LISTED: The 45 best "Game of Thrones" quotes (from all 8 seasons)

The 45 best “Game of Thrones” quotes (from all 8 seasons)

The show has left us. With a heavy heart and 10 years’ worth of wisdom.

Series featured:
"Game of Thrones"
Creators:
Dan Weiss and David Benioff
Network:
HBO

Now that it’s over, HBO’s epic series “Game of Thrones” cascades into the rear-end of our memories. Though it’s no question that it will rest indelible for a long time in our minds, we took it upon ourselves to collect some of the best quotes the show left us with.

These lines are said over the ten years that the show has existed and they culminate to last week’s grim yet hopeful finale. For the sake of those who have yet to see the episode, I’ll speak in very vague terms of what went down. Westeros has broken the wheel, but that’s no thanks to humanity.

Watch the series finale’s preview here:

Without any more dilly-dallying, here are 45 of the best “Game of Thrones” quotes pulled from all of its eight seasons.

  1. “Love is the death of duty.” – Master Aemon, Jon Snow

  2. “Any man who must say, ‘I am the king,’ is no true king. I’ll make sure you understand that when I’ve won your war for you.” – Tywin Lannister

  3. “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

  4. “Remember what you are and what you are not.” – Ramsay Snow

  5. “I will not become a page in someone else’s history book.” – Stannis Baratheon

  6. “Angry snakes lash out. It makes chopping off their heads that much easier.” – Daenerys Targaryen

  7. “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” – Arya Stark

  8. “So many men, they risk so little. They spend their lives avoiding danger. And then they die.” – Petyr Baelish

  9. “I failed. Good. Now go fail again.” – Davos Seaworth

  10. “A ruler who kills those devoted to her is not a ruler who inspires devotion.” – Tyrion Lannister

  11. “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.” – Ned Stark, Sansa Stark

  12. “There is only one thing we say to death: Not today.” – Syrio Forel

  13. “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.” – Petyr Baelish

  14. “I was nothing at all. And when you’re nothing at all, there’s no reason to be afraid.” – Samwell Tarly

  15. “It’s 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.” – Oberyn Martell

  16. “No one can survive in this world without help. No one.” – Jorah Mormont

  17. “The occasional kindness will spare you all sorts of trouble down the road.” – Cersei Lannister

  18. “People die at their dinner tables, 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.” – Petyr Baelish

  19. “No matter who you are, no matter how strong you are, sooner or later, you’ll face circumstances beyond your control.” – Cersei Lannister

  20. “It is beautiful beneath the sea, but if you stay too long, you’ll drown.” – Three-Eyed Raven

  21. “The freedom to make my own mistakes was all I ever wanted.” – Mance Rayder

  22. “It doesn’t matter what we want. Once we get it, then we want something else.” – Petyr Baelish

  23. “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone. That’s why I read so much.” – Tyrion Lannister

  24. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” – Cersei Lannister

  25. “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.” – Ned Stark

  26. “A lion does not concern himself with the opinion of sheep.” – Tywin Lannister

  27. “The big fish eat the little fish and I keep on paddling.” – Lord Varys

  28. “I need you to become the man you were always meant to be. Not next year, not tomorrow, now.” – Tywin Lannister

  29. “The past is gone for good. You can sit here mourning its departure, or prepare for the future.” – Petyr Baelish

  30. “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.” – Petyr Baelish

  31. “I’m not going to stop the wheel, I’m going to break the wheel.” – Daenerys Targaryen

  32. “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… and I don’t need your permission to defend the North.” – Lyanna Mormont

  33. “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

  34. “It’s easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor.” – Tywin Lannister

  35. “Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are never safe.” – Arya Stark

  36. “There’s a beast in every man, and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand.” – Jorah Mormont

  37. “By what right does the wolf judge the lion?” – Jamie Lannister

  38. “Nothing isn’t better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing.” – Arya Stark

  39. “I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples, bastards, and broken things.” – Tyrion Lannister

  40. “The things I do for love.” – Jamie Lannister

  41. “I have always found revenge to be the purest of motivations.” – Petyr Baelish

  42. “There’s no cure for being a cunt.” – Bronn

  43. “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 of Tarth

  44. “For the night is dark and full of terrors.” – Melissandre

  45. “Dracarys” – Missandei

Beyond its sheer spectacle, “Game of Thrones” left us with words. It’s what we’ll take away from all the scheming and warring.

If you think we missed important quotes, please let us know in the comments and we’ll be happy to add them.