12 Tyrion Lannister quotes from A Game of Thrones book

Tyrion Lannister has always been one of the favorite source of quotes of wisdom and wittiness not only in the TV show, but originally in the books.

If you read the first book of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin, Tyrion will surely capture your heart and mind with his prowess as a wordsmith. Below are some of his memorable Tyrion Lannister quotes from the first book:

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  1. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
  2. “Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.”
  3. “Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.”
  4. “My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind… and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
  5. “Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”
  6. “…why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side?”
  7. “Would you rather be called the Imp? Let them see that their words can cut you, and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.”
  8. “If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or later someone will loose an arrow at him.”
  9. “I’ve been called many things, my lord, but giant is seldom one of them.”
  10. “And I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things.”
  11. “Kill me and the truth dies with me.”
  12. “A Lannister always pays his debts.”

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