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The Best Melisandre Quotes

Updated October 13, 2018 976 votes 261 voters 54.4k views12 items

With “Game of Thrones” George R.R. Martin crafted a universe full of (tons and tons and tons) complicated and complex characters. Many of the main characters have strong, individualized voices and even out of context, almost any quote can be quickly placed to its speaker. In a world of dozens of characters that is no small feat. Melisandre quotes are usually mysterious and focus on prophecies and her religion.

Melisandre of Asshai is a priestess of R'hllor in service of Stannis Baratheon. She is played by Carice van Houten on the HBO show "Game of Thrones." Melisandre believes that Stannis is the legendary hero Azor Ahai reborn. She uses dark magic to help Stannis in his quest to claim the Iron Throne.

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    Nights Are Scary

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    "For the night is dark and full of terrors."
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    Best Way to Die

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    “Death by fire is the purest death.”
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    How to Slaughter a Lamb

    Video: YouTube
    “If the lamb sees the knife, she panics. Her panic seeps into her meat, darkens it, fouls the flavor.”
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    Bearer of Bad News

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    "Death is coming for everyone and everything ... a darkness that will swallow the dawn."
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