House of the Dragon Quotes: Season 1 Episode 9 (Spoilers Alert)

The day has come without King Viserys The Peaceful. And the Queen and The Hand swiftly made their move to install Aegon II to be the next King of the Seven Kingdoms.

The ninth episode of the first season of House of the Dragon introduced the impending battle between the two families.

Check out some of the remarkable quotes in this HOTD episode:

He told me he wished for Aegon to be king. It is the truth. Uttered with his own lips. His last words to me and I was the only one to hear it.


I am six-and-seventy years old.
I have known Viserys longer than any who sit at this table.
And I will not believe that he said this on his deathbed, alone,
with only the boy’s mother as a witness.

Lyman Beesbury

A living challenger invites battle and bloodshed.

I am Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. I recognize no authority but the King’s. And until there is one… I have no place here.

Lord Commander Harrold Westerling

It is our fate, I think, to crave
always what is given to another.
If one possesses a thing,
the other will take it away.

Princess Helaena Targaryen

There is a beast beneath the boards.

Princess Helaena Targaryen

Everything you feel for me … as your Queen.


Every woman is an image of the Mother,
to be spoken of with reverence.

Criston Cole

Here I am, trawling the city,
ever the good soldier
in search of a wastrel who’s never taken
half an interest in his birthright.
‘Tis I the younger brother
who studies history and philosophy,
it is I who trains with the sword,
who rides the largest
dragon in the world.
It is I who should be…


I know what it is to toil
for what others are freely given.

Criston Cole

There’s no reason those hours could not, in the end, benefit you.


The word of my house is not fickle.


We do not rule but we may guide the men that do. Gently… away from violence and sure destruction and instead toward peace.


You are wiser than I believed you to be…


A true queen counts the cost to her people.


You desire not to be free, but to make a window in the wall of your prison.


When your plots ripen and you install your grandson on the throne, remember it was me who put him there. I could have killed him as easily as a wasp on fruit. There is no power but what the people allow you to take.

White Worm (Mysaria)

We have relied on one another
these many years.
And now it is the good of the family
that we both desire.
Whatever our differences,
our hearts remain as one.

Otto Hightower

Rather, I have been a piece that you moved about the board.


I wanted whatever you impressed upon me to want.


When the Queen dies, the bees fly without purpose.