Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 8 is where the Season really starts heating up, though I suppose you could say that with pretty much every episode, so as a result there are some banging quotes. Check out our best quotes from Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 8.
1. “If you lose your father dies, your sisters die, we die” – Catelyn Stark
When Robb asks his mother about the stakes of the war they start to free Ned and the girls, Cat provides a grave and honest response: win this war, or the Starks will perish.
2. “And if the day ever comes when you’re tempted to sell me out, remember this: whatever their price, I’ll beat it. I like living” – Tyrion Lannister
Tyrion shows he has intelligence as well as humor and gold while walking back from the Eyrie with the sellsword Bronn, who won Tyrion’s freedom by beating Lysa’s champion in a trial of combat. Though the two are being friendly to each other, Bronn is still a sellsword, and Tyrion says if Bronn ever wants to sell Tyrion out then he’ll double the price. He says all this while whistling merrily.
3. “In my own bed, at the age of 80, with a belly full of wine and a girl’s mouth around my cock” – Tyrion Lannister
When asked by the hill tribes of the Vale how he would like to die, Tyrion’s answer includes all the things you might expect from his dying wish. Wine and sex.
The rise of Daenerys from a girl sold into marriage into a Khaleesi of the Dothraki and the rightful ruler of the seven kingdoms is one of the main themes in Season 1, and each episode she warms into her position a bit more. This time, after Jorah tells her she can’t save all the slaves from a village the Dothraki have just sacked, she shoots him down, adamantly saying she will. This also marks the beginning of her exploits to stop slavery in the world.
5. “Tell Lord Tywin winter is coming for him. 20,000 northerners marching south to find out if he really does shit gold” – Robb Stark
After capturing a Lannister scout in their camp, Robb decides not to kill him, instead letting him go as a sign of confidence to intimidate Lord Tywin. He tells him that the might of the North is marching towards Tywin to find out if the common joke about the head of the Lannister family — that he shits gold — is true.
6. “The realm, my lord. Someone must” – Lord Varys
We’re unsure if we should believe Varys when Ned asks him who he serves and the eunuch replies with the Realm, but we’d like to. In the egotistical world where each person looks out only for themselves, no one is left to serve the people’s common interest, which Varys is claiming he does in this quote.
7. “Your meat… is bloody tough!” – Greatjon Umber
After Robb’s direwolf bites off the fingers of the Greatjon for raising a weapon against his liege lord, something that Robb informs everyone that Ned said carried the death penalty, it looks as though fighting between the Northern families may erupt over dinner. The Greatjon defuses the situation though, by taking the way out that Robb gives him (that he was going to cut Robb’s meat with the weapon he drew) and saying it’s tough.
8. “You wouldn’t know him” – Bronn
As Tyrion is introducing Bronn and the Hill Tribe leaders to his father, using their names and their father’s names as is custom, he pauses at Bronn. Bronn fills in for him, simply saying to Tywin that he wouldn’t know him. Bronn doesn’t care to pander to the most powerful man in Westeros.
9. “Even now I could cut through the five of you like carving a cake!” – Ser Barristan Selmy
After Joffrey and Cersei effectively kick Barristan out of the Kingsguard, the Knight chucks down his cloak out of disgust. He then raises his sword, eliciting the five Kingsguard to do the same. His power and skill in combat is legendary, though, and we see this from his confidence where he claims even in his old age he could kill them all handily.
10. “I tried telling your brother, he’s marching the wrong way. All these swords, they should be going North, boy. North, not south. The cold winds are rising” – Osha
Osha says to Bran what she said to Robb, that the Northern houses were marching the wrong way. While they head south to fight one war, a more deadly force is amassing in the cold, deep fringes of the North.
Check out some of the other great quotes from Game of Thrones Season 1 with our quote compilation of S1 Episode 7 and Episode 1.
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