star here, but there isn't.
Yoda: Most interesting. Gravity's silhouette remains, but the star and all its planets have disappeared. How can this be?
J.K. Burtola: [One of the children raises his hand] Because someone erased it from the archive memory.
Jedi Bear Clan: [All of the children] That's right! Yes! That's what happened! Someone erased it!
Mari Amithest: If the planet blew up, the gravity would go away.
Yoda: Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is. Uncluttered. To the center of the pull of gravity go, and find your planet you will.
Obi-Wan: But Master Yoda, who could have erased information from the archives? That's impossible, isn't it?
Yoda: [Frowning] Much harder to answer, that question is.
Yoda: The council is confident in its decision, Obi-Wan.
Mace Windu: The boy has exceptional skills.
Obi-Wan: But he still has much to learn, Master. His abilities have made him... well arrogant.
Yoda: Yes. Yes. A flaw more and more common among Jedi. Too sure of themselves they are. Even the older, more experienced ones.
Palpatine: Master Yoda. Do you really think it will come to war?
Yoda: The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the future is.
Yoda: Senator Amidala, your tragedy on the landing platform, terrible. Seeing you alive brings warm feelings to my heart.
Yoda: But for certain, Senator, in grave danger you are.
Yoda: Do not assume anything Obi-Wan. Clear your mind must be if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot.
Yoda: Around the survivors a perimeter create.
Yoda: To the forward command center take me.
Yoda: Powerful you have become Dooku, the dark side I sense in you.
Count Dooku: I have become more powerful than any Jedi. Even you.
[Dooku shoots Sith lighting at Yoda who effortlessly deflects it away]
Yoda: Much to learn, you still have.
Yoda: Blind we are, of creation of this clone army we could not see.
Mace Windu: I think it is time we inform the senate that our ability to use the force has diminished.
Yoda: Only a Dark Lord of the Sith knows of our weakness. If informed the senate is, multiply our adversaries will.
Yoda: Track down this bounty hunter, you must, Obi-Wan.
Yoda: Until caught this killer is, our judgment she must respect.
Yoda: Dangerous and disturbing this puzzle is. Only a Jedi could have erased those files. But who, and why, harder to answer. Meditate on this I will.
Yoda: Bring him here. Question him we will.
Yoda: If Dooku escapes, rally more systems to his cause we will.
Yoda: Concentrate all your fire on the nearest starship.
Yoda: Clear your mind must be, if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot.
Yoda: Fought well you have, my old Padawan
Count Dooku: This is just the beginnig!
Obi-Wan: Do you believe what Dooku said about this 'Darth Sidious' controlling the senate? It doesn't feel right.
Yoda: Joined the Dark Side Dooku has. Lies, deceit, creating mistrust are his ways now.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Let's just hope Anakin is ready for this responsibility.
Yoda: Ready he is, to teach an apprentice. To let go of his pupil, a greater challenge it will be.
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