Tyrion Lannister: Let me give you some advice, bastard. Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you.
Jon Snow: What the hell do you know about being a bastard?
Tyrion Lannister: All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.
Jaime Lannister: Robert will choose a new hand of the kingdom to do his job while he's out fucking boars or hunting whores... or is it the other way around?
Eddard Stark: [to Jaime Lannister] I don't fight in tournaments because when I fight a man for real, I don't want him to know what I can do.
Magister Illyrio Mopatis: A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair.
Jaime Lannister: The things I do for love...
[Jaime pushes Bran from the window]
Will: [to Ned, just before his execution] I know I broke my oath. I know I'm a deserter. I should've gone back to the Wall and warned them, but... I saw what I saw. I saw the White Walkers. People need to know. If you can get word to my family... tell 'em I'm no coward. Tell 'em I'm sorry.
[Ned pauses, then nods. The guards force Will onto the chopping block and Ned draws his sword]
Will: Forgive me, lord.
Eddard Stark: In the name of Robert of the House Baratheon, the First of His Name...
Jon Snow: [aside, to Bran] Don't look away. Father will know if you do.
Eddard Stark: ...Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm, I, Eddard of the House Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, sentence you to die.
[Ned decaptitates Will]
Jon Snow: [to Bran] You did well.
Tyrion Lannister: Should I explain the meaning of a closed door in a whorehouse, brother?
Jaime Lannister: You've much to teach me, no doubt, but our sister craves your attention.
Tyrion Lannister: She has odd cravings, our sister.
Jaime Lannister: A family trait.
Daenerys Targaryen: I don't want to be his Queen. I want to go home.
Viserys Targaryen: So do I. I want us both to go home, but, they took it from us. So tell me, sweet sister, how do we go home?
Daenerys Targaryen: I don't know.
Viserys Targaryen: We go home with an army. With Khal Drogo's army. I would let his whole tribe fuck you - all forty thousand men - and their horses too if that's what it took.
[Ned is cleaning his sword in Winterfell's godswood after Will's execution]
Catelyn Stark: All these years, and I still feel like an outsider when I come here.
Eddard Stark: You have five northern children. You're not an outsider.
Catelyn Stark: I wonder if the old gods agree.
Eddard Stark: It's your gods, by all the rules.
[pause. Then Catelyn produces a parchment from her sleeve]
Catelyn Stark: I am so sorry, my love.
Eddard Stark: Tell me.
Catelyn Stark: There was a raven from King's Landing. Jon Arryn is dead. A fever took him.
[Ned slowly looks away in shock]
Catelyn Stark: I know he was like a father to you.
Eddard Stark: Your sister, the boy...
Catelyn Stark: They both have their health, gods be good.
[Catelyn sits down next to Ned]
Catelyn Stark: The raven brought more news. The king rides for Winterfell... with the queen, and all the rest of them.
Eddard Stark: If he's coming this far north... there's only one thing he's after.
Catelyn Stark: You can always say no, Ned.
[Ned and Catelyn are watching the boys at archery practice when Ser Rodrik walks up]
Ser Rodrik Cassel: Lord Stark... milady. The guardsmen just rode in from the hills. They've captured a deserter from the Night's Watch.
Eddard Stark: Get the lads to saddle their horses.
Catelyn Stark: Do you have to?
Eddard Stark: He swore an oath, Cat.
Ser Rodrik Cassel: Law is law, milady.
Eddard Stark: Tell Bran he's coming, too.
[Ser Rodrik nods and walks away]
Catelyn Stark: Ned... ten is too young to see such things.
Eddard Stark: He won't be a boy forever... and winter is coming.
[after Will's execution]
Eddard Stark: You understand why I did it?
Bran Stark: Jon said he was a deserter.
Eddard Stark: But do you understand why I had to kill him?
Bran Stark: Our way is the old way?
Eddard Stark: The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.
Bran Stark: Is it true he saw the White Walkers?
Eddard Stark: The White Walkers have been gone for thousands of years.
Bran Stark: So he was lying.
Eddard Stark: A madman sees what he sees.
Catelyn Stark: We'll need plenty of candles for Lord Tyrion's chamber. I'm told he reads all night.
Maester Luwin: I'm told he drinks all night.
Catelyn Stark: How much could he possibly drink, a man of his... stature?
Maester Luwin: We've brought up eight barrels of ale from the cellar. Perhaps we'll find out.
Catelyn Stark: In any case, candles.
[Khal Drogo arrives at the "ceremony" to inspect Daenerys, the woman whom has been arranged to be his wife; after a good, long look he rides off on his horse without saying a word, leaving Viserys baffled]
Viserys Targaryen: Where's he going?
Magister Illyrio Mopatis: The ceremony is over.
Viserys Targaryen: But he... he didn't say anything! Did he like her?
Magister Illyrio Mopatis: Trust me, Your Grace, if he didn't like her, we'd know.
Magister Illyrio Mopatis: The Dothraki are not known for their punctuality.
Robert Baratheon: Lord Eddard Stark, I would name you the Hand of the King.
[the Night's Watch rangers discover a massacred Wildling village]
Waymar Royce: What do you expect? They're savages. One lot steals a goat from another lot, and before you now it, they're ripping each other to pieces.
Will: I never seen wildlings do a thing like this. I never seen a thing like this, not ever in my life!
Waymar Royce: How close did you get?
Will: Close as any man would.
Gared: We should head back to the Wall.
Waymar Royce: Do the dead frighten you?
Gared: Our orders were to track the wildlings. We tracked 'em. They won't trouble us no more.
Waymar Royce: You don't think he'll ask us how they died? Get back on your horse.
[Gared looks at Will and turns away, grumbling]
Will: Whatever did it to them could do it to us. They even killed the children.
Waymar Royce: It's a good thing we're not children. You want to run away south, run away. Of course, they will behead you as a deserter... if I don't catch you first. Get back on your horse. I won't say it again.
Jon Snow: There are five pups. The direwolf is the sigil of your house. They were meant to have them.
Eddard Stark: You will train them yourselves. You will feed them yourselves. And if they die, you will bury them yourselves.
Jaime Lannister: We're Lannisters. Lannisters don't act like fools.
Cersei Lannister: You should be the Hand of the King.
Jaime Lannister: That's an honor I can do without. Their days are too long, their lives are too short.
Catelyn Stark: [See Brandon climbing off the roof] How many times have I told you? No climbing.
Brandon Stark: But he's coming right now, down our road.
Catelyn Stark: I want you to promise me, no more climbing.
Brandon Stark: I promise.
Catelyn Stark: Do you know what? You always look at your feet before you lie.