George R.R Martin’s, fantasy novel series ‘A song of ice and fire’, may have to humbly retreat to the sidelines when it comes to the fame that was garnered by its television adaptation. From Season 1, HBO original epic fantasy saga had cemented its place among the top spots on the charts – with Primetime Emmy nominations for all 3 seasons that have been telecasted so far. The tale set in fictional continents of Westeros and Essos have become a rage among worldwide audience.
The global fan base has been on the rise since its debut in 2011 and the show has now been rewarded with a Season 4 scheduled to be telecasted in 2014. The drama series co-created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO, interweaves through a variety of plots. From a civil war and attempts of the exiled last scion to reclaim the throne to the rising threat of the impending winter and mythical creatures – the spectacular storyline deals with issues of social hierarchy, religion, loyalty, corruption, sexuality, civil war, crime, and punishment.
In spite of being constantly ragged by controversies attracted by nudity and violence, the show has earned widespread critical acclaim and an active global fan base. Neither are the awards kept away. Among the impeccable cast, Peter Dinklage deserves special mention for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister – for which he never fails to win an award in the recent times. It would not be a surprise if majority of the popular quotes from ‘Game of Thrones’ were voiced by Tyrion. Here are our Top 10 picks from the unending list of powerful words by R.R Martin:
Top 10 Best Quotes from Game of Thrones
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
Fear cuts deeper than swords.
There is only one god and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: “Not today.
When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.
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.
What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.
Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feetdeep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the longnight, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little childrenare born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt andhungry, and the white walkers move through the woods
When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side?