The best Quotes by Wilhuff Tarkin

The best Quotes by Wilhuff Tarkin

Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, introduced as the main antagonist of the original 1977 Star Wars film, in which he was played by Peter Cushing.

Rule through the fear of force rather than force itself.
Star Wars Books - Imperial Sourcebook
Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - about the Death Star
Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances!
I find their tactics ineffective. The Jedi Code prevents them from going far enough to achieve victory, to do whatever it takes to win, the very reason why peacekeepers should not be leading a war.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 3 Episode 19
The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.
Daala: "The Rebel Alliance won't know what hit them."
Tarkin: "Oh, they'll know, my dear. Everyone will know. That's the point."
Star Wars Books - Death Star
Someone once said that politics is little more than the systematic organization of hostilities.
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.
The stability of the Empire is at stake. A planet is a small price to pay.
The Jedi are extinct. Their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion.
We employ nonhumans wherever they are useful, for now. But mark my words, Raith. Humans are the future.
Star Wars Books - Rogue Planet
You would prefer another target? A military target? Then name the system! I grow tired of asking this. So it'll be the last time. Where is the Rebel base?
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.
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.
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.
Star Wars Books - Cloak of Deception
You do not know what it takes to win a war, but I do.
Failure will find you explaining why to a far less patient audience.
Krennic: "When the battle station is finished, Governor Tarkin, the Senate will be of little concern."
Tarkin: "'When' has become 'now', Director Krennic. The Emperor will tolerate no further delay. You have made time an ally of the Rebellion. I suggest we solve both problems simultaneously with an immediate test of the weapon. Failure will find you explaining why to a far less... patient audience."

Quotes about Wilhuff Tarkin

Governor Tarkin, I should've expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.

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There's enough darkness in the galaxy right now. Let me know if you want to spread a little light
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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."
Kanan: "Zeb, are you embarrassing the Imperials again?"
Zeb: "Honestly, Kanan, it's hard not to."
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Thrawn or Tarkin would be perfect for this assignment. But both are gone. And few in my Empire rise to their level of skill
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For if one is remembered by a friend, one is never truly gone.
There are things in the universe that are simply and purely evil. A warrior does not seek to understand them, or to compromise with them. He seeks only to obliterate them.
A warrior may forget that even the task of identifying the enemy can be difficult. And the cost of that failure can lead to catastrophe.
Time for Thrawn to face his future.
Time for Vader to face his past.
Star Wars Books - Thrawn: Alliances
Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
The Force will be with you. Always.
Your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them!
In my experience, there's no such thing as luck.
This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, and will soon see the end of the rebellion.
Your father's lightsaber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as random or as clumsy as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
Captain Antilles: "Your Highness, the transmission we received. What is it they've sent us?"
Leia Organa: "Hope."
Be careful not to choke on your aspirations!
As a Jedi, we were trained to be keepers of the peace, not soldiers. But all I've been since I was a Padawan is a soldier.
Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 7 Episode 11
Gives us clones all a mixed feeling about the war. Many people wish it never happened. But without it, we clones wouldn't exist.
Captain Rex in Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 7 Episode 11
Good is a point of view, Anakin. The Sith and the Jedi are similar in almost every way.
The truth is often what we make of it.
Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Rebels - Season 3 Episode 20
Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll never make it through the night.
War is young men dying and old men talking. You know this. Ignore the politics.
Odysseus in Troy
Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering.
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute.
Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small planet of Naboo.
While the congress of the Republic endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights, the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, to settle the conflict....
Bo-Katan: "I haven't seen battle droids since the Clone Wars."
Din: "I have."
Bo-Katan: "Any of 'em look suspicious?"
Din: "They all look suspicious."
Din Djarin in The Mandalorian - Season 3 Episode 6
Obi-Wan: "What have you become?"
Darth Vader: "I am what you made me."
Darth Vader in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi - Season 1 Episode 3
You will find that many of the truths we cling to, depend greatly on our own point of view.
Not all Mandalorians are bounty hunters. Some of us serve a higher purpose.
Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian - Season 2 Episode 8

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