A marriage is a duty, yes. But that doesn’t stop us from doing what we want. From f***ing who we want.[to Rhaenyra]
Swear anew your oath to Rhaenyra as your queen, to Prince Jacaerys as the heir to the Iron Throne. Or, if you support the usurper, speak it now, and you will have a clean and honorable death. But if you choose treachery, if you swear fealty now only to later turn your cloaks, know that you will die… screaming.
If the King isn’t feared, he is powerless. If you are to be a strong queen, you must cultivate love and respect, yes, but your subjects must fear you.[to Rhaenyra]
My brother’s city has fallen into squalor. Crime of every breed has been allowed to thrive. No longer. Beginning tonight, King’s Landing will learn to fear the color gold.
It’s refreshing, isn’t it? A simple transaction. We have dragons, they have gold.[Laena Velaryon: They are using us.]
I would rather feed my sons to the dragons than have them carry shields and cups for your drunken, usurper c**t of a king.[to Otto]