These Darth Vader quotes will help you better understand the famous villain behind the mask—enjoy!
Darth Vader has become one of the most famous villains in the history of fictional villains since he was created by George Lucas of the Star Wars Franchise and introduced to sci-fi movie fans in 1977.
Since then, Darth Vader quotes have been as popular as the frightening man behind the mask made even more terrifying by his heavy breathing, deep (James Earl Jones) voice and signature caped ensemble.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, it’s difficult not to see Darth Vader as the romantic Anakin Skywalker failed by love who had gone to mask his weakness with his ruthlessness and cynicism, his evil coverup.
Here are 50 Darth Vader quotes made famous by one of the most iconic fictional villains of all time.
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Darth Vader Quotes That Will Help You Understand the Famous Villain Behind the Mask
1. “I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.”– Darth Vader
2. “I hope so for your sake, Commander. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am.” – Darth Vader
3. “All I am surrounded by is fear, and dead men.” – Darth Vader
4. “That name no longer has any meaning for me.” – Darth Vader
5. “This will be a day-long remembered.” – Darth Vader
6. “Just for once let me look on you with my own eyes. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister you were right.” – Darth Vader
7. “All too easy.” – Darth Vader
8. “Anakin Skywalker was weak. I destroyed him.” – Darth Vader
9. “Apology accepted, Captain Needa.” – Darth Vader
10. “Asteroids do not concern me, Admiral.” – Darth Vader
Short Darth Vader Quotes and Lines
11. “Be careful not to choke on your aspirations.” – Darth Vader
12. “Don’t fail me again, Admiral.” – Darth Vader
13. “From my point of view, the Jedi are evil.” – Darth Vader
14. “He will join us or die, my master.” – Darth Vader
15. “He will not be permanently damaged.” – Darth Vader
16. “He’s all yours, bounty hunter. Reset the chamber for Skywalker.” – Darth Vader
17. “He’s just a boy.” – Darth Vader
18. “I do not want the Emperor’s prize damaged.” – Darth Vader
19. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” – Darth Vader
20. “I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new empire.” – Darth Vader
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21. “I have felt it.” – Darth Vader
22. “If he could be turned, he would become a powerful ally.” – Darth Vader
23. “Impressive. Most impressive. Obi-Wan has taught you well.” – Darth Vader
24. “It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.” – Darth Vader
25. “No, I am your father.” – Darth Vader
26. “Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.” – Darth Vader
27. “Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.” – Darth Vader
28. “Take the princess and the Wookie to my ship.” – Darth Vader
29. “The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” – Darth Vader
30. “The Emperor will show you the true nature of the Force. He is your Master now.” – Darth Vader
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31. “The Force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.” – Darth Vader
32. “There is no escape. Don’t make me destroy you.” – Darth Vader
33. “Luke, you do not yet realize your importance.” – Darth Vader
34. “We meet again at last.” – Darth Vader
35. “The circle is now complete.” – Darth Vader
36. “When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.” – Darth Vader
37. “We would be honored, if you would join us.” – Darth Vader
38. “What is thy bidding, my Master?” – Darth Vader
39. “With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.” – Darth Vader
40. “Yes, your thoughts betray you.” – Darth Vader
More Darth Vader Quotes and Sayings
41. “You are beaten. It is useless to resist.” – Darth Vader
42. “You are unwise to lower your defenses.” – Darth Vader
43. “You don’t know the power of the dark side.” – Darth Vader
44. “You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me.” – Darth Vader
45. “You have failed me for the last time.” – Darth Vader
46. “You have learned much, young one.” – Darth Vader
47. “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny.” – Darth Vader
48. “You’re a part of the rebel alliance and a traitor. Take her away!” – Darth Vader
49. “You’re asking me to be rational. That is something I know I cannot do.” – Darth Vader
50. “Your destiny lies with me Skywalker. Obi-Wan knew this to be true.” – Darth Vader
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Darth Vader quotes from The Empire Strikes Back
51. “I want that ship, not excuses!” — Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
52. “Search your feelings, you know it to be true!” — Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
53. “Alert my Star Destroyer to prepare for my arrival.” — Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
54. “There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millennium Falcon.” — Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
55. “Move the ship out of the asteroid field so that we can send a clear transmission.” — Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
56. “You are free to use any methods necessary, but I want them alive. No disintegrations.” — Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
57. “Alert all commands. Calculate every possible destination along their last known trajectory.” — Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
58. “A clean bombardment is now impossible. General… prepare your troops for a surface attack.” — Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
59. “The Rebels are alerted to our presence. Admiral Ozzel came out of lightspeed too close to the system.” — Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
60. “Make ready to land our troops beyond their energy field, and deploy the fleet, so that nothing gets off the system.” — Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back
Darth Vader quotes from Star Wars: A New Hope
61. “Don’t underestimate the Force.” — Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope
62. “Obi-wan is here. The Force is with him.” — Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope
63. “They’ve just made the jump into hyperspace.” — Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope
64. “Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone.” — Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope
65. “I told you she would never consciously betray the Rebellion.” — Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope
66. “We’ll have to destroy them ship to ship. Get the crews to their fighters.” — Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope
67. “And now, your highness, we will discuss the location of your hidden rebel base.” — Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope
68. “Commander, tear this ship apart and bring me the passengers, I want them alive!” — Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope
69. “Don’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission after all.” — Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope
70. “Several transmissions were beamed up to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you.” — Darth Vader, Star Wars: A New Hope
Which of these Darth Vader quotes is your favorite?
Darth Vader’s tragic story as the valiant Jedi Knight turned evil is proof that even the good people of this world can make bad decisions when caught in a compromising circumstance in the name of love.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you may be wondering what could have happened if Anakin Skywalker didn’t succumb to the tempting shiny things offered by Darth Sidious of the Dark Force.
Maybe a different evil knight would have cast darkness in the Galaxy instead and things would have been different in the Skywalker household.
We will never know.
March 28, 2022 8:02 AM EST