We’re just an episode away from the end of this season of Game of Thrones. We saw someone dead come back to life, someone who is unable to walk travel through time, someone blind regain her vision – and her swag, and some bastards battling it out.
The single-most epic moment though, involved the most mundane of everyday objects – a door! It also lent itself to the biggest catchphrase of this season. So before the Winds of Winter blows through tomorrow, we revisit the most memorable lines from the last six seasons of our favourite series and look at ways to use them in daily life. Thank us later!
Season 1: The things I do for love
Jaime Lannister famously says this with a smirk and without an ounce of conscience before pushing ten-year-old Bran Stark down a tower, when the kid finds Jaime getting handsy with his sister, Cersei.
Daily Usage Guide: In less extreme situations, please. Such as, when your girlfriend drags you shopping. Or when your boyfriend sweetly, and very slyly, suggests that he’s craving that pasta you make – on a Sunday morning!
Season 2: A day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth… and you’ll know the debt is paid
Tyrion Lannister’s superb retort to his evil sister Cersei, when he learns that she had been torturing Ros, under the mistaken belief that she was Tyrion’s wh**e.
Daily Usage Guide: When a rowdy driver incessantly honks at you and you feel the urge to get out of your car, go up to his, roll up your sleeves and deliver this superb dialogue in the most intimidating way possible. That should leave him looking behind anxiously every time he takes a wrong turn.
Season 3: You know nothing, Jon Snow
The most famous catchphrase that GoT has given us to date, this was said by the wildling Ygritte to Jon Snow for various reasons, throughout Season 3 and 4. First, to insult his ignorance of going-ons beyond the Wall, then flirtingly about his lack of experience in more venereal matters, and lastly, tenderly before she dies in his arms.
Daily Usage Guide: So versatile, this can be used in various situations on a variety of people. For instance, when your father insists you join a boring old matrimony site and you exasperate yourself trying to explain the concept of modern dating. Or when your boss proclaims that they like Antman more than Deadpool. No. Strike that out if you value your job.
Season 4: Money buys a man’s silence for a time. A bolt in the heart buys it forever
Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish says so to Sansa Stark after putting an arrow through the man who helped Sansa escape after King Joffrey’s death.
Daily Usage Guide: When you share a secret with your best friend and he blackmails you; he’ll spill the beans if you don’t buy him a five-course dinner. Try this on him softly, menacingly and watch him back away. Make sure you guffaw at his shocked expression, for added kicks.
Season 5: I’m not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel
Daenerys Targaryen says while discussing with Tyrion her aim to take back Westeros from the seven kingdoms.
Daily Usage Guide: When you want to be that rebel in your family who wishes to be a musician or a photographer instead of following the long line of uncles, aunties and cousins who’re engineers and doctors.
Season 6: Hold the door (Spoilers ahead!)
In this season’s most remarkable scene, Meera Reed urges the gentle giant Hodor to keep holding the door against the wights and white walkers, so she and Bran can escape. A time travelling sequence between the past and present, the scene also finally explains why Hodor never says anything but “Hodor”.
Daily Usage Guide: Every time you want someone to hold the door for you, obviously! What did you think?
From HT Brunch, June 26, 2016
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