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. Tywin Lannister's quotes are succinct, and ruthless. You can hear the venom dripping off each syllable.
Tywin Lannisteris the one time Hand of the King and father to Jaime, Cersei, and Tyrion Lannister. The eldest two he loves dearly (and they each other), though Tyrion he despises in part for being a dwarf and also for killing his beloved Joanna at birth. He is extremely influential in Westeros, arguably the most powerful man in the realm, and he knows it.Vote up the best Tywin Lannister quotes from "Game of Thrones" below, and follow Ranker of Thrones for quotes for other GoT characters.
On Kingliness"Any man who must say, 'I am the king' is no true king. I'll make sure you understand that when I've won your war for you."Should this be higher or lower?
On War Etiquette"Explain to me why it is more noble to kill ten thousand men in battle than a dozen at dinner."Should this be higher or lower?
On Tyrion Being King"You are an ill-made, spiteful little creature full of envy, lust, and low cunning. Men's laws give you the right to bear my name and display my colors since I cannot prove that you are not mine. And to teach me humility, the gods have condemned me to watch you waddle about wearing that proud lion that was my father's sigil and his father's before him. But neither gods nor men will ever compel me to let you turn Casterly Rock into your whorehouse. Go, now. Speak no more of your rights to Casterly Rock. Go!"Should this be higher or lower?
Re: Blessings"You're blessed with abilities that few men possess. You're blessed to belong to one of the most powerful families in the kingdoms, and you're still blessed with youth. What have you done with these blessings, eh? You served as a glorified bodyguard for two kings - one a mad man, the other a drunk."Should this be higher or lower?