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50+ Of The Best Tyrion Lannister Quotes

Tyrion Lannister is a popular character all over the world.

Tyrion Lannister is one of the most loved characters in the 'Game Of Thrones' series, and rightly so.

His wit and wisdom make us feel in awe of him. On the other hand, his cruel family make us sympathize with him.

Because of his size, he was always looked down upon by others. However, his kindness, bravery and cleverness make him one of our favorite characters. Tyrion is a quotable character who has the smartest lines for all occasions. We have rounded up a list of Tyrion’s best one-liners that you are sure to love. These are best Tyrion Lannister quotes, and some of these are best 'Game Of Thrones' quotes as well. From his declaration that "a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone" to his simple claim that “that’s what I do. I drink and I know things”, there is a Tyrion quote for everyone on this list.

Looking for more famous 'Game Of Thrones' quotes? Check out these Arya Stark quotes and Ned Stark quotes!

Funny Tyrion Lannister Quotes

In need of some Lannister humor? The following are a few quotes by Lord Tyrion that will tickle your funny bone. You'll love these Lannister quotes.

1. “You love your children. It’s your one redeeming quality, that and your cheekbones.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 2 Episode 2 - The Night Lands’.

2. “It's not easy being drunk all the time. Everyone would do it if it were easy.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 3 Episode 10 - Mhysa’.

3. “If you’re going to be a cripple, it’s better to be a rich cripple.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 1 Episode 3 - Lord Snow’.

4. “Next time I have an idea like that, punch me in the face.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 6 Episode 2 - Home’.

5. “We still have to take King’s Landing. Maybe Cersei will win and kill us all. That would solve our problems.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 8 Episode 4 - The Last Of The Starks’.

6. “You look a lot better brooding than I do. You make me feel I'm failing at brooding over failing.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 7 Episode 3 - The Queen’s Justice’.

7. “It’s hard to put a leash on a dog once you’ve put a crown on its head.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 2 Episode 7 - A Man Without Honor’.

8. “Everything’s better with some wine in the belly.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 1 Episode 2 - Kingsroad’.

9. “Killing and politics aren't always the same thing! When I served as Hand of the King, I did quite well with the latter, considering the King in question preferred torturing animals to leading his people.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 5 Episode 8 - Hardhome’.

10. “Would it be excessive of me to ask you to save my life twice in a week?”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 2 Episode 10 - Valar Morghulis’.

11. “Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons. Doesn’t seem right.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 4 Episode 8 - The Mountain And The Viper’.

12. “In my experience eloquent men are right every bit as often as imbeciles.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 5 Episode 9 - The Dance Of Dragons’.

13. “Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the other side?”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Game Of Thrones’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

14. “What sort of imbecile arms an assassin with his own blade?”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 1 Episode 5 - The Wolf And The Lion’.

15. “Too hot, too noisy, and I'd drunk too much wine. I learned long ago that it is considered rude to vomit on your brother.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Game Of Thrones’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

16. “We've had vicious kings, and we've had idiot kings, but I don't think we've ever been cursed with a vicious idiot for a king!”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 2 Episode 6 - The Old Gods And The New’.

17. “I’m here to help. Please don’t eat the help.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 6 Episode 2 - Home’.

18. "The King is a lost cause, it's the rest of us I'm worried about."

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 2 Episode 5 - The Ghost Of Harrenhal’.

Some of Tyrion Lannister quotes are downright funny.

Witty Tyrion Lannister Quotes

When Shagga, the leader of the Stone Crows, asks Tyrion how he wishes to die, he has, as usual, a witty response up his sleeve. Here is a list of many more of Tyrion’s most clever one-liners, these are the best of Tyrion Lannister.

19. “I try to know as many people as I can. You never know which one you’ll need.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 3 Episode 3 - Dark Wings, Dark Words’.

20. “A wise man once said the true history of the world is the history of great conversations in elegant rooms.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 6 Episode 3 - Oathbreaker’.

21. “That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 6 Episode 2 - Home’.

22. “I’m not questioning your honor, Lord Janos. I’m denying its existence.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 2 Episode 2 - The Night Lands’.

23. “The best lies are seasoned with a bit of truth.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘A Dance With Dragons’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

24. “I'm quite good at spending money, but a lifetime of outrageous wealth hasn't taught me much about managing it.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 3 Episode 3 - Walk Of Punishment’.

25. “Perhaps you should speak to me more softly then. Monsters are dangerous and, just now, kings are dying like flies.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 3 Episode 10 - Mhysa’.

26. “When you’ve know me longer, you’ll learn that I mean everything I say… especially the lies, Lord Petyr…”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘A Clash Of Kings’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

27. “These bad people are what I’m good at. Outtalking them. Outthinking them.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 2 Episode 10 - Valar Morghulis’.

Inspiring Tyrion Lannister Quotes

Tyrion has one of the best quotes about stories in the series finale. He has had a fair share of motivating speeches throughout the series. Our favorite inspiring quote from Tyrion is a powerful message that tells us to “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”. Powerful right? The following are some quotes by Tyrion Lannister that will surely inspire and make you think a little deeper.

28. “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.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 1 Episode 1 - Winter Is Coming’.

29. “Don't fight for your king and don't fight for his kingdoms. Don't fight for honor... Don't fight for riches, because you won't get any.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 2 Episode 9 - Blackwater’.

30. “Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name take it make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Game Of Thrones’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

31. “Nothing. Sometimes nothing is the hardest thing to do. If you die, we're all lost.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 7 Episode 6 - Beyond The Wall’.

32. "Death is so final, whereas life... ah, life is full of possibilities.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 1 Episode 2 - Kingsroad’.

33. “What unites people?... Stories. There's nothing more powerful in the world than a good story.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 8 Episode 6 - The Iron Throne’.

34. “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Game Of Thrones’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

35. “Sometimes, duty is the death of love. You are the shield that guards the realm of men. You've always tried to do the right thing, no matter the cost. You tried to protect people.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 8 Episode 6 - The Iron Throne’.

Wise Tyrion Lannister Quotes

The best Tyrion quotes make you appreciate his wisdom and shrewdness. Check out the following quotes about wisdom from him that highlight these qualities.

36. “Every time we deal with an enemy, we create two more.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 3 Episode 10 - Mhysa’.

37. “The powerful have always preyed on the powerless, that is how they became powerful in the first place.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 5 Episode 1 - ‘The Wars To Come’.

38. “A ruler who kills those devoted to her is not a ruler who inspires devotion.”

- Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 5 Episode 8 - Hardhome’.

39. “Love is more powerful than reason. We all know that.”

- Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 8 Episode 6 - The Iron Throne’.

40. “You need to take your enemy’s side if you’re going to see things the way they do. And you need to see things the way they do if you’re going to anticipate their actions, respond effectively, and beat them.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 7 Episode 6 - Beyond The Wall’.

41. “As a clever man once told me, ‘We make peace with our enemies, not our friends.’”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 6 Episode 4 - Book Of The Stranger’.

42. “My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his war hammer, and I have my mind… and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much, Jon Snow.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Game Of Thrones’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

43. “I trust the eyes of an honest man more than I trust what everybody knows.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 7 Episode 3 - Queen’s Justice’.

44. “Listen to me. Sometimes possession is an abstract concept. When they captured me, they took my purse, but the gold is still mine.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 1 Episode 6 - A Golden Crown’.

45. “It’s easy to confuse ‘what is’ with ‘what ought to be,’ especially when ‘what is’ has worked out in your favor.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 5 Episode 9 - ‘The Dance Of Dragons’.

46. “Perhaps that is the secret. It is not what we do, so much as why we do it.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘A Clash Of Kings’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

47. “Are you afraid? Good. You're in the great game now. And the great game's terrifying.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 6 Episode 10 - The Winds Of Winter’.

Tyrion Lannister, no doubt, is a defining character in 'Game Of Thrones'.

Sad Tyrion Lannister Quotes

While we all appreciate Tyrion’s cunningness and sharp humor, it is hard not to feel sorry for his circumstances at most points in the series. Here are a few Tyrion Lannister sayings that reflect his struggles.

48. “I wish I was the monster you think I am! I wish I had enough poison for the whole pack of you! I would gladly give my life to watch you all swallow it.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 4 Episode 6 - The Laws Of God And Men’.

49. “Laughing at another person's misery was the only thing that made me feel like everyone else."

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 4 Episode 8 - The Mountain And The Viper’.

50. “When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘A Clash Of Kings’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

51. "I will hurt you for this. A day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth. And you will know the debt is paid."

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 2 Episode 8 - The Prince Of Winterfell’.

52. “I am malformed, scarred, and small, but… abed, when the candles are blown out, I am made no worse than other men. In the dark, I am the Knight of Flowers.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘A Storm Of Swords’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

53. “It all goes back and back to our mothers and fathers and theirs before them. We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our own children will take up our strings and dance in our steads.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘A Storm Of Swords’ from the book series ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ by George R. R. Martin.

54. “If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have survived my childhood. You were the only one who didn’t treat me like a monster.”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 8 Episode 5 - The Bells’.

55. “They say I'm half a man, well what does that make the lot of you?”

-Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 2 Episode 9 - Blackwater’.

56. “I'm guilty of a far more monstrous crime. I'm guilty of being a dwarf.”

Tyrion Lannister, ‘Season 4 Episode 6 - The Laws Of Gods And Men’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Tyrion Lannister quotes, then why not take a look at these 'Avatar The Last Airbender' quotes, or 'Avengers Endgame' quotes?

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