If you’re one of the few people who hasn’t yet seen a single episode of Game of Thrones, then I don’t know what you’re waiting for. And if you didn’t even hear about the show, you’re probably not from this planet.

Thrilling and entertaining, Game of Thrones proved to be a massive success from its very first season.

While some criticize the level of violence, nudity and the impact it has on its audience, the show continues to be one of the best on TV. Its plot lines and memorable characters have all the ingredients to hook viewers in. But besides magic and dragons, Game of Thrones mostly considers the human character and what individuals are willing to do for power or survival.

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As George R. R. Martin stated: “The true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves.”

Cheers to that, Mr. Martin! Monsters probably lack imagination compared to what people are capable of under certain circumstances, and Game of Thrones paints that picture perfectly.

Here’s our collection of the best Game of Thrones quotes.


The powerful have always preyed on the powerless. That’s how they became powerful in the first place.

— Tyrion Lannister


A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.

— Tywin Lannister


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.

— Lord Varys


A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone. That’s why I read so much.

— Tyrion Lannister


The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.

— Ned Stark


Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again.

— Petyr Baelish


The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb; they cling to the real or the gods or love.

— Petyr Baelish


There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today.’

— Syrio Forel


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 Lannister


Any man who must say ‘I am the King’ is no true King.

– Tywin Lannister


It’s the family name that lives on. It’s all that lives on.

— Tywin Lannister


You know nothing, Jon Snow.

– Ygritte


It’s easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor.

— Tyrion Lannister


Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are never safe.

— Arya Stark


There’s a beast in every man, and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand.

— Jorah Mormont


By what right does the wolf judge the lion?

— Jaime Lannister


Nothing isn’t better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing.

— Arya Stark


A ruler who kills those devoted to her is not a ruler who inspires devotion.

— Tyrion Lannister


I have always found revenge to be the purest of motivations.

— Petyr Baelish


It’s better to be cruel than weak.

– Theon Greyjoy


The freedom to make my own mistakes was all I ever wanted.

– Mance Rayder