Game of Thrones isn’t just a battle of swords, but quotes too. In “The Queen’s Justice,” many fought for the upper hand but few achieved it.
There was less physical fighting in “The Queen’s Justice” compared to other Game of Thrones episodes, but the battles raged nonetheless. Power players continued to fight for dominance, only they used words instead of weapons. There were many who came out on top, putting the opponent in their place by shaming them or scaring them. Who needs swords when you have tongues?
Daenerys: Do you know what kept me standing through all those years in exile? Faith. Not in any gods, not in myths and legends. In myself. In Daenerys Targaryen… I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms, and I will.
Jon: You’ll be ruling over a graveyard if we don’t defeat the Night King.
Jaime: There are always lessons in failures.
Olenna: Yes. You must be very wise by now.
Sansa: You don’t know Cersei better than anyone here.
Petyr: I only meant to say–
Sansa: That the woman who murdered my mother, father, and brother is dangerous? Thank you for your wise counsel.
Jaime: This same mob spat at my sister not long ago. And if you turn on us, they’ll cheer to see your head mounted on a spike.
Euron: Or yours. They just like severed heads, really.
Jon: I’m not a Stark
*Dragon swoops over Jon*
Ebrose: Many maesters whose chains are heavy with healing links have attempted it and failed. Yet you succeeded. How?
Sam: I read the books and followed the instructions.
Varys: If you don’t mind my saying, I don’t think you should return to Westeros. I’m not sure you’d be safe here.
Melisandre: I will return, dear Spider, one last time. I have to die in this strange country, just like you.
Daenerys: We all enjoy what we’re good at.
Jon: I don’t.
- Euron: Does she like it gentle or rough? A finger in the bum? Shh, shh, shh, shh, not now. We’ll talk later.
- Cersei: From what I gather, she considers herself more of a revolutionary than a monarch. In your experience, how do bankers usually fare with revolutionaries? The Lannisters owe the Iron Bank quite a lot of money, but Lannisters always pay their debts. Do former slaves or Dothraki or dragons?
Missandei: You stand in the presence of Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne, rightful Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains.
Davos: This is Jon Snow…. He’s King in the North.
Theon: I couldn’t save her. I tried.
Harrag: You wouldn’t be here if you tried.
- Ebrose: You were expecting a reward. Your reward is not being immediately expelled from the Citadel. You’d better get started. And careful of the paper mites. They like flesh as well.
Tyrion: But a wise man once said that you should never believe a thing simply because you want to believe it.
Daenerys: Which wise man said this?
Tyrion: I don’t remember.
Daenerys: Are you trying to present your own statements as ancient wisdom?
Tyrion: I would never do that. To you.
- Olenna: I had never seen the poison work before. Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me.