Watchers on the Wall Awards: The Best Quotes of Season 5

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We’ve almost reached the end of Watchers on the Wall Awards voting! Today’s categories, celebrating the best quotes of Game of Thrones season 5, and Friday (Best Episode), will close out the final rounds. It’s a lengthy process, but the voices of the fans have spoken loud and clear throughout and carried us to this point.

And now today, we’re here to vote on the Best and Funniest Quotes of the season. The finalists were all chosen by preliminary round voting. Preliminary round poll results for both categories found here!

The nominees are:

For Season 5’s Funniest quote:

  • Cersei: “Ah yes, the famously tart-tongued Queen of Thorns.” Olenna: “And the famous tart, Queen Cersei.”
  • “I wish we had some wine for you – it’s a bit early for us.” – Margaery, to Cersei
  • Pirate: “It will be a dwarf-sized cock.” Tyrion: “Guess again!”
  • “Fewer.” – Stannis being grammatically consistent at the Night’s Watch meeting
  • Loboda: “My ancestors would spit on me if they knew I broke bread with a crow.” Karsi: “So would mine, but fuck ’em, they’re dead.”

 

For the All-Around Best Quote of Season 5, we have:

  • “I’ve been worrying about Jon for years. He always comes back.” – Samwell Tarly
  • “Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North, whose name is STARK.” – Lyanna Mormont’s letter to Stannis Baratheon, read by Jon
  • “You will find little joy in your command, but with luck you will find the strength to do what needs to be done. Kill the boy, Jon Snow. Winter is almost upon us. Kill the boy, and let the man be born.” – Maester Aemon
  • “Everyone advised me to send you to the ruins of Valyria to live out your short life with the Stone Men, before the sickness spread through the castle. I told them all to go to hell. I called in every maester on this side of the world. Every healer, every apothecary. They stopped the disease and saved your life. Because you do not belong across the world with the bloody Stone Men. You are the Princess Shireen of House Baratheon. And you are my daughter.” – Stannis Baratheon
  • “Egg…I dreamed that I was old.” – Maester Aemon

In the finals, unlike the preliminaries, fans have one vote to cast in each category, and 48 hours to make their decision and vote.

Funniest Quote Poll:

Best All-Around Quote Poll:

The final round polls will be open for 48 hours: Best Quote and Funniest Quote beginning now and running until 10/2/15 at 7PM EDT. The results will be revealed at the Watchers On The Wall Awards ceremony in a couple weeks!

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    1. “Egg…I dreamed that I was old.” – Maester Aemon

      Because it’s just the most perfect line of the most perfect end to a perfect character.

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    2. “Fewer” was a great callback.

      I was torn between Aemon and Sam’s, ultimately I went with the latter, since it was an original line.

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    3. Karsi’s “[…] fuck ’em, they’re dead.” It was just delivered in such a funny way and I happen to agree with that perspective. Never understood automatic respect for one’s ancestors or for tradition, especially when it impedes the well-being of people who happen to be currently alive.

      Stannis’s speech to Shireen: “Everyone advised me to send you to the ruins of Valyria to live out your short life with the Stone Men, before the sickness spread through the castle. I told them all to go to hell. I called in every maester on this side of the world. Every healer, every apothecary. They stopped the disease and saved your life. Because you do not belong across the world with the bloody Stone Men. You are the Princess Shireen of House Baratheon. And you are my daughter.” I suspect many will not vote for this one because they later felt manipulated by the scene. If they thought this scene was discordant with his decision later, they couldn’t miss the point or the character any harder, IMO.

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    4. Bit annoyed there’s no High Sparrow representation in the all-round quotes as I think he had by far the best dialogue this season. I would have gone for

      “You are the few, we are the many. And when the many stop fearing the few…”

      Aemon and Stannis get the nod but I think it was overall a weaker than average season for great lines/speeches.

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    5. Margaery’s sass. Cersei is truly a Targaryen, because to survive such a burn. Whoa.

      Jon reading Lyanna Mormont’s letter. “Bear Island no King but the King in the North,whose name is STARK.” I was pleasently suprised that they included this in the show.

      All of them were perfect. Egg, Stannis or Kill the boy speech from Aemon to Jon. It maybe unpopular but I quite like Dany’s “wheel speech” or “a Targaryen alone in the world” and certain LC enters the room. 😀 But it didn’t made it to the final list.

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    6. “Guess again!”

      Probably the only instance I can think of where the size of your prick meant the difference between life and death.

      “Kill the boy… and let the man be born.”

      Such a great, profound line with some epic foreshadowing… and delivered perfectly by the great Peter Vaughan.

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    7. Funniest: Loboda/Karsi exchange. I actually laughed out loud at that one.

      Best: “Egg…I dreamed that I was old.” I got very emotional (damn onion ninjas). And the delivery was perfect.

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    8. Aemon’s classic and prescient few lines to Jon…as GeekFurious stated…”perfect!”

      Enough delusional Stannis already…he had his moment in other categories. I went for the unexpected chuckle in a dire situation: Loboda -Karsi! RIP!

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    9. “Guess Again”
      (although I truly loved “Fewer”)

      “Kill the boy.” Amazing foreshadowing…..
      (Princess Shireen speech close second, still makes me weep)

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    10. – Funniest: “Fuck ’em, they’re dead.”
      – Best: “Egg…I dreamed that I was old.”

      I didn’t really like any of the “Best Quote Finalists”, so I just went with the one that struck me the most.

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    11. GeekFurious:
      “Egg…I dreamed that I was old.” – Maester Aemon

      Because it’s just the most perfect line of the most perfect end to a perfect character.

      And yet, it did totally nothing for me and all the fuss about it has made me dislike this and the “Kill the Boy”-quote in general. In fact, “Kill the Boy” just seems to get as much praise because it’s one of those lines from the books that didn’t get tweaked.

      Ffs, “Fetch me a Block” would’ve made this list if they didn’t tweak it. The reference to Egg is also just for bookreaders. Now, I’ve read the books and D&E-stories, but come on, it wasn’t a “perfect”-quote as probably half the audience had no clue what the old man was rambling on about and WHOOPS he died?!? Cut to his pyre? Oohhkay. That’s abrupt (yes, I know his health deteriorating had been established, but still).

      It’s the same thing with the bit of text people have been arguing about the last two days, concerning a certain ToJ. If it makes it in, than I’ll predict that it will be highly voted upon for Best Quote, if it gets tweaked, it won’t make the Top5. Rampant fanboying at their best.

      I think it’s monumental that we have a few of D&D’s creations on here. Lets praise that shall we and let our inner bookwanker die.

      And out of sheer spite of people voting “Fewer” for funniest scene and than likely again for funniest quote, I refrained from my statement that I’d vote for Fewer here. Because I’m about 99% sure that “Fewer” is now going to win both funniest quote and scene and that’s a joke.

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    12. Margaery’s deliciously back handed slam dunk to Cersei

      Lyanna Mormont’s letter to Stannis Baratheon, read by Jon, was one of my top 10 from the books.

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    13. Stannis – “Fewer”. Much as I love Karsi.

      Sam – “He always comes back.” All of the finalists we’re so good, but these words are so prophetic while being lighthearted.

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    14. No HS quote? No Valyrian poetry? No Jorah/Tyrion chemistry? No Bronn? No Tyrion meets Daenerys? To vote for the majority of the categories this time has been just hopeless.
      Stannis takes the quotes this time…

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    15. Best one for me:
      Sansa:”But you are a Bastard,a Trueborn will always have the stronger claim”
      Ramsay:”I’ve been naturalized by a royal decree of…”
      Sansa:”Tommen Baratheon? Another bastard.”

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    16. The glorious Loboda / Karsi “fuck’em they’re dead” for funniest.

      Best all around is a little bit disapointing for me… went for Maester Aemon’s last words finally…

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    17. Dinklage’s “Guess again!”, and the way he delivered it gets my vote for funniest line.

      Best line was kind of “meh” for me. Out of the choices presented, I went with Lyanna Mormont’s reply to Stannis.

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    18. I went with:

      •“I wish we had some wine for you – it’s a bit early for us.” – Margaery, to Cersei

      I loved the delivery and acting by Natalie and Lena, it was awesome!

      and I went with:

      •“Everyone advised me to send you to the ruins of Valyria to live out your short life with the Stone Men, before the sickness spread through the castle. I told them all to go to hell. I called in every maester on this side of the world. Every healer, every apothecary. They stopped the disease and saved your life. Because you do not belong across the world with the bloody Stone Men. You are the Princess Shireen of House Baratheon. And you are my daughter.” – Stannis Baratheon

      Because I was so touched by that scene, at that moment right there I almost became a Stannis bannerman, but wow did he fuck it up a few episodes later…

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    19. I would have voted any HS quote, a pitty it didn´t make it to the finals..

      Had to choose Stannis moment with Shireen, another great quote.

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    20. As I had said in the past – and I’m not sure how it happened – the “long sullen silences” quote should have been in there. I nominated it myself, and don’t know how it got eliminated, unless it’s just a f***-up on my part, since I counted these damned things. So I apologize.

      Given the sheer volume of the nominees, I’m sure that Sue and I will talk (or weigh in here, Sue!), but we might want to consider doing a second round of eliminations, or separate the best quote into “best short quote” and “best speech,” given so many of the latter are making it into the mix now.

      As for the choices, sure, some of the best quotes come out of the books, but some don’t. And in this case, best quote is the “Kill the boy” moment from Maester Aemon, because of the delivery, and the passion he brings forth in how he puts it.

      Funniest? I go with Tyrion, all on the delivery, as it just made me laugh out loud. The Hound at the pub would have eaten every one of these nominees for lunch, though, along with every fucking chicken in the room.

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    21. How come Wun Wun’s “The fuck you looking at?” and ‘The cock merchant’ didn’t make it past the preliminaries?!

      I gotta go with Margaery then.

      And the King in the North. For the Cub is the Bear now.

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    22. Funniest Quote:

      Loboda: “My ancestors would spit on me if they knew I broke bread with a crow.” Karsi: “So would mine, but fuck ’em, they’re dead.”

      I voted for the entire Cersei-Margaery in the Best Comedic Scene category, so I’ll spread the wealth here. The parley between Jon and the wildling leaders had been extremely tense up until this point, so I wasn’t expecting this line at all. When Karsi said these words, they took me completely by surprise and drew a big laugh. I knew right then that I liked her.

      Of course, while the line is wickedly amusing for its irreverence, it shows her wisdom as well. Even among the wildlings, who pride themselves on being free and independent, ingrained habits and ancient prejudices can undermine the best intentions and get people killed. Those who are willing to compromise and evolve, even a little, are the ones who have a chance to survive. Karsi didn’t live to see her gamble pay off, but her daughters will.

      Best All-Around Quote

      “Everyone advised me to send you to the ruins of Valyria to live out your short life with the Stone Men, before the sickness spread through the castle. I told them all to go to hell. I called in every maester on this side of the world. Every healer, every apothecary. They stopped the disease and saved your life. Because you do not belong across the world with the bloody Stone Men. You are the Princess Shireen of House Baratheon. And you are my daughter.” – Stannis Baratheon

      I just think this speech is a great piece of writing (credit to first-time screenwriter Dave Hill), and it’s perfectly delivered by Stephen Dillane. The entire scene was incredibly sweet and powerful – I certainly teared up a bit, and that doesn’t happen easily.

      Yes, in retrospect it was also serving another purpose – foreshadowing the tragic and unthinkable choice that Stannis would make later. But even in light of that knowledge, I don’t view the earlier scene as being unfairly manipulative or cheapened in any way. If anything, the latter sequence enhances the former. Before the burden of the crown fell to him, Stannis was willing to move heaven and hell to save his daughter’s life. The fact that he was later willing to sacrifice her – purely out of desperation and the nebulous faith that doing so would get him one small step closer to the victory he believed he was destined for – demonstrated just how strong and insidious his need to fulfill his duty had become. That’s how good foreshadowing is supposed to work.

      When Shireen quoted the final line of that speech back to Stannis during their last conversation, I saw it as a powerful reminder of how the purest ideals of honor, justice, love, and innocence can be compromised, distorted, manipulated, or broken by the harsh, unforgiving nature of the game and those who choose to play it. A fitting theme for this show, if ever there was one.

      Plus, if I only watch the first scene, I can momentarily trick myself into believing that it’s the first of many happy father-daughter bonding moments to come, and everything turned out just fine. 😉

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    23. Stannis in both categories.

      I do like “Egg, I dreamed I was old”, and also the Valyrian poem. I was mildly surprised the poem didn’t tally enough votes to appear in the final round.

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    24. Fewer.

      Toss up btw Egg & Bear Island but I ended up going with Bear Island considering it’s my sig line on SB Nation along with Tyrion’s “I am not questioning your honor … I am denying its existence.”

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    25. Margaery’s burn and Lyanna Mormont’s letter. I hope we see the little Lady of Bear Island on the show next season, I already love her.

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    26. Ser Oromis Locke: It’s the same thing with the bit of text people have been arguing about the last two days, concerning a certain ToJ. If it makes it in, than I’ll predict that it will be highly voted upon for Best Quote, if it gets tweaked, it won’t make the Top5. Rampant fanboying at their best.

      I’m no “fanboy” but I’ve was interested in the back and forth regarding the inclusion of those quotes (now it begins/it ends now) I can’t understand what the dissenters are so annoyed about. Delivered in the right way, I can imagine them being epic lines.

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    27. These are probably the hardest picks so far but I went with “Fuck em, they’re dead” and Lyanna Mormont’s letter. The former is my favorite D&D addition and the latter is one of my favorite quotes from all of the books.

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    28. Oh, to stay on topic, went with Fuck em (Karsi) because of the way it was delivered, because I liked Karsi, and because it settled that particular argument so beautifully.

      Went with Jon Always comes back, because, thank goodness, it came true; because I happen to like John Bradley and I voted for others of these in other categories. There were so many great quotes and wonderful scenes this year. IMHO it was a great season.

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    29. Oooh, the best quote was actually the hardest one I’ve had to do yet

      “A little early in the day for us” was quite easy

      But ultimately I went with Maestar Aemons “you will find little joy in command…kill the boy and let the man be born”

      That one because despite how fantastic the others all are, the Shireen/Stannis scene being moving and loving Lyanna Mormonts letter but

      That line by Aemon is such a monumental issue not only in Jons personal development arc but as a series spanning monumental moment across all seasons so had to choose of it just because of the gravity of the quote

      Not to mention it summed up Maestar Aemons kind and sage wisdom so well, especially as he is the mentor father figure to Jon that Ned wasn’t able to be from the perspective that Aemon is grooming Jon for leadership whereas Ned had to focus on Robb in this respect

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    30. Thronetender,

      Yeah people might cringe if the audiobook version of line delivery makes it in perhaps

      But it’s not too hard to perceive that if delivered differently, eg with a tone of regret and lamentation and half muttering under their breath then it can fit quite well

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    31. Robb Snow,

      Funny that after sparring yesterday on the strength (or lack thereof, in some instances) of the dialogue, we ended up choosing the same two quotes.

      I voted before reading the comments. Guess we’re not so far apart as it seemed!

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    32. GeekFurious,
      Ummm… we need to start our own Aemon fan club ASAP!!!!

      As much as I love Lyanna Mormont and all her sassy youth I must give it to Ameon who embodied the human experience in that scene.

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    33. Fewer, because it was so incongruous for a funny line to come from Stannis. I was like, huh? LOL

      Kill the boy from Maester Aemon. Every word he delivered was a gem and I voted for Egg in another category.

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    34. “Fewer.” Even though it was a repeat of a season 2 line, it was so unexpected that at first no one I was watching with could figure out what he said. Just perfect.

      “Kill the boy.” …Because it’s one of the best lines in the whole series. Not to mention an excellent bit of foreshadowing. Let the man be (re)born indeed.

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    35. Luka Nieto,
      My thoughts exactly!
      But unfortunately I can’t be completely objective. I understand Stannis, but I can’t feel sympathy or respect for him. So, while choosing Karsi’s line I included my love for the character, I do the same when I decide not to vote for this beautifully written monologue. I choose Kill the boy, admiring master Aemon a lot and keeping my faith in a certain continuity in the Targaryen family history.

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    36. Stannis and Aemon.

      Would have gone for stannis in the best quote too but for me that quote is somewhat undermined by the minor fact he burns her alive a few days later.

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    37. Ser Oromis Locke,

      I disagree. in my opinion this is the best line both in books and show.

      Not because it’s Aemon pronouncing it, but because I find there’s such truth and poetry in “I dreamed that I was old”.

      Nobody feels old inside, not even 90yos, you always feels as you were young, but then you sort of “awake” and realize that your body is indeed old, that you can’t do anything you want anymore.
      And realize that time passed by, like a dream, and you are going to dye, but hus feels like a dream too.

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    38. Cock and …Kill the Boy…

      Though “The dwarf lives…” was funnier IMO and can’t believe Doran’s “some soup…” one liner didn’t make the top 5.

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    39. Funniest-“Guess again” hands down.
      Best one-Sorry but I am bias when it comes to jon.Have a soft spot for him since season 1! 😉

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    40. GeekFurious: That’s a you problem.

      It was perfect. You writing a few babbling words belittling it means nothing to me.

      Except me not fanboying over a line is not a problem. It’s a blessing. The world needs fewer rampant fanboys. In terms of Aemon-quotes that I think are better, it would probably be: “I grew up in Kings Landing” or the one where he talks to Jon and basically says: I’m Aemon Targaryen.. It’s simply far more telling about his character.

      I can understand why people think that “Egg” is poetic, but it really isn’t. Aemon was never in denial of his failing body, so the “I dreamed I was old” doesn’t refer to some moment where he awoke out of some state of denial (as Kundry seems to suggest). Aemon knew he was old and he just had a fever dream of when he was younger and awoke with a massive fever. There’s a difference between a fever dream and denial. If it were this awakening moment out of denial state he had been living in, than yes, it would’ve been poetic, but in all honesty, an old man feverishly babbling is not all that poetic. It just is what it is and it’s a pretty easy attempt to pull at heartstrings and bookwankers for that matter, as nobody who hasn’t read the books will understand what Egg meant.

      In terms of experience, Kill the Boy – in my experience – was a horrid moment of television viewing, because the moment it was said, I just couldn’t not imagine that across the globe, hundreds of fanboys were getting off to that line and than calling their friends in sheer extacy that: “OMG! MAESTER AEMON SAID KILL DA BOY TO JONNY S!”, friend: “Yes, yes, yes! I’m still whiping my man-tears!” *two minutes later: “FETCH ME MY SWORD?!? THE HELL!?!”

      Don’t deny that the above happened (not to you, but somewhere in the fandom) and that you were aware of the above happening at the moment it happened. Long story short, when the overzealous part of the fandom suddenly subconciously usurps my viewing experience by having hyped up certain lines, it just hurts the viewing experience.

      dothrakian raven:
      No HS quote? No Valyrian poetry? No Jorah/Tyrion chemistry? No Bronn? No Tyrion meets Daenerys? To vote for the majority of the categories this time has been just hopeless.
      Stannis takes the quotes this time…

      Yeah, there were a lot of good quotes this year. I honestly can’t say how bewildered I am that the HS doesn’t have a quote in the Top5, either funny or serious. Aemon and Stark-fanboys won, I’m surprised “The North Remembers” didn’t make the cut.

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    41. I’ll go with Karsi, funny and so much wisdom in those words.

      Kundry: Nobody feels old inside, not even 90yos, you always feels as you were young, but then you sort of “awake” and realize that your body is indeed old, that you can’t do anything you want anymore.

      Yes, exactly, and given Martin’s age he probably knows what he’s talking about. I probably liked that quote because is one of the best from the books, in the show I have my doubts about how it may have worked to people that didn’t read the books and have no idea who is egg (it may have sounded strange indeed to them 🙂 )

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    42. Ser Oromis Locke: t just is what it is and it’s a pretty easy attempt to pull at heartstrings and bookwankers for that matter, as nobody who hasn’t read the books will understand what Egg meant.

      O_o: I have my doubts about how it may have worked to people that didn’t read the books and have no idea who is egg (it may have sounded strange indeed to them )

      While I agree that people are way too eager to automatically vote for book quotes they were expecting, what is all this talk of “Egg, I dreamt that I was old” making no sense in the show? Literally in their previous scene, when baby Sam laughs, Aemon tells gilly that “Egg laughed like that,” and Sam explains to a confused Gilly that Egg was “his little brother Aegon”, who “became king.” And then, and only then, Aemon utters his famous line and dies. Honestly, I always wondered how they would adapt that, if they were going to do it at all, and I was quite impressed with what they did —It’s kind of obvious, really; Sam and Gilly are a perfect vehicle for exposition, as Sam is a voracious reader and Gilly doesn’t know much about the History of the Seven Kingdoms. So they did a good job of adapting it, having it make sense in the show, though it is of course more meaningful for (some) book readers.

      P.S. And, I agree; “I grew up in King’s Landing” may well be Aemon’s best quote in the whole show, and one of the show’s best zingers.

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    43. Mihnea,

      Agreed. But that doesn’t mean that the “Egg” quote makes no sense in the show, which is what Ser Oromis Locke suggested. They did a wonderfully subtle job of adaptation, using Sam’s knowledge and Gilly’s ignorance perfectly.

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    44. Loboda: “My ancestors would spit on me if they knew I broke bread with a crow.” Karsi: “So would mine, but fuck ’em, they’re dead.”
      “Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North, whose name is STARK.” – Lyanna Mormont’s letter, read by Jon Snow

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    45. Ser Oromis Locke,

      Putting aside the fact I’m obviously a Stark fanboy

      Have to say the High Sparrows “strip away the gold” speech was quite fantastic

      Expecting quite a lot from Pryce

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    46. Ghost’s Lunch: But it’s not too hard to perceive that if delivered differently, eg with a tone of regret and lamentation and half muttering under their breath then it can fit quite well

      Yes! You’ve nailed the perfect delivery: There stands honorable Ned facing another honorable, talented and famous man. Ned knows he is going to have to kill this man in order to get to Lyanna, but he is decent enough to regret having to do so, lamenting to the depths of his soul the horrible situations that the war has coiled around him. Epic. Can’t wait for the scene, whatever form or dialog it takes.

      Oh, and I had no idea about Aemon’s death, but the scene was handled so well that I understood perfectly to whom he was referring when he said “Egg.”

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    47. Luka Nieto:
      Mihnea,
      Agreed. But that doesn’t mean that the “Egg” quote makes no sense in the show, which is what Ser Oromis Locke suggested. They did a wonderfully subtle job of adaptation, using Sam’s knowledge and Gilly’s ignorance perfectly.

      Truth be told, I’ve apparently forgotten that Sam has that bit of exposition before the quote.

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    48. Thronetender,

      They are not supposed to be epic. At least, I hope so. Because they’re incredibly cheesy.

      Ser Oromis Locke,

      Yup:

      Aemon: There he is. (Little Sam giggles) Hah! That laugh… Egg… Egg laughed like that. One of the first things I remember.
      (Gilly looks confused)
      Sam: His little brother Aegon. He became king.
      Aemon: And before that, he was a jolly fellow, like this one. Get him south, Gillyflower. Before it’s too late.

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    49. Greatjon of Slumber:

      Given the sheer volume of the nominees, I’m sure that Sue and I will talk (or weigh in here, Sue!), but we might want to consider doing a second round of eliminations, or separate the best quote into “best short quote” and “best speech,” given so many of the latter are making it into the mix now

      This, please 🙂 separate quotes from speeches, and also have a “before the preliminary” round (by moderators) that eliminates related quotes which just split the vote (e.g. 3 separate quotes from Jon Snow’s speech to the wildlings)

      With the current finalists, have to go with Stannis on the funny because, thinking he must be expressing an important opinion on the proceedings, I couldn’t make out what he said – when I finally understood that the word was “fewer” (after a few replays with my best ear toward the tv) – a grammar correction vs serious evaluation of the NW argument, I died laughing. So unexpected and yet not out of place. And the little back and forth with Davos, classic.
      For serious quote I think Kill the Boy should win, will be one of the most memorable quotes of the series and very well delivered…but I have to go with Lyanna Mormont’s message. Very simple but well-crafted statement that for me just packs an emotional punch – and I love the smile it brings from Jon on delivery, excellent choice vs just showing Stannis reading it.
      Both book quotes, yes, but I think they were included because they are awesome 🙂

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    50. P.s. On Lyanna M.’s note…I also get the sense (well, OK, wishful thinking), from the books at least, that this is a hint for a later reveal of Rob’s will. Yeah, I’m one of those (but hey, I don’t miss LSH in the show, not a book purist 🙂 Not so much because it would make Jon King in the North, but because it would be almost like a Stark reunion to highlight the trust, respect and love between these brothers…and what that sentiment would mean to Jon personally, as he (we hope) leads the fight for all of them. I dare to hope.

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    51. E,

      I did enjoy the “bad pussy” line; I thought it was funny and very much in character. I seem to be in a minority on that one, at least on this site. It wouldn’t have made my top five, though.

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    52. King in the North Carolina,

      You are not alone, I tought it was a funny line as well.

      Also a fan-site for hard-core fans, is not the place to see if the majority of people liked/disliked a particular line/scene.

      I learned that from my days on LOTR forums, there where scenes that most of the audience liked, that the hard-core fans tought where bad.

      I’m sure the line we are talking about, gave most people a short luagh, and in no way the rage induced rants we have seen around the forums.

      For example thats what my friends did, they just had a nice short luagh, no eye-rolling, or anything like that.
      Same with my father, he luaghed and said” thats oberyns girl”.

      I agree tough that it was no great line, but it’s no where near as bad as people around here make it out to be.

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    53. The funny quotes are pretty weak, but the all around best quote catgeory is pretty tough!

      I voted for the Lyanna Mormont’s letter, but could easily have voted for Sam or Aemon’s quotes.

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    54. Funniest: Olenna. I love a good zinger from an elderly person, especially QoT.

      Runner Up: “Fewer.” Because it’s Classic Stanno.

      Overall: Aemon, “… let the man be born”. This quote, more than any of the others, IMO, is one that drives the story of Jon Snow forward in S5. The Wall/Jon Snow is one of my favorite storylines and one I am most eagerly anticipating upon S6’s return.

      Runner up for Overall: Sam, “Jon always comes back.” After viewing that amazing Jon Snow vid on YouTube, where the creator ends the video with a closeup of Jon laying in the snow in a pool of blood, and a VO of that line. CHILLS.

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    55. Greatjon of Slumber,

      I personally really like the idea of a separate “best speech” category. With so many great bits of dialogue, I think this is an easy way to get more bits featured. Plus, it is hard to compare a single line of dialogue to a longer speech. There are almost different standards that you place on them. Interesting idea.

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    56. The best quote was by Stannis in episode 9:

      “Sometimes a man must choose. Sometimes the world forces his hand. If a man knows what the is,and remains true to himself,the choice is no choice at all. He must fulfill his destiny,and become who he is meant to be. However much he may hate it.”

      But since that isn’t available,I’ll go with his other one with Shireen.

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    57. Robb Snow,

      Those are my choices as well. When he gave that retort it was so unexpected (but so Tyrion) I laughed. First time I actually chuckled out loud last season.

      And the Aemon quote for same reason you said:)

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