Duchess Satine: Who is behind all of this? Who tampered with that recording? Who tried to convict me of murder and throw me in jail?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I'm not sure, but as you said yourself, things are changing. And sometimes the line between friend and foe is blurred. Now more than ever.
Duchess Satine: I can't risk them searching you just because you and I are... associates.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I'm a Jedi. They wouldn't dare.
Duchess Satine: Things are changing, my dear.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I don't think you should make any decisions in this state of mind.
Duchess Satine: This state of mind? And what state of mind would that be, precisely?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: What I'm saying is... Any person would be hysterical by now, but...
Duchess Satine: Hysterical? The Republic is attempting to force its will upon innocent people.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I only meant...
Duchess Satine: Frankly, I'm surprised you're not hysterical. Perhaps if more citizens got hysterical, they'd be more inclined to speak up when the Republic tramples on their rights.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Rushing in like this, it's... It's foolhardy.
Duchess Satine: Ironic words from a man who spends his days running hither and yon, wielding his lightsaber with deadly force as if on a crusade. Why should I listen to someone who so frequently relies on violence? In my opinion, you're the one who's foolhardy.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I just heard what happened in the Senate.
Duchess Satine: You're sweet to be concerned. But I promise I'll be all right.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I am concerned. We're friends, are we not?
Duchess Satine: Yes, friends and nothing more.
Duchess Satine: How ironic to meet again only to find we're on opposing sides.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: The needs of your people are all that matter. They couldn't be in better hands with you to guide their future.
Duchess Satine: Kind words indeed from a mindful and committed Jedi. And yet...
Obi-Wan Kenobi: What?
Duchess Satine: I'm still not sure about the beard.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Why? What's wrong with it?
Duchess Satine: It hides too much of your handsome face.
Duchess Satine: Obi-Wan, it looks like I may never see you again. I don't know quite how to say this, but I've loved you from the moment you came to my aid all those years ago.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Satine, this is hardly the time or place for... (Satine signals him to stall...) All right. Had you said the word, I would have left the Jedi Order.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Do you always carry a deactivator?
Duchess Satine: Just because I'm a pacifist doesn't mean I won't defend myself.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Now you sound like a Jedi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Republic military presence is the only sure defense against the Separatists.
Duchess Satine: Even extremists can be reasoned with.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Perhaps, if one can be heard over the clanking of their battle droids.
Duchess Satine: The sarcasm of a soldier.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: The delusion of a dreamer.
Duchess Satine: I remember a time when Jedi were not generals, but peacekeepers.
Anakin Skywalker: We are protectors, Highness. Yours at the moment. We fight for peace.
Duchess Satine: What an amusing contradiction.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: What Master Skywalker means is that we are acting at the behest of Your Highness to protect you from the Death Watch and the Separatists, who don't share your neutral point of view.
Duchess Satine: I asked for no such thing.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: That may be so, but a majority of your court did.
Duchess Satine: I do not remember you as one to hide behind excuses.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I do not remember you as one to shrink from responsibilities.
Orn Free Taa: I am certain we all agree Duchess Satine and General Kenobi have proven there are two sides to every dilemma.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (to Anakin): There may be two sides to every dilemma, but the Duchess only favors hers.
Duchess Satine: You are quite the general now, aren't you, Master Kenobi?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Forgive me for interrupting, Your Highness, I meant no disrespect.
Duchess Satine: Really? Senators, I presume you are acquainted with the collection of half-truths and hyperbole known as Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Your Highness is too kind.
Duchess Satine: You're right. I am.
Duchess Satine: I speak for thousands of worlds that have urged me to allow them to stay neutral in this war.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: And yet some might argue that the strongest defense is a swift and decisive offense.
Duchess Satine: For a man sworn to peace, you take an unseemly pleasure in the injuries of others.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: For a woman sworn to non-violence, you don't seem troubled that I could have been killed back there.
Duchess Satine: But you weren't. And yet I still haven't heard any thanks.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Well, you certainly haven't changed much.
Duchess Satine: Remember that you are here under my protection. Please try not to cause problems where none yet exist.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Think of me as searching for solutions.
Duchess Satine: I have to tell you, I'm opposed to all of this.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I'd be disappointed if you weren't.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: A peacekeeper belongs on the front lines of conflict. Otherwise, he wouldn't be able to do his job.
Duchess Satine: The work of a peacekeeper is to make sure that conflict does not arise.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Yes, a noble description, but not a realistic one.
Duchess Satine: Is reality what makes a Jedi abandon his ideals? Or is it simply a response to political convenience?