"So many men risk so little. They spend their lives avoiding danger...and then they die. I'd risk everything to get what I want." – Lord Baelish
"Know your strengths, use them wisely, and one man can be worth 10,000." – Lord Baelish
"Nothing like a thoughtful gift to make a new friendship grow strong." – Lord Baelish
Jaime: "Bold warrior you are, attacking a man when his guard's down." Bronn: "Best time to attack a man."
"A man with no motive is a man no one suspects. Always keep your foes confused. If they don't know who you are or what you want, they can't know what you plan to do next." – Lord Baelish
After Sansa's mother is killed: "Sansa, your mother would want you to carry on. You know it's true." – Tyrion
- Nobody would want their loved ones to grieve their death. They'd want you to be happy, not sad. They would want you to learn the lessons from their life, remember the good times you had together, and forget the bad times.
Sansa: "Why did you kill him?" Baelish: "Because he was a drunk and a fool and I don't trust drunk fools."
"There's only one hell. The one we live in now." – Melisandre to Shireen
"Money buys a man silence for a time. A bolt in the heart buys it forever." – Baelish
Oberyn Martell: "What are you, his hired killer?" Bronn: "Started that way, now I'm a knight." Oberyn Martell: "How did that come to pass?" Bronn: "Killed the right people, I suppose."
"You learned to fight like a good little boy. I'll bet that thrust through the Mad King's back was pretty as a picture. You want to fight pretty or you want to win?" – Bronn
"Hate's as good a thing as any to keep a person going. Better than most." – Sandor
- Arya has a list of people she's going to kill that she recites before she goes to sleep.
"By the time you were born, your father's austerity had become hers. Marriage changes people." – Lysa Arryn
"Men never crave what they already have." – Melisandre the Red Witch
"The day will come when you think you are safe and happy. And your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth." – Cersei (recalling what Tyrion said to her)
"If I do not press my claim, my claim will be forgotten. I will not become a page in someone else's history book."
Sansa asks Baelish what he wants and he says, "Everything".
"I don't want friends like me. My new friends are predictable, very reasonable people." – Baelish
"You don't need to make formal alliances with people you trust." – Tywin
"The absence of [sexual] desire leaves one free to pursue other things." – Varys
- Varys says one of the 'other things' is power.
"Better to gamble on the man you know than the strangers you don't." – Baelish
Fennesz: "Please, Your Grace. The young may rejoice in the new world you have built for them, but for those of us too old to change, there is only fear and squalor. I am not alone. There are many outside waiting to beg the same of you." Daenerys Targaryen: "I did not take this city to preside over the injustice I fought to destroy. I took it to bring people freedom. But freedom means making your own choices."
"If we beheaded every ranger who lay with a girl, the wall would be manned by headless men."
"You’re a whore. Sansa is fit to bear my children and you are not. I can’t be in love with a whore. I can’t have children with a whore. How many men have you been with? 500? 5000?" – Tyrion to Shae
"I had fallen in love with a whore. And I was stupid enough to think that she had fallen in love with me." – Tyrion