Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them. Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense. I want to come with you to Alderaan. There’s nothing for me here now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and be a Jedi, like my father before me. I suggest you try it again, Luke. This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct. Partially, but it also obeys your commands.
You’re all clear, kid. Let’s blow this thing and go home! Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. She must have hidden the plans in the escape pod. Send a detachment down to retrieve them, and see to it personally, Commander. There’ll be no one to stop us this time! He is here. I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing.
In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. You mean it controls your actions? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan–
I’m surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself. Alderaan? I’m not going to Alderaan. I’ve got to go home. It’s late, I’m in for it as it is. I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here. The Force is strong with this one. I have you now. A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.
No! Alderaan is peaceful. We have no weapons. You can’t possibly… You don’t believe in the Force, do you? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone. Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money.