The Best House of the Dragon Quotes

Last updated on Sep 30th, 2022

The Best House of the Dragon Quotes

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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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

I will never be a son. - Rhaenyra Targaryen (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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I will never be a son.Rhaenyra Targaryen, (in High Valyrian), S1.Ep1: The Heirs of the Dragon

The gods have yet to make a man who lacks the patience for absolute power. - Otto Hightower (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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The gods have yet to make a man who lacks the patience for absolute power.Otto Hightower, S1.Ep1: The Heirs of the Dragon

The gods give just as the gods take away. - Daemon Targaryen (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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The gods give just as the gods take away.Daemon Targaryen, S1.Ep1: The Heirs of the Dragon

The blood of the dragon runs thick. - Daemon Targaryen (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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The blood of the dragon runs thick.Daemon Targaryen, (to Viserys), 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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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 (House of the Dragon HBO Quotes)
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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