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"I am the Senate."
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine[src]
"Once more the Sith will rule the galaxy, and we shall have peace."
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, to Darth Vader[src]
"Wipe them out. All of them."
Darth Sidious, to Nute Gunray[src]
Palpatine: "I expect your best service."
Mace Windu: "For the Order and the Republic, I will give anything and everything, including my life."
Palpatine: "Good, we may need that, too."
Palpatine to Mace Windu[src]
"The time has come. Execute Order 66."
Palpatine, to Commander Cody[src]
"Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon. Strike me down with all of your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete."
―Emperor Palpatine, to Luke Skywalker[src]
"Power! Unlimited power!"
Palpatine, lashing out with Force lightning at Mace Windu — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]
Luke: "Your overconfidence is your weakness."
Palpatine: "Your faith in your friends is yours."
Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine, on board the Death Star II[src]
Sidious: "You were at Galidraan...tell me, how did one mere man kill so many of your kind?"
Dooku: "With his bare hands..."
Darth Sidious and Count Dooku, speaking of Jango Fett[src]
Palpatine: "Listen to me: If this 'Darth Sidious' of yours were to walk through that door right now—and I could somehow stop you from killing him on the spot—do you know what I would do? I would ask him to sit down and I would ask him if he has any power he could use to end this war!"
Anakin: "You would—you would—"
Palpatine: "And if he said he did, I'd bloody well offer him a brandy and talk it out!"
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and Anakin Skywalker, near the end of the Clone Wars[src]
Gunray: "My lord, is that... legal?"
Sidious: "I will make it legal."
Nute Gunray, hesitating to obey Darth Sidious's orders[src]
Palpatine: "You must get help. Neither of you is any match for a Sith Lord!"
Anakin: "Tell that to the one Obi-Wan left in pieces on Naboo."
Palpatine and Anakin Skywalker[src]
"Why, Master Yoda, what a delightful surprise! Welcome! Let me be the first to wish you Happy Empire Day!"
Palpatine, to Yoda[src]
"Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the dark side."
Palpatine, to Luke Skywalker, as he tortures Luke with Force lightning[src]
"I don't want this stunted slime in my sight again."
Darth Sidious, dismissing Daultay Dofine[src]
"Ten thousand years of peace begins today."
―The last line of Palpatine's Declaration of a New Order[src]
"Your Majesty, if I am elected, I promise to put an end to corruption."
―Senator Palpatine, to Padmé Amidala[src]
The Emperor's final command to Mara Jade[src]
Emperor: "You want this, don't you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it! Give into your anger! With each passing moment, you make yourself more my servant."
Luke: "No."
Emperor: "It is unavoidable. It is your destiny. You, like your father, are now...mine."
―Emperor Palpatine and Luke Skywalker, on the second Death Star[src]
"And you, young Skywalker. We will watch your career with great interest."
―Chancellor Palpatine, to young Anakin Skywalker[src]
"Choose someone as a successor and you will inevitably be succeeded.
Choose someone hungrier and you will be devoured.
Choose someone quicker and you won't dodge the blade at your back.
Choose someone with more patience and you won't block the blade at your throat.
Choose someone more devious and you'll hold the blade that kills you.
Choose someone more clever and you'll never know your end.
Despite these cautions, an apprentice is essential. A Master without an apprentice is a Master of nothing.

Palpatine, as quoted in the Telos Holocron[src]
"Captain Solo, I've got a bad feeling about this. You expect this court to believe that the Rodian fired upon you from a mere meter away and somehow managed to miss? What was he, a stormtrooper?"
Palpatine, to Han Solo, during his trial[src]
"Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design."
Emperor Palpatine, to Luke Skywalker, on the second Death Star[src]
"Do what must be done, Lord Vader. Do not hesitate. Show no mercy."
"He became so powerful, the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which, eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew. Then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. It's ironic. He could save others from death, but not himself."
Palpatine, relating the tragedy of Darth Plagueis to Anakin Skywalker[src]
Luke: "I'll never turn to the dark side. You've failed, Your Highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me."
Emperor: "So be it... Jedi."
Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine[src]
Palpatine: "Are you going to kill me?"
Anakin: "I would certainly like to."
Palpatine: "I know you would." [closes eyes] "I can feel your anger. It gives you focus, makes you stronger."
Anakin Skywalker and Palpatine[src]
"Of all the monsters I have created, I still regard Darth Vader as something of a minor masterpiece. No, he was not an entirely alchemical creation, but he was my monster nevertheless. Even though he failed to live up to his full potential, there was much pleasure in transforming Anakin Skywalker from a bright-eyed, tousle-headed youth into the greatest Jedi killer of all time. Yes, he ultimately turned against his Master, as monsters sometimes do, but that was my fault, not his. Given the opportunity to create Vader again, I would, and with zeal."
Palpatine, quoting from The Creation of Monsters, in a recording from the Telos Holocron[src]
"The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural."
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine[src]
Palpatine: "Get help. You're no match for him. He's a Sith Lord."
Obi-Wan: "Chancellor Palpatine, Sith Lords are our speciality."
Palpatine and Obi-Wan Kenobi, as Count Dooku enters the room[src]
"Even death kneels before me!"
"Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?"
Palpatine, to Mace Windu[src]
Emperor: "The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi."
Vader: "If he could be turned, he would become a powerful ally."
Emperor: "Yes. Yes. He would be a great asset. Can it be done?"
Vader: "He will join us or die, my master."
―The Emperor instructs Darth Vader to turn Luke Skywalker to the dark side[src]
Sidious: "I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend. At last, the Jedi are no more."
Yoda: "Not if anything to say about it I have!"
Darth Sidious and Yoda, just before Yoda sends Sidious flying across the room[src]

"I will not go down in history as the last Chancellor of the Republic."
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, during the Separatist Crisis[src]

"And if I ever need your services again, I will not hesitate to clone you."
Palpatine, to Garrbo V'Droz, shortly before killing him[src]
"I love democracy."
Palpatine, after being handed emergency powers by the Galactic Senate[src]
"Young fool. Only now, at the end, do you understand. Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the dark side. You have paid the price for your lack of vision. Now, young Skywalker, you will die."
Palpatine, before blasting Luke Skywalker with Force lightning[src]
"Let the hate flow through you."
―Emperor Palpatine, to Luke Skywalker on the Death Star II[src]
"Curse you, Skywalkers, both of you! I'll tell you the truth about your father! The great Darth Vader was a sick man in an iron mask! Yes, that mask inspired terror throughout the galaxy, but the feeble heart within was forever possessed by the impotent side of the Force!"
Palpatine, to Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa Solo[src]
"From here you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion."
―Emperor Palpatine, to Luke Skywalker on the Death Star II[src]
"There is no civility, only politics."
Emperor: "I'm looking forward to completing your training. In time you will call me master."
Luke: "You're gravely mistaken. You won't convert me as you did my father."
Emperor: "Oh, no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken, about a great many things."
Emperor Palpatine, welcoming Luke Skywalker on the Death Star II[src]
"I have no doubt the Jedi are doing their very best to ensure the safety of every citizen in the Republic. The accusations that the Jedi created the Clone War to give themselves more power over the government is absurd, and I will not stand for it."
Chancellor Palpatine, addressing the citizenry via flying billboard[src]
Palpatine: "Do you recall what I told you about the relationship between power and understanding, Lord Vader?"
Vader: "Yes, Master. Where the Jedi gained power through understanding, the Sith gain understanding through power."
Palpatine and Darth Vader, after the execution of Order 66[src]
Anakin: "You know the Dark Side?"
Palpatine: "Anakin, if one is to understand the great mystery, one must study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic, narrow view of the Jedi. If you wish to become a complete and wise leader, you must embrace a larger view of the Force."
Anakin Skywalker and Palpatine[src]
"Those who do not serve my ends, no matter how powerful they are, will be eliminated."
Emperor Palpatine[src]
Dr. Boll: "The fact remains that the beast is indestructible."
Palpatine: "Nothing is truly indestructible, Doctor."
Dr. Sionver Boll and Palpatine, examining the captured Zillo Beast[src]
Grievous: "You're mine, old man."
Palpatine: "I'm not afraid of you. You wouldn't dare harm the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic. Whatever would your master say?"
Grievous: "You are lucky they want you alive."
General Grievous threatens Palpatine[src]
"Now, you will experience my full potency. I live as energy. I am the dark side!"
Palpatine, during the Battle of Pinnacle Base — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]
Sidious: "Now is the time to strike. Now is the time to launch our final operation. Is everything ready for your special mission?"
Grievous: "Yes, Lord Sidious. The unsuspecting fools know not what awaits."
Darth Sidious and General Grievous[src]
Mace Windu: "You're a Sith Lord!"
Palpatine: "Am I? Even if true, that's hardly a crime. My philosophical outlook is a personal matter. In fact—the last time I read the Constitution, anyway—we have very strict laws against this type of persecution. So I ask you again: what is my alleged crime?"
Jedi Master Mace Windu and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, as Palpatine is revealed to be a Sith Lord[src]
"We must move quickly. The Jedi are relentless. If they are not all destroyed, it will be civil war without end."
Palpatine, planning the Great Jedi Purge[src]
Padmé: "The Chancellor's right, Senator. We'll be quite safe. He won several cups for airspeeder racing back on Naboo."
Bail: "He did? I don't recall that being mentioned in the Senate."
Palpatine: "Oh yes, what a useful recommendation for my candidacy. Likes to drive dangerous machines very fast."
Senators Padmé Amidala and Bail Organa on the driving skills of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine[src]
"If you will not be turned, you will be destroyed!"
―Emperor Palpatine, to Luke Skywalker[src]
Maul: "The Neimoidians are greedy and weak-willed. I find them unworthy."
Sidious: "You left out duplicitous and sniveling."
Darth Maul and Darth Sidious[src]
Palpatine: "Your patience has paid off."
Anakin: "Your guidance more than my patience."
Palpatine: "You don't need guidance, Anakin. In time you will learn to trust your feelings. Then you will be invincible."
Palpatine and Anakin Skywalker[src]
Vader: "My liege… there is much you should know…"
Palpatine: "There is little I don't, my able apprentice."
Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine[src]
"You must break through the fog of lies the Jedi have created around you. Let me help you to know the subtleties of the Force."
Palpatine, to Anakin Skywalker[src]
Palpatine: "Anakin, Anakin. I embarrassed you, didn't I?"
Anakin: "No, sir, I—"
Palpatine: "Yes, I did. You can say it. I won't bite."
Palpatine and Anakin Skywalker[src]
Valorum: "You're a good friend, Senator."
Palpatine: "My interests are the interests of the Republic, Supreme Chancellor."
Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum and Senator Palpatine[src]
Valorum: "Just think where we might be without the Jedi."
Palpatine: "I can only imagine."
Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum and Senator Palpatine[src]
Palpatine: "Vader! I am your master!"
Darth Vader: "Darth Vader's master! But not Anakin Skywalker's!"
Darth Vader, to Emperor Palpatine before casting him down the Death Star II's reactor core shaft[src]
"The difficulty is knowing not who to trust—nobody, absolutely nobody—but who can be allowed to know how much about a given situation. It's no secret that we hold Dr. Uthan in a Republic jail, and the assumption is that we need her expertise to prevent the Separatists from creating another anti-clone virus like hers, or even force her to create a countermeasure. But I prefer to think of her as my insurance policy. Should I ever need to remove the Grand Army—if the clones are not as loyal as the Kaminoans claim, and we all know the claims merchants make—then I have my means."
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine[src]
"Beings believe what you tell them. They never check, they never ask, they never think. Tell them the state is menaced by quadrillions of battle droids, and they will not count. Tell them you can save them, and they will never ask—from what, from whom? Just say tyranny, oppression, vague bogeymen that require no analysis. Never specify. Then they look the other way when reality is right in front of them. It's a conjuring trick. The key is distraction, getting them to watch your other hand. Only single-minded beings don't join in the shared illusion, and keep watching you too closely. Single-minded beings are dangerous. And they either work for me, or they don't work at all."
Chancellor Palpatine[src]
"Of all the monsters I have created, I still regard Darth Vader as something of a minor masterpiece. No, he was not an entirely alchemical creation, but he was my monster nevertheless. Even though he failed to live up to his full potential, there was much pleasure in transforming Anakin Skywalker from a bright-eyed, tousle-headed youth into the greatest Jedi killer of all time. Yes, he ultimately turned against his Master, as monsters sometimes do, but that was my fault, not his. Given the opportunity to create Vader again, I would, and with zeal."
Darth Sidious, in The Creation of Monsters[src]
Cosinga: "Murder has always been in your thoughts, hasn't it? You've merely been waiting for someone to grant you permission to act."
Palpatine: "I don't need anyone's permission."
Cosinga: "Precisely. You're an animal at heart."
Palpatine: "King of the beasts, Father."
Cosinga Palpatine and his son, shortly before the latter kills his father[src]
Palpatine: "Please sit. Make yourself comfortable. You see we allowed you to keep your weapon. A lightsaber... how interesting. And here I thought you were a former Jedi."
Ferus: "Former apprentice, actually."
Palpatine: "I could hardly expect you to admit to being a Jedi, seeing that they were traitors who tried to bring down the Republic."
Ferus: "I'm confused. I thought it was you who brought down the Republic. Didn't you declare an Empire a couple of months ago?"
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and Ferus Olin[src]
"The most dangerous men are always orphans…"
Palpatine, on the origins of Jango Fett[src]
Sidious: "Master Yoda. You survived."
Yoda: "Surprised?"
Sidious: "Your arrogance blinds you, Master Yoda. Now you will experience the full power of the dark side."
Darth Sidious and Yoda, before their duel in the Senate[src]
Palpatine: "Remember back to your early teachings. All who gain power are afraid to lose it. Even the Jedi."
Anakin: "The Jedi use their power for good."
Palpatine: "Good is a point of view, Anakin."
Anakin Skywalker and Palpatine, at the Galaxies Opera House[src]
"Though you are wise beyond your years, I would not be dismayed if you do not recognize my simulacrum. You see, I have chosen to appear before you not as I have come to be, but as I was long ago, when I was young. A vanity, perhaps, but I know from experience that a much older teacher, no matter how gifted, can appear antiquated, or even obsolete, and I would be remiss to encourage you to believe I am or ever was your superior. After all, you are full of life, and I…Well, because the Holocron is now in your hands, I must assume I am but a whisper from the past. So please forgive my youthful facade, which I hope will only serve you to more readily accept me as an equal, an ally, and as a friend."
Palpatine, addressing those that access the Telos Holocron[src]
"There is nothing I do not know. Nothing that is worth knowing, anyway."
Palpatine: "The Jedi Council want control of the Republic. They're planning to betray me."
Anakin: "I don't think that—"
Palpatine: "Anakin. Search your feelings. You know… don't you?"
Anakin: "I know they don't trust you."
Palpatine: "Hmm. Or the Senate, or the Republic, or democracy, for that matter."
Palpatine, testing the loyalties of Anakin Skywalker[src]
Palpatine: "I think I begin to understand the reasons for your secrecy. The Jedi are attempting to expose Sidious."
Yoda: "In pursuit of clues, we are."
Palpatine: "Might the capture of Sidious end the war?"
Mace: "Hasten the end."
Palpatine: "Then I trust that you will accept my apologies. Do whatever you must to hunt Sidious down."
Yoda and Mace Windu, sharing their suspicions about Darth Sidious with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine[src]
"Your hate has made you powerful. Now... fulfill your destiny... and take your father's place at my side."
Emperor Palpatine, to Luke Skywalker[src]
Palpatine: "I don't want to live as ordinary beings live."
Plagueis: "Do you fancy yourself extraordinary?"
Palpatine: "I only meant that I want to live an extraordinary life."
Plagueis: "Make no apologies for your desires."
Darth Plagueis and a young Palpatine[src]
Sidious: "The Sith Lords who follow us will pay tribute to your wisdom, Master."
Plagueis: "No, Lord Sidious. Because we are the end of the line. Everything done here has been for a single purpose: to extend our reign indefinitely."
Darth Sidious and Darth Plagueis[src]
Dooku: "I've half a mind to join your cause."
Palpatine: "My cause?"
Dooku: "I understand politics, my friend. I know that you have to be circumspect about what you say and to whom. But that the disenfranchised worlds of the Outer Rim enjoy any support at all is largely due to you. You speak honestly and you champion the underprivileged, and you may be the only one capable of bringing the Republic back from the brink. Unless, of course, you have been lying to me all these years."
Palpatine: "Perhaps a few lies of omission."
Jedi Master Dooku, confiding in Senator Palpatine before leaving the Jedi Order[src]
"I've rejected the name I was given."
Palpatine, on his mysterious lack of a first name[src]
Teem: "Are you ready to make history, Senator?"
Palpatine: "Rather than be a casualty of it."
Senators Pax Teem and Palpatine[src]
Gunray: "I demand to see your face."
Sidious: "You have yet to earn the privilege of seeing me."
Gunray: "Privilege? Who do you think you are?"
Sidious: "Are you certain you want to know?"
Gunray: "I demand to know."
Sidious: "Even better, then. I am a Sith Lord."
Gunray: "Sith Lord?"
Sidious: "You have permission to refer to me as Darth Sidious."
Gunray: "I've not heard of Darth Sidious."
Sidious: "Ah, but now that you have, our partnership is forged."
Darth Sidious, in the early stages of his collaboration with Nute Gunray[src]
Palpatine: "Senator Amidala, is that not the droid Jedi Skywalker constructed?"
Padmé: "Yes, it is."
C-3PO: "I am honored that you remember me, Your Majesty!"
Palpatine: [laughs] "A title more fit for a king or emperor."
C-3PO and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine[src]
"It is possible that the war itself has been only one further move in some greater game."
Palpatine, theorizing about the Clone Wars[src]
Luke: "I'll never turn to the dark side. You've failed, Your Highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me."
Emperor: "So be it... Jedi."
Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine[src]
"As you can see, my young apprentice, your friends have failed. Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station."
―Emperor Palpatine, to Luke Skywalker on the Death Star II[src]
"Don't get arrogant, child. You are to be commended for putting this action together. It shows greater initiative than I'd foreseen from you. And, of course, you've done us a great service in thinning the ranks, weeding out the treacherous... and the stupid. Did you really think you could do this?"
Emperor Palpatine, taunting Moff Kadir, after his failed coup d'état[src]
Dooku: "I declined to be a member of the Council in order to devote myself to diplomacy, and look how that has turned out. The Republic is sliding deeper into chaos."
Palpatine: "You're one man against a galaxy full of scoundrels."
Dooku: "One man should be able to make a difference if he is powerful enough."
Count Dooku, sharing his frustrations with Senator Palpatine[src]
"You have your father's fire. I look forward to seeing your pretty young face in the Senate."
Emperor Palpatine, to Leia Organa on their first meeting[src]
"You must reserve your rage for times when you can profit from it."
Palpatine, to Darth Vader[src]

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