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Quotes: Game of Thrones

Quotes from the series:

Old Nan: Oh, my sweet summer child. What do you know about fear? Fear is for the winter, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep. Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides for years and children are born and live and die all in darkness. That is the time for fear, my little lord, when the White Walkers move through the woods. Thousands of years ago there came a night that lasted a generation. Kings froze to death in their castles, same as the shepherds in their huts. And women smothered their babies rather than see them starve, and wept and felt the tears freeze on their cheeks. So is this the sort of story that you like?
Brandon Stark: (Nods)
Old Nan: In that darkness, the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms. Riding on their dead horses, hunting with their packs of pale spiders; big as hounds!
Robb Stark: What you telling him now...?
Old Nan: Only what the little lord wanted to hear.

"Um, what's the line? The king shits, and, the Hand wipes."
Jaime Lannister to Eddard Stark

"One army - a real army. United behind one leader with one purpose. Our purpose died with the Mad King. Now we've got as many armies as there are men with gold in their purse. And everybody wants something different. Your father, wants to own the world. Ned Stark wants to run away and bury his head in the snow. We haven't had a real fight in nine years. Backstabbing doesn't prepare you for a fight and that's all the realm is now - backstabbing and scheming and arse-licking and money-grubbing. Sometimes I don't know what holds it all together."
King Robert Baratheon

"He was no dragon... Fire cannot kill a dragon."
Daenerys Targaryen

"Poor Ned Stark. Brave man, terrible judgement."
Jaime Lannister

Brandon Stark: They'll be back soon. Robb will free Father, and come back with Mother.
Rickon Stark: ... No they won't.

"Tell Lord Tywin that winter is coming for him. Twenty thousand Northerners, marching south to see if he really does shit gold."
Robb Stark

Syrio Forel: What do we say to the god of death?
Ayra Stark: Not today.

"I will not have your body burned. I will not give you that honour. The beetles will feed on your eyes. The worms will crawl through your lungs. The rain will fall on your rotting skin until nothing is left of you but bones!"
Khal Drogo, about to kill a guy for insulting his wife.

"I am Eddard Stark. Lord of Winterfell and Hand of the King... I come before you to confess my treason... In the sight of gods and men. I betrayed the faith of my king and the trust of my friend Robert. I swore to protect and defend his children. But before his blood was cold, I plotted to murder his son... And seize the throne for myself. Let the High Septon and Baelor the Blessed bear witness to what I say... Joffery - Baratheon - is the one true heir to the Iron Throne, by the grace of all the gods, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and - protector of the realm."
The Old Wolf, putting his cubs before his honour.

(Knocks wine-glass to the floor) "There's your peace. Joffrey saw to that when he decided to remove Ned Stark's head. You'll have an easier time of drinking from that cup than you will bringing Robb Stark to the table now. He's winning, in case you hadn't noticed."
Tyrion Lannister

"My Lords. My Lords! Here is what I say to these two kings. *Spits* Renly Baratheon is nothing to me! Nor' Stannis 'neither! Why should they rule over me and mine from some - flowery seat in the South?! What do they know of the Wall? Or the Wolfswood? ... Even their gods are wrong! ... Why shouldn't we rule ourselves again? It was the dragons we bowed to! And now the dragons - are dead! There! Sits the only king - I mean to bend my knee to. The King in the North!"
Lord Jon 'The Greatjon' Umber

"When the sun... Rises in the West... And sets in the East... When the rivers run dry and the mountains blow in the wind like leaves. Then you shall return to me, my Sun and Stars..."
Daenerys Targaryen

"I've always served thieves according to their deserts, as you well know, Ser Davos. Joffrey, Renly, Robb Stark, they're all thieves. They'll bend the knee or I'll destroy them."
Stannis Baratheon

"This link is made of Valyrian steel. Only one Maester in a hundred wears it on his chain. It signifies that I have studied the higher mysteries. And all who study these mysteries try their hand at spells. I was no different. I was young - and what boy doesn't secretly wish for hidden powers, to lift him out of his dull life into a special one? But in the end, for all my efforts, I got no-more out of it than a thousand boys before me. Maybe magic once was a mighty force in the world. But not any more. The dragons are gone. The giants are dead. And the Children of the Forest forgotten."
Maester Luwin

"Power resides where men believe it resides. It's a trick. A shadow on the wall. And a small man can cast a very large shadow..."
Lord Varys, The Master of Whisperers

Lord Tywin Lannister: And what do they say of Robb Stark in the North?
Arya Stark: ... They call him the Young Wolf.
Tywin: And?
Arya: They say he rides into battle on the back of a giant direwolf. They say he can turn into a wolf himself when he wants. They say he can’t be killed.
Tywin: And do you believe them?
Arya: No, my Lord. Anyone can be killed.
Tywin: ... Fetch that water.

Ser Jorah Mormont: My place is by your side. I shouldn't have left you alone with these people.
Daenerys Targaryen: 'These people?'
Jorah: They are not to be trusted.
Daenerys: And who is to be trusted? Who are my people? The Targaryens? I only knew one, my brother, and he would have let a thousand men rape me if it had gotten him the crown. The Dothraki? Most of them turned on me the day Khal Drogo fell from his horse.
Jorah: Your people are in Westeros.
Daenerys: The people in Westeros don't know I'm alive.
Jorah: They will soon enough.
Daenerys: And then what? They'll pray for my return? They'll wave dragon banners and shout my name? That's what my brother believed and he was a fool.
Jorah: You are not your brother. Trust me, Khaleesi.
Daenerys: There it is. 'Trust me.' And it's you I should trust, Ser Jorah? Only you? I don't need trust any longer. I don't want it and I don't have room for it.
Jorah: You are too young to be so -
Daenerys: - And you are too familiar.

"Get back! I want his head! Any man who stands between a father and his vengeance, asks for death!"
Lord Rickard Karstark

Catelyn Stark: You are no knight. You have forsaken every vow you ever took.
Jaime Lannister: So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Obey your father. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. But what if your father despises the king? What if the king massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another.

"Have I shocked you, little dove? Tears aren't a woman's only weapon. The best one's between your legs. Learn how to use it. [...] Do you have any notion of what happens when a city is sacked? No, you wouldn't, would you? If the city falls, these fine women - should be in for a bit of a rape. Half of them will have bastards in their bellies come the morning. You'll be glad of your red flower then... When a man's blood is up, anything with tits looks good. A precious thing like you will look very, very good. A slice of cake. Just waiting to be eaten.
Cersei Lannister, on a drunken tirade to poor Sansa Stark.

"Fuck the Kingsguard. Fuck the city. Fuck the King."
Sandor Clegane gives his resignation to Joffrey.

"... I'll lead the attack ... I'll lead the attack! Pod, my helmet. Ser Mandon, you will bear the king's banner. Men, form up. Men... Men! They say I'm half a man. But what does that make the lot of you? There's another way out, I'm going to show you. We'll come out behind them and fuck them in their arses. Don't fight for your king and don't fight for his kingdoms. Don't fight for honour. Don't fight for glory. Don't fight for riches, because you won't get any! This is your city Stannis means to sack. That's your gate he's ramming. If he get's in, it will be your houses he burns, your gold he steals, your women he will rape. Those are brave men knocking at our door... Let's go kill them!"
Tyrion Lannister

"Come with me and take this city!"
"You hear that? That's the mating call of the Northmen. They want to fuck us! Well I haven't had a good fuck in weeks. I'm ready for one! They say every Ironborn man is worth a dozen from the mainland. Do you think they're right? We die today, brothers. We die bleeding from a hundred wounds, with arrows in our necks and spears in our guts - but our war cries will echo through eternity. They will sing about the Battle of Winterfell until the Iron Islands have slipped beneath the waves. Every man, woman and child will know who we were and how long we stood! Aggar and Gelmar! Wex and Urzen! Stig and Black Lorren! Ironborn warriors will cry out our names as they leap onto the shores of Seagard and Faircastle! Mothers will name their sons for us! Girls will think of us with their lovers inside them! And whoever kills that fucking hornblower will stand in bronze above the shores of Pyke!! What is dead may never die!!! AHHHHH!!!!"
Theon Greyjoy, (moments before his own men knock him out and sell him to the enemy.)

"Or maybe it is a dream. Your dream, my dream... I do not know. These are questions for wise men with skinny arms. You are the Moon of my Life. That is all I know. And all I need to know. And if this is a dream; I will kill the man who tries to wake me."
Khal Drogo

"We need to get back to The Wall. It's a long march, we know what's out there. But we have to make it! We have to warn them! Or before winter's end, everyone you've ever known will be dead!"
Lord Commander Jeor Mormont, about the army of Wights and White Walkers heading towards The Wall.

"Rhaegar fought valiantly. Rhaegar fought nobly. And Rhaegar died."
Ser Jorah Mormont

Catelyn Stark: I prayed for my son Bran, to survive his fall... Many years before that, one of the boys came down with the pox. Maester Luwin said that if he made it through the night; he'd live. But it would be a very long night. So I sat with him all through the darkness. Listened to his ragged little breaths, his coughing, his whimpering.
Talisa Maegyr: Which boy?
Catelyn: ... Jon Snow ... When my husband brought that baby home from the war I couldn't bear to look at him. I didn't want to see those brown stranger's eyes staring up at me. So I prayed to the gods, take him away. Make him die... He got the pox. And I knew I was the worst woman who ever lived. A murderer. I'd condemned this poor, innocent child to a horrible death - all because I was jealous of his mother. A woman he didn't even know. So I prayed to all seven gods, let the boy live. Let him live - and I'll love him. I'll be a mother to him. I'll beg my husband to give him a true name, to call him Stark and be done with it, to make him one of us.
Talisa: And he lived.
Catelyn: And he lived... But I couldn't keep my promise. And everything that's happened since then... All this horror that's come to my family... It's all because I couldn't love a motherless child...

"Nyke Daenerys Jelmāzmo hen Targārio Lentrot, hen Valyrio Uēpo ānogār iksan. Valyrio muño ēngos ñuhys issa." {I am Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, of the blood of Old Valyria. Valyrian is my mother tongue.}
The Last Dragon, about to sack the morally bankrupt slave city of Astapor.

"If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention."
Ramsay Snow, summing up the series in one sentence.

"I've always been a terrible priest. Drank too much rum... Fucked all the whores in King's Landing... It's a terrible thing to say, but, by the time I came to Westeros, I didn't believe in our Lord. I'd decided that He, that all the gods, were stories we told the children to make them behave. So I wore the robes and - every now and then I'd recite the prayers, it was just for show. A spectacle for the locals... Until the Mountain drove a lance through this one's heart. I knelt beside his cold body and said the old words. Not because I believed in them, but... He was my friend. And he was dead. And they were the only words I knew. And for the first time in my life, the Lord replied. Beric's eyes opened - and I knew the truth. Our god is the one true God. And all men must serve Him."
Thoros of Myr

Varys: I did what I did for the good of the realm.
Petyr Bealish: The realm. Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies. A story we agree to tell each other over and over till we forget that it's a lie.
Varys: But what do we have left once we abandon the lie? Chaos. A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.
Petyr: Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but they refuse. They cling to the realm, or the gods, or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.

Beric Dondarrion: The Red God is the one true god. What is yours?
Arya Stark: Death.

Cersei Lannister: So Lord Reyne built a castle as grand as Casterly Rock. He gave his wife diamonds larger than any my mother ever wore. And finally one day, he rebelled against my father. Do you know where House Reyne is now?
Margaery Tyrell: Gone.
Cersei: ... Gone. A gentle word. Why not say - slaughtered? Every man, woman, and child - put to the sword. I remember seeing their bodies hanging high above the gates of Casterly Rock. My father let them rot up there all summer. It was a long summer. And now the rains weep o'er their halls, and not a soul to hear... If you ever call me sister again, I'll have you strangled in your sleep.

"Heh! The King in the North arises!"
Lord Walder Frey

"The Lannisters send their regards."
Lord Roose Bolton

"Any man who must say 'I am the king', is no true king."
Lord Tywin Lannister to King Joffrey Baratheon

Sandor Clegane: Is that the first man you've killed?
Arya Stark: The first 'man'...

"Do you know why the whole world hates a Lannister? You think your gold and your lions and your gold lions make you better than everyone. May I tell you a secret? You're not a golden lion. You're just a pink little man whose far too slow on the draw..."
Oberyn Martell

"There is only one Hell. The one we live in now."
Melisandre

"Let the priests argue over good and evil. They can live in my new world, or they can die in their old one."
Daenerys Targaryen

"If you want justice. You've come to the wrong place."
Tyrion Lannister

Quotes about the series:

"Fuck you. Everyone you like DIES."
Cracked, If TV Show Titles Were Honest

"In the game of thrones. I win. You die...!"
Lord Eddard Stark, grabbing Ice with his bare hand. College Humor - Game of Thrones Wish-Fulfillment.

And if you keep writing so slow
You’ll hold up the HBO show!
George R. R. Martin, please write, and write faster
‘cause we won’t stop whining until we’re appeased
Crap out the chapters–and George, while you’re at it
Stop killing our favorite characters, please
And write, George, write…like the wind!
Paul and Storm, Write Like the Wind (song)


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