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Top Ten Badass Quotes from Game of Thrones

” I will do what queens do. I will rule.”

Source: HBO / Game Of Thrones

We’ve got another month to wait until Game of Thrones (finally) returns to our lives – and the anticipation is nearly killing us. How have we coped for nearly a year without some of the finest one-liners TV has ever witnessed? If you are in need of a Game of Thrones fix to get you through the wait, you can always lurk on the HBO website for previews… or just start living your life like a real Westerosi badass.

To help make the wait a bit more bearable, we’ve put together our definitive list of the most badass, brilliant, insta-tweeted Game of Thrones quotes from the series so far. These lines shouldn’t only be reserved for the people of Westeros, though. There are many real-life scenarios when these quotes are the perfect response…

Quote 1: There is only one thing we say to Death – not today. – Syrio Forel

Real life use: You’ve narrowly avoided walking in front of a bus in a sleep-deprived state on the way to work. (Take note, Tom Cruise).

Quote 2: The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword – Eddard Stark

Real life use: The traffic warden who ticketed your car two minutes after it expired has already disappeared without a trace.

Quote 3: I will not be a page in someone else’s history book. — Stannis Baratheon

Real life use: Your folks are urging you to give up your ambitions of becoming an international superstar/X Factor winner and get a ‘real job’ instead.

Quote 4: People have been swinging at me for years; they always seem to miss – Jaime Lannister

Real life use: Your boss seems to have it in for you all the time – but you manage to keep outsmarting them by doing a sterling job.

Quote 5: Turn us away and we will burn you first – Daenerys Targaryen

Real life use: The bouncers at a club are refusing to let you and your mates in for some totally unfair reason, like not being able to stand up without help.

Quote 6: If you ever call me sister again, I’ll have you strangled in your sleep – Cersei Lannister

Real life use: The really annoying woman you keep bumping into on a night out thinks you are BFFs, even though you don’t really know her.

Quote 7: A very small man can cast a very large shadow. – Varys

Real life use: You’ve not been promoted for three years straight and are plotting ways to unleash your Machiavellian side at work.

Quote 8: A mind needs books as a sword needs whetstone if it is to keep its edge – Tyrion Lannister

Real life use: Your mates are making fun of you for carrying on buying stone-age paper books instead of keeping up with technology.

Quote 9: A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep – Tywin Lannister

Real life use: When everyone at work thinks the inspired idea you came up with for the project you’re working on, basically sucks.

And finally….

Quote 10: I will do what queens do. I will rule. — Daenerys Targaryen

Real life use: Just all the time, for everything, ever. Yes.

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