Do You Know Who Said These Most Epic Insults from Game of Thrones?


By: J.P. Naomi

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Watch Game of Thrones? You might not hear many compliments, but you're sure in for some epic insults! Take this quiz now to see how well you remember the masters behind these one-liners!

“’Born amidst salt and smoke …’ Is he a ham?”

Renly spoke this line in “Garden of Bones” - Season 2, Episode 4. He was portrayed by actor Gethin Anthony, who appeared in 8 episodes of Game of Thrones.


“How do they communicate their demands? By raven or horse?”

Oleanna Tyrell spoke this line in “The Gift” (Season 5, Episode 7). She is portrayed by actress Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, who was born in South Yorkshire, England in 1938.


“I’m not questioning your honour, Lord Janos. I’m denying its existence entirely.”

Tyrion spoke this line in “The Night Lands” (Season 2, Episode 2). Tyrion Lannister is portrayed by actor Peter Dinklage. Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1969 and stands 4 ft 5 in tall.


"You know that you're not half as clever as you think."

Cersei Lannister spoke this line in Season 2, Episode 1 entitled "Valar Dohaeris". She is portrayed by actress Lena Headey, who was born in 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda.


“And the famous tart, Queen Cersei."

Olenna spoke this line to Cersei in Season 5, Episode 6 entitled “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”. Diana Rigg is also known for playing Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series The Avengers.


"Grand Maester Pycelle made the same joke. You must be proud to be as funny as a man whose balls brush his knees."

Tyrion spoke this line in Season 3, Episode 1 entitled "Valar Dohaeris". Peter Dinklage has received numerous awards including a Golden Globe and two Primetime Emmy Awards.


“What’s the proper way to address you now: Queen Mother or Dowager Queen? In any event, judging from the king’s enthusiasm, the Queen Mother will be a Queen Grandmother soon.”

Margaery Tyrell is portrayed by actress Natalie Dormer. This quote was spoken by her in Season 5, Episode 3 entitled “High Sparrow”.


"Any man who must say, 'I am the king' is no true king."

Tywin Lannister was portrayed by actor Walter Charles Dance. This famous line was spoken by him in Season 3, Episode 10 entitled "Mhysa".


“You want revenge against the Lannisters? I killed my mother, Joanna Lannister, on the day I was born. I killed my father, Tywin Lannister, with a bolt to the heart. I am the greatest Lannister killer of our time.”

Tyrion spoke this line to Daenerys in Season 5, Episode 8 entitled “Hardhome”. Peter Dinklage's film debut was in Living in Oblivion in 1995.


"You won't be a very good hand if you see the word 'knight' and say 'ka-niggit.'"

Shireen Baratheon spoke this line to Davos in Season 4, Episode 3 entitled "Breaker of Chains". Shireen was portrayed by actress Kerry Ingram. Ingram is also well known for her role as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda the Musical.


"I’m sorry your marriage to Ned Stark didn’t work out. You seemed so good together."

Cersei speaks this line to Robert. Lena Headey earned three consecutive Emmy award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2014–16) and a Golden Globe Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2016.


"You have a good heart, Jon Snow. It'll get us all killed."

Alliser Thorne was portrayed by actor Owen Teale. Teale was born in Wales in 1961. He trained at the Guildford School of Acting and made his television debut in The Mimosa Boys in 1984.


“We both peddle fantasies, Brother Lancel, mine just happen to be entertaining.”

Petyr Baelish is nicknamed Littlefinger. He spoke this line to Lancel in Season 5, Episode 6 entitled “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”. He is portrayed by actor Aiden Gillen.


"Lies come easily to you, everyone knows that. But innocence, decency and concern, you’re not very good at those, I’m afraid."

Margaery spoke this line in Season 5, Episode 7 entitled “The Gift”. She is portrayed by actress Natalie Dormer, who was born in Reading, England in 1982.


"The laws of my fist are about to compel your teeth!"

Brynden Tully boldly proclaimed this line in Season 3, Episode 6 entitled "The Climb". He was portrayed by actor Clive Russell, who is also well known for his role as Frederick Abberline in Ripper Street.


"The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate."

Lena Headey is also known for her roles as the title character Sarah Connor on Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the villainous drug lord Madeline "Ma-Ma" Madrigal in Dredd. She is one of the highest paid actors on television!


"I was told you were drunk, impertinent and thoroughly debauched. You can imagine my disappointment at finding nothing but a browbeaten bookkeeper."

Lady Olenna speaks this line to Tyrion. Her final appearance in Game of Thrones came in the 3rd episode of season 7 when she met her fate.


“You’re an eloquent man. It doesn’t mean you’re wrong. In my experience, eloquent men are right every bit as often as imbeciles.”

Tyrion to Hizdahr in Season 5, Episode 9 entitled “The Dance of Dragons”. Hizdahr zo Loraq was portrayed by actor Joel Fry and was introduced in Season 4.


"Sansa can have her sewing needles. I have a Needle of my own."

Arya is portrayed by actress Maisie Williams. She was born in Bristol, England and began her professional acting career at the age of 14 as Arya Stark.


"Has anyone ever told you you're as boring as you are ugly?"

Jaime Lannister speaks this line to Brienne in Season 2, Episode 8 entitled "The Prince of Winterfell". Jaime is portrayed by actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.


"Let me give you some advice, 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 Lannister speaks this line to Jon Snow. Jon Snow is portrayed by actor Kit Harington, who has played this starring role in every season.


“Can we bring you anything to eat or drink? I wish we had some wine for you, it’s a bit early in the day for us.”

Margaery says this line mockingly to Cersei. Natalie Dormer is a graduate of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Her on-screen debut came in 2005 in Casanova.


"You know nothing, Jon Snow."

Ygritte had a recurring role in Season 2 and a starring role in seasons 3 and 4. She was portrayed by actress Rose Leslie, who rose to fame as Gwen Dawson in Downton Abbey.


“Long, sullen silences and an occasional punch in the face: the Mormont Way.”

Tyrion speaks this line to Jorah Mormont in Season 5, Episode 5 entitled “Kill the Boy”. Jorah was portrayed by actor Iain Glen who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.


“If I ever kill you, your eyes will be wide open.”

Iain Glen was born on June 24, 1961. He is best known for his roles as Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones and Dr. Alexander Isaacs / Tyrant in the Resident Evil films. He began his acting career in 1986.


“I’m _________ of Winterfell. This is my home and you can’t frighten me.”

Sansa Stark says this line to Myranda in Season 5, Episode 6 entitled “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”. Sansa is portrayed by actress Sophie Turner, who made her professional acting debut in this role.


"If you ever call me sister again, I'll have you strangled in your sleep."

Cersei speaks this line to Margaery Tyrell in Season 2, Episode 8 entitled "Second Sons". Lena Headey has had a starring role as Cersei in every season of Game of Thrones.


“The day I ask my people to fight with the Crows is the day my people cut my guts from my belly and make me eat them.”

Tormund Giantsbane says this line to Jon Snow in Season 5, Episode 5 entitled “Kill the Boy”. Tormund was portrayed by actor Kristofer Hivju, who was born in 1978 in Oslo, Norway.


"Nobody cares what your father once told you."

Cersei said this to Loras as he began speaking, "My father once told me ..." Loras was a recurring character portrayed by actor Finn Jones. Jones is also known for his role as Danny Rand/Iron Fist in the Netflix series Marvel's Iron Fist.


"We have our differences, Jaime and I. He is braver; I am better looking."

Game of Thrones was created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Scenes from Game of Thrones have been filmed in the following countries: Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Spain, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the United States.


"You got fat."

King Robert says this to Ned after he greets him in Season 1, Episode 1. Robert was portrayed by actor Mark Addy and had starring role in just Season 1.


“You know who I am. I’m _________. Do you know who you are? You’re no one. You’re nothing.”

Arya Stark speaks this line to Meryn Trant in Season 5, Episode 10 entitled “Mother’s Mercy”. Actor Ian Beattie played the recurring role of Meryn Trant in Seasons 1 - 5.


“He’s the toughest man with no balls I ever met.”

Daario speaks this line about Grey Worm in Season 5, Episode 10. Daario is portrayed by actor Ed Skrein in Season 3 and Michiel Huisman from Season 4 onward.


“If they arrested all the pillow biters in King’s Landing, there’d be no room left in the dungeons for anyone else.”

Olenna said this line to to Margaery in Season 5, Episode 6. Natalie Dormer was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2014 and 2015 for her role as Margaery on Game of Thrones.


"You love your children. It's your one redeeming quality; that and your cheekbones."

Tyrion said this quote to Cersei in Season 2, Episode 2 entitled "The Night Lands". Game of Thrones premiered on HBO on April 17, 2011. Fans are awaiting the final season to be released in 2018.


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