There's enough darkness in the galaxy right now. Let me know if you want to spread a little lightHera Syndulla in Star Wars Books, Outer Rim
We are Alderaan. We answer rage with wisdom. We answer fear with imagination. We answer war with hope. If one life with a single drop of Alderaanian blood survives, Alderaan survives.Leia Organa in Star Wars Books, Princess Leia
Rule through the fear of force rather than force itself.Wilhuff Tarkin in Star Wars Books, Imperial Sourcebook
Dooku chose his next words carefully. "Qui-Gon returned from Tatooine with a former slave boy. According to the boy's mother, the boy had no father."Count Dooku in Star Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
Wedge: "You know, for just an hour I'd like to know what it's like to fly with the Force watching my back."
Luke: "It's almost as good as having you watching my back."
If you continue to map the Unknown Regions, you'll have to call them something else.Wedge Antilles in Star Wars Books, X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar
Lieutenant, you're out of uniform. And you know, wearing an Ewok as a swimsuit is a felony on some worlds.Wedge Antilles in Star Wars Books, X-Wing: Solo Command
Cracken: "You're coming dangerously close to insubordination, General."
Wedge: "No, General. I'm not your subordinate. And what I'm coming dangerously close to is violence."
Isard: "I expected you to be taller."
Wedge: "I expected you to be dead."
Tomer, I direct your attention to the word "let". You've misused it. You don't "let" me, or "not let" me, anything. Understand?Wedge Antilles in Star Wars Books, X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar
Wedge: "What's that?"
Janson: "That's the sun, Wedge. It's after dawn."
Wedge: "Well, it offends me. Turn it off."
Han: "I could arrange for you to receive orders to conquer Coruscant, but your only resources would be twelve drunken Ewoks, four malfunctioning speeders, and forty kilos of beach sand."
Wedge: "That'll take at least two weeks, sir."
There are two types of male pilots. Good men, such as the ones I never tried to break or run out of my squadrons, whom I would shoot before I ever trusted them with my daughter. And worse men, whom I would shoot if I caught them looking at my daughter.Wedge Antilles in Star Wars Books, Legacy of the Force: Exile
It's like you said: the Death Star had to be stopped. Just as the Empire must be destroyed. If that's going to happen, some of us have to get blood on our hands. We have to be willing to kill, and willing to die. It's not easy and it never will be. But I can tell you this much, Kyrell. It's easier than standing by and doing nothing.Wedge Antilles in Star Wars Books, Lost Stars
The truth can hurt. But lies are worse.Kyle Katarn in Star Wars Books, Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
I believe, and believe strongly, that the Republic needs Jedi that get their hands dirty, that are part of the Republic's daily life. Jedi that live in ivory towers might be more dangerous than no Jedi at all.JediMon Mothma in Star Wars Books, Ambush at Corellia
Mon Mothma: "Luke is probably the last fully realized Jedi, General Solo. If he is lost... it may be over for the Rebel Alliance and the galaxy."
Han Solo: "Yeah, well, if he's such a great Jedi, how come I have to keep rescuing him?"
Claiming the name of Luke Skywalker also claims his crimes against the Empire. This is the result. Skywalkers die.Darth Vader in Star Wars Books, Star Wars #5
We keep our door open to my old master Dooku. Sometimes paths diverge, and he is walking a different one than the rest of us. But he is still welcome. If we cut off everyone whose choices differ from our own, we would stagnate and cease to learn, cease to grow. We must let people choose their path, and let them go as they see fit, but always leave a door open for them to return. Despite what others may call them, no one is ever truly lost. There is always hope in the Force.Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Books, Padawan
You fight like a Jedi. You fight as if this were your only weapon. It is not. The Sith's weapon is not the lightsaber. It is the dark side of the Force. And the dark side touches everything. The saber is merely a symbol. A flame, signifying the great blaze of the dark side. The inferno that consumes all who come against it.Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars Books, Star Wars #25
Anyone can fire a blaster. Very few can safely and skillfully wield a lightsaber. Everyone in the galaxy knows this to be true. We want our opponents to know that we use a weapon that requires intention. Training, precision and choice. The lightsaber symbolizes the care with which we approach our gifts through the Force and the care with which we wield them. It reminds others that while we could do more... we very purposefully do not.JediObi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Books, Star Wars #25
Remember why the Sith are more powerful than the Jedi, Sidious: because we are not afraid to feel. We embrace the spectrum of emotions, from the heights of transcendent joy to the depths of hatred and despair.Darth Plagueis in Star Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
"Uncertainty is the first step toward self-determination," Plagueis said. "Courage comes next."Darth Plagueis in Star Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
The power of the dark side is an illness no true Sith would wish to be cured of.Darth Plagueis in Star Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
Plagueis extended his left hand to touch him on the crown of the head. "Then it is done. From this day forward, the truth of you, now and forever more, will be Sidious."Darth Plagueis in Star Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
We are all two-faced beings, divided by the Force and fated for eternity to search out our hidden identities.Darth Plagueis in Star Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
Rarely did events play out as imagined, in any case. The order of future events was transient. In the same way that the past was reconfigured by selective memory, future events, too, were moving targets. One could only act on instinct, grab hold of an intuited perfect moment, and spring into action.Fate & DestinyStar Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
But darkness is eternal. Unlike the light, it cannot be extinguished. It will always find a way to rise again. And I, Darth Sidious, have risen with it.DarknessEmperor Palpatine in Star Wars Books, The Secrets of the Sith
To say that the Force works in mysterious ways is to admit one's ignorance, for any mystery can be solved through the application of knowledge and unrelenting effort.Darth Plagueis in Star Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
Tell me what you regard as your greatest strength, so I will know how best to undermine you; tell me of your greatest fear, so I will know which I must force you to face; tell me what you cherish most, so I will know what to take from you; and tell me what you crave, so that I might deny you.Darth Plagueis in Star Wars Books, Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
Evil? What is that? ...You said you were death itself. Are you evil, then, or are you simply stronger and more awake than others? Who gives more shape to sentient history: the good, who adhere to the tried and true, or those who seek to rouse beings from their stupor and lead them to glory? A storm you are, but a much needed one, to wash away the old and complacent and prune the galaxy of deadweight.Darth Plagueis in Star Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
A Jedi sufficiently strong in the Force can be trained to produce a facsimile, but not true Sith lightning, which, unabated, has the power not only to incapacitate or kill, but to physically transform the victim. Force lightning requires strength of a sort only a Sith can command because we accept consequence and reject compassion. To do so requires a thirst for power that is not easily satisfied. The Force tries to resist the callings of ravenous spirits; therefore it must be broken and made a beast of burden. It must be made to answer to one's will.Darth Plagueis in Star Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
We are not insurgents. We are partisans. We are a rebellion. I bring battle-hardened fighters. I bring experienced tacticians. I bring pilots, a squadron of them. I bring the means with which to fight back. I am inviting you, both of you, to join me in this.Saw Gerrera in Star Wars Books, Guardians of the Whills
Holding a planet doesn't just introduce the possibility that you will lose it. It begins the countdown.Mon Mothma in Star Wars Books, The Essential Atlas
Appearances and perceptions are important to the New Republic. And properly so. The Empire rules by force and threat; we rule instead by inspiration and leadership. We cannot be perceived to be cowering here in fear of our lives.Mon Mothma in Star Wars Books, The Last Command
I hate to say so, Mr. Bossk, but I have a bad feeling about this.Ezra Bridger in Star Wars Books, Ezras Spiel
The mourning is endless: my father, my mother, my friends, my city, my world. Every time I fail, I fail them. And no victory is great enough to bring them back.Leia Organa in Star Wars Books, Star Wars: The Rebel Files
He taught me so much about politics, leadership, and war, but above all he taught me that no price is too great to pay for our ideals. Bail Organa was willing to die if that meant the Empire would fall.Leia Organa in Star Wars Books, Bloodline
Let us take a moment to honor the lost souls of Alderaan. To honor Viceroy Bail Organa and Queen Breha Organa. May they forever be remembered.Leia Organa in Star Wars Books, Princess Leia
I would rather be a monster that believes in something, that would sacrifice everything to make the galaxy better, than be someone who sits on the sidelines and watches as if it has no consequences to them.Leia Organa in Star Wars Books, Star Wars Annual (2015)
Bail Organa: "I keep an eye out for acts of kindness in this new galaxy of ours. When there's a concentration of them, I try to find out who is behind them, and then we have a talk."
Ahsoka Tano: "What do you talk about?"
Bail Organa: "The Rebellion, Padawan Tano."
This is how the Old Republic died. This is how the Empire was born. Look with me for a moment at what I call the Empire's Great Lie. "Emperor" Palpatine has continued the pretense that he would end social injustice and corruption. On the surface, his policies may seem to be aimed at righting the wrongs imposed by the waning Republic. But his true goal has always been the subjugation of the thousand thousand worlds and the enslavement of all galactic citizens. He rules by fear rather than by consent. He states that all beings are equal citizens while he carries out secret missions designed to destroy whole races.Mon Mothma in Star Wars Books, The Farlander Papers
Daala: "The Rebel Alliance won't know what hit them."
Tarkin: "Oh, they'll know, my dear. Everyone will know. That's the point."
Someone once said that politics is little more than the systematic organization of hostilities.PoliticsWilhuff Tarkin in Star Wars Books, Tarkin
Never try to live decently, boy - not unless you're willing to open your life to tragedy and sadness. Live like a beast, and no event, no matter how harrowing, will ever be able to move you.Wilhuff Tarkin in Star Wars Books, Tarkin
We employ nonhumans wherever they are useful, for now. But mark my words, Raith. Humans are the future.Wilhuff Tarkin in Star Wars Books, Rogue Planet
Of power, I could tell you much. But the time is not right. I shall only say that the Empire is close to having power such as never before – power of world-shattering proportions, you could say. Mark my words, never again will a citizen of this galaxy watch a moonrise in quite the same way. He will stare at that moon – if such it is – and remember that the Empire is firmly in control.Wilhuff Tarkin in Star Wars Books, Empire 8: Darklighter
The average citizen deals in symbols, not rational analysis. If we present the citizen with a weapon so powerful, so immense as to defy all conceivable attack against it, a weapon invulnerable and invincible in battle, that shall become the symbol for the Empire. We may need only a handful, perhaps only one of these weapons to subjugate thousands upon thousands of worlds containing millions upon millions of beings.Wilhuff Tarkin in Star Wars Books, Imperial Sourcebook
Threats of insurrection must be met with strong, centralized power. One must seize the moment, and strike. Forgive the ravings of a lowly lieutenant governor, Supreme Chancellor. Moreover, I realize that it is hardly the Republic's way to answer violence with violence.Wilhuff Tarkin in Star Wars Books, Cloak of Deception
And here I thought one Solo was bad. Now I get to listen to two of them. Lucky me.Leia Organa in Star Wars Books, Star Wars Annual (2015)