A Song of Ice and Fire top quotes collection

“There is only one God, and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: “Not today.”- Syrio Forel

“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” –Tyrion Lannister

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – Jojen Reed

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.”- Syrio Forel

“Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.”- Tyrion Lannister

“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”- Eddard Stark

“If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.” – Eddard Stark

“My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind . . . and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” – Tyrion Lannister

Better to mock the game than to play it and lose. – Genna Lannister

“When a dog goes bad, the fault lies with his master.” Kevan Lannister

“Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?”- Bran Stark

“That is the only time a man can be brave” – Eddard Stark

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” – Tyrion Lannister

“Why should death make a man truthful, or even clever? The dead are likely dull fellows, full of tedious complaints – the ground’s too cold, my gravestone should be larger, why does he get more worms than I do…” – Dolorous Edd

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

“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.” – Eddard Stark

“So many vows … they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It’s too much. No matter what you do, you’re forsaking one vow or another.” – Jaime Lannister

“There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.” – Jon Snow

“He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.” – Salladhor Saan

“Every flight begins with a fall”- The Three Eyed Crow

“Old stories are like old friends. You have to visit them from time to time”- Old Nan

“I’ve never been quite sure what the point of a eunuch is, if truth be told. It seems to me they’re only men with the useful bits cut off.” – Olenna Redwyne

“His Grace is growing fond of you.”- Melisandre
“I can tell. He only threatened to behead me twice.”- Jon Snow

“We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we start to take ourselves too seriously.”- Tyrion Lannister

“You make us look bad”- Toad
“You looked bad before I ever met you” –  Jon Snow

“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.”- Tyrion Lannister


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