Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 7 features some dark scenes and, consequently, some dark quotes. Here are our collection of the best, most memorable quotes from Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 7.
1. “The more people you love, the weaker you are. You’ll do things for them that you know you shouldn’t do. You’ll act the fool to make them happy, to keep them safe. Love no one but your children; on that front a mother has no choice” – Cersei Lannister
After Cersei finds out Sansa has flowered and is able to bear Joffrey’s children, she gives Sansa a deep lecture about love, telling her to avoid loving anyone but her children, as a mother has to, as attachment will only limit and endanger you.
2. “No one can survive in this world without help” – Jorah Mormont
Omnipresent at Dany’s side for when she’s lost as confused is our Jorah, and this quote is no different. After finding out her dragon’s are stolen, the young princess becomes paranoid and worries about trusting people as no one has any idea where her dragons are. In a calming manner, Jorah reminds her that the world is too hostile to live without people’s help, reminding her that she has to trust some people.
3. “Do you think I’d be in my position if I’d lost a war?” – Tywin Lannister
Arya, acting as a Northern peasant girl right under the Lannister’s noses, pries at Tywin’s background by asking if he’s ever lost a war. The hardened battle commander provides a question to her question, introducing Arya to the nonsensicalness of her thought.
4. “Most girls are idiots” – Arya Stark
After fondly retelling the story of how the Targaryens sacked Harrenhal, Arya’s affection for the dragon-riders is evident. As a response, Tywin probes to see if these people were heroin’s of hers, seeming surprised and asking her that aren’t most girls obsessed with pretty princesses. Arya’s stubbornness and lovable roguishness makes this quote so great, saying that most girls, the ones that think that way, are idiots. This, of course, can be related to Sansa.
5. “It’s better to be cruel than weak”- Theon Greyjoy
Worried about appearing weak to his men, Theon says he’d rather be cruel than weak when hunting the Stark boys who had escaped his tyrannical clutch over Winterfell. It certainly shows he’s beginning to accept the Iron way of life.
6. “Who wants to die defending a Lannister?” – Brienne of Tarth
Jaime pisses off just about the whole of the North of Westeros when he kills Lord Karstark’s son in his bid to escape imprisonment. Brienne ponders with whether he’ll survive the night from the threat of retribution, using the logic that no one will defend him when the Karstark’s come baying for blood as no one wants to die defending a Lannister.
7. “A man is what others say he is and no more” – Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Xaro defends himself when Daenerys semi-accuses him of stealing her dragons with an interesting point of view. He says seeing as he vouched for her to enter the city, under the pretense that she did indeed possess dragons, his word would mean nothing if Dany could not produce them to show she really is the Mother of Dragons. It’s strange to hear the richest man in Qarth, and possibly the entirety of Essos, make such a proclamation, but it’s thought-provoking nonetheless.
8. “No, it gives me joy to kill people” – The Hound
Sansa asks, with enough fear in her voice as it is, if it gives Sandor Clegane joy to scare people. This is too tame is seems for the Hound, as he replies it is killing people that gives him joy.
9. “Did you pull a knife on me in the night?” – Ygritte
Ygritte and Jon’s hilarious relationship continues after waking up from a night’s sleep, with Ygritte asking if Jon had pulled a knife on her in the night. It appears she felt something long and hard press against her.
10. “If someone tried to tell us we couldn’t lie down as man and women we’d… shove a spear up his arse” – Ygritte
Ygritte’s romanticized telling of how it is to be one of the free folk involves many good arguments to try to turn Jon, this one holding particular weight for its theme and colorful language.
11. “You know nothing, Jon Snow” – Ygritte
This is the first time Ygritte says this iconic Game of Thrones quote to Jon. What prompted her to say what would become one of the series’ most famous and best love quotes was this: after saying she can teach Jon how to have sex, Jon defensively says he already knows how to, eliciting this first “You know nothing, Jon Snow” out of Ygritte in response.
Be sure to check out previous episodes from Game of Thrones Season 2 for some more context on these quotes, such as Episode 5 and Episode 6. Or, check out our full list of Game of Thrones quotes from Season 1.
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