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Tysyacha 03-14-2007 11:03 PM

Quotes About the Force
 
I'd like to make this thread an archive of quotes about the Force,
including those from George Lucas himself, if you can find any.
What is the Force, and what does it do? What is its nature?
What make up the Light Side and the Dark Side of the Force?

I'd like to say, "May the Force be with you!" as you search. :)

Jae Onasi 03-14-2007 11:25 PM

One of my favorites:
Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it binds the universe together.

Master Zionosis 03-14-2007 11:34 PM

LOL, Jae thats Hilarious, i love it, haha :lol:. I can't think of one, ahhwwww!! :)

Aurora Starfire 03-14-2007 11:44 PM

Hehe.... the first of the Force quotes.....

Quote:

Originally Posted by Obi-wan Kenobi
The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the Galaxy together.


CSI 03-15-2007 12:11 AM

That's a very interesting topic, indeed. Well this is mine.

Force is an unknown matter, but it's known within us. We're all binded to it. It is essence of all living, but it looks like a living by itself. It has a Light and Dark Side, just like Duct tape. Now this is getting interesting: The Force was balanced by constant conflict of Light side and Dark Side. Otherwise, there would be no Force.

SilentScope001 03-15-2007 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Han Solo
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kreia
There is no truth in the Force.

Here's some.

milo 03-15-2007 01:00 AM

F = ma

Best force quote ever. :xp:

Sabretooth 03-15-2007 04:50 AM

Quote:

May the Force be with you.
If you ask me, this is one topic that can go on for dozens of pages. :xp:

The_Catto 03-15-2007 09:11 AM

Obi-Wan: The Force will be with you, always.
Obi-Wan, again: The Force can have a strong influence on the weak minded.

^^^ I want to know how to use the Force. I know plenty of weak-minded people who i could manipulate!

Darth Vader: Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed; the ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

^^^ How true!

Han Solo: Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff. But I've never seen anything to make me believe that there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field that controls MY destiny.

ET Warrior 03-15-2007 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by milo
F = ma

Newton would be proud

Darth InSidious 03-15-2007 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Code of the Sith
Peace is a lie, there is only passion,
Through passion, I gain strength,
Through strength, I gain victory,
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Jedi Code
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.

;)

@jmac: I thought F= dp
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Negative Sun 03-15-2007 11:55 AM

"Master Yoda you can't die!"

- "Strong am I with the Force, but not that strong..."

Mike Windu 03-15-2007 12:29 PM

Quote:

F = ma
I lol'd.

Ztalker 03-15-2007 12:59 PM

:yodac: "Use the Force, you must!"

:vader3: "Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force."

Prime 03-15-2007 02:14 PM

Here are some various quotes about various aspects of the Force...

"Which brings us up to the films 4, 5, and 6, in which Anakin's offspring redeem him and allow him to fulfill the prophecy where he brings Balance to the Force by doing away with the Sith and getting rid of evil in the universe..." -Lucas

"But if it was force-generated, it could be Force repelled. Luke raised his arms to deflect the bolts. Initially, he was successful- the lightning rebounded from his touch, harmlessly into the walls. Soon, though, the shocks came with such speed and power, they course over and into him. -ROTJ novelization"

"But this was no simple warrior enemy. Dooku's hand shot out toward the charging Jedi, sending forth a Force push as solid as any stone wall, and a burst of blue Force lightning, unknown to the Jedi, charged all about the trapped and lifted Jedi Padawan." -AOTC novelization

"...I had to begin to show that Dooku had these powers similar to what the Emperor had. Sith powers. Dark Side powers...so we do a little bit of the Sith thing in the beginning to get rid of Anakin and let Obi-Wan have his fight." -Lucas

"...to become the most powerful Jedi, and the only way you can really do that is to go to the Dark side because the Dark side is more powerful. If you want the ultimate power you really have to go to the stronger side, which is the Dark side..." - Lucas [AOTC commentary]

tk102 03-15-2007 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prime
"...to become the most powerful Jedi, and the only way you can really do that is to go to the Dark side because the Dark side is more powerful. If you want the ultimate power you really have to go to the stronger side, which is the Dark side..." - Lucas [AOTC commentary]

Really? That one was a surprise. Kind of negates Yoda's discussion with Luke in ESB.

deathdisco 03-15-2007 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tk102
Really? That one was a surprise. Kind of negates Yoda's discussion with Luke in ESB.

I belive Lucas also said something to the effect of: The Dark Side will leave you when you need it most. It might of been later in that same commentary.

Plus I don't think in Lucas' mind there is such a thing as a Sith ghost. From one of the drafts of ANH:
Quote:

This is a fight you cannot win, Darth. I have grown much since our parting. If my blade finds its mark, you will cease to exist. But, if you cut me down, I will only become more powerful. Heed my words.
Source.

It seems to me it's a trade off.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Carth
I suppose that's the nature of the dark side. Power, but no longevity. Eventually it just consumes itself.


Jeff 03-15-2007 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tk102
Really? That one was a surprise. Kind of negates Yoda's discussion with Luke in ESB.

Thats what I thought. When Luke asks if the Dark side is stronger, Yoda tells him no.

stoffe 03-15-2007 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth Moeller
Thats what I thought. When Luke asks if the Dark side is stronger, Yoda tells him no.

Yoda isn't exactly impartial though, obviously he would think than the Side he's the foremost practitioner of is the "best". And he would likely tell Luke what he needed to hear to make Luke do as he wanted. :)

It could also depend on how you measure the "power" of the sides, and what use you intend for it. If you need to wreak destruction and violence then the Dark side is clearly stronger. But the Force isn't merely a weapon, there are other aspects to it, which are less useful in situations or fighting and struggle, in which the Light side might be stronger. As has been mentioned before, the Dark side might be more powerful, but the power "burns out" the user quicker than the Light side would.

tk102 03-15-2007 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stoffe
It could also depend on how you measure the "power" of the sides, and what use you intend for it.

Yes, I thought of that and forgot to ask Prime -- when exactly did Lucas make the aforementioned statement? Was it when Anakin was appealing to Palpatine for the power to save the life of Padme? I assumed it was, and that's what threw me. I could more likely imagine him saying "the Dark Side is more powerful" during a battle or something. (Even so, isn't it strange how Yoda doesn't get beaten by the baddies?)

YertyL 03-15-2007 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tk102
Really? That one was a surprise. Kind of negates Yoda's discussion with Luke in ESB.

Perhaps he changed his mind in between ESB and AOTC?
Anyway, another famous one...
"Its energy sorrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter! You have to feel the Force around you: Here, between you, me, the rock, the tree - everywhere. Even between swamp ... and ship."

Aaah, somehow jedi have been downgraded a little since the OT... :-/

JediAthos 03-15-2007 07:31 PM

"Size matters not, judge me by my size do you? And well you should not, for my ally is the Force and a powerful ally it is."

"Only a fully trained Jedi Knight with the Force as his ally can destroy Vader and his Emperor."

Darth InSidious 03-15-2007 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YertyL
Perhaps he changed his mind in between ESB and AOTC?
Anyway, another famous one...
"Its energy sorrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter! You have to feel the Force around you: Here, between you, me, the rock, the tree - everywhere. Even between swamp ... and ship."

Aaah, somehow jedi have been downgraded a little since the OT... :-/

QFE/T

Good choice of quote, too :D

Prime 03-16-2007 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tk102
Yes, I thought of that and forgot to ask Prime -- when exactly did Lucas make the aforementioned statement? Was it when Anakin was appealing to Palpatine for the power to save the life of Padme? I assumed it was, and that's what threw me. I could more likely imagine him saying "the Dark Side is more powerful" during a battle or something. (Even so, isn't it strange how Yoda doesn't get beaten by the baddies?)

I'd have to go back and watch it, but I think it is pretty much what it says there. If you want to be as powerful as you possibly can be (i.e. abilities, in a nutshell), then you have to go to the darkside, because it can give you access to powers you otherwise couldn't. Off the top of my head there isn't anything that a lightsider can do that a darksider can't.

As to Yoda's statement, the important thing is to keep in mind that that is a character's point of view. In any event, that extra power comes with a great cost, so I don't think Yoda's statement is invalid necessarily.

The funny thing about Yoda's statement is that it kind of contradicts itself. The fact that the dark side provides quicker and easier use of the same powers makes it inherently more powerful, like any tool that lets you do something easier than another tool.

Quote:

Originally Posted by YertyL
Perhaps he changed his mind in between ESB and AOTC?
Anyway, another famous one...
"Its energy sorrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter! You have to feel the Force around you: Here, between you, me, the rock, the tree - everywhere. Even between swamp ... and ship."

Aaah, somehow jedi have been downgraded a little since the OT... :-/

How so?


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