Quotes from ‘A Game of Thrones’ // Tyrion’s Perspective

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Few characters have the wit and personality of Tyrion Lannister. Here are the top quotes from A Song of Ice and Fire Book One: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin:

(Disclaimer: I own none of these words. I’m just a fan enjoying the fantasy novels. Not affiliated with publishers or the author.)

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  1. “Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.” [Tyrion]GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA
  2. “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]
  3. “The Night’s Watch is a midden heap for all the misfits of the realm.” [Tyrion]
  4. “Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.” [Tyrion]
  5. “If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or later someone will loose an arrow at him.” [Tyrion]
  6. “We all need to be mocked from time to time, Lord Mormont, lest we start to take ourselves too seriously.” [Tyrion]
  7. “The young ones need to forget the lives they left behind them, the brothers and mothers and all that. A visit home would only stir up feelings best left alone.” [Mormont]
  8. “…a long summer always meant a long winter to come…” [Mormont]
  9. “You must make them understand. I tell you, my lord, the darkness is coming.” [Mormont]
  10. “They are running, my lord…but running from what?” [Lord Mormont]
  11. “…a vast white road with no beginning and no end and a dark abyss on either side.” [Narrator, on the Wall]
  12. “I decline to deliver any message that might get me killed.” [Tyrion]
  13. “The enemy were all vanquished or vanished.” [Narrator]
  14. “He was a bee in a stone honeycomb, and someone had torn off his wings.” [Narrator]
  15. “Submission and silence would have been his best defenses.” [Narrator]
  16. “Not impregnable, merely inconvenient.” [Tyrion]
  17. “His brother never untied a knot when he could slash it in two with his sword.” [Narrator]
  18. “His mouth had gotten him into this cell; it could damn well get him out.” [Narrator]GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA
  19. “I fought for you, but I do not love you.” [Bronn]
    “It was your blade I needed, not your love.” [Tyrion]
  20. “If a man was mad enough to put out his own eye, he was unlikely to be gentle to his enemies.” [Narrator]
  21. “No sword is strong until it’s been tempered.” [Lord Tywin]
  22. “Would the boy bring his wolves to war with him?” [Narrator, Tyrion thinking]
  23. “He left the living to look after the dead…” [Narrator]
  24. “Tywin was oft quiet in council, preferring to listen before he spoke.” [Narrator]
  25. “A man who fights for coin is loyal only to his purse.” [Kevan]GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA
  26. “Two battles do not make a war. We are far from lost.” [Ser Addam]

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