When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.
The question is not “Is it a game?” The question is “Who sets the rules?”
Anyone who looks on the world as if it was a game of chess deserves to lose.
Winners don’t make excuses when the other side plays the game.
You didn’t lose the game. You just ran out of time.[to Whiterose]
You might be a Time Master, but I’m a master of time. And I play a far deeper game than you could ever hope to comprehend.[to Rip]
The hardest part of this game is figuring out who the enemy really is.
The game has changed. We return to the old rules.
Sometimes you’ll have to play up to the competition, sometimes you’ll have to play down. But play the game.
Rigged games are the easiest to beat.
You do not play the game for yourself, you play it for us.[to Freamon]
You can lose a lot of soldiers but still win the game.