While ‘Game of Thrones’ may not have given fans the most epic finale they’d hoped for, it did check a few boxes when it came to quality dialogue and epic quotes.
Consider these winners:
“There is only one thing we say to death: Not today.”
“If you think this is a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
“Winter is coming.”
“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.”
“The things I do for love.”
“A lion does not concern himself with the opinion of sheep.”
“I am the dragon’s daughter, and I swear to you that those who would harm you will die screaming.”
And, of course: “You know nothing, Jon Snow.”
Of course, many fans are more concerned with Jon Snow’s dialogue above all else. His character development was impressive, and even if fans were bummed about the ending of GoT, we can’t deny that Jon Snow was ultimately a force to be reckoned with.
Of course, that doesn’t mean Kit Harington wants to revisit the experience.
Shortly before the show finally wrapped (after a staggering eight seasons, which spanned nine years), PopSugar quoted Kit as saying, “It’s a brutal experience.” Maisie Williams was also happy about ‘Game of Thrones’ being over, but perhaps for different reasons.
Still, Kit went on to elaborate that he doesn’t want to continue to tackle characters like Jon Snow, however deep they may wind up being. Yeah, wielding that super-strong sword must have been tough. Instead, he’d prefer to take on something “a bit lighter, a bit funnier maybe,” says Harington.
Anyway, now that Jon Snow is finally gone, in terms of GoT actually ending, looking back on his fan-favorite quotes is even more bittersweet. But Jon Snow does have wisdom to impart on fans, to say nothing of his final act that saved his people from tyranny.
One of the most epic quotes from Jon Snow that was as fitting for ‘Game of Thrones’ as it is for modern society is this:
“They were born on the wrong side of the wall – doesn’t make them monsters.”
As ScreenRant highlights, Jon is acknowledging that the “demonized” groups north of The Wall simply had the unfortunate luck to be born on the wrong side. Thinking back on his character arc from the show, it makes sense that Jon feels this way.
After all, Jon was an outsider with a ‘mother’ who never really loved him. It wasn’t any fault of his that he received that lot in life, so his perspective of the northerners as being in the wrong place at the wrong time makes a lot of sense.
It’s also something people can relate to in modern, non-Iron Throne times.