15 Total Quotes

Alec Guinness Quotes

A superb tenor voice, like a silver trumpet muffled in silk.
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#English Actor

Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?
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#English Actor #Fools And Foolishness

An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.
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The Force will be with you, always.
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#Force

In my experience, there's no such thing as luck.
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#Experience

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.
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#Energy

I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did. It's your father's lightsaber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or as random as a blaster, but an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.
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#Father

Use the Force, Luke.
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#Force

That's no moon. It's a space station.
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#Moon

I don't know what else I could do but pretend to be an actor.
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#English Actor

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
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#Soldier

Luke : How did my father die? Obi-Wan : A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi knights. He betrayed and murdered your father.
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#Empire

Luke : Listen, 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 all such a long way from here. Obi-Wan : That's your uncle talking.
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#Empire

Essentially, I'm a small-part actor who's been lucky enough to play leading roles for most of his life.
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