Whether you're making a speech at a wedding or preparing for the onset of bad weather, there's a Game of Thrones quote for every occasion. And with our meticulous guide, you can now dish out GoT advice as if you were sitting on the Iron Throne yourself. But if you think this article has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.
1. "Winter is coming." — everyone
In the show: Think Game of Thrones, think "winter is coming." The phrase was said countless times by countless characters, and it has gone on to live a long life in the real world. It basically means that bad stuff is about to go down.
In real life: Your sports team just lost their star player? "Winter is coming." Your partner has just announced they're going to get bangs? "Winter is coming." The first Autumn leaves have started to fall? Yup: "Winter is coming."
2. "You know nothing, Jon Snow." — Ygritte
In the show: This really felt like it was Ygritte's motto during her run on the show. One guy on Quora thinks she said it as many as 19 times! That's probably the reason it became so ubiquitous in the real world.
In real life: Actor Kit Harington — who played the knowledge-less Jon Snow — once said this was the line that gets said to him the most by fans... and that he hates it. Still, it's a good one to slip into any situation where someone is clearly being naive.
3. "That's what I do: I drink and I know things." — Tyrion Lannister
In the show: If ever there was a quote that summed up the character of Tyrion Lannister, it would be this one from season six. He was talking about how he knew not to keep dragons in captivity, but we can see the phrase being used for so many others things.
In real life: How about the next time you're in a bar and you unload some little-known knowledge on your buddies? Ideally, you'd have a tankard of booze in your hand to complete the GoT look.
4. "Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder." — Littlefinger
In the show: Littlefinger may not have been the most beloved character in Game of Thrones, but there's no arguing that he knew a thing or two about a thing or two. "Chaos is a ladder" was so memorable in the show that it was even used as a call back in season seven — four seasons after it was first uttered.
In real life: This one seems perfect for a mad time at work. Who is going to make the ultimate power grab and seize control? Only the person willing to climb the ladder.