10 Memorable Quotes from Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones became over the years more than a novel, more than a successful TV show and more than a brand. George R. R. Martin created a real cult, gathering followers from all the corners in the world, waiting, hoping, craving to further adventure themselves in the universe of their favorite characters. A Song of Ice and Fire counts five novels so far, with two more to go, while HBO’s most appraised TV show in the last years keeps us on the verge with Season 3. But how many of us remember the feeling of reading the first novel, the foundation where it all began? Do we still shiver, remembering memorable quotes that became true words of wisdom, guidelines to follow? Today we will take a journey back to Martin’s world, evoking ten of the most memorable quotes in the first novel. And although we’d love to see a graphic novel adapted on Game of Thrones, for now we’ll have to use photos which are in the property of HBO’s TV show.

1. “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

Tyrion Lannister on the utility of books.

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2. “Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.”

Bran Stark on the courage of man sentenced to death

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3. “There is only one god and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: “Not today.”

Syrio Forel, talking to Sansa Stark about religion

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4. “When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”

Cersei Lannister to Eddard Stark about dangerous schemes

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5. “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 to his younger son, Bran, about executions

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6. “I swear to you, sitting a throne is a thousand times harder than winning one.”

King Robert Baratheon to Eddard Stark about how hard it is to rule a kingdom

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7. “Fear cuts deeper than swords”

Syrio Forel to Arya Stark as he teaches her sword mastery

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8. “Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.”

Tyrion Lannister to Jon Snow about not caring about people mockery

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9. “Be careful you don’t cut yourself. The edges are sharp enough to shave with.” “Girls don’t shave”, Arya said. “Maybe they should. Have you ever seen the Septa’s legs?”

Jon Snow giving Arya a sword as a parting gift

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10. “I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men.”

The Oath of the Brothers of the Night’s Watch

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