William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #5)

But truly, what man doth not wear a mask?
For all of us are maskèd in some way–
Some choose sharp cruelty as their outward face,
Some put themselves behind a king's façade,
Some hind behind the mask of bravery,
Some put on the disguise of arrogance.
But underneath our masks are we not one?
Do we not all wish for love, and joy, and peace?

HAN: A life's not well lived under threat of death,
Especially with men of cruel intent --

HAN: 'Tis said that sometimes those who knew us in
Our youth did know us best. From them we have
No secrets and cannot pretend to be
Another thing that what we are. They keep
Our living honest, for they know who we
Have been.

Hath not a Sith eyes?
Hath not a Sith such feelings, heart and soul,
As any Jedi Knight did e’er possess?
If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you Blast us, shall we not injur’d be? If you Assault with lightsaber, do we not die?

I do his meaning understand, and yet
Another future for this boy I'll write.
Not death, but something even greater still.
It may be that this young Skywalker will
Still prove to be the most worth of the name.

If flurries be the food of quests, snow on.

Impressive, most impressive, worthy lad,
Thine Obi-Wan hath taught thee well, and thou
Hast master'd all thy fears. Now, go! Release
Thine anger, for thy hate alone can strike
Me down!

In time so long ago begins our play, In war-torn galaxy far, far away.

LEIA: Love unfulfill'd turns quickly into spite,
And vengefulness doth fill the empty place
Within my heart.

LEIA —Thy vanity Hath puff’d up thine imagination. HAN —Aye? Then why dost thou yet follow me? Wert thou Afraid I would depart without a kiss? LEIA I would as eagerly kiss Wookiee lips. HAN That can arrangèd be. By heaven’s breath, A kiss would suit thee well!

LUKE: O, what is life, and what our purpose here?
Are living creatures made for pain and strife,
Do we but walk our days upon the ground
To perish without memory or fame?
If so, what shall we seek whilst we yet like?
Is brave adventure worthy of our time,
Or should we seek the principle of pleasure?

LUKE: There is a tide in the affairs of Jedi.
Which taken at a flood, leads to the Force.

LUKE Thou dost not understand, thou useless scamp. I search not for a friend in this damp place, But for a Jedi master wise in skill! YODA O Jedi master! Yoda that you seek it is. ’Tis truly Yoda! LUKE [aside:] A strange turn of events! This tiny sprite May yet prove useful if he knows the man. [To Yoda:] Attend: thou know’st of Yoda, little one? YODA I’ll take thee to him. Aye, but first, let us eat food. Come, I good food have! LUKE I follow. R2, stay and watch the camp— Mayhap some hope still lives within this damp.

-No, I am thy father.

O, vile! These tauntauns have an awful stench outside, But nothing did I know of wretchedness, Disgusting rot, and sick’ning filth till this New smell hath made attack upon my nose.

PIETT: But truly, what man doth not wear a mask?
For all of us are masked in sone way --
Some choose sharp cruelty as their outward face,
Some put themselves behind a king's facade,
Some put on the disguise of arrogance,
But underneath our masks, are we not one?
Do not all wish for love, and joy, and peace?
And whether rebel or Imperial,
Do not our hearts all beat in time to make
The pounding rhythm of the galaxy?

RIEEKAN: A price too dear, indeed! A death mark is
No kind companion to a free man's life.

Thou man of scruffy looks, thou who heard’st nerfs, Thou fool-born wimpled roughhewn waste waste of flesh!

Thou man of scruffy looks, thou who herd’st nerfs,

thou who herd’st nerfs,

Try thou not. But do thou or do thou not, For there is no

YODA: But mind the dark side.
Anger, fear, aggression -- from
The dark side are they.

Easily they flow,
Quick to join you in a fight.
Aye, they do not fail!

Once on the dark path,
Forever shall not control
Thy destiny, Luke.

YODA Nay, nay! Try thou not. But do thou or do thou not, For there is no “try.

YODA: O, great warrior!
A great warrior you seek?
Wars not make one great.