Created by George Lucas for the beloved Star Wars sci-fi franchise, Darth Vader is one of the most powerful and famous fictional villains.

Before becoming the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker — an idealistic goodhearted young boy who had the potential to become the most powerful Jedi ever. Anakin failed from grace and joined the dark side when he was tricked into thinking that it was the only way to save his wife (Padme) from dying.

If you are a Star Wars fan, you probably find it difficult to see Darth Vader only as this evil, ruthless character. There was a lot of injustice that led to his transformation and the Emperor knew exactly how to manipulate Anakin’s emotions. Besides, the fact that he becomes conflicted about turning his son Luke to the dark side of the Force, shows that there is still some good left in him.

The character was portrayed by numerous actors, but the original and iconic heavy-breathing voice behind the mask belongs to James Earl Jones.

While Vader wasn’t really one for long inspirational speeches, he sure had a way with words.

Here Are 50 Darth Vader Quotes:

Darth Vader inspirational quotes

We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master.

The Force is strong with this one.

I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new empire.

You have failed me for the last time.

Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.

This will be a day long remembered.

See to it personally, Commander. There’ll be no one to stop us this time.

I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.

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.

Darth Vader quotes to or about Luke

No, I am your father.

(OFTEN CITED AS ‘LUKE, I AM YOUR FATHER’)

Just for once let me look on you with my own eyes… You were right. You were right about me. 

There is no escape. Don’t make me destroy you.

Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for… sister. So, you have a twin sister.

Your feelings have now betrayed her, too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side… then perhaps she will…

It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.

The force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.

You cannot hide forever, Luke.

Your destiny lies with me Skywalker. Obi-Wan knew this to be true.

You have learned much, young one.

If you only knew the power of the dark side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.

I have you now!

If he could be turned, he would become a powerful ally.

Luke, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power.

Join me and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.

You are unwise to lower your defenses.

You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me.

You underestimate the power of the Dark Side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny.

The Emperor: I have no doubt that this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker.

Darth Vader: How is that possible?

The Emperor: Search your feelings Lord Vader, you know it to be true

The Emperor: He could destroy us.

Darth Vader: He’s just a boy!

He will joins us or die, Master!

You don’t know the power of the dark side! I must obey my master.

Darth Vader quotes about the dark side

I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do

The Emperor will show you the true nature of the Force. He is your Master now.

Give into your hate and anger.

You underestimate the power of the Dark Side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny.

Anakin Skywalker was weak. I destroyed him.

You don’t know the power of the dark side. 

The Emperor: There is a great disturbance in the Force

Darth Vade: I have felt it…

From my point of view, the Jedi are evil.

If you’re not with me, then you’re my enemy!

Funny Darth Vader quotes

Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

He’s as clumsy as he is stupid.

I hope so for your sake, Commander. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am.

He will not be permanently damaged.

Asteroids do not concern me, Admiral. I want that ship, not excuses.

I do not want the Emperor’s prize damaged. We will test it… on Captain Solo.

If this is a consular ship, where is the ambassador?

All too easy.

We would be honored, if you would join us.