27 Masculine Quotes From Game Of Thrones

Do you know why Game of Thrones has become the most popular TV show? No doubt you have thought about it at one point or another. Story, characters, cinematography, acting etc are vital things. But, two key points are:

1. We all love it because we can relate to at least one of the characters.

2. Men are respected in the show.

Recently, I have started re-watching it from the season one, before it became overtly feminist. It is full of strong and capable characters. We men can learn many things from them.

Here are the 27 lines of GOT Season 1 that are masculine. Every man has something to learn from these lines. Some of these quotes resonated well with me and I know some of them will resonate well with you too.

Episode 1: Winter Is Coming

1. Eddard Stark: “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.”

Ned Stark, being a king himself, followed this rule. He could easily order someone else to kill the deserter from the Night’s Watch. But he vowed to kill them himself and so he did.

A man should respect his words and once a word is given, he must do everything to keep his words. Mean what you say and say what you mean.

2. Tyrion Lannister: “Let me tell you something, Bastard. Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you.”

Tyrion knew that he is a shitty fighter, so he tried to outsmart everyone by his mind. He accepted that he is not good at violence and became good at convincing others to do violence for him.

Accept who you are. Comply with your nature. Find and multiply your strengths. Do what you are good at.

3. Eddard Stark: [to Jaime Lannister] “I don’t fight in tournaments because when I fight a man for real, I don’t want him to know what I can do.”

Well said. Ned never made anything clear to his enemies about what he is up to. He knew Lannisters were Murderers of Jon Arryn but he never made it clear about what he is doing to expose them.

Not showing all your cards and talents can give certain advantage in the world of competition. Never brag what you can do. Do it when time is right.

4. Eddard Stark: [about Bran] “He won’t be a boy forever. And, winter is coming.”

Being a good father, Ned Stark wanted to teach his sons how to be a man, hard man. He killed the deserter, showed them live death and even told Bran why he had to kill the deserter.

In our world, it can be translated as: You won’t live here forever. And, death is coming.

Find your mission/passion and fulfil it. Take charge of your life and do wonderful things.

Episode 2: The Kingsroad

5. Tyrion Lannister: “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.”

As already said, Tyrion being a dwarf was not good at fighting. So what did he do about it? He learnt to convince others to do violence for him.

How did he do it? By reading books and keeping his mind sharp. His wittiness might be attributed to it.

In our world, there is a wise line: “The more you learn the more you earn.”

Another good one is: “What you know makes you money and what you don’t know loses you money.”

Keep learning new things. Books are your best friends. Read real life stories and autobiographies, these are the books that are worth reading.

He is right. Timely knowledge is power.

6. Jaime Lannister: “It’s a strange thing, first time you cut a man. You realize we’re nothing but sacks of meat and blood, and some bone to keep it all standing.”

This line can be viewed in two lights. First: The first punch of your life (either you threw or got 😉 ), the first one-on-one fight and the first time you kill an animal; you will remember them forever.

Second: Never let ego control you because you’re nothing but sacks of meat and blood, and some bone to keep it all standing.

Episode 3: Lord Snow

7. Cersei Lannister: “Everyone who isn’t us is an enemy.”

Lannisters had taken this quote seriously and this is how they were able to keep the name of their house perceived as powerful.

From cavemen days to today, this line holds true. In those days people from different tribes were considered enemy unless they had friendly terms already.

In today’s world, we can say it like this:

You have different goals than everyone else and they have different goals than you. You are not interested in what they want and they are not interested in what you want.

All everyone else are interested in is how you can help them achieve their own personal goals. No one cares what you want, what your goals are.

Help them achieve their goals and they will help you achieve your goals. That is how you build friendships, by providing each other value.

8. Cersei Lannister: “A good king knows when to save his strength and when to destroy his enemies.”

Though Cersei Lannister said it, but Jaime Lannister acted on this line well. He served the Mad King well when serving was safe. And when it was not safe he killed the King.

Arguing when it is waste of time is bad and not arguing when the situation calls for it is also bad. Learn when to argue and when not to. Same applies with fighting, asking a girl out etc.

Also you don’t have to fight and win every fight. No one has ever won all the fights. Only win those fights that are important and worth fighting.

9. Benjen Stark: [to Jon Snow] “You’re no ranger. Here, a man gets what he earns, when he earns it.”

John Snow considered himself a ranger. He wanted to go with Benjen Stark when he was leaving. He considered himself better than others, he saw himself entitled to be a ranger.

Benjen said this line and left him. So, don’t expect to get anything from anyone. You only get what you earn. Stop the entitlement mentality.

Many people think that they deserve better, so someone should give money, cloths, cars, girls etc. to them. But being a man you must know that: First you earn it then you get it.

Episode 4: Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things

10. Daenerys Targaryen: “The next time you raise a hand to me will be the last time you have hands.”

Daenerys had tolerated her brother for a long time. Initially, she was not self-confident enough to confront him. Now as a Khaleesi, she know where his brother’s limits are.

Draw clear limits of what behavior you will accept and what you will not. Don’t tolerate misbehavior from anyone, whether it a Miss World or your dog.

Daenerys Targaryen

11. Viserys Targaryen: “Brave men didn’t kill dragons. The brave men rode them.”

On one side there were men who fought with dragons and killed them. On other side there were men who used those dragons to win victories.

This line is true both ways. You are brave when you kill a lion and you are also brave when you can control it and get it to do what you want.

Episode 5: The Wolf and the Lion

12. Cersei Lannister: “The Dothraki don’t sail. Every child knows that. They don’t have discipline, they don’t have armor, and they don’t have siege weapons.”

Dothraki were brave men, they had men and horses. All they lacked mainly was discipline.

Discipline is what great men have. From the earlier days of evolution to today, disciplined men are the leaders. They do what needs to be done regardless of how they feel about it.

Men with great body go to gym even when they don’t feel like going. Great actors spend hours in front of mirrors perfecting their facial expressions every day.

Great warriors practice their art every day to keep up with other warriors. Great singers sing for hours, Great writers write several thousand minimum words a day.

Discipline is the price of success. Take it or leave it, is up to you.

13. Robert Baratheon: Which is the bigger number, five or one?
Cersei Lannister: Five.
Robert Baratheon: [holds up his left fingers] Five…
Robert Baratheon: [clutches his right fist] … one. One army, a real army, united behind one leader with one purpose. Our purpose died with the Mad King.

Robert, having been a successful rebel, knew this thing more than Cersei. Unity is what made Robert the king and the Mad king dead.

All your efforts directed in one direction will earn far more results than your efforts directed in different directions.

Many entrepreneurs have repeatedly said this: build one business rather than building 12 businesses at once. Master one formula first and then move on next.

Episode 6: A Golden Crown

14. Syrio Forel: “There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today.’”

Very true line. These words are what keep giving you hope to survive. Every men should learn them. Syrio, being a sword teacher, taught this to every aspiring warrior.

In our world we can interpret it like this: Every time you want to give up on something, just say “Not today”.

Not Today

Episode 7: You Win or You Die

15. Cersei Lannister: “When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”

Having watched 6 seasons, I can safely say one thing: In Game of Thrones anyone can die. It is not like those TV shows where the lead characters survive anyway. And, Cersei said it well.

Yet, our real world is not this way. Failure at one thing does not mean failure at other things. You can always try again and start fresh. See the beauty of it?

You won’t die until you give up. A wise line: Fall 7 times and get up 8 times.

16. Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish: “You know what I learnt losing that duel? I learnt that I’ll never win. Not that way. That’s their game, their rules. I’m not going to fight them: I’m going to fuck them. That’s what I know, that’s what I am, and only by admitting what we are can we get what we want.”

Littlefinger learnt this the hard way. He challenged Ned Stark’s brother and was beaten in it. Now he carries a token of this stupidity.

This is what he learnt: Find a game where you can win and commit your life playing that game. That is how you win.

He did not know a lot about fighting, but he did knew enough about politics. And, he has survived by far in the show.

17. Eddard Stark: What you suggest is treason.
Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish: Only if we lose.

Robert rebelled against the Mad King and won, this was called a victory not a treason. It might have been called a treason had he lost the war. Greyjoys rebelled against Robert but lost, this was called a treason.

In our world, we can look at it like this:

Eddard Stark: What you suggest is a stupid business idea.

Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish: Only if we don’t make money.

Your business idea is stupid only if it does not make money. Do the stupidest things if need be, that is what innovation seems to us at first.

18. Tywin Lannister: “A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of a sheep.”

Tywin Lannister is the richest men in the seven kingdoms. His mindsets are fantastic and this line is burning example. All he wants is his family name to be perceived as powerful. He does this by anyway needed and he don’t care what others think of him.

Never care what other people think of you. Do whatever you want whenever you want. There will always be people who will be jealous, want to hold you back, conspire against you and say negative things about you.

You remove one person from it, there will always be another person to replace him. So, don’t concern yourself with the opinions of other people.

True Lion

19. Tywin Lannister: “Your mother’s dead. Before long I’ll be dead, and you and your brother and your sister and all of her children, all of us dead, all of us rotting underground. It’s the family name that lives on. It’s all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honor… but family. You understand?”

This is again a fantastic mindset of Tywin. He knew his priorities well. Whatever he did, he did not do it for his personal benefits, but for family benefits.

For example, these two quotes saved Tyrion’s life many times.

  1. “Rich as a Lannister!”
  2. “A Lannister always pays his debts.”

It all was possible because of the family name he had. Tywin did well to maintain his family name. He had a bigger picture of the world in his mind.

Have a bigger picture of things in mind, think bigger than your personal glories. Be loyal to your family and your country. They are the ones who will support you in your bad times.

Even in cavemen days, a man had to become loyal to his tribe in order to survive. A wise quote:

“Don’t ever take side with anyone against the family…ever.” – The Godfather (movie)

Episode 8: The Pointy End

20. Shagga: How would you like to die, Tyrion, son of Tywin?
Tyrion Lannister: In my own bed, at the age of 80, with a belly full of wine and a girl’s mouth around my cock.

This is a brilliant example of Tyrion’s wittiness. He keeps his mood fun. He does not lose his cool, he does not get angry. Instead of begging Shagga for his life, he showed him how he can help his tribe achieve The Vale of Arryn.

However bad a situation is, don’t lose your cool. Keep calm. This is what we call a tough man, he faces every situation you throw at him on his feet.

21. Theon Greyjoy: Are you afraid?
[Robb’s hand is shaking]
Robb Stark: I must be.
Theon Greyjoy: Good.
Robb Stark: Why is that good?
Theon Greyjoy: It means you’re not stupid.

It was hard for Robb to decide to start a war against the Lannisters and the King. His hands were shaking heavily. But he decided to do it anyway. It was a question of rescuing his father.

Some decisions are hard to make. Make them anyway, don’t care whatever you feel or what might happen. A good quote:

“If you’re scared to do something, that’s a good sign that you should do it.”

22. Eddard Stark: The queen can’t kill me. Cat holds her brother.
Lord Varys: The wrong brother, sadly, and lost to her. Your wife has let the Imp slip through her fingers.
Eddard Stark: If that’s true… then slit my throat and be done with it.

Brave words said by Ned. He asked to die like a man, bravely. He knew he did the right thing and if that means death, then so be it.

Be ready to die for something you believe in. Be ready to give your 100% for a business idea you believe in. You might lose money if you fail, but you will know you did right. And the lessons you learn will make you wise.

Episode 9: Baelor

23. Eddard Stark: “You think my life is some precious thing to me? That I would trade my honor for a few more years… of what? You grew up with actors. You learned their craft and you learnt it well. But I grew up with soldiers. I learned to die a long time ago.”

Ned Stark respected his honor more than his life. He didn’t want to be called a traitor and live. He wanted to be called an honorable man and die.

It takes lifetime of work and consistent efforts to earn honor, money, love and glory. Don’t lose it for some wrong cause.

24. Maester Aemon: Tell me, did you ever wonder why the men of the Night’s Watch take no wives and father no children?
Jon Snow: No.
Maester Aemon: So they will not love. Love is the death of duty.

The one thing that the men at Castle Black have is they have a mission. Their individual purposes don’t matter. Together they have a purpose of protecting everyone from the wildlings and white walkers. Duty is all that matters to them.

Many soldiers sacrifice their lives for the honor of country. They have a purpose to live for and die for.

Find your mission in the life same as the men of night’s watch. Die for your country and family, if needed. Help your family and friends find their own missions.

If they lose their path and want to give up on their mission, guide them to right path. Motivate them!

25. Robb Stark: “If we do it your way, Kingslayer, you’d win. We’re not doing it your way.”

Robb knew that fighting, with the rules that Jaime Lannister is good at, will result in Jaime’s winning. That is why Jaime was demanding to fight that way in the first place.

You don’t have to follow all the rules all the times. Real man invent their own rules, after learning from the old ones.

There is a rule of the universe: People who follow all the rules never get what they want. People that break all the rules get everything they want and more.

I chose my own way.

Episode 10: Fire and Blood

26. Joffrey Baratheon: I’ll tell you what. I’m going to give you a present. After I raise my armies, and kill your traitor brother, I’ll give you his head as well.
Sansa Stark: Or maybe he’ll give me yours.

Joffrey, in the heat of the moment, talked about killing Robb Stark. But Sansa knew her brother well and did not underestimate him. She knew that in the battle Robb might defeat Joffrey.

Never underestimate yourself from your competition. Your methods and the way you work may be better than your competitors. Just keep improving, making your products and services better.

27. Jeor Mormont: When dead men, and worse, come hunting for us in the night, do you think it matters who sits the Iron Throne?
Jon Snow: No.

Lord Commander Mormont had a bigger picture of the world in his mind. He knew that the real problem is White walkers not Lannisters or the King.

Don’t worry about small things, there are far bigger things to worry about. Don’t worry too much about the broken glass window in your office, rather worry about keeping your customers happy.

That is worth worrying and will grow your business. Have a bigger picture in mind.

In Short…

These are great lines. There are many things to learn from these lines and the characters who said them.

And, I want you to do one thing: These 27 quotes have 27 messages/philosophies in them. Practice these philosophies every day one by one.

Like, for one day you could practice keeping your words. Another day you might decide not to give up on anything. Another day you might practice keeping your cool and not getting angry at all.

It will make you more of a man and you will be able to think past your emotions. And, that is great. Men are born to be logical, fight, lead, build, jump and run. I hope you enjoyed my compilation.

Read More: Who Is The Biggest Alpha Male On Game Of Thrones?

130 thoughts on “27 Masculine Quotes From Game Of Thrones”

    1. We need to build walls to keep out the brown walkers, never mind the whites.
      Make Westeros Great Again!

  1. Haven’t seen a single black person on the articles pictures.
    Seems like this show is utterly racist.
    We need to boycott shit like this.

  2. Fun article but, and I never do this…
    This article needs an editor. There are grammatical errors in it which make it harder to read.
    That being said, I’m a fan of the show, the meat of the article was fine.

  3. “Game of Thrones” is a show (For those that don’t watch) that basically deals with the “Just is” of life
    You either have power or you don’t. Some people will not be save while others with connections will be. Just as with life
    Some can get away with bullshit while others have to travel the long road ahead the hard way. It is what it is. That is another discussion for another time but point is, “GOT” is a show that is about climbing the ladder of success and all the pitfalls that come with it
    You can find wisdom in anything if you look hard enough. This is what this post is about. Its about quotes that can give you a boost in your thinking. Granted, it is a show that will take up precious time from you completing your goals and dealing with challenges but, still, sometimes you just need some time to refresh and get your head on straight.
    Sometimes its with pussy, sometimes its with a drink, sometimes its with family and friends. In this case, a show like this will be worth it.
    “Find wisdom in anything just as you will with bullshit. The best minds are able to sort out which is which while the rest wait for someone else to point out the differences.
    Which one are you?”
    Great post

  4. I used to like this show bit nine of my favorites are left except Bronn, who is a minor character. I haven’t watched for a few seasons.

  5. Just to note: George R. R. Martin supported Bernie Sanders and is a huge SJW/Progressive. While I agree the quotes are good, remember that a hippie SJW is the creative driving force behind the franchise.

    1. The TV show is also filled with homos and rewrites the books so that a woman (Brienne) can defeat a man (The Hound).

      1. Not exactly impossible. Brienne is described as being your typical amazonian. She’s also 6’3″ and is described as looking like a hermaphrodite.

        1. It is exactly impossible. Only a feminist or a dreamy man totally taken in by the propaganda would say otherwise.
          It seems absurd that I should have to say this but women are physically and significantly weaker than men even if taller or outweighing them. There are multiple physiological reasons for this but suffice to say that I have 30 years of martial arts experience and have fought (or more exactly toyed with) female world champions in Muay Thai. Not once, in my 30 years have I come across a woman who would give a man of similar size or less any serious problems in a fight. There are no “typical Amazonians” btw (I assume you mean Amazons). They don’t and did not exist.
          Frankly, I’m disappointed to have to tell you this. If you’re on this site you really should know better.

        2. By amazonian, I mean the word many have for women who do strength workouts. As for them not existing, the women of Samartia firmly disagree with you. Herodotus called them descendants of the Amazons and Scythians, though he didn’t realize at the time that they were the people who the Greeks called Amazons.
          You do realize that sword-fighting is about leverage more than it is about strength? You’re creating a false equivalency by comparing a striking sport to sword-fighting. I’ve seen women out-duel men in sword-fighting because it is much more about precision than strength. Sports that involve precise movements (like judo, kendo and fencing) do not involve buffeling (namely attempting to overpower your opponent by bombarding him with heavy cleaves) and are therefore not dependent on strength. Your muay thai analogy fails.
          Just because I agree with most things on this site (namely that leftism is cancer, that women aren’t attracted to nice guys, that men ought to be in charge of relationships, etc.) doesn’t mean I have to toe the line on everything.

        3. Yes I know what Herodotus said. It doesn’t change the fact that what we understand as “Amazons” never existed, the disagreements of Samartian women notwithstanding. It it were possible then it would be possible now. It is not.
          You do realise that sword fighting is a striking sport and any striking sport including Muay Thai is not only about leverage and strength, it is also about dexterity, agility, composure, speed, timing, distance, etc. you get the picture. Men outmatch women in spades in all of these categories. You haven’t seen women out-duel men in sword fighting, only in sport dueling. Sport is very different to combat my friend and in combat strength is paramount. It means nothing that a woman can outduel a man with a rapier if he can blast her pathetic little parry aside and go right through with a claymore. And yes its the same in Muay Thai. Even if she gets her little leg up to block I am coming right through and she is on the floor. Fighting women is like fighting blind kittens.
          My friend I am a subject matter expert on Muay Thai with decades of experience so don’t try and tell me about it, you’re only exposing your ignorance. Don’t mix sport and combat, they are not the same. You can have rules that favour weaker parties and give them a chance. There are no rules in combat.
          No you don’t have to toe the line but put aside your Greek mythology and use your head. It should be obvious to you that women simply are courting death by trying to fight a man.

        4. I’ll give you a mulligan on the muay thai comment, but you assume that I only saw sport dueling. Kenjutsu is clearly not sport dueling and I’ve seen women succeed on par with with men. The same is true with certain aspects of Wu Shu, which were created for the battlefield. Techniques such as fiore de liberi also focus on leverage and they have remained quite the same since they were used on the battlefields of Renaissance Italy, and I’ve seen women fight against men.
          As for your claymore comment, you do realize that you don’t necessarily have to parry head on to deflect a blow? Since we’re on aboug GoT, the fight scene with Oberyn vs the Mountain is an example right? You could argue all you like about how it’s staged, but it shows how you don’t have to meet a cleave head-on to stop it.
          I am extremely well aware about the amount of dexterity men have, yet it ignores the fact a woman can use things like her small size to her advantage, namely as a way to more effectively deflect. I’ve seen 5’0″ women be able to do this with kenjutsu and simply dodge a blow, something a 6’0″ man could not do. It doesn’t require much dexterity, just being a much smaller target.
          Since we have anecdata vs anecdata, unless you can actually show outside your experience that this is generally true, I think it’s worthless to run in circles.

        5. Yeah I’ve done a bit of Kenjutsu too. You need a qualifier for your comment about women fighting against men. Combat mate? To the death? Totally different thing to practicing in the park. Practicing is all you do in Kenjutsu no matter what you think.
          The claymore comment was a mere example. The point is that size and strength makes a huge difference in combat even between men. You’re deluding yourself if you think otherwise.
          I’m ignoring a woman’s small size because its not an advantage. And a 6 foot man can definitely dodge a blow. Women are easy to hit because of their small size. A man’s reach is far superior and he can toy with her at range. If a 6 foot man can’t handle a 5 foot woman its probably because he’s fast asleep or already dead. Dodging women is easy. They are woefully slow. That’s why I hate fighting women. Its completely pointless. Teenage boys put up a better fight.
          Outside my experience? You made a claim that swordswomen are on par with swordsmen. Outside of Greek mythology, point out to me all of the female swordswomen divisions used in the known battles in history. If your claim is true there should be equal numbers of female and male divisions.

        6. I never said they were “on par” I said they were “comparable” in some respects.
          Back to the point about Brienne. This is a wild exception. She’s, as I said in another response, a 200+ pound quasi-hermaphrodite that’s 6’3″. That’s no comparison to a regular woman, but I wouldn’t see how she couldn’t beat the Hound.
          As for the Sarmatian comment, there is archaeological evidence that women did fight alongside men, though, given their smaller sizes, they were often put as skirmishers and archers. Their accuracy difference was negligible and they, being smaller were harder to hit. There’s no mythology in this whatsoever.

        7. I’ve seen women succeed on par with with men…

          Stop making stuff up. The books and the TV show are clear that Brienne is not 200 lbs and is not either a hermaphrodite or quasi-hermaphrodite (whatever that is). She’s just a tall woman who learned to use a sword. I have trained with women like that. They are helpless.
          No reason she couldn’t beat the Hound? Yes there is. She’s a woman and he’s a man. You’re a complete dreamer. We don’t need anecdotal evidence. The facts and what you can see with your own eyes are good enough. Why else do you think men’s and women’s sports are separated? Because physically, men dominate women in virtually every relevant aspect. Women can’t even play tennis as well as men.
          You have to go back to ancient times to find mere “evidence” that women fought alongside men? But you can’t find a single division? How about an entire army? Ever wonder why in all of recorded history virtually every army is composed entirely of men? I guess you know something that all of these generals don’t.
          The reason you cannot see how Brienne couldn’t beat the Hound is because you have watched too much TV where they continuously show women beating up men. I hope you never have daughters because if they listen to you they are going to get killed.

        8. > You have to go back to ancient times to find mere “evidence” that women
          fought alongside men? But you can’t find a single division? How about
          an entire army? Ever wonder why in all of recorded history virtually
          every army is composed entirely of men? I guess you know something that
          all of these generals don’t.
          Indeed I can.
          Whether women are inferior at war, I can agree, that’s true. But you’re deliberately over-inflating how weak they are.
          You can shut up about that anecdotal evidence, because that’s all you’ve given me. You’ve compared yourself to your female opponents and declared this is all the evidence you need. So forgive me if I don’t trust you.
          As for tennis:
          You’re not objective in the slightest, are you?

        1. I know. I don’t care if he tripped over Mount Everest, he is not losing that fight to a girl. This is a guy who cleans out taverns full of soldiers for fun, he is not losing a fight to a chcik.

    2. Although that may be true, and he (mostly gracefully) empowers women in the show, as an author I think GRR Martin knows how to separate the story of his internal beliefs from writing a gripping, compelling series for the outside world’s consumption. He seems to understand themes of power and dominance, has a knack for un-PC plot lines, and mostly sticks to the natural order of things (gender-wise) even amongst some of the high-profile female characters like Denarys and Cersei Lannister.

    3. He does veer into purple pill territory regularly. I read his 70’s sci-fi stories and they reek of Nice Guy-ism. The guy obviously learned the hard way about womens’ nature. This really comes out in the later books. Asha has an orbiter, Cersei hates younger women, etc.

      1. Read the latest sci-fi novels (or don’t) written by his proteges. Fingers down your throat naked feminism to the point of absurdity. I started the series and got vested in them but now I think I will struggle to read another.

  6. I enjoy this genre of shows too, but to highlight GOT in a pro-masculine light is a stretch. The show is rife with liberal agenda, pro-homosexuality, and pro-feminist themes and characters.
    I think a more compelling and convincing article could be written about its super leftist bias hidden, and often not so hidden in the show.

    1. Such an article had been written, can’t remember the name though. Personally I find the show to be an enigma and a paradox- On the one hand it strongly seems to espouse strength, honour, manliness, faith and all manner of masculine virtues (Which is why I initially could not, and to some extent still cannot understand for the life of me why the SJWs and feminists love it so much); On the other hand there are undeniably a whole load of latent leftist undercurrents such as those you mentioned.
      My explanation has always been that the show was always intended to show humanity in our fucked up, messy, ugly nature and all the contradictions that come with it, rather than to plug any particular agenda. I hope it continues this way.

        1. HIs cock was cut by another (psycho) womanizer, Ramsay Bolton. The girls were just used to tease him. Girls do what girls do.
          The bisexual one, Red Viper was killed by a big and strong man, The Mountain.
          That’s a win tho…

        2. Red Viper wasn’t bisexual in the books. I don’t care who cut Theon’s cock off or how many girls were used to tease him or why you are even bringing them up. Think about what they are saying here.

        3. Are you honestly saying that the show’s depiction of Theon’s emasculation (a negative one at that, I would argue) is intended as an attack on masculinity? Does it not occur to you that Media can depict something vividly without endorsing it? it’s called a plot device- now I’ll grant you that in the latest season it seems that said device has been disturbingly turned into another piece of feminist propaganda encouraging male subservience, but I don’t see any evidence that it started off as such.

        4. I only asked a question, relax bro. Yes all those things occurred to me but thanks for being so patronising. However, given the overal context of the show, the media in general and the fact that this scene and Theon’s womanizing does not appear so dramatically in the books I am not inclined to give these people the benefit of the doubt.
          What you said about the latest season seems to cut across your point.

    2. I remember early on how Sansa Stark was heavily criticized for being… feminine.
      After the recent season feminists were complaining about how rotten women were being treated. You know with Brienne being a super-hero, Cersei taking over Kings Landing Michael Corleone style, Sansa feeding Ramsay to his own dogs and Daenerys somehow managing to kill a room full of barbarians just by pushing over a brazier.

      1. These Feminist overlords despise women who act feminine. It’s ac if they need to write a letter of apology to the NOW for putting on lipstick.

    3. Oh come on, have a little glass-half-full optimism. The above quotes are mostly good, strong, masculine ones, and GOT triggers feminists every week. That’s good enough for me.
      Has the show succumbed to some pressure from SJWs which has affected the storyline? Yeah, likely. And we should retain equal pressure to keep the story as pure as possible, without censoring by feminist ninnies. But I’m not going to give up on it completely because it’s not perfect. It’s an incredible show.

  7. I’m tired of this GOT worship, and it happens in both sides of the spectrum: the LowTSJW’s/GoGrrllss and the gentleman here at ROK. But the difference is that the lowTSJW’s and GoGrrrllss get the message of the series right and here at ROK they don’t: this series is just decadence, feminisn, nihilism and softcore with a nice wardrobe.
    If you want masculine quotes, go to Lord of the Rings (forget The Hobbit trilogy, it is PC crap), go to Michael Collins (the one with Liam Neeson), go to The 13th Warrior:

    1. The 13th Warrior was a bit odd though. Several giant plot holes that made very little sense.
      Of course, I’d still rather watch that than any of this GOT nonsense so maybe it was a success after all. 🙂

      1. The important thing in The 13th Warrior are the concepts of honor, duty, bravery, loyalty to the people, etc, etc.

        1. That’s a good point. Those concepts were very well displayed. And… strangely absent from a lot of newer films!

  8. You forgot the ultimate quote:

    Robert smacks Cersei.
    Cersei Baratheon: I shall wear this like a badge of honor.
    Robert Baratheon: Wear it in silence or I’ll honor you again.

    1. Robert Baratheon, by far my favourite GOT character, I hope they make a spinoff of Robert’s Rebellion, definitely the most badass character..drinking whoring and kicking ass

    2. “You forgot the ultimate quote:
      “Robert smacks Cersei.”
      Robert Baratheon was a dumb cuckold, who alienated his wife, was murdered by her, and passed all his power and wealth over to her and her children. Think it was Varys who said: A strong right arm [to wield a hammer], and not much else [going for him].

  9. Yes, yes, we all know, this show is a sack of liberal, feminist shite. I am a long time watcher of the show if only to understand how the brainwashing works.
    But damn me, no. 23 is as masculine as it gets.

    1. #23 is great because not only is it masculine and virtuous, but it’s something I just can’t picture a female ever saying.

  10. “10. Daenerys Targaryen: “The next time you raise a hand to me will be the last time you have hands.””
    I thought this was about ‘masculine quotes’, not female fury.

  11. Only ever watched one episode of this high Hibernian farce. Once was enough, I know lardy assed men who spend their entire weekends looking at these box sets, men who’ve never even walked in the mountains, not ten miles from their homes. How they waste their lives, while, believing they are real men by watching this drivel is beyond me.

        1. Here are few picks for beginners:
          action: anything written by Garth Ennis, Captain America: Winter soldier, Lobo
          horror: Hellblazer, Dylan Dog
          scifi: Metabarons, Arzach
          fantasy: Bone, Fables
          manga: Death note, Tokyo ghoul, All you need is a kill
          comedy: Garfield, Dilbert, Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Deadpool: Dead presidents
          for youth: Usagi Yojimbo, Teenage mutant ninja turtles (original series)
          Also I couldn’t write a comment without mentioning my guilty pleasure. The life and time of Scrooge McDuck

    1. I agree re the tv show. I say, without hyperbole, that the books, if the series gets finished, will blow Dostoyevsky out of the water and I am a huge Dostoyevsky fan

  12. Here are some more advices:
    1. Learn how to invest. If you have a day job that doesn’t involve finance, pick up Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor, read it, digest it, and master it. His advice is good because you can use past data to confirm his predictions. It isn’t hard at all, but it involves a lot of discipline and patience, something I see a lot of guys interested in finance don’t have (it’s very ironic that women use his method far more often and make more money on average; this is one thing I’ll give the opposite sex).
    2. Learn how to negotiate. All of your jobs will involve negotiation. Negotiating for a salary, negotiating the price of your goods, negotiating with a loan officer. Donald Trump’s the Art of the Deal is good for this.
    3. Analyze what your skills are. Don’t overestimate yourself, but don’t underestimate yourself either. Then analyze what you like. Then look at what opportunities for wealth exist at the point in time you’re in. The intersection of those three things is what will make you successful.
    4. Control your emotions, especially the romantic ones. As Roissy said, oneitis will destroy your soul if you let it. The more you dwell on it, the harder it will be to take it away.
    5. Keep a pocketbook. Keep your bills. Note everything in it. When you know how much you are spending how and where you will know where to cut spending.
    6. Try building your own house. It costs far less and you can get a mortgage for it.
    7. Never care about what other people think of you. With the exception of your family, none of them care about you and only want to get a rise out of seeing you suck.
    8. If you have Asperger’s Syndrome like me, realize you will never be the life of the party. You will never be Chad Thundercock. Minimize the weaknesses inherent to the disease (the lack of social aptitude, the overwhelming torrent of emotions, the tendency to think in black and white) and move on.

  13. This scene is more red-pill than masculine, but it gets me every time. Walder Frey is an old school badass.

  14. Good idea, and good quotes posted.
    “There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today.’”
    That is my favorite and the one that hooked me on the show. I immediately wrote that one down because, to me, there’s so much truth to it. I like how “god of death” is a figure of speech, yet is still the only “god” we can see that actually affects our lives, sometimes tragically and without mercy.
    Also, like you pointed out, I like how anyone can die at any time. The men in the show definitely live by a code, and there’s plenty of ‘might is right’ on display where lads know their place and dont start shit.
    Personally… I’d never call this a red pill show, but it definitely has far more red pill characters in it than any other series I’ve seen.
    Cool article.

  15. So your very own lolknee here is a huge song of ice and fire nerd. I mean, I do PhD thesis level research on these books. I truly enjoyed the first season. Meh on second. Stopped watching by midway through third and only watch online recaps by my favorite nerds.
    I can’t say much about the hyper fagdom that happens in the shit for writing shows, but I truly love these books and suggest that you guys not be turned off by the sjw fantasy gloryhole that is the shows and read the books

    1. Its weird and contrived how they shoe-horn homosexuality into shows these days. I was just watching the first episode of Westworld and they had a completely random and unnecessary lesbian kiss. Can I have one show without homos in it?

      1. I hate it.
        BTW the fags on the tv show …. there are rumors about them being fags in the books but those rumors have a lot to do with them being the younger brothers of men who fought and won a revolution and their position as adults who get to enjoy the spoils of war despite having been babies when the fighting was done so there is a lot of looking down on them as a bunch of “fags” for their fancy dress etc. One if them is probably a fag but you are never quite sure…the other one…even after 3 re-reads I can’t tell.
        If I was a baby when my eldest brother fought a war, killed a prince and became a king and then i was 22 while he was king and i was dressed up like a dandy and he called me a little faggot….it would’t necessarily be about me being gay

        1. Loras is gay. There is no disgusting descriptions of gay sex and it is basically just insinuated usually through people insulting him.
          As for Renly I believe that there is rumor but it is unproven and I can give textual evidence for it.
          And Obyren Martell who is in the show sodomizing men?????? Nothing of that sort

        2. I am sorry you are correct RB is gay which was confirmed in an article interview.
          That said: being gay doesn’t drive renly’s character as it’s did in the show. It is something people make fun of him for.

        3. in the books renley and loras did not have point of view scenes, so there was no desription of their relationship, but it is quite obvious. It’s been some time since I’ve been reading the books, there was some subtext. Jaime for example said that Loras and Renley were….praying together. And Loras reaction when he hears of Renleys death is also quite obvious. I found out before the author uncovered it.

          And Obyren Martell who is in the show sodomizing men?????? Nothing of that sort”
          The author had lots of influence on the show and how he designed his characters. I guess Martell represents the Ottoman Empire guy. They’ve had harems and concubines and also male love boys. So it’s not unlikeley that he slept with men. It is proven that these things were common in the orient.
          Oberyn did not sodomize men in the show anyway, he just talked about likng them. Where Oberyn comes from homosexuality is most likeley a question of who’s doing the penetration.
          Did the muzzles want to implement some sjw agenda?

        4. You are right about what Jamie says. What is important to remember, however, is that Jamie and Robert and all the older siblings fought a war that young knights like Loras and Renly benefitted from. They fight in tourneys but never in wars. So for jamie or Robert to joke about Renly being a fag is a very different thing. That said, there is not one piece of actually sodomy happening in that book despite it being filled with sex.
          I don’t think it is fair to suggest that the Red Viper was probably gay. He was a man with many female lovers. The TV show made him gay because of a fag agenda. I see him more as a Spaniard than a Muz. and if there is nothing about a character except that he fucks lots of different women, to say he was probably gay doesn’t roll.
          As for the muz….not sure if an early agenda. More than likely they just fuck everything that walks…2 legs or 4

        5. and no…on the show he hires a male prostitute, Obyern, and slaps his naked ass while he drags him into bed saying “I AM A PRINCE OF DORNE” that was not subtle.

        6. that Oberyn was created bisexual does not neccissarily mean that there was some political agenda forced on the show. In the books it is mentioned that the Dornish people are very sexual and act bisexual and the bisexual thing fits to the oriental design of Dorne and to the high amount of general sex in the show.

        7. There is a political agenda on he show 100%
          If it was just that then fine but the show went full SJW faggot and it’s totally unwatchable

      2. Very random, a few years back I was enjoying house of cards and then blam….frank underwood is a fag….last time I watched the show….
        I also checked out the show with Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta last year and what do you know, Liotta who you assume is a pure badass, has a random homo kiss scene…turned it off on the spot.
        Fucked up shit.

        1. Well, Kevin Spacey probably had a lot to do with that decision in House of Cards.
          That aside, the show was fun for the first one or two seasons, then it got retardedly absurd to the point I just couldn’t suspend disbelief anymore.

        2. Really? After he was being alpha for so long? You know I stopped watching it in the middle of the second season and was thinking about picking it back up but you’ve made my mind up for me.
          Random homo kiss what?! The fuh?! Again like I said, they are trying to normalise this shit and convince we are all latent homos and it is only society that makes us straight.
          They are awaiting a serious backlash. People are getting tired of it.

        3. Your spot on. I was almost inclined to turn off west world after that random garbage. This may be a stretch but, part of me has considered the possibility that they are going to attempt to humanize robots.
          Take the new Star Trek. They made george takai’s character from the original, gay, with a fucking boyfriend and all, shake my damn head…Also if you remember two and a half men, there was always the undercurrent being pushed that Charlie’s womanizing was directly caused by his latent homosexuality. Twisted shit.
          Imagine the money to be made if an anti- Hollywood was created, one that pushed out films and shows with zero leftist influence.

        4. It is ironic given that George Takai is actually gay but I take your point. I never watched Two and a Half men but what you are saying is consistent with the general message that we are all secret homos. That was of course the message behind American Beauty. Its retarded. Basically the more manly you are, the more gay you are. What?!
          Yeah I rolled my eyes at West World and I’m just hoping, probably in vain, that they will leave it at that.

      3. “Its weird and contrived how they shoe-horn homosexuality into shows these days.”
        I predict a special guest appearance by Michael Sam.

      4. Not so weird that (((they))) pushed queerness in G.O.T when you look at who the producers are . (((Weiss))) & (((Benioff)))

      5. Let’s not go comparing chick-on-chick action with male faggotry in movies and television, now.
        It seems that the male demographic traditionally tolerates occasional lez scenes in its entertainment, while the female demographic seems to go for male-on-male action. Though of late a lot of producers have violated this iron law, to the detriment of the shows in question. GoT is clearly aimed at a predominantly male demographic (violence and spergy details about warfare and strategizin’), so the homo element thrown in was a huge downside.
        I was sort of enjoying Nashville (the series) up until they pushed the faggotry quotient through the roof in the final two seasons, with the closeted cowboy star who is forced to “come out.” It might’ve been tolerable for one episode, but they just kept going and going with it. Then again, Nashville had a heavy female demographic (that melodramatic soap-opera element) which might explain this.

        1. I will compare chick on chick action. Why? Because it is homosexuality and there is a reason that they are putting it in shows. Why? Because its all part of the agenda to convince you that you are bisexual and that it is natural for you to kiss a dude and then a woman and then back again. That’s why they have the lesbian kiss – also to make it seem normal. It isn’t. A woman who kisses other women is raising a serious red flag. They ease you in with lesbians and fuck you with men.
          Btw, women find male-on-male action disgusting.

        2. The problem with the chick on chick stuff is that it isn’t male fantasy driven but rather I don’t need no man dyke promotion.
          There is no one who enjoys two bitches licking snizz like me but when it is done to promote an sjw social agenda I’m out

        3. I’m not into it too much either. I am also very much anti porn. But if two girls want to have drinks at my place and be frisky I’m not kicking them out

        4. Same here. I remember making two girls kiss each other not so long ago, thinking it would be sexy but it was really…well…pretty normal.

        5. If I see two girls kiss each other it grosses me out. They are obviously doing it for attention. A girl I used to hang out with told me kissed a girl in front of her work colleagues like it was something cool and I should be impressed. I told her she needed help.

        6. Those are my feelings exactly. I dont know if there is a post out here about it, but every single time i go out with some hot women and they begin to get crazier and crazier, lesbian things happen. Recently one of them told me she went out, got a litle intoxicated and began doing crazy shit with a female friend. I believe its a matting device saying to males “hey, this what we like, kissing, grabbing and having our asses spanked”.

    2. Agreed with you in a much earlier discussion & will heartily agree again.
      The books are where it’s at.
      With the latest season, it’s like they weren’t even trying. An over abundance of Viewership pleasing & plot armor serving drivel.

      1. yeah, i didn’t even watch it. Preston Jacobs recaps were enough for me.
        How down the nerd path do you go? I am a member of an online community which is so fucking geeked out you can’t believe it.

        1. My rappelling line down the geekdom rabbit hole is a short one, I’m afraid.
          Tied off at the end.
          I’m not even a fantasy series fan. I was the athletic type who did reasonably well academically & had a close bunch of geek friends in my social circle back in school.
          Tolkien is fine. David Eddings & some of Raymond Feist works I consider as rubbish. Didn’t read the Robert Jordan stuff so I have no opinion about his work. It was the Machiavellian elements along with the deconstruction of fantasy writing tropes in Ice & Fire that drew me into the book series.
          The latest HBO season lost its way with its betrayal of elements that made the series attractive. So, we’ve got plot armor wearing Daenerys (absolutely no threat of a Ned Stark losing his head moment for her at all) & the Kraaken Greyjoy chick team up & are now sailing towards Westeros at the end. because. they’re channelling Spiderman & the Amazing Superfriends or something.
          The incredulous portrayal of the Dornish plot. The poor handling of the Brynden Tully character. I could go on.
          Even Arya Stark,who I actually like, was given the superhero treatment. Really…
          It’s hard to take most modern female protagonists seriously. There’s no Hero’s Quest gauntlet to work through. At least we could root for Uma Thurman’s Bride character in Kill Bill as she had to survive that.
          I exist therefore I am entitled.
          Damn. Looks like I went off tangent on a rant here. 😀

  16. Many great quotes. But is it just me who instinctively reacts to the comparisons to business in visceral feelings of revulsion?
    Don’t get me wrong. I think entrepreneurship is the best way for the red pilled man to support himself and his family. But in comparison with real strength, actual courage and the non-negligible possibility of death on a day to day basis… it becomes almost silly.
    Like we’re living our entire lives in a kindergarten, dreaming of life outside but never getting there outside of fiction.

  17. #3 is classic Sun Tzu (“The Art of War”), Machiavelli and, more recently, Robert Greene — it’s one of “The 47 Laws of Power.”
    *Never* give them too much information or they may use it against you.
    Eddard Stark: [to Jaime Lannister] “I don’t fight in tournaments because when I fight a man for real, I don’t want him to know what I can do.”
    Nice compilation, well packaged by the author though there are some misspellings and grammar errors….kudos

  18. Holy shit does anyone proofread anymore? Good subject for an article but this shit reads like a fucking 8th grader wrote it.

  19. Never read the mammoth GoT tomes, but have enjoyed all the seasons of the show so far. I try to forget that it was written by a rotund neckbeard who, while not a total SJW, seems to be veering in that direction.

  20. Before i watch can someone please tell me: Does it contain faggotry, feminism, or have an anti-Christian bias? Cheers.

    1. The show is super faggoty but not anti Christian
      The books are neither faggoty or anti Christian and truly amazing.
      Either read the books or move on. I am an enormous fan of the books and plain refuse to watch the show for the go gurlism, homo promotion and general bad writing

        1. No problem. I enjoyed the first season of the show but had to choke on a bad taste. I really do think that Martin is at or past Dostoyevsky in his work right now. It is scary good.

  21. The show has gotten worse and worse after season 1.
    The last one takes the cake by killing Stannis. Trying to kill off every worthy male character and shoehorning unrealistic female warriors. Yuck !
    Hopefully the show dies soon.

  22. As a writer, the best thing to take from This show and book is itself.
    It’s a story written by a man who wanted to tell a story with no concern to the PC nonsense. If game of thrones pandered to feminists and every whiner then it would not even be a shadow of what it is now.
    Be true to yourself. Damn what everyone else wants you to be.

  23. Not my kind of thing but I have to ask… given all the pics and such….
    At least give me something attractive! 🙂

  24. Sex-ed up shows are making guys effeminate. They are living extended adolescence like geeks watching anime for erotic material. All the obsessive sports watching is along the same lines. They should be out playing the game; not stuffing their face and reciting stats. It’s like a free comicon watching modern men. We lack real role models in fellow men. Heterosexuality isn’t manliness. We are like lesbians–at best, the Butch kind. They aren’t men, but do like women.

  25. Actually Jon Arryn wasn’t murdered by the Lannisters. It was Lysa Arryn, which she did because of her love for Petyr Baelish.
    I mean you probably knew that, but from what you wrote it seems like you too believed what Ned believed to be true.
    Also I got to say, this wasn’t a very well written article.

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