13 Best Tyrion Lannister Quotes to Live By

tyrion lannister quotes

Despite the bloodshed, betrayal, and bitterness, Game of Thrones has its way of teaching us valuable life lessons. One character in particular, however, does it best.

He may be “half-man” but he’s got brains. Tyrion Lannister, the master of words, has used his wisdom and intellect to survive the harsh realm of Westeros. If you’re in need of some inspiration or motivation, the wordsmith’s funny one-liners and words of advice are here to help you get through life.

Spoken eloquently and perfectly delivered by none other than the incredible Peter Dinklage, here are 13 epic Tyrion Lannister quotes to live by…

1. Tyrion teaches us how to handle criticism in this wise quote…

tyrion flaws quote

“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”


2. Unlike Tyrion, we may never lay eyes on a dragon, but there are other great possibilities in life…

tyrion death life quote

“Death is so final. Whereas life, ah, life is full of possibilities.”


3. If ever in a bad mood, go by this Tyrion quote…

tyrion wine quote

“Everything’s better with some wine in the belly.”


4. In case you thought another drink would be a good idea on a wild night out…

tyrion drunk quote

“It’s not easy being drunk all the time. If it were easy, everyone would do it.”


5. Forget Pokemon Go, Tyrion reminds you to remember the power of the book!

tyrion mind books quote

“A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.”


6. We all need a friend like Varys and an accomplice like Daenerys…

tyrion people quote

“I try to know as many people as I can. You never know which one you’ll need.”


7. He’s the master of inspirational quotes! Tyrion tells us to appreciate our lives…

tyrion death quote

“Death is so boring especially now with so much excitement in the world.”


8. Tyrion, the drinker and the knower. When people wonder why you’re so damn smart, tell them…

tyrion drink know quote

“That’s what I do: I drink and I know things.”


 9. Tyrion telling us there will never be a shortage of enemies once you have one…

tyrion enemy quote

“Everytime we deal with an enemy, we create two more”


10. They may not tear out our tongues, but they try to keep us quiet…

tyrion liar quote

“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him to be a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”


11. Is this the best Game of Thrones quote? No truer word has ever been spoken…

tyrion powerful quote

“The powerful have always preyed on the powerless, that’s how they became powerful in the first place.”


12. The little Lannister reminds us not to be like everyone else…

tyrion misery quote

“Laughing at another person’s misery was the only thing that made me feel like everyone else.”


13. He has a way with words! We’re pretty sure a few of you share this in common with Tyrion…

tyrion tits wine quote

“I am the god of tits and wine.”


It’s official. Tyrion Lannister has the most wit and wisdom in Westeros. If his “Tyrion-isms” are wise enough to be turned into t-shirts, then they’re certainly enough to win him the Iron Throne!

Want more from Westeros? Read about how Tyrion is based on a real-life historical figure or see more of his quotes in our list of powerful Game of Thrones lines!

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Angela Stephanou

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Owner and chief editor of Tell Tales. Angela has a BA in Communications and oversees the content and strategy across Tell Tales, building an audience of pop culture junkies like herself. Her social media follows have more celebrities than real-life friends, music runs through her veins and she’d much rather be glued to her TV screen, piled under an array of snacks than go out on a Friday night. Angela’s guilty pleasure is watching cheesy reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but she’s also a sucker for all things Marvel and DC - two entirely different worlds, we know.

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