Game of Thrones was a show that gripped the world. It’s practically impossible that you run into someone who hasn’t heard of the show. Such was its popularity that people who couldn’t afford to stream it on HBO, were desperate enough to see it “illegally”. To give you an idea, new stats from the online piracy data firm Muso suggested that the April 14, 2019 season premiere of HBO’s hit series was downloaded or watched illegally more than 54 million times in the 24 hours after it aired. For context, Nielsen’s tracking puts the total number of legal viewers on Sunday night at 17.4 million.
So, it isn’t a surprise that a lot of character dialogues have gained traction in the pop culture. And today we will highlight the top 15 best quotes from the iconic show written by George R.R Martin and produced by David Benioff and D.B Weiss.
Here are the 15 Most Iconic Quotes from your favorite show Game Of Thrones Quotes
1- “A Lannister always pays his debts.” – House Lannister
Who can forget the cocky and unapologetically proud Lannister family? This is a quote that has received a cult status. The quote generally means that the Lannisters are filthy rich thus can afford to pay back what they owe on the dark side it also means that you should never mess with a Lannister.
2. “Hold the door.” – Hodor
Hodor was one the most fan-favorite characters of the show. And when the audience finally got to know the story behind the word, it broke everyone’s heart.
3. “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.” – Lord Baelish
It’s not often that a show can present the anti hero in way loved and appreciated by the audience. Popularly known as Little Finger, Peter Baelish was the master of deceit and tricks. He was a narcissist and in his opinion chaos was a stepping stone to becoming the most powerful man in Westeros.
4.”Valar Morghulis” – Valyrian saying
This in high Valyrian means “All men must die”, and is usually followed by “Valar Morghulis” which means “All men must serve”.
5. “What do we stay to the God of Death? Not Today!” – Syrio Forel
Syrio Forel was Arya Stark’s sword instructor for a brief time in King’s Landing. Although, his screen time was limited, his iconic dialogue still resonates with fans.
6. “The night is dark and full of terrors.” – Melisandre
The Red Witch, hated by some and crushed on by others. She was a controversial character due to her firm and unwavering belief in the One True God a.k.a The Lord of Light.
7. “Any man who must say ‘I am the King’ is no true King.” – Tywin Lannister
He was perhaps the most important character in the entire series. A military strategist, who’s genius was loved admired and hated by all. This quote was used for the cocky King Joffery(the most hated character), who was the King at that point.
8. “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
Tyrion, through his unparalleled wisdom reminding us to never bow down to bullies.
9. “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.” – Tyrion Lannister
That’s wisdom with a swagger.
10. “A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.” – Tywin Lannister
This is an egotistical statement from the best egoist in the entire show.
11. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” – Cersei Lannister
Yes people, not only the men of the Lannister clan are cocky but women as well. They’ve got a Lion on their coat of arms, how much more vain can you get?
12. “You know nothing, Jon Snow.” – Ygritte
FYI, Jon knows things. It is just that he was in a situation where he knew nothing about that culture and was making assumptions. You know nothing is just an idiom that means at that situation/moment Jon was so far off the mark that he would appear to know nothing at all.
13. “Winter is coming.” – House Stark
“Winter Is Coming” is the motto of House Stark, one of the Great Houses of Westeros. The meaning behind these words is one of warning and constant vigilance.
14. “The North remembers.” – House Stark
‘The North Remembers’ is an oft-repeated phrase among the Northerners. It means that the Northerners don’t easily forget past events, especially betrayals.
15. “Night gathers, and now my watch begins” – Night’s Watch
All members of the Night’s Watch swear the following oath after finishing the initial training. Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. … I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.