I know, I know, it's been almost a week now since the season 2 finale of Game of Thrones, and yes, I'm still in mourning. Ten weeks just weren't enough for me to get my fill. And February 2013, the supposed start date for season 3, is far too long to wait! I want more Tyrion, more Arya, more Jaime & Brienne, more hating Joffrey (though we all probably could have used a little less boobs).
There are definitely some scenes I'm looking forward to in season 3, but now that I've gotten through A Storm of Swords, there are also a lot of memorable, awesome quotes I want to hear said by the characters when the TV show comes out. You'll have to agree, these one-liners help make this series so fun to read. Here's a roundup of my favorites.
And spoilers are ahead for all you A Storm of Swords/Game of Thrones newbies. This is a story you won't want to spoil! I warned you.
1. "You're mine ... Mine, as I'm yours. And if we die, we die. All men must die, Jon Snow. But first, we'll live." -- Ygritte to Jon Snow
Maybe not as good as "You know nothing, Jon Snow." But this quote is particularly poignant since their brief love affair ended with Jon betraying her, Ygritte putting an arrow through his leg, and her eventually dying during an attack on the Wall -- even though fans love these two together. Looking forward to seeing them get their forbidden love on throughout season 3.
2. "Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time." -- Bran quoting Old Nan
I just loved reading this when Bran, Meera, Jojen, and Hodor are trying to pass the time by telling each other old stories. It's so true, there's simply nothing like listening to an old tale, showing this story goes beyond all the action, sex, and politics.
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3. "You were made to be kissed, often and well." -- Jorah Mormont to Daenerys
Yes, finally, the sexual tension between Jorah and Daenerys erupts when Jorah passionately kisses her. Okay, so it doesn't work out too well for him, as he ends up being banished at the end of the novel, but I'm still looking forward to watching the poor guy finally try to make his move.
4. "I've lost a hand, a father, a son, a sister, and a lover, and soon enough I will lose a brother. And yet they keep telling me House Lannister won this war." -- Jaime Lannister
Jaime transforms from a cocky a**hole into a much more sympathetic figure in the third book. He loses his right hand and his whole perspective changes -- and he even goes out of his way to save both Brienne and Tyrion from certain death. He comes back from captivity hoping for a hero's welcome, but his sister and father just want him as a puppet to fulfill his duties, no matter his happiness. I can't wait to see what hottie Nikolaj Coster-Waldau does with some of Jaime's wonderful dialogue.
5. "Is there food? Where is Lord Beric? ... Where did he go? How many men were with him? How many knights? How many bowmen? ... Is there gold in the village?" -- Arya Stark to the Tickler
So I'm really disappointed this won't make it into season 3 (or if it does, they'll have to change something). Arya named the Tickler in season 2 to be killed, and Jaqen H'ghar fulfilled it. But the moment in A Storm of Swords when she and the Hound run into the Tickler and she stabs him, screaming the questions he asked while torturing his victims -- that would have made a fantastic scene. It said so much about how she's growing as a character. Knowing HBO, they'll find an equally brilliant way to include this kind of moment.
6. "Explain to me why it is more noble to kill ten thousand men in battle than a dozen at dinner." -- Tywin Lannister to Tyrion
Such harsh words, as Tywin is known for, but are they true? He says this to Tyrion after the Red Wedding, when he and the Freys conspired to murder Robb Stark, his mother, his direwolf, and all of his men during a wedding reception. Kind of a chilling way to sum things up, but like the rest of us, Tyrion has no response ... and maybe Tywin was right.
7. "Only Cat." -- Petyr Baelish to Lysa Arryn
The devilishly cunning Petyr says this to Lysa after she begs him to say there's only "one person" that he truly loves (thinking it's her, as she is his wife). He names her sister instead. Then he pushes her out of the window and she falls to her death. One of the many plot twists and sudden deaths that keeps every GoT fan on their toes. And what a way to go!
8. "My sister has mistaken me for a mushroom. She keeps me in the dark and feeds me shit." -- Tyrion to Bronn
Gotta love Tyrion for classic his one-liners. Like Jaime, he too evolves throughout the book -- losing his position as Hand, getting betrayed by Shae, going to trial for Joffrey's murder, and eventually killing his own father (and Shae). But he's still witty and funny and brilliant, even with all his demons and physical deformities. Lines like these help make Tyrion a consistent fan favorite in this otherwise dark, somewhat depressing series.
9. "Joffrey is dead." -- Sansa Stark to some trees
What are you looking forward to most in season 3 of Game of Thrones?
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