House of the Dragon is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by George R. R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal.
Based on Martin’s novel Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon is set two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows the beginning of the end of House Targaryen.
The main cast includes Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Milly Alcock as young Rhaenyra Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, and Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower.
Jaehaerys called the Great Council to prevent a war being fought over his succession. For he knew the cold truth. The only thing that could tear down the House of the Dragon was itself.Rhaenyra Targaryen, (narrating), S1.Ep1: The Heirs of the Dragon
We have royal wombs, you and I. The childbed is our battlefield. We must learn to face it with a stiff lip.Aemma Targaryen, (to Rhaenyra), S1.Ep1: The Heirs of the Dragon
The gods have yet to make a man who lacks the patience for absolute power.Otto Hightower, S1.Ep1: The Heirs of the Dragon
Everyone says Targaryens are closer to gods than to men, but they say that because of our dragons. Without them, we’re just like everyone else. Rhaenyra Targaryen, S1.Ep1: The Heirs of the Dragon
The idea that we control the dragons is an illusion. They’re a power man should never have trifled with. One that brought Valyria its doom. If we don’t mind our own histories, it will do the same to us.Viserys Targaryen, (to Rhaenyra), S1.Ep1: The Heirs of the Dragon
A dragon’s saddle is one thing, but the Iron Throne is the most dangerous seat in the realm.Viserys Targaryen, (to Rhaenyra), S1.Ep1: The Heirs of the Dragon
If the world of men is to survive, a Targaryen must be seated on the Iron Throne. A king or queen, strong enough to unite the realm against the cold and the dark.Viserys Targaryen, (to Rhaenyra), S1.Ep1: The Heirs of the Dragon
To elude a storm, you can either sail into it, or around it. But you must never await its coming.Corlys Velaryon, (to Viserys), S1.Ep2: The Rogue Prince
When I’m Queen, I will create a new order.Rhaenyra Targaryen, (to Rhaenys), S1.Ep2: The Rogue Prince
Men would sooner put the realm to the torch than see a woman ascend the Iron Throne.Rhaenys Velaryon, (to Rhaenyra), S1.Ep2: The Rogue Prince
We are the realm’s second sons, Daemon. Our worth is not given. It must be made.Corlys Velaryon, S1.Ep2: The Rogue Prince
The road ahead is uncertain, but the end is clear.Otto Hightower, (to Alicent), S1.Ep3: Second of His Name
You cannot live your life in fear, or you will forsake the best parts of it.Daemon Targaryen, (in High Valyrian), S1.Ep4: King of the Narrow Sea
When one is never invited to speak, one learns instead to observe.Larys Strong, S1.Ep5: We Light the Way
What are children, but a weakness? A folly? A futility? Through them, you imagine you cheat the great darkness of its victory. You will persist forever, in some form or another. As if they will keep you from the dust. But for them, you surrender what you should not. You may know what is the right thing to be done, but love stays the hand. Love is a downfall.Larys Strong, S1.Ep6: The Princess and the Queen
No matter how fat the leech grows, it always wants for another meal.Daemon Targaryen, (to Otto), S1.Ep7: Driftmark
We have always been meant to burn together.Rhaenyra Targaryen, (to Daemon, in High Valyrian), S1.Ep7: Driftmark
The crown cannot stand strong if the House of the Dragon remains divided.Viserys Targaryen, S1.Ep8: The Lord of the Tides
Dreams didn’t make us kings. Dragons did.Daemon Targaryen, (to Rhaenyra), S1.Ep10: The Black Queen