40 Tyrion Lannister Quotes: 'I Drink and Know Things' and More Iconic Lines
Tyrion Lannister is the third and last child of Lord Tywin Lannister, the patriarch of House Lannister. The family is one of the wealthiest in all of Westeros. Tyrion's mother died during his birth, which led his father and sister to resent him, blaming him for the unfortunate death.
Born a dwarf, Tyrion does not receive the same respect from people as the rest of his family members. However, he still uses his status to his advantage by drinking the best wines, arming himself with knowledge, and being self-indulgent.
Many believe that Tyrion is one of the best characters to come out of "Game of Thrones." Peter Dinklage, who plays the role of Tyrion, is the only actor from the show to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy each season, winning four of them in addition to a Golden Globe Award. Here are some of his quotes from the popular series.
Tyrion Lannister Quotes about Drinking
“Everything’s better with some wine in the belly.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“It's not easy being drunk all the time. Everyone would do it if it were easy.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“Too hot, too noisy, and I'd drunk too much wine. I learned long ago that it is considered rude to vomit on your brother.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“I am a person who drinks. People who drink need to keep drinking.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“Tywin Lannister: You seem rather drunk.
Tyrion: Rather less than I’d like to be. Isn't it a man's duty to be drunk at his own wedding?” ― "Game of Thrones"
Missandei: “I have tried wine before. It made me feel funny.”
Tyrion: “That’s how you know it’s working.” ― "Game of Thrones"
“I can't sleep without wine.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“I'd like to have my own vineyard, make my own wine: The Imp's Delight. Only my close friends could drink it.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“Someday, if you decide not to execute me, I'll tell you all about why I killed my father. And on that day, should it ever come, we'll need more wine than this." ― Tyrion Lannister
Tyrion Lannister Quotes about Knowledge and Intelligence
“A wise man once said the true history of the world is the history of great conversations in elegant rooms.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“The best lies are seasoned with a bit of truth.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“I'm quite good at spending money, but a lifetime of outrageous wealth hasn't taught me much about managing it.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“I try to know as many people as I can. You never know which one you’ll need.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“Listen to me. Sometimes possession is an abstract concept. When they captured me, they took my purse, but the gold is still mine.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“Next time I have an idea like that, punch me in the face.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“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
“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“When you’ve know me longer, you’ll learn that I mean everything I say… especially the lies, Lord Petyr…” ― Tyrion Lannister
“It’s hard to put a leash on a dog once you’ve put a crown on its head.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“Killing and politics aren't always the same thing! When I served as Hand of the King, I did quite well with the latter, considering the King in question preferred torturing animals to leading his people.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“The powerful have always preyed on the powerless, that is how they became powerful in the first place.” ― Tyrion Lannister
It’s easy to confuse ‘what is’ with ‘what ought to be,’ especially when ‘what is’ has worked out in your favor.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“I trust the eyes of an honest man more than I trust what everybody knows.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“A ruler who kills those devoted to her is not a ruler who inspires devotion.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“These bad people are what I’m good at. Outtalking them. Outthinking them.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“What unites people?... Stories. There's nothing more powerful in the world than a good story.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“Don't fight for your king and don't fight for his kingdoms. Don't fight for honor... Don't fight for riches, because you won't get any.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name take it make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“As a clever man once told me, ‘We make peace with our enemies, not our friends.’” ― Tyrion Lannister
"Death is so final, whereas life... ah, life is full of possibilities.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“In my experience, eloquent men are right every bit as often as imbeciles.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.”― Tyrion Lannister
Funny Tyrion Lannister Quotes
“We've had vicious kings, and we've had idiot kings, but I don't think we've ever been cursed with a vicious idiot for a king!” ― Tyrion Lannister
“I’m here to help. Please don’t eat the help.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“Would it be excessive of me to ask you to save my life twice in a week?” ― Tyrion Lannister
“Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons. Doesn’t seem right.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“If you’re going to be a cripple, it’s better to be a rich cripple.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“You love your children. It’s your one redeeming quality, that and your cheekbones.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“We still have to take King’s Landing. Maybe Cersei will win and kill us all. That would solve our problems.” ― Tyrion Lannister
“You look a lot better brooding than I do. You make me feel I'm failing at brooding over failing.” ― Tyrion Lannister
From the quotes, it is apparent that Tyrion is a man who enjoys his drink. Additionally, he put a high price on information and knowledge. A book called "The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister" is dedicated to the character and his utterances.