Random Nerds is already home to “Just a Game of Thrones.” However, after this former English major finished his pre-Season 8 rewatch, I’ve also found myself with a Citadel library’s worth of Hall-worthy quotes. And, since we’re all in this together, I figured why not post them so my fellow recappers/the Sam Tarleys of the world can easily access (/Ctrl-F) those noteworthy quotes, quips, and quizzical bits of foreshadowing.

I also went ahead and bolded some of my personal favorites…

Valar dohaeris.

Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
Season Five
Season Six
Season Seven
Season Eight

Season One

Episode 1: “Winter Is Coming”

“Do you have to?” — Catelyn
“He swore an oath, Cat.” — Ned
“The law is law, my lady.” — Rodrik Cassel
“Tell Bran he’s coming, too.” — Ned
“Ned, ten is too young to see such things.” — Catelyn
“He won’t be a boy forever. And winter is coming.” — Ned
 
“Don’t look away. Father will know if you do.” — Jon, to Bran
 
“Do you understand why I had to kill him?” — Ned
“Our way is the old way?” — Bran
“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.” — Ned
 
“A mad man sees what he sees.” — Ned
 
“There are no direwolves south of the Wall.” — Robb
“Now there are five.” — Jon
 
“There are five pups. One for each of the Stark children. The direwolf is the sigil of your House. They were meant to have them.” — Jon
“What about you?” — Bran
“I’m not a Stark.” — Jon
 
“As your brother, I feel it’s my duty to warn you: You worry too much. It’s starting to show.” — Jaime
 
“Lannisters don’t act like fools.” — Jaime, quoting Tywin
 
“Robert will choose a new Hand of the king, someone to do his job while he’s off fucking boars and hunting whores. Or is it the other way around? And life will go on.” — Jaime
“You should be the Hand of the king.” — Cersei
“That’s an honor I can do without. Their days are too long, their lives are too short.” — Jaime
 
“Go on, Tommy, shave him good. He’s never met a girl he likes better than his own hair.” — Robb, about Jon
 
“I’m not trying to honor you. I’m trying to get you to run my kingdom while I eat, drink, and whore my way to an early grave.” — Robert, to Ned
 
“You’ve much to teach me, no doubt. But our sister craves your attention.” — Jaime
“She has odd cravings, our sister.” — Tyrion
“A family trait.” — Jaime
 
“You don’t want to awake the dragon, do you?” — Viserys, to Dany
 
“Do you take me for a fool?” — Viserys Targaryen
“I take you for a king. Kings lack the caution of common men.” — Illyrio Mopatis
 
“The wall isn’t going anywhere.” — Benjen, to Jon
 
“None of us will ever father sons.” — Benjen
“I don’t care about that.” — Jon
“You might, if you know what it meant.” — Benjen
 
“I’ve always wanted to see the wall.” — Tyrion, to Jon
 
“Let me give you some advice, bastard: never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you.” — Tyrion
“What the hell do you know about being a bastard?” — Jon
“All dwarves are bastards in their father’s eyes.” — Tyrion
 
“Direwolves south of the wall. Talk of the Walkers. My brother might be the next Hand to the king. Winter is coming.” — Benjen
 
“The king takes what he wants. That’s why he’s king.” — Ned Stark
 
“The king rode for a month to ask Lord Stark’s help. He’s the only one he trusts. You swore the king an oath, my lord.” — Maester Luwin
“He spent half his life fighting Robert’s wars. He owes him nothing…[His] father and brother rode south once on a king’s demand.” — Catelyn
“A different time. Different king.” — Maester Luwin
 
“A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair.” — Illyrio Mopatis
 
“There is no word for ‘thank you’ in Dothraki.” — Jorah
 
“The things I do for love…” — Jaime
 

Episode 2: “The Kingsroad”

“In the Shadow Lands beyond Asshai, they say there are fields of ghost grass with stalks as pale as milk that glow in the night. It murders all other grass. The Dothraki believe that one day it will cover everything; that’s the way the world will end.” — Jorah
 
“I just want to stand on top of the Wall and piss off the edge of the world.” — Tyrion
 
“Even if the boy lives, he’ll be a cripple, a grotesque. Give me a good, clean death any day.” — Jaime
“Speaking for the grotesques, I’d have to disagree. Death is so final, whereas life is full of possibilities.” — Tyrion
 
“My dear brother, there are times you make me wonder whose side you’re on.” — Tyrion
“My dear brother, you wound me. You know how much I love my family.” — Jaime
 
“I pray to the Mother every morning and night that she return your child to you.” — Cersei
“I am grateful…” — Catelyn
“Perhaps this time she’ll listen.” — Cersei
 
“It’s a strange thing, the first time you cut a man. You realize we’re nothing but sacks of meat and blood and some bone to keep it all standing.” — Jaime
 
“Give my regards to the Night’s Watch. I’m sure it will be thrilling to serve in such an elite force. And if not, It’s only for life.” — Jaime
 
“Stick ’em with the pointy end.” — Jon, to Arya
 
“Sansa can keep her sewing needles. I’ve got a needle of my own.” — Arya
 
“I have no choice.” — Ned
“That’s what men always say when honor calls. That’s what you tell your families, tell yourselves. You do have a choice. And you’ve made it.” — Catelyn
 
“You Starks are hard to kill.” — Jon
 
“You are a Stark. You might not have my name, but you have my blood.” — Ned
“Is my mother alive? Does she know about me? Where I am, where I’m going? Does she care?” — Jon
“The next time we see each other, we’ll talk about your mother. I promise.” — Ned
 
“There were wars to fight, women to marry… We never had the chance to be young.” — Robert
 
“Should we send her a wedding gift? A knife perhaps, a good sharp one, and a bold man to wield it.” — Robert
“She’s little more than a child.” — Ned
“Soon enough that child will spread her legs and start breeding.” — Robert
“Tell me we’re not speaking of this.” — Ned
“Oh, it’s unspeakable to you? What her father did to your family, that was unspeakable. What Rhaegar Targaryen did to your sister… the woman I loved. I’ll kill every Targaryen I get my hands on.” — Robert
 
“There’s a war coming, Ned. I don’t know when, I don’t know who we’ll be fighting, but it’s coming.” — Robert
 
“Lovely thing about the Watch, you discard your old family and get a whole new one.” — Tyrion
 
“Life is full of these little ironies.” — Tyrion
 
“My brother has his sword and I have my mind. And a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.” — Tyrion
 
“Have you ever seen a dragon?” — Dany
“Dragon gone, Khaleesi.” — Irri
“Everywhere? Even in the east?” — Dany
“No dragon. Brave men kill them. It is known.” — Irri
“It is known.” — Jhiqui
 
“Too easily words of war become acts of war. We don’t know the truth yet.” — Maester Luwin
 
“Men want what they’ve never had.” — Doreah
“She’s as wild as that animal of hers. I want her punished.” — Cersei
“What would you have me do, whip her through the streets?” — Robert
 
“The wolf is of the north. She deserves better than a butcher.” — Ned
 

Episode 3: “Lord Snow”

“I was standing right here when it happened. He was very brave, your brother. Your father too. They didn’t deserve to die like that. Nobody deserves to die like that.” — Jaime
“But you just stood there and watched.” — Ned
“500 men just stood there and watched. All the great knights of the Seven Kingdoms. You think anyone said a word, lifted a finger? No, Lord Stark. 500 men and this room was silent as a crypt. Except for the screams, of course, and the Mad King laughing.” — Jaime
 
“When I watched the Mad King die, I remembered him laughing as your father burned… It felt like justice.” — Jaime
“Is that what you tell yourself at night? You’re a servant of justice? That you were avenging my father when you shoved your sword in Aerys Targaryen’s back?” — Ned
“Tell me. If I’d stabbed the Mad King in the belly instead of the back, would you admire me more?” — Jaime
 
“I’ve hoped to meet you for some time, Lord Stark. No doubt Lady Catelyn has mentioned me.” — Littlefinger
“She has, Lord Baelish. I understand you knew my brother Brandon as well.” — Ned
“All too well. I still carry a token of his esteem from navel to collarbone.” — Littlefinger
“Perhaps you chose the wrong man to duel with.” — Ned
“It wasn’t the man that I chose, my Lord. It was Catelyn Tully. A woman worth fighting for, I’m sure you’ll agree.” — Littlefinger
 
“Can the treasury bear such expense?” — Grand Maester Pycell
“I’ll have to borrow it. The Lannisters will accommodate, I expect. We already owe Lord Tywin 3 million gold. What’s another 80,000?” — Littlefinger
“Are you telling me the Crown is three million in debt?” — Ned
“I’m telling you the Crown is six million in debt.” — Littlefinger
 
“That’s not true. You killed the beast. You only spared the girl because of the love your father bears her father. When Aerys Targaryen sat on the Iron Throne, your father was a rebel and a traitor. Someday you’ll sit on the throne and the truth will be what you make it.” — Cersei
 
“The North cannot be held, not by an outsider. It’s too big and too wild. When the winter comes, the Seven gods together couldn’t save you and your royal army. A good King knows when to save his strength…And when to destroy his enemies.” — Cersei
“So you agree… The Starks are enemies?” — Joffrey
“Everyone who isn’t us is an enemy.” — Cersei
 
“You were born in the long summer. You’ve never known anything else. But now winter is truly coming. And in the winter, we must protect ourselves, look after one another.” — Ned
 
“I don’t want to frighten you, but I won’t lie to you either. We’ve come to a dangerous place. We cannot fight a war amongst ourselves.” — Ned
 
“What are you telling him now?” — Robb
“Only what the little Lord wants to hear.” — Old Nan
“Get your supper. I want some time with [Bran]…One time she told me the sky is blue because we live inside the eye of a blue-eyed giant named Macumber.” — Robb
 
“You little worm!” — Catelyn, to Littlefinger
 
“How did you know I was coming?” — Catelyn
“Knowledge is my trade, my Lady…My little birds are everywhere. Even in the north. They whisper to me the strangest stories.” — Varys
 
“Do you think Ned Stark’s bastard bleeds like the rest of us?” — Alliser Thorne
 
“Lord Snow, it appears you’re the least useless person here.” — Alliser Thorne
 
“Petyr has promised to help us find the truth. He’s like a little brother to me. He would never betray my trust.” — Catelyn
I’ll try to keep you alive, for her sake. A fool’s task, admittedly. But I’ve never been able to refuse your wife anything.” — Littlefinger
 
“The boy won’t talk. And if he does, I’ll kill him. Him, Ned Stark, the King… the whole bloody lot of them, until you and I are the only people left in this world.” — Jaime
 
“Right before I brought it down he shouted, ‘Wait! Wait!’…They never tell you how they all shit themselves. They don’t put that part in the songs.” — Robert
 
“What about Aerys Targaryen? What did the Mad King say when you stabbed him in the back? I never asked. Did he call you a traitor? Did he plead for a reprieve?” — Robert
“He said the same thing he’d been saying for hours… ‘Burn them all.’” — Jaime
 
“I’m the First Ranger. My job is out there. There have been disturbing reports.” — Benjen
“What kind of reports?” — Jon
“The kind I don’t want to believe.” — Benjen
 
“Half the boys you’ve seen training will die north of the Wall. Might be a wilding’s axe that gets them, might be sickness, might just be the cold. They die in pain. And they do it so plump little lords like you can enjoy their summer afternoons in peace and comfort.” — Benjen
 
“I have great admiration for the Night’s Watch. I’ve great admiration for you as First Ranger…But I don’t believe that giants and ghouls and White Walkers are lurking beyond the Wall. I believe that the only difference between us and the wildlings is that when the Wall went up, our ancestors happened to live on the right side of it.” — Tyrion
“You’re right. The wildlings are no different from us. A little rougher maybe. But they’re made of meat and bone.” — Benjen
 
“All men are made of water, do you know this? If you pierce them, the water leaks out and they die.” — Syrio Forel
 

Episode 4: “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things”

“Will I really be able to ride?” — Bran
“You will. On horseback you will be as tall as any of them.” — Tyrion
 
“I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples, bastards, and broken things” — Tyrion
 
“What have you seen?” — Viseyrs
“I’ve seen a man from Asshai with a dagger of real dragonglass. I’ve seen a man who could change his face the way that other men change their clothes. And I’ve seen a pirate who wore his weight in gold and whose ship had sails of colored silk.” — Doreah
 
“Did he say anything to you during his final hours?” — Viseyrs
“Nothing of import, my Lord. There was one phrase he kept repeating: ‘The seed is strong,’ I think it was.” — Viseyrs
 
“He wants to be a knight of the King’s Guard. He can’t be one now, can he?” — Arya
“No. But someday he could be Lord of a holdfast or sit on the King’s Council. Or he might raise castles like Brandon the Builder.” — Ned
 
“Can I be Lord of a holdfast?” — Arya
“You will marry a high Lord and rule his castle. And your sons shall be knights and princes and lords.” — Ned
“No. That’s not me.” — Arya
 
“Lord Baelish, perhaps I was wrong to distrust you.” — Ned
“Distrusting me was the wisest thing you’ve done since you climbed off your horse.” — Littlefinger
 
“Do you remember Thoros of Myr charging through the breach?” — Jaime
“With his burning sword? I’ll remember that till the day I die.” — Jory Cassel
 
“Sam’s no different from the rest of us. There was no place for him in the world, so he’s come here.” — Jon
 
“The common people pray for rain, health and a summer that never ends. They don’t care what games the high Lords play.” — Jorah
 
“Forcing you to kill the beast was extreme. Though sometimes we go to extremes where our children are concerned.” — Cersei
 

Episode 5: “The Wolf and the Lion”

“Life is strange. Not so many years ago we fought as enemies at the Trident.” — Sir Barristan, to Ned
 
“Sometimes I worry you’re too smart for your own good.” — Maester Luwin
 
“You’re a very serious boy.” — Ros
“I’m not a boy.” — Theon
“Oh, yes you are. A serious boy, with a serious cock.” — Ros
 
“How is your son, My Lord?” — Varys
“He’ll never walk again.” — Ned
“But his mind is sound?” — Varys
“So they say.” — Ned
“A blessing then. I suffered an early mutilation myself. Some doors close forever; others open in the most unexpected places.” — Varys
 
“If the wrong ears heard what I’m about to tell you, off comes my head. And who would mourn poor Varys then? North or South, they sing no songs for spiders.” — Varys
 
“Jon was a man of peace. He was Hand for 17 years; 17 good years. Why kill him?” — Ned
“He started asking questions.” — Varys
 
“’Delay,’ you say. ‘Move fast,’ I reply. This is no longer a game for two players.” — Varys
“It never was.” — Illyrio Mopatis
 
“Tell me. Does someone, somewhere, keep your balls in a little box? I’ve often wondered.” — Littlefinger
“Do you know, I have no idea where they are?” — Varys
 
“How many guards does my father have?” — Arya
“Here in King’s Landing? Fifty.” — Jory Cassel
“You wouldn’t let anyone kill him, would you?” — Arya
“No fear on that count, little Lady.” — Jory Cassel
 
“You’re speaking of murdering a child.” — Ned
“I warned you this would happen. Back in the North, I warned you, but you didn’t care to hear. Well, hear it now. I want ’em dead, mother and child both. And that fool, Viserys as well. Is that plain enough for you? I want them both dead.” — Robert
“You will dishonor yourself forever if you do this.” — Ned
“Honor?! I’ve got Seven Kingdoms to rule! One King, Seven Kingdoms. Do you think honor keeps them in line? Do you think it’s honor that’s keeping the peace? It’s fear! Fear and blood!” — Robert
“Then we’re no better than the Mad King.” — Ned
 
“A Targaryen at the head of a Dothraki army…What then?” — Robert
“The Narrow Sea still lies between us. I’ll fear the Dothraki the day they teach their horses to run on water.” — Ned
 
“I understand your misgivings, my Lord. Truly, I do. It is a terrible thing we must consider, a vile thing. Yet, we who presume to rule must sometimes do vile things for the good of the realm. Should the gods grant Daenerys a son, the realm will bleed.” — Varys
 
“Out! Out, damn you! I’m done with you. Go! Run back to Winterfell! I’ll have your head on a spike! I’ll put it there myself, you fool!” — Robert
“Lord Stark’s lucky he still has a head.” — Loras
“Robert will rant for a few days, but he won’t do anything. He adores the man.” — Renley
 
“It’s just blood. We’ve all got it in us. Sometimes a little spills. If you become King, you’re going to see a lot of this. You need to get used to it. Go on. Look. People love you. They love to serve you because you’re kind to them. They want to be near you. You’re willing to do what needs to be done, but you don’t gloat over it. You don’t love killing. Where is it written that power is the sole province of the worst? That thrones are only made for the hated and the feared. You would be a wonderful King.” — Loras, to Renley
 
“I don’t know. But I do know this, if the Targaryen girl convinces her horse-lord husband to invade and the Dothraki horde crosses The Narrow Sea, we won’t be able to stop them.” — Robert
“The Dothraki don’t sail. Every child knows that. They don’t have discipline. They don’t have armor. They don’t have siege weapons.” — Cersei
 
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.” — Robert
“What do you want?” — Cersei
“We haven’t had a real fight in nine years. Back-stabbing doesn’t prepare you for a fight. And that’s all the realm is now, back-stabbing and scheming and arse-licking and money-grubbing. Sometimes I don’t know what holds it together.” — Robert
“Our marriage.” — Cersei
 
“What harm could Lyanna Stark’s ghost do to either of us that we haven’t done to each other a hundred times over?” — Cersei
“You want to know the horrible truth? I can’t even remember what she looked like. I only know she was the one thing I ever wanted…Someone took her away from me, and Seven Kingdoms couldn’t fill the hole she left behind.” — Robert
 
“Was it ever possible for us? Was there ever a time, ever a moment?” — Cersei
“No. Does that make you feel better or worse?” — Robert
“It doesn’t make me feel anything.” — Cersei
 

Episode 6: “A Golden Crown”

“I took you for a king.” — Cersei
“Hold your tongue.” — Robert
“He’s attacked my brother and abducted the other. I should wear the armor and you the gown.” — Cersei
 
“I never loved my brothers. A sad thing for a man to admit, but it’s true. You were the brother I chose.” — Robert, to Ned
 
“We’ll talk when I return from the hunt.” — Robert
“The hunt?” — Ned
“Killing things clears my head.” — Robert
 
“Do you pray to the gods?” — Syrio Forel
“The old and the new.” — Arya
“There is only one god. And his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: ‘Not today.’” — Syrio Forel
 
“They love her.” — Viserys
“She truly is a queen today.” — Jorah
 
“No one has ever given me what they gave to her in that tent. Never. Not a piece of it. How can I carry what I need to carry without it? Hmm? Who can rule without wealth, or fear, or love?” — Viserys
 
“You swore an oath to me. Does loyalty mean nothing to you?” — Viserys
“It means everything to me.” — Jorah
“And yet here you stand?” — Viserys
“And here I stand.” — Jorah
 
“Those were the days!” — Robert
“What days were those? The ones where half of Westeros fought the other half and millions died? Or before that, when the Mad King slaughtered women and babies because the voices in his head told him they deserved it? Or way before that when dragons burned whole cities to the ground?” — Renly
 
“A bold move, my Lord, and admirable. But is it wise to yank the lion’s tail? Tywin Lannister is the richest man in all the Seven Kingdoms. Gold wins wars, not soldiers.” — Littlefinger
Then how come Robert is king and not Tywin Lannister?” — Ned
 
“I’ll never disrespect you again. I’ll never be cruel to you again. Do you understand me? You’re my lady now, from this day, until my last day.” — Joffrey, to Sansa
 
“When you’re old enough, I’ll make you a match with someone who’s worthy of you. Someone who’s brave and gentle and strong.” — Ned
“I don’t want someone brave and gentle and strong. I want him! He’ll be the greatest king that ever was, a golden lion, and I’ll give him sons with beautiful blond hair.” — Sansa
“The lion’s not his sigil, idiot. He’s a stag, like his father.” — Arya
“He is not. He’s nothing like that old drunk king.” — Sansa
 
“A crown for a king.” — Khal Drogo
“Khaleesi…” — Jorah
“He was no dragon. Fire cannot kill a dragon.” — Dany
 

Episode 7: “You Win or You Die”

“Attacking him was stupid. Lannisters don’t act like fools.” — Tywin
“Why is [Ned Stark] still alive?” — Tywin
“It wouldn’t have been clean.” — Jaime
“Clean? You spend too much time worrying about what other people think of you.” — Tywin
“I could care less what anyone thinks of me.” — Jaime
“Now that’s what you want people to think of you.” — Tywin
“It’s the truth.” — Jaime
“When you hear them whispering “Kingslayer” behind your back, doesn’t it bother you?” — Tywin
“Of course it bothers me.” — Jaime
“The lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.” — Tywin
 
“Your mother’s dead. Before long I’ll be dead. And you and your brother and your sister and all of her children. All of us dead, all of us rotting in the ground. It’s the family name that lives on. It’s all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honor, but family.” — Tywin
 
“You’re blessed with abilities that few men possess. You are blessed to belong to the most powerful family in the kingdoms. And you are still blessed with youth. And what have you done with these blessings, huh? You’ve served as a glorified bodyguard for two kings. One a madman, the other a drunk. The future of our family will be determined in these next few months. We could establish a dynasty that will last a thousand years. Or we could collapse into nothing, as the Targaryens did. I need you to become a man you were always meant to be. Not next year. Not tomorrow. Now.” — Tywin, to Jaime
 
“Do you love your children?” — Cersei
“With all my heart.” — Ned
“No more than I love mine.” — Cersei
 
“You should have taken the realm for yourself. Jaime told me about the day King’s Landing fell. He was sitting in the Iron Throne and you made him give it up. All you needed to do was climb the steps yourself. Such a sad mistake.” — Cersei
“I’ve made many mistakes in my life, but that wasn’t one of them.” — Ned
“Oh, but it was. When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” — Cersei
 
“You’re not fooling them. They just paid you. They know what you are. They know it’s all just an act. Your job is to make them forget what they know. That takes time. You need to Ease into it.” — Littlefinger
 
“What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her.” — Ros
“A stupid saying. What we don’t know is usually what gets us killed.” — Littlefinger
 
“Do you know what I learned, losing that duel? I learned that I’ll never win. Not that way. That’s their game, their rules. I’m not going to fight them. I’m going to fuck them. That’s what I know. That’s what I am. And only by admitting what we are can we get what we want.” — Littlefinger
“And what do you want?” — Ros
“Oh, everything, my dear. Everything there is.” — Littlefinger
 
“Where is it you come from?” — Osha
“The Iron Islands.” — Theon
“They far away?” — Osha
“You’ve never heard of the Iron Islands?” — Theon
“Trust me, you’ve never heard where I’m from neither.” — Osha
 
“In civilized lands, you refer to your betters by their proper titles.” — Theon
“And what’s that?” — Osha
“Lord.” — Theon
“Why?” — Osha
“Why? What do you mean why? My father is Balon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands.” — Theon
“What’s that got to do with you? If your father’s lord, how can you be lord too?” — Osha
“I will be lord after my father.” — Theon
“So you’re not lord now?” — Osha
“No, you…You having a go at me? Is that it?” — Theon
“I just don’t understand how you Southerners do things.” — Osha
“I’m not a Southerner.” — Theon
“You’re from South of the wall. That makes you a Southerner to me.” — Osha
 
“I’m not talking about Owls and Shadowcats.” — Osha
“The ‘things’ you speak of, they’ve been gone for thousands of years.” — Maester Luwin
“They wasn’t gone, old man. They was sleeping. And they ain’t sleeping no more” — Osha
 
“No man could have protected him from himself.” — Ned, about Robert
 
“The stallion who mounts the world, has no need for iron chairs.” — Khal Drogo
 
“According to the prophecy, the stallions will ride to the ends of the world.” — Dany
“The earth ends at the black salt sea. No horse can cross the poison water.” — Khal Drogo
“The earth does not end at the sea, there are many dirts beyond the sea. The dirt where I was born.” — Dany
“Not dirt. Lands.” — Khal Drogo
“Lands, yes…There are thousands of ships in the free cities. Wooden horses that fly across the sea.” — Dany
“Let’s speak no more of wooden horses and iron chairs.” — Khal Drogo
“It’s not a chair. It’s a…throne” — Dany
“Throne?” — Khal Drogo
“A chair for a king to sit upon; or a queen.” — Dany
“A king does not need a chair to sit upon. He only needs a horse.” — Khal Drogo
 
“Forgive me, Khaleesi, but your ancestor Aegon the Conqueror didn’t seize six of the kingdoms because they were his right. He had no right to them. He seized them because he could.” — Jorah
“And because he had dragons.” — Dany
“Ah well, having a few dragons makes things easier.” — Jorah
“You don’t believe it.” — Dany
“Have you ever seen a dragon, Khaleesi? I believe what my eyes and ears report. As for the rest, it was 300 years ago. Who knows what really happened?” — Jorah
 
“You came to us as outlaws, poachers, rapers, killers, thieves. You came alone, in chains, without friends nor honor. You came to us rich and you came to us poor. Some of you bear the names of proud houses, others only bastard names or no names at all. It does not matter. All that, is in the past. Here, on the wall, are all one house. Here you begin anew. A man of The Night’s Watch lives his life for the realm. Not for a king, or a lord, or the honor of this house or that house. Not for gold nor glory nor a woman’s love. But for the realm! And all the people in it.” — Jeor Mormont
 
“Do any of you still keep the old Gods?” — Jeor Mormont
“I do, my lord.” — Jon
“You’ll want to take your vow before a heart tree as your Uncle did.” — Jeor Mormont
“Yes, my lord.” — Jon
“You’ll find a Weirwood a mile North of the Wall. And your old Gods too, maybe.” — Jeor Mormont
“My lord, might I go as well?” — Sam
“Does house Tarly keep the old Gods?” — Jeor Mormont
“No, my lord. I was named in the light of the Seven, as my father was and his father before him.” — Sam
“Why would you forsake the Gods of your father and your house?” — Alliser Thorne
“The Night’s Watch is my house now. The Seven have never answered my prayers. Perhaps the old Gods will.” — Sam
 
“He wants to groom you for command.” — Sam
“I just, I always wanted to be a Ranger.” — Jon
“I always wanted to be a wizard.” — Sam
 
“This isn’t about the bloody line of succession. That didn’t matter when you rebelled against the Mad King. It shouldn’t matter now. What’s best for the Kingdoms? What’s best for the people we rule?” — Renley, to Ned
 
“Tell me something: Do you still believe good soldiers make good kings?” — Renley, to Ned
 
“What you suggest is treason.” — Ned
“Only if we lose.” — Littlefinger
“Make peace with the Lannisters, you say? With the people who tried to murder my boy?” — Ned
“We only make peace with our enemies, my Lord. That’s why it’s called ‘making peace.’” — Littlefinger
 
“Hear my words and bear witness to my vow.Night gathers and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to The Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.” — Jon and Sam
 
“And to my son, the stallion who will mount the world. I will also pledge a gift.I will give him the iron chair, that his mother’s father sat upon. I will give him Seven Kingdoms. I Drogo, will do this. I will take my Khalasar west to where the world ends and ride wooden horses across the black salt water as no Khal has done before. I will kill the men in iron suits and tear down their stone houses.” — Khal Drogo
 
“I did warn you not to trust me.” — Littlefinger, to Ned
 

Episode 8: “The Pointy End”

“This way! Left, right…Now you are dead.” — Syrio Forel
“You said right, but you went left.” — Arya
“And now you are a dead girl.” — Syrio Forel
“Only ’cause you lied.” — Arya
“My tongue lied. My eyes shouted the truth. You were not seeing.” — Syrio Forel
“I was so. I watched, but you…” — Arya
“Watching is not seeing, dead girl. The seeing, the true seeing, that is the heart of swordplay.” — Syrio Forel
 
“What do we say to the God of Death?” — Syrio
“Not today.” — Arya
 
“Why is it no one ever trusts the eunuch?” — Varys
 
“When you look at me do you see a hero?” — Varys
 
“What madness led you to tell the Queen you had learned the truth about Joffrey’s birth?” — Varys
“The madness of mercy. That she might save her children.” — Ned
“Ah, the children. It is always the innocents who suffer.” — Varys
 
“Tell me something, Varys. Who do you truly serve?” — Ned
“The Realm, My Lord. Someone must.” — Varys
 
“Cersei Lannister: Sansa sweetling, you are innocent of any wrong. We know that. Yet you are the daughter of a traitor. How can I allow you to marry my son?” — Cersei
A child born of a traitor’s seed is no fit consort for our King. She is a sweet thing now, Your Grace, but in 10 years who knows what treasons she may hatch?” — Grand Maester Pycelle
 
“Theon Greyjoy: Are you afraid?” — Theon
“I must be.” — Robb
“Good.” — Theon
“Why is that good?” — Robb
“It means you’re not stupid.” — Theon
 
“Does family mean nothing to you?” — Catelyn
“Family means everything to me. And I will not risk Robin’s life to get caught up in another of your husband’s wars.” — Lysa Arryn
 
“How would you like to die, Tyrion son of Tywin?” — Shagga
“In my own bed, at the age of 80 with a bellyful of wine and a girl’s mouth around my cock.” — Tyrion
 
“Blood will always tell” — Alliser Thorne
 
“These men have shed blood for their Khal. Now they claim their rewards.” — Jorah
“She is a lamb girl, Khaleesi. The riders do her honor. If her wailing offends the Khaleesi, I will bring you her tongue.” — Rakharo
“Princess, you have a gentle heart, but this is how it’s always been.” — Jorah
 
“What do you want done with them?” — Jorah
“Bring her to me. And those women there.” — Dany
“You cannot claim them all, Princess.” — Jorah
“I can, and I will.” — Dany
 
“See how fierce she grows? That is my son inside her, the stallion that will mount the world. Filling her with his fire.” — Khal Drogo
 
“This is the way of war. These women are slaves now to do with as we please.” — Khal
“It pleases me to keep them safe. If your riders would mount them, let them take them for wives.” — Dany
“Does the horse mate with the lamb?” — Ootho
“The dragons feeds on horse and lamb alike.” — Dany
 
“This is the way of war. These women are slaves now to do with as we please.” — Khal Drogo
“It pleases me to keep them safe. If your riders would mount them, let them take them for wifes.” — Dany
“Does the horse mate with the lamb?” — Ootho
“The dragons feeds on horse and lamb alike.” — Dany
 
“Too many words. A witch’s words poison the ears.” — Qotho
 
“You hear them, boy? The Old Gods are answering you.” — Osha
“What are you doing here?” — Bran
“They’re my Gods too. Beyond the Wall, they’re the only Gods.” — Osha
 
“What did you mean about hearing the Gods?” — Bran
“You asked them, they’re answering you. Shhh…Open your ears.” — Osha
“It’s only the wind.” — Bran
Who do you think sends the wind if not the Gods? They see you, boy. They hear you. Your brother will get no help from them where he’s going. The Old Gods have no power in the South. The Weirwoods there were all cut down a long time ago. How can they watch when they have no eyes?” — Osha
 
“Are there really giants beyond the Wall?” — Bran
“Giants and worse than giants.” — Osha
 
“They were touched by White Walkers. That’s why they came back. That’s why their eyes turned blue. Only fire will stop them.” — Sam
“How do you know that?” — Jon
“I read about it in a book. A very old book in Maester Aemon’s library.” — Bran
 
“And if I lose?” — Robb
“Do you know what happened to the Targaryen children, when the Mad King fell?” — Catelyn
“They were butchered in their sleep.” — Robb
“On the orders of Tywin Lannister. And the years have not made him kinder. If you lose, your father dies, your sisters die, we die.” — Catelyn
 
“And here we have Bronn son of…” — Tyrion
“You wouldn’t know him.” — Bronn
 
“Treason is a noxious weed.” — Grand Maester Pycelle
 

Episode 9: “Baelor”

“You do me wrong, my lord. Your blood is the last thing I want. — Varys
“I don’t know what you want. l’ve given up trying to guess. — Ned
“When I was still a boy, before they cut my balls off with a hot knife, I traveled with a group of actors through the free cities. They taught me that each man has a role to play. The same is true at court. I am the master of whisperers. My role is to be sly, obsequious and without scruples.” — Varys
 
“What do you want? Tell me. No riddles, no stories. Tell me, what do you want?” — Ned
“Peace” — Varys
 
“You think my life is some precious thing to me? That I would trade my honor for a few more years of, of what? You grew up with actors. You learned their craft and you learnt it well. But I grew up with soldiers. I learned how to die a long time ago.” — Ned
Pity. Such a pity. What of your daughter’s life, my lord? ls that a precious thing to you?” — Varys
 
“Expect nothing of Walder Frey and you’ll never be surprised.” — Greatjon Umber
 
“I didn’t need reasons. I needed to get rid of sons and daughters. You see how they pile up?” — Walder Frey
 
“Stark, Tully, Lannister, Baratheon. Give me one good reason why I should waste a single thought on any of you?” — Walder Frey
 
“Fine, fine. And?” — Robb
“And Arya will marry his son Waldron when they both come of age.” — Catelyn
“She won’t be happy about that…” — Robb
 
“Tell me, did you ever wonder why the men of the Night’s Watch take no wives and father no children?” — Maester Aemon
“No.” — Jon Snow
So they will not love. Love is the death of duty. If the day should ever come when your lord father was forced to choose between honor on the one hand and those he loves on the other, what would he do?” — Maester Aemon
“He would do whatever was right, no matter what.” — Jon Snow
“Then Lord Stark is one man in 10,000. Most of us are not so strong. What is honor compared to a woman’s love? And what is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms? Or a brother’s smile?” — Maester Aemon
“Sam told you.” — Jon Snow
“We’re all human. Oh, we all do our duty when there’s no cost to it. Honor comes easy then. Yet sooner or later in every man’s life there comes a day when it is not easy. A day when he must choose.” — Maester Aemon
“And this is my day? Is that what you’re saying?” — Jon Snow
“Oh, it hurts, boy. Oh, yes. I know.” — Maester Aemon
“You do not know. No one knows. I may be a bastard, but he is my father and Robb is my brother.” — Jon Snow
“The gods were cruel when they saw fit to test my vows. They waited till I was old. What could I do when the ravens brought the news from the South: the ruin of my House, the death of my family? I was helpless, blind, frail. But when I heard they had killed my brother’s son and his poor son and the children! Even the little children.” — Maester Aemon
“Who are you?” — Jon Snow
“My father was Maekar, the first of his name. My brother Aegon reigned after him when I had refused the throne. And he was followed by his son Aerys, whom they called the Mad King.” — Maester Aemon
“You’re Aemon Targaryen.” — Jon Snow
“I’m a maester of the Citadel, bound in service to Castle Black and the Night’s Watch. I will not tell you to stay or go. You must make that choice yourself and live with it for the rest of your days. As I have.” — Maester Aemon
 
“He fell from his horse. A Khal who cannot ride is no Khal.” — Ootho
 
“What do I want from you? I want you to share my tent. I want you to pour my wine, laugh at my jokes, rub my legs when they’re sore after a day’s ride. I want you to take no other man to bed for as long as we’re together. And I want you to fuck me like it’s my last night in this world. Which it may well be.” — Tyrion
 
“This isn’t Westeros, where men honor blood. Here they only honor strength.” — Jorah
 
“I have never been nothing. I am the blood of the dragon.” — Dany, in Dothraki
 
“Only death pays for life.” — Mirri Maz Duur
“My death?” — Dany
“No, not your death, Khaleesi. Bring me his horse…” — Mirri Maz Duur
 
“It’s not. Here’s how it works: I make a statement about your past. If I’m right, you drink. If I’m wrong, I drink. And no lying. I’ll know if you’re lying.” — Tyrion
“I don’t want to play this game.” — Shae
 
“And you once loved a woman many years ago, but it turned out badly so you’ve never let yourself love again. Oh, wait, that’s me.” — Tyrion
 
“You wanted a different life. You came from somewhere and you wanted to be elsewhere.” — Tyrion
“The whole shit-stained world could drink off that one.” — Bronn
 
“First, my father had Jaime tell me the truth. The girl was a whore, you see. Jaime had arranged the whole thing. The road, the rapers, all of it. He thought it was time I had a woman. After my brother confessed, my father brought in my wife and gave her to his guards. He paid her well; a silver for each man. How many whores command that kind of price? He brought me into the barracks and made me watch. By the end, she had so much silver that the coins were slipping through her fingers and rolling on to the floor.” — Tyrion
“I would have killed the man who did that to me.” — Bronn
“You should have known she was a whore.” — Shae
“Really? I was 16, drunk and in love.” — Tyrion
“A girl who was almost raped doesn’t invite another man into her bed two hours later.”
“As I said, I was young and stupid.” — Tyrion
“You are still young and stupid.” — Shae
 
“We could end this war right now, boy, save thousands of lives. You fight for the Starks, I fight for the Lannisters. Swords or lances, teeth, nails; choose your weapons and let’s end this here and now.” — Jaime
“If we do it your way, Kingslayer, you’d win. We’re not doing it your way.” — Robb
 

Episode 10: “Fire and Blood”

“It had three eyes. It told me to come with him, so I did. We went down into the crypts and my father was there.” — Bran
Your father’s not down there, little lord. Not for many years yet.” — Osha
 
“What are you doing down here? Come back up with us.” — Bran
“No, I came to see Father.” — Rickon
“How many times have I told you? He’s in King’s Landing with Sansa and Arya.” — Bran
“He was down here. I saw him.” — Rickon
“Saw him when?” — Bran
“Last night, when I was sleeping.” — Rickon
 
“My Lords. My Lords! Here is what I say to these two kings. 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? There sits the only king I mean to bend my knee to: the King in the North!” — Greatjon Umber
“l’ll have peace on those terms. They can keep their Red Castle and their iron chair too.” — Rickard Karstark
 
“That is what you want the world to believe, isn’t it? That you don’t fear death.” — Catelyn
“But I don’t, my lady. The dark is coming for all of us. Why cry about it?” — Jaime
“Because you are going to the deepest of the seven hells, if the gods are just.” — Catelyn
“What gods are those? The trees your husband prayed to? Where were the trees when his head was getting chopped off? lf your gods are real and if they are just why is the world so full of injustice?” — Jaime
Because of men like you.” — Catelyn
 
“Why me?” — Tyrion
“You’re my son. Oh, one more thing. You will not take that whore to court. Do you understand?” — Tywin
 
“The boy did not live.” — Jorah
“Tell me.” — Dany
“What is there to tell?” — Jorah
“How did my son die?” — Dany
“He never lived, my princess. The women say…” — Jorah
“What do the women say?” — Dany
“They say the child was…” — Jorah
“Monstrous, twisted. I pulled him out myself. He was scaled like a lizard, blind, with leather wings like the wings of a bat. When I touched him the skin fell from his bones. Inside he was full of graveworms. I warned you that only death can pay for life. You knew the price.” — Mirri Maz Duur
 
“The khalasar is gone.” — Dany
“A khal who cannot ride is no khal.” — Jorah
 
“He lives. You asked for life, you paid for life.” — Mirri Maz Duur
“This is not life. When will he be as he was?” — Dany
When the sun rises in the west, sets in the east. When the seas go dry. When the mountains blow in the wind like leaves.” — Mirri Maz Duur
 
“You knew what I was buying and you knew the price.” — Dany
“It was wrong of them to burn my temple. It angered the Great Shepherd.” — Mirri Maz Duur
“This is not God’s work. My child was innocent.” — Dany
“Innocent? He would have been The Stallion Who Mounts The World. Now he will burn no cities. Now his khalasar will trample no nations into dust.” — Mirri Maz Duur
 
“Aerys Targaryen. Of all the thousand thousand maladies the Gods visit on us, madness is the worst. He was a good man. Such a charmer. To watch him melt away before my eyes, consumed by dreams of fire and blood.” — Grand Maester Pycelle
 
“Robert Baratheon was an entirely different animal. Powerful man, great warrior, but alas, winning a kingdom and ruling a kingdom are rather different things. They say that if a man goes through life with his battle visor down, he can often be blind to the enemies at his side.” — Grand Maester Pycelle
 
“A man with great ambition and no morals….I wouldn’t bet against you.” — Varys, to Littlefinger
 
“l must be one of the few men in this city who doesn’t want to be King.” — Varys
 
“Must be strange for you, even after all these years. A man from another land, despised by most, feared by all.” — Littlefinger
“Am l? That is good to know.” — Varys
 
“So here we stand in mutual admiration and respect.” — Varys
“Playing our roles.” — Littlefinger
 
“lf we beheaded everyone that ran away for the night, only ghosts would guard the Wall. At least you weren’t whoring in Mole’s Town. Honor made you leave, honor brought you back.” — Jeor Mormont
“My friends brought me back.” — Jon Snow
“l didn’t say it was your honor.” — Jeor Mormont
“They killed my father.” — Jon Snow
“And you’re gonna bring him back to life, are you?” — Jeor Mormont
 
“When dead men and worse come hunting for us in the night, do you think it matters who sits on the lron Throne?” — Jeor Mormont
 
“You will be my khalasar. I see the faces of slaves. I free you. Take off your collars. Go if you wish, no one will stop you. But if you stay it will be as brothers and sisters, as husbands and wives.” — Dany
 

Season Two

Episode 1: “The North Remembers”

“It would be bad luck to kill a man on your name day.” — Sansa
“What kind of stupid peasant’s superstition…” — Joffrey
“The girl is right. What a man sows on his name day, he reaps all year.” — The Hound
 
“I’m glad you’re not dead.” — Myrcella
“Me, too, dear. Death is so boring, especially now with so much excitement in the world.” — Tyrion
 
“You command the City Watch, do you not, Lord Slynt?” — Cersei
“I do, Your Grace.” — Janos Slynt
“And are you not a Lord at my command?” — Cersei
“I owe my title and lands to your generosity, Your Grace.” — Janos Slynt
Then do your job. Shut the gates to the peasants. They belong in the field, not our capital.” — Cersei
 
“I’ve done nothing.” — Cersei
“Quite right. You did nothing when your son called for Ned Stark’s head. Now the entire North has risen up against us.” — Tyrion
“I tried to stop it.” — Cersei
“Did you? You failed. That bit of theater will haunt our family for a generation.” — Tyrion
 
“You love your children. It’s your one redeeming quality. That and your cheekbones.” — Tyrion, to Cersei
 
“You’ve been having those dreams again.” — Osha
“I don’t dream.” — Bran
“Everyone dreams.” — Osha
“Did they? I don’t. Heard some of the men talking about the comet. (Bran looks up at the comet). They say it’s an omen. They say it means Robb will win a great victory in the South.” — Bran I heard some other fools say it’s Lannister Red. Means the Lannisters will rule all Seven Kingdoms before long. I heard a stable boy say it’s the color of blood, to mark the death of your father. The stars don’t fall for men. The red comet means one thing, boy. Dragons.” — Osha
 
“How do I make starvation scream?” — Dany
 
“Does it ever end?” — Dany
“This is further east than I’ve ever been. But, yes, Khaleesi, everything ends, even the red waste.” — Jorah
 
“You Southerners make good wine, I’ll give you that.” — Craster
“We’re not Southerners.” — Jon
 
“You want to know what Mance Rayder is doing? Gathering an army. What I hear, he’s already got more men than any of your southern kings.” — Craster
“And where does he plan marching this army?” — Jeor Mormont
“When you’re all the way north, there’s only one direction to go.” — Craster
 
“This is our place. Our husband keeps us safe. Better to live free than die a slave.” — Gilly
 
“You want to lead one day? (Jon nods). Then learn how to follow.” — Jeor Mormont
 
“This woman will lead him into a war he cannot win.” — Cressen
“Stannis is our king. We follow where he leads, even if we don’t like the path.” — Davos
“King. Since that boar killed his brother, every lord wants a coronation.” — Cressen
“I don’t serve the others. I serve Stannis.” — Davos
“As do I, but loyal service means telling hard truths. He’s surrounded by fools and fanatics.” — Cressen
 
“And I declare upon the honor of my house that my beloved brother Robert left…” — Matthos
“He wasn’t my beloved brother. I didn’t love him, he didn’t love me.” — Stannis
A harmless courtesy, Your Grace.” — Davos
“A lie. Take it out.” — Stannis
 
“Some people are fortunate enough to be born into the right family. Others have to find their own way.” — Littlefinger
 
“Prominent families often forget a simple truth, I’ve found.” — Littlefinger
“And which truth is that.” — Cersei
“Knowledge is power.” — Littlefinger
“Seize him. Cut his throat. Stop. Wait. I’ve changed my mind. Let him go. Step back three paces. Turn around. Close your eyes…Power is power.” — Cersei
 
“I understand you don’t trust Lord Greyjoy.” — Robb
“I don’t trust Lord Greyjoy because he is not trustworthy. Your father had to go to war to end his rebellion.” — Catelyn
“Yes. And now I’m the one rebelling against the throne. Before me, it was father. You married one rebel and mothered another.” — Robb
 
“You want to leave Sansa in the Queen’s hands? And Arya, I haven’t heard a word about Arya. What are we fighting for if not for them?” — Catelyn
“It’s more complicated than that! You know it is.” — Robb
 
“She pretends she doesn’t speak the common tongue so that people will think she’s exotic. She grew up just down the road in flea bottom.” — Ros
 

Episode 2: “The Night Lands”

“To find so lovely creature working in your father’s kitchen. It almost beggars belief.” — Varys
 
“Strange things do happen. You should taste her fish pie.” — Tyrion
“I don’t think Lord Varys likes fish pie.” — Shae
“How can you tell?” — Varys
“I can always tell.” — Shae
“Men like Lord Varys and I can’t let our disadvantages get the best of us. We’ll make a fisherman of him yet.” — Tyrion
 
“Rest easy my lord, I am very good at keeping secrets for my good friends.” — Varys
“Your discretion is legendary, where your friends are concerned.” — Tyrion
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“I don’t like threats.” — Tyrion
“Who threatened you?” — Varys
“I’m not Ned Stark. I understand the way this game is played.” — Tyrion
“Ned Stark was a man of honor.” — Varys
“And I am not. Threaten me again and I will have you thrown into the sea.” — Tyrion
“You might be disappointed in the results. The storms come and go. The big fish eat the little fish. And I keep on paddling.” — Varys
 
“Trouble with the wildlings?” — Varys
“That’s why they’re called wildlings.” — Littlefinger
 
“Lord Commander asks that we send more men to man The Wall.” — Tyrion
“Perhaps he’s forgotten we’re fighting a war. We have no men to spare.” — Cersei
“Cold winds are rising, and the dead rise with them.” — Tyrion
“The northerners are a superstitious people.” — Pycelle
“According to the Commander, one of these dead men attacked him in his chambers. Mormont doesn’t lie.” — Tyrion
“How do you kill a dead man?” — Cersei
“Apparently you burn him.” — Tyrion
“One trip to The Wall and you come back believing in grumpkins and snarks.” — Cersei
“I don’t know what I believe, but here’s a fact for you. The Night’s Watch is the only thing that separates us from what lies beyond the Wall.” — Tyrion
 
“Then I said, if the gods wanted us to have dignity, wouldn’t make us fart when we died.” — Edd
“We fart when we die?” — Grenn
“My blessed mother was holding her own when she left this world. She farted so hard, the whole bed shook.” — Edd
 
“No you just want to steal her. What do you think Craster cuts off for that?” — Jon
“I can’t steal her, she’s a person not a goat.” — Sam
 
“No! They killed his soul!” — Irri
“Shh. They cannot kill his soul.” — Dany
“They did! They butchered him like an animal. They did not burn his body. He can never join his ancestors in the night lands.” — Irri
 
“Sometimes those with the most power have the least grace.” — Littlefinger
 
“Is that your new squire? Could have found you a proper lad.” — Janos Slynt
“Myself, I prefer the improper ones.” — Tyrion
 
“If I told you to murder, an infant girl say, still at her mother’s breast, would you do it without question?” — Tyrion
“Without question? No. I’d ask how much.” — Bronn
 
“I saw a man kill another man just outside a tavern in Flea Bottom. Stabbed him right in the neck.” — Hot Pie
“Two men fighting isn’t a battle.” — Lommy
“They had armor on.” — Hot Pie
“So?” — Arya
“So, if they got armor on, it’s a battle.” — Hot Pie
“No it isn’t.”
“What’s a dyer’s apprentice know about battles anyway?” — Hot Pie
“Gendry’s an armorer’s apprentice. Hot Pie, tell Gendry what makes it a battle.” — Arya
“It’s when they’ve got armor on.” — Hot Pie
“Now who told you that.” — Gendry
“A knight.” — Hot Pie
How’d you know he was a knight?” — Gendry
“Well, cause he got armor on.” — Hot Pie
“You don’t have to be a knight to have armor. Any idiot can buy armor.” — Gendry
“How’d you know?” — Hot Pie
“‘Cause I sold armor.” — Gendry
 
“I told you to wait outside. How did you get past the guards?” — Theon
“Anything with a cock is easy to fool.” — Yara
 
I’ve been all over the world, my boy, and everywhere I go, people tell me about the true god. They all think they found the right one. The one true god is what’s between a woman’s legs, and better yet a queen’s legs.” — Salladhor Saan
 
“Listen to me, Queen Regent, you’re losing the people. Do you hear me?” — Tyrion
“Ha, the people. You think I care?” — Cersei
“You might find it difficult to rule over millions who want you dead. Half the city will starve when winter comes. The other half will plot to overthrow you. And your gold-plated thugs just gave them the rallying cry, ‘The Queen slaughters babies.’ You don’t even have the decency to deny it. It wasn’t you who gave the order, was it? Joffrey didn’t even tell you. Or did he tell you? I imagine that would be even worse.” — Tyrion
“He did what needed to be done…You want to be the Hand of the King? You want to rule? This is what ruling is! Lying on a bed of weeds, ripping them out by the root one by one before they strangle you in your sleep.” — Cersei
“I’m no king, but I think there’s more to ruling that that.” — Tyrion
 
“These armies are but toys for the Lord of Light.” — Melisandre
 

Episode 3: “What Is Dead My Never Die”

“We have other wars to fight out there. Like it or not, we need men like Craster.” — Jeor Mormont
 
“I saw it. I saw something take that child.” — Jon
“Yeah. Whatever it was, I daresay you’ll see it again.” — Jeor Mormont
 
“Old Nan used to tell me stories about magical people who could live inside stags, birds, wolves.” — Bran
“That’s exactly what they are, Bran. Stories.” — Maester Luwin
“So she was lying? They don’t exist?” — Bran
“Well, they may have done. But they’re gone from the world, along with much else. These are dreams, Bran, nothing more.” — Maester Luwin
“No, my dreams are different. Mine are true. I dreamt of my father dying. And Rickon had the same dream.” — Bran
“What about all the dreams you had that didn’t come true? Hmm? Right…This link is made of Valyrian steel. Only one maester in 100 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. Come on…All right. Maybe magic once was a mighty force in the world. But not anymore. The dragons are gone. The giants are dead. And the Children of the Forest forgotten.” — Maester Luwin
 
“You gave me away! Your boy! Your last boy! You gave me away like I was some dog you didn’t want anymore. And now you curse me because I’ve come home.” — Theon
 
“Keep your voice down.” — Tyrion
“Why? You think your father can hear me? He’s 300 miles away!” — Shae
 
“Your lion wants to see you alive. We’ve come to a dangerous place. My sister wants to hurt me. She’ll look for any weakness she can find. She can’t know about you.” — Tyrion
“I’m the weakness?” — Shae
“It’s a compliment, my lady.” — Tyrion
“How is being a weakness a compliment?” — Shae
“Language can be a bit tricky here.” — Tyrion
 
“For men in our position, holding grudges can be an encumbrance, don’t you think?” — Tyrion
 
“There’s no need for us to play games. Save your lies for court. You’re going to need a lot of them.” — Margaery, to Renley
 
“Just how safe do you think Myrcella is if this city falls? Do you want to see her raped, butchered like the Targaryen children? Make no mistake. They’ll mount her pretty little head on a spike right beside yours.” — Tyrion, to Cersei
 
“Power is a curious thing, my lord. Are you fond of riddles?” — Varys
“Why, am I about to hear one?” — Tyrion
“Three great men sit in a room. A king, a priest and a rich man. Between them stands a common sellsword. Each great man bids the sellsword kill the other two. Who lives, who dies?” — Varys
“Depends on the sellsword.” — Tyrion
“Does it? He has neither crown nor gold nor favor with the gods.” — Varys
“He has a sword, the power of life and death.” — Tyrion
“But if it’s swordsmen who rule, why do we pretend kings hold all the power? When Ned Stark lost his head, who was truly responsible? Joffrey? The executioner? Or something else?” — Varys
“I’ve decided I don’t like riddles.” — Tyrion
“Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.” — Varys
 
“You know, we’ve got something in common, me and you. You know that? I must have been a couple of years older than you. I saw my brother stabbed through the heart right on our doorstep. He weren’t much of a villain what skewered him. Willem, the lad’s name was. He ran off before anyone could spit. And I just stood there, watching my brother die. Here’s the funny part. I can’t picture my brother’s face anymore. But Willem, oh, he was a nice-looking boy. He had good white teeth, blue eyes, one of those dimpled chins all the girls like. I would think about him when I was working, when I was drinking, when I was having a shit. It got to the point where I would say his name every night before I went to bed. Willem. Willem. Willem. A prayer almost. Well, one day, Willem came riding back into town. I buried an ax so deep into Willem’s skull they had to bury him with it. Willem’s horse got me to the Wall and I’ve been wearing black ever since. Well… That’ll help you sleep, eh?” — Yoren
 

Episode 4: “Garden of Bones”

“I don’t care about pretty. He’s better with a sword than any of them.” — Guaard
“How good could he be? He’s been stabbing Renly Baratheon for years, and Renly ain’t dead.” — Rennick
 
“We’re not torturing them.” — Robb
“The high road’s very pretty, but you’ll have a hard time marching your army down it.” — Roose Bolton
“The Lannisters hold prisoners of their own. I won’t give them an excuse to abuse my sisters.” — Robb
 
“What’s your name?” — Robb
“Talisa.” — Talisa
“Your last name?” — Robb
“You want to know what side my family fights on?” — Talisa
“You know my family name. You have me at a disadvantage.” — Robb
“That boy lost his foot on your orders.” — Talisa
“They killed my father.” — Robb
“That boy did?” — Talisa
“The family he fights for.” — Robb
“Do you think he’s friends with King Joffrey? He’s a fisherman’s son that grew up near Lannisport. He probably never held a spear before they shoved one in his hands a few months ago.” — Talisa
“I have no hatred for the lad.” — Robb
“That should help his foot grow back.” — Talisa
“You’d have us surrender, end all this bloodshed. I understand. The country would be at peace and life would be just under the righteous hand of good King Joffrey.” — Robb
“You’re going to kill Joffrey?” — Talisa
“If the gods give me strength.” — Robb
“And then what?” — Talisa
“I don’t know. We’ll go back to Winterfell. I have no desire to sit on the Iron Throne.” — Robb
“So who will?” — Talisa
“I don’t know.” — Robb
“You’re fighting to overthrow a king, and yet you have no plan for what comes after?” — Talisa
“First we have to win the war…You never told me where you’re from.” — Robb
“Volantis.” — Talisa
“Volantis? You’re far from home. The boy was lucky you were here.” — Robb
“He was unlucky that you were.” — Talisa
 
“You’re here to answer for your brother’s latest treasons.” — Joffrey
“Your Grace, whatever my traitor brother has done, I had no part. You know that. I beg you, please.” — Sansa
 
“She is to be your queen. Have you no regard for her honor?” — Tyrion
“I’m punishing her.” — Joffrey
“For what crimes? She did not fight her brother’s battle, you half-wit.” — Tyrion
 
“If war were arithmetic, the mathematicians would rule the world.” — Littlefinger
 
“What’s this?” — Catelyn
“Your husband was an honorable man. He should rest beside his family in the crypts beneath Winterfell.” — Littlefinger
 
“The Iron Throne is mine by right. All those that deny that are my foes.” — Stannis
“The whole realm denies it, from Dorne to the Wall. Old men deny it with their death rattle and unborn children deny it in their mother’s wombs. No one wants you for their king. You never wanted any friends, brother. But a man without friends is a man without power.” — Renley
 
“Look across those fields, brother. Can you see all those banners?” — Renley
“You think a few bolts of cloth will make you king?” — Stannis
“No. The men holding those bolts of cloth will make me king.” — Renley
 
“If you do not let us in, all of us will die.” — Dany
“Which we shall deeply regret. But Qarth did not become the greatest city that ever was or will be by letting Dothraki savages through its gates.” — Qarth Spice Merchant

“A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad the good.” — Stannis
 
“I am true to Your Grace and always will be, but surely there are other ways, cleaner ways.” — Davos
“Cleaner ways don’t win wars.” — Stannis
 
“Are you a good man, Ser Davos Seaworth?” — Melisandre
“I’d say my parts are mixed, my lady, good and bad.” — Davos
“If half an onion is black with rot, it’s a rotten onion. A man is good or he is evil.” — Melisandre
“And which are you?” — Davos
“Oh, good. I’m a knight myself, of sorts, a champion of light and life.” — Melisandre
“Well, that must be very nice for you.” — Davos
 
“Shadows cannot live in the dark, Ser Davos. They are servants of light, the children of fire. And the brighter the flame, the darker they are.” — Melisandre
 
“Gods protect us.” — Davos
“There’s only one god, Ser Davos, and he only protects those who serve him.” — Melisandre
 

Episode 5: “The Ghost of Harrenhal”

“Negotiate with Stannis? You heard him out there. I’d have better luck debating the wind.” — Renley
 
“Tell me, Ser Loras, what do you desire most in this world?” — Littlefinger
“Revenge.” — Loras
“I have always found that to be the purest of motivations, but you won’t have a chance to put your sword through Stannis, not today. You’ll be cut to pieces before he sets foot on solid ground. If it is justice that you want, be smart about it.” — Littlefinger
 
“Do you want to be a queen?” — Littlefinger
“No. I want to be the queen.” — Margaery
 
“Littlefinger says we can outspend him three to one.” — Cersei
“And I say Father raised you to have too much respect for money.” — Tyrion
 
“Aren’t there other things you should be doing, like sealing my daughter in a crate so you can ship her away?” — Cersei
“She’ll be safer in Dorne.” — Tyrion
“Yes, I know how concerned you are for her safety.” — Cersei
“It so happens that I am. Myrcella is a sweet, innocent girl and I don’t blame her at all for you.” — Tyrion
 
“Loyal service means telling hard truths.” — Davos
 
“Stannis has more infantry, more ships, more horses. What do we have?” — Tyrion
“There’s that mind of yours you keep going on about.” — Bronn
“Well, I’ve never actually been able to kill people with it.” — Tyrion
 
“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.” — Arya
“And do you believe them?” — Tywin
“No, my lord. Anyone can be killed.” — Arya
 
“You’re one of them now. I should have let you burn.” — Arya
“And you fetch water for one of them now. Why is this right for you and wrong for me?” — Jaquen
“I didn’t have a choice.” — Arya
“You did. I did. And here we are.” — Jaquen
 
“The Red God takes what is his, lovely girl. And only death may pay for life.” — Jaquen
 
“After the dragons died, wildfire was the key to the Targaryen power.” — Haylene
 
“I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a battle, old man, but things can get a bit messy. ‘Cause when we’re flinging things at Stannis, he’s flinging them right back at us. Men die, men shit themselves, men run, which means pots falling, which means fire inside the walls, which means the poor cunts trying to defend the city end up burning it down.” — Bronn
 
“Men win wars, not magic tricks.” — Bronn
 
“They’re quite good at killing the better men.” — Jorah, about the Dothraki
“That’s not the kind of queen I’m going to be.” — Dany
 
“Dragons are fire made flesh. And fire is power.” — Quaithe
 
“I dreamt that the sea came to Winterfell. I saw waves crashing against the gates and the water came flowing over the walls It flooded the castle. Drowned men were floating here, in the yard. Ser Rodrik was one of them.” — Bran
 
“What do you want?” — Xaro
“To cross the Narrow Sea and take back the Iron Throne.” — Dany
“Why?” — Xaro
“Because I promised my khalasar I’d protect them and find them a safe home.” — Dany
“You want to conquer the Seven Kingdoms for the Dothraki?” — Xaro
“I want them because they’re mine by right. The Iron Throne is mine and I will take it.” — Dany
“Ah, a conqueror.” — Xaro
“And how did you get all of this? Did someone give it to you?” — Dany
“No. I come from nothing. I hit the docks like a piece of cargo, except someone normally cares what happens to cargo.” — Xaro
“So you wanted more than you had and you took it. You’re a conqueror, too. You’re just less ambitious.” — Dany
 
“To win Westeros, you need support from Westeros.” — Jorah, to Dany
 
“Rich men do not become rich by giving more than they get.” — Jorah
 
“What do you want? Tell me.” — Dany
“To see you on the Iron Throne.” — Jorah
“Why?” — Dany
“You have a good claim. A title. A birthright. But you have something more than that. You may cover it up and deny it, but you have a gentle heart. You would not only be respected and feared, you would be loved. Someone who can rule and should rule. Centuries come and go without a person like that coming into the world. There are times when I look at you and I still can’t believe you’re real.” — Jorah
 

Episode 6: “The Old Gods and the New”

“Any last words, old man?” — Theon
Gods help you, Theon Greyjoy. Now you are truly lost.” — Ser Rodrick
 
“We’re at war. We’ve always been at war. It’s never going to end ’cause we’re not fighting an enemy. We’re fighting the North, and it’s not going anywhere.” — Qhorin
 
“The Watch has given you a great gift. You only have one thing to give in return, your life.” — Qhorin
“I’ll gladly give my life.” — Jon
“I don’t want you to be glad about it. I want you to curse and fight until your heart’s done pumping. And know this, boy. Your death will be a gift for them south of the Wall. They’ll never know what you’ve done. They’ll never know how you died. They won’t even know your damn name. But they’ll be alive because some nameless bastard north of the Wall gave his life for theirs.” — Qhorin
 
“Men love to blame demons when their grand plans unravel.” — Tywin
 
“It is my belief that a moment of chaos affords opportunities lost soon after.” — Littlefinger
“You say that as if you were the first man alive to think it. Yes, a crisis is an opportunity. What other brilliant insights have you brought me today?” — Tywin
 
“One day I pray you love someone. I pray you love her so much, when you close your eyes, you see her face. I want that for you. I want you to know what it’s like to love someone, to truly love someone. Before I take her from you.” — Cersei
 
“We’ve had vicious kings and we’ve had idiot kings, but I don’t know if we’ve ever been cursed with a vicious idiot for a king.” — Tyrion, to Joffrey
 
“Whatever you grant me now will be repaid three times over when I retake the Iron Throne.” — Dany
“Retake? Did you once sit on the Iron Throne?” — Spice King
“My father sat there, before he was murdered.” — Dany
“But if you did not sit on it yourself, would it not be correct to say ‘take the Iron Throne?’” — Spice King
 
“I am not your little princess. I am Daenerys Stormborn of the blood of Old Valyria, and I will take what is mine. With fire and blood, I will take it.” — Dany
 
“Where is your father? Is he alive? Who was he?” — Tywin
“A stonemason.” — Arya
“A stonemason who could read? Hmm.” — Tywin
“He taught himself.” — Arya
“Quite a man. What killed him?” — Tywin
“Loyalty.” — Arya
 
“I’m not sure I’m a lady. Westerosi customs are still a bit foreign to me.” — Talisa
“It’s hard to keep all the rules straight.” — Robb
 
“You’re brave. Stupid, but brave.” — Ygritte, to Jon
 
“What do you want then, other than your miserable life?” — Theon
“What all free people want. My freedom.” — Osha
 
“He hated me, the man who hit me. I saw it in his eyes. Hated me. He never met me before, but he wanted to hurt me.” — Sansa
“Of course he did.” — Shae
“Why? Why would a stranger…” — Sansa
“You are everything he will never have.” — Shae
 
“I hate the king more than any of them.” — Sansa
“Don’t say these things. If the wrong people hear you…” — Shae
“But you’re not the wrong people.” — Sansa
“Don’t trust anybody. Life is safer that way.” — Shae
 

Episode 7: “A Man Without Honor”

“So instead of getting naked with a girl, you’d prefer to invade our lands?” — Ygritte
“Invade your lands? Wildlings raid our lands all the time. Some of them tried to kill my little brother, a crippled boy!” — Jon
“They’re not your lands! We’ve been here the whole time. You lot came along and just put up a big wall and said it was yours.” — Ygritte
“My father was Ned Stark. I have the blood of the First Men. My ancestors lived here, same as yours.” — Jon
“So why are you fighting us?” — Ygritte
 
“A man tried to kill me. I want his name, and I want his head.” — Tywin
 
“Do you know what legacy means? It’s what you pass down to your children and your children’s children. It’s what remains of you when you’re gone.” — Tywin
 
“Aegon Targaryen changed the rules. That’s why every child alive still knows his name.” — Tywin
 
“Aren’t most girls more interested in the pretty maidens from the songs? Jonquil with the flowers in her hair?” — Tywin
“Most girls are idiots.” — Arya
“You remind me of my daughter.” — Tywin
 
“You’re too smart for your own good. Has anyone told you that?” — Tywin
“Yes.” — Arya
 
“A man is what others say he is and no more.” — Xaro
 
“You think we’re savages because we don’t live in stone castles. We can’t make steel as good as yours, it’s true. But we’re free. If someone tried to tell us we couldn’t lie down as man and woman, we’d shove a spear up his arse. We don’t go serving some shit king who’s only king because his father was.” — Ygritte
“No. No, you serve Mance Rayder, the King beyond the Wall.” — Jon
“We chose Mance Rayder to lead us. He was a crow, same as you, but he wanted to be free. You could be free, too. You don’t need to live your whole life taking commands from old men. Wake up when you want to wake up. I could show you the streams to fish, the woods to hunt. Build yourself a cabin and find a woman to lie with in the night.” — Ygritte
 
“You’re a pretty lad. The girls would claw each other’s eyes out to get naked with you.” — Ygritte
“Walk.” — Jon
“I could teach you how to do it.” — Ygritte
“I know how to do it.” — Jon
“You know nothing, Jon Snow.” — Ygritte
 
“If every man were held accountable for the actions of every distant relative, Ser Alton, we’d all hang.” — Robb
 
“I’m looking at spending the rest of my life being treated like a fool and a eunuch by my own people.” — Theon
 
“You may never love the king, but you will love his children.” — Cersei, to Sansa
 
“Permit me to share some womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. The more people you love, the weaker you are. You’ll do things for them that you know you shouldn’t do. You’ll act the fool to make them happy, to keep them safe. Love no one but your children. On that front, a mother has no choice.” — Cersei
 
“It’s a good thing I am who I am. I’d have been useless at anything else.” — Jaime
 
“Jorah the Andal. This man must sail past old Valyria. All who travel too close to the Doom must have protection.” — Quaithe
“I didn’t come here for lessons.” — Jorah
 
“Without me, the dragons will die.” — Dany
“It will be for the best. Your dragons will bring the world nothing but death and misery, my dear.” — Spice King
 
An upstart and a charlatan? Empires have been built by less. Those on the margins often come to control the center, and those in the center make room for them, willingly or otherwise.” — Xaro
 
“Stannis Baratheon’s fleet has been spotted sailing north past Tarth, 200 ships.” — Tyrion
“More than we have.” — Cersei
“Yes, that’s more than we have. He’ll be at our gates within five days, four if he has the wind.” — Tyrion
“We have strong, high walls. We’ll rain fire down on them from above.” — Cersei
 
“It’s hard to put a leash on a dog once you’ve put a crown on its head.” — Tyrion
 
“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.” — Jaime
 
“Where did you find this beast?” — Jaime, about Brienne
She is a truer knight than you will ever be, Kingslayer.” — Catelyn
 

Episode 8: “The Prince of Winterfell”

“When you didn’t come back, we went looking for you. We found your tracks fast enough. But they found us before we found you.” — Qhorin
 
“They died because of me.” — Jon
“See that it wasn’t for nothing.” — Qhorin
 
“Is she beautiful?” — Talisa
“I’ve never met her.” — Robb
“What’s her name?” — Talisa
“Frey, I suppose. I don’t know her first name.” — Robb
“I’m sure you’ll be very happy…And you’re marrying her for a bridge?” — Talisa
“An important bridge.” — Robb
“Ah.”” — Talisa
 
“He once told me that being a lord is like being a father, except you have thousands of children and you worry about all of them. The farmers plowing the fields are yours to protect. The charwomen scrubbing the floors, yours to protect. The soldiers you order into battle. He told me he woke with fear in the morning and went to bed with fear in the night. I didn’t believe him. I asked him, ‘How can a man be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ he told me.” — Robb
 
“I lost one son fighting by your son’s side. I lost another to the Kingslayer, strangled with a chain. You commit treason because your children are prisoners? I would carve out my heart and offer it to the Father, if he would let my sons wake from their graves and step into a prison cell.” — Rickard Karstark
 
“I didn’t mean to give offense, my lady. Forgive me.” — Jaime
“Your crimes are past forgiveness, Kingslayer.” — Brienne
“Why do you hate me so much? Have I ever harmed you?” — Jaime
“You’ve harmed others, those you were sworn to protect, the weak, the innocent.” — Brienne
 
“You’re ready to chop my head off. Do you think you could? Do you think you could beat me in a fair fight?” — Jaime
“I’ve never seen you fight.” — Brienne
“The answer is no. There are three men in the kingdoms who might have a chance against me. You’re not one of them.” — Jaime
“All my life men like you have sneered at me. And all my life I’ve been knocking men like you into the dust.” — Brienne
 
“He’s a boy and he’s never lost a battle. He’ll risk anything at any time because he doesn’t know enough to be afraid.” — Tywin
 
“You should start wearing the gold cloak.” — Tyrion
“I don’t want to wear a gold cloak.” — Bronn
“You’re commander of the City Watch. You shouldn’t be dressed like a common” — Tyrion
“A cloak slows you down in a fight. Makes it hard to move quietly. And the gold catches the light, so you’re nice and easy to spot at night.” — Bronn
 
“Have you ever been in a city under siege? Maybe this part’s not in your books. See, it’s not the fighting that kills most people. It’s the starving. Food’s worth more than gold. Noble ladies sell their diamonds for a sack of potatoes. Things get bad enough, the poor start eating each other. The thieves, they love a siege. Soon as the gates are sealed, they steal all the food. By the time it’s all over, they’re the richest men in town.” — Bronn
 
“Ah. ‘The Great Sieges of Westeros.’ Thrilling subject. Shame Archmaester Ch’Vyalthan wasn’t a better writer.” — Varys
 
“I always imagined meself doing something much worse.” — Edd
“We’re digging latrine pits at the end of the world. I can’t imagine anything much worse.” — Grenn
“You lack imagination.” — Edd
 
“Great rangers never get old is the problem. Shit ones neither. It’s them in the middle that last a long time.” — Edd
 
“How long after I give you the name does it take you to kill someone?” — Arya
“A minute, an hour, a month. Death is certain, the time is not.” — Jaquen
 
“Thank you, Podrick.” — Tyrion
“Odd little boy…” — Cersei
“I have a certain sympathy for odd little boys.” — Tyrion
 
“Do you know why Varys is so dangerous?” — Cersei
“Because he has thousands of spies in his employ. Because he knows everything we do before we do it.” — Tyrion
“Because he doesn’t have a cock.” — Cersei
“Neither do you.” — Tyrion
“Perhaps I’m dangerous, too. You, on the other hand, are as big a fool as every other man. That little worm between your legs does half your thinking.” — Cersei
 
“I will hurt you for this. A day will come when you think you’re safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth. And you will know the debt is paid.” — Tyrion
 
“I would kill for you. Do you know that? I expect I’ll have to before this is over. You’re mine.” — Tyrion
“I’m yours.” — Shae
“Promise me.” — Tyrion
“I’m yours, and you are mine.” — Shae
 
“That’s not the kind of king I want to be.” — Robb
“What kind do you want to be?” — Talisa
“I don’t know. The good kind. Most kings grew up as princes. They spend their whole lives preparing for the crown. I was raised to be Lord of Winterfell.” — Robb
 
“Some highborn fools call you Onion Knight and think they insult you. So you take the onion for your sigil, sew it on your coat, fly the onion flag.” — Stannis
 
“We were forgotten. Robert and Ned Stark, they were the heroes. The glorious rebels marching from battle to battle, liberating towns from the yoke of the Mad King, while I held Storm’s End with 500 men.” — Stannis
“No one has forgotten, Your Grace.” — Davos
“No? Robert did. He gave Storm’s End to Renly after the war. Renly never fought a day in his life.” — Stannis
 
“You’re quite good at being Hand, you know? Jon Arryn and Ned Stark were good men. Honorable men. But they disdained the game and those who played. You enjoy the game.” — Varys
“I do. Last thing I expected.” — Tyrion
“And you play it well.” — Varys
“I’d like to keep playing it.” — Tyrion
 
The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned, the Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where is the god of tits and wine?” — Tyrion
“In the Summer Isles, they worship a fertility goddess with 16 teats.” — Varys
“We should sail there immediately.” — Tyrion
 
“This morning, I heard a song all the way from Qarth beyond the Red Waste. Daenerys Targaryen lives.” — Varys
A girl at the edge of the world is the least of our problems.” — Tyrion
She has three dragons. But even if what they say is true, it’ll be years before they are fully grown. And then there will be nowhere to hide.” — Varys
One game at a time, my friend.” — Tyrion
 

Episode 9: “Blackwater”

“Gods be good.” — Davos
“God. Father, there is only one and he watches over us.” — Mattos
“But not over them?” — Davos
 
“Our army outnumber theirs 5-to-1. Those walls have never been breached, and the men guarding the walls, when they see you, they don’t see a liberator, they see a stranger come to set their city on fire.” — Davos
 
“You can’t fuck your way out of everything.” — Tyrion
“I have so far.” — Shae
 
“My little birds tell me that Stannis Baratheon has taken up with a red priestess from Asshai.” — Varys
“What of it?” — Tyrion
You don’t believe in the old powers, my lord?” — Varys
Blood spells, curses, shape-shifting. What do you think?” — Tyrion
“I think you believe in what you see and in what those you trust have seen.” — Varys
 
“I have seen things and heard things, things you have not, things I wish I had not.” — Varys
 
“Oh, shut up, you little fool. Praying to the gods to have mercy on us all. The gods have no mercy. That’s why they’re gods. My father told me that when he caught me praying. My mother had just died, you see. I didn’t really understand the concept of death, the finality of it. I thought that if I prayed very, very hard, the gods would return my mother to me. I was four.” — Cersei
“Your father doesn’t believe in the gods?” — Sansa
“He believes in them, he just doesn’t like them very much.” — Cersei
 
“I should have been born a man. I’d rather face a thousand swords than be shut up inside with this flock of frightened hens.” — Cersei
 
“It was expected of me, as it will be of you if you ever become Joffrey’s queen. If my wretched brother should somehow prevail, these hens will return to their cocks and crow of how my courage inspired them, lifted their spirits.” — Cersei
 
“Tears aren’t a woman’s only weapon. The best one’s between your legs. Learn how to use it.” — Cersei
 
“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
 
“When we were young, Jaime and I, we looked so much alike even our father couldn’t tell us apart. I could never understand why they treated us differently. Jaime was taught to fight with sword and lance and mace, and I was taught to smile and sing and please. He was heir to Casterly Rock, and I was sold to some stranger like a horse to be ridden whenever he desired.” — Cersei
 
“Don’t fight for your king and don’t fight for his kingdoms. Don’t fight for honor. 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 gets 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
 
“I’m going.” — The Hound
“Where?” — Sansa
“Someplace that isn’t burning. North, might be. Could be.” — The Hound
 
“Look at me. Stannis is a killer. The Lannisters are killers. Your father was a killer. Your brother is a killer. Your sons will be killers someday. The world is built by killers. So you’d better get used to looking at them.” — The Hound
 

Episode 10: “Valar Morghulis”

“You have a tender heart, just like your mother did at your age. I can see so much of her in you. She was like a sister to me. For her sake, I’ll help get you home.” — Littlefinger
“King’s Landing is my home now.” — Sansa
“Look around you. We’re all liars here. And every one of us is better than you.” — Littlefinger
 
“Littlefinger looks at you and sees a collection of profitable holes. I see a potential partner.” — Varys
“I’m afraid of him.” — Ros
“Oh, you should be. He’s a dangerous man. But everyone has their weaknesses. Your current employer hides his very well, but not as well as he thinks.” — Varys
 
“What did he do?” — Stark Bannerman
“Apparently eating is now a crime. Who knew?” — Jaime
“No, stealing is a crime.” — Brienne
“But it’s not a crime to starve. That’s justice for you.” — Jaime
 
“Walder Frey is a dangerous man to cross.” — Catelyn
“I know that.” — Robb
“And you mean to do it anyway?” — Catelyn
“I love her.” — Robb
“I know that seems important to you.” — Catelyn
“It is important to me.” — Robb
 
“You gave [Walder Frey] your word. Treat your oaths recklessly, and your people will do the same.” — Catelyn
 
“If you see so much in your flames, why didn’t you warn me?” — Stannis
“The Lord of Light only allows me glimpses.” — Melisandre
“You claimed to speak for a god.” — Stannis
“Will you quit the war just because you’ve lost a battle?” — Melisandre
“You talk about war as if you understand it.” — Stannis
“I’ve been fighting far longer than you.” — Melisandre
 
“This war has just begun. It will last for years. Thousands will die at your command. You will betray the men serving you. You will betray your family. You will betray everything you once held dear. And it will all be worth it because you are the Son of Fire. You are the Warrior of Light. You will sweep aside this pretender and that one. You will be king.” — Melisandre
“You promise these things, but you don’t know. None of us know.” — Stannis
 
“I’ve known you many years, Theon Greyjoy. You’re not the man you’re pretending to be. Not yet.” — Maester Luwin
“You may be right. But I’ve gone too far to pretend to be anything else.” — Theon
 
“I’m a monster as well as a dwarf. You should charge me double.” — Tyrion
“You think I’m here for money?” — Shae
“That was the arrangement we made. I pay you and you lie to me.” — Tyrion
 
Let’s take a boat to Pentos and never come back. You don’t belong here.” — Shae
“What would we do in Pentos?” — Tyrion
“Eat, drink, fuck, live.” — Shae
 
“Your father, your sister, all these bad people, they can’t stop you. Forget about them. Come with me.” — Shae
“I can’t. I do belong here. These bad people are what I’m good at. Outtalking them, outthinking them. It’s what I am. And I like it. I like it more than anything I’ve ever done.” — Tyrion
 
“I am hers and she is mine from this day until the end of my days.” — Robb
“I am his and he is mine from this day until the end of my days.” — Talisa
 
“What are you doing here?” — Arya
“Waiting for you.” — Jaquen
“How did you know we’d come this way?” — Arya
“After all the things you have seen, this is your question?” — Jaquen
 
“How did you kill those guards? Was it hard?” — Arya
No harder than taking a new name, if you know the way.” — Jaquen
 
“If you would learn, you must come with me.” — Jaquen
“Where?” — Arya
“Far and away across the Narrow Sea to Braavos.” — Jaquen
“My dancing master was from Braavos.” — Arya
“To be a dancing master is a special thing, but to be a faceless man, that is something else entirely.” — Jaquen
 
“Please don’t go, Jaqen.” — Arya
“Jaqen is dead.” — Jaquen
 
“Maybe I am dead and I just don’t know it yet. Maybe I am with you in the Night Lands.” — Dany
“Or maybe I refused to enter the Night Lands without you. Maybe I told the Great Stallion to go fuck himself and came back here to wait for you.” — Drogo
“That sounds like something you would do.” — Dany
“Or maybe it is a dream. Your dream, my dream I do not know. These are questions for wise men with skinny arms.” — Drogo
 
“If you step back and think about it, the thing about Gilly that’s so interesting is— ” — Sam
“Just bloody kill me.” — Grenn
“No, truly. The thing about her that I find so interesting is that after all that Craster’s done to her, she’s still got hope that life might get better.” — Sam
 

Season Three

Episode 1: “Valar Dohaeris”

“In your hearts, all you crows want to fly free.” — Ygritte
 
“My father told me big men fall just as quick as little ones if you put a sword through their hearts.” — Jon
 
“Why do you want to join us, Jon Snow?” — Mance
“I want to be free.” — Jon
“No, I don’t think so. I think what you want most of all is to be a hero. I’ll ask you one last time … why do you want to join us?
“We stopped at Craster’s Keep on the way north. I saw…” — Jon
“You saw what?” — Mance
“I saw Craster take his own baby boy and leave it in the woods. I saw what took it.” — Jon
“You’re telling me you saw one of them? And why would that make you desert your brothers?” — Mance
“Because when I told the Lord Commander, he already knew. Thousands of years ago, the First Men battled the White Walkers and defeated them. I want to fight for the side that fights for the living.” — Jon
 
“You’re a clever man, but you’re not half as clever as you think you are.” — Cersei
“Still makes me more clever than you.” — Tyrion
 
“A number of people in this city want to kill me. You’re here to protect me.” — Tyrion
“I’ve been doing that for a while now.” — Bronn
“Do you grow bored protecting me?” — Tyrion
“I grow poor protecting you.” — Bronn
“Poor? Poor? Under my patronage you’ve become a knight, you’ve served as Commander of the City Watch.” — Tyrion
“Briefly.” — Bronn
“I’m sure you filled your pockets.” — Tyrion
“And now my pockets are empty. You’ve given me a taste for the finer things. And if you want me to carry on protecting you, you’ll need to pay more.” — Bronn
“I thought we were friends.” — Tyrion
“We are. But I’m a sellsword. I sell my sword. I don’t loan it out to friends as a favor.” — Bronn
“How much?” — Tyrion
“Double.” — Bronn
“Double?” — Tyrion
“I’m a knight now. Knights are worth double.” — Bronn
“I don’t even know how much I’m paying you now.” — Tyrion
“Which means you can afford it.” — Bronn
 
“You cannot turn Stannis against her.” — Salladhor Saan, about Melisandre
“Maybe not, but I could carve her heart out.” — Davos
“You could try. If you fail, they will burn you. If you succeed, they’ll burn you. And you’ve only just come back to life. Stay alive a little longer, my friend.” — Salladhor Saan
 
“Tell me what you want.” — Tywin
“I want what is mine by right. Jaime is your eldest son, heir to your lands and titles. But he is a Kingsguard, forbidden from marriage or inheritance. The day Jaime put on the white cloak, he gave up his claim to Casterly Rock. I am your son and lawful heir.” — Tyrion
“You want Casterly Rock?” — Tywin
“It is mine by right.” — Tyrion
 
“I would let myself be consumed by maggots before mocking the family name and making you heir to Casterly Rock.” — Tywin
“Why?” — Tyrion
“Why? You ask that? You, who killed your mother to come into the world? You are an ill-made, spiteful little creature full of envy, lust, and low cunning. Men’s laws give you the right to bear my name and display my colors since I cannot prove that you are not mine. And to teach me humility, the gods have condemned me to watch you waddle about wearing that proud lion that was my father’s sigil and his father’s before him.” — Tywin
 
“That’s not how the game works. You’re not supposed to just blurt out the right answer. You’ve got to invent a story about where the ship is going and why.” — Sansa
“Why should I make up a story when I know the truth?” — Shae
“Because the truth is always either terrible or boring.” — Sansa
 
“Some say the Unsullied are the greatest soldiers in the world.” — Jorah
“The greatest slave-soldiers in the world. The distinction means a good deal to some people.” — Dany
 
“How would you punish the infidels, Ser Davos?” — Melisandre
“I do not judge people for the gods they worship. If I did, I’d have thrown you in the sea before you ever set foot on Dragonstone.” — Davos
“I’m not your enemy.” — Melisandre
“You are my enemy.” — Davos
 
“Don’t despair, Ser Davos. What I told your son is true. Death by fire is the purest death.” — Melisandre
“This woman is evil! She’s the mother of demons.” — Davos
 
“The lowest among us are no different from the highest if you give them a chance and approach them with an open heart.” — Margaery
 
“My mother’s always had a penchant for drama. Facts become less and less important to her as she grows older.” — Joffrey
 
“Their discipline and loyalty are absolute. They fear nothing.” — Missandei
“Even the bravest men fear death.” — Jorah
 
“A great injustice has been done to them. Closing your eyes will not undo it.” — Jorah, about the Unsullied
 

Episode 2: “Dark Wings, Dark Words”

“My mother always told me you Westerosi were a grim lot. Grim, bearded, stinking barbarians that would row across the Narrow Sea and steal us from our beds.” — Talisa
 
“I’m not interested in foul rumors.” — Brienne
“Unless they’re about me. It’s all true about Renly. His proclivities were the worst kept secret at court. It’s a shame the throne isn’t made out of cocks. They’d have never got him off it.” — Jaime
“Shut your mouth!” — Brienne
“I don’t blame him. And I don’t blame you, either. We don’t get to choose who we love.” — Jaime
 
“He didn’t. He didn’t want anything. He just takes an interest because he loved my mother.” — Sansa, about Littlefinger
 
“Men only want one thing from a pretty girl.” — Shae
“Littlefinger’s not in love with me.” — Sansa
“Love is not the thing he wants.” — Shae
“He’s too old.” — Sansa
“They never see it that way.” — Shae
 
“I was sorry when I heard of Lord Renly’s death, Lady Margaery. He was very gallant.” — Sansa
“Gallant, yes. And charming and very clean. He knew how to dress and smile and somehow this gave him the notion he was fit to be king.” — Lady Olenna
“Renly was brave and gentle, Grandmother. Father liked him and so did Loras.” — Margaery
“Loras is young and very good at knocking men off horses with a stick. That does not make him wise.” — Lady Olenna
 
“Are you frightened, child? No need for that. We’re only women here. Tell us the truth. No harm will come to you.” — Lady Olenna
“My father always told the truth.” — Sansa
“Yes, he had that reputation. And they named him traitor and took his head.” — Lady Olenna
 
“May I speak my mind, Your Grace?” — Rickard Karstark
“Have you not been speaking your mind, Lord Karstark?” — Robb
“I think you lost this war the day you married her.” — Rickard Karstark
 
“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.” — Catelyn
“And he lived.” — Talisa
“And he lived. And 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.” — Catelyn
 
“Do you know what it takes to unite 90 clans, half of whom want to massacre the other half for one insult or another? They speak seven different languages in my army. The Thenns hate the Hornfoots. The Hornfoots hate the ice-river clans. Everyone hates the cave people. So you know how I got moon worshippers and cannibals and giants to march together in the same army?” — Mance
“No.” — Jon
“I told them we were all going to die if we don’t get south. Because that’s the truth.” — Mance
 
“Isn’t he ashamed, your brother, needing you to protect him?” — Osha
“Where’s the shame in that?” — Meera
“Any boy his age who needs his sister to protect him is gonna find himself needing lots of protecting.” — Osha
“Some people will always need help. That doesn’t mean they’re not worth helping.” — Meera
 
“When I told my father about your father for the first time in my life, I saw him cry.” — Jojen
“Your father is Howland Reed?” — Bran
“Yeah.” — Jojen
“He saved my father’s life during the rebellion.” — Bran
“Your father told you about the rebellion? Mine never did.” — Jojen
 
“There’s no story so good a drink won’t make it better.”— Thoros
 

Episode 3: “Walk of Punishment”

“Titles do seem to breed titles.” — Littlefinger
 
“All my life I’ve been hearing, ‘Jaime Lannister, what a brilliant swordsman.’ You were slower than I expected. And more predictable.” — Brienne
“I’ve been sitting in a muddy pen wrapped in chains for the past year.” — Jaime
“And I’m a woman. I was still beating you.” — Brienne
“You were not beating me.” — Jaime
“Maybe you were as good as people said once. Or maybe people just love to overpraise a famous name.” — Brienne
 
“If you were a woman, you wouldn’t resist? You’d let them do what they wanted?” — Brienne
“If I was a woman, I’d make them kill me. But I’m not, thank the gods.” — Jaime
 
“A person could almost be forgiven for forgetting we’re at war.” — Catelyn
“It often comforts me to think that even in war’s darkest days, in most places in the world absolutely nothing is happening.” — Brynden
 
“Your father was a stubborn old ox. I was surprised when he died. Didn’t think death had the patience.” — Bryden
“I’m glad you were with him. I wish to the gods I had been. Did you make peace in the end?” — Catelyn
After 30 years of fighting, I don’t think he remembered what started it. He asked me to stop calling myself Blackfish. He said it was an old joke and it was never funny to begin with.” — Bryden
 
“You should all be kissing my feet for letting you in. I’d have turned you all away if I wasn’t a godly man.” — Craster
“You are a godly man?” — Jeor
“I am. I got no fear of what’s out there. When the white cold comes, your swords and cloaks and bloody fires won’t help you. The only ones left will be those who are right with the gods. The real gods.” —
 
“If you want to sit on the throne your ancestors built, you must win it. That will mean blood on your hands before the thing is done.” — Jorah
“The blood of my enemies, not the blood of innocents.” — Dany
“How many wars have you fought in, Ser Barristan?” — Jorah
“Three.” — Ser Barristan
“Have you ever seen a war where innocents didn’t die by the thousands? I was in King’s Landing after the sack, khaleesi. You know what I saw? Butchery. Babies, children, old men. More women raped than you can count. There’s a beast in every man and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand.” — Jorah
 
When your brother Rhaegar led his army into battle at the Trident, men died for him because they believed in him, because they loved him, not because they’d been bought at a slaver’s auction. I fought beside the last dragon on that day, Your Grace. I bled beside him.” — Ser Barristan
“Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, and Rhaegar died.” — Jorah
 
“And what about you? You know that I’m taking you to war. You may go hungry. You may fall sick. You may be killed.” — Dany
“Valar morghulis.” — Missandei
“Yes, all men must die. But we are not men.” — Dany
 
“Any advice for me on my new position?” — Tyrion
“…They’re only numbers. Numbers on paper. Once you understand that, it’s easy to make them behave. Trivial even. You want a real challenge? Try whores.” — Littlefinger
 
“Looks like dull reading.” — Bronn
“You think all reading is dull reading.” — Tyrion
“It’s an opinion I share with some of the finest men I know.” — Bronn
“The secret history of the Seven Kingdoms is written in these pages.” — Tyrion
“Unless Lord Twatbeard made up a bunch of numbers to hide what he’s really up to.” — Bronn
“Unless he made it all up, yes.” — Tyrion
 
“For years I’ve heard that Littlefinger is a magician. Whenever the crown needs money, he rubs his hands together and, poof, mountains of gold.” — Tyrion
“Let me guess. He’s not a magician.” — Bronn
“No.” — Tyrion
“He’s stealing it?” — Bronn
“Worse, he’s borrowing it.” — Tyrion
“What’s wrong with that?” — Bronn
“We can’t afford to pay it back, that’s what’s wrong with it. The crown owes millions to my father.” — Tyrion
“Seeing as it’s his grandson’s ass on the throne, I imagine he’ll forgive that debt.” — Bronn
“Forgive a debt, my father? For a man of the world, you’re strangely naive.” — Tyrion
“I’ve never borrowed money before. I’m not clear on the rules.” — Bronn
“Well Ahem! The basic principle is I lend you money, and after an agreed upon period of time, you return it with interest.” — Tyrion
“And what if I don’t?” — Bronn
“Well, you have to.” — Tyrion
“But what if I don’t?” — Bronn
“This is why I don’t lend you money. Anyway, it’s not my father I’m worried about. It’s the Iron Bank of Braavos. We owe them tens of millions. If we fail to repay these loans, the bank will fund our enemies. One way or another, they always get their gold back.” — Tyrion
 
“Fighting bravely for a losing cause is admirable. Fighting for a winning cause is far more rewarding.” — Jaime
 

Episode 4: “And Now His Watch Is Ended”

“As a boy, I travelled with a troupe of actors through the Free Cities. One day in Myr, a certain man made my master an offer too tempting to refuse. I feared the man meant to use me as I’d heard some men used small boys. But what he wanted was far worse. He gave me a potion that made me powerless to move or speak, yet did nothing to dull my senses. With a hooked blade he sliced me, root and stem, chanting all the while. He burned my parts in a brazier. The flames turned blue and I heard a voice answer his call. I still dream of that night. Not of the sorcerer, not of his blade. I dream of the voice from the flames. Was it a god? A demon? A conjuror’s trick? I don’t know. But the sorcerer called and a voice answered. And ever since that day, I have hated magic and all those who practice it. But you can see why I was eager to aid in your fight against Stannis and his Red Priestess. A symbolic revenge of sorts.” — Varys
“Yes, ahem. I feel the need for actual revenge against the actual person who tried to have me killed. Which will require a degree of influence, which—” — Tyrion
“You do not possess at the moment. But influence is largely a matter of patience, I have found. Once I had served the sorcerer’s purpose, he threw me out of his house to die. I resolved to live to spite him. I begged. I sold what parts of my body remained to me. I became an excellent thief and soon learned that the contents of a man’s letters are more valuable than the contents of his purse. Step by step, one distasteful task after another, I made my way from the slums of Myr to the small council chamber. Influence grows like a weed. I tended mine patiently until its tendrils reached from the Red Keep all the way across to the far side of the world where I managed to wrap them around something very special.” — Varys
“The sorcerer.” — Tyrion
“Hello, my old friend. It’s been a long time…I have no doubt the revenge you want will be yours in time if you have the stomach for it.” — Varys
 
“When people talk about the Night’s Watch, they never mention the shoveling.” — Grenn
“Or the shit.” — Edd
“They tell you about honor, pardoning crimes, and protecting the realm, but shoveling really is most of it.” — Grenn
“And getting attacked or killed or worse. And that.” — Edd
“But when you’re not getting attacked or killed, usually you’re shoveling.” — Grenn
 
“We mothers do what we can to keep our sons from the grave. But they do seem to yearn for it. We shower them with good sense, and it slides right off like rain off a wing.” — Lady Olenna
“And yet the world belongs to them.” — Cersei
“A ridiculous arrangement, to my mind.” — Lady Olenna
 
“Sometimes severity is the price we pay for greatness.” — Margaery
 
“I don’t distrust you because you’re a woman. I distrust you because you’re not as smart as you think you are.” — Tywin, to Cersei
 
“What happens when the nonexistent bumps against the decrepit? A question for the philosophers.” — Lady Olenna, to Varys
 
“Some of us were swineherds. And some of us tanners and masons. That was before.” — Anguy
“You’re still swineherds and tanners and masons. You think carrying a crooked spear makes you a soldier?” — The Hound
“No. Fighting in a war makes you a soldier.” — Beric
“That’s what we are; ghosts waiting for you in the dark. You can’t see us, but we see you. No matter whose cloak you wear, Lannister, Stark, Baratheon, you prey on the weak, the Brotherhood without Banners will hunt you down.” — Beric
“You found god? Is that it?” — The Hound
“Aye. I’ve been reborn in the light of the one true god. As have we all. As would any man who’s seen the things we’ve seen.” — Beric
 
“And a kinder fate than you deserve. Lions you call yourselves. At the Mummer’s Ford, girls of seven years were raped and babes still on the breast were cut in two while their mothers watched.” — Anguy
“I wasn’t at the Mummer’s Ford. Dump your dead children at some other door.” — The Hound
“House Clegane was built upon dead children. I saw them lay Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaenys before the Iron Throne.” — Thoros
“Do you take me for my brother? Is being born Clegane a crime?” — The Hound
 

Episode 5: “Kissed By Fire”

“Lord, cast your light upon us. Show us the truth. Strike this man down if he is guilty. Give strength to his sword if he is true. Lord of Light, give us wisdom. For the night is dark and full of terrors.” — Thoros
 
“That thing you did with your mouth, is that what lords do to their ladies in the South?” — Ygritte
“I don’t know. I just wanted to kiss you there is all.” — Jon
“Hmm.” — Ygritte
“You seemed to like it.” — Jon
“Aye, I liked it some.” — Ygritte
 
“You can’t let him go. He’s a murderer. He’s guilty.” — Arya
“Not in the eyes of god.” — Beric
“You can’t!” — Arya
“Enough! The judgment isn’t ours to make. Go in peace, Sandor Clegane. The Lord of Light isn’t done with you yet.” — Beric
 
“My father’s a practical man. He appreciates facts.” — Cersei
“Myself, I often find them a hindrance.” — Littlefinger
 
“I’ve served men my entire life. I served Master Mott at King’s Landing and he sold me to the Watch. I served Lord Tywin at Harrenhal, wondering every day if I’d get tortured or killed. I’m done serving.” — Gendry
“You just said you were serving Lord Beric.” — Arya
He may be their leader, but they chose him. These men are brothers. They’re a family. I’ve never had a family.” — Gendry
“I can be your family.” — Arya
“You wouldn’t be my family. You’d be ‘my lady.” — Gendry
 
“It took five of you to murder two unarmed squires?” — Robb
“Not murder, Your Grace. Vengeance.
“Vengeance? Those boys didn’t kill your sons. I saw Harrion die on the battlefield and Torrhen—” — Robb
“Was strangled by the Kingslayer. They were his kin.” — Rickard Karstark
“They were boys! Look at them.” — Robb
 
“It’s not getting any easier, you know.” — Thoros
“I know. Every time I come back, I’m a bit less. Pieces of you get chipped away.” — Beric
 
“I’m apologizing. I’m sick of fighting. Let’s call a truce.” — Jaime
“You need trust to have a truce.” — Brienne
“I trust you.” — Jaime
 
“There it is. There’s the look. I’ve seen it for 17 years on face after face. You all despise me. Kingslayer. Oathbreaker. A man without honor. You’ve heard of wildfire?” — Jaime
“Of course.” — Brienne
“The Mad King was obsessed with it. He loved to watch people burn, the way their skin blackened and blistered and melted off their bones. He burned lords he didn’t like. He burned Hands who disobeyed him. He burned anyone who was against him. Before long, half the country was against him. Aerys saw traitors everywhere. So he had his pyromancer place caches of wildfire all over the city; beneath the Sept of Baelor and the slums of Flea Bottom. Under houses, stables, taverns. Even beneath the Red Keep itself. Finally, the day of reckoning came. Robert Baratheon marched on the capital after his victory at the Trident. But my father arrived first with the whole Lannister army at his back, promising to defend the city against the rebels. I knew my father better than that. He’s never been one to pick the losing side. I told the Mad King as much. I urged him to surrender peacefully. But the king didn’t listen to me. He didn’t listen to Varys who tried to warn him. But he did listen to Grand Maester Pycelle, that grey, sunken cunt. ‘You can trust the Lannisters,’ he said. ‘The Lannisters have always been true friends of the crown.’ So we opened the gates and my father sacked the city. Once again, I came to the king, begging him to surrender. He told me to bring him my father’s head. Then he turned to his pyromancer. ‘Burn them all,’ he said. ‘Burn them in their homes. Burn them in their beds.’ Tell me, if your precious Renly commanded you to kill your own father and stand by while thousands of men, women, and children burned alive, would you have done it? Would you have kept your oath then? First, I killed the pyromancer. And then when the king turned to flee, I drove my sword into his back. ‘Burn them all,’ he kept saying. ‘Burn them all.’ I don’t think he expected to die. He meant to burn with the rest of us and rise again, reborn as a dragon to turn his enemies to ash. I slit his throat to make sure that didn’t happen. That’s where Ned Stark found me.” — Jaime
“If this is true why didn’t you tell anyone? Why didn’t you tell Lord Stark?” — Brienne
“Stark? You think the honorable Ned Stark wanted to hear my side? He judged me guilty the moment he set eyes on me. By what right does the wolf judge the lion? By what right?” — Jaime
 
“I’ll teach you. I’ll come when Bert’s on duty and teach you.” — Shireen
“No. No. No.” — Davos
“It’s easy. It’ll be fun.” — Shireen
“Go. We can’t.” — Davos
“Why not? What will they do, lock us in cells?” — Shireen
 
“Robert would have laughed. He was a good man, a great warrior. And a terrible king. I burned away my years fighting for terrible kings.” — Ser Barristan
“You swore an oath.” — Jorah
“Yes. And a man of honor keeps his vows, even if he’s serving a drunk or a lunatic. Just once in my life before it’s over, I want to know what it’s like to serve with pride, to fight for someone I believe in.” — Ser Barristan
 
“I always hated the politics.” — Ser Barristan
“Yeah, I imagine I would, too. Hours spent jabbering about backstabbings and betrayals the world over.” — Jorah
 
“She may not be the grandest ship in the world or the fastest, but she’s mine. I’ve always wanted a ship. Now I want a dozen. Strange, isn’t it?” — Littlefinger
“What is?” — Sansa
“It doesn’t matter what we want, once we get it, then we want something else.” — Littlefinger
 
“It’s always summer / Under the sea / I know I know / Oh, oh, oh. / The birds have scales / And the fish take wing / I know I know / Oh, oh, oh. / The rain is dry / and snow falls up / I know, I know / Oh, oh, oh. / The stones crack open / The water burns / The shadows come to dance / My lord / The shadows come to play / The shadows come to dance / My lord / The shadows come to stay.” — Shireen
 

Episode 6: “The Climb”

“‘I’m scared of naked girls.'” — Ygritte
“Did I seem scared the other day?” — Jon
“You were trembling like a leaf.” — Ygritte
“Only in the beginning.” — Jon
 
“Don’t worry. Your secret’s safe with me.” — Ygritte
“What secret?” — Jon
“Do you think I’m as dumb as all those girls in silk dresses you knew growing up? You’re loyal and you’re brave. You didn’t stop being a crow the day you walked into Mance Rayder’s tent. But I’m your woman now, Jon Snow. You’re going to be loyal to your woman. The Night’s Watch don’t care if you live or die. Mance Rayder don’t care if I live or die. We’re just soldiers in their armies and there’s plenty more to carry on if we go down. It’s you and me that matters to me and you. Don’t ever betray me.” — Ygritte
“I won’t.” — Jon
“Cause I’ll cut your pretty cock right off and wear it ’round my neck.” — Ygritte
 
“You are Thoros of Myr. The High Priest gave you a mission: turn King Robert away from his idols and towards the Lord of Light. What happened?” — Melissandre”
“I failed.” — Thoros
“You quit, you mean. The heathen continue to slaughter each other and you continue to get drunk.” — Melissandre
You worship Him in your way, and I’ll worship Him in mine. Do you speak the common tongue?” — Thoros
 
“How many times has the Lord brought him back?” — Melissandre
“Six.” — Thoros
“That’s not possible.” — Melissandre
“The Lord has smiled upon me.” — Thoros
“You should not have this power.” — Melissandre
“I have no power. I ask the Lord for His favor, and He responds as He will.” — Thoros
 
“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 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, but 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
“You’ve been to the other side.” — Melissandre
“The other side? There is no other side. I have been to the darkness, my lady.” — Beric
 
“Tell them to stop. Come on. He wants to be one of you. He wants to join the Brotherhood. Stop them!” — Arya
“We serve the Lord of Light and the Lord of Light needs this boy.” — Beric
“Did the Lord of Light tell you that or did she? You’re not doing this for your god. You’re doing it for gold.” — Arya
“We’re doing it for both, girl. We can’t defend the people without weapons and horses and food. And we can’t get weapons and horses and food without gold.” — Thoros
“You told me this was a Brotherhood. You told me I could be one of you.” — Gendry
“You are more than they can ever be. They’re just foot soldiers in the great war. You will make kings rise and fall.” — Melissandre
 
“You’re a witch. You’re going to hurt him.” — Arya
“I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me. Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you’ll shut forever. We will meet again.” — Melissandre
 
“If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.” — Ramsay
 
“I’ve won every battle, but I’m losing this war. If we don’t do this and do it now, we’re lost.” — Robb
“I’ll marry her.” — Edmure
You’re paying for my sins, Uncle. It’s not fair or right. I’ll remember it.” — Robb
 
“Old. I’m something of an expert on the subject. Her change will be upon her before long. I’ll spare you the details of what will happen then. You men may have a stomach for bloodshed and slaughter, but this is another matter entirely.” — Lady Olenna
 
“Sometimes we think we want to hear something and it’s only afterwards when it’s too late that we realize we wished we’d heard it under entirely different circumstances.” — Tyrion
 
“1,000 blades taken from the hands of Aegon’s fallen enemies, forged in the fiery breath of Balerion the Dread.” — Varys
“There aren’t There aren’t even 200. I’ve counted.” — Littlefinger
 
“I did what I did for the good of the realm.” — Varys
“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.” — Littlefinger
“But what do we have left once we abandon the lie? Chaos. A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.” — Varys
“Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who 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.” — Littlefinger
 

Episode 7: “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”

“People work together when it suits them. They’re loyal when it suits them. They love each other when it suits them. And they kill each other when it suits them.” — Orell
 
“Lord Frey will take this delay as a slight.” — Catelyn
“He can take it as he likes. He’s getting the wedding he wanted.” — Edmure
“He’s getting a wedding. It was a king he wanted.” — Catelyn
 
“Most men fuck like dogs. No grace, no skill. A few dozen thrusts and done. You need to be patient. Give her time. Your cock shouldn’t go near her till she’s slick as a baby seal. And then you go inside, but slowly. Don’t jam it in like you’re spearing a pig.” — Tormund
 
“Growing up at Winterfell, all I ever wanted was to escape, to come here to the capital. See the southern knights and their painted armor and King’s Landing after dark, all the candles burning in all those windows. I’m stupid. A stupid little girl with stupid dreams who never learns.” — Sansa
 
“Some women like tall men. Some like short men. Some like hairy men. Some like bald men. Gentle men, rough men, ugly men, pretty men, pretty girls. Most women don’t know what they like until they’ve tried it. And, sadly, so many of us get to try so little before we’re old and gray. Tyrion may surprise you. From what I’ve heard, he’s quite experienced.” — Margaery
“And that’s a good thing?” — Sansa
“It can be. We’re very complicated, you know. Pleasing us takes practice.” — Margaery
 
“You waste time trying to get people to love you, you’ll end up the most popular dead man in town.” — Bronn, to Tyrion
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“Curiosities on the far side of the world are no threat to us.” — Tywin
“But how do we know these dragons are just curiosities and not the beasts that brought the whole world to heel?” — Joffrey
Because we have been told as much by the many experts who serve the realm by counseling the king on matters about which he knows nothing.” — Tywin
 
“We don’t need Yunkai, khaleesi. Taking this city will not bring you any closer to Westeros or the Iron Throne.” — Joah
“How many slaves are there in Yunkai?” — Dany
“200,000 if not more.” — Jorah
“Then we have 200,000 reasons to take the city.” — Dany
 
“I don’t have a choice. My father—” — Tyrion
“Does not rule the world. We can still go across the Narrow Sea.” — Shae
“What would I do there? Juggle?” — Tyrion
 
“After all the running and fighting, here I am, back where I started.” — Gendry
 
“The Red God is the one true god. You’ve seen his power. When he commands, we obey.” — Beric
“He’s not my one true god.” — Arya
“No? Who’s yours?” — Beric
“Death.” — Arya
 
“Tell Robb Stark I’m sorry I couldn’t make his uncle’s wedding. The Lannisters send their regards.” — Jaime
 

Episode 8: “Second Sons”

“There’s no one worse than you.” — Arya
“Ha, you never knew my brother.” — The Hound
 
“Men who fight for gold have neither honor nor loyalty. They cannot be trusted.” — Ser Barristan
“They can be trusted to kill you if they’re well paid.” — Jorah
 
“A man who fights for gold can’t afford to lose to a girl.” — Dany
 
“What do you mean to do with him?” — Stannis
“You know what I mean to do with him.” — Melisandre
“Then why bathe him and dress him in fine clothes? If it needs to be done, do it. Don’t torture the boy.” — Stannis
“Have you ever slaughtered a lamb, my king?” — Melisandre
“No.” — Stannis
“If the lamb sees the knife, she panics. Her panic seeps into her meat, darkens it, fouls the flavor.” — Melisandre
“You’ve slaughtered many lambs?” — Stannis
“And none have seen the blade.” — Melisandre
 
“Forgive me, Your Grace, I’m not a learned man, but is there a difference between kill and sacrifice?” — Davos
 
“Renly wronged you. Renly declared himself king when the throne belonged to you. He raised an army, stole your bannermen. This boy has done you no harm. He’s an innocent.” — Davos
 
“We do not choose our destiny, but we must do our duty, no? Great or small, we must do our duty.” — Stannis
 
“When my son was five he said to me, ‘I don’t ever want to die. ‘ I wanted to say to him, ‘You won’t, child. You won’t ever.’ I hated the idea of him lying awake in the dark, afraid. I think mothers and fathers made up the gods because they wanted their children to sleep through the night.” — Davos
 
“She sells her sheath and you sell your blade. What’s the difference?” — Mero
“I fight for beauty.” — Daario
 
“The gods gave men two gifts to entertain ourselves before we die: the thrill of fucking a woman who wants to be fucked and the thrill of killing a man who wants to kill you.” — Daario
 
“Do you drink wine?” — Tyrion
“When I have to.” —
“Well, today you have to.” — Tyrion
 
“Of course, ambitious climbers don’t want to stop on the second highest rung. If only you could take that final step, you’d see further than all the rest. You’d be alone with nothing but blue sky above you.” — Cersei
 
“Your father chose your mother because the Lord of Light willed it. He willed it so you could be here right now with a power inside you you can’t even begin to understand. And He brought me here to draw it from you and birth it into the world. We’re both a part of His plan. He wants this for us. No, He demands this of us.” — Melisandre
“I don’t understand. This doesn’t seem very religious.” — Gendry
“According to whom? The Silent Sisters? With their stern looks, muzzled mouths, and dried-up cunts? What have their gods done for you? Hmm? When you pray to them, what’s their answer? A god is real or he’s not. You only need eyes to see.” — Melisandre
 
“So their son will be your nephew. After you’re wed to Cersei, of course. And you will be the king’s stepfather and brother-in-law. When you marry the king, Joffrey’s mother will become his sister-in-law and your son will be Loras’ nephew? Grandson? I’m not sure. But your brother will become your father-in-law. That much is beyond dispute.” — Lady Olenna
 
“If my father wants someone to get fucked, I know where he can start. I won’t share your bed. Not until you want me to.” — Tyrion
“What if I never want you to?” — Sansa
“And so my watch begins.” — Tyrion
 

Episode 9: “The Rains of Castamere”

“Show them how it feels to lose what they love.” — Catelyn, to Robb
 
“My honored guests, be welcome within my walls and at my table. I extend to you my hospitality and protection in the light of the Seven.” —
“We thank you for your hospitality, my lord.” —
 
“Your king says he betrayed me for love. I say he betrayed me for firm tits and a tight fit.” — Walder Frey
 
“How do you know all that?” — Gilly
“I read about it in a very old book.” — Sam
“You know all that from staring at marks on paper?” — Gilly
“Yes.” — Sam
“You’re like a wizard.” — Gilly
 
“Our father used to tell us that no wildling ever looked upon the Wall and lived. Here we are. Alive.” — Gilly
 
“It’s good land and there’s no war up here. Why leave?” — Meera
“Wildlings…Sorry. But they come over the Wall and raid, steal, carry off women.” — Bran
“Old Nan said they turn your skull into a cup and make you drink your own blood from it…That’s what Old Nan said.” — Rickon
 
“You check every five minutes like you’re afraid they’re gonna move.” — The Hound, to Arya, about The Twins
“I’m not afraid.” — Arya
“Of course you are. You’re almost there and you’re afraid you won’t make it. The closer you get, the worse the fear gets.” — The Hound
 
“You were right the whole time.” — Jon, to Orell
 
“You were right. I can get inside Summer’s mind whenever I want.” — Bran
“Of course you can. North of the Wall there are wildlings who can control all sorts of animals. But you did a lot more than that. You got inside Hodor’s mind.” — Jojen
“They can’t do that north of the Wall?” — Bran
“No one can do that. Anywhere.” — Jojen
 
“I’m coming with you. I’m your brother. I have to protect you.” — Rickon
“Right now, I have to protect you.” — Bran
 
“You Southerners build your big castles and you never move. You’re easy to find.” —
 
“Keep this one safe. He means the world to me.” — Osha, to Meera, about Bran
 
“The God’s love to reward a fool.” — Blackfish
 
“Don’t you drink, Lord Bolton?” — Catelyn
“Never do, my lady. Dulls the senses.” — Roose Bolton
“That’s the point” — Blackfish
 
“That is a very strange custom.” — Talisa
“I suppose it does seem strange from a foreigner’s perspective.” — Robb
“It seems normal to you?” — Talisa
“It’s tradition.” — Robb
 
“The Lannisters send their regards.” — Roose Bolton
 

Episode 10: “Mhysa”

“What are you doing?” — Sansa
“I have a list.” — Tyrion
“A list of people you mean to kill?” — Sansa
 
“You’re a Lannister. I am the disgraced daughter of the traitor Ned Stark.” — Sansa
“The disgraced daughter and the Demon Monkey. We’re perfect for each other.” — Tyrion
 
We could sheep shift Lord Desmond’s bed. You cut a little hole in his mattress and you stuff sheep dung inside. Then you sew up the hole and make his bed again. His room will stink, but he won’t know where it’s coming from.” — Sansa
“Lady Sansa!” — Tyrion
“My sister used to do that when she was angry with me. And she was always angry with me.” — Sansa
 
“Any man who must say, ‘I am the king’ is no true king.” — Tywin, to Joffrey
 
“You just sent the most powerful man in Westeros to bed without his supper.” — Tyrion
“You’re a fool if you believe he’s the most powerful man in Westeros.” — Tywin
“A treasonous statement. Joffrey is king.” — Tyrion
“You really think a crown gives you power?” — Tywin
“No. I think armies give you power.” — Tyrion
“Mm-hmm.” — Tywin
“Robb Stark had one, never lost a battle, and you defeated him all the same.” — Tyrion
“Mm-hmm.” — Tywin
 
“Do you disapprove?” — Tywin
“I’m all for cheating; this is war. But to slaughter them at a wedding…” — Tyrion
“Explain to me why it is more noble to kill 10,000 men in battle than a dozen at dinner.” — Tywin
“So that’s why you did it? To save lives?” — Tyrion
“To end the war. To protect the family.” — Tywin
 
“The house that puts family first will always defeat the house that puts the whims and wishes of its sons and daughters first. A good man does everything in his power to better his family’s position regardless of his own selfish desires.” — Tywin
 
“When have you ever done something that wasn’t in your interest but solely for the benefit of the family?” — Tyrion
The day that you were born. I wanted to carry you into the sea and let the waves wash you away. Instead, I let you live. And I brought you as my son. Because you’re a Lannister.” — Tywin
 
“You ever heard about the Rat Cook?” — Bran
“No. Who’s he?” — Meera
“Just a cook in the Night’s Watch. He was angry at the king for something, I don’t remember. When the king was visiting the Nightfort, the cook killed the king’s son, cooked him into a big pie with onions, carrots, mushrooms and bacon. He liked the taste of his son so much, he asked for a second slice. The gods turned the cook into a giant white rat who could only eat his own young. He’s been roaming the Nightfort ever since, devouring his own babies. But no matter what he does, he’s always hungry.”
“If the gods turned every killer into a giant white rat—” — Meera
“It wasn’t for murder the gods cursed the Rat Cook or for serving the king’s son in a pie. He killed a guest beneath his roof. That’s something the gods can’t forgive.” — Bran
 
“You don’t look like a Theon Greyjoy anymore. That’s a name for a lord. But you’re not a lord, are you? You’re just meat.” — Ramsay
 
“Take us north of the Wall.” — Bran
“What? Why in the world would you want to go—” — Sam
“I don’t want to. I have to.” — Bran
 
“The Night’s Watch can’t stop them. The kings of Westeros and all their armies can’t stop them.” — Jojen
“But you’re going to stop them?”
— Sam
“Please, Sam. I have to go north. I have to.” — Bran
 
“There are more. Many more. And for every one of them, the dead men, more than you could count. I wish you’d come with us.” — Sam
“I wish I could. I really do.” — Bran
 
“Every time a highborn asks my name, it’s trouble. We’re not really people to you, are we? Just a million different ways to get what you want.” — Gendry
“I didn’t want to be a lord. I nearly didn’t accept.” — Davos
“Why did you?” — Gendry
“I did it for my son. I didn’t want him to step over a river of shit every time he stepped through his front door. I wanted him to have a better life.” — Davos
“Does he?” — Gendry
“He’s dead.” — Davos
“How’d he die?” — Gendry
“Following me.” — Davos
 
“We break bread with them, but that doesn’t make us family. We’ve learned their language, but we’ll never be their countrymen. If you let yourself believe that a foreign girl with no name could spend her life with the son of Tywin Lannister—” — Varys
“I have a name.” — Shae
“You have one name. As do I. Here only the family name matters.” — Varys
 
“Why do you want me to leave?” — Shae
Tyrion Lannister is one of the few people alive who could make this country a better place. He has the mind for it, he has the will, he has the right last name. And you, you are a complication. I know you love him. And I know it’s true love not bought by gold and silver. I’m not asking you to leave him for money. I’m asking you to leave because your presence in the capital endangers him.” — Varys
 
“It’s not easy being drunk all the time. Everyone would do it if it were easy.” — Tyrion
 
“An unhappy wife is a wine merchant’s best friend.” — Cersei
 
“Start trying to work out who deserves what and before long you’ll spend the rest of your days weeping for each and every person in the world.” — Cersei
“You have children. How happy would you say you are?” — Tyrion
“Not very. But if it weren’t for my children, I’d have thrown myself from the highest window in the Red Keep. They’re the reason I’m alive.” — Cersei
“Even Joffrey?” — Tyrion
“Even Joffrey. He was all I had once. Before Myrcella was born. I used to spend hours looking at him. His wisps of hair. His tiny little hands and feet. He was such a jolly little fellow. You always hear the terrible ones were terrible babies. ‘We should have known. Even then we should have known.’ It’s nonsense. Whenever he was with me, he was happy. And no one can take that away from me, not even Joffrey. How it feels to have someone. Someone of your own.” — Cersei
 
“How long does it go on?” — Tyrion
“Until we’ve dealt with all our enemies.” — Cersei
“Every time we deal with an enemy, we create two more.” — Tyrion
“Then I suppose it will go on for quite a long time.” — Cersei
 
“Where did you get the knife?” — The Hound
“From you.” — Arya
 
“I have to go home now. I know you won’t hurt me.” — Jon
“You know nothing, Jon Snow.” — Ygritte
“I do know some things. I know I love you. I know you love me. But I have to go home now.” — Jon
 
“I remember every word of the oath. Night gathers and my watch begins. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. The realms of men. That means her as well as us. We didn’t build 500 miles of ice walls 700 feet high to keep men out.” — Sam
 
“You could read about Balerion the Dread. They say you can still see his skull in the dungeons beneath the Red Keep. I’d like to see that someday.” — Shereen
“I’ve been trying to stay out of those dungeons my whole life.” — Davos
 
“The usurper Robb Stark is dead. Betrayed by his bannerman.” — Stannis
“And you take credit because you dropped a leech into the fire?” — Davos
“I take no credit. I have faith and my faith has been rewarded.” — Melisandre
“Your Grace, the world has got so far bent. I’ve seen things crawl out of nightmares, but my eyes were open. I don’t know if Robb Stark died because of the Red Woman’s sorcery or because at war men die all the time, but I do know that uniting the Seven Kingdoms with blood magic is wrong. It is evil.” — Davos
 
“What is the life of one bastard boy against a kingdom?” — Stannis
“Everything.” — Davos
“The boy must die.” — Stannis
 
“Why are you doing this?” — Gendry
“Because it’s right. And because I’m a slow learner.” — Davos
 
“Your mercy saved the boy’s life. You feel good about that?” — Melisandre
“Aye, I do.” — Davos
“You saved one innocent. How many tens of thousands have you doomed?” — Melisandre
“There has got to be another way.” — Davos
“What other way?! Tell us about this other way.” — Stannis
“I don’t know, Your Grace. I can’t see the future in the fire.” — Davos
 
“This War of Five Kings means nothing. The true war lies to the north, my king. Death marches on the Wall. Only you can stop him.” — Melisandre
“You can’t stop him alone. You need someone to rebuild your army for you, someone to convince this lord and that lord to fight for you, to bring sellswords and pirates to your side.” — Davos
“I’ve made my decision.” — Stannis
“He’s right. You need him. He has a part to play in the war to come.” — Melisandre
“You see, Ser Davos? You’ve been saved by that fire god you like to mock. You’re in his army now.” — Stannis
 
“People learn to love their chains.” — Dany
 
You do not owe me your freedom. I cannot give it to you. Your freedom is not mine to give. It belongs to you and you alone. If you want it back, you must take it for yourselves. Each and every one of you.” — Dany
 

Season Four

Episode 1: “Two Swords”

“No one’s made a Valyrian steel sword since the Doom of Valyria.” — Jaime
“There are three living smiths who know how to rework Valyrian steel. The finest of them was in Volantis. Came here to King’s Landing at my invitation.” — Tywin
 
“You’ll have to train your left hand.” — Tywin
“Any decent swordsman knows how to use both hands.” — Jaime
“You’ll never be as good.” — Tywin
“No. But as long as I’m better than everyone else, I suppose it doesn’t matter.” — Jaime
 
“I am the King’s Hand. My place is here. I don’t expect to see the Rock again before I die.” — Tywin
 
“A one-handed man with no family needs all the help he can get.” — Tywin
 
“Very good, my lady.” — Olyvar
“Oh, I’m not a lady.” — Ellaria
“A term of courtesy in this establishment.” — Olyvar
“A lie anywhere. Why not use the right words? I’m a bastard. She is a whore. And you’re what? A procurer.” — Ellaria
 
“Do you know why all the 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 who is far too slow on the draw.” — Oberyn
 
“What are you? His hired killer?” — Oberyn
“It started that way, aye. Now I’m a knight.” — Bronn
“How did that come to pass?” — Oberyn
“Killed the right people, I suppose.” — Bronn
 
“Will you pardon me, my lord? I’d like to visit the godswood.” — Sansa
“Of course. Of course. Prayer can be helpful, I hear.” — Tyrion
“I don’t pray anymore. It’s the only place I can go where people don’t talk to me.” — Sansa
 
“You like this girl? Must be frustrating.” — Daario
“You are not a smart man, Daario Naharis.” — Grey Worm
“I’d rather have no brains and two balls.” — Daario
 
“Such an ingrate. I spent days with the goldsmith getting the details just right.” — Cersei
“Days?” — Jaime
“Better part of an afternoon.” — Cersei
 
“Thank you for your help with the other matter.” — Cersei
“The symptoms have abated?” — Qyburn
“Gone completely. I am in your debt, Maester Qyburn.” — Cersei
“Not a maester, Your Grace, but happy to help whenever I can.” — Qyburn
 
“You drink more than you used to.” — Jaime
“Yes.” — Cersei
“Why?” — Jaime
“Let’s see, you started a brawl in the streets with Ned Stark and disappeared from the capital. My husband died in a tragic hunting accident.” — Cersei
“It must have been traumatic for you.” — Jaime
“My only daughter was shipped off to Dorne. We suffered through a siege.” — Cersei
“A rather short siege.” — Jaime
“A rather short siege that I didn’t expect to survive. And now I’m marrying my eldest son to a wicked little bitch from Highgarden while I’m supposed to marry her brother, a renowned pillow biter. So…” — Cersei
 
“Something’s changed.” — Jaime
“Everything’s changed. You come back after all this time with no apologies and one hand and expect everything to be the same?” — Cersei
“What do you want me to apologize for?” — Jaime
“For leaving me.” — Cersei
“You think I wanted to be taken prisoner?” — Jaime
“I don’t know what you wanted. You weren’t here. You left me alone.” — Cersei
“Every day I was a prisoner, I plotted my escape. Every day. I murdered people so I could be here with you.” — Jaime
“You took too long.” — Cersei
“I… What are you saying?” — Jaime
“I’m saying you took too long.” — Cersei
 
“I’ve seen you slip a shaft through a rabbit’s eye at 200 yards. If that boy’s still walking, it’s ’cause you let him go.” — Tormund, to Ygritte
 
“He was better than me at everything… fighting and hunting and riding and girls. Gods, the girls loved him. I wanted to hate him, but I never could.” — Jon, about Robb
“Sometimes I want to hate you…Well, you’re better than me at everything. Except reading.” — Sam
 
“He’s wanted to hang me for a while. Now’s his chance.” — Jon
“No one’s going to hang you. You’ve done nothing wrong.” — Sam
“I’ve done plenty wrong.” — Jon
 
“You admit to breaking your vows, then?” — Janos Slynt
“I do.” — Jon
“The law is the law. The boy must die.” — Janos Slynt
“If we beheaded every ranger who lay with a girl, the Wall would be manned by headless men.” — Maester Aemon
 
“While we sit here debating which rules I broke, Mance Rayder marches on the Wall with an army of 100,000.” —
“Impossible. You can’t get 50 wildlings together before they start killing each other.” — Alliser Thorne
“100,000. He’s united the Thenns, the Hornfoots, the ice-river clans. He has giants fighting for him.” — Jon
“Giants?” — Janos Slynt
“Have you ever been beyond the Wall, ser?” — Jon
“I commanded the City Watch of King’s Landing, boy.” — Janos Slynt
“And now you’re here. You must not have been very good at your job.” — Jon
 
None of us are free. We are men of the Night’s Watch. But we won’t be taking your head today, Jon Snow. Go on.” — Maester Aemon
 
“I am acting commander here, Maester Aemon.” — Alliser Thorne
“Yes, you are.” — Maester Aemon
“And I don’t trust the bastard.” — Alliser Thorne
“He told the truth.” — Maester Aemon
“And you always know when a man’s telling a lie? How did you acquire this magical power?” — Alliser Thorne
“I grew up in King’s Landing.” — Maester Aemon
 
“The Margaery Tyrell who walks into the sept a fortnight from now will inspire 1,000 songs.” — Lady Olenna
 
“My lady. My lady. Please pardon me for interrupting. My name is Brienne of Tarth.” — Brienne
“We know who you are. We’ve heard all about you. But hearing is one thing. Aren’t you just marvelous? Absolutely singular.” — Lady Olenna
 
“Someone forgot to write down all your great deeds.” — Joffrey
“There’s still time.” — Jaime
“Is there? For a 40-year-old knight with one hand? How can you protect me with that?” — Jofrrey
“I use my left hand now, Your Grace. Makes for more of a contest.” — Jaime
 
“You have to know a land to rule it. It’s plants, it’s rivers, it’s roads, it’s people. Dusk rose tea eases fever. Everyone in Meereen knows that. Especially the slaves who have to make the tea. If you want them to follow you, you have to become a part of their world. Strategy.” — Daario, to Dany
 
“There’s a certain safety in death, wouldn’t you say?” — Jaime
 
“Ser Dontos. The king’s nameday celebration. I’m sorry. I should have remembered.” — Sansa
“I can’t accept your apology. I may be a fool, but I’m a living fool, thanks to you.” — Ser Dontos
“Anyone would have done the same.” — Sansa
“But only you did. I can never repay you. You gave me my life. But this, this is worth more than my life. It belonged to my mother and her mother before her. House Hollard was strong once. House on the rise. That’s all that’s left of those days, thanks to a few sad, fat drunks like me.” — Ser Dontos
“I can’t take it. It’s very, very kind of you, but I can’t.” — Sansa
“I don’t have anything else left. That’s all. Take it. Wear it. Let my name have one more moment in the sun before it disappears from the world.” — Ser Dontos
 
“You’re fine with murdering little boys, but thieving is beneath you?” —
“A man’s got to have a code.”
“You think I’m gonna escape? Where would I go? I’d be dead by nightfall without you. My family’s gone. I’ve got no one.” —
 
“He’s still got it.” — Arya
“Got what?” — The Hound
“My sword Needle.” — Arya
“Needle? Of course you named your sword.” — The Hound
“Lots of people name their swords.” — Arya
“Lots of cunts.” — The Hound
 
“Something wrong with your leg, boy?” — Arya
“What? What do you mean?” — Polliver
“Can you walk? I’ve got to carry you?” — Arya
“Carry me?” — Polliver
“Fine little blade…Maybe I’ll pick my teeth with it…” — Arya
 

Episode 2: “The Lion and the Rose”

“I’m not hungry.” — Jaime
“You lost a hand, not a stomach. Try the boar. Cersei can’t get enough of it since one killed Robert for her.” — Tyrion
 
“A toast. To the proud Lannister children. The dwarf, the cripple, and the mother of madness.” — Tyrion
 
“My brother tells me you can keep your mouth shut. Unusual talent for a sellsword.” — Jaime
“He tells me you shit gold just like your father.” — Bronn
 
“Ah! Bold warrior you are, attacking a man when his guard’s down.” — Jaime
“Best time to attack a man.” — Bronn
 
“Who the fuck is Jon Snow?” — Locke
“Their bastard brother. He could be sheltering them. He may know where they are.” — Roose Bolton
“Even if he doesn’t, he’s half Stark himself. Could be a threat.” — Ramsay
 
“Lord Varys. Breakfasting with the king?” — Tyrion
“I’m afraid foreigners aren’t welcome at such exclusive affairs.” — Varys
“Oh, to be foreign.” — Tyrion
 
“No one weeps for spiders or whores.” —
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“Lord Florent was your brother by law.” — Davos
“He was an infidel.” — Stannis
“He worshipped the gods of his fathers and their fathers before him. They were the gods of your fathers, too.” — Davos
“I ordered him to tear down his idols. He disobeyed.” — Stannis
 
“What do you know of the gods?” — Melisandre
“I read ‘The Seven-Pointed Star.'” — Shireen
“Lies and fables. Septons speak of seven gods. There are but two: a god of light and love and joy and a god of darkness, evil, and fear. Eternally at war.” — Melisandre
“There are no seven heavens and no seven hells?” — Shireen
“There’s only one hell, Princess. The one we live in now.” — Melisandre
 
“Why did you wake me?” — Bran
“You’ve been gone for hours.” — Meera
“I was hungry.” — Bran
“We’re all hungry.” — Meera
“I was just eating.” — Bran
“Summer was eating. Your body can’t live on the food your wolf consumes. Spending too much time in Summer’s skin is dangerous. You’re not a direwolf, Bran. Must be glorious, though. To run, to leap, to hunt. To be whole. I know that’s tempting, but if you’re trapped in Summer for too long, you’ll forget what it was to be human.” — Jojen
“You’d forget us, Bran. You’d forget your mother and father. You’d forget your brothers and sisters. You’d forget Winterfell. You’d forget you. And if we lose you, we lose everything.” — Meera
 
“Wars are rather expensive. ‘The Iron Bank will have it’s due.’ How they love to remind everyone. Almost as much as you Lannisters with your debts.” — Lady Olenna
“I’m not worried about the Iron Bank.” — Tywin
“We both know you’re smarter than that.” — Lady Olenna
 
“All taken care of.” — Bronn
“You saw her board the ship?” — Tyrion
“Aye, she’s on it.” — Bronn
“You saw the ship sail away?” — Tyrion
“No one knows she’s there but you, me, and Varys.” — Bronn
“How do you know?” — Tyrion
“Because if someone follows me without an invitation, I’m the last person they ever follow….She’s gone. I know you don’t want to believe it, but she is. Now, go drink till it feels like you did the right thing.” — Bronn
 
War is war, but killing a man at a wedding, horrid. What sort of monster would do such a thing? As if men need more reasons to fear marriage.” — Lady Olenna
 
“If you were to marry Cersei, she’d murder you in your sleep. If you somehow managed to put a child in her first, she’d murder him, too, long before he drew his first breath.” — Jaime, to Loras
 
“Lady Brienne. You’re Lord Selwyn Tarth’s daughter. That makes you a lady whether you want to be or not.” — Cersei
“As you say, Your Grace.” — Brienne
“I owe you my gratitude. You returned my brother safely to King’s Landing.” — Cersei
“In truth, he rescued me, Your Grace. More than once.” — Brienne
“Did he? Haven’t heard that story before.” — Cersei
“Not such a fascinating story, I’m afraid.” — Brienne
“I’m sure you have many fascinating stories. Sworn to Renly Baratheon. Sworn to Catelyn Stark. And now my brother. Must be exciting to flit from one camp to the next serving whichever lord or lady you fancy.” — Cersei
“I don’t serve your brother, Your Grace.” — Brienne
“But you love him.” — Cersei
“Your Grace…” — Brienne
 
“You’re in rather a good mood.” — Tywin
“I suppose I am.” — Cersei
“I won’t ask why.” — Tywin
“Small pleasures.” — Cersei
 
“Can’t say I’ve ever met a Sand before.” — Cersei
“We are everywhere in Dorne. I have 10,000 brothers and sisters.” —
“Bastards are born of passion, aren’t they? We don’t despise them in Dorne.” — Oberyn
“No? How tolerant of you.” — Cersei
 
“People everywhere have their differences. In some places the highborn frown upon those of low birth. In other places the rape and murder of women and children is considered distasteful. What a fortunate thing for you, former Queen Regent, that your daughter Myrcella has been sent to live in the latter sort of place.” — Oberyn
 

Episode 3: “Breaker of Chains “

“Why did you kill him?” — Sansa
“Because he was a drunk and a fool and I don’t trust drunk fools.” — Littlefinger
“He saved me.” — Sansa
“Saved you? My lady, he followed my orders. Every one of them. And he did it all for gold. Money buys a man’s silence for a time. A bolt in the heart buys it forever.” — Littlefinger
 
“The world is overflowing with horrible things. But they’re all a tray of cakes next to death.” — Lady Olenna
 
“You may not have enjoyed watching him die, but you enjoyed it more than you would have enjoyed being married to him, I can promise you that.” — Lady Olenna
 
“Yes, you will become king. What kind of king do you think you’ll be?” — Tywin
“A good king?” — Tommen
“Mm, I think so as well. You’ve got the right temperament for it. But what makes a good king? Hmm? What is a good king’s single most important quality?” — Tywin
“This is hardly the place or the time.” — Cersei
“Holiness?” — Tommen
“Hmm. Baelor the Blessed was holy. And pious. He built this sept. He also named a six-year-old boy high septon because he thought the boy could work miracles. He ended up fasting himself into an early grave because food was of this world and this world was sinful.” — Tywin
“Justice.” — Tommen
“Yeah. A good king must be just. Orys I was just. Everyone applauded his reforms. Nobles and commoners alike. But he wasn’t just for long. He was murdered in his sleep after less than a year by his own brother. Was that truly just of him? To abandon his subjects to an evil that he was too gullible to recognize?” — Tywin
“No.” — Tommen
“No.” — Tywin
“What about strength?” — Tommen
“Yes. Strength. King Robert was strong. He won the rebellion and crushed the Targaryen dynasty. And he attended three small council meetings in 17 years. He spent his time whoring and hunting and drinking until the last two killed him. So, we have a man who starves himself to death, a man who lets his own brother murder him, and a man who thinks that winning and ruling are the same thing. What do they all lack?” — Tywin
“Wisdom.” — Tommen
“Yes!” — Tywin
“Wisdom is what makes a good king.” — Tommen
Yes. But what is wisdom? Hmm? A house with great wealth and fertile lands asks you for your protection against another house with a strong Navy that could one day oppose you. How do you know which choice is wise and which isn’t? You’ve any experience of treasuries and granaries or shipyards and soldiers?” — Tywin
“No.” — Tommen
“No. Of course not. A wise king knows what he knows and what he doesn’t. You’re young. A wise young king listens to his counselors and heeds their advice until he comes of age. And the wisest kings continue to listen to them long afterwards…” — Tywin
 
“A king needs a queen.” — Tommen
“Yes, but why? To further the family line. Do you know how that happens?” — Tywin
“Yes.” — Tommen
“Yes, but has anyone explained the details to you?” — Tywin
“I don’t think so.” — Tommen
“It’s all relatively straightforward.” — Tywin
 
“Tyrion’s my brother. Our brother. There’ll be a trial. We’ll get to the truth of what happened.” — Jaime
“I don’t want a trial. He’ll squirm his way to freedom given the chance. I want him dead. Please, Jaime. You have to. He was our son. Our baby boy.” — Cersei
“You’re a hateful woman. Why have the gods made me love a hateful woman?” — Jaime
 
“I’d like to see Braavos one day.” — Arya
“Why Braavos?” — The Hound
“I have friends there.” — Arya
“I doubt it.” — The Hound
 
“The Red Wedding they’re calling it. Walder Frey committed sacrilege that day. He shared bread and salt with the Starks. He offered them guest right.” — Farmer Hamlet
“Guest right don’t mean much anymore.” — The Hound
“It means something to me. The gods will have their vengeance. Frey will burn in the seventh hell for what he did.” — Farmer Hamlet
 
“What’ll you pay? I don’t have much. But I have hidden a bit of silver from the bandits.” — The Hound
“Fair wages for fair work?” — Farmer Hamlet
“Fair wages for fair work.” — The Hound
 
“What did you do?!” — Arya
“Get your horse saddled.” — The Hound
“You told me you weren’t a thief.” — Arya
“I wasn’t.” — The Hound
“He took us in. He fed us and you…” — Arya
“Aye, he took us in. He’s a good man and his daughter makes a nice stew. And they’ll both be dead come winter.” — The Hound
“You don’t know that.” — Arya
“I do know it. He’s weak. He can’t protect himself. They’ll both be dead come winter. Dead men don’t need silver.” — The Hound
“You’re the worst shit in the Seven Kingdoms.” — Arya
“There’s plenty worse than me. I just understand the way things are. How many Starks they got to behead before you figure it out?” — The Hound
 
“They all think you’re just a…” — Sam
“A what?” — Gilly
“Well, a wildling.” — Sam
“My father hated that word.” — Gilly
“It’s not a very nice word, I suppose.” — Sam
“I don’t know. It makes me sound a bit dangerous, doesn’t it?” — Gilly
 
“Thank you.” — Gilly
“For what?” — Sam
“For worrying about me.” — Gilly
 
“Westeros is not the world, Your Grace. We need to look east for ships and men. 10,000 skilled soldiers fight for the Golden Company.” — Davos
“The Golden Company?” — Stannis
“They’ve never broken a contract.” — Davos
“They’re sellswords.” — Stannis
“We’re willing to use blood magic to put you on the throne, but we’re not willing to pay men to fight? Now the Red Woman’s magic is real. Her visions and prophecies may be, too, but I’ve never heard of visions and prophecies winning a war. Soldiers win wars. Soldiers on the ground. It’s dirty on the ground.” — Davos
 
“You were a pirate once.” — Shireen
“No, I was never a pirate. I was a smuggler.” — Davos
“What’s the difference?” — Shireen
“Well, if you’re a famous smuggler, you’re not doing it right.” — Davos
 
“You like them both the same? Boys and girls?” — Olyvar
“Does that surprise you?” — Oberyn
“Everyone has a preference.” — Olyvar
“Then everyone is missing half the world’s pleasure. The gods made that and it delights me. The gods made this and it delights me. When it comes to war, I fight for Dorne. When it comes to love, I don’t choose sides.” — Oberyn
 
“I don’t believe that a child is responsible for the sins of his father. Or his grandfather.” — Oberyn
 
“Are you interrogating me, Lord Tywin?” — Oberyn
“Some believe the king choked.” — Tywin
Some believe the sky is blue because we live inside the eye of a blue-eyed giant. The king was poisoned.” — Oberyn
 
“Pod, there has never lived a more loyal squire.” — Tyrion
 
“You sure you don’t want a horse?” — Dany
“Why would I want a horse?” — Daario
“Horses are faster than men.” — Dany
“Horses are dumber than men.” — Daario
 
“Your Masters may have told you lies about me, or they may have told you nothing. It does not matter. I have nothing to say to them. Only to you. First I went to Astapor. Those who were slaves in Astapor now stand behind me, free. Next I went to Yunkai. Those who were slaves in Yunkai now stand behind me, free. Now I have come to Meereen. I am not your enemy. Your enemy is beside you.” — Dany
 
“Your enemy steals and murders your children. Your enemy has nothing for you but chains and suffering and commands. I do not bring commands. I bring you a choice. And I bring your enemies what they deserve.” — Dany
 

Episode 4: “Oathkeeper”

“All men must die. But I promise you, a single day of freedom is worth more than a lifetime in chains.”
 
“There are three slaves in this city for every Master. No one can give you your freedom, brothers. If you want it, you must take it.” — Grey Worm
 
“Your Grace, may I have a word? The city is yours. All these people,they’re your subjects now. Sometimes it is better to answer injustice with mercy.” — Ser Barristan
“I will answer injustice with justice.” — Dany
 
“What the hell was that?” — Jaime
“That was me knocking your ass to the dirt with your own hand.” — Bronn
“You’re a rare talent. When you’re fighting cripples, anyway.” — Jaime
“You learned to fight like a good little boy. I’ll bet that thrust through the Mad King’s back was pretty as a picture. You want to fight pretty or you want to win?” — Bronn
“You talk to my brother this way?” — Jaime
“All the time. He got used to it.” — Bronn
 
“Sansa’s not a killer. Not yet, anyway.” — Tyrion
 
“A man with no motive is a man no one suspects. Always keep your foes confused. If they don’t know who you are or what you want, they can’t know what you plan to do next.” — Littlefinger
“I don’t believe you. If they catch you, they’ll put your head on a spike just like my father’s. You’d risk that just to confuse them?” — Sansa
“So many men they risk so little. They spend their lives avoiding danger. And then they die. I’d risk everything to get what I want.” — Littlefinger
“And what do you want?” — Sansa
“Everything.” — Littlefinger
 
“I don’t want friends like me.” — Littlefinger
 
“Luckily for you, the Queen Regent is rather distracted at the moment, mourning her dear departed boy. Accusing her brother of his murder, which he didn’t commit.” — Lady Olenna
“Well, he could have done.” — Margaery
“He could have done, but he didn’t.” — Lady Olenna
“You don’t know, Grandmother.” — Margaery
“But I do know. You don’t think I’d let you marry that beast, do you?” — Lady Olenna
 
“It’s the duty of the Lord Commander to fill those pages. And there’s still room left on mine.” — Jaime
 
“Valyrian steel.” — Brienne
“It’s yours.” — Jaime
“I can’t accept this.” — Brienne
“It was reforged from Ned Stark’s sword. You’ll use it to defend Ned Stark’s daughter. You swore an oath to return the Stark girls to their mother. Lady Stark’s dead. Arya’s probably dead, too, but there’s still a chance to find Sansa and get her somewhere safe…I’ve got something else for you; I hope I got your measurements right.” — Jaime
“I’ll find her. For Lady Catelyn. And for you.” — Brienne
“I almost forgot. I have one more gift.” — Jaime
“I don’t need a squire.” — Brienne
“Of course you do.” — Jaime
“He’ll slow me down.” — Brienne
“My brother owes him a debt. He’s not safe here. You’re keeping him from harm. It’s chivalry.” — Jaime
“I won’t slow you down, Ser…my lady. I promise I’ll serve you well.” — Podrick
“See? He’s a good lad.You’ll get along.” — Jaime
“Compliments of Lord Tyrion. His axe from the Blackwater. What are you waiting for, a kiss? Ready the lady’s horse.” — Bronn
“They say the best swords have names. Any ideas?” — Jaime
“Oathkeeper.” — Brienne
“Goodbye, Brienne.” — Jaime
 
“Consider this. If the Night’s Watch are truly brothers, then Lord Commander Mormont was our father. He lived and died for the Watch and he was betrayed by his own men. Stabbed in the back by cowards. He deserved far better. All we can give him now is justice.” — Jon
 

Episode 5: “First of His Name”

“You still mourn for Joffrey?” — Cersei
“He was my husband. My king.” — Margaery
“He would have been your nightmare.” — Cersei
“Your Grace, I feel…” — Margaery
“You knew exactly what he was. I did, too. You never love anything in the world the way you love your first child. Doesn’t matter what they do. And what he did, it shocked me. Do you think I’m easily shocked?” —
“No.” — Margaery
“The things he did shocked me.” — Cersei
 
“He’s only a boy. A good boy. A decent boy. He always has been. Who was the last decent king, I wonder? He could be the first man who sits on that throne in 50 years to actually deserve it.” — Cersei
“It would be some consolation, wouldn’t it? For all the horror that put him there.” — Margaery
“He will need help… if he’s going to rule well.” — Cersei
“He has you.” — Margaery
“A mother is not enough.” — Cersei
 
“How can I rule seven kingdoms if I can’t control Slaver’s Bay? Why should anyone trust me? Why should anyone follow me?” — Dany
“You’re a Targaryen. You’re the Mother of Dragons.” — Jorah
“I need to be more than that. I will not let those I have freed slide back into chains. I will not sail for Westeros.” — Dany
“What, then?” — Jorah
“I will do what queens do. I will rule.” — Dany
 
“The deed is done. Faded into nothing. Only speaking of it can make it real.” — Littlefinger
 
“You don’t need to make formal alliances with people you trust.” — Tywin
“Then whom can we trust?” — Cersei
“Ourselves alone.” — Tywin
 
“There must be someone at the Iron Bank you can speak to, come to some arrangement.” — Cersei
“The Iron Bank is the Iron Bank. There is no someone.” — Tywin
“Someone does work there. It is comprised of people.” — Cersei
“And a temple is comprised of stones. One stone crumbles and another takes its place. And the temple holds its form for 1,000 years or more. That’s what the Iron Bank is, a temple. We all live in its shadow and almost none of us know it. You can’t run from them. You can’t cheat them. You can’t sway them with excuses. If you owe them money and you don’t want to crumble yourself, you pay it back.” — Tywin
 
“Hate’s as good a thing as any to keep a person going. Better than most. We come across my brother, maybe we can both cross a name off our list.” — The Hound
 
“I’ve made it this far in the world without a squire. I don’t see why I need one now.” — Brienn
“All knights have squires, my lady.” — Podrick
“I’m not a knight. And I’m not a slaver, either. I don’t own you.” — Brienne
“I swore an oath, my lady.” — Podrick
“I am releasing you from that oath. That means you could leave.” — Brienne
“I know.” — Podrick
“What do you think will happen if you leave?” — Brienne
“They’ll say I wasn’t a very good squire.” — Podrick
 
“Your friend’s dead and Meryn Trant’s not ’cause Trant had armor and a big fucking sword.” — The Hound
 
“The gods love their stupid jokes, don’t they?” — Cersei
“Which joke is that?” — Oberyn
“You’re a prince of Dorne. A legendary fighter. A brilliant man feared throughout Westeros. But you could not save your sister. I’m a Lannister. Queen for 19 years. Daughter of the most powerful man alive. But I could not save my son. What good is power if you cannot protect the ones you love?” — Cersei
 
“I haven’t seen my daughter in over a year.” — Cersei
“The last time I saw her, she was swimming with two of my girls in the Water Gardens. Laughing in the sun.” — Oberyn
“I want to believe that. I want to believe she’s happy.” — Cersei
“You have my word. We don’t hurt little girls in Dorne.” — Oberyn
“Everywhere in the world, they hurt little girls.” — Cersei
 
“At the hill. A great weirwood tree.” — Jojen
“You’ve seen it, too.” — Bran
“Meera and I, even Hodor, we’re only here to guide you. He’s waiting for you. We have to find it. You have to make it.” — Jojen
“We will.” — Bran
“This, this isn’t the end. Not for you. Not yet.” — Jojen
“How will we know the end?” — Meera
“You’ll know.” — Jojen
 
“Jon!” — Bran
“If he sees you, he won’t let you go north.” — Jojen
“He’s my brother.” — Bran
“And wants to protect you. He’ll take you back to Castle Black. You have to decide. Do you want to find the three-eyed raven?” — Jojen
“Hodor.” — Bran
“Hodor.” —
“We need to free Summer. And we need to go.” — Bran
 
“Meaning all respect, Ser Crow, Craster beat us and worse. Your brother crows beat us and worse. We’ll find our own way.” — Morag
“You want to stay here in Craster’s Keep?” — Jon
“Burn it to the ground and all the dead with it.” — Morag
 

Episode 6: “The Laws of Gods and Men”

“He shares no blood with me. He is a bastard born of incest. As was his brother before him.” — Stannis
“Yes, we have heard this story.” — Tycho
“It’s not a story. It’s the truth.” — Stannis
“The king’s grandfather tells a different story. A story about a jealous uncle whose attempts to usurp the throne from the rightful king cost the Seven Kingdoms dearly in blood and gold.” —
“Gold you loaned him.” — Stannis
“And you feel your blood gives you a claim on our gold?” —
“More than any man living.” — Stannis
“Across the Narrow Sea, your books are filled with words like ‘usurper’ and ‘madman’ and ‘blood right.’ Here, our books are filled with numbers. We prefer the stories they tell. More plain. Less open to interpretation.” — Tycho
 
“How old is Tywin Lannister?” — Davos
“67.” — Tycho
“67. And when he dies, who’s in command? A half-grown boy, the product of incest? Cersei Lannister, a queen whose people despise her? Jaime Lannister, a man best known for killing the king he was sworn to protect? When Tywin’s gone, who do you back?” — Stannis
“That is a problem for another time.” — Tycho
 
“Your father crucified innocent children.” — Dany
“My father spoke out against crucifying those children. He decried it as a criminal act, but was overruled. Is it justice to answer one crime with another?” — Hizdahr zo Loraq
 
“Lord Varys…” — Oberyn
“Only Varys. I’m not actually a nobleman. No one is under obligation to call me lord.” — Varys
“And yet everyone does.” — Oberyn
 
“You seem quite knowledgeable about the Unsullied. Did you spend much time in Essos?” — Varys
“Five years.” — Oberyn
“May I ask why?” — Varys
‘Tis a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us. You are from Essos. Where? Lys?…I have an ear for accents.” — Oberyn
“I’ve lost my accent entirely.” — Varys
“I have an ear for that as well. How did you get here?” — Oberyn
“It’s a long story.” — Varys
“One you don’t like telling people.” — Oberyn
“People I trust.” — Varys
“My paramour Ellaria, she would find you very interesting. You should come to the brothel and meet her. We brought our own wine, not the swill they serve here. We have some lovely boys on retainer, but…you did like boys before?…Really? Girls? Hmm. I hope you won’t be offended when I say I never would have guessed.” — Oberyn
“Not at all. But I was never interested in girls, either.” — Varys
“What then?” — Oberyn
“Nothing.” — Varys
“Everybody is interested in something.” — Oberyn
“Not me. When I see what desire does to people, what it’s done to this country, I am very glad to have no part in it. Besides, the absence of desire leaves one free to pursue other things.” — Varys
 
“Father, may I ask the witness one question?” — Tyrion
“One.” — Tywin
“You once said that without me, this city would have faced certain defeat. You said the histories would never mention me, but you would not forget. Have you forgotten, Lord Varys?” — Tyrion
“Sadly, my lord, I never forget a thing.” — Varys
 
“Yes, Father. I’m guilty. Guilty. Is that what you want to hear?” — Tyrion
“You admit you poisoned the king?” — Tywin
“No, of that I’m innocent. I’m guilty of a far more monstrous crime. I am guilty of being a dwarf.” — Tyrion
“You are not on trial for being a dwarf.” — Tywin
“Oh, yes, I am. I’ve been on trial for that my entire life.” — Tyrion
 
“Have you nothing to say in your defense?” — Tywin
“Nothing but this: I did not do it. I did not kill Joffrey, but I wish that I had. Watching your vicious bastard die gave me more relief than 1,000 lying whores…I wish I was the monster you think I am. I wish I had enough poison for the whole pack of you. I would gladly give my life to watch you all swallow it.” — Tyrion
 

Episode 7: “Mockingbird”

“You shouldn’t be sitting out here like this.” — Arya
“Where else to sit? Tried to walk back to my hut, hurt too much. Then I remembered they burned my hut down.” — Dying Farmer
“Who were ‘they?'” — The Hound
“I stopped asking a while ago.” — Dying Farmer
 
“That’s not gonna get better.” — The Hound
“Doesn’t seem so.” — Dying Farmer
“A bad way to go. Haven’t you had enough?” — The Hound
“Of what? I know. Time to go. Take matters into my own hands. The thought has occurred to me.” — Dying Farmer
“So why go on?” — Arya
“Habit.” — Dying Farmer
“Nothing could be worse than this.” — Arya
“Maybe nothing is worse than this.” — Dying Farmer
“Nothing isn’t better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing.” — Arya
 
“Who are you?” — Dying Farmer
“My name is Arya. Arya Stark.” — Arya
“You her father?” — Dying Farmer
“Her captor. Bringing her to her aunt for ransom.” — The Hound
“A fair exchange, that is. Always held to the notion of fair exchange in all my dealings. You give me, I give you. Fair. A balance. No balance anymore.” — Dying Farmer
 
“That’s where the heart is. That’s how you kill a man.” — The Hound, to Arya”
&bnsp;
“Aye, I did know about the older sister.” — Bronn
“And you understand the rules of inheritance?” — Tyrion
“Falyse is 40 and barren.” — Bronn
“She still gets Castle Stokeworth when her father dies.” — Tyrion
“She does. Unless she happens to perish before her father. Then Lollys gets the castle…What? Ladies fall from their horses and snap their pretty necks all the time.” — Bronn
“You and my sister deserve each other.” — Tyrion
 
“You once said if anyone ever asked me to sell you out, you’d double their price.” — Bronn
“Is it two wives you want or two castles?” — Tyrion
“One of each will do. But if you want me to kill the Mountain for you, it’d better be a damn big castle.” — Bronn
“I’m a bit short on castles at the moment. But I can offer you gold and gratitude.” — Tyrion
“I have gold. What can I buy with gratitude?” — Bronn
“You might be surprised. A Lannister always pays his debts.” — Tyrion
“Your sister’s a Lannister, too.” — Bronn
“My wife is heir to Winterfell. If I emerge from this with my head still on my shoulders, I may one day rule the North in her name. I could carve you out a big piece of it.” — Tyrion
“If and may and could. It’s bloody cold up north. Lollys is soft and warm. And close. If I gave you the choice between fucking Lollys and fighting the Mountain, you’d have your britches down and your cock out before I could blink.” — Bronn
“Does he frighten you so much?” — Tyrion
“I’d be a bloody fool if he didn’t frighten me. He’s freakish big and freakish strong. And quicker than you’d expect for a man of that size. Maybe I could take him, dance around until he’s so tired of hacking at me, he dropped his sword, get him off his feet somehow. But one misstep, and I’m dead. Why should I risk it?” — Bronn
“Because you’re my friend.” — Tyrion
“Aye, I’m your friend. And when have you ever risked your life for me?…I like you, pampered little shit that you are. I just like myself more.” — Bronn
“I understand.” — Tyrion
“I’m sorry it has to be this way.” — Bronn
“Why are you sorry? Because you’re an evil bastard with no conscience and no heart? That’s what I liked about you in the first place.” — Tyrion
“We had some good days together.” — Bronn
“Yes, we did.” — Tyrion
 
Most of these powders and potions are lies. Deceptions to make men think they witnessed our Lord’s power. Once they step into his light, they will see the lie for what it was: a trick that lead them to the truth. A pinch of this powder in a bonfire will send a flaming column screaming towards the sky. And this one creates a black smoke that will make the bravest man piss himself with fear. And a drop of this in any man’s wine will drive him wild with lust.” — Melisandre
 
“Jorah the Andal. Are you here to see our queen? She’s in a good mood…” — Dario
 
“That is why I’ve ordered Daario to execute every master in Yunkai. The masters tear babies from their mothers’ arms. They mutilate little boys by the thousands. They train little girls in the art of pleasuring old men. They treat men like beasts, as you said yourself.” — Dany
“Herding the masters into pens and slaughtering them by the thousands is also treating men like beasts. The slaves you freed, brutality is all they’ve ever known. If you want them to know something else, you’ll have to show it to them.” — Jorah
“And repay the slavers with what? Kindness? A fine? A stern warning?” — Dany
“It’s tempting to see your enemies as evil, all of them, but there’s good and evil on both sides in every war ever fought.” — Jorah
“Let the priests argue over good and evil. Slavery is real. I can end it. I will end it. And I will end those behind it.” — Dany
“I sold men into slavery, Khaleesi.” — Jorah
“And now you are helping me show them to freedom.” — Dany
“I wouldn’t be here to help you if Ned Stark had done to me what you want to do to the masters of Yunkai.” — Jorah
 
“My brother gave me this. It was just like you said a while back. Pressed me to the fire like I was a nice juicy mutton chop.” — The Hound
“Why?” —
“Thought I stole one of his toys. I didn’t steal it. I was just playing with it. The pain was bad. The smell was worse. But the worst thing was that it was my brother who did it. My father, who protected him… told everyone my bedding caught fire. You think you’re on your own?” — The Hound
“Let me wash it out and help you sew it up at least.” —
 
“Making honest feelings do dishonest work is one of her many gifts.” — Tyrion, about Cersei
 
“The whole way from Dorne all anyone talked about was the monster that had been born to Tywin Lannister. A head twice the size of his body, a tail between his legs, claws, one red eye, the privates of both a girl and a boy.” — Oberyn
“That would have made things so much easier.” — Tyrion
“When we met your sister, she promised she would show you to us. Every day we would ask. Every day she would say, ‘Soon.’ Then she and your brother took us to your nursery and she unveiled ‘the freak.’ Your head was a bit large. Your arms and legs were a bit small, but no claw. No red eye. No tail between your legs. Just a tiny pink cock. We didn’t try to hide our disappointment. ‘That’s not a monster,’ I told Cersei. ‘That’s just a baby.’ And she said, ‘He killed my mother.’ And she pinched your little cock so hard, I thought she might pull it off. Until your brother made her stop. ‘It doesn’t matter,’ she told us. ‘Everyone says he will die soon. I hope they are right. He should not have lived this long.’ Oberyn
“Well, sooner or later, Cersei always gets what she wants.” — Tyrion
“And what about what I want? Justice for my sister and her children.” — Oberyn
“If you want justice, you’ve come to the wrong place.” — Tyrion
 
“I loved your mother more than you could ever know. Given the opportunity, what do we do to those who’ve hurt the ones we love? In a better world, one where love could overcome strength and duty, you might have been my child. But we don’t live in that world.” — Littlefinger
 

Episode 8: “The Mountain and the Viper”

“How do a hundred and two men stop a thousand?” — Pyp
“Whoever dies last, be a good lad and burn the rest of us. Once I’m done with this world, I don’t want to come back.” — Edd
 
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry they did that to you.” — Missandei
“Why? Why sorry?” — Grey Worm
“It’s a terrible thing to do to a boy.” — Missandei
“If the masters never cut me, I am never Unsullied. I never stand in the Plaza of Pride when Daenerys Stormborn orders us to kill the masters. I never am chosen to lead the unsullied. I never meet Missandei from the Island of Naath.” — Grey Worm
 
“Traditions are important. Where are we without our history, eh?” — Ramsay
 
“You have foreign blood, don’t you, Baelish?” — Lord Royce
“A great-grandfather from Braavos, yes. I suppose all of our ancestors came from somewhere else originally.” — Littlefinger
 
“I’d have you back Robin Arryn, Lord of the Vale.” — Littlefinger
“Robin Arryn is a sickly little boy.” — Lady Anya
“And sickly little boys sometimes become powerful men.” — Littlefinger
 
“If they’d have executed you, what would they have done with me?” — Sansa
“I don’t know.” — Littlefinger
“Neither do I.” — Sansa
“Better to gamble on the man you know than the strangers you don’t? And you think you know me?” — Littlefinger
“I know what you want.” — Sansa
 
“You really think my aunt will pay for me?” — Arya
“Aye, she’ll pay.” — The Hound
“I’ve never even met her.” — Arya
“Doesn’t matter. You’re her blood. Family, honor, all that horseshit. It’s all you lords and ladies ever talk about.” — The Hound
“I’m not a lady.” — Arya
 
People die at their dinner tables. They die in their beds. They die squatting over their chamber pots. Everybody dies sooner or later. Don’t worry about your death. Worry about your life. Take charge of your life for as long as it lasts.” — Littlefinger
 
“Trial by combat. Deciding a man’s guilt or innocence in the eyes of the gods by having two other men hack each other to pieces. Tells you something about the gods.” — Tyrion
 
“Used to sit all day in the garden. Crushing beetles with a rock. Nothing made him happier.” — Tyrion
“Nothing made you happier. You’d think being tormented from birth would have given you some affinity for the afflicted.” — Jaime
“On the contrary. Laughing at another person’s misery was the only thing that made me feel like everyone else.” — Tyrion
 
“I stayed with Orson.” — Tyrion
“”Why?” — Jaime
“I was curious. Why was he smashing all those beetles? What did he get out of it? First thing I did was ask him. ‘Orson, why are you smashing all those beetles?’ He gave me an answer. ‘Smash the beetles. Smash ’em. Khuu! Khuu! Khuu!’ I wasn’t deterred. I was the smartest person I knew. Certainly I had the wherewithal to unravel the mysteries that lay at the heart of a moron. So I went to Maester Volarik’s library.” — Tyrion
“Volarik. Tried to touch me once.” — Jaime
Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons. Doesn’t seem right. In any case, I found nothing that illuminated the nature of Orson’s affliction or the reason behind his relentless beetle slaughter. So I went back to the source. I may not have been able to speak with Orson, but I could observe him, watch him the way men watch animals to come to a deeper understanding of their behavior. And as I watched, I became more and more sure of it. There was something happening there. His face was like the page of a book written in a language I didn’t understand. But he wasn’t mindless. He had his reasons. And I became possessed with knowing what they were. I began to spend inordinate amounts of time watching him. I would eat my lunch in the garden, chewing my mutton to the music of ‘khuu, khuu, khuu.’ And when I wasn’t watching him, I was thinking about him. Father droned on about the family legacy and I thought about Orson’s beetles. I read the histories of Targaryen conquests. Did I hear dragon wings? No. I heard ‘khuu, khuu, khuu’ and I still couldn’t figure out why he was doing it. And I had to know, because it was horrible that all these beetles should be dying for no reason.” — Tyrion
“Every day around the world, men, women, and children are murdered by the score. Who gives a dusty fuck about a bunch of beetles?” — Jaime
I know, I know. But still, it filled me with dread. Piles and piles of them, years and years of them. How many countless living crawling things smashed and dried out and returned to the dirt? In my dreams I found myself standing on a beach made of beetle husks stretching as far as the eye could see. I woke up crying, weeping for their shattered little bodies…I tried to stop Orson once.” — Tyrion
“He was twice your size.” — Jaime
“He just pushed me aside with a ‘khuu’ and kept on smashing. Every day until that mule kicked him in the chest and killed him. So what do you think? Why did he do it? What was it all about?” — Tyrion
“I don’t know.” — Jaime
 
“You’re going to fight that?” — Ellaria
“I’m going to kill that.” — Oberyn
“He is the biggest man I’ve ever seen.” — Ellaria
“Size does not matter when you are flat on your back.” — Oberyn
 

Episode 9: “The Watchers on the Wall”

“The interesting thing is, our vows never specifically forbid intimate relations with women.” — Sam
“What?” — Jon
“‘I shall take no wife,’ yes, that’s in there, there’s no denying that. ‘I shall father no children,’ it’s very specific. But what our vows have to say about other…activities…is open to interpretation.” — Sam
 
“So what’s it like?” — Sam
“It’s…there’s this person, this whole other person. And you’re wrapped up in them and they’re wrapped up in you and…you…for a little…for a little while you’re more than just you, you’re…well I don’t know, I’m not a bleedin’ poet!” — Jon
 
When they came up here, to our land, and put up a big wall and said it was their’s. Then they started hunting us down. But this time, we’re the one’s doing the hunting.” — Ygritte
 
“Maester Aemon. How did you know—” — Sam
“That it was you? Who else but Samwell Tarly would be wasting candles to read in the middle of the night?” — Maester Aemon
 
“Let me help you.” — Sam
“Oh, no need. I know my way around this library better than any other place in Castle Black. Thousands of books and no eyes to read them. Old age is a wonderful source of ironies if nothing else. But you didn’t answer my question, what are you reading?” — Maester Aemon
“Maester Faull” — Sam
“Ah, the Wildlings. I can assure you that the closest Maester Faull ever got to a Wildling was this very library.” — Maester Aemon
“But what he says about what they do…it’s all true. It’s exactly what the survivors of their raids report.” — Sam
“Yes. Imagine the stories Wildlings tell about us!” — Maester Aemon
 
“I met many girls when I was Aemon Targaryen. A future king always does. Some of them were quite forward in their attempts to win my affections. One of them succeeded. I was very young.” — Maester Aemon
“Who was she?” — Sam
“Ah ha. I could tell you everything about her. Who she was. How we met. The color of her eyes and the shape of her nose. I can see her right in front of me. She’s more real than you are. We could spend all night trading tales of lost love. Nothing makes the past a sweeter place to visit than the prospect of imminent death.” — Maester Aemon
 
“Do you know what leadership means, Lord Snow? It means that the person in charge gets second-guessed by every clever little twat with a mouth. But if he starts second-guessing himself, that’s the end. For him. For the clever little twats. For everyone. This is not the end. Not for us. Not if you lot do your duty for however long it takes to beat them back. And then you get to go on hating me and I get to go on wishing your Wildling whore had finished the job.” — Alliser Thorne
 
“You’re not afraid?” — Pyp
“Of course I’m afraid, there’s a band of Wildlings coming to kill us.” — Sam
“Well if you’re afraid of a band of Wildlings, how in Seven Hells did you manage to kill a White Walker?” — Pyp
“I didn’t know I was going to kill it, but I had to do something I didn’t have any choice, he was going to kill Gilly and take the baby. If someone had asked me my name right then, I wouldn’t have known. I wasn’t Samwell Tarly anymore. I wasn’t a Steward in the Night’s Watch or son of Randyll Tarly or any of that. I was nothing at all. And when you’re nothing at all, there’s no more reason to be afraid.” — Sam
 
“Those are giants riding mammoths down there. Do you think your cold, rolled steel’s gonna stop them?” — Jon
“No such thing as giants…They’re stories for the children…” — Janos Slynt
 
“Do you remember that cave? We should’ve stayed in that cave.” — Ygritte
“We’ll go back there.” — Jon
“You know nothing, Jon Snow.” — Ygritte
 

Episode 10: “The Children”

“No, it’s a proper Northern drink, Jon Snow. You did well. Fought hard. Killed some of our strongest men. One of our giants went into your tunnel and never came out again. Mag the Mighty.” — Mance
“He’s dead. He killed my friend Grenn.” — Jon
“He was their king. Last of a bloodline that stretches back before the First Men.” — Mance
“Grenn came from a farm.” &mdash. Jon
“Mag and Grenn.” — Mance
 
“This is me being honest with you, Jon Snow, which is more than you’ve ever done for me. My people have bled enough. We’re not here to conquer, we’re here to hide behind your wall just like you.” — Mance
 
“When you marched into the throne room to tell me we’d won the Battle at Blackwater, do you remember?! I was sitting on the iron throne with Tommen. I was about to give him essence of nightshade, that’s how far I was willing to go when I thought someone awful had come to take my son away. Someone awful is coming to take him away.” — Cersei, to Tywin
 
“Joffrey is dead. Myrcella’s been sold like livestock. And now you want to ship me off to Highgarden and steal my boy, my last boy. Margaery will dig her claws in and you will dig your claws in and you will fight over him like beasts until you rip him apart. I will burn our house to the ground before I let that happen.” — Cersei
“And how will you do that?” — Tywin
“I’ll tell everyone the truth.” — Cersei
“And what truth would that be?” — Tywin
“You don’t know, do you? You never believed it. How is that possible? What am I saying, of course it’s possible. How can someone so consumed by the idea of his family have any conception what his actual family was doing? We were right there in front of you and you didn’t see us. One look in the past twenty years, one real look and you would’ve known.” — Cersei
“Known what?” — Tywin
“Everything they say is true. About Jaime and me.” — Cersei
“No, no, no, no, no.” — Tywin
“Your legacy is a lie.” — Cersei
“I don’t believe you.” — Tywin
“Yes you do.” — Cersei
 
“You won. One fewer brother. Must be proud of yourself. There’s really nothing you wouldn’t do, is there?” — Jaime
“For my family, no. I would do things for my family you couldn’t imagine.” — Cersei
“Tyrion is your family.” — Jaime
“He’s not.” — Cersei
“You don’t get to choose.” — Jaime
“I do, so do you. You can choose the creature that killed our mother to come into this world.” — Cersei
“Are you really mad enough to blame him for that? He didn’t decide to kill her. He was an infant.” — Jaime
 
“Before you freed me, I belonged to Master Mighdal. I was tutor to his children. I taught them languages and history. They know a great deal about your family because of me. Little Calla is only seven, but she admires you very much.” — Fennesz
“I hope I can prove worthy of her admiration. What can I do for you?” — Dany
“When you took the city, the children begged me not to leave the house. But Master Mighdal and I agreed that I must. So I lost my home. Now I live on the streets.” — Fennesz
“I have outfitted mess halls to feed all former slaves and barracks to shelter them.” — Dany
“I do not mean to offend, your grace. I went to one of these places. The young prey on the old. Take what they want and beat us if we resist.” — Fennesz
“My Unsullied will make them safe again in short order my friend, this I promise you.” — Dany
“Even if they are safe, who would I be there? What purpose would I serve? With my master, I was a teacher. I had the respect and love of these children.” — Fennesz
“What is it that you want from me?” — Dany
“Your grace, I ask you to let me sell myself back to Master Mighdal.” — Fennesz
“You want to return to a man who owned you, like a goat or a chair?” — Dany
“Please, your grace, the young may rejoice in the new world you’ve built for them. But for those of us too old to change there is only fear and squalor. I am not alone. There are many outside waiting to beg the same.” — Fennesz
“I did not take this city to preside over the injustice I fought to destroy. I took it to bring people freedom. But freedom means making your own choices.It is for us to remember them. Our brothers, we shall never see their like again.” — Maester Aemon
 
“Who decides?” — Tormund
“I suppose Stannis does.” — Jon
“He your king now?” — Tormund
“I don’t have a king.” — Jon
“You spent too much time with us, Jon Snow. You can never be a kneeler again.” — Tormund
 
“We’re gonna burn the bodies of your dead. Do you want to say any words over them?” — Jon
“Words? What kind of words?” — Tormund
“Funeral words. I don’t know how the Free Folk do it.” — Jon
“Do what?” — Tormund
“Say farewell.” — Jon
“The dead can’t hear us, boy.” — Tormund
 
“My brother, he led us to you, and now he…” — Meera
“He knew what would happen. From the moment he left, he knew, and he went anyway.” — Three-Eyed Raven
“How do you know?” — Meera
“I’ve been watching you. All of you, all of your lives, with a thousand eyes and one. Now you’ve come to me at last, Brandon Stark, though the hour is late.” — Three-Eyed Raven
“I didn’t want anyone to die for me.” — Bran
“He died so that you could find what you have lost.” — Three-Eyed Raven
“You’re going to help me walk again?” — Bran
“You’ll never walk again. But you will fly.” — Three-Eyed Raven
 
“Are you a knight?” — Arya
“No.” — Brienne
“But you know how to use that sword.” — Arya
“I do.” — Brienne
“Does it have a name?” — Arya
“‘Oathkeeper.'” — Brienne
“Mine’s ‘Needle.'” — Arya
“Good name.” — Brienne
“Who taught you how to fight?” — Arya
“My father.” — Brienne
“Mine never wanted to. Said fighting was for boys.” — Arya
“Mine said the same. But I kept fighting the boys anyway. Kept losing. Finally my father said, ‘If you’re going to do it, you might as well do it right.'” — Brienne
 
“Come with me Arya. I’ll take you to safety.” — Brienne
“Safety?! Where the fuck’s that? Her aunt in the Eyrie’s dead. Her mother’s dead, her father’s dead, her brother’s dead. Winterfell’s a pile of rubble. There’s no safety, you dumb bitch. If you don’t know that by now, you’re the wrong one to watch over her.” — The Hound
 
“I have no wish to kill you Ser.” — Brienne
“I’m not a knight.” — The Hound
 
“You shot me. You’re no son of mine.” — Tywin
“I am your son. I have always been your son.” — Tyrion
 

Season Five

Episode 1: “The Wars to Come”

“Everybody wants to know their future. Until they know their future.” — Maggy, to Cersei
 
“Three questions you get. You won’t like the answers.” — Maggy
“I’ve been promised to the prince. When will we marry?” — Cersei
“You’ll never wed the prince. You’ll wed the king.” — Maggy
“But I will be queen?” — Cersei
“Oh yes, you’ll be queen. For a time. In comes another. Younger, more beautiful, to cast you down and take all you hold dear.” — Maggy
“Will the king and I have children?” — Cersei
“No. The king will have 20 children, and you will have 3.” — Maggy
“That doesn’t make sense.” — Cersei
“Gold will be their crowns. Gold their shrouds.” — Maggy
 
“I still don’t see why I had to stay in this fucking crate once we set sail.” — Tyrion
“I saved your life. If they catch you, they catch me. I cannot say I feel overly guilty about leaving you in that fucking crate.'” — Varys
“Do you know what it’s like to stuff your shit through one of those air holes?” — Tyrion
“No. I only know what it’s like to pick up your shit and throw it overboard.” — Varys
 
“You already drank yourself across the Narrow Sea.” — Varys
“In a box. Why stop now?” — Tyrion
“Because we are talking about the future of our country.” — Varys
“The future is shit. Just like the past.” — Tyrion
 
“Sons of the Harpy?” — Dany
“Yes, your grace. They left it on the body.” — Ser Barristan
“They’ve never killed before.” — Dany
“It was only a matter of time, your grace. Conquerors are always met with resistance.” — Ser Barristan
 
“Angry snakes lash out. Makes chopping off their heads that much easier.” — Dany
 
“Some of the Night’s Watch feel you have too much affection for the wildlings.” — Davos
“They were born on the wrong side of the wall. That doesn’t make them monsters.” — Jon
 
“He’s 13. Boys go to war at 13.” —
“He has other gifts.” —
“Does he?” —
“The gift of a great name. Sometimes that’s all one needs.” —
 
“Do you even know what a squire is?” —
“An attendant to a knight?” —
“I’m not a knight. That means you’re not a squire.” —
 
“All I ever wanted is to fight for a Lord I believed in. The good lords are dead and the rest are monsters.” —
 
“They call themselves sparrows. Bloody fanatics. Religion has its place, of course, but at a certain point…” —
 
“Eunuch, the spider, the master of whisperers.” — Tyrion
“Imp, half-man…There are faster ways to kill yourself.” — Varys
“Not for a coward.” — Tyrion
“You are many things, my friend, but not a coward.” — Varys
“You never told me why you set me free.” — Tyrion
“Your brother asked me to.” — Varys
“You could have said no.” — Tyrion
“Refuse the Kingslayer? A dangerous proposition.” — Varys
“Not as dangerous as releasing me. You risked your life, your position, everything. Why? You’re not family, you owe me nothing.” — Tyrion
“I didn’t do it for you. I did it for the Seven Kingdoms.” — Varys
“A drunken dwarf will never be the savior of the Seven Kingdoms.” — Tyrion
“I don’t believe in saviors. I believe men of talent have a role to play in the war to come.” — Varys
“You’re going to have to find another soldier. I’m done with Westeros and Westeros is done with me.” — Tyrion
“”You have many admirable qualities, self-pity is not one of them. Any fool with a bit of luck can find himself born into power. But earning it for yourself, that takes work.” — Varys
“I’m not well-suited for work.” — Tyrion
“I think you are. You have your father’s instinct for politics, and you have compassion.” — Varys
“Compassion? Yes. I killed my lover with my bare hands. I shot my own father with a crossbow.” — Tyrion
“I never said you were perfect.” — Varys
“What is it you want exactly?” — Tyrion
“Peace. Prosperity. A land where the powerful do not prey on the powerless.” — Varys
“Where the castles are made of gingerbread and the moats are filled with blackberry wine. The powerful have always preyed on the powerless, that’s how they became powerful in the first place.” — Tyrion
“Perhaps. And perhaps we’ve grown so used to horror we assume there’s no other way. If you sat on the Iron Throne, would you spread misery throughout the land?” — Varys
“I will never sit on the Iron Throne.” — Tyrion
“No, you won’t. But you could help another climb those steps and take that seat. The Seven Kingdoms need someone stronger than Tommen, but gentler than Stannis. A monarch who can intimidate the high lord and inspire the people. A ruler loved by millions with a powerful army and the right family name.” — Varys
 
“Politics is the art of compromise, your grace.” — Hizdahr
“I’m not a politician. I’m a queen.” — Dany
“Forgive me. You’re right, of course. Still, it’s easier to rule happy subjects than angry ones.” — Hizdahr
“I don’t expect the Wise Masters to be happy. Slavery made them rich, I ended slavery.” — Dany
“They do not ask for the return of slavery. They ask for the re-opening of the fighting pits.” — Hizdahr
“The fighting pits? Where slaves fought slaves to the death?” — Dany
“In the new world that you’ve brought to us, free men would fight free men. The pitfighters that you liberated plead for this opportunity. Bring some here and ask them yourself.” — Hizdahr
“No fighting pits.” — Dany
“Opening them would show the people of Yunkai and Meereen that you respect their traditions.” — Hizdahr
 
“You were sold into slavery, forced to fight to the death for the amusement of the masters, and you’re defending the fighting pits?” — Dany
“I’m only here because of those pits. I learned to fight like a Dothraki screamer, a Norvoshi priest, a Westerosi knight. Soon I was famous. 10,000 men and women screamed my name when I stepped into the pit. I made so much money for my master he set me free when I died. I joined the Second Sons, and then I met you.” — Daario
 
“You’re afraid of looking afraid.” — Jon
“Oh, I am afraid. No shame in that. How will they do it? Beheading? Hanging?” — Mance
“They’ll burn you alive.” — Jon
“Bad way to go. I’ll be honest with you, I don’t want to die. And burnt to death, I don’t want people to remember me like that. Scorched and screaming. But it’s better than betraying everything I believe.” — Mance
“And what happens to your people? You preserve your dignity and die standing, and they’ll sing songs about you. ‘You’d rather burn than kneel. The great hero.’ Until winter comes, and the white walkers come for us all, and there’s no one left to sing.” —
“You’re a good lad. Truly, you are. But if you can’t understand why I won’t enlist my people in a foreigner’s war, there’s no point explaining.” — Mance
“I think you’re making a terrible mistake.” — Jon
“The freedom to make my own mistakes was all I ever wanted.” — Mance

 

Episode 2: “The House of Black and White”

“Jaqen H’ghar gave me this.” — Arya
“No one here by that name.” — Old Man
 
“Please, my lady. If I could explain&mdash” — Brienne
“I saw you at Joffrey’s wedding bowing to the king.” — Sansa
“Neither of us wanted to be there. Sometimes we don’t have a choice.” — Brienne
“And sometimes we do.” — Sansa
 
“You know what I think? I think you’re a good person. And your sister is a mean person.” — Bronn
“She is.” — Lollys
“I’ve been all over the world. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that meanness comes around. People like your sister, they always get what’s coming to them eventually. One way or another.” — Bronn
 
“He was my brother long before he was anything to you.” — Doran
“What will you do about his death.” — Ellaria
“I will bury him. I will mourn for him…You would have me go to war?” — Doran
“The whole country would have you go to war.” — Ellaria
“Then we are lucky the whole country does not decide.” — Doran
 
“Oberyn is dead. And this Lannister girl skips about the Water Gardens eating our food, breathing our air. How many of your brothers and sisters do they have to kill? Let me have her. Let me send her to Cersei one finger at a time.” — Ellaria
“I loved my brother. And you made him very happy. For that you will always have a place in my heart. But we do not mutilate little girls for vengeance. Not here. Not while I rule.” — Doran
 
“No one here. We go.” — Grey Worm
“In a hurry? You’re afraid?” — Daario
“Unsullied fear nothing.” — Grey Worm
“Right. That’s your problem. You understood fear once, long ago, but you’ve forgotten what it means. Someone who’s forgotten fear has forgotten how to hide. Fear is useful that way.” — Daario
 
“The Son of the Harpy has no more valuable information.” — Daario
“How do you know that?” — Ser Barristan
“Because I questioned him.” — Daario
“And the information you did get, he is young and poor.” — Hizdahr
“He is born free.” — Mossador
“Why should he want to bring back slavery? What did it do for him?” — Hizdahr
“Perhaps the only thing that gave him pride was knowing that there was someone lower than he was.” — Dany
 
“Your Grace, a word, please, I beg you.” — Ser Barristan
“About what?” — Dany
“About your father. About the Mad King.” — Ser Barristan
The ‘Mad King?’ You’re here to remind me of my enemies’ lies? Consider me reminded.” — Dany
“Your Grace, I served in his Kingsguard. I was at his side from the first. Your enemies did not lie.” — Ser Barristan
 
“And what do you hope to find at the end of the road to Meereen?” — Tyrion
“I told you. A ruler.” — Varys
“We’ve already got a ruler. Everywhere has already got a ruler. Every pile of shit on the side of every road has someone’s banner hanging from it.” — Tyrion
“You were quite good, you know. At ruling. During your brief tenure as Hand.” — Varys
“I didn’t rule. I was a servant.” — Tyrion
“Still, a man of talent.” — Varys
“Managed to kill a lot of people.” — Tyrion
“Yes, but showed great promise in other areas as well.” — Varys
“She wanted me to leave King’s Landing. She begged me. I wouldn’t go.” — Tyrion
“Why?” — Varys
“‘Cause I liked it. Power. Even as a servant.” — Tyrion
“People follow leaders. And they will never follow us. They find us repulsive.” — Varys
“I find us repulsive.” — Tyrion
“And we find them repulsive, which is why we surround ourselves with large, comfortable boxes to keep them away. And yet, no matter what we do, people like you and me are never really satisfied inside the box. Not for long.” — Varys
 
“You’ll learn, I promise. I taught Ser Davos, and old people are terrible at learning new things.” Shireen, to Gilly
 
“Do you know this wretched girl Lyanna Mormont?” — Stannis
“The Lord Commander’s niece.” — Jon
“Lady of Bear Island, and a child of 10. I asked her to commit her house to my cause, that’s her response:” — Stannis
“‘Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North, whose name is Stark.'” — Jon
 
“He’ll make you a Stark with the stroke of a pen?” — Sam
“It’s the first thing I ever remember wanting. I’d daydream that my father would ask the king, and just like that I would never be the bastard of Winterfell again.” — Jon
“You deserve this. You do. I couldn’t be happier for you.” — Sam
“I’m going to refuse him.” — Jon
“But you’d be Lord of Winterfell.” — Sam
“I swore a vow to the Night’s Watch. If I don’t take my own word seriously, what sort of Lord of Winterfell would I be?” — Jon
 
“You said there was no Jaqen H’ghar here.” — Arya
“There isn’t. A man is not Jaqen H’ghar.” — Jaqen
“Well who are you then?” — Arya
“No one. And that is who a girl must become.” — Jaquen
 
“I remember the look on my father’s face as I struck down his Master, who had traded his infant son for a dog. My father died in the fighting. If we allow the Sons of the Harpy to return us to chains, he never lived.” — Mossador
 
“You opened your gates to me because I promised you freedom and justice. One cannot exist without the other.” — Dany
 

Episode 3: “High Sparrow”

“Which one is the Many-Faced God? I see the Stranger. I see the Drowned God. I see the Weirwood Face.” — Arya
“There is only one god. A girl knows his name. And all men know his gift.” — Jaqen
 
“Did I hurt you?” — Tommen
“No. You were lovely.” — Margaery
“It all happened so fast.” — Tommen
“Yes…” — Margaery
“I was scared maybe I hurt you, it sounded.” — Tommen
“No, no, no. You’re very sweet. The sweetest king who ever lived.” — Margaery
“This is what I want to do all day, every day for the rest of my life.” — Tommen
 
“Wife. Sometimes it feels odd. I’m the king, I’ve married the most beautiful woman in the world, (She chuckles), and it’s all because my brother died.” — Tommen
“I understand. But it’s not your fault, you know that, don’t you? You mustn’t feel guilty.” — Margaery
“I don’t feel guilty. That’s what’s odd.” — Tommen
 
“Can we bring you anything to eat or drink? I wish we had some wine for you. It’s a bit early in the day for us…” — Margaery
 
“We become a great house by entering in alliances with other houses, and parleying those alliances into greater power.” — Roose Bolton, to Ramsay
 
“Terrible things happened to your family and you weep. You sit alone in a darkened room, mourning their fates. You’ve been a bystander to tragedy from the day they executed your father. Stop being a bystander, do you hear me? Stop running. There’s no justice in the world. Not unless we make it. You loved your family. Avenge them.” — Littlefinger, to Sansa
 
“I can’t knight you, but I can teach you how to fight.” — Brienne
“I suppose that’s more important.” — Podrick
 
“Nothing’s more hateful than failing to protect the one you love.” — Brienne
 
“You’re as stubborn as your father. And as honorable.” — Stannis
“I can imagine no higher praise.” — Jon
“I didn’t mean it as praise. Honor got your father killed.” — Stannis
 
“You have many enemies in Castle Black. Have you considered sending Alliser Thorne elsewhere? Give him command of Eastwatch-by-the-Sea.” — Stannis
“I heard it was best to keep your enemies close.” — Jon
“Whoever said that didn’t have many enemies.” — Stannis
 
“I ask that you execute their leader, this so-called High Sparrow. He’s a threat to everything we hold sacred.” — High Septon
 
“A young man said I would find the High Sparrow back here. Where is he?” — Cersei
“High Sparrow? Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Like Lord Duckling, or King Turtle. (Laughs). So, it’s meant to. We’re often stuck with the names our enemies give to us. The notion that we are all equal in the eyes of Seven doesn’t sit well with some, so they belittle me.” — High Sparrow
 
“I tell them no one’s special. And they think I’m special for telling them so.” — High Sparrow
 
“Hypocrisy is a boil. Lancing it is never pleasant.” — High Sparrow
 
“The Faith and the Crown are the two pillars that hold up this world. If one collapses, so does the other. We must do everything necessary to protect one another.” — Cersei
 
“You know how to spot a liar. If I could pick any girl here, I would pick you.” — Tyrion
“Why?” — Prostitute
“Because you have a skeptical mind.” — Tyrion
 

Episode 4: “Sons of the Harpy”

“If I explain the holy purpose to my son, the king, I have no doubt he will sign a decree arming the believers you felt worthy.” — Cersei
“An army that defends the bodies and souls of the common people.” — High Sparrow
“An army and service to the Gods themselves. And to you, of course. As the chosen representative of the Seven.” — Cersei
“An honor I never expected. Or indeed, ever wished for.” — High Sparrow
“Which is why you were chosen. You and I both know how the world works. Too often the wicked are the wealthiest, beyond the reach of justice. The king himself cannot always punish those who deserve it most.” — Cersei
“All sinners are equal before the Gods.” — High Sparrow
 
“The Lord of Light made us male and female. Two parts of a greater whole. We are joining this power. Power to make life, power to make light, and power to cast shadows.” — Melisandre
“I don’t think Stannis would like that very much.” —
“Then we shouldn’t tell him.” — Melisandre
“I can’t.” —
“Why?” — Melisandre
“I swore a vow…I loved another.” —
“The dead don’t need lovers. Only the living.” — Melisandre
“I know. But I still love her.” —
“You know nothing, Jon Snow.” — Melisandre
 
“The last two riders were Barristan Selmy and Rhaegar Targaryen. When Rhaegar won, everyone cheered for the prince. I remember the girls laughing when he took off his helmet and they saw that silver hair. How handsome he was. Until he rode right past his wife, Elia Martell, and all the smiles died. I’ve never seen so many people so quiet. He rode past his wife, and he lay a crown of winter roses in Lyanna’s lap. Blue as frost. How many tens of thousands had to die because Rhaegar chose your aunt?” — Littlefinger
 
“What if you’re wrong? What if Stannis never attacks Winterfell, or he does and the Boltons defeat him?” — Sansa
“Then you will take this Bolton boy, Ramsay, and make him yours.” — Littlefinger
“I don’t know how to do that.” — Sansa
“Of course you do. He’s already fallen for you.” — Littlefinger
“His father frightens me.” — Sansa
“He should, he’s a dangerous man. But even the most dangerous men can be outmaneuvered. And you’ve learnt to maneuver from the very best.” — Littlefinger
 
“That would have been a shit way to die.” — Bronn
“As far as I’ve seen, they’re all shit ways to die.” — Jaime
“Aye. But your lot like to give the singers a good ending.” — Bronn
“I don’t care what’s sung about me when I’m dead.” — Jaime
“No? Two knights, off to rescue a princess. Sounds like a good song to me.” — Bronn
“Sounds like all the rest…What about you? What shit way would you choose?” — Jaime
“In my own keep, drinking my own wine, watching my sons grovel for my fortune.” — Bronn
“How disappointing. I thought you’d have something more exciting planned.” — Jaime
“I’ve had an exciting life. I want my death to be boring. How do you want to go?” — Bronn
“In the arms of the woman I love.” — Jaime
“She want the same thing?” — Bronn
“Let’s go.” — Jaime
 
“Without Doran we have no army to march against the Lannisters.” — Obara
“We don’t need an army to start a war.” — Elaria
 
“Everyone looks happy enough from up here. (Barristan chuckles). What?” — Dany
“I was thinking of all the times your brother made me go with him down from the Red Keep, into the streets of King’s Landing.” — Ser Barristan
“Why?” — Dany
“He liked to walk among the people, he liked to sing to them.” — Ser Barristan
“He sang to them?” — Dany
“Yes. Rhaegar would take a spot on the Hook or the Street of Seeds and then he’d sing. Just like all the other minstrels.” — Ser Barristan
“And what did you do?” — Dany
“I made sure no one killed him. And I collected the money…Well, he liked to see how much he could make.” — Ser Barristan
“He was good?” — Dany
“He was very good. Viserys never told you?” — Ser Barristan
“He told me Rhaegar was good at killing people. ” — Dany
“Rhaegar never liked killing. He loved singing.” — Ser Barristan
“And what did you do with the money?” — Dany
“Well, one time, he gave it to the next minstrel down the street. One time, he gave it to an orphanage in Flea Bottom. One time… we got horribly drunk.” — Ser Barristan
 
“All men must die. But not all can die in glory.” — Hizdahr
“Glory?” — Missandei
“Why else do men fight? Why did your ancestors cross the Narrow Sea and conquer the Seven Kingdoms? So their names would live on. Those who find victory in the fighting pits, will never become kings, but their names will live on. It’s the best chance they’ll ever have.” — Hizdahr
 
“Traditions are the only thing that will hold this city, your city, together. Without them, former slaves and former masters have nothing in common. Nothing but centuries of mistrust and resentment. I can’t promise this is the answer to all our problems, but it’s a start.” — Hizdahr
 

Episode 5: “Kill the Boy”

“‘And though Daenerys maintains her grip on Slaver’s Bay, forces rise against her from within and without. She refuses to leave until the freedom of the former slaves is secure.’ She sounds like quite a woman.” — Sam
“And she’s alone, under siege, no family to guide her or protect her. Her last relation thousands of miles away, useless, dying.” — Maester Aemon
“Don’t say that, Maester Aemon.” — Sam
“A Targaryen, alone in the world, is a terrible thing.” — Maester Aemon
 
“You will find little joy in your command. But with luck, you will find the strength to do what needs to be done. Kill the boy, Jon Snow. Winter is almost upon us. Kill the boy, and let the man be born.” — Maester Aemon
 
“What if I unchained you?” — Jon
“Why would you do that?” — Tormund
“Because you are not my enemy. And I’m not yours.” — Jon
“You sure seemed like my enemy when you were killing my friends.” — Tormund
“For 8,000 years the Night’s Watch have sworn an oath to be the shield that guards the realms of men. And for 8,000 years we’ve fallen short of that oath. You belong to the realms of men. All of you.” — Jon
“And now everything is going to change?” — Tormund
“It is.” — Jon
“Why now?” — Tormund
“Because now I am Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.” — Jon
 
“We’ve been fighting them all for thousands of years. They’ve slaughtered villages. They’ve slaughtered our brothers.” — Alliser Thorne
“And we’ve slaughtered theirs.” — Jon
 
“It must be difficult for you being in a strange place.” — Walda
“This isn’t a strange place. This is my home. It’s the people who are strange.” — Sansa
 
“Why does the Citadel have the biggest library?” — Gilly
“It’s where they train the maesters.” — Sam
“Like Maester Aemon?” — Gilly
“I wanted to be one when I was young. Instead, I became a man of the Night’s Watch. Far more adventure up here anyway. I wouldn’t have met you.” — Sam
 
“I’ve seen it, Your Grace.” — Sam
“Seen what?” — Stannis
“The army of the dead. And when they come…” — Sam
“We have to know how to fight them. Keep reading, Samwell Tarly.” — Stannis
 
“Are you ashamed? You were ambushed, outnumbered. There was no way you could have known.” — Missandei
“This is not why. Wounded in war, there is no shame for this. I am ashamed because when the knife go in and I fall to the ground, I am afraid.” — Grey Worm
“All men fear death.” — Missandei
“No, not death. I fear I never again see Missandei from the Island of Naath.” — Grey Worm
 
“Your Grace, I think that I am not fit to have an opinion on these matters.” — Missandei
“You are as fit as anyone I know. You know why I’m here. And you know who will suffer the most if this all falls apart. So what do you think?” — Dany
“I can only tell you what I have seen, Your Grace. I have seen you listen to your counselors. I have seen you lean on their experience when your own was lacking and weigh the choices they put before you. And I have seen you ignore your counselors, because there was a better choice. One that only you could see.” — Missandei
 
“The Smoking Sea. How many centuries before we learn how to build cities like this again? Thousands of years the Valyrians were the best in the world at almost everything. And then…” — Tyrion
“And then they weren’t.” — Jorah
“And then they weren’t.” — Tyrion
 

Episode 6: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

“A man called the Hound. Sandor Clegane. He tried to sell me but was wounded in a fight. He begged me to kill him but I wouldn’t. I left him in the mountains to die. I wanted him to suffer, I hated him…I hated him…I hated him! That’s not a lie!” — Arya
“The girl lies. To me. To the Many Faced God. To herself.” — Jaqen
 
“Why Daenerys? Why is she worth all this? As I recall, the Mormonts fought against the Targaryens during Robert’s Rebellion.” — Tyrion
“Do you believe in anything?” — Jorah
“I believe in many things.” — Tyrion
“In something greater than ourselves, I mean. The Gods. Destiny. Do you believe there’s a plan for this world?” — Jorah
“No.” — Tyrion
“Neither did I. I was a cynic, just like you. Then I saw a girl step into a great fire with three stone eggs. When the fire burned out I thought I’d find her blackened bones. Instead I found her. Daenerys. Alive and unhurt. Holding her baby dragons. Have you ever heard baby dragons singing?” — Jorah
“No.” — Tyrion
“It’s hard to be a cynic after that.” — Jorah
“Doesn’t mean she’s going to be a great queen.” — Tyrion
“No it doesn’t.” — Jorah
“The Targaryens are famously insane. What if she conquers the world? Then what? 1,000 years of peace and prosperity?” — Tyrion
“First we have to conquer the world.” — Jorah
“We? Alright, let’s assume your dreams come true. She’s ecstatic when you bring her this enemy dwarf. She hacks off my head and restores your position. You command her army, sail to Westeros, defeat all your enemies, then watch as she climbs those steps and sits on the Iron Throne. Hurrah, long live the Queen. Then what?” — Tyrion
“Then she rules.” — Jorah
“So a woman who has not spent a single day of her adult life in Westeros becomes the ruler of Westeros? That’s justice?” — Tyrion
“She is the rightful heir.” — Jorah
“Why, because her father who burned living men for amusement was the king?” — Tyrion
 
“Step carefully, Lord Baelish. You’ll find that there’s little tolerance for flesh peddlers in the new King’s Landing.” — Lancel
“We both peddle fantasies, Brother Lancel. Mine just happen to be entertaining.” — Littlefinger
 
“One’s choice of companion is a curious thing.” — Littlefinger, to Cersei” — Littlefinger
 
“This song really is all about the ending.” — Bronn
 
“Rumors and gossip, that’s all they got. It’s theater, nothing more. If they arrested all the pillow biters in King’s Landing there’d be no room left in the dungeons for anyone else.” — Lady Olenna
 
“What was your name again?” — Sansa
“Myranda.” — Myranda
“And how long have you loved him, Myranda? Did you imagine that he would be with you forever, is that it? Then I came along and ruined it. I am Sansa Stark of Winterfell. This is my home and you can’t frighten me.” — Sansa
 

Episode 7: “The Gift Script”

“I’m Lord Bolton’s eldest son.” — Ramsay
“But you’re a bastard, a true born will always have the stronger claim.” — Sansa
“I’ve been naturalized by a royal decree of—” — Ramsay
“Tommen Baratheon. Another bastard.” — Sansa
Bastards can rise high in the world. Like your half-brother Jon Snow. Born The Bastard of Winterfell, now the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.” — Ramsay
 
“I’ve trusted in your visions, in your prophecies for years.” — Stannis
“You saw it yourself, my king, when you stared into the flames. A great battle in the snow.” — Melisandre
“I don’t know what I saw.” — Stannis
“You do know. Trust yourself.” — Melisandre
“And you, do you trust yourself?” — Stannis
“I trust in the Lord.” — Melisandre
“Are you sure?” — Stannis
“I have seen myself walk along the battlements of Wintefell. I have seen the flayed men banners lowered to the ground.” — Melisandre
 
“A rare find for the fighting pits, my friends. Not your usual street tough old drunken pirate. This one’s a Westerosi knight from an ancient house, trained in sword and lance. He fought beside the Stag King Robert on the far side of the Narrow Sea. He was first from the breach during the siege of Pyke, slaughtering 50 men with his flaming sword. He killed the great Khal Drogo in single combat. Betrayed by his woman, he sold himself into slavery to repay his debts. Bidding begins at 12 gold honors.” — Malko
 
“Everyone has a choice. Even slaves have a choice: death or slavery.” — Daario
 
“On the day of the Great Games, gather all the great masters, and wise masters, and worthy masters you can find, and slaughter them all.” — Daario
“I am a queen. Not a butcher.” — Dany
“All rulers are either butchers or meat.” — Daario
 
“A man of the people, is that your game? It’s an old game. dull and unconvincing. A man of the people who does Cersei’s dirty work for her.” — Lady Olenna
“The people always do the dirty work.” — High Sparrow
 
“I imagine this is strange for you. Everyone you meet has a hidden motive, and you pride yourself on slitting in and out. But I’m telling you a simple truth: I serve the gods. The gods demand justice.” — High Sparrow
“How do they communicate their demands? By raven or horse?” — Lady Olenna
 
“Have you ever served the field, Lady Olenna? Have you ever reaped the grain? Has anyone in House Tyrell? A lifetime of wealth and power has left you blind in one eye. You are the few. We are the many. And when the many stop fearing the few…” — High Sparrow
 
“No matter who you are, no matter how strong you are, sooner or later, you’ll face circumstances beyond your control.
Events you couldn’t possibly have anticipated or prevented even if you had. You cannot blame yourself for fate. Your father, your brother, your grandfather; I was Queen of the Seven Kingdoms and what could I do? Hold them as they left this world. Kissed their heads after they’d gone.” — Cersei
 
“You’ve always been rather impressed with yourself, haven’t you?” — Lady Olenna
“The past is the past. The future is all that’s worth discussing.” — Littlefinger
 
“If one or both of them were to confess before the trial…” — Cersei
“Then they will be at The Mother’s mercy.” — High Sparrow
“What does The Mother’s mercy entail?” — Cersei
“It depends on the situation. The acts themselves, the degree of contrition.” — High Sparrow
 
“Did you know this chapel is one of the oldest structures in King’s Landing?” — High Sparrow
“I think I may have heard at one point.” — Cersei
“Baelor built his sept around it. But men worshipped here long before him…Who carved this altar, do you know?” — High Sparrow
“I’m afraid I don’t.” — Cersei
“No one does. There’s no name on it. Or anywhere else in the chapel. The people who built this place didn’t inflict their vanity on the people who came after them. The way Baelor did with that great gilded monstrosity out there. Their faith was clean…Strip away the gold and the ornaments, knock down the statues and the pillars, and this is what remains. Something simple, solid, and true. The Tyrell’s finery will be stripped away. Their lives knocked down, their true hearts laid bare for all to see. And so it will be for all of us, high and low alike. What will we find when we strip away your finery?” — High Sparrow
 
“Look at me. Look at my face. It’s the last thing you’ll see before you die.” — Cersei, to Septa
 

Episode 8: “Hardhome”

“You will not speak. How do I know you are who you say you are?” — Dany
“If only I were otherwise.” — Tyrion
 
“When I was a young man I heard a story about a baby born during the worst storm in living memory. She had no wealth, no lands, no army, only a name and a handful of supporters, most of whom probably thought they could use that name to benefit themselves. They kept her alive, moving her from place to place, often hours ahead of the men who had been sent to kill her. She was eventually sold off to some warlord on the edge of the world and that appeared to be that. And then a few years later the most well-informed person I knew told me that this girl without wealth, lands, or armies had somehow acquired all 3 in a very short span of time, along with three dragons. He thought she was our best, last chance to build a better world. I thought you were worth meeting at the very least.” — Tyrion
“And why are you worth meeting? Why should I spend my time listening to you?” — Dany
“Because you can not build a better world on your own. You have no one at your side who understands that land you want to rule. The strengths and the weaknesses of the houses that will either support or oppose you.” — Tyrion
“I have a very large army and very large dragons.” — Dany
“Killing and politics aren’t always the same thing.” — Tyrion
 
“A ruler who kills those that are devoted to her is not a ruler that inspires devotion. And you’re going to need to inspire devotion, and lots of it, if you’re ever going to rule across the Narrow Sea.” — Tyrion
 
“She will no longer turn left onto Ragman Lane. She will turn right and go to Ragman Harbor.” — Jaqen
“What will she do there?” —
“She will see.” — Jaqen
“See what?” —
“How can a man tell a girl this. If he knew what she would see, there would be no reason to send her.” — Jaqen
 
“She is not ready.” — Waif
“Perhaps she is, perhaps she’s not.” — Jaqen
“And if she’s not?” — Waif
“It is all the same to the Many Faced God.” — Jaqen
 
“The trial will take place. The High Sparrow will be presenting a substantial case against you.” — Qyburn
“The charges?” — Cersei
“Fornication, treason, incest, the murder of King Robert.” — Qyburn
“All lies.” — Cersei
“Of course, Your Grace. My concern is that The Faith does not adhere to the same standards of proof as the crown. And I hope you’ll excuse me for saying it, but belief is so often the death of reason.” — Qyburn
 
“Some day if you decide not to execute me, I’ll tell you all about why I killed my father. And on that day, should it ever come, we’ll need more wine than this.” — Tyrion
“I know what my father was. What he did. I know the Mad King earned his name.” — Dany
“So here we sit, two terrible children of two terrible fathers.” — Tyrion
“I’m terrible?” — Dany
“I’ve heard stories.” — Tyrion
“Why did you travel to the other side of the world to meet someone terrible?” — Dany
“To see if you were the right kind of terrible.” — Tyrion
“Which kind is that?” — Dany
“The kind that prevents your people from being even more so.” — Tyrion
 
“It’s not impossible that Varys was right about you after all.” — Tyrion
“Varys? King Robert’s spy master?” — Dany
“Yes. He was the one who convinced me to come find you. He was my travelling companion before Ser Jorah seized that role for himself.” — Tyrion
“Jorah sent my secrets to Varys. For 20 years the spider oversaw the campaign to find and kill me.” — Dany
“He did what he had to do to survive. He did a lot of other things that he didn’t have to do. I suspect he’s the main reason you weren’t slaughtered in your crib.” — Tyrion
“But you trust him?” — Dany
“Yes, oddly. He might be the only person in the world that I trust. Besides my brother.” — Tyrion
 
“You’re going to advise me, while you can still speak in complete sentences.” — Dany
“Advise you on what?” — Tyrion
“How to get what I want.” — Dany
“The Iron Throne. Perhaps you should try wanting something else.” — Tyrion
“If I want jokes I’ll get myself a proper fool.” — Dany
“I’m not entirely joking. There’s more to the world than Westeros after all. How many hundreds of thousands of lives have you changed for the better here? Perhaps this is where you belong. Where you can do the most good.” — Tyrion
 
“Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell. They’re all just spokes on a wheel. This one’s on top, then that ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing the people on the ground.” — Dany
“It’s a beautiful dream. Stopping the wheel. You’re not the first person to have dreamt it.” — Tyrion
“I’m not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel.” — Dany
 
“Confess.” — Septa
“I can make sure you die in the most hideous way imaginable, and all I do is sit here imagining ways for you to die.” — Cersei
 
“Wildlings are people, just like us. There are good ones and bad ones.” — Sam, to Olly
 
“But what if we let the wildings through the gates and they cut our throats while we sleep?” — Olly
“Jon’s taking a risk, but he has to. We don’t stand a chance otherwise. Sometimes a man has to make hard choices, choices that might look wrong to others but you know are right in the long run.” — Sam
“You believe that?” — Olly
“With all my heart.” — Sam
 
“You trust me, Jon Snow?” — Tormund
“Does that make me a fool?” — Jon
“We are fools together now.” — Tormund
 
“We’re not friends. We’ve never been friends. We won’t become friends today. This isn’t about friendship. This is about survival. This is about putting a 700 foot wall between you and what’s out there.” — Jon
“You built that wall to keep us out.” — Karsi
 
“Dragonglass. A man of the Night’s Watch used one of these daggers to kill a walker.” — Jon
“You saw this?” — Loboda
“No. But I trust the man.” — Jon
“There are old stories about Dragonglass.” — Karsi
“There are old stories about ice spiders big as hounds.” — Loboda
“And with the things we’ve seen you don’t believe them?” — Karsi
 
“None of you saw Mance die! I did. The Southern King who broke our army, Stannis, wanted to burn him alive to send him a message. Jon Snow defied that cunt’s orders. His arrow was mercy. What it did took courage, and that’s what we need today: the courage to make peace with men we’ve been fighting for generations.” — Tormund
“I lost my father, my uncle, and 2 brothers fighting the damn crows.” — Karsi
” I’m not asking you to forget your dead. I’ll never forget mine. I lost 50 brothers the night that Mance attacked the wall. But I’m asking you to think about your children now. ” — Jon
 
“My ancestors would spit on me if I broke bread with a crow.” — Loboda
“So would mine, but fuck ’em, they’re dead.” — Karsi
 

Episode 9: “The Dance of Dragons”

“You have a good heart, Jon Snow. It will get us all killed.” — Alliser Thorne
 
“Ser Byron Swann wanted to kill the dragon Vhagar. He polished his shield for a week, til the steel was like a mirror. Then he crouched behind it, and crept forward, hoping the dragon would only see his own reflection.” — Shireen
“But the dragon only saw a dumb man, holding a mirrored shield.” — Davos
“And burnt him to a crisp.” — Shireen
 
“I’ll be gone for a few days, Princess. I’ll want to hear all about the dance of dragons when I’m back.” — Davos
“You’ll just have to read it yourself.” — Shireen
 
“We are not gamblers here at the Iron Bank, Lord Tyrell.” — Tycho
You are the world’s best gamblers. And all those bets you won built this.” — Mace Tyrell
 
“You think I disapprove. Why? Because people disapprove of that sort of thing where you are from? They disapproved of Oberyn and me where you are from. Here, no one blinked an eye. 100 years ago, no one would have blinked an eye at you if you had been named Targaryen. It’s always changing, who we’re supposed to love and who we’re not. The only thing that stays the same is that we want who we want.” — Ellaria, to Jaime
 
“I know your daughter had no part in the terrible thing that happened to the man I loved. Perhaps even you were innocent of that.” — Ellaria, to Jaime
 
“If you had to choose between Rhaenyra and Aegon, who would you have chosen?” — Stannis
“I wouldn’t have chosen either. It’s all the choosing sides that made things so horrible.” — Shireen
“Sometimes a person has to choose. Sometimes the world forces his hand. If a man knows what he is and remains true to himself, the choice is not choice at all. He must fulfill his destiny and become who he is meant to be. However much he may hate it.” — Stannis
 
“There’s always been more than enough death in the world for my taste. I can do without it in my leisure time.” — Tyrion
“Fair enough, yet, it’s an unpleasant question, but what great thing has ever been accomplished without killing or cruelty?” —
“It’s easy to confuse what is with what ought to be. Especially when what is has worked in your favor.” — Tyrion
 
“One day your great city will return to the dirt as well.” — Dany
“At your command?” — Hizdahr
“If need be.” — Dany
“How many people will die to make this happen?” — Hizdahr
“If it comes to that they would have died for a good reason.” — Dany
“Those men think they’re dying for a good reason.” — Hizdahr, about the men in the fighting pits
“Someone else’s reason.” — Dany
“So your reasons are true, and theirs are false. They don’t know their own minds, but you do?” — Hizdahr
 

Episode 10: “Mother’s Mercy”

“So what are you gonna do?” — Sam
“I’m gonna hope they don’t learn how to climb the wall.” — Jon
“But, the Dragonglass?” — Sam
“No one’s ever getting that back, now. It wouldn’t have mattered anyway, unless we had a mountain of it.” — Jon
 
“I’ll be more use to you as a Maester. More use to everyone now that Maester Aemon’s gone. The Citadel has the world’s greatest library. I’ll learn about history, strategy, healing. And other things. Things that will help when they come.” — Sam
 
“In the name of Renly of House Baratheon, First of his Name, Rightful King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm, I, Brienne of Tarth, sentence you to die. Do you have any last words?” — Brienne
“Go on, do your duty.” — Stannis
 
“The faces are for no one. You are still someone. And to someone, the faces are as good as poison.” — Jaqen
 
“You love her, don’t you? How could you not. Of course, it’s hopeless for the both of you. Sellsword from the fighting pits, a disgraced knight. Neither one of you is fit consort for a queen. But, we always want the wrong woman.” — Tyrion
 
“Well, she didn’t execute me, so that’s a promising start. Now the heroes are off to find her, and I’m stuck here, trying to placate a city on the brink of civil war. Any advice for an old comrade?” — Tyrion
“Information is the key. You need to learn your enemies’ strengths and strategies. You need to learn which of your friends are not your friends.” — Varys
“If only I knew someone with a vast network of spies.” — Tyrion
“If only. A grand old city, choking on violence, corruption, and deceit. Who could possibly have any experience managing such a massive, ungainly beast?” — Varys
“I did miss you.” — Tyrion
“Oh, I know.” — Varys
 
“There are those who say your children were not fathered by King Robert. That they are bastards born of incest and adultery.” — High Sparrow
“A lie. A lie from the lips of Stannis Baratheon. He wants the Throne, but his brother’s children stand in his way, so he claims they are not his brothers. The filth. There is not one shred of truth to it. I deny it.” — Cersei
“Good. But these are terrible charges. And the realm must know the truth of them. If Your Grace has given honest testimony, your trial will prove your innocence.” — High Sparrow
“Trial? I have confessed?” — Cersei
“To a single sin. Others you have denied. Your trial will separate the truths from the falsehoods.” — High Sparrow
 

Season Six

Episode 1: “The Red Woman”

“I saw him in the flames, fighting at Winterfell.” — Melisandre
“I can’t speak for the flames, but he’s gone.” — Davos
 
“Lord Commander Snow did what he thought was right, I’ve no doubt about that. And what he thought was right would have been the end of us. He thrust a terrible choice upon us, and we made it.” — Alliser Thorne
 
“I thought if I could make something so good, so pure…maybe I’m not a monster.” — Cersei
“Listen to me. She was my daughter and I failed her.” — Jaime
“No, I knew this would happen. The witch told me years ago. She promised me three children. She promised me they’d die. ‘And gold their shrouds.’ Everything she said came true. You couldn’t have stopped it. It’s prophecy. It’s fate.” — Cersei
“You don’t believe that.” — Jaime
“Of course I do. You told me yourself when Father died. You said we had to stay together. You said people would try to tear us apart, take what’s ours. That was a prophecy, too. I didn’t listen to you, and everything you said came true.” — Cersei
“Fuck prophecy. Fuck fate. Fuck everyone who isn’t us. We’re the only ones who matter, the only ones in this world. And everything they’ve taken from us, we’re going to take back and more. We’re going to take everything there is.” — Jaime
 
“I always envied Oberyn. He lived. He truly lived. Sailed around the world. Fought men from every country. Lay with the most beautiful women alive.” — Prince Doran
“And men.” — Ellaria
“And men. He experienced everything, while I sat here in Dorne trying my best to keep my people alive and well fed. But that is life. We each have our roles. Oberyn was born to be an adventurer. And I was born to rule.” — Prince Doran
 
“We’re never going to fix what’s wrong with this city from the top of an 800-foot pyramid….We’ll be fine. We’re dressed like common merchants.” — Tyrion
“You walk like a rich person.” — Varys
“You’ve spent a lot of time studying the way rich people walk?” — Tyrion
“You walk as though the paving stones were your personal property. I used to steal from people like you when I was a boy.” — Varys
 
“Fear has brought Meereen to a standstill. Whoever you are, wherever you go, someone in this city wants to murder you. We can’t fight an enemy we don’t know.” — Tyrion
 
“Perhaps she’s tired of being queen. I don’t think she likes it very much.” — Daario
“She’s too smart to like it.” — Jorah
 
“Blue-eyed women are witches.” — Dothraki Wife #1
“It is known.” — Dothraki Wife #2
“Cut off her head, before she casts a spell on you.” — Dothraki Wife #1
 
“Seeing a beautiful woman naked for the first time, what is better than that?” — Khal Moro
“Killing another Khal?” — Bloodrider #1
“Yes, killing another Khal.” — Khal Moro
“Conquering a city and taking her people as slaves, and taking her idols back to Vaes Dothrak.” — Bloodrider #2
“Breaking a wild horse, forcing it to submit to your will.” — Bloodrider #3
“Seeing a beautiful woman naked for the first time is among the five best things in life.” — Khal Moro
 
“I am Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar of the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.” — Dany
“You are nobody, the millionth of your name, Queen of Nothing, slave of Khal Moro. Tonight I will lie with you, and if the Great Stallion is kind, you will give me a son. Do you understand?” — Khal Moro
 

Episode 2: “Home”

“You finally show me something I care about and then you drag me away.” — Bran
“It is beautiful beneath the sea, but if you stay too long, you’ll drown.” — Three-Eyed Raven
 
“Wylis.” — Bran
“Hodor.” — Hodor
“I saw you as a boy. You could talk. What happened?” — Bran
“Hodor.” — Hodor
 
“You would spill blood in this holy place?” — High Sparrow
“Oh, the gods won’t mind. They’ve spilled more blood than the rest of us combined.” — Jaime
 
“They should be closer if you mean for them to save you.” — Jaime
“I don’t. They’d never reach me before you struck.” — High Sparrow
“I’ve fought against worse odds.” — Jaime
“No doubt many of us would fall. But who are we, hmm? We have no names, no family. Every one of us is poor and powerless. And yet together, we can overthrow an empire.” — High Sparrow
 
“Dragons do not do well in captivity.” — Tyrion
“How do you know this?” — Missandei
“That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.” — Tyrion
 
“Dragons are intelligent. More intelligent than men according to some maesters. They have affection for their friends and fury for their enemies. I am their friend.” —
“Do they know that?” — Varys
“They will.” — Tyrion
 
“When I was a child an uncle asked what gift I wanted for my name day. I begged him for one of you. ‘It wouldn’t even have to be a big dragon,’ I told him. ‘It could be little, like me.’ Everyone laughed like it was the funniest thing they had ever heard. Then my father told me the last dragon had died a century ago. I cried myself to sleep that night…But here you are.” — Tyrion
 
“If you acquire a reputation as a mad dog, you’ll be treated as a mad dog. Taken out back and slaughtered for pig feed.” — Roose Bolton, to Ramsay
 
“Maester Wolkan, send ravens to all the Northern houses. Roose Bolton is dead. Poisoned by our enemies…How did he die?” — Ramsay
“”…Poisoned by his enemies.” — Maester Wolkan
 
“How did she look?” — Sansa
“She looked good. She wasn’t exactly dressed like a lady.” — Brienne
“No, she wouldn’t be.” — Sansa
 
“I should’ve gone with you while I had the chance.” — Sansa
“It was a difficult choice, my lady. We’ve all had to make difficult choices.” — Brienne
 
“When you take the black, all your crimes are forgiven.” — Sansa
“I don’t want to be forgiven. I can never make amends to your family for all the things that I’ve done.” — Theon
 
“What is dead may never die…Has the custom changed since I’ve been gone? Aren’t you supposed to repeat the words?” — Euron
“You can mock our god without my help.” — Balon
“I don’t mock the Drowned God. I am the Drowned God. From Oldtown to Qarth, when men see my sails, they pray.” — Euron
 
“I heard you lost your mind during the storm on the Jade Sea. They tied you to the mast to keep you from jumping overboard.” — Balon
“They did.” — Euron
“And when the storm passed, you cut out their tongues.” — Balon
“I needed silence.” — Euron
“What kind of an Ironborn loses his senses during a storm?” — Balon
“I am the storm, brother. The first storm and the last.” — Euron
 
“I met a man who came back from the dead, but the priest who did it..It shouldn’t have been possible.” — Melissandre
“But it was. It could be now.” — Davos
“Not for me.” — Melissandre
“Not for you? I saw you drink poison that should’ve killed you. I saw you give birth to a demon made of shadows.” — Davos
“Everything I believed, the great victory I saw in the flames, all of it was a lie…You were right all along; the Lord never spoke to me.” — Melissandre
“Fuck him, then. Fuck all of them. I’m not a devout man, obviously. Seven Gods, drowned gods, tree gods, it’s all the same. I’m not asking the Lord of Light for help. I’m asking the woman who showed me that miracles exist.” — Davos
“I never had this gift.” — Melissandre
“Have you ever tried?” — Davos
 

Episode 3: “Oathkeeper”

“What do you remember?” — Davos
“They stabbed me. Olly…he put a knife in my heart. I shouldn’t be here.” — Jon
“The lady brought you back.” — Davos
“Afterwards, after they stabbed you, after you died, where did you go? What did you see?” — Melisandre
“Nothing. There was nothing at all.” — Jon
“The Lord let you come back for a reason. Stannis was not the prince who was promised, but someone has to be.” — Melisandre
 
“You were dead. And now you’re not. That’s completely fucking mad, seems to me. I can only imagine how it seems to you.” — Davos
“I did what I thought was right. And I got murdered for it. And now I’m back. Why?” — Jon
“I don’t know. Maybe we’ll never know. What does it matter? You go on. You fight for as long as you can. You clean up as much of the shit as you can.” — Davos
“I don’t know how to do that. I thought I did, but…I failed.” — Jon
“Good. Now go fail again.” — Davos
 
“They think you’re some kind of god. The man who returned from the dead.” — Tormund
“I’m not a god.” — Jon
“I know that. I saw your pecker. What kind of god would have a pecker that small?” — Tormund
 
“Did I ever tell you I used to think the sea was called the see because it was nothing but water as far as the eye could see?” — Gilly
“I don’t think so.” — Sam
“Sea, see. They’re spelled different, but they sound the same.” — Gilly
“Yeah, they do.” — Sam
“It was before I learned how to read, obviously.” — Gilly
 
“He’s better than my father.” — Bran, about Arthur Dayne
“Far better.” — Three-Eyed Raven
“But Father beat him.” — Bran
“Did he?” — Three-Eyed Raven
“I know he did. Heard the story a thousand times…He stabbed him in the back…” — Bran
 
“Take me back there. I want to go back.” — Bran
“No.” — Three-Eyed Raven
“He heard me.” — Bran
“Maybe. Maybe he heard the wind.” — Three-Eyed Raven
“He heard me.” — Bran
“The past is already written. The ink is dry.” — Three-Eyed Raven
 
“What’s in that tower? I want to go back there.” — Bran
“I’ve told you many times, stay too long where you don’t belong and you will never return.” — Three-Eyed Raven
“Why do I want to return? So I can be a cripple again? So I can talk to an old man in a tree?” — Bran
“You think I wanted to sit here for 1,000 years watching the world from a distance as the roots grew through me?” — Three-Eyed Raven
“So why did you?” — Bran
“I was waiting for you.” — Three-Eyed Raven
“I don’t want to be you.” — Bran
“I don’t blame you. You won’t be here forever. You won’t be an old man in a tree. But before you leave, you must learn.” — Three-Eyed Raven
“Learn what?” — Bran
“Everything.” — Three-Eyed Raven
 
“A wise man once said the truth history of the world is the history of great conversation in elegant rooms.” — Tyrion
 
“You were the wife of the Great Khal. You thought he would conquer the world with you at his side. He didn’t. I was the wife of the Great Khal. Khal Savo. I thought he would conquer the world with me at his side. You’re young. We were all young once. But we all understand the way things are. You will learn as well, if you are fortunate enough to stay with us.” — Dothraki Matron
 
“The Unsullied and the Second Songs are foreign soldiers brought here by a foreign queen to destroy our city and our history.” — Vala
I understand. Well, that makes perfect sense from your perspective. I have a different perspective, of course. I think it’s important that you try to see things from my perspective just as I will try to see them from yours. Because that is the only way that I can make you and Dom happy. That is how you pronounce it, Dom? I’m afraid I don’t really speak the language. Such a handsome boy. Those big, brown eyes. Good luck keeping the ladies away.” — Varys
“Yes, you’re a true liberator, aren’t you? You won’t torture me, you’ll just threaten my son.” — Vala
“Children are blameless. I have never hurt them. Your boy is in no immediate danger, this I swear to you. But between us, dear, you did conspire to kill the queen’s soldiers. We both know the penalty for that crime. How will poor Dom get on without his mother? And with his breathing problem.” — Varys
“If I tell you anything, they’ll kill me. So either you kill me or they do.” — Vala
“Yes, from your perspective, this is a problem.” — Varys
 
“I still don’t understand why you want to put her through any more than she’s already endured.” — Tommen
“It’s not what I want. It’s what the gods want. They make their will known to us and it’s up to us to either accept or reject it. If we’re to be just and good, then we accept it, all of us, even kings. A true leader avails himself of the wisest council he can. And no one is wiser than the gods.” — High Sparrow
“My grandfather once said something similar. Except for the part about the gods.” — Tommen
“The gods worked through him whether he knew it or not. As they work through your mother. There’s so much good in all of us. The best we can do is to help each other bring it out.” — High Sparrow
 
“Tell me about The Hound.” — Waif
“Also dead…Arya Stark left him to die. He was on her list…He was not on her list anymore. She’d taken him off it.” — Arya
“Why? Didn’t she want him dead any longer?” — Waif
“She did and she did not.” — Arya
“She sounds confused.” — Waif
“Yes, she was.” — Arya
 
“I had a choice, Lord Commander. Betray you or betray the Night’s Watch. You brought an army of wildlings into our lands. An army of muderers and raiders. If I had to do it all over knowing where I’d end up, I pray I’d make the right choice again.” — Alliser Thorne
“I’m sure you would, Ser Alliser.” — Jon
“I fought, I lost. Now I rest. But you, Lord Snow, you’ll be fighting their battles forever.” — Alliser Thorne
 
“What do you want me to do with this?” — Edd
“Wear it. Burn it. Whatever you want. You have Castle Black…My watch has ended.” — Jon
 

Episode 4: “Book of the Stranger”

“Will you stay here at Castle Black?” — Davos
“I will do as Jon Snow commands.” — Melisandre
“You serve Jon Snow now?” — Davos
“He’s the prince that was promised.” — Melisandre
“Forgive me, my lady, I thought that was Stannis.” — Davos
 
“We’ve met before. I was Kingsguard to Renly Baratheon. Before Renly was assassinated with bloodmagic.” — Brienne
“That’s in the past now.” — Davos
“Yes, it’s in the past. It doesn’t mean I forget. Or forgive. He admitted it, you know.” — Brienne
“Who did?” — Davos
“Stannis. Just before I executed him.” — Brienne
 
“I don’t make peace with the queen’s enemies. I kill the queen’s enemies.” — Grey Worm
“Yes, that’s the military approach. And how has that worked here in Meereen? I represent the diplomatic approach.” — Tyrion
“Our queen tried to make peace with the Masters and they tried to murder her.” — Missandei
“We enter these negotiations with open eyes. Trust me. My own recent experience with slavery has taught me the horrors of that institution.” — Tyrion
“How many days were you a slave?” — Missandei
“Long enough to know.” — Tyrion
“Not long enough to understand.” — Missandei
 
“When we last met, I offered her ships so she could return to Westeros where she belongs. She refused them.” — Razdal
“She refused them because hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children still lived in chains.” — Missandei
“As they have since the dawn of time.” — Razdal
“Not anymore.” — Grey Worm
“You think you’re a free man now? You still follow orders. Just because your master has silver hair and tits doesn’t mean she’s not a master.” — Yezzan
“Friends, friends, friends, please. There have always been those with wealth and power and those with nothing. That is the way of the world. I’m not here to change the way of the world.” — Tyrion
“Slavery is the way of our world.” — Yezzan
 
“Do not use me for your lies.” — Grey Worm
“Those men respect you.” — Tyrion
“They respect me because they know who I am. They know I am loyal.” — Grey Worm
“As do I.” — Tyrion
“I am loyal to my queen, not you. If you betray her work, you are my enemy.” — Grey Worm
“I am not betraying her work. I am trying to save her city.” — Tyrion
“You promised the slavers they could keep slavery.” — Missandei
“For a short time.” — Tyrion
“even years is not a short time for a slave.” — Missandei
“You’re right. Slavery is a horror that should be ended at once. War is a horror that should be ended at once. I can’t do both today.” — Tyrion
“You are wrong to trust these men.” — Grey Worm
“I don’t trust the Masters. I trust their self-interest. They’re trustworthy if they’re convinced that working with me is in their self-interest.” — Tyrion
“You don’t know them. You don’t understand them. We are not human in their eyes. They look at me and see a weapon. They look at her and see a whore.” — Grey Worm
“They look at me and they see a misshapen little beast. Their contempt is their weakness. They’ll underestimate us every time and we will use that to our advantage.” — Tyrion
“You will not use them. They will use you. That is what they do.” — Grey Worm
 
“Must make you angry that our queen chose me.” — Daario
“Makes me sad. You’ll disappoint her before long. She’ll move on.” — Jorah
“We’ll all disappoint her before long.” — Daario
 
“We are not queens here, but the khals depend on us for our wisdom. Our lives have meaning.” — Dosh Khaleen Leader
“That is more than most have.” — Dany
 
“My father was a cobbler. He died with I was young and I took over his shop. He was a simple man and he made simple shoes. But I found that the more work I put into my shoes, the more people wanted them. Fine leather, ornamentation, detailing, and time. Time most of all. Dozens of hours spent on a single pair.” — High Sparrow
“Quality takes time.” — Margaery
“Yes. I imagine you’ve worn a year of someone’s life on your back.” — High Sparrow
 
“You don’t like Margaery, do you?” — Tommen
“Whether I like her or not is completely unimportant. Margaery is the queen. Queens must command respect. Kings even more so. Not just for their own sake, but for everyone’s. The High Sparrow has no respect for kings or queens. No respect for anything in this world. He has no use for the things of this world. He want to knock them down and replace them with what? With fantasies. With beggars in the street. With nothing.” — Cersei
 

Episode 5: “The Door”

“I made a mistake, a horrible mistake. I underestimated a stranger.” — Littlefinger
“The other things he did, ladies aren’t supposed to talk about those things, but I imagine brothel keepers talk about them all the time. I can still feel it. I don’t mean in my tender heart it still pains me so. I can still feel what he did in my body standing here right now.” — Sansa
“I’m so sorry.” — Littlefinger
“You said you would protect me.” — Sansa
“And I will. You must believe me when I tell you that I will.” — Littlefinger
“I don’t believe you anymore. I don’t need you anymore. You can’t protect me.” — Sansa
 
“It was you. You made the White Walkers.” — Bran
“We were at war. We were being slaughtered. Our sacred trees cut down. We needed to defend ourselves.” — Leaf
“From whom?” — Bran
“From you. From men.” — Leaf
 
It’s not enough for Meereen to have peace. They need to know Daenerys is responsible for it. The Sons of the Harpy have a good story. Resist the foreign invaders. Our queen has an even better story. Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains and all that.” — Tyrion
“The people know who brought them freedom.” — Missandei
“Yes, but do they know who brought them security? Who brought about an end to the violence? We need someone the people trust, someone they know who cannot be bought or influenced.” — Tyrion
“Sounds like quite the hero. Where would we find him?” — Varys
“Who said anything about ‘him?'” — Tyrion
 
“I suppose it’s hard for a fanatic to admit a mistake. Isn’t that the whole point of being a fanatic? You’re always right. Everything is the Lord’s will.” — Varys
“Everything is the Lord’s will. But men and women make mistakes. Even honest servants of the Lord.” — Kinvara
“And you, an honest servant of the lord, why should I trust you to know any more than the priestess who counseled Stannis?” — Varys
“My friend has a healthy skepticism of religion, but we are all loyal supporters of the queen.” — Tyrion
“Everyone is what they are and where they are for a reason. Terrible things happen for a reason. Take what happened to you, Lord Varys, when you were a child. If not for your mutilation at the hand of a second-rate sorcerer, you wouldn’t be here helping the Lord’s Chosen bring his light into the world. Knowledge has made you powerful. But there’s still so much you don’t know. Do you remember what you heard that night when the sorcerer tossed your parts in the fire? You heard a voice call out from the flames. Do you remember? Should I tell you what the voice said? Should I tell you the name of the one who spoke?…We serve the same queen. If you are her true friend, you have nothing to fear from me.” — Kinvara
 
“I may not know the North, but I know men. They’re more or less the same in any corner of the world and even the bravest of them don’t want to see their wives and children skinned for a lost cause. If Jon’s going to convince them to fight alongside him, they need to believe it’s a fight they can win.” — Davos, to Sansa
 
“Hold the door! Hold the door! Hold the door! Hold the door! Hol door! Hol door! Hol door! Hodor! Hodor! Hodor! Hodor!” — Wylis
 

Episode 6: “Blood of My Blood”

“All those stories I told myself about who I was and why I did the things I did. There were so many lies in those stories.” — Margaery
“I don’t understand.” —
“It’s all right. It really is. It’s such a relief to let go of those lies.” — Margaery
 
“I thought the Night’s Watch might make a man of you. Something resembling a man at least. You managed to stay soft and fat. Your nose buried in books. Spending your life reading about the achievements of better men. I’ll wager you still can’t sit a horse or wield a sword.” — Randyll Tarley
 
“I’m sorry I let him treat you that way. I was afraid he’d turn you and Little Sam away.” — Sam
“I’m not angry at you. I’m angry that horrible people can treat good people that way and get away with it.” — Gilly
 
“They have no idea how strong we are. No idea what we’re going to do to them…We’ve always been together. We’ll always be together. We’re the only two people in the world.” — Cersei
 
“So we ride for Meereen and after that we sail for Westeros. What then?” — Daario
“I take what is mine.” — Dany
“You weren’t made to sit on a chair in a palace.” — Daario
What was I made for?” — Dany
“You’re a conqueror, Daenerys Stormborn.” — Daario
 

Episode 7: “The Broken Man”

“In all my days I’ve never seen a man swing an ax like that. How many men did it take to cut you down?” — Brother Ray
“Just one.” — The Hound
“Ohh, he must have been some kind of monster.” — Brother Ray
“He was a woman.” — The Hound
 
“I was gonna give you a proper burial and then you coughed. Oh, nearly shit myself. I reckoned you were gonna die by the time I loaded you on the wagon, but you didn’t. Now, I reckoned you’d die a dozen more times over the next few days, but you didn’t. What kept you going?” — Brother Ray
“Hate.” — The Hound
“No, there’s a reason you’re still here.” — Brother Ray
“Aye, there’s a reason. I’m a big fucker and I’m tough to kill.” — The Hound
“No, a reason. Gods aren’t done with you yet.” — Brother Ray
“I’ve heard that before. Man was talking about a different god, though.” — The Hound
“Well, maybe he was right. I don’t know much about the gods.” — Brother Ray
“You’re in the wrong line of work.” — The Hound
“Oh, there’s plenty of pious sons of bitches who think they know the word of god or gods. I don’t. I don’t even know their real names. Maybe it is the Seven. Or maybe it’s the old gods. Or maybe it’s the Lord of Light. Or maybe they’re all the same fucking thing. I don’t know. What matters, I believe, is that there’s something greater than us. And whatever it is, it’s got plans for Sandor Clegane.” — Brother Ray
“You didn’t know me back in my time. You don’t know the things I’ve done.” — The Hound
“I’ve heard stories.” — Brother Ray
“If the gods are real, why haven’t they punished me?” — The Hound
“They have.” — Brother Ray
 
“For years I pretended to love the poor, the afflicted. I had pity for them, but I never loved them. They disgusted me.” — Margaery
“They are hard to love…The poor disgust us because they are us, shorn of our illusions. They show us what we’d look like without our fine clothes. How’d we smell without perfume.” — High Sparrow
 
“Remember Mance’s camp? It stretched all the way to the horizon. And look at us now. Look what’s left of us. And if we lose this, we’re gone. Dozens of tribes, hundreds of generations. Be like we were never there at all. We’ll be the last of the free folk.” — Dim Dalba
 
“We’re not clever like you southerners. When we say we’ll do something, we do it.” — Tormund, to Jon
 
“I wonder if you’re the worst person I’ve ever met. At a certain age, it’s hard to recall. But the truly vile do stand out through the years. Do you remember the way you smirked at me when my grandson and granddaughter were dragged off to their cells? I do. I’ll never forget it.” — Lady Olenna
 
“What’ll you do, then? You have no support. Not anymore. Your brother’s gone. The High Sparrow saw to that. The rest of your family have abandoned you. The people despise you. You’re surrounded by enemies, thousands of them. You’re going to kill them all by yourself? You’ve lost, Cersei. It’s the only joy I can find in all this misery.” — Lady Olenna
 
“Thank you, my lady. How many fighting men can we expect?” — Jon
“62.” — Lyanna Mormont
“62?” — Jon
“We are not a large house, but we’re a proud one. And every man from Bear Island fights with the strength of 10 mainlanders.” — Lyanna Mormont
“If they’re half as ferocious as their lady, the Boltons are doomed.” — Davos
 
“You clearly have no intention of saving your men’s lives. Why did you come to treat with me?” — Jaime
“Sieges are dull. And I wanted to see you in person, get the measure of you.” — Brynden
“Well, now you have.” — Jaime
“Aye, now I have. I’m disappointed.” — Brynden
 
“I was a soldier once. All my superiors thought I was brave. I wasn’t. I mean, I never ran from a fight. Only because I was afraid my friends would see I was afraid. That’s all I was, a coward. We followed orders no matter the orders. Burn that village. Fine, I’m your arsonist. Steal that farmer’s crops. Good, I’m your thief. Kill those young lads so they won’t take up arms against us. I’m your murderer. I remember once a woman screaming at us, calling us animals as we dragged her son from their hut. But we weren’t animals. Animals are true to their nature and we had betrayed ours. I cut that young boy’s throat myself as his mother screamed and my friends held her back. That night I felt such shame. Shame was so heavy on me, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep. All I could do was stare into that dark sky and listen to that mother screaming her son’s name. I’ll hear her screaming the rest of my life. Now, I know I can never bring that lad back. All I can do with time I’ve got left is bring a little goodness into the world. That’s all any of us can do, isn’t it? Never too late to stop robbing people, to stop killing people. Start helping people. It’s never too late to come back. And it’s not about waiting for the gods to answer your prayers. It’s not even about the gods. It’s about you. Learning you have to answer your prayers yourself.” — Brother Ray
 
“I’m done with fighting.” — Brother Ray
“Even if it’s to protect yourself?” — The Hound
“Violence is a disease. You don’t cure a disease by spreading it to more people.” — Brother Ray
“You don’t cure it by dying, either.” — The Hound
 

Episode 8: “No One”

“Where will you go?” — Lady Crane
“Essos is east and Westeros is west. But what’s west of Westeros?” — Arya
“I don’t know.” — Lady Crane
“Nobody does. That’s where all the maps stop.” — Arya
“The edge of the world, maybe.” — Lady Crane
“I’d like to see that.” — Arya
 
“Where’s the other one? The one with the yellow cloak.” — The Hound
“Fuck you!” — Gatins
“Those are your last words, fuck you? Come on, you can do better.” — The Hound
“Cunt!” — Gatins
“You’re shit at dying, you know that?” — The Hound
 
“From the fire she was reborn to remake the world. Daenerys is a gift from the Lord of Light to her children. If we are steadfast in our love for the Queen and her faithful advisors, no man will ever lock us in chains again.” — Red Priestess, to crowd
“I’d call that a successful gambit.” — Tyrion
“Would you?” — Varys
“Look around. The city has come back to life.” — Tyrion
“You made a pact with fanatics.” — Varys
“I did and it worked.” — Tyrion
“If you shaved your beard with a straight razor, you’d say the razor worked. That doesn’t mean it won’t cut your throat.” — Varys
 
“I’ll walk the rest of the way myself. I can’t go off on a secret mission in the company of the most famous dwarf in the city.” — Varys
“The most famous dwarf in the world.” — Tyrion
 
“Order your man to step aside or there will be violence.” — Lancel
“I choose violence.” — Cersei
 
“Are they in there?” — Bronn
“Mm-hmm.” — Podrick
“You think they’re fucking?” — Bronn
“What? No.” — Podrick
“Why not? I’d fuck her. You’d fuck her, wouldn’t you?” — Bronn
“I’m her squire.” — Podrick
“Oh. Well, he’d fuck her, that’s for sure. And she’s fuck him, don’t you think? The way she looks at him. The way all women look at him is frankly irritating.” — Bronn
 
“Lesson number one, assume everyone wants to hit you. ‘Cause they do, Pod. Everyone wants to hit a fucking squire.” — Bronn
 
“I never thought you’d find her. I just assumed Sansa was dead.” — Jaime
“Why would you assume that?” — Brienne
“In my experience, girls like her don’t live very long.” — Jaime
“I don’t think you know many girls like her.” — Brienne
 
“You gave it to me for a purpose. I’ve achieved that purpose.” — Brienne, of Oathkeeper
“It’s yours. It will always be yours.” — Jaime
 
“One last thing, Ser Jaime.” — Brienne
“Yes, Lady Brienne?” — Jaime
“Should I fail to persuade the Blackfish to surrender, and if you attack the castle, honor compels me to fight for Sansa’s kin.” — Brienne
“Of course it does.” — Jaime
“To fight you.” — Brienne
“Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.” — Jaime
 
“Your Grace…that old rumor you told me about. My little birds investigated.” — Qyburn
“And? Was it just a rumor or something more?” — Cersei
“More. Much more.” — Qyburn
 
“Why don’t you drink? Why don’t either of you ever drink?” — Tyrion
“Unsullied never drink.” — Grey Worm
“Why not?” — Tyrion
“Rules.” — Grey Worm
“And who made these rules? Your former masters? Those miserable old shits didn’t want you to be human. Have a drink with me…And you? What’s your excuse?” — Tyrion
“I have tried wine before. It made me feel funny.” — Missandei
“That’s how you know it’s working.” — Tyrion
 
“Yes, yes. Fermentation. One day, after our queen has taken the Seven Kingdoms, I’d like to have my own vineyard. Make my own wine. The Imp’s Delight. Only my close friends could drink it.” — Tyrion
 
“Two translators are on a sinking ship. The first says, ‘Do you know how to swim?’ The second says, ‘No, but I can shout for help in 19 languages.'” — Missandei
 
“More jokes!” — Missandei
“I once walked into a brothel with a honeycomb and a jackass. The madam says—” — Tyrion
 
“You understand. On some level you understand that you’re an evil man.” — Edmure
“I’ll leave the judgments to the gods.” — Jaime
“Well, that is convenient for you. You’re a fine-looking fellow, aren’t you? Your square jaw, your golden armor. Tell me, I want to know. I truly do. How do you live with yourself? All of us have to believe that we’re decent, don’t we? You have to sleep at night. How do you tell yourself that you’re decent after everything that you’ve done?” — Edmure
 
“She loved her children. I suppose all mothers do, but Catelyn and Cersei, there’s a fierceness you don’t often see. They’d do anything to protect their babies. Start a war. Burn cities to ash. Free their worst enemies. The things we do for love.” — Jaime
“You didn’t come here to talk about our sisters.” — Edmure
“That’s exactly why I came here. I love Cersei. You can laugh at that if you want. You can sneer. It doesn’t matter. She needs me. And to get back to her, I have to take Riverrun. I’ll send for your baby boy. And I’ll launch him into Riverrun with a catapult. Because you don’t matter to me, Lord Edmure. Your son doesn’t matter to me. The people in the castle don’t matter to me. Only Cersei. And if I have to slaughter every Tully who ever lived to get back to her, that’s what I’ll do.” — Jaime
 
“I was wrong. I admit it.” — Tyrion
“That changes nothing.” — Missandei
“The Unsullied could mount a defense off the beachhead. If the slavers’ forces—” — Tyrion
“No more talking from you. Your talking gave us this.” — Grey Worm
“And I have acknowledged that. I’m trying&mdash.” — Tyrion
“You’re trying to tell me what the army should do. You do not know what the army should do.” — Grey Worm
 
“You ought to join us. We could use you.” — Beric
“I tried joining. Didn’t work out for me.” — The Hound
“Clegane, we’re here for a reason. The Lord of Light is keeping Beric alive for a reason. He gave a failed, drunk priest the power to bring him back for a reason. We are part of something larger than ourselves.” — Thoros
“Lots of horrible shit in this world gets done for something larger than ourselves.” — The Hound
 
“We need good men to help us.” — Beric
“Last time you saw me, you wanted to execute me.” — The Hound
“True enough. But the Lord of Light gave you the power to defeat me. Why?” — Beric
“I beat you because I’m better than you, Beric. I was better than you before you started yammering on about the Lord and I’m better than you now.” — The Hound
“Aye, you’re probably right. You’re a fighter. You were born a fighter. You walked away from the fight. How did that go? Good and bad, young and old, the things we’re fighting will destroy them all alike. You can still help a lot more than you’ve harmed Clegane, it’s not too late for you.” — Beric
 
“You told her to kill me.” — Arya
“Yes. But here you are. And there she is. Finally a girl is no one.” — Jaqen
“A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell, and I’m going home.” — Arya
 

Episode 9: “Battle of the Bastards”

“Do we have a plan?” — Tyrion
“I will crucify the Masters. I will set their fleets afire, kill every last one of their soldiers, and return their cities to the dirt. That is my plan…You don’t approve?” — Dany
“You once told me you knew what your father was. Did you know his plans for King’s Landing when the Lannister armies were at his gates? Probably not. Well, he told my brother and Jaime told me. He had caches of wildfire hidden under the Red Keep, the Guildhalls, the Sept of Baelor, all the major thoroughfares. He would have burned every one of his citizens. The loyal ones and the traitors. Every man, woman, and child. That’s why Jaime killed him.” — Tyrion
“This is entirely different.” — Dany
“You’re talking about destroying cities. It’s not entirely different.” — Tyrion
 
“You men have a choice: fight and die for the masters who would never fight and die for you, or go home to your families.” — Grey Worm, to the Masters’ soldiers
 
“It always seems a bit abstract, doesn’t it, other people dying?” — Tyrion
 
“If he was smart, he’d stay inside the walls of Winterfell and wait us out.” — Jon
“That’s not his way. He knows the North is watching. If the other houses sense weakness on his part, they’ll stop fearing him. He can’t have that. Fear is his power.” — Davos
“It’s his weakness, too. His mean don’t want to fight for him. They’re forced to fight for him.” — Jon
 
“We’re digging trenches all along our flanks. They won’t be able to hit us the way that Stannis hit you, in a double envelopment…A pincer move…They won’t be able to hit us from the sides.” — Jon
“Good.” — Tormund
 
“Did you really think that cunt would fight you man to man?” — Tormund
“No. But I wanted to make him angry. I want him coming at us full tilt.” — Jon
 
“So you’ve met the enemy, drawn up your battle plans.” — Sansa
“Aye, for what they’re worth.” — Jon
“You’ve known him for the space of a single conversation, you and your trusted advisors, and you sit around and make your plans on how to defeat a man you don’t know. I lived with him. I know the way his mind works. I know how he likes to hurt people. Did it ever once occur to you that I might have some insight?” — Sansa
“You’re right.” — Jon
“You think he’s going to fall into your trap. He won’t He’s the one who lays traps.” — Sansa
“He’s overconfident.” — Jon
“He plays with people. He’s far better at it than you. He’s been doing it all his life.” — Sansa
“Aye, and what have I been doing all my life? Playing with broomsticks? I fought beyond the Wall against worse than Ramsay Bolton. I’ve defended the Wall from worse than Ramsay Bolton.” — Jon
“You don’t know him.” — Sansa
“All right, tell me. What should we do? How do we get Rickon back?” — Jon
“We’ll never get him back. Rickon is Ned Starks trueborn son, which makes him a greater threat to Ramsay than you, a bastard, or me, a girl. As long as he lives, Ramsay’s claim to Winterfell will be contested, which means he won’t live long.” — Sansa
“We can’t give up on our brother.” — Jon
“Listen to me, please. He wants you to make a mistake.” — Sansa
“Of course he does. What should I do differently?” — Jon
“I don’t know! I don’t know anything about battles! Just don’t do what he wants you to do.” — Sansa
“Aye, that’s good advice.” — Jon
“You think that’s obvious?” — Sansa
“Well, it is a bit obvious.” — Jon
“If you had asked for my advice earlier, I would have told you not to attack Winterfell until we have a larger force, or is that obvious, too?” — Sansa
“When will we have a larger force?! We’ve pleaded with every house that’ll have us! The Blackfish can’t help us! We’re lucky to have this many men!” — Jon
“It’s not enough!” — Sansa
“Now, it’s not enough! It’s what we have! Battles have been won against greater odds.” — Jon
“If Ramsay wins, I’m not going back there alive. Do you understand me?” — Sansa
“I won’t ever let him touch you again. I’ll protect you, I promise.” — Jon
“No one can protect me. No one can protect anyone.” — Sansa
 
“It wasn’t the Boltons defeated Stannis. It was Stannis himself. I loved the man. He lifted me up and made me something. But he had demons in his skull whispering foul things.” — Davos
 
“Well, you loved that cunt Stannis and I loved the man he burned. Mance didn’t have demons in his skull. He didn’t torch people or listen to some red witch. I believed in him. I thought he was the man to lead us through the Long Night. But I was wrong just like you.” — Tormund
“Maybe that was our mistake, believing in kings.” — Davos
“Jon Snow’s not a king.” — Tormund
“No, he’s not.” — Davos
 
“My lady. You weren’t at the war council.” — Jon
“I’m not a soldier.” — Melisandre
“Any advice?” — Jon
“Don’t lose.” — Melisandre
“If I do, if I fall, don’t bring me back.” — Jon
“I’ll have to try.” — Melisandre
“I’m ordering you not to bring me back.” — Jon
“I am not your servant, Jon Snow.” — Melisandre
“You’re in my camp. I’m the commander.” — Jon
“I serve the Lord of Light. I do what he commands.” — Melisandre
“How do you know what he commands?” — Jon
“I interpret his signs as well as I can. If the Lord didn’t want me to bring you back, how did I bring you back? I have no power. Only what he gives me and he gave me you.” — Melisandre
“Why?” — Jon
“I don’t know. Maybe you’re only needed for this small part of his plan and nothing else. Maybe he brought you here to die again.” — Melisandre
“What kind of god would do something like that?” — Jon
“The one we’ve got.” — Melisandre
 
“Everyone who makes a joke about a dwarf’s height thinks he’s the only person ever to make a joke about a dwarf’s height. ‘The height of nobility,’ ‘a man of your stature,’ ‘someone to look up to.’ You’re all making the same five or six jokes.” — Tyrion, to Theon
 
“Doesn’t seem like it. He’s still alive. It was complicated for you, I’m sure, growing up at Winterfell. Never quite knowing who you were. But then, we all live complicated lives, don’t we?” — Tyrion
 
“Lord Tyrion tells me your father was a terrible king.” — Dany
“You and I have that in common.” — Yara
 
“The Iron Fleet isn’t all he’s bringing. He also wants to give you…” — Theon
“His big cock, I think he said. Euron’s offer is also an offer of marriage, you see. You won’t get one without the other.” — Yara
“And I imagine your offer is free of any marriage demands?” — Dany
“I never demand, but I’m up for anything, really.” — Yara
“He murdered our father and would have murdered us. He’ll murder you as soon as you have what he wants.” — Theon
“The Seven Kingdoms.” — Tyrion
“All of them.” — Theon
 
“Your ancestors defeated ours and took the Iron Islands. We ask you to give them back.” — Theon
“And that’s all?” — Dany
“We’d like you to help us murder an uncle or two who don’t think a woman’s fit to rule.” — Yara
“Reasonable.” — Dany
“What if everyone starts demanding their independence?” — Tyrion
She’s not demanding, she’s asking. The others are free to ask as well. Our father were evil men, all of us here. They left the world worse than they found it. We’re not going to do that. We’re going to leave the world better than we found it…You will support my claim as queen of the Seven Kingdoms and respect the integrity of the Seven Kingdoms. No more reaving, roving, raiding, or raping.” — Dany
“That’s our way of life.” — Yara
“No more.” — Dany
“…No more.” — Yara
 
“Your words will disappear. Your house will disappear. Your name will disappear. All memory of you will disappear.” — Sansa
“My hounds will never harm me.” — Ramsay
“You haven’t fed them in seven days. You said it yourself.” — Sansa
“They’re loyal beasts.” — Ramsay
“They were. Now they’re starving.” — Sansa
 

Episode 10: “The Winds of Winter”

“Confess. It felt good. Beating me, starving me, frightening me, humiliating me. You didn’t do it because you cared about my atonement. You did it because it felt good. I understand. I do things because they feel good. I drink because it feels good. I killed my husband because it felt good to be rid of him. I fuck my brother because it feels good to feel him inside me. I lie about fucking my brother because it feels good to keep our son safe from hateful hypocrites. I killed your High Sparrow, and all his little sparrows, all his septons, all his septas, all his filthy soldiers, because it felt good to watch them burn. It felt good to imagine their shock and their pain. No thought has ever given me greater joy. Even confessing feels good under the right circumstances.” — Cersei
 
“I said my face would be the last thing you saw before you died. Do you remember?” — Cersei
“Good. I’m glad to see your face. I’m ready to meet the gods.” — Septa Unella
“What? Now? Today? You’re not going to die today. You’re not going to die for quite a while…This is Ser Gregor Clegane. He’s quiet, too…Your gods have forsaken you. This is your god now.” — Cersei
 
“Have you done much fighting yourself, Lord Frey?” — Jaime
“I’m a bit old for all that.” — Walder Frey
“No, but back in your day.” — Jaime
“The purpose of fighting is defeating your enemies, isn’t it? I’ve defeated mine. Riverrun belonged to House Tully for a thousand years. Now it’s mine. What do you call that? Victory.” — Walder Frey
 
“You burned a little girl alive!” — Davos
“I only do what my Lord commands!” — Melisandre
“If he commands you to burn children, your Lord is evil!” — Davos
“We are standing here because of him. Jon Snow is alive because the Lord willed it.” — Melisandre
“I loved that girl like she was my own. She was good. She was kind. And you killed her!” — Davos
“So did her father. So did her mother. Her own blood knew it was the only way.” — Melisandre
“The only way for what? They all died anyway! You told everyone Stannis was the one. You had him believing it, all of them fooled. And you lied.” — Davos
“I didn’t lie. I was wrong.” — Melisandre
 
“Do you have anything to say for yourself?” — Jon
“I’ve been ready to die for many years. If the Lord was done with me, so be it, but he’s not. You’ve seen the Night King, Jon Snow. You know the great war is still to come. You know the army of the dead will be upon us soon. And you know I can help you win that war.” — Melisandre
 
“I’m having the lord’s chamber prepared for you.” — Jon
“Mother and Father’s room? You should take it.” — Sansa
“I’m not a Stark.” — Jon
“You are to me.” — Sansa
 
“Cersei stole the future from me. She killed my son. She killed my grandson. She killed my granddaughter. Survival is not what I’m after now.” — Lady Olenna
“You’re absolutely right. I chose the wrong words. It is not survival I offer. It is your heart’s desire.” — Ellaria
“And what is my heart’s desire?” — Lady Olenna
“Vengeance. Justice.” — Ellaria
“Fire and blood.” — Varys
 
“You’ll get that throne you want so badly, I’m sure of it. I hope it brings you happiness…I pity the lord of Westeros. They have no idea what’s coming for them.” — Daario
 
“I know it was hard for you. You turned away a man who truly loves you because he would have been a liability in the Seven Kingdoms. That’s the kind of self-sacrifice that makes for a good ruler, if it’s any consolation.” — Tyrion
“It’s not.” — Dany
“No, I suppose not. I’m terrible at consoling.” — Tyrion
“Yes, you really are.” — Dany
“All right, how about the fact that this is actually happening? You have your armies, you have your ships, you have your dragons. Everything you’ve ever wanted since you were old enough to want anything. It’s all yours for the taking. Are you afraid? Good. You’re in the great game now. And the great game’s terrifying. The only people who aren’t afraid of failure are madmen like your father.” — Tyrion
“Do you know what frightens me? I said farewell to a man who loves me. A man I thought I cared for. And I felt nothing. Just impatient to get on with it.” — Dany
“He wasn’t the first to love you and he won’t be the last.” — Tyrion
“Well, you have completely failed to console me.” — Dany
“For what it’s worth, I’ve been a cynic for as long as I can remember. Everyone’s always asking me to believe in things; family, gods, kings, myself. It was often tempting until I saw where belief got people. So I said no, thank you to belief. And yet here I am…I believe in you. It’s embarrassing, really. I’d swear you my sword, but I don’t actually own a sword.” — Tyrion
 
“Where are my damn moron sons? Black Walder and Lothar promised to be here by midday.” — Walder Frey
“They’re here, my lord.” — Arya
“Well, what are they doing, trimming their cunt hairs? Tell them to come here now.” — Walder Frey
“But they’re already here, my lord…Here, my lord…They weren’t easy to carve. Especially Black Walder.” — Arya
“What?” — Walder Frey
“My name is Arya Stark. I want you to know that. The last thing you’re ever going to see is a Stark smiling down at you as you die.” — Arya
 
“Every time I’m faced with a decision, I close my eyes and see the same picture. Whenever I consider an action, I ask myself will this action help to make this picture a reality? Pull it out of my mind and into the world? And I only act if the answer is yes. A picture of me on the Iron Throne…and you by my side.” — Littlefinger
“It’s a pretty picture.” — Sansa
 
“News of this battle will spread quickly through the Seven Kingdoms. I’ve declared for House Stark for all to hear.” — Littlefinger
“You’ve declared for other houses before, Lord Baelish. It’s never stopped you from serving yourself.” — Sansa
“The past is gone for good.” — Littlefinger
 
“The great war is coming and I still fight for the living. I’ll do what I can, as long as I can.” — Benjen
 
“Please. Listen to me, Ned. If Robert finds out, he’ll kill him, you know he will. You have to protect him. Promise me, Ned. Promise me. Promise me, Ned. Promise me.” — Lyanna
 
“Your son was butchered at the Red Wedding, Lord Manderly. But you refused the call. You swore allegiance to House Stark, Lord Glover, but in their hour of greatest need, you refused the call. And you, Lord Cerwyn, your father was skinned alive by Ramsay Bolton. Still you refuse the call. But House Mormont remembers. The North remembers. We know no king but the King in the North whose name is Stark. I don’t care if he’s a bastard. Ned Stark’s blood runs through his veins. He’s my king from this day until his last day.” — Lyanna
“Lady Mormont speaks harshly and truly. My son died for Robb Stark, the Young Wolf. I didn’t think we’d find another king in my lifetime. I didn’t commit my men to your cause ‘cause I didn’t want more Manderlys dying for nothing. But I was wrong. Jon Snow avenged the Red Wedding. He is the White Wolf. The King in the North.” — Manderly
“I did not fight beside you on the field and I will regret that until my dying day. A man can only admit when he was wrong and ask forgiveness.” — Glover
 
“I now proclaim Cersei of the House Lannister First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms…Long may she reign.” — Qyburn
 

Season Seven

Episode 1: “Dragonstone”

“Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are never safe.” — Arya
 
“You expect me to put a spear in my granddaughter’s hand?” — Robett
“I don’t plan on knitting by the fire while men fight for me. I might be small, Lord Glover, and I might be a girl, but I am every bit as much a Northerner as you.” — Lyanna Mormont
“Indeed you are, my lady. No one has questioned—” — Robett
“And I don’t need your permission to defend the North.” — Lyanna Mormont
 
“The Umbers and the Karstarks have fought beside the Starks for centuries. They’ve kept faith for generation after generation.” — Jon
“And then they broke faith.” — Sansa
“I’m not going to strip these families of their ancestral homes because of the crimes of a few reckless sons.” — Jon
“So there’s no punishment for treason and no reward for loyalty?” — Sansa
“The punishment for treason is death. Smalljon Umber died on the field of battle. Harald Karstark died on the field of battle.” — Jon
“They died fighting for Ramsay. Give the castles to the families of the men who died fighting for you.” — Sansa
“When I was Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch I executed men who betrayed me. I executed men who refused to follow orders. My father always said, “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword,” and I have tried to live by those words. But I will not punish a son for his father’s sins, and I will not take a family home away from a family it has belonged to for centuries. That is my decision, and my decision is final.” — Jon
 
“You have to be smarter than Father. You need to be smarter than Robb. I loved them, I miss them, but they made stupid mistakes, and they both lost their heads for it.” — Sansa
“And how should I be smarter? By listening to you?” — Jon
“Would that be so terrible?” — Sansa
 
“You’ve been so consumed with the enemy to the north, you’ve forgotten about the one to the south.” — Sansa
“I’m consumed with the Night King because I’ve seen him. And believe me, you’d think of little else if you had, too.” — Jon
“We still have a wall between us and the Night King. Theres nothing between us and Cersei.” — Sansa
“There’s a thousand miles between us and Cersei. Winter is here. The Lannisters are a southern army. They’ve never ranged this far north.” — Jon
“You’re the military man, but I know her. If you’re her enemy, she’ll never stop until she’s destroyed you. Everyone who’s ever crossed her, she’s found a way to murder.” — Sansa
“You almost sound as if you admire her.” — Jon
“I learned a great deal from her.” — Sansa
 
“What is this?” — Jaime
“It’s what we’ve been waiting for our whole lives. It’s what Father trained us for, whether he knew it or not.” — Cersei
“He knew it. Made me memorize every damn city, town, lake, forest, and mountain.” — Jaime
“It’s ours now, we just have to take it…You’ve been quiet since you came home. Are you angry with me?” — Cersei
“No, not angry.” — Jaime
“Are you afraid of me?” — Cersei
“Should I be?” — Jaime
 
“I understand we’re in a war for survival. I understand whoever loses dies. I understand whoever wins could launch a dynasty that lasts a thousand years.” — Cersei
“A dynasty for whom? Our children are dead. We’re the last of us.” — Jaime
“A dynasty for us, then.” — Cersei
“We never talked about Tommen.” — Jaime
“There’s nothing to say.” — Cersei
“Our baby boy killed himself.” — Jaime
“He betrayed me. He betrayed us both. Should we spend our days mourning the dead; mother, father, and all our children?” — Cersei
“Cersei…” — Jaime
“I loved them. I did. But they’re ashes now and we’re still flesh and blood. We’re the last Lannisters, the last ones who count.” — Cersei
 
“I remember very well. I saw you. I heard so much talk. The best in the world. No one can stop him. I didn’t believe it, to be honesty. But I must say, when you rushed through the breach and started cutting people down…it was glorious. Like a dance.” — Euron
“The people I was cutting down were your own kin.” — Jaime
“The place was getting crowded. I enjoyed watching it. I truly did.” — Euron
“And I enjoyed killing Greyjoys.” — Jaime
“A good thing for me. If you hadn’t crushed us, I wouldn’t have gone into exile. If I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t be the greatest captain on the 14 seas.” — Euron
 
“The triumph of transitory pleasures. Mankind’s curse.” — Archmaester Marwyn
 
“Archmaester, with respect, I’ve seen them, the Army of the Dead. The white walkers. I was sent here to learn how to defeat them, but everyone in the Citadel, those who will even talk to me, they all doubt the walkers ever existed in the first place.” — Sam
“Everyone in the Citadel doubts everything. It’s their job. But the tales of the Long Night can’t be pure fabrication. Too many similarities from unconnected sources.” — Archmaester Marwyn
“Sources in the restricted area?” — Sam
“The very same. And the simplest explanation for your grating obsession with the white walkers is that you’re telling the truth and that you saw what you say you saw.” — Archmaester Marwyn
“So, you believe me?” — Sam
“I do. You’ll finish weighing that heart?” — Archmaester Marwyn
“That makes you the only person south of the Twins who does.” — Sam
“We’re not like the people south of the Twins. And we’re not like the people north of the Twins. In the Citadel, we lead different lives for different reasons. We are this world’s memory, Samwell Tarly. Without us, men would be little better than dogs. Don’t remember any meal but the last, can’t see forward to any but the next. And every time you leave the house and shut the door, they howl like you’re gone forever. When Robert’s Rebellion was raging, people that the end was near. The end of the Targaryen dynasty. ‘How will we survive?’ When Aegon Targaryen turned his eye westward and flew his dragons to Blackwater Rush, ‘The end is near! How will we survive?’ And thousands of year before that, during the Long Night, we can forgive them for thinking it truly was the end. But it wasn’t. None of it was. The Wall has stood through it all. And every winter that ever came has ended.” — Archmaester Marwyn
 
“My mother always told me to be kind to strangers. Strangers will be kind to you.” — Lannister Soldier #1
“You’re a long way from home. I’m sure you’ve had some adventures, though.” — Arya
“Yeah, endless adventures. They’ll be singing about us for a thousand years.” — Lannister Soldier #1
“The truth is when we left home, we couldn’t wait to get away. But now we’ve been gone a while, we can’t wait to get home.” — Lannister Soldier #2
“I just think about my dad out there on his boat all alone. I ought to be out there with him.” — Lannister Soldier #1
“My wife’s just had our first baby.” — Lannister Soldier #2
“Boy or girl?” — Arya
“Oh, who knows? You think soldiers get ravens with news from home? I hope it’s a girl.” — Lannister Soldier #2
“Why?” — Arya
“Girls take care of their papas when their papas grow old. Boys just go off to fight in someone else’s wars.” — Lannister Soldier #2
 
“Why are you always in such a foul mood?” — Thoros
“Experience.” — The Hound
 
“How do you think it ended for them?” — Beric
“With death.” — The Hound
“Girl died in her father’s arms. Both of them covered in blood and a knife at their feet. I’d say they were starving. And rather than letting his little girl suffer, he ended it for both of them.” — Beric
“Doesn’t matter now.” — The Hound
“No, doesn’t matter now.” — Beric
 
“I’ve known you a long time, Dondarrion.” — The Hound
“Aye. I think the first time we met was at that tournament.” — Beric
“And I always thought you were dull as dirt…You’re not bad. I don’t hate you. Don’t like, but you’re not bad.” — The Hound
“Thank you, Clegane. That warms the heart.” — Beric
“But there’s nothing special about you.” — The Hound
“You’re right about that.” — Beric
“So why does the Lord of Light keep bringing you back? I’ve met better men than you, and they’ve been hanged from crossbeams, or beheaded, or just shat themselves to death in a field somewhere. None of them came back. So, why you?” — The Hound
“You think I don’t ask myself that? Every hour of every day? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do? What does the Lord see in me?” — Beric
“And?” — The Hound
“I don’t know. I don’t understand our Lord.” — Beric
“Your Lord.” — The Hound
“I don’t know what He wants from me. I only know that He wants me alive.” — Beric
“If he’s so all-powerful, why doesn’t he just tell you what the fuck he wants?” — The Hound
 
“What the hell are you doing, Clegane?” — Thoros
“Burying the dead.” — The Hound
“You knew these people.” — Thoros
“Not really…We ask the Father to judge us with mercy. We ask the Mother to…Fuck it, I don’t remember the rest. I’m sorry you’re dead. You deserved better. Both of you.” — The Hound
 

Episode 2: “Stormborn”

“Conquering Westeros would be easy for you. But you’re not here to be queen of the ashes.” — Tyrion
“No.” — Dany
“We can take the Seven Kingdoms without turning it into a slaughterhouse. If the great houses support your claim against Cersei, the game is won. With the Tyrell army and the Dornish on our side, we have powerful allies in the south.” — Tyrion
 
“Lord Varys has proven himself a loyal servant.” — Tyrion
“Proven himself loyal? Quite the opposite. If he dislikes one monarch, he conspires to crown the next one. What king of a servant is that?” — Dany
The kind the realm needs. Incompetence should not be rewarded with blind loyalty. As long as I have my eyes, I’ll use them. I wasn’t born into a great house. I came from nothing. I was sold as a slave and carved up as an offering. When I was a child, I lived in alleys, gutters, abandoned houses. You wish to know where my true loyalties lie? Not with any king or queen, but with the people. The people who suffer under despots and prosper under just rule. The people whose hearts you aim to win. If you demand blind allegiance, I respect your wishes. Grey Worm can behead me or your dragons can devour me. But if you let me live, I will serve you well. I will dedicate myself to seeing you on the Iron Throne because I choose you. Because I know the people have no better chance than you.” — Varys
“Swear this to me, Varys. If you ever think I’m failing the people, you won’t conspire behind my back. You’ll look me in the eye as you have done today, and you’ll tell me how I’m failing them.” — Dany
“I swear it, my queen.” — Varys
“And I swear this: if you ever betray me, I’ll burn you alive.” — Dany
“I would expect nothing less from the Mother of Dragons.” — Varys
 
“The Lord of Light doesn’t have many followers in Westeros, does he?” — Dany
“Not yet. But even those who don’t worship the Lord can serve his cause.” — Melisandre
“What does your Lord expect from me?” — Dany
“The Long Night is coming. Only the prince who was promised can bring the dawn.” — Melisandre
“‘The prince who was promised will bring the dawn.’ I’m afraid I’m not a prince.” — Dany
“Your Grace, forgive me, but your translation is not quite accurate. That noun has no gender in High Valyrian, so the proper translation for that prophecy would be the prince or princess who was promised will bring the dawn.” — Melisandre
“Doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it?” — Tyrion
“No, but I like it better…And you believe this prophecy refers to me?” — Dany
“Prophecies are dangerous things. I believe you have a roll to play, as does another. The King in the North, Jon Snow.” — Melisandre
 
“You all remember the Mad King. You remember the horrors he inflicted upon his people. His daughter is no different. In Essos her brutality is already legendary. She crucified hundreds of noblemen in Slaver’s Bay. And when she grew bored of that, she fed them to her dragons.” — Cersei
 
“Thank you for coming. The other lords of the Reach look to you for guidance now more than ever. They might not have come if you hadn’t.” — Jaime
“If my queen summons me, I answer the call. And I’ve heard what she does to those that defy her.” — Randyll Tarley
 
“Balerion the Dread. The beast that Aegon rode across the sea. Its flames forged the Iron Throne and brought the Seven Kingdoms to heel. Powerful, but not invincible. Apparently one of Daenarys’ dragons was wounded by spears in the fighting pits of Meereen. If they can be wounded, they can be killed…The finest artilleters and blacksmiths in King’s Landing have been laboring day and night, Your Grace. If you’d kindly pull that lever.” — Qyburn
 
“I realize you’re here out of hatred for Cersei and not love for me. But I swear to you she will pay for what she’s done and we will bring peace back to Westeros.” — Dany
Peace. Do you think that’s what we had under your father or his father or his? Peace never lasts, my dear. Would you take a bit of advice from an old woman? He’s a clever man, your Hand. I’ve known a great many clever men. I’ve outlived them all. Do you know why? I ignored them. The lords of Westeros are sheep. Are you a sheep? No. You’re a dragon. Be a dragon.” — Lady Olenna
 
“It is hard for me to say goodbye to you.” — Grey Worm
“Why?” — Missandei
“You know why.” — Grey Worm
“I don’t.” — Missandei
“You are my weakness.” — Grey Worm
“That’s what I am? Your weakness?” — Missandei
“When Unsullied are young their masters learn their fears. One boy is scared of dogs. One boy hates high places. One is frightened of the ocean. They make the boy sleep with dogs or climb a cliff. They throw him in the water. If he learns to swim, good. If he drowns, good. Either way, strong Unsullied. But I had no fears. I was never the biggest, never the strongest, but I was bravest always.” — Grey Worm
“I believe it.” — Missandei
“Until I meet Missandei from the Isle of Naarth. Now I have fear.” — Grey Worm
“I do too.” — Missandei
 
“It might be useful. Fouthen was a dreadful writer but an excellent researcher.” — Archmaester Marwyn
“Archmaester, I wanted to&mdash” — Sam
“And this one…Maester Faol was quite the opposite; a brilliant stylist who invented half the stories he tells.” — Archmaester Marwyn
“I wanted to ask you…” — Sam
If you need to write histories, Tarley, you have to do the research. If you want people to read your histories, you need a bit of style. I’m not writing the Chronicle of the Wars Following the Death of King Robert the First so it can sit on a shelf unread. What? You don’t like the title? What would you call it then?” — Archmaester Marwyn
“Possibly something a bit more poetic?” — Sam
“We’re not poets, Tarley.” — Archmaester Marwyn
 
“Take care of yourself, Hot Pie. Try not to get killed.” — Arya
“No, I won’t. I’m like you, Ary. I’m a survivor.” — Hot Pie
 
“Nymeria? Nymeria, it’s me, Arya. I’m heading north, girl, back to Winterfell. I’m finally going home. Come with me…Come with me…That’s not you.” — Arya
 

Episode 3: “The Queen’s Justice”

“And Sansa, I hear she’s alive and well.” — Tyrion
“She is.” — Jon
“Does she miss me terribly?”…A sham marriage and unconsummated.” — Tyrion
“I didn’t ask…” — Jon
“Well, it was. It wasn’t. Anyway, she’s much smarter than she lets on.” — Tyrion
“She’s starting to let on.” — Jon
 
“At some point I want to hear how a Knight’s Watch recruit became King in the North.” — Tyrion
“As long as you tell me how a Lannister became Hand to Daenerys Targaryen.” — Jon
“A long and bloody tale. To be honest, I was drunk for most of it.” — Tyrion
 
“My bannermen think I’m a fool for coming here.” — Jon
“Of course they do. If I was your hand I would have advised against it. General rule of thumb, Stark men don’t fare well when they travel south.” — Tyrion
“True. But I’m not a Stark.” — Jon
 
“I wondered why you weren’t there to meet our guests. You begged us to summon the King in the North. Don’t you want to see him again?” — Varys
“I’ve done my part. I’ve brought ice and fire together.” — Melisandre
“Strange. You spoke so highly of Jon Snow but when he arrives you hide on a cliff. I didn’t take you for a bashful girl.” — Varys
“My time whispering in the ears of kings has come to an end.” — Melisandre
“Oh, I doubt that. Give us common folk one taste of power we’re like the lion who tasted man. Nothing is ever so sweet again.” — Varys
“Neither of us is common folk anymore.” — Melisandre
 
“I did not part on good terms with the King in the North, or his advisor.” — Melisandre
“Why?” — Varys
“Because of mistakes I made. Terrible mistakes. I would only be a distraction if I stayed.” — Melisandre
“So where will you go?” — Varys
“Volantis.” — Melisandre
“Good. If you don’t mind my saying, I don’t think you should return to Westeros. I’m not sure you’d be safe here.” — Varys
“I will return, dear spider. One last time.” — Melisandre
“My Lady…” — Varys
“I have to die in this strange country, just like you.” — Melisandre
 
“Forever. So I assume, My Lord, that you’re here to bend the knee.” — Dany
“I am not.” — Jon
“Oh. Well, that is unfortunate. You’ve travelled all this way to break faith with House Targaryen?” — Dany
“Break faith? Your father burned my grandfather alive. He burned my uncle alive. He would have burned the Seven Kingdoms.” — Jon
My father was an evil man. On behalf of House Targaryen I ask your forgiveness for the crimes he committed against your family. And I ask you not to judge a daughter by the sins of her father. Our two houses were allies for centuries. Those were the best centuries the kingdom’s ever known. Centuries of peace and prosperity with the Targaryens sitting on the Iron Throne and a Stark serving as Warden of the North. I am the last Targaryen, Jon Snow. Honor the pledge your ancestor made to mine. Bend the knee and I will name you Warden of the North. Together we will save this country from those who would destroy it.” — Dany
“You’re right. You’re not guilty of your father’s crime. And I’m not beholden to my ancestor’s vows.” — Jon
“Then why are you here?” — Dany
“Because I need your help and you need mine.” — Jon
 
“I spent my life in foreign lands. So many men have tried to kill me. I don’t remember all of their names. I have been sold like a brood mare. I have been chained and betrayed, raped and defiled. Do you know what kept me standing through all those years in exile? Faith. Not in any gods. Not in myths and legends. In myself. In Daenerys Targaryen. The world hadn’t seen a dragon in centuries until my children were born. The Dothraki hadn’t crossed the sea. Any sea. They did for me. I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms. And I will.” — Dany
 
“But if destiny has brough Daenerys Targaryen back to our shores, it has also made Jon Snow King in the North. You were the first to bring Dothraki to Westeros. He was the first to make allies with Wildlings and northmen. He was named Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. He was named King in the North. Not because of his birthright. He has no birthright. He’s a damn bastard. All those hard son’s of bitches chose him as their leader because they believe in him.” — Davos
 
“There’s nothing quite like it, is there? The love of the people. I suppose you wouldn’t know.” — Euron
“This same mob spat at my sister not long ago, and if you turn on us, they’ll cheer to see your head mounted on a spike.” — Jaime
“Or yours. They just like severed heads really.” — Euron
 
“I know, I know, we’re not supposed to have favorites. But still, we’re only human. We love who we love…I’m sorry. I can’t understand you. The gag makes it difficult to understand what you’re saying. It must be frustrating…We all make our choices. You chose to murder my daughter. You must have felt powerful after you made that choice.” — Cersei
 
“Condolences and congratulations. You’ve become the first ruling queen in the Seven Kingdoms. That’s quite an accomplishment. The Iron Bank appreciates how you cast off the yoke of superstition freeing the crown from elements that sought to subvert the rule of law.” — Tycho
“The destruction of the Sept of Baelor was a tragic accident.” — Cersei
“Indeed. But sometimes tragedies are necessary to restore order and rational leadership.” — Tycho
“The Iron Bank wants its gold back.” — Cersei
“Your father never minced words either. But, yes, your debts are considerable. And you are now engaged in a conflict on several fronts. We both know how expensive war can be. And we both know gold wins wars. Your vaults are empty. Your late husband’s profligacy saw to that. Your wealthiest ally is the Tyrells, who are now your enemies. You’re surrounded on all sides by rivals for the throne.” — Tycho
“And the Iron Bank wants to bet on a winner.” — Cersei
“We don’t make bets. We invest in endeavors we deem likely to be successful.” — Tycho
 
“From what I gather she considers herself more of a revolutionary that a monarch.” — Cersei, about Dany
 
“I’m not playing word games with you. The dead are coming for us all.” — Jon
“Why don’t you figure out what to do about my missing fleet and murdered allies, and I’ll figure out what to do about your walking dead men.” — Tyrion
“It’s hard for me to fathom. It really is. If someone told me about the White Walkers and the Night King…You probably don’t believe me.” — Jon
“I do actually.” — Tyrion
“You didn’t before. Grumpkins and snarks you called them. Do you remember? You said it was all nonsense.” — Jon
“It was all nonsense. Everybody knew it. But then Mormont saw them and you saw them, and I trust the eyes of an honest man more than I trust what everybody knows.” — Tyrion
“How do I convince people who don’t know me that an enemey they don’t believe in is coming to kill them all?” — Jon
“Good question.” — Tyrion
“I know it’s a good question. I’m looking for an answer.” — Jon
“People’s minds aren’t made for problems that large. White Walkers, the Night King, Army of the Dead, it’s almost a relief to confront a familiar monster like my sister.” — Tyrion
 
“Everyone told me to learn from my father’s mistakes. Don’t go south. Don’t answer a summons from the Mad King’s daughter, a foreign invader. And here I am. A northern fool.” — Jon
“Children are not their fathers, luckily for all of us.” — Tyrion
 
“And what do you think of this Army of the Dead and White Walkers and Night Kings?” — Dany
“I’d very much like to believe that Jon Snow is wrong, but a wise man once said that you should never believe a thing simply because you want to believe it.” — Tyrion
“Which wise man said this?” — Dany
“I don’t remember.” — Tyrion
“Are you trying to present your own statements as ancient wisdom?” — Dany
“I would never do that…to you. The reason I believe Jon Snow is because he’s here. All of his advisors would have told him not to come. I would have told him not to come, yet he’s here anyway. You don’t have to believe him. Let him mine the Dragonglass. If he’s wrong, it’s worthless. You didn’t even know it was here. It’s nothing to you. Give him something by giving him nothing. Take a step toward a more productive relationship with a possible ally. Keep him occupied while we focus on the task at hand. Casterly Rock.” — Tyrion
“What was that Ser Davos said about taking a knife in the heart for his people? Did you notice that?” — Dany
“You must allow them their flights of fancy. It’s dreary in the north.” — Tyrion
 
“People thought dragons were gone forever but here they are. Perhaps we should all be examining what we think we know.” — Dany
 
“Command suits you. The northerns are all facing north worried about the threat beyond the wall.” — Littlefinger
“So they should be.” — Sansa
“I know Cersei better than anyone here. If you turn your back on her&mdash” — Littlefinger
“You don’t know Cersei better than anyone here.” — Sansa
“I only meant to say—” — Littlefinger
“That the woman who murdered my mother, father and brother is dangerous? Thank you for your wise council.” — Sansa
“One of two things will happen. Either the dead will defeat the living, in which case all our troubles come to an end. Or life will win out. And what then?…Don’t fight in the north or the south. Fight every battle everywhere always in your mind. Everyone is your enemy, everyone is your friend, every possible series of events is happening all at once. Live that way and nothing will surprise you. Everything that happens will be something that you’ve seen before.” — Littlefinger
 
“I can never be the Lord of Winterfell. I can never be lord of anything. I’m the three-eyed raven.” — Bran
“I don’t know what that means.” — Sansa
“It’s difficult to explain.” — Bran
“Try, please, for me.” — Sansa
“It means I can see everything. Everything that’s ever happened to everyone. Everything that’s happening right now. It’s all pieces, fragments. I need to learn to see better. When the long night comes again I need to be ready.” — Bran
“How do you know all of this?” — Sansa
“The three-eyed raven taught me.” — Bran
“I thought you were the three-eyed raven.” — Sansa
“I told you it’s difficult to explain.” — Bran
 
“I owe my life to her and you.” — Jorah
“Your father saved me more than once. It’s the least I could do.” — Sam
“Perhaps our paths will cross again?” — Jorah
“I hope they do.” — Sam
 
“I forbade it because it’s dangerous and rarely successful. Especially on someone of that age. You could have infected yourself and others. You could have devastated the entire Citadel. But you didn’t. It’s a meticulous, difficult procedure. Many maesters whose chains are heavy with healing links have attempted it and failed. But you succeeded. How?” — Archmaester Marwyn
“I read the books and followed the instructions.” — Sam
 
“Your Grace, he’s already destroyed a good portion of our fleet. To send our remaining ships after him—” — Varys
“I’m not talking about sending our ships after him.” — Dany
“But you’ll have to go yourself. Euron’s ships could be anywhere or in more than one place. You’d be flying around the open seas alone for who knows how long.” — Tyrion
“I wouldn’t be alone. I’d have Drogon, Vicerion and Rhaegal. What can anyone do to them?” — Dany
“They can still do something to you. It only takes one arrow.” — Missandei
 
“But as my sister’s armies fights for her, the Unsullied will be fighting for something greater. They will be fighting for freedom and the person who gave it to them. They will be fighting for you. And that is why they will triumph.” — Tyrion
 
“And you took your army, your real army, and went where they weren’t?” — Lady Olenna
“As Robb Stark did to me at Whispering Wood. There are always lessons in failures.” — Jaime
 
“He really was a cunt, wasn’t he? I did unspeakable things to protect my family, or watched them being done on my orders. I never lost a night’s sleep over them. They were necessary. And whatever I imagined necessary for the safety of House Tyrell I did. But your sister has done things I wasn’t capable of imagining. That was my prize mistake, a failure of imagination. She’s a monster, you do know that?” — Lady Olenna
“To you, sure. To others as well. But after we’ve won and there’s no one left to oppose us, the people living peaceful in the world she built, do you really think they’ll wring their hands over the way she built it?” — Jaime
“You love her. You really do love her. You poor fool. She’ll be the end of you.” — Lady Olenna
“Possibly. Not much to be gained from discussing it with you though, is there?” — Jaime
“What better person to discuss it with? What better guarantee could you have that the things you say will never leave this room? But perhaps you’re right. If she’s driven you this far it’s gone beyond your control.” — Lady Olenna
“Yes, it has.” — Jaime
“She’s a disease. I regret my role in spreading it. You will too.” — Lady Olenna
 
“I’d hate to die like your son clawing at my neck, foam and bile spilling from my mouth, eyes blood red, skin purple. It must have been horrible for you as a Kingsguard, as a father. It was horrible enough for me. A shocking scene. Not at all what I intended. You see, I’d never seen the posion work before. Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me.” — Lady Olenna
 

Episode 4: “The Spoils of War”

“The more you own, the more it weighs you down.” — Jaime
“Oh, is that why you’re so fucking glum, eh?” — Bronn
 
“You’re too kind, My Lord.” — Cersei
“I am neither kind, nor a lord, Your Grace. I am merely an instrument of the institution I represent, its wellbeing is a matter of arithmetic, not sentiment. And the current arithmetic is outstanding.” — Tycho
 
“Do you know who this belonged to?” — Bran
“No. That very question was what started the War of the Five Kings. In a way, that dagger made you what you are today. Forced from your home, driven out to the wilds beyond the Wall. I imagine you’ve seen things most men wouldn’t believe. To go through all of that and make your way home again only to find such chaos in the world, I can only imagine—” — Littlefinger
“Chaos is a ladder.” — Bran
“…I’m sorry to have disturbed you, Lord Stark.” — Littlefinger
 
“That doesn’t look like him. It should have been carved by someone who knew his face.” — Arya
“Everyone who knew his face is dead.” — Sansa
 
“How did you get back to Winterfell?” — Sansa
“It’s a long story. I imagine yours is too.” — Arya
“Yes. It’s not a very pleasant one.” — Sansa
“Mine neither, but our stories aren’t over yet.” — Arya
“No, they’re not.” — Sansa
 
“He thought I’d want it.” — Bran
“Why?” — Sansa
“Because it was meant to kill me.” — Bran
“The cutthroat after your fall?” — Sansa
“Why would a cutthroat have a Valyrian steel dagger?” — Arya
“Someone very wealthy wanted me dead.” — Bran
“He’s not a generous man. He wouldn’t give you anything unless he thought he was getting something back.” — Sansa
“It doesn’t matter.” — Bran
“What do you mean it doesn’t matter?” — Sansa
“I don’t want it.” — Bran
“Are you sure? It’s Valyrian steel.” — Arya
“It’s wasted on a cripple.” — Bran
 
“They were here together the Children and the First Men.” — Jon
“Doing what? Fighting each other?” — Dany
“They fought together against their common enemy. Despite their differences, despite their suspicions, together. We need to do the same if we’re going to survive. Because the enemy is real. It’s always been real.” — Jon
 
“Enough with the clever plans. I have three large dragons. I’m going to fly them to the Red Keep.” — Dany
“We’ve discussed this…” — Tyrion
“My enemies are in the Red Keep. What kind of a queen am I if I’m not willing to risk my life to fight them?” — Dany
“A smart one.” — Tyrion
 
“What do you think I should do?” — Dany
“I would never presume to—” — Jon
“I’m at war. I’m losing. What do you think I should do?” — Dany
“I never thought that dragons would exist again. No one did. The people who follow you know that you made something impossible happen. Maybe that helps them believe that you can make other impossible things happen. Build a world that’s different from the shit one they’ve always known. But if you use them to melt castles and burn cities, you’re not different. You’re just more of the same.” — Jon
 
“Who taught you to do that?” — Brienne
“No one.” — Arya
 
“Forgive me, but may I ask a question?” — Missandei
“Of course.” — Jon
“Your name is Jon Snow, but your father’s name was Ned Stark?” — Missandei
“I’m a bastard. My mother and father weren’t married.” — Jon
“Is the custom different in Naarth?” — Davos
“We don’t have marriage in Naarth so the concept of a bastard doesn’t exist.” — Missandei
“The sounds liberating.” — Davos
 
“I serve my queen because I want to serve my queen. Because I believe in her.” — Missandei
“And if you wanted to sail home to Naarth tomorrow…” — Jon
“Then she would give me a ship and wish me good fortune.” — Missandei
“You believe that?” — Jon
“I know it. All of us who came with her from Essos, we believe in her. She’s not our queen because she’s the daughter of some king we never knew. She’s the queen we chose.” — Missandei
 
“I hear you fought bravely at Highgarden. Your first battle?…And?” — Jaime
“It was glorious.” — Dickon
“Come on. Your father’s not here.” — Bronn
“All my life we’ve been pledged to House Tyrell. I knew some of those men. I hunted with them.” — Dickon
“They didn’t deserve to die. But Lady Olenna chose to betray the queen and support the Targaryen girl. So here we are.” — Jaime
“I didn’t expect it to smell like that.” — Dickon
“Men shit themselves when they die. Didn’t they teach you that at fancy lad school?” — Bronn
 

Episode 5: “Eastwatch”

“Listen to me, cunt. Till I get what I’m owed, a dragon doesn’t get to kill you. You don’t get to kill you. Only I get to kill you.” — Bronn
 
“That was only one of them. She has two more. If she decides to use them, to really use them…” — Jaime
“You’re fucked.” — Bronn
“Don’t you mean we’re fucked?” — Jaime
“No, I do not. Dragons are where our partnership ends. I’m not going to be around when those things start spitting fire on King’s Landing.” — Bronn
 
“I offer you a choice. Bend the knee and join me. Together we will leave the world a better place than we found it, or refuse and die.” — Dany
 
“I meant what I said. I’m not here to put men in chains. If that becomes an option, many will take it. I gave them a choice. They made it.” — Dany
“Your Grace, if you begin beheading entire families—” — Tyrion
“I’m not beheading anyone.” — Dany
“Your Grace…” — Tyrion
“Lord Randyll Tarley, Dickon Tarley, I, Daenerys of House Targaryen, First of my name, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons, sentence you to die…Dracarys.” — Dany
 
“I shouldn’t have listened to you. She should have died screaming.” — Cersei
“She’s dead like her son, her grandchildren, her whole house. And if we don’t find a way out of this war we’ll follow them.” — Jaime
So we fight and die or we submit and die. I know my choice. A soldier should know his.” — Cersei
 
“You weren’t gone long.” — Jon
“No.” — Dany
“And?” — Jon
“And I have fewer enemies today than I did yesterday…You’re not sure how you feel about that?” — Dany
“No, I’m not.” — Jon
“How many men did your army kill taking Winterfell back from the Boltons?” — Dany
“Thousands.” — Jon
“We both want to help people. We can only help them from a position of strength. Sometimes strength is terrible.” — Dany
 
“I put very little stock in it myself. Prophecies of doom are never in short supply, especially when winter comes.” — Maester #1
“I remember Wolkan. A bit timid but a sharp mind.” — Archmaester Marwyn
“The North has dulled many good maester’s wits. I’m not sure if it’s the cold, the drink, or the company. A crippled boy claims to have seen dead men on the march beyond the wall thanks to the magical help of a raven with three eyes.” — Maester #1
“It is a bit much. Still we ought to—” — Archmaester Marwyn
“Brandon Stark? The crippled boy?” — Sam
“Do you know him?” — Archmaester Marwyn
“I let him through the Wall years ago. I saw him go beyond the wall.” — Sam
“And?” — Archmaester Marwyn
“Somehow a crippled boy survived for years beyond the wall when no one else could. Not the Night’s Watch, not the Wildlings, no one. Perhaps we ought to listen to what he has to say.” — Sam
“Perhaps you need more scribing work to discipline your mind.” — Maester #1
“I sense a more detailed proposal is forthcoming…” — Archmaester Marwyn
“Everyone in Westeros trusts and respects you. If you tell people the threat is real they’ll believe it. If you advise all the lords to send their men north to hold the wall they’ll do it. And if you tell every maester in the Citadel to search every word of every faded scroll about the long night, they may find something that lets us defeat the Army of the Dead for good.” — Sam
“It could be done. And this news could be authentic. It’s possible. It’s also possible this message is part of a ploy by the dragon queen to lure southern armies away from the lands they are currently defending to open those lands to easy conquest.” — Archmaester Marwyn
“That does seem far more likely than magic birds talking to cripples.” — Maester #1
“Archmaester, please. It’s real. I’ve seen it.” — Sam
“We will write to Maester Wolkan at Winterfell for clarification. I promise you we will get to the truth of it one way or another.” — Archmaester Marwyn
“Archmaester&mdash” — Sam
“That will be all, Tarley.” — Archmaester Marwyn
“It brings to mind the work of Davy Moonstone, the charlatan who claimed to see the children of the forest.” — Maester #2
“Don’t forget the Prophet Lodock that promised the Drowned God would rise up and destroy Aegon the Conquerer.” — Maester #1
 
“All rulers demand that people bend the knee. It’s why they’re rulers. She gave Tarley a choice. A man who had taken up arms against her. What else could she do?” — Tyrion
“Not burn him alive alongside his son.” — Varys
“I am her Hand, not her head. I can’t make her decisions for her.” — Tyrion
“That’s what I used to tell myself about her father. I found the traitors but I wasn’t the one burning them alive. I was only a purveyor of information. It’s what I told myself when I watched them beg for mercy, ‘I’m not the one doing it.’ As the pitch of their screams rose higher, ‘I’m not the one doing it.’ When their hair caught fire and the smell of the burning flesh filled the Thone Room, ‘I’m not the one doing it.” — Varys
“Daenerys is not her father.” — Tyrion
“And she never will be… with the right counsel. You need to find a way to make her listen.” — Varys
 
“I put my trust in you, a stranger, because I knew it was the best chance for my people, for all our people. Now I’m asking you to trust in a stranger because it’s our best chance.” — Jon
 
“Winterfell didn’t just fall into our hands. We took it back, and the Mormonts and the Hornwoods and the Wildlings and the Vale, all of us working together. Now, I’m sure cutting off heads is very satisfying, but that’s not the way you get people to work together.” — Sansa
“And if Jon doesn’t come back, you’ll need their support, so you can work together to give you what you really want.” — Arya
“How can you even think such a horrible thing?” — Sansa
“You’re thinking it right now. You don’t want to be, but the thought just won’t go away.” — Arya
“…I have work to do.” — Sansa
 
“Last time I was here I killed my father with a crossbow.” — Tyrion
“Last time I was here you killed my son with wildfire.” — Davos
 
“He was going to execute me. He knew I was innocent. He didn’t hate me because of anything I did, he hated me because of what I am. The little monster sent to punish him.” — Tyrion
 
“I looked in shops, taverns, brothels. I should have known to come straight to the Street of Steel.” — Davos
“Weren’t you worried about the Goldcloaks?” — Gendry
“I haven’t been here in years. Why should they recognize me? Sometimes I hardly do. Nothing fucks you harder than time.” — Davos
 
“I’ve been getting ready. I never knew what for, but I’ve always known I’d know it when it comes.” — Gendry
 
“Who will you say is the father?” — Jaime
“You.” — Cersei
“People won’t like that.” — Jaime
“Do you remember what father used to say about people?” — Cersei
“The lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.” — Jaime
“Never betray me again.” — Cersei
 
“I saw your father once at Winterfell.” — Jon
“I met yours in my shop.” — Gendry
“You’re a lot leaner.” — Jon
“You’re a lot shorter.” — Gendry
 
“As my father used to say, it’s better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.” — Davos
 
“Yeah. Nobody mind me. All I’ve ever done is live to a ripe old age.” — Davos
 
“What does ‘annulment’ mean?” — Gilly
“It’s when a man sets aside his lawful wife.” — Sam
“Meynard says here that he issued an annulment for Prince Rhaegar and remarried him to someone else at the same time in a secret ceremony in Dorne. Is that a common thing?” — Gilly
 
“Isn’t it your job to talk him out of stupid fucking ideas like this?” — Tormund
“I’ve been failing at that job of late.” — Davos
“How many queens are there now?” — Tormund
“Two.” — Jon
“And you need to convince the one with the dragons or the one who fucks her brother?” — Tormund
“Both.” — Jon
 
“You’re a fucking Mormont? Like the last Lord Commander?” — Tormund
“He was my father.” — Jorah
“He hunted us like animals.” — Tormund
“You returned the favor, as I recall.” — Jorah
“Here we all are at the edge of the world at the same moment heading in the same direction for the same reason.” — Beric
“Our reasons aren’t your reasons.” — Davos
“It doesn’t matter what we think our reasons are. There’s a greater purpose at work and we serve it together whether we know it or not.” — Beric
 

Episode 6: “Beyond the Wall”

“Ever been north before?” — Jon
“Never seen snow before.” — Gendry
“Beautiful, eh? I can breath again. Down south the air smells like pig shit.” —
“You’ve never been down south.” — Jon
“I’ve been to Winterfell.” — Tormund
“That’s the North.” — Jon
 
“How do you live up here? How do you keep your balls from freezing off?” — Gendry
“You have to keep moving. That’s the secret. Walking is good, fighting is better, fucking is best.” — Tormund
“There’s not another woman within 100 miles of here.” — Jon
“We have to make due with what we’ve got.” — Tormund
 
“You spent too much time with the free folk and now you don’t like kneeling. Mance Rayder was a great man, a proud man. The king beyond the wall never bent the knee. How many of his people died for his pride?” — Tormund
 
“What you whinging about?” — The Hound
“I’m not whinging.” — Gendry
“Your lips are moving and you’re complaining about something. That’s whinging.” — The Hound
 
“Your father wanted to execute me.” — Jorah
“I heard.” — Jon
“He was in the right of course. It didn’t make me hate him any less.” — Jorah
 
“One time the boys were shooting arrows with Ser Rodrick. I came out here after and Bran had left his bow behind just lying on the ground. Ser Rodrick would have cuffed him if he saw. There was one arrow in the target. There was no one around, just like now. No one to stop me. So I started shooting. And every shot I had to go out there and get my one arrow and walk back and shoot it again. I wasn’t very good. Finally I hit the bullseye. It could have been the 20th shot or the 50th. I don’t remember. But I hit the bullseye and I heard this…I looked up and he’s standing right here smiling down at me. I knew what I was doing was against the rules. But he was smiling so I knew it wasn’t wrong. The rules were wrong. I was doing what I was meant to be doing and he knew it. Now he’s dead. Killed by the Lannisters with your help.” — Arya
 
“You’re angry. Sometimes anger makes people do unfortunate things.” — Sansa
“Sometimes fear makes them do unfortunate things. I’ll go with anger.” — Arya
 
“I don’t give two shits about Wildlings. Gingers I hate.” — The Hound
“Gingers are beautiful. We are kissed by fire. Just like you.” — Tormund
 
“Did you trip into the fire when you were a baby?” — Tormund
“I didn’t trip. I was pushed.” — The Hound
“Ever since you’ve been mean.” — Tormund
“Will you fuck off?” — The Hound
“I don’t think you’re truly mean. You have sad eyes.” — Tormund
 
“You’re with Brienne of fucking Tarth?” — The Hound
“Well, not with her yet, but I see the way she looks at me.” — Tormund
“How does she look at you? Like she wants to carve you up and eat your liver?” — The Hound
“You do know her.” — Tormund
 
“You don’t much look like him.” — Beric
“Who’s that?” — Jon
“Your father. I suppose you favor your mother.” — Beric
 
“We both serve the same lord.” — Beric
“I serve the North.” — Jon
“The North didn’t raise you from the dead.” — Beric
“The Lord of Light never spoke to me. I don’t know anything about him. I don’t know what he wants from me.” — Jon
“He wants you alive.” — Beric
“Why?” — Jon
“I don’t know.” — Beric
“That’s all anyone can tell me, I don’t know. So what’s the point in serving a god that none of us knows what he wants.” — Jon
“I think about that all the time. I don’t think it’s our purpose to understand except one thing. We’re soldiers. We have to know what we’re fighting for. I’m not fighting so some man or woman I barely know can sit on a throne made of swords.” — Beric
“So what are you fighting for?” — Jon
“Life. Death is the enemy. The first enemy and the last.” — Beric
“But we all die.” — Jon
“The enemy always wins. And we still need to fight him. That’s all I know. You and I wont find much joy while we’re here. But we can keep others alive. We can defend those who can’t defend themselves.” — Beric
“‘I am the shield that guards the realms of men.'” — Jon
“Maybe we don’t need to understand any more than that. Maybe that’s enough.” — Beric
“Aye. Maybe that’s enough.” — Jon
 
“Do you know what I like about you?” — Dany
“I honestly don’t.” — Tyrion
“You’re not a hero.” — Dany
“Oh. I’ve been heroic on occasion. I once charged through the mud gate of King’s Landing.” — Tyrion
“I don’t want you to be a hero. Heroes do stupid things and they die. Drogo, Jorah, Dario, even this Jon Snow, they all try to outdo each other of who can do the stupidist, bravest thing.” — Dany
“It’s interesting these heroes you name. Drogo, Jorah, Dario, even this Jon Snow, they all fell in love with you.” — Tyrion
 

Episode 7: “The Dragon and the Wolf”

“How many barrels?” — Bronn
“500, my lord.” — Soldier
“Get 500 more.” — Bronn
“Yes, my lord.” — Soldier
“I still enjoy it when they call me ‘my lord.'” — Bronn
“The thrill will fade.” —
 
“Men without cocks. You wouldn’t find me fighting in an army if I had no cock. What’s left to fight for?” — Bronn
“Gold?” — Jaime
“I spent my life around soldiers. What do you think they spend that gold on?” — Bronn
“Family.” — Jaime
“Not without a cock, you don’t.” — Bronn
“Maybe it really is all cocks in the end.” — Jaime
“Yet, your brother—” — Bronn
“Yes, he’s always been a champion of the downtrodden.” — Jaime
 
“How many people live here?” — Jon
“A million, give or take.” — Tyrion
“That’s more people than the entire North crammed into that. Why would anyone want to live that way?” — Jon
“There’s more work in the city. And the brothels are far superior.” — Tyrion
 
“Why did they build it?” — Missandei
Dragons don’t understand the difference between what is theirs and what isn’t. Land, livestock, children… Letting them roam free around a city was a problem.” — Jorah
“I imagine it was a sad joke at the end. An entire arena for a few sickly creatures smaller than dogs. But in the beginning, when it was home to Balerion the Dread, it must have been the most dangerous place in the world.” — Tyrion
“Maybe it still is.” — Davos
 
“She’s alive. Arya.” — Brienne
“Where?” — The Hound
“Winterfell.” — Brienne
“Who’s protecting her if you’re here?” — The Hound
“The only one that needs protecting is the one that gets in her way.” — Brienne
“It won’t be me.” — The Hound
 
“Don’t you worry about me. I’m doing all right. Looking after myself.” — Bronn
“Are you? Helping me to arrange this meeting wasn’t exactly looking after yourself, was it? You put yourself at risk.” — Tyrion
“I put yourself at risk. Important difference. It’s your head Queen Cersei’s offered a bag of gold for, it’s not mine. Now, thanks to me, she’s got two traitors’ heads coming right through her door. She can lop them both off as soon as she gets tired of the clever words that pour out their pieholes. All thanks to Ser Bronn of the fucking Blackwater. If that’s not looking after myself, I don’t know what is.” — Bronn
“It’s good to see you again.” — Tyrion
“Yeah, you, too.” — Bronn
 
“I left this shit city because I didn’t want to die in it. Am I going to die in this shit city?” — The Hound
“You might.” — Tyrion
“And this is all your idea. Seems every bad idea has some Lannister cunt behind it.” — The Hound
“And some Clegane cunt to help them see it through.” — Tyrion
 
“Remember me? Yeah, you do. You’re even fucking uglier than I am now. What did they do to you? Doesn’t matter. That’s not how it ends for you, brother.” — The Hound
 
“We are a group of people who do not like one another, as this recent demonstration has shown. We have suffered at each other’s hands. We have lost people we love at each other’s hands. If all we wanted was more of the same, there would be no need for this gathering. We are entirely capable of waging war against each other without meeting face-to-face.” — Tyrion
“So instead, we should settle our differences and live together in harmony for the rest of our days?” — Cersei
“We all know that will never happen.” — Tyrion
“Then why are we here?” — Cersei
“This isn’t about living in harmony. It’s just about living.” — Jon
 
“There is no conversation that will erase the last 50 years.” — Tyrion
 
“I didn’t believe it until I saw them. I saw them all.” — Dany
 
“Ser Jaime.” — Brienne
“It’s been good to see you. I imagine the next time will be across a battlefield.” — Jaime
“We both saw what just happened. We both saw that thing.” — Brienne
“Yes, and I’m not looking forward to seeing more of them. But I’m loyal to the queen and you’re loyal to Sansa and her dolt brother.” — Jaime
“Oh, fuck loyalty!” — Brienne
“Fuck loyalty?” — Jaime
This goes beyond houses and honor and oaths. Talk to the queen.” — Brienne
“And tell her what?” — Jaime
 
“I am more sorry about the children than you could ever know.” — Tyrion
“I will not” — Cersei
“I don’t care. I loved them. You know I did. You know it in your heart if there’s anything left of it.” — Tyrion
“It doesn’t matter. Your love doesn’t matter. Your feelings don’t matter. I don’t care why you did what you did. I only care what it cost us. It cost us our future.” — Cersei
“If there’s no future, then why are we here? Why did you allow me to come?” — Tyrion
“Not to help my enemies collaborate in my destruction.” — Cersei
“Yes, no, not what you hoped for, but you must have hoped for something.” — Tyrion
“What did you hope for? To make Jon Snow submit to your queen.” — Cersei
“Mm, not like this.” — Tyrion
“But eventually, you want everyone to bend the knee to her.” — Cersei
“Yes.” — Tyrion
“Why?” — Cersei
“Because I think she will make the world a better place.” — Tyrion
“You said she’d destroy King’s Landing.” — Cersei
“She knows herself. She chose an advisor who would check her worst impulses instead of feeding them.” — Tyrion
“That’s the difference between you. I don’t care about checking my worst impulses. I don’t care about making the world a better place. Hang the world.” — Cersei
 
“This place was the beginning of the end for my family. ‘A dragon is not a slave.’ They were terrifying. Extraordinary. They filled people with wonder and awe, and we locked them in here. They wasted away. They grew small. And we grew small as well. We weren’t extraordinary without them. We were just like everyone else.” — Dany
 
“You’re not like everyone else. And your family hasn’t seen its end. You’re still here.” — Jon
“I can’t have children.” — Dany
“Who told you that?” — Jon
“The witch who murdered my husband.” — Dany
“Has it occurred to you she might not have been a reliable source of information?” — Jon
 
“I’ve heard gossip that the Dragon Queen is quite beautiful.” — Littlefinger
“What does that have to do with anything?” — Sansa
“Jon is young and unmarried. Daenerys is young and unmarried.” — Littlefinger
“You think he wants to marry her?” — Sansa
“An alliance makes sense. Together, they’d be difficult to defeat. He was named King.” — Littlefinger
“Even if I wanted to, Arya would never go along. She always loved Jon far more than she ever loved me, and she’d kill anyone who betrayed her family.” — Sansa
 
“Perhaps you should fly to Winterfell, Your Grace. You have many enemies in the North. Thousands fell fighting your father. All it takes is one angry man with a crossbow. He’ll see your silver hair on the kingsroad and know that one well-placed bolt will make him a hero. The man who killed the conqueror.” — Jorah
 
“You’ve always known what was right. Even when we were all young and stupid, you always knew. Every step you take it’s always the right step.” — Theon
“It’s not. It may seem that way from the outside, but I promise you, it’s not true. I’ve done plenty of things that I regret.” — Jon
“Not compared to me, you haven’t.” — Theon
“No. Not compared to you.” — Jon
“I always wanted to do the right thing. Be the right kind of person. But I never knew what that meant. It always seemed like there’s like there was an impossible choice I had to make. Stark or Greyjoy.” — Theon
“Our father was more of a father.” — Jon
“He was.” — Theon
“And you betrayed him. Betrayed his memory.” — Jon
“I did.” — Theon
“But you never lost him. He’s a part of you. Just like he’s a part of me.” — Jon
“But the things I’ve done…” — Theon
“It’s not my place to forgive you for all of it. But what I can forgive, I do. You don’t need to choose. You’re a Greyjoy and you’re a Stark.” — Jon
 
“Are you sure you want to do this?” — Arya
“It’s not what I want. It’s what honor demands.” — Sansa
“And what does honor demand?” — Arya
“That I defend my family from those who would harm us. That I defend the North from those who would betray us.” — Sansa
“All right, then. Get on with it.” — Arya
 
“I deny it! None of you were there to see what happened. None of you knows the truth.” — Littlefinger
“You held a knife to his throat. You said, ‘I did warn you not the trust me.'” — Bran
 
“Sometimes when I’m trying to understand a person’s motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What’s the worst reason you have for turning me against my sisterThat’s what you do, isn’t it? That’s what you’ve always done turn family against family, turn sister against sister. That’s what you did to our mother.” — Sansa
 
“When you brought me back to Winterfell, you told me there’s no justice in the world, not unless we make it. Thank you for all your many lessons, Lord Baelish. I will never forget them.” — Sansa
 
“You pledged our forces to fight our common enemy.” — Jaime
“I’ll say whatever I need to say to ensure the survival of our house.” — Cersei
 
The monsters are real. The White Walkers, the dragons, the Dothraki screamers all the frightening stories we heard when we were young, they’re all real. So be it. Let the monsters kill each other. And while they battle in the North, we take back the lands that belong to us.” — Cersei
“And then what?” — Jaime
“And then we rule.” — Cersei
“When the fighting in the North is over, someone wins. You understand that, don’t you? If the dead win, they march south and kill us all. If the living win, and we’ve betrayed them, they march south and kill us all!” — Jaime
 
“I pledged to ride north. I intend to honor that pledge.” — Jaime
“And that will be treason.” — Cersei
“Treason?” — Jaime
“Disobeying your queen.” — Cersei
“Doesn’t matter what I’d call it.” — Jaime
“I told you no one walks away from me.” — Cersei
“Are you going to order him to kill me? I’m the only one you have left.” — Jaime
 
“Come in…Samwell Tarly.” — Bran
“I wasn’t sure if you’d remember me.” — Sam
I remember everything. You helped us get beyond the Wall. You’re a good man.” — Bran
 
“Oh, well, thank you, but, um, I’m not sure that I am. What happened to you beyond the Wall?” — Sam
“I became the Three-Eyed Raven.” — Bran
“Oh! I don’t know what that means…” — Sam
“I can see things that happened in the past. I can see things happening now all over the world. Why did you come to Winterfell?” — Bran
“Um, Jon’s the one to lead the fight against the dead. I know he is. But he can’t do it alone, so I’ve come here to help him.” — Sam
“He’s on his way back to Winterfell with Daenerys Targaryen.”— Bran
“You saw this in a vision? Oh…” — Sam
“He needs to know the truth.” — Bran
“The truth about what?” — Sam
About himself. No one knows. No one but me. Jon isn’t really my father’s son. He’s the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and my aunt.” — Bran
“It’s not…” — Sam
“Dornish bastards are named Sand.” — Bran
“At the Citadel, I transcribed a High Septon’s diary. He annulled Rhaegar’s marriage to Elia. He wed Rhaegar and Lyanna in a secret ceremony.” — Sam
“Are you certain?” — Bran
“It’s what the High Septon wrote in his private diary. I don’t know why he’d lie. Is this something you can see?” — Sam
 
Robert’s Rebellion was built on a lie. Rhaegar didn’t kidnap my aunt. He loved her. And she loved him. And Jon, Jon’s real name…” — Bran
“His name is Aegon.” —
“He’s never been a bastard…He needs to know. We need to tell him.” — Bran
 
“Are you all right?” — Arya
“It’s just strange. In his own horrible way, I believe he loved me.” — Sansa
“You did the right thing.” — Arya
“You did it.” — Sansa
“I’m just the executioner. You passed the sentence. You’re the Lady.” — Arya
“Does that bother you?” — Sansa
“I was never going to be as good a lady as you. So I had to be something else. I never could have survived what you survived.” — Arya
“You would have. You’re the strongest person I know.” — Sansa
“I believe that’s the nicest thing you’ve ever said to me.” — Arya
“Well, don’t get used to it. You’re still very strange and annoying.” — Sansa
“‘In winter, we must protect ourselves. Look after one another.'” — — Arya
“Father.” — Sansa
“I miss him.” — Arya
“Me, too.” — Sansa
 

Season Eight

Episode 1: “Winterfell”

“You should consider yourself lucky. At least your balls won’t freeze off.” — Tyrion
“You take great offense at dwarf jokes, but love telling eunuch jokes. Why is that?” — Varys
“Because I have balls, and you don’t.” — Tyrion
 
“Look at you. You’re a man.” — Jon
“Almost.” — Bran
 
“At once, Your Grace.” — Maester Wolkan
“‘Your Grace.’ But you’re not. Are you? You left Winterfell a king and came back a…I’m not sure what you are now. A lord? Nothing at all?” — Lyanna Mormont
“It’s not important.” — Jon
“Not important? We named you King in the North.” — Lyanna
“You did, my lady. It was the honor of my life. I’ll always be grateful for your faith. But when I left Winterfell, I told you we need allies or we will die. I have brought those allies home to fight alongside us. I had a choice, keep my crown or protect the North. I chose the North.” — Jon
 
“May I ask, how are we meant to feed the greatest army the world has ever seen? While I ensured our stores would last through winter, I didn’t account for Dothraki, Unsullied and two full-grown dragons. What do dragons eat, anyway?” — Sansa
“Whatever they want.” — Dany
 
“The Lady of Winterfell. Has a nice ring to it.” — Tyrion
“So does Hand of the Queen. Depending on the queen, I suppose.” — Sansa
“Last time we spoke was at Joffrey’s wedding. Miserable affair.” — Tyrion
“It had its moments…Apologies for leaving like that.” — Sansa
“Yes, it was a bit hard to explain why my wife fled moments after the king’s murder.” — Tyrion
“We both survived.” — Sansa
“Many underestimated you. Most of them are dead now.” — Tyrion
 
“Cersei told you her army was coming north to fight for you?” — Sansa
“She did.” — Tyrion
“And you believed her?” — Sansa
“She has something to live for now. I believe she wants to survive.” — Tyrion
“I used to think you were the cleverest man alive.” — Sansa
 
“How did you sneak up on me?” — Jon
“How did you survive a knife through the heart?” — Arya
“I didn’t.” — Jon
 
“Sansa thinks she’s smarter than everyone.” — Jon
“She’s the smartest person I’ve ever met.” — Arya
“Now you’re defending her? You?” — Jon
“I’m defending our family. So is she.” — Arya
“Yeah. I’m her family too.” — Jon
“Don’t forget that.” — Arya
 
“You picked the losing side.” — Yara
“Then I’ll sail the Iron Fleet somewhere else…But first I’m gonna fuck the queen.” — Euron
 
“Twenty-thousand men, is it?” — Cersei
“Yes, Your Grace. A few died in transit.” — Harry Strickland
“They cheated at dice. Or maybe I cheated. Someone cheated. They weren’t good fighters. You won’t miss them.” — Euron
“Horses?” — Cersei
“Two thousand.” — Harry Strickland
“And elephants?” — Cersei
“Uh, no elephants, Your Grace.” — Harry Strickland
“That’s disappointing. I was told the Golden Company had elephants.” — Cersei
 
“The queen’s brothers made promises to you and broke them. Her Grace wants to rectify their mistake.” — Qyburn
“She once gave me a castle and a wife, then rectified me right out of them.” — Bronn
“That was Ser Jaime’s doing, not hers. When Queen Cersei wants something, she pays in advance and in gold. Several chests of it, in fact. Waiting for you in a wagon just outside.” — Qyburn
“So, she wants to murder someone, but she can’t send her soldiers. If it’s the Dragon Queen she’s after—” — Bronn
“She has other plans for the Targaryen girl.” — Qyburn
“Yeah, well, good luck with that.” — Bronn
“Our queen’s brothers are unlikely to survive their Northern adventures. But in the event that they do, she has a keen sense of poetic justice.” — Qyburn
“That fucking family…” — Bronn
 
“I wanted those elephants.” — Cersei
 
“So, how do I compare to the fat king?” — Euron
“You’re insulting my late husband?” — Cersei
“Are you offended?” — Euron
“Robert had a different whore every night, but he still didn’t know his way around a woman’s body.” — Cersei
“And the Kingslayer?” — Euron
“You enjoy risking your neck, don’t you?” — Cersei
“Life is boring.” — Euron
“You’re not boring, I’ll give you that.” — Cersei
“Do I please the queen?” — Euron
“You might be the most arrogant man I’ve ever met. I like that. But now I want to be alone.” — Cersei
“I’m going to put a prince in your belly.” — Euron
 
“Our queen respects the wisdom of age.” — Tyrion
“Of course she does. Respect is how the young keep us at a distance, so we don’t remind them of an unpleasant truth.” — Varys
“What is that?” — Tyrion
“Nothing lasts.” — Varys
 
“She doesn’t need to be my friend but I am her queen. If she can’t respect me—” — Dany
 
“Go on.” — Dany
“I don’t know how to ride a dragon.” — Jon
“Nobody does. Until they ride a dragon.” — Dany
“What if he doesn’t want me to?” — Jon
“Then I’ve enjoyed your company, Jon Snow.” — Dany
“What do I hold onto?” — Jon
“Whatever you can.” — Dany
 
“I heard you were here. You left me to die.” — The Hound
“First I robbed you.” — Arya
“You’re a cold little bitch, aren’t you? Guess that’s why you’re still alive.” — The Hound
 
“Do you have any faith in me at all?” — Jon
“You know I do.” — Sansa
“She’ll be a good queen. For all of us. She’s not her father.” — Jon
“No, she’s much prettier…Did you bend the knee to save the North or because you love her?” — Sansa
 
“Would you have done it?” — Sam
“Well, I’ve executed men who disobeyed me.” — Jon
“You’ve also spared men. Thousands of wildlings when they refused to kneel.” — Sam
“I wasn’t a king.” — Jon
“But you were. You’ve always been.” — Sam
 
“My father was the most honorable man I ever met. You’re saying he lied to me all my life.” — Jon
“No. Your father, well, Ned Stark. He promised your mother he’d always protect you. And he did. Robert would have murdered you if he knew. You’re the true king. Aegon Targaryen, Sixth of His Name, Protector of the Realm, all of it.” — Sam
“Daenerys is our queen.” — Jon
“She shouldn’t be.” — Sam
“That’s treason.” — Jon
“It’s the truth. You gave up your crown to save your people. Would she do the same?” — Sam
 

Episode 2: “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

“Do you want me to apologize? I won’t. We were at war. Everything I did, I did for my house and my family. I’d do it all again.” — Jaime
“The things we do for love.” — Bran
 
“Either you knew Cersei was lying and let me believe otherwise, or you didn’t know at all. Which makes you either a traitor or a fool.” — Dany
“I was a fool.” — Tyrion
“Not for the first time.” — Dany
 
“You want to know what they’re like? Death. That’s what they’re like.” — Gendry
“I know Death. He’s got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one.” — Arya
 
“I’m sorry for what I did to you.” — Jaime
“You weren’t sorry then. You were protecting your family.” — Bran
“I’m not that person anymore.” — Jaime
“You still would be, if you hadn’t pushed me out of that window. And I would still be Brandon Stark.” — Bran
 
“Why didn’t you tell them?” — Jaime
“You won’t be able to help us in this fight if I let them murder you first.” — Bran
“What about afterwards?” — Jaime
“How do you know there is an afterwards?” — Bran
 
“They remember what happened the last time Targaryens brought dragons north.” — Jaime
“They’ll come around once they see Daenerys is different.” — Tyrion
“And she is? Different?” — Jaime
“She is.” — Tyrion
“You’re sure about her? ” — Jaime
“I am.” — Tyrion
“She didn’t seem sure about you.” — Jaime
“It’s hard to blame her. I made a mistake common to clever people: I underestimated my opponents.” — Tyrion
 
“Cersei told me the pregnancy had changed her. A chance for you both to start again. And I believed her. Was she lying about the baby too?” — Tyrion
“No, that part is real. She’s always been good at using the truth to tell lies. I wouldn’t be too hard on yourself. She’s fooled me more than anybody…What?” — Jaime
“She never fooled you. You always knew exactly what she was, and you loved her anyway.” — Tyrion
 
“Not the death I would’ve chosen. I always pictured myself dying in my own bed, the age of 80, with a belly full of wine and—” — Tyrion
“A girl’s mouth around your cock.” — Jaime
“At least Cersei won’t get to murder me. I’m sure I’ll feel some satisfaction denying her that pleasure while I’m being ripped apart by dead men. Maybe after I’m dead I’ll march down to King’s Landing and rip her apart.” — Tyrion
 
“When I heard you’d named Tyrion your Hand, it broke my heart.” — Jorah
“When I named him Hand, I didn’t know if I’d ever see you again.” — Dany
“You made the right choice.” — Jorah
“I wasn’t under the impression you liked him very much.” — Dany
“I didn’t. His mouth hardly stopped moving between Volantis and Meereen. It was all I could do not to throw him in the sea. But the mind behind all those words He’s made mistakes. Serious mistakes. As have we all. He owns his and learns from them.” — Jorah
“You’re advising me to forgive the man who stole your position?” — Dany
“I am.” — Jorah
 
“I thought you and I were on the verge of agreement before. About Ser Jaime.” — Dany
“Brienne has been loyal to me, always. I trust her more than anyone.” — Sansa
“I wish I could have that kind of faith in my advisors.” — Dany
“Tyrion is a good man. He was never anything but decent towards me.” — Sansa
“I didn’t ask him to be my Hand simply because he was good. I asked him to be my Hand because he was good, and intelligent, and ruthless when he had to be.” — Dany
 
“He never should have trusted Cersei.” — Dany
“You never should have either.” — Sansa
“I thought he knew his sister.” — Dany
“Families are complicated.” — Sansa
“Ours certainly have been.” — Dany
“A sad thing to have in common.” — Sansa
We have other things in common. We’ve both known what it means to lead people who aren’t inclined to accept a woman’s rule. And we’ve both done a damn good job of it, from what I can tell. And yet, I can’t help but feel we’re at odds with one another. Why is that? Your brother.” — Dany
“He loves you, you know that.” — Sansa
“That bothers you?” — Dany
“Men do stupid things for women. They’re easily manipulated.” — Sansa
“All my life, I’ve known one goal: the Iron Throne. Taking it back from the people who destroyed my family, and almost destroyed yours. My war was against them. Until I met Jon. Now I’m here, half a world away, fighting Jon’s war alongside him. Tell me, who manipulated whom?” — Dany
 
I’m here because I love your brother and I trust him and I know he’s true to his word. He’s only the second man in my life I can say that about.” — Dany
“Who was the first?” — Sansa
“Someone taller.” — Dany
“And what happens afterwards? We defeat the dead, we destroy Cersei. What happens then?” — Sansa
“I take the Iron Throne.” — Dany
“What about the North? It was taken from us, and we took it back. And we said we’d never bow to anyone else again. What about the North?” — Sansa
 
“He’ll come for me. He’s tried before, many times, with many Three-Eyed Ravens.” — Brqn
“Why? What does he want?” —
“An endless night. He wants to erase this world, and I am its memory.” — Bran
“That’s what death is, isn’t it? Forgetting. Being forgotten. If we forget where we’ve been and what we’ve done, we’re not men anymore. Just animals. Your memories don’t come from books. Your stories aren’t just stories. If I wanted to erase the world of men, I’d start with you.” — Sam
 
“Your Grace, I have fought before, I can do it again. Alongside the men and women risking their lives.” — Tyrion
“There are thousands of them and only one of you. You can’t fight as well as they can, but you can think better than any of them. You’re here because of your mind.” — Dany
 
“You’ve had a strange journey.” — Tyrion
“Stranger than most.” — Bran
“I’d like to hear about it.” — Tyrion
“It’s a long story.” — Bran
“If only we were trapped in a castle in the middle of winter, with nowhere to go.” — Tyrion
 
“Everyone seems to forget that I was the first man to kill a White Walker. I’ve killed Thenns.” — Sam
“Thenn.” — Edd
“I’ve saved Gilly more than once. I stole a considerable number of books from the Citadel library, survived the Fist of the First Men. You need me out there.” — Sam
 
“I wish father were here. I would love to see the look on his face when he realizes his two sons are about to die defending Winterfell.” — Tyrion
“That would be something to see.” — Jaime
“I remember the first time we were here, the first time I saw this hall. You were a golden lion. I was a drunken whoremonger. It was all so simple.” — Tyrion
“It wasn’t so simple. I was sleeping with my sister and you had one friend in the world who was sleeping with his sister.” — Jaime
“I was speaking in relative terms.” — Tyrion
“Do you miss it?” — Jaime
“Of course I miss it.” — Tyrion
“Well, my golden-lion days are done, but whoremongering is still an option for you.” — Jaime
“It’s not. Things would be easier if it were…The perils of self-betterment.” — Tyrion
 
“They call you ‘King Killer.'” — Tormund
“I’m sure someone does.” — Jaime
“They call me ‘Giantsbane.’ Want to know why? I killed a giant when I was 10. Then I climbed right into bed with his wife. When she woke up, you know what she did? Suckled me at her teat for three months. Thought I was her baby. That’s how I got so strong. Giant’s milk.” — Tormund
 
“What are you doing up here?” — Arya
“What’s it look like?” — The Hound
“No, I mean, what are you doing up here? You joined the Brotherhood. You went beyond the Wall with Jon. You’re here now. Why? When was the last time you fought for anyone but yourself?
“I fought for you, didn’t I?” The Hound
 
“Oh, for fuck’s sake. May as well be at a bloody wedding.” — The Hound
“My lady, it’s good to see you again. I’m sorry we parted the way we did.” — Arya
“Was he on your list?” — The Hound
“For a little while.” — Arya
“That’s all right. The Lord of Light has brought us together all the same. This is his moment.” — Beric
 
“Where are you going?” — The Hound
“I’m not spending my final hours with you two miserable old shits.” — Arya
 
“I’m not the Red Woman. Take your own bloody pants off.” — Arya
 
“I think we might live. I, I do. How many battles have we survived between us? Ser Davos Seaworth, survivor of both the Blackwater and the Battle of the Bastards.” — Tyrion
“All without a shred off combat ability.” — Davos
“Ser Jaime Lannister, fabled hero of the Siege of Pyke.” — Tyrion
“Fabled loser of the Battle of Whispering Wood.” — Jaime
“Hear, hear! Ser Brienne of Tarth. Defeated the Hound in…pardon me, Lady Brienne.” — Tyrion
“She’s not a ser? You’re not a knight?” — Tormund
“Women can’t be knights.” — Brienne
“Why not?” — Tormund
“Tradition.” — Brienne
“Fuck tradition.” — Tormund
“I don’t even want to be a knight.” — Brienne
“I’m no king. But if I were, I’d knight you 10 times over.” — Tormund
“You don’t need a king. Any knight can make another knight…I’ll prove it. Kneel, Lady Brienne…Do you want to be a knight or not? Kneel…In the name of the Warrior, I charge you to be brave. In the name of the Father, I charge you to be just. In the name of the Mother, I charge you to defend the innocent. Arise, Brienne of Tarth a knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” — Jaime
“Ser Brienne of Tarth! Knight of the Seven Kingdoms!” — Tyrion
 
“We have all we need to win this war.” — Jorah
“I have trained my men, women and children. I have fought before. I can fight again.” — Lyanna
“Please, listen to me. You’re the future of our house.” — Jorah
“I don’t need you to remind me of that.” — Lyanna
“You’ll be safer in the crypt. These things we’re fighting&mdash” — Jorah
“I will not hide underground. I pledged to fight for the North, and I will fight.” — Lyanna
 
“Your father, he taught me how to be a man. How to do what’s right. This is right.” — Sam
“It’s Valyrian steel.” — Jorah
“I’d be honored if you’d take it.” — Sam
“I’ll wield it in his memory to guard the realms of men.” — Jorah
“I’ll see you when it’s through…I hope we win.” — Sam
 
“My name my real name is Aegon Targaryen.” — Jon
“That’s impossible.” — Dany
“I wish it were.” — Jon
“Who told you this?” — Dany
“Bran. He saw it.” — Jon
“He saw it?” — Dany
“And Samwell confirmed it. He read about their marriage at the Citadel without even knowing what it meant.” — Jon
“A secret no one in the world knew except your brother and your best friend. Doesn’t seem strange to you?” — Dany
“It’s true, Dany. I know it is.” — Jon
“If it were true, it would make you the last male heir of House Targaryen. You’d have a claim to the Iron Throne.” — Dany
 

Episode 3: “The Long Night”

“If we were up there, we might see something everyone else is missing. Something that makes a difference…What? Remember the Battle of Blackwater? “I brought us through the Mud Gate.” — Tyrion
“And got your face cut in half.” — Sansa
“And it made a difference. If I was out there right now—” — Tyrion
“You’d die. There’s nothing you can do.” — Sansa
You might be surprised at the lengths I’d go to avoid joining the Army of the Dead. I could think of no organization less suited to my talents.” — Tyrion
“Witty remarks won’t make a difference. That’s why we’re down here, none of us can do anything…It’s the truth. It’s the most heroic thing we can do now, look the truth in the face.” — Sansa
 
“Maybe we should have stayed married.” — Tyrion
“You were the best of them.” — Sansa
“What a terrifying thought.” — Tyrion
“It wouldn’t work between us.” — Sansa
“Why not?” — Tyrion
“The Dragon Queen. Your divided loyalties would become a problem.” — Sansa
 
“Bran, I just want you to know I wish the things I did…” — Theon
“Everything you did brought you where you are now. Where you belong. Home.” — Bran
 
“Clegane! Clegane, we need you! You can’t give up on us.” — Beric
“Fuck off! We can’t beat them. Don’t you see that, you stupid whore? We’re fighting Death! They can’t beat Death.” — The Hound
“Tell her that!” — Beric, about Arya
 
“The Lord brought him back for a purpose. Now that purpose has been served.” — Melisandre
 
“I know you.” Arya
“And I know you.” — Melisandre
“You said we’d meet again.” Arya
“And here we are. At the end of the world.” — Melisandre
“You said I’d shut many eyes forever. You were right about that too.” Arya
“Brown eyes, green eyes, and blue eyes.” — Melisandre
 
“What do we say to the God of Death?” — Melisandre
“Not today.” Arya
 
“Theon, you’re a good man. Thank you.” — Bran
 

Episode 4: “The Last of the Starks”

“We’re here to say goodbye to our brothers and sisters. To our fathers and mothers. To our friends. Our fellow men and women who set aside their differences to fight together and die together so that others might live. Everyone in this world owes them a debt that can never be repaid. It is our duty and our honor to keep them alive in memory for those who come after us and those who come after them for as long as men draw breath. They were the shields that guarded the realms of men. And we shall never see their like again.” — Jon
 
“A fitting reward for a hero…and a Lord of Storm’s End who will be forever loyal to you.” — Tyrion
“See? You’re not the only one who’s clever.” — Cersei
 
“The Lord of Light. We play his game for him, we fight his war and win, and then he fucks off. No signs, no blessing. Who knows what he wants?” — Davos
“I don’t imagine thinking about that subject will leave you any happier than before.” — Tyrion
“And what if I’m not trying to be happy?” — Davos
“Then you’re in luck. We may have defeated them, but we still have us to contend with.” — Tyrion
 
“This is clever. Even better than the saddle I designed for you.” — Tyrion
“It’s the same as the one Daeron Targaryen built for his crippled nephew 120 years ago.” — Bran
“You know our history better than anyone. That will be useful as Lord of Winterfell.” — Tyrion
“I’m not Lord of Winterfell.” — Bran
“You’re the only surviving trueborn son of Ned Stark…You don’t want it.” — Tyrion
“I don’t really want anymore.” — Bran
“I envy you.” — Tyrion
“You shouldn’t envy me. Mostly I live in the past.” — Bran
 
“We did it! We faced those icy fucks. Looked right into their blue eyes, and here we are…Now, which one of you cowards shit in my pants?” — Tormund
 
“She could have made you happy, for a little while.” — Sansa
“There’s only one thing that’ll make me happy.” — The Hound
“And what’s that?” — Sansa
“That’s my fucking business…Used to be you couldn’t look at me.” — The Hound
“That was a long time ago. I’ve seen much worse than you since then.” — Sansa
“Yes, I’ve heard. Heard you were broken in. Heard you were broken in rough. And he got what he deserved.” — The Hound
“I gave it to him.” — Sansa
“How?” — The Hound
“Hounds.” — Sansa
“You’ve changed, Little Bird. None of it would have happened if you’d left King’s Landing with me. No Littlefinger, no Ramsay none of it.” — The Hound
“Without Littlefinger, and Ramsay and the rest, I would have stayed a Little Bird all my life.” — Sansa
 
“I saw him riding that thing. That’s why we all agreed to follow him. That’s the kind of man he is. He’s little, but he’s strong. Strong enough to befriend an enemy and get murdered for it! Most people get bloody murdered, they stay that way. Not this one.” — Tormund
“Yeah, I didn’t have much say in that.” — Jon
“Ah! He comes back and keeps fighting. Here, north of the Wall, and then back here again. He keeps fighting. He keeps fighting. He climbed on a fucking dragon and fought. What kind of person climbs on a fucking dragon? A madman or a king!” — Tormund
 
“I don’t know how to be lord of anything. I hardly know how to use a fork. All I know is that you’re beautiful, and I love you, and none of it will be worth anything if you’re not with me. So be with me. Be my wife. Be the Lady of Storm’s End.” — Gendry
“You’ll be a wonderful lord, and any lady would be lucky to have you. But I’m not a lady. I never have been. That’s not me.” — Arya
 
“I’ve never slept with a knight before.” — Jaime
“I’ve never slept with anyone before.” — Brienne
 
“I wish you’d never told me. If I didn’t know, I’d be happy right now. I try to forget. Tonight I did for a while, and then I saw them gathered around you. I saw the way they looked at you. I know that look. So many people have looked at me that way, but never here. Never on this side of the sea.” — Dany
“I told you I don’t want it.” — Jon
“It doesn’t matter what you want. You didn’t want to be King in the North. What happens when they demand you press your claim, and take what is mine?” — Dany
“I’ll refuse. You are my queen. I don’t know what else I can say.” — Jon
You can say nothing. To anyone, ever. Never tell them who you really are. Swear your brother and Samwell Tarly to secrecy, and tell no one else. Or it will take on a life of its own and you won’t be able to control it or what it does to people. No matter how many times you bend the knee, no matter what you swear. I want it to be the way it was between us.” — Dany
“I have to tell Sansa and Arya.” — Jon
“Sansa will want to see me gone and you on the Iron Throne.” — Dany
“She won’t.” — Jon
“She’s not the girl you grew up with. Not after what she’s seen, not after what they’ve done to her.” — Dany
“I owe them the truth.” — Jon
“Even if the truth destroys us?” — Dany
“It won’t.” — Jon
“It will. I’ve never begged for anything but I’m begging you. Don’t do this. Please.” — Dany
“You are my queen. Nothing will change that. And they are my family. We can live together.” — Jon
“We can. I’ve just told you how.” — Dany
 
“When the people find out what we have done for them, that we saved them—” — Missandei
“Cersei will make sure they don’t believe it…We will hit her hard. We will rip her out root and stem.” — Dany
“The objective here is to remove Cersei without destroying King’s Landing.” — Tyrion
 
“Yara Greyjoy has retaken the Iron Islands in her queen’s name. The new Prince of Dorne pledges his support.” — Varys
“No matter how many lords turn against her, as long as she sits on the Iron Throne, she can call herself Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. We need the capital.” — Dany
 
“The men we have left are exhausted. Many of them are wounded. They’ll fight better if they have time to rest and recuperate.” — Sansa
“How long do you suggest?” — Dany
“I can’t say for certain, not without talking to the officers.” — Sansa
“I came north to fight alongside you at great cost to my armies and myself. Now that the time has come to reciprocate, you want to postpone?” — Dany
It’s not just our people. It’s yours. You want to throw them into a war they’re not ready to fight.” — Sansa
“The longer I leave my enemies alone, the stronger they become.” — Dany
“The Northern forces will honor their promises and their allegiance to the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. What you command, we will obey.” — Jon
 
“We have won the Great War. Now we will win the Last War. In all Seven Kingdoms, men will live without fear and cruelty, under their rightful queen.” — Dany
 
“You understand we’d all be dead if not for her? We’d be corpses marching down to King’s Landing.” — Jon
“Arya’s the one that killed the Night King.” — Sansa
“Her men gave their lives defending Winterfell—” — Jon
“And we will never forget them. That doesn’t mean that I want to kneel to someone who—” — Sansa
“I swore myself and the North to her cause.” — Jon
“I respect that.” — Arya
“You respect it?” — Sansa
“We needed her. We needed her army, her dragons. You did the right thing. And we’re doing the right thing telling you we don’t trust your queen.” — Arya
“You don’t know her yet.” — Jon
“I’ll never know her. She’s not one of us.” — Arya
“If you only trust the people you grew up with, you won’t make many allies.” — Jon
“That’s all right. I don’t need many allies.” — Arya
“Arya…” — Jon
“We’re family. The four of us. The last of the Starks.” — Arya
“I’ve never been a Stark.” — Jon
“You are. You’re just as much Ned Stark’s child as any of us.” — Sansa
“You’re my brother. Not my half-brother or my bastard brother. My brother.” — Arya
“…It’s your choice.” — Bran
“I need to tell you something. But you have to swear you’ll never tell another soul.” — Jon
“What is it?” — Arya
“You have to swear it, before I tell you.” — Jon
“How can I promise to keep a secret if I don’t even know what it is?” — Sansa
“Because we’re family.” — Jon
 
“I’m happy. I’m happy that you’re happy. I’m happy that you’ll finally have to climb for it…Do you know how long I’ve waited to tell tall-person jokes? To climbing mountains!” — Tyrion
 
“What are you doing up North?” — Tyrion
“What are you doing with that?” — Jaime
“Oh, this? This is for you. For both of you.” — Bronn
“You’re supposed to be south.” — Tyrion
“You boys are a pair of gold-plated cunts. Do you know that?” — Bronn
“That’s a bit rude.” — Tyrion
“Year after year, I’ve shoveled Lannister shit, and what do I have to show?” — Bronn
“You’re a knight, thanks to me. — Tyrion
“Thanks to me. And that title’s worth as much as a blond hair from your brother’s ballsack.” — Bronn
“Power resides where men believe—” — Tyrion
“Shut your mouth.” — Bronn
 
“We made a deal long ago. Do you remember?” — Tyrion
“If anyone offered me money to kill you, you’d pay me double. What’s double Riverrun?” — Bronn
“Highgarden.You could be Lord of the Reach.” — Tyrion
“Highgarden? Are you mad?” — Jaime
“It’s better than being dead.” — Tyrion
“He’s not going to kill us. He wouldn’t be talking to us if—” — Jaime
“The way I see it, I only need one of the Lannister brothers alive.” — Bronn
“Highgarden will never belong to a cutthroat.” — Jaime
“No? Who were your ancestors, the ones who made your family rich? Fancy lads in silk? They were fucking cutthroats. That’s how all the great houses started, isn’t it? With a hard bastard who was good at killing people. Kill a few hundred people, they make you a lord. Kill a few thousand, they make you king. And then all your cocksucking grandsons can ruin the family with their cocksucking ways.” — Bronn
 
“For fuck’s sake.” — The Hound
On your own?” — Arya
Not anymore…I don’t like crowds.” — The Hound
“Me neither.” — Arya
“Why not? They all love you now. You’re the big hero.” — The Hound
“Don’t like heroes.” — Arya
“It must have felt good sticking a knife in that horned fucker.” — The Hound
“Felt better than dying…You’re heading to King’s Landing?” — Arya
“I have some unfinished business.” — The Hound
“Me too.” — Arya
“I don’t plan on coming back.” — The Hound
“Neither do I.” — Arya
“Gonna leave me to die again if I get hurt?” — The Hound
“Probably.” — Arya
 
“You know she loves your brother.” — Tyrion
“That doesn’t mean she’ll be a good queen.” — Sansa
“You seem determined to dislike her. A good relationship between the Iron Throne and the North has been the core of every peaceful, prosperous reign we’ve ever known.” — Tyrion
“Jon will be Warden of the North, so a good relationship seems likely.” — Sansa
“I don’t expect him to spend much time here going forward.” — Tyrion
“Well, I suppose that’s up to him.” — Sansa
“Sansa, look at me. With Jon in the capital, you’ll be the true power in the North. I’d feel much better about the future if I left here today believing that you and Daenerys were allies.” — Tyrion
“What are you worried about? Jon’s taking our army with him. Your queen still has her dragons.” — Sansa
“She’s your queen too. You don’t have to be her friend. But why provoke her? How is that in the best interest of your family, or the North, or—” — Tyrion
“You’re afraid of her.” — Sansa
“Every good ruler needs to inspire a bit of fear.” — Tyrion
“I don’t want Jon to go down there. The men in my family don’t do well in the capital.” — Sansa
“No, but as your brother once told me, he’s not a Stark…Are you all right? Her people love her, you’ve seen that. You’ve seen how they fight for her. She wants to make the world a better place. I believe in her.” — Tyrion
“Tyrion, what if there’s someone else? Someone better?” — Sansa
 
“I’m taking the Free Folk home. We’ve had enough of the south. The women down here don’t like me.” — Tormund
“This is the North, you know. And the Free Folk are welcome to stay.” — Jon
“It isn’t home. We need room to wander.” — Tormund
 
“Think of the past 20 years. The war, the murder, the misery. All of it because Robert Baratheon loved someone who didn’t love him back.” — Tyrion
“How many others know?” — Varys
“Including us? Eight.” — Tyrion
“Well, then it’s not a secret anymore. It’s information. If a handful of people know now, hundreds will know soon. Then what happens?” — Varys
“She loses the North. She loses the Vale, Sansa will make sure of that.” — Tyrion
“No, it’s worse than that. He has the better claim to the throne.” — Varys
“He doesn’t want the throne.” — Tyrion
“I’m not sure it matters what he wants. The fact is, people are drawn to him. Wildlings, Northmen. He’s a war hero.” — Varys
“He loves our queen. And she loves him. If we marry them, they could rule together.” — Tyrion
“She’s his aunt.” — Varys
“That never stopped a Targaryen before.” — Tyrion
“No, but Jon grew up in Winterfell. Is marrying your aunt common in the North? You know our queen better than I do. Do you think she wants to share the throne? She does not like to have her authority questioned.” — Varys
“Something she has in common with every monarch who ever lived.” — Tyrion
“I worry about her state of mind.” — Varys
“We are advisors to the queen. Worrying about her state of mind is our job…We still have to take King’s Landing. Maybe Cersei will win and kill us all. That would solve our problems.” — Tyrion
 
“The glory is yours, my queen.” — Euron
“When the war is won, the Lion shall rule the land, the Kraken shall rule the sea, and our child shall one day rule them all.” — Cersei
 
“She’s coming for you.” — Euron
“Of course she is. Keep the gates open. If she wants to take the castle, she’ll have to murder thousands of innocent people first…So much for the Breaker of Chains.” — Cersei
 
“Your grace, I promised you I would look you in the eye and speak directly if I ever thought you were making a mistake. This. is. a mistake.” — Varys
“You saw my child fall from the sky. They took Missandei.” — Dany
“Cersei needs to be destroyed. But if we attack King’s Landing with Drogon, and the Unsullied, and the Dothrkai, tens of thousand so innocents will die. That is why Cersei is bringing into the Red Keep. These are the people you came here to protect. I beg you, your grace, do not destroy the city you came to save. Do not become what you have always struggled to defeat.” — Varys
“Do you believe we’re here for a reason, Lord Varys? I’m here to free the world from tyrants. That is my destiny. And I will serve it no matter the cost.” — Dany
 
“If there’s a chance to avoid the coming slaughter, we should make the effort.” — Tyrion
“Speaking to Cersei will not prevent a slaughter, but perhaps it’s good the people see that Daenerys Stormborn made every effort to avoid bloodshed and Cersei Lannister refused. They should know who to blame when the sky falls down upon them.” — Dany
 
“I have served tyrants most of my life. They all talk about destiny.” — Varys
“She’s a girl who walked into a fire with three stones and walked out with three dragons. How could she not believe in destiny?” — Tyrion
“Perhaps that’s the problem. Her life has convinced her she was sent here to save us all.” — Varys
“And how do you know she wasn’t?” — Tyrion
 
“Have you considered the best ruler might be someone who doesn’t want to rule?” — Varys
“We’re discussing treason.” — Tyrion
“Don’t pretend you haven’t thought about it” — Varys
“Of course I’ve thought about it, but thoughts aren’t treason.” — Tyrion
“He’s temperate. And measured. He’s a man, which makes him more appealing to the lords of Westeros, whose support we’re going to need” — Varys
“Joffrey was a man. I don’t think a cock is a true qualification, as I’m sure you’d agree.” — Tyrion
“And he’s the heir to the throne. Yes, because he’s a man. Cocks are important, I’m afraid.” — Varys
 
“A Targareyan father and Stark mother. Jon is the one man alive who might actually be able to keep the North in the Seven Kingdoms.” — Varys
“How many kings and queens have you served. Five? Six? I’ve lost count.” — Tyrion
“You’ve always known my reasons.” — Varys
“At a certain point you choose a person you believe in and you fight for that person.” — Tyrion
“Even if you know it’s a mistake?” — Varys
“I believe in our Queen. She’ll make the right choice, with the help of her loyal advisors.” — Tyrion
“You know where my loyalty stands. I will never betray the realm.” — Varys
“What is the realm? A vast continent home to millions of people, most of whom don’t care who sits on the Iron Throne.” — Tyrion
“Millions of people, many of whom will die if the wrong person sits on that throne. We don’t know their names, but they’re just as real as you and I. They deserve to live, they deserve food for their children. I will act in their interests, no matter the personal costs.” — Varys
“So what happens to her?…Please…don’t…” — Tyrion
“I’ve spoken as honestly as I can. Each of us has a choice to make. I pray we choose wisely.” — Varys
 
“You think I’m a good man. I pushed a boy out of a tower window, crippled him for life, for Cersei. I strangled my cousin with my own hands, just to get back to Cersei. I would have murdered every man, woman, and child in Riverrun, for Cersei. She’s hateful. And so am I.” — Jaime
 
“I know you don’t care about your people. Why should you? They hate you, and you hate them…You’re not a monster. I know this. I know this because I’ve seen it. You’ve always loved your children. More than yourself. More than Jaime. More than anything. I beg you, if not for yourself than for your child. Your reign is over, but that doesn’t mean your life has to end. It doesn’t mean your baby has to die.” — Tyrion
 
“…Dracarys” — Missandei
 

Episode 5: “The Bells”

“I hope I deserve this. Truly, I do. I hope I’m wrong…Goodbye, old friend.” — Varys, to Tyrion
 
“Far more people in Westeros love you than love me. I don’t have love here. I only have fear.” — Dany, to Jon
 
“Your sister knows how to use her enemies’ weaknesses against them. That’s what she thinks our mercy is: weakness…Mercy is our strength. Our mercy towards future generations who will never again be held hostage by a tyrant.” — Dany, to Tyrion
 
“Where you going?” — Lannister Soldier
“I’m Arya Stark I’m going to kill Queen Cersei.” — Arya
“Think about it. She kills Cersei, the war’s over. There won’t be a siege. You might not even die tomorrow.” — The Hound
“I need to go talk to my captain.” — Lannister Soldier
 
“I drink to eat the skull keeper…I want to eat the skull keeper…I want to see the…” — Tyrion
“We speak the Common Tongue.” — Unsullied
 
“If it weren’t for you, I never would’ve survived my childhood.” — Tyrion
“You would have.” — Jaime
“You were the only one who didn’t treat me like a monster.” — Tyrion
 
“Listen. That’s the sound of a city dying.” — Euron
 
“Another king for you. But I got you! I got you! I’m the man who killed Jaime Lannister.” — Euron
 
“Go home, girl. The fire will get her, or one of the Dothraki. Or maybe that dragon will eat her. It doesn’t matter. She’s dead. And you’ll be dead too if you don’t get out of here.” — The Hound
“I’m going to kill her.” — Arya
“You think you wanted revenge a long time? I’ve been after it all my life. It’s all I care about. And look at me. Look at me! You wanna be like me? You come with me, you die here.” — The Hound
“Sandor. Thank you.” — Arya
 
“Hello, big brother…Yeah, that’s you. That’s what you’ve always been.” — The Hound
 
“I want our baby to live. I want our baby to live. I want our baby to live. Don’t let me die, Jaime. Please don’t let me die.” — Cersei
“It’s all right.” — Jaime
“Please don’t let me die.” — Cersei
“It’s all right.” — Jaime
I don’t want to die.” — Cersei
“Just look—Look at me. Look at me.” — Jaime
“Not like this. Not like this. Not like this.” — Cersei
“Look. Look! Look me in the eye. Don’t look away. Don’t look—Look at me! Just look at me. Nothing else matters. Nothing else matters. Only us.” — Jaime

 

Episode 6: “The Bells”

“She knows who you are. Who you really are. You’ll always be a threat to her. And I know a killer when I see one.” — Arya, to Jon
 
“It just occurred to me. I’m talking to the only man alive who knows where I’m going. So is there life after death?” — Tyrion
“Not that I’ve seen.” — Jon
“I should be thankful. Oblivion is the best I could hope for.” — Tyrion
 
“I chose my fate. The people of King’s Landing did not.” — Tyrion
“I can’t justify what happened. I won’t try. But the war is over now.” — Jon
“Is it? When you heard her talking to her soldiers, did she sound like someone who’s done fighting? She liberated the people of Slaver’s Bay. She liberated the people of King’s Landing. And she’ll go on liberating until the people of the world are free and she rules them all.” — Tyrion
“And you’ve been by her side, counseling her. Until today.” — Jon
“Until today.” — Tyrion
 
“Would you have done it? What? You’ve been up there, on a dragon’s back. You’ve had that power. Would you have burned the city down?” — Tyrion
“I don’t know.” — Jon
“Yes, you do. You won’t say because you don’t want to betray her but you know.” — Tyrion
“What’s it matter what I’d do?” — Jon
“It matters more than anything.” — Tyrion
 
“When she murdered the slavers of Astapor, I’m sure no one but the slavers complained. After all, they were evil men. When she crucified hundreds of Meereenese nobles, who could argue? They were evil men. The Dothraki khals she burned alive? They would have done worse to her. Everywhere she goes, evil men die and we cheer her for it. And she grows more powerful and more sure that she is good and right. She believes her destiny is to build a better world for everyone. If you believed that, if you truly believed it, wouldn’t you kill whoever stood between you and paradise?” — Tyrion
 
“When I was a girl, my brother told me it was made with 1000 swords from Aegon’s fallen enemies. What do 1000 swords look like in the mind of a little girl who can’t count to 20?” — Dany
 
“You can forgive all of them, make them see they made a mistake. Make them understand. Please, Dany.” — Jon
“We can’t hide behind small mercies.” — Dany
 
It’s not easy to see something that’s never been before. A good world.” — Dany
“How do you know? How do you know it’ll be good?” — Jon
“Because I know what is good. And so do you.” — Dany
“I don’t.” — Jon
“You do. You do. You’ve always known.” — Dany
“What about everyone else? All the other people who think they know what’s good.” — Jon
“They don’t get to choose.” — Dany
 
“My lords and ladies. I suppose this is the most important moment of our lives. What we decide today will reverberate through the annals of history. I stand before you as one of the senior lords in the country. A veteran of two wars. And I like to think my experience has led to some small skill in statecraft and underst—” — Edmure
“Uncle? Please sit.” — Sansa
 
“What unites people? Armies? Gold? Flags? Stories. There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it. No enemy can defeat it. And who has a better story than Bran the Broken? The boy who fell from a high tower and lived. He knew he’d never walk again, so he learned to fly. He crossed beyond the Wall, a crippled boy, and became the Three-Eyed Raven. He is our memory, the keeper of all our stories. The wars, weddings, births, massacres, famines. Our triumphs, our defeats, our past. Who better to lead us into the future?” — Tyrion
 
“Giving you to the Unsullied would start a war. Letting you walk free would start a war. So our new king has chosen to send you to the Night’s Watch.” — Tyrion
“There’s still a Night’s Watch?” — Jon
“The world will always need a home for bastards and broken men.” — Tyrion
 
“I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel…” — Tyrion

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