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Cersei Lannister (Character)
from "Game of Thrones" (2011)

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"Game of Thrones: Lord Snow (#1.3)" (2011)
Cersei Lannister: Everyone who isn't us is an enemy.

Cersei Lannister: A good king knows when to save his strength and when to destroy his enemies.

Cersei Lannister: When Aerys Targaryen sat on the Iron Throne, your father was a rebel and a traitor. Someday, you'll sit on the throne, and the truth will be what you make it.
Joffrey Baratheon: [about Sansa] ... Do I have to marry her?
Cersei Lannister: Yes, she's very beautiful, and young... and if you don't like her, you only need to see her on formal occasions, and when the time comes, to make little princes and princesses... and if you'd rather fuck painted whores, you'll fuck painted whores. And if you'd rather lie with noble virgins, so be it. You are my darling boy, and the world will be exactly as you want it to be.

Jaime Lannister: I think we can outfox a ten year old.
Cersei Lannister: And my husband?
Jaime Lannister: I'll go to war with him if I have to... they can write a ballad about us, "The War for Cersei's Cunt!"
[Cersei slaps Jaime. He chuckles, and she tries to slap him again, but he grabs her arm and holds her from behind, firmly but gently]
Cersei Lannister: Let me go...
Jaime Lannister: Never.
Cersei Lannister: Let me go...
Jaime Lannister: [whispers reassuringly in Cersei's ear] The boy won't talk. And if he does, I'll kill him, Ned Stark, the king, the whole bloody lot of them until you and I are the only people left in this world.
[Cersei and Jaime quietly sink into a loving embrace]


"Game of Thrones: Blackwater (#2.9)" (2012)
Cersei Lannister: Sansa? Come here, little dove.
Sansa Stark: My queen.
Cersei Lannister: What are you doing?
Sansa Stark: Praying.
Cersei Lannister: You're perfect, aren't you? Praying? What are you praying for?
Sansa Stark: For the gods to have mercy on us all.
Cersei Lannister: Oh? On all of us?
Sansa Stark: Yes, your Grace.
Cersei Lannister: Even me?
Sansa Stark: Of course, your grace.
Cersei Lannister: Even Joffrey?
Sansa Stark: Joffrey is my...
Cersei Lannister: Oh, shut up, you little fool. Praying for the gods to have mercy on us all? The gods have no mercy, that's why they are gods. My father told me that when he caught me praying. My mother had just died, you see. I didn't really understand the concept of death. The finality of it. I thought if I prayed very very hard, the gods would return her to me. I was four.
Sansa Stark: Your father doesn't believe in the gods?
Cersei Lannister: He believes in them, he just doesn't like them very much.

Cersei Lannister: Tears aren't a woman's only weapon. The best one's between your legs.

Cersei Lannister: [to Sansa] Do you have any notion of what happens when a city is sacked? No, you wouldn't, would you? If the city falls, these fine women should be in for a bit of a rape. Half of them will have bastards in their bellies come the morning. You'll be glad of your red flower then. When a man's blood is up, anything with tits looks good. A precious thing like you will look very, very good. A slice of cake just waiting to be eaten.


"Game of Thrones: The Lion and the Rose (#4.2)" (2014)
[at Joffrey's wedding, Pycelle is making a pass at a servant girl. Cersei approaches them]
Grand Maester Pycelle: No, no, no. Come to my chambers and I will examine you personally.
Cersei Lannister: [interrupts] She'll do no such thing.
Grand Maester Pycelle: [to Cersei] Oh, Your Grace. This young lady sought my advice on a rather, uh...
Cersei Lannister: [to the girl] Just see Qyburn, he's quite good.
[the girl leaves]
Grand Maester Pycelle: Qyburn? Deplorable man. Brought shame on the Citadel with his repugnant experiments...
Cersei Lannister: More repugnant than your gnarled fingers on that girl's thighs?
Grand Maester Pycelle: Your Grace, I am a man of learning...
Cersei Lannister: My little brother had you sent to the black cells when you annoyed him. What do you think I could do to you if you annoyed me?
Grand Maester Pycelle: I never meant to annoy anyone...
Cersei Lannister: But you ARE. You're annoying me right now. Every breath you draw in my presence annoys me. So here's what I want you to do. I want you to leave my presence. Leave this wedding right now, go to the kitchens, and instruct them that all the leftovers from the feast will be brought to the kennels.
Grand Maester Pycelle: Your Grace, uh, Queen Margaery said they were to be...
Cersei Lannister: The QUEEN is telling you the leftovers will feed the dogs... or you will.
[Pycelle leaves; Cersei waits until he is gone, smiles, and walks away]

[Tywin and Cersei are strolling through the wedding feast]
Tywin Lannister: You're in rather a good mood.
Cersei Lannister: I suppose I am.
Tywin Lannister: I won't ask why.
Cersei Lannister: Small pleasures.
[Oberyn and Ellaria walk past]
Oberyn Martell: Your Grace! Lord Tywin!
Tywin Lannister: Prince Oberyn.
Oberyn Martell: I don't believe you have met Ellaria. This is the Lord Hand, Tywin Lannister, and Cersei Lannister, the Queen Regent. I suppose it is "former Queen Regent" now. Lord Hand, Lady Cersei... Ellaria Sand.
Ellaria Sand: My lord. My lady.
Tywin Lannister: Charmed.
Cersei Lannister: Can't say I've ever met a Sand before.
[awkward silence]
Ellaria Sand: We are everywhere in Dorne. I have ten thousand brothers and sisters.
Oberyn Martell: Bastards are born of passion, aren't they? We don't despise them in Dorne.
Cersei Lannister: No? How tolerant of you.
Oberyn Martell: I expect it is a relief, Lady Cersei, giving up your regal responsibilities. Wearing the crown for so many years must have left your neck a bit crooked.
Cersei Lannister: I suppose you'll never know, Prince Oberyn. It's a shame your older brother couldn't attend the wedding.
Tywin Lannister: Please give him my regards. With any luck, the gout will abate with time and he'll be able to walk again.
Oberyn Martell: They call it a rich man's disease. A wonder you don't have it.
Tywin Lannister: Noblemen in my part of the country don't enjoy the same lifestyle as our counterparts in Dorne.
Oberyn Martell: People everywhere have their differences. In some places, the highborn frown upon those of low birth. In other places, the rape and murder of women and children is considered distasteful. What a fortunate thing for you, former Queen Regent, that your daughter Myrcella has been sent to live in a latter sort of place.

Cersei Lannister: [referring to Tyrion] He did this. He poisoned my son, your king. Take him. Take him! TAKE HIM! TAKE HIM!


"Game of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris (#3.1)" (2013)
Tyrion Lannister: What are they doing here?
Cersei Lannister: Protecting me... I assume. Will you let me in?
Tyrion Lannister: No, I don't think so.
Cersei Lannister: If I wanted to kill you, do you think I'd let a wooden door stop me?
Tyrion Lannister: They stay outside!
Cersei Lannister: I'm not afraid of you, little brother.

Cersei Lannister: [referring to Tyrion's new quarters] A bit of a comedown from chamber of the Hand. But then I don't suppose you need much room.
Tyrion Lannister: Grand Maester Pycelle made the same joke. You must be proud to be as funny as a man whose balls brush his knees.

Cersei Lannister: You're a clever man. But you're not half as clever as you think you are.
Tyrion Lannister: Still makes me more clever than you.


"Game of Thrones: You Win or You Die (#1.7)" (2011)
Cersei Lannister: When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. There is no middle ground.

Cersei Lannister: You should have taken the realm for yourself. Jaime told me about the day King's Landing fell. He was sitting on the Iron Throne and you made him give it up. All you needed to do was climb those steps yourself. Such a sad mistake.
Eddard Stark: I've made many mistakes in my life, but that wasn't one of them.
Cersei Lannister: Oh but it was. When you play the game of thrones you win, or you die. There is no middle ground.

Eddard Stark: [on Robert Baratheon] You've always hated him.
Cersei Lannister: Hated him? I worshiped him. Every girl in the Seven Kingdoms dreamt about him, but he was mine by oath. And when I finally saw him on my wedding day on the Sept of Baelor, lean and fierce and black bearded was the happiest moment of my life. And then that night he crawled into my bed, stinking of wine, doing what he can, what little he could do. And whispered in my ear "Lyanna." Your sister was a corpse and I was a living girl, and he loved her more than me.


"Game of Thrones: Mhysa (#3.10)" (2013)
Joffrey Baratheon: I am the king! I will punish you!
Tywin Lannister: Any man who must say, "I am the king" is no true king. I'll make sure you understand that when I've won your war for you.
Joffrey Baratheon: My father won the real war. He killed Prince Rhaegar. He took the crown while you hid under Casterly Rock!
[There is a long, tense silence, as the council wait to see how Tywin will respond to such a shocking insult; Tyrion watches eagerly to see which of the two relatives he despises the most will win. After he takes a second to contemplate his words to his grandfather, even Joffrey shows muted terror. But although Tywin's gaze never leaves Joffrey, he remains completely calm, and continues to betray no emotion]
Tywin Lannister: The king is tired. See him to his chambers.
Cersei Lannister: Come along.
Joffrey Baratheon: I'm not tired.
Cersei Lannister: We have so much to celebrate. A wedding to plan. You must rest.
Tywin Lannister: Grand Maester, perhaps some essence of nightshade to help him sleep
Joffrey Baratheon: I'm not... TIRED!

Tyrion Lannister: You have children. How happy would you say you are?
Cersei Lannister: Not very. But if it weren't for my children, I would have thrown myself from the highest tower in the Red Keep. They're the reason I'm alive.
Tyrion Lannister: Even Joffrey?
Cersei Lannister: Even Joffrey.

Tyrion Lannister: How long does it go on?
Cersei Lannister: Until we've dealt with all our enemies.
Tyrion Lannister: Every time we deal with an enemy, we create two more.
Cersei Lannister: Then I suppose it will go on for quite a long time.


"Game of Thrones: The Wolf and the Lion (#1.5)" (2011)
[Robert sits alone, drinking. Cersei enters]
Cersei Lannister: [teasing] I'm sorry your marriage to Ned Stark didn't work out. You seemed so good together.
Robert Baratheon: [dryly] I'm glad I could do something to make you happy.
Cersei Lannister: Without a Hand, everything will fall to pieces.
Robert Baratheon: I suppose this is where you tell me to give the job to your brother Jaime.
Cersei Lannister: He's not serious enough. I'll say this for Ned Stark: he's serious enough. Was it really worth it? Losing him this way?
[Robert places the cup on the table and stands]
Robert Baratheon: I don't know. But I do know this: If the Targaryen girl convinces her horselord husband to invade and the Dothraki horde crosses the Narrow Sea... we won't be able to stop them.
Cersei Lannister: The Dothraki don't sail. Every child knows that. They don't have discipline, they don't have armor, they don't have siege weapons.
Robert Baratheon: It's a neat little trick you do: you move your lips, and your father's voice comes out.
Cersei Lannister: Is my father wrong?
Robert Baratheon: Let's say Viserys Targaryen lands with 40,000 Dothraki screamers at his back. We hole up in our castles. A wise move. Only a fool would meet the Dothraki in an open field. They leave us in our castles. They go from town to town, looting and burning, killing every man who can't hide behind a stone wall, stealing all our crops and livestock, enslaving all our women and children. How long do the people of the Seven Kingdoms stand behind their absentee king, their cowardly king hiding behind high walls? When do the people decide that Viserys Targaryen is the rightful monarch after all?
Cersei Lannister: [pours herself wine and sits] We still outnumber them.
Robert Baratheon: Which is the bigger number, five or one?
Cersei Lannister: Five.
Robert Baratheon: [holds up his left fingers] Five...
Robert Baratheon: [clutches his right fist] ... one. One army, a real army, united behind one leader with one purpose. Our purpose died with the Mad King.
[Robert pours himself wine]
Robert Baratheon: Now we've got as many armies as there are men with gold in their purse, and everybody wants something different: your father wants to own the world. Ned Stark wants to run away and bury his head in the snow.
Cersei Lannister: What do you want?
Robert Baratheon: [drinks and sits] We haven't had a real fight in nine years. Back-stabbing doesn't prepare you for a fight. And that's all the realm is now: back-stabbing and scheming and arse-licking and money-rubbing. Sometimes I don't know what holds it together.
Cersei Lannister: Our marriage.
[Robert stares at Cersei, then bursts out laughing. Cersei joins his laughter]

Robert Baratheon: So here we sit, seventeen years later, holding it all together. Don't you get tired?
Cersei Lannister: Every day.
Robert Baratheon: How long can hate hold a thing together?
Cersei Lannister: Seventeen years is quite a long time.
Robert Baratheon: Yes, it is.
Cersei Lannister: Yes, it is.
[they drink from their cups]
Cersei Lannister: What was she like?
Robert Baratheon: [slightly puzzled] You've never asked about her, not once. Why now?
Cersei Lannister: At first, just saying her name even in private felt like I was breathing life back into her. I thought if I didn't talk about her, she'd just fade away for you. When I realized that wasn't going to happen, I refused to ask out of spite. I didn't want to give you the satisfaction of thinking I cared enough to ask. And eventually it became clear that my spite didn't mean anything to you. As far as I could tell, you actually enjoyed it.
Robert Baratheon: So why now?
Cersei Lannister: What harm could Lyanna Stark's ghost do to either of us that we haven't done to each other a hundred times over?
Robert Baratheon: [leans forward] You want to know the horrible truth? I can't even remember what she looked like. I only know she was the one thing I ever wanted... someone took her away from me, and seven kingdoms couldn't fill the hole she left behind.
Cersei Lannister: I felt something for you once, you know?
Robert Baratheon: [lowers his gaze] I know.
Cersei Lannister: Even after we lost our first boy. For quite a while, actually. Was it ever possible for us? Was there ever a time, ever a moment?
Robert Baratheon: [hesitates before answering] No.
[Cersei drinks from her cup]
Robert Baratheon: Does that make you feel better or worse?
Cersei Lannister: It doesn't make me feel anything.
[Cersei places her cup on the table, stands and leaves]


"Game of Thrones: The Ghost of Harrenhal (#2.5)" (2012)
[Tyrion and Cersei are discussing Renly's mysterious death]
Cersei Lannister: Killed? By whom?
Tyrion Lannister: Accounts differ. Most seem to implicate Catelyn Stark in some way.
Cersei Lannister: Really? Who'd have thought?
Tyrion Lannister: Some say it was one of his own Kingsguard, while still others say it was Stannis himself who did it after negotiations went sour.
Cersei Lannister: Whomever did it, I say well done.
Tyrion Lannister: That's not what Varys says. He says Renly's army is flocking to support Stannis, which would give Stannis superiority over us on both land and sea.
Cersei Lannister: Littlefinger says we can outspend him three-to-one.
Tyrion Lannister: And I say Father raised you to have too much respect for money.

Tyrion Lannister: Stannis Baratheon is coming for us, sooner rather than later.
Cersei Lannister: Aren't there other things you should be doing, like sealing my daughter in a crate so you can ship her away?
Tyrion Lannister: She'll be safer in Dorne.
Cersei Lannister: Yes, I know how "concerned" you are for her safety.
Tyrion Lannister: It so happens that I am. Myrcella is a sweet, innocent girl, and I don't blame her at all for you.
Cersei Lannister: So clever. Aren't you? Always so clever with your schemes and your plots.
Tyrion Lannister: Schemes and plots are the same thing.


"Game of Thrones: A Man Without Honor (#2.7)" (2012)
Tyrion Lannister: It's just you, me, and Joffrey. The Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm.
Cersei Lannister: I'm sure you'll make a point eventually.
Tyrion Lannister: He needs to start acting like a king. This war you started is coming to our doorstep. And if the entire city wants Joffrey dead...
Cersei Lannister: I'm not the one giving the boy whores to abuse.
Tyrion Lannister: I thought the girls might help him.
Cersei Lannister: Did you?
Tyrion Lannister: I was wrong!

Cersei Lannister: Any time a Targaryen is born, the gods flip a coin.


"Game of Thrones: The Winds of Winter (#6.10)" (2016)
Cersei Lannister: [to Septa Unella] I drink because it feels good. I killed my husband because it felt good to be rid of him. I fuck my brother because it feels good to feel him inside me. I lie about fucking my brother because it feels good to keep our son safe from hateful hypocrites. I killed your High Sparrow and all his little sparrows, all his septons, all his septas, all his filthy soldiers, because it felt good to watch them burn.

Cersei Lannister: [to Septa Unella] This is Ser Gregor Clegane. He's quiet, too. Your gods have forsaken you. This is your god now.


"Game of Thrones: The Wars to Come (#5.1)" (2015)
Cersei Lannister: [to Jaime] Tyrion may be a monster, but at least he killed our father on purpose. You killed him by mistake with stupidity.

Maggy: Three questions you get. You won't like the answers.
Young Cersei Lannister: I've been promised to the prince. When will we marry?
Maggy: You will never wed the prince. You will wed the king.
Young Cersei Lannister: But I will be queen?
Maggy: Oh, yes. You'll be queen... For a time. Then comes another, younger, more beautiful, to cast you down and take all you hold dear.
Young Cersei Lannister: Will the king and I have children.
Maggy: No. The king will have 20 children, and you will have three.
Young Cersei Lannister: That doesn't make sense.
Maggy: Gold will be their crowns. Gold their shrouds.
[Maggy starts laughing maniacally]
Melara Hetherspoon: Come on, we have to go... We have to go. Cersei!


"Game of Thrones: No One (#6.8)" (2016)
Cersei Lannister: Order your man to step aside or there will be violence.
Cersei Lannister: I choose violence.

Qyburn: Your Grace, that old rumor you told me about, my little birds investigated.
Cersei Lannister: And? Was it just a rumor or something more?
Qyburn: More. Much more.


"Game of Thrones: Second Sons (#3.8)" (2013)
Cersei Lannister: [to Margaery] If you ever call me sister again, I'll have you strangled in your sleep.

Loras Tyrell: My father once told me...
Cersei Lannister: Nobody cares what your father once told you.


"Game of Thrones: Kissed by Fire (#3.5)" (2013)
Tywin Lannister: [Tyrion Lannister enters Tywin's meeting chambers. He sees his sister Cersei and his father Tywin sitting at the table] You're late.
Tyrion Lannister: What is she doing here?
Tywin Lannister: Our business concerns her too. Sit.
Tyrion Lannister: [Tywin sits with a thick book in his hand] You'll be pleased to learn that after one conversation with Olenna Tyrell, I've saved the Crown hundreds of thousands on this wedding.
Tywin Lannister: Never mind that now. We have something important to discuss.
Tyrion Lannister: I'm Master of Coin. Saving money is important.
[Cersei smirks to the point of almost snickering. He looks at her with fuming annoyance]
Tyrion Lannister: Stop that. You're making me uncomfortable.
Tywin Lannister: Your sister has learned that your new friends the Tyrells are plotting marry Sansa Stark to Ser Loras.
Tyrion Lannister: Very well. She's a lovely girl. Missing some of Loras' favorite bits, but I'm sure they'll make do.
Tywin Lannister: Your jokes are not appreciated.
Tyrion Lannister: It wasn't my best, but I thought...
Tywin Lannister: [interrupting Tyrion] I bring them into the royal fold and this is how they repay me, by trying to steal the key to the North out from under me.
Tyrion Lannister: Sansa is the key to the North? I seem to remember she has an older brother.
Tywin Lannister: The Karstarks have marched home. The young wolf has lost half his army. His days are numbered. Theon Greyjoy murdered both his brothers. That makes Sansa Stark the heir to Winterfell. And I'm not about to hand her over to the Tyrells.
Tyrion Lannister: The Tyrell army is helping us to win this war. Do you really think it's wise to refuse them?
Tywin Lannister: There's nothing to refuse. This is a plot. Plots are not public knowledge. And the Tyrells won't carry this one out until after Joffrey's wedding. We need to act first and kill this union in its crib.
Tyrion Lannister: And how do we do that?
Tywin Lannister: We find Sansa Stark a different husband.
Tyrion Lannister: Wonderful.
Cersei Lannister: Yes, it is.
Tyrion Lannister: [Tyrion looks at his sister beaming at him. His eyes widen and immediately learns he's the one his father plans to marry Sansa Stark. He looks back at his father, appalled] You can't mean it.
Tywin Lannister: I can and I do.
Tyrion Lannister: Joffrey has made this poor girl's life miserable since the day he took her father's head. Now she's finally free of him and you want her to give her to me? That's cruel even for you.
Tywin Lannister: Do you intend on mistreating her? The girl's happiness is not my concern - nor should it be yours.
Tyrion Lannister: She's a child!
Cersei Lannister: She's flowered, I assure you. She and I have discussed it at length.

Tywin Lannister: There, you see? You will wed her, bed her, and put a child in her. Surely you're capable of that.
Tyrion Lannister: And if I refuse?
Tywin Lannister: You wanted to be rewarded for your valor in battle. Sansa Stark is a finer reward than you could ever dare hope for. And it is past time you were wed.
Tyrion Lannister: [angrily] I was wed. Or don't you remember you?
Tywin Lannister: [displeased with his son's tone] Only too well.
[Cersei smiles at her brother gloatingly]
Cersei Lannister: You should be thanking the gods for this. This is more than you deserve.
Tywin Lannister: Tyrion will do as he's bid.
[Tywin turns to Cersei]
Tywin Lannister: As will you.
[Cersei's smile fades. She turns to her father, confused and uncertain of what he's talking about]
Cersei Lannister: What do you mean?
Tywin Lannister: You'll marry Ser Loras.
[Tyrion's eyes go from his father to his sister]
Cersei Lannister: I will not.
Tywin Lannister: The boy is heir to Highgarden. Tyrion will secure the North. You will secure the Reach.
Cersei Lannister: No, I won't do it.
Tywin Lannister: Yes, you will. You're still fertile. You need to marry and breed.
Cersei Lannister: [snaps with intense anger] I am Queen Regent, not some broodmare.
Tywin Lannister: [shouts angrily and almost interrupting her] You're my daughter! You will do as I command and you will marry Loras Tyrell and put an end to the disgusting rumors about you once and for all.
Cersei Lannister: [pleading] Father, don't make me do it again, please.
[Tywin gets up, pounding the table with his fist]
Tywin Lannister: Not another word!
[Tywin looks at his children with complete disappointment]
Tywin Lannister: My children. You've disgraced the Lannister name for far too long.


"Game of Thrones: The North Remembers (#2.1)" (2012)
Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: Prominent families often forget a simple truth, I've found.
Cersei Lannister: And what truth is that?
Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: Knowledge is power.
[pause]
Cersei Lannister: [to her guards] Seize him.
[the guards grab Littlefinger]
Cersei Lannister: Cut his throat.
[a guard draws a knife to Littlefinger's throat]
Cersei Lannister: Stop. Wait. I've changed my mind. Let him go.
[the guards unhand Littlefinger]
Cersei Lannister: Step back three paces. Turn around. Close your eyes.
[the guards do as told. Cersei steps up to Littlefinger]
Cersei Lannister: Power... is power.

Cersei Lannister: Power is power.


"Game of Thrones: Mockingbird (#4.7)" (2014)
[Gregor "the Mountain" Clegane kills prisoners very brutally and mercilessly while Cersei watches. She approaches]
Cersei Lannister: Ser Gregor, welcome to the capital. Thank you for riding here so quickly.
[She glances at the dead bodies]
Cersei Lannister: You seem to be in good form.
Gregor Clegane: Who am I fighting?
Cersei Lannister: Does it matter?
[Gregor shakes his head]


"Game of Thrones: The Children (#4.10)" (2014)
Cersei Lannister: When you marched into the throne room to tell me we'd won the Battle of Blackwater...
[Tywin is walking away]
Cersei Lannister: [voice raised] Do you remember?
[Tywin stops and turns to Cersei]
Cersei Lannister: I was sitting on the Iron Throne with Tommen. I was about to give him essence of nightshade. That's how far I was willing to go when I thought someone awful had come to take my son away. Someone awful is coming to take him away.
Tywin Lannister: No.
Cersei Lannister: Joffrey is dead. Myrecella's been sold like livestock. And now you want to ship me off to Highgarden and steal my boy. My last boy. Margaery will dig her claws in, you will dig your claws in and you'll fight over him like beasts until you rip him apart. I will burn our house to the ground before I let that happen.
Tywin Lannister: And how will you do that?
Cersei Lannister: I'll tell everyone the truth.
Tywin Lannister: What truth would that be?
Cersei Lannister: You don't know, do you? You never believed it. How is that possible? What am I saying? Of course it's possible. How can some so consumed by the idea of his family have any conception what his actual family was doing? We were right there in front of you, and you didn't see us. One look in the past 20 years, one real look at your own children and you would have known.
Tywin Lannister: Known what?
Cersei Lannister: Everything they say is true, about Jaime and me.
Tywin Lannister: No.
Cersei Lannister: Your legacy is a lie.
Tywin Lannister: I don't believe you.
Cersei Lannister: [smirking] Yes, you do.


"Game of Thrones: The Old Gods and the New (#2.6)" (2012)
Cersei Lannister: [to Tyrion, as Myrcella is sent away in a boat] One day I pray you love someone. I pray you love her so much, when you close your eyes, you see her face. I want that for you. I want you to know what it's like to love someone, truly love someone, before I take her from you.


"Game of Thrones: The Night Lands (#2.2)" (2012)
Cersei Lannister: You want to be Hand of the King? You want to rule? This is what ruling is; lying on a bed of weeds, ripping them out by the root, one by one, before they strangle you in your sleep!
Tyrion Lannister: I'm no king, but I think there's more to ruling than that.
Cersei Lannister: I don't care what you think! You've never taken it seriously; you haven't, Jaime hasn't! It's all fallen on me.
Tyrion Lannister: As has Jaime repeatedly, according to Stannis Baratheon.
Cersei Lannister: You're funny. You've always been funny, but none of your jokes will match the first one, will they? Do you remember, back when you ripped my mother open on your way out of her and she bled to death?
Tyrion Lannister: She was my mother too.
Cersei Lannister: Mother gone, for the sake of you. There's no bigger joke in the world than that.


"Game of Thrones: The Pointy End (#1.8)" (2011)
Grand Maester Pycelle: [reads the day's proclamations in court] Lastly, in these times of treason and turmoil, it is the view of the council that the life and safety of King Joffrey be of paramount importance.
Cersei Lannister: Ser Barristan Selmy.
Barristan Selmy: [steps forward and kneels] Your Grace. I am yours to command.
Cersei Lannister: Rise, Ser Barristan. You may remove your helm.
[Selmy does so]
Cersei Lannister: You have served the realm long and faithfully. Every man and woman in the Seven Kingdoms owes you thanks. But it is time to put aside your armor and your sword. It is time to rest and look back with pride on your many years of service.
Barristan Selmy: Your Grace, the Kingsguard is a sworn brotherhood. Our vows are taken for life. Only death relieves us of our sacred trust.
Cersei Lannister: Whose death, Ser Barristan? Yours or your king's?
Joffrey Baratheon: You let my father die. You're too old to protect anybody.
Barristan Selmy: Your Grace...
Cersei Lannister: The council has determined that Ser Jaime Lannister will take your place as Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.
Barristan Selmy: The man who profaned his blade with the blood of the king he had sworn to defend!
Cersei Lannister: Careful, ser!
Lord Varys: We have nothing but gratitude for your long service, good ser. You shall be given a stout keep beside the sea, with servants to look after your every need.
Barristan Selmy: A hall to die in, and men to bury me.
[Selmy angrily removes his armor and throws it on the ground]
Barristan Selmy: I am a knight! I shall die a knight!
Petyr Baelish: A naked knight, apparently.
[the court laughs, except Sansa who feels sorry for the veteran knight. The crowd suddenly falls into silence as Ser Barristan draws his sword. The other Kingsguard knights draw their swords too]
Barristan Selmy: [to the other knights of the Kingsguard] Even now, I could cut through the five of you like carving a cake!
[pause]
Barristan Selmy: Here, boy!
[Selmy defiantly throws the sword down at the foot of the Iron Throne]
Barristan Selmy: Melt it down and add it to the others!
[Selmy stalks out of the courtroom. No one dares to stop him]


"Game of Thrones: The House of Black and White (#5.2)" (2015)
Cersei Lannister: Uncle Kevan, in light of your position as commander of the Lannister armies, it would please the king for you to serve as his Master of War. No man living better deserves the title.
Kevan Lannister: That is kind of you to say. I would like to hear it from the king himself.
Cersei Lannister: The king is very busy at this moment.
Kevan Lannister: He should be here, learning what it means to rule.
Cersei Lannister: He is learning. On this occasion, in his capacity as ruler, he has asked me to speak on his behalf.
Kevan Lannister: I returned to the capital to pay my respect to my brother, and to you, and to serve the king. I did not return to the capital to serve as your puppet, to watch you stack the Small Council with sycophants. Sending your own brother away so you may...
Cersei Lannister: My brother has left the capital to lead a sensitive diplomatic mission.
Kevan Lannister: What mission?
Cersei Lannister: That is not your concern as Master of War.
Kevan Lannister: I do not recognise your authority to dictate what is and what is not my concern. You are the queen mother. Nothing more.
Cersei Lannister: You would abandon your king in his time of need?
Kevan Lannister: If he wants to send for me, I will be waiting for him... at Casterly Rock.


"Game of Thrones: The Kingsroad (#1.2)" (2011)
[Catelyn watches Bran, still in coma. Cersei enters. Catelyn stands, embarrassed for not being dressed properly]
Cersei Lannister: Please.
Catelyn Stark: I would have dressed, your Grace.
Cersei Lannister: This is your home. I'm your guest.
[Catelyn sits. Cersei approaches Bran's bed]
Cersei Lannister: Handsome one, isn't he? I lost my first boy.
[surprised, Catelyn stares at Cersei]
Cersei Lannister: A little black-haired beauty. He was a fighter too... tried to beat the fever that took him. Forgive me. It's the last thing you need to hear right now.
Catelyn Stark: [shakes her head] I never knew.
Cersei Lannister: It was years ago. Robert was crazed, beat his hands bloody on the wall, all the things men do to show you how much they care. The boy looked just like him. Such a little thing... a bird without feathers. They came to take his body away and Robert held me. I screamed and I battled, but he held me.
[Cersei's eyes are filled with tears]
Cersei Lannister: That little bundle. They took him away and I never saw him again. Never have visited the crypt, never.
[long moment of silence]
Cersei Lannister: I pray to the mother every morning and night that she return your child to you.
Catelyn Stark: [nods] I am grateful.
Cersei Lannister: Perhaps this time she'll listen.
[Cersei leaves. Catelyn caresses Bran's hair]


"Game of Thrones: First of His Name (#4.5)" (2014)
Oberyn Martell: They don't hurt little girls in Dorne.
Cersei Lannister: Everywhere in the world, they hurt little girls.


"Game of Thrones: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (#5.6)" (2015)
Cersei Lannister: Well, if it isn't the famous tart-tongued Queen of Thorns.
Olenna Tyrell: Well, if it isn't the famous tart Queen Cersei.


"Game of Thrones: What Is Dead May Never Die (#2.3)" (2012)
[Sansa is dining with Cersei, Myrcella and Tommen]
Tommen Baratheon: Is Joffrey going to kill Sansa's brother?
Cersei Lannister: He might. Would you like that?
Tommen Baratheon: No. I don't think so.


"Game of Thrones: The Climb (#3.6)" (2013)
[Tyrion and Cersei are watching Sansa talking to Ser Loras]
Tyrion Lannister: I don't suppose there is anything we can do about this?
Cersei Lannister: We can have them both killed.
Tyrion Lannister: It's hard to say which of the four of us is getting the worst of the arrangement. Probably Sansa. Though Loras will certainly come to know a deep and singular misery.
Cersei Lannister: Father doesn't discriminate.


"Game of Thrones: And Now His Watch Is Ended (#3.4)" (2013)
Cersei Lannister: Margaery has her claws on Joffrey. She knows how to manipulate him.
Tywin Lannister: Good. I wish you knew how to manipulate him. I don't distrust you because you're a woman. I distrust you because you're not as smart as you think you are. You've allowed that boy to ride roughshod over you and everyone else in this city.
Cersei Lannister: Perhaps... you should try stopping him from doing what he likes.
Tywin Lannister: I will.


"Game of Thrones: A Golden Crown (#1.6)" (2011)
[Robert strikes Cersei across the face]
Cersei Lannister: I shall wear this as a badge of honor.
Robert Baratheon: Wear it in silence or I'll honor you again.


"Game of Thrones: Dragonstone (#7.1)" (2017)
Jaime Lannister: Even Lannister's can't survive without allies. Where are our allies now? You saw what happened to Walder Frey and his family.
Cersei Lannister: I heard. How could we ever trust a man like that?
Jaime Lannister: We couldn't. He was a useless old coward, but the Frey's supported us. Now they're all dead. Whoever killed them is no friend of ours. We need allies. Stronger, better allies. We can't win this war alone.
Cersei Lannister: You think I listened to father for forty years and learned nothing?


"Game of Thrones: Two Swords (#4.1)" (2014)
Qyburn: [about Jaime's steel hand] A work of art. The craftsmanship is excellent.
Jaime Lannister: You like it so much, you're welcome to chop off your own hand and take it.
Cersei Lannister: You're such an ingrate. I spent days with the goldsmith getting the details just right.
Jaime Lannister: Days?
Cersei Lannister: [pause] Better part of an afternoon.


"Game of Thrones: The Gift (#5.7)" (2015)
Cersei Lannister: [to her jailer] Look at me! Look at my face! It's the last thing you'll see before you die.


"Game of Thrones: Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things (#1.4)" (2011)
Eddard Stark: I was trained to kill my enemies, Your Grace.
Cersei Lannister: As was I.