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James Luceno Quotes

28 of the best book quotes from James Luceno
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Who gives more shape to sentient history: the good, who adhere to the tried and true, or those who seek to rouse beings from their stupor and lead them to glory?
James Luceno
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Darth Plagueis
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Darth Plagueis
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leadership
making history
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You said you were death itself. Are you evil, then, or are you simply stronger and more awake than others?
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In the same way that the past was reconfigured by selective memory, future events, too, were moving targets.
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Remember why the Sith are more powerful than the Jedi, Sidious: because we are not afraid to feel.
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The order of future events was transient.
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Uncertainty is the first step toward self-determination. Courage comes next.
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Deception begins with bureaucracy.
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Remember why the Sith are more powerful than the Jedi, Sidious: because we are not afraid to feel.
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We embrace the spectrum of emotions, from the heights of transcendent joy to the depths of hatred and despair.
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The power of the dark side is an illness no true Sith would wish to be cured of.
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A storm you are, but a much needed one, to wash away the old and complacent and prune the galaxy of deadweight.
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Where the Jedi courted power, the Sith lusted after it; where the Jedi believed they knew the truth, the Sith possessed it. Owned by the dark side, they ultimately became their knowledge.
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Fearless, we welcome whatever paths the dark side sets us on, and whatever destiny it lays out for us.
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Then it is done. From this day forward, the truth of you, now and forever more, will be Sidious.
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The Force tries to resist the callings of ravenous spirits; therefore it must be broken and made a beast of burden. It must be made to answer to one’s will.
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To say that the Force works in mysterious ways is to admit one’s ignorance, for any mystery can be solved through the application of knowledge and unrelenting effort.
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Rarely did events play out as imagined, in any case.
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The actions of a Sith begin from the self and flow outward.
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One could only act on instinct, grab hold of an intuited perfect moment, and spring into action.
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Beings may elect their leaders, but the Force has elected us.
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Success doesn’t come from summoning help from the Force, but from taking control of it and generating the power from within yourself.
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For the present, the more covert we remain, the more influence we can have.
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Qui-Gon believes that the boy—Anakin is his name—stands at the center of a vergence in the Force, and believes further that his finding him was the will of the Force.
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Not until the singular flame of the light side was extinguished from the galaxy.
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We stalk the Force like hunters, rather than surrender like prey to its enigmatic whims.
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Where the Sith once wore armor, we now wear cloaks. But the Force works through us all the more powerfully in our invisibility.
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Our revenge will be achieved not through subjugation but by contagion.
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Two lone Jedi are no match for thousands of battle droids and droidekas.

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