"In order to ensure the security and continuing stability, The Republic will be reorganized into the FIRST! GALACTIC! EMPIRE!! For a safe, and secure, society!
— Emperor Palpatine, Revenge of the Sith
"You will not understand this," she said, "and it is even right that you will not understand this, given your profession, but I will try to explain. This is what I do. Worlds are made to be pressed for their wine, cities taste of fruit when I bite them open. I cannot let go of my conquests."
— Jaian of the Burning Orb, Effigy Nights, by Yoon Ha Lee
"Finally! You got here just in time to see the creation of my galaxy in the center of the universe! WATCH AND WEEP! From this galaxy, I'll rule a great galactic empire with Peach by my side. It will last forever! I will rule every pitiful corner of the universe. So, Mario, as you can see, I got big plans. And stomping you is at the top of my list!"