"With the loss of my limbs, have I also lost strength in the Force?
Vader recognized the voice of the one who posed the question as the specter of Anakin. Anakin telling him that he was not as powerful as he thought he was. The little slave boy, cowering because he was not the master of his fate. A mere accessory in the world, owned by another, passed over.
And now enslaved again!
He lifted his masked face to the cabin’s ceiling and growled in torment. Sidious’s inept med droids had done this to him!
Slowed his reflexes, burdened him with armor and padding. He relished having destroyed them."

Darth Vader

"The events of Anakin Skywalker’s life might have occurred a lifetime ago, or to someone else entirely, and yet some residue of Anakin continued to plague Vader, like pain from a phantom limb."

James Luceno, The Rise of Darth Vader

"They didn’t hold with relationships — attachment, they called it — but they didn’t expect Jedi to be celibate, either. That seemed to be asking for trouble … One day they’d get some lovesick Jedi doing something crazy, whatever the training was supposed to knock out of them, and it wouldn’t end well. You couldn’t turn flesh and blood into unemotional droids, neither clone nor Jedi. It wasn’t healthy. It wasn’t fair."

Karen Traviss, Order 66

"This is how it feels to be Anakin Skywalker, forever:
The first dawn of light in your universe brings pain. The light burns you. It will always burn you. Part of you will always lie upon black glass sand beside a lake of fire while flames chew upon your flesh.
You can hear yourself breathing. It comes hard, and harsh, and it scrapes nerves already raw, but you cannot stop it. You can never stop it. You cannot even slow it down. You don’t even have lungs anymore. Mechanisms hardwired in your chest breathe for you. They will pump oxygen into your bloodstream forever."

Darth Vader (via no-rhythm)

"You remember the cold venom in Vader’s blood. You remember the furnace of Vader’s fury, and the black hatred of seizing her throat to silence her lying mouth-
And there is one blazing moment in which you finally understand that there was no dragon. That there was no Vader. That there was only you. Only Anakin Skywalker. That it was all you. Is you.
Only you.
You did it.
You killed her.
You killed her because, finally, when you could have saved her, when you could have gone away with her, when you could have been thinking about her, you were thinking about yourself…"

Anakin Skywalker (via no-rhythm)

Anakin Skywalker + Goodness

"He was as afraid to lose her as he was to hold onto her, and the pain of that contradiction made him wish he had never been born."

Anakin Skywalker (via no-rhythm)

"You remember the cold venom in Vader’s blood. You remember the furnace of Vader’s fury, and the black hatred of seizing her throat to silence her lying mouth-
And there is one blazing moment in which you finally understand that there was no dragon. That there was no Vader. That there was only you. Only Anakin Skywalker. That it was all you. Is you.
Only you.
You did it.
You killed her.
You killed her because, finally, when you could have saved her, when you could have gone away with her, when you could have been thinking about her, you were thinking about yourself…"

Anakin Skywalker

"This is how it feels to be Anakin Skywalker, forever:
The first dawn of light in your universe brings pain. The light burns you. It will always burn you. Part of you will always lie upon black glass sand beside a lake of fire while flames chew upon your flesh.
You can hear yourself breathing. It comes hard, and harsh, and it scrapes nerves already raw, but you cannot stop it. You can never stop it. You cannot even slow it down. You don’t even have lungs anymore. Mechanisms hardwired in your chest breathe for you. They will pump oxygen into your bloodstream forever."

Darth Vader

"

Below his feet, Darth Vader burst into flame. ‘I hate you,’ he screamed.

Obi-Wan looked down. It would be a mercy to kill him. He was not feeling merciful. He was feeling calm, and clear, and he knew that to climb down to that black beach might cost him more time than he had. Another Sith Lord approached.
In the end, there was only one choice. It was a choice he had made many years before, when he had passed his trials of Jedi Knighthood, and sworn himself to the Jedi forever. In the end, he was still Obi-Wan Kenobi, and he was still a Jedi, and he would not murder a helpless man.

"

Obi-Wan Kenobi

"He had argued for Anakin, made excuses, covered for him again and again and again; all the while this attachment he denied even feeling had blinded him to the dark path his best friend walked. Obi-Wan knew there was, in the end, only one answer for attachment…
He let it go."

Obi-Wan Kenobi

"The man he faced was everything Obi-Wan had devoted his life to destroying: Murderer. Traitor. Fallen Jedi. Lord of the Sith. And here, and now, despite it all … Obi-Wan still loved him."

Obi-Wan Kenobi

"This was not Sith against Jedi. This was not light against dark or good against evil; it had nothing to do with duty or philosophy, religion or morals.
It was Anakin against Obi-Wan. Personally. Just the two of them, and the damage they had done to each other."

Matthew Stover, Revenge of the Sith

"

'You,' growled a voice that should have been her love's. 'You brought him here …'
She turned back, and now he was looking at her. His eyes were full of flame.

'Anakin?'

'Padme, move away.' There was an urgency in Obi-Wan's voice that sounded closer to fear than Padme had ever heard from him. 'He's not who you think his is. He will harm you.'

"

Mustafar, Revenge of the Sith

"

'Let me take Padme to a medcenter. She's hurt, Anakin. She needs medical attention.'
‘She stays.’
‘Anakin-‘
‘You don’t get to take her anywhere. You don’t get to touch her. She’s mine, do you understand? It’s your fault, all of it- you made her betray me!’
‘Anakin-‘

Anakin’s hand sprouted a bar of blue plasma.
Obi-Wan sighed. He brought out his own lightsaber and angled it before him. ‘Then I will do what I must.’

'You'll try,' Anakin said, and leapt.

"

Obi-Wan and Anakin on Mustafar, Revenge of the Sith