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Calling All Padmé Quotes - moonspinner
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Calling All Padmé Quotes
I'm working on the next challenge/discussion for the Padmé Amidala thread on tfn and I got an idea from RX_Sith to use famous Padmé Quotes as the prompts for the challenge. Look at what I got from Wookiepedia

"My life is dedicated to the people of Naboo. It is the least I owe them."
— Padmé Naberrie to her former love, Ian Lago, shortly before her election as Queen
"I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!"
—Queen Amidala to the Galactic Senate
"Wake up, Senators... you must wake up! If we offer the Separatists violence, they can only show us violence in return! Many will lose their lives. All will lose their freedom."
—Amidala before the Galactic Senate
"What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we have been fighting to destroy?"
—Padmé Amidala to her husband
"So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."
—Padmé Amidala to Bail Organa following the Declaration of the New Order
"Obi-Wan... There is good in him... I know. I know there is... still."
—Padmé Amidala's last words 



Contributions:
r0ck3tsci3ntist
"That's what a parent needs for her child, to know that he had been given a chance of a better life"'
Padmé to Anakin on the flight to Naboo

lazypadawan 
"I truly, deeply love you and before we die I want you to know"
Padmé's "I love you" in the face of "certain death" in AOTC


fialleril
"I call for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Valorum's leadership." 
Queen Amidala to the Galactic Senate.
"To be angry is to be human." 
Padmé to Anakin after his confession in AotC. 


aubreys_master
"Are you sure this is wise?  Trusting our fate to a boy we hardly know?" 
Padmé to Qui-Gon before Anakin's podrace. 

"Come away with me.  Leave everything behind while we still can" 
Padmé to Vader.


Can anyone help me with a few more? ::puppy eyes::

Meanwhile I've updated my perennial A/P mush/angst fic, Living A Lie.  In the words of r0ck3tsci3ntist, muse builds character.  ::winks::

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r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: February 8th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
"That's what a parent needs for her child, to know that he had been given a chance of a better life"'
Pamdé to Anakin on the flight to Naboo
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 8th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks dear. Any more?
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: February 8th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where did that quote originate? Script? Novelization?

Love your icon, btw. The movie had its short-comings, but it was pretty good overall.
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: February 9th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi! I found the quote in the complete Wookiepedia entry for Padmé Amidala. I assume it was either from the novel or a cut scene.

As far as the movie goes, I think it suffers a bit for being shortened for the western audience. Older Zhang Yimou films were always criticized for being too long. He may have tried to get too much in too short a time. Still liked it! :D
charmisjess From: charmisjess Date: February 8th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember she had some absolutely hilarious quotes about Qui-Gon/The Jedi (and I'm sure some good profound ones as well) in that 'diary' of hers Jude Watson wrote. I wish I had it with me to give you specifics! Although, you probably have it, knowing your love of her!

Anyway--do they have to be really well-known quotes?

Good luck with your challenge! :)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 8th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do have it! ::doh!_face:: Thanks!
lazypadawan From: lazypadawan Date: February 9th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
"I truly, deeply love you and before we die I want you to know"

Padmé's "I love you" in the face of "certain death" in AOTC ;)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 9th, 2007 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)
::smacks face:: How could I forget that?!

Thanks!
fialleril From: fialleril Date: February 9th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
My personal fave was always "I will not cooperate." Though now I think about it, I can't remember if that was actually Padmé or Sabé. *scratches head*

Oh well. There's always the fateful "I call for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Valorum's leadership." Or perhaps "To be angry is to be human." (That one could be really fun taken out of context...)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 9th, 2007 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Rats! It was Sabe. What a pity, it's such a nice quote.

But the other two are great. Although I think the first one is a bit too specific... ::chew lip::
fialleril From: fialleril Date: February 9th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh, Sabé steals all the good lines. ;)

Actually, I could see something really silly and probably terribly OOC with the Chancellor Valorum quote. *grins evilly* I'm sure that's exactly what you wanted.

For some reason, "to be angry is to be human" is giving me bunnies for dark!Luke. *shakes head* My mind works in strange ways...
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 9th, 2007 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I could see something really silly and probably terribly OOC with the Chancellor Valorum quote.

Really? Pray tell!
fialleril From: fialleril Date: February 9th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I don't know about specifics, but it would definitely be very ridiculous. Like all the characters playing some sort of game, and she spouts that as a joke. Or something equally awful.

Actually, it might not be too bad if she used it in the context of a teasing argument. Maybe when Anakin starts pontificating on his political theories again. ;) I think I'd definitely be inclined to call for a vote of no confidence there. (Though somehow I think you might disagree... Didn't you say somewhere that the idea of a benevolent dictatorship wasn't that bad? Or am I making that up?)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 9th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)
No, you're not making that up. I think benevolent dictatorship would be ideal but as idealism is a non-entity on this side of existence, that's a moot point. :p

I like the idea of a game, or a joke. I wonder what happened to poor old Valorum in the end?
fialleril From: fialleril Date: February 9th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
As an ideal it might be a pretty good idea. Though I think my ideal in a perfect world would be anarchy. :D But this world is far from perfect, so as you said, a moot point...

I wonder what happened to poor old Valorum in the end?

He probably ended up as a lounge singer in some seedy under-city bar on Nal Hutta. ;)
aubreys_master From: aubreys_master Date: February 11th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
What about "Are you sure this is wise? Trusting our fate to a boy we hardly know?" from TPM? Or "Come away with me. Leave everything else behind, while we still can." From RotS? She had a few more not-half-bad ones, but I can't recall them, just this second. Hope those, help, though.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 12th, 2007 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, they do. I've added them to the list.
skye_princess From: skye_princess Date: February 12th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)
You could probably include some qoutes from her discussion with Shmi in TPM when she is surprised that there still is slavery in the world. The TPM novelization might be a slightly better source for that scene than the actual movie.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: February 12th, 2007 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I'm definitely checking the TPM novel and Queen Amidala's journal for any useful quotes I can find.
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