As Game of Thrones Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary, Here Are 10 Epic Quotes From the Very First Episode

It's the Iron Anniversary.

Ten years ago this month, Game of Thrones premiered its first-ever episode and television was never the same. For eight years and eight seasons, GOT became a way of life, even if no one loved the last season. This is still the show that gave us the Red Wedding, the Battle of Bastards, and Jason Momoa in eyeliner, if only for one season. What is dead may never die, and GOT has dubbed its 10th year as the #IronAnniversary. Expect special videos and interviews this month as we honor 10 years of ice and fire.

Fancy rewatching the very first episode? All seasons are currently streaming on HBO Go in the Philippines if you want a blast from the past.

Here are 10 iconic quotes from season one, episode one—the one where it all began.

From Ned Stark, who showed us honorable men end up dead in Westeros

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“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.” —Ned Stark

“He won’t be a boy forever. Winter is coming.” —Ned Stark

The lines that introduced us to the toxic Lannisters

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“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

“All dwarves are bastards in their father’s eyes.” —Tyrion Lannister

“The things I do for love.” —Jaime Lannister

The Lannisters still can’t hold a candle to the Targaryens

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“I would let his whole tribe fuck you, all 40,000 men, and their horses too, if that’s what it took.” —Viserys Targaryen

“A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair.” —Illyrio Mopatis

Never a boring line from the Usurper

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“You remember me at 16? All I wanted to do was crack skulls and fuck girls.” —Robert Baratheon

“You got fat.” —Robert Baratheon

And of course, the command that set the game of thrones in motion

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“Lord Eddard Stark, I would name you the Hand of the king.” —Robert Baratheon

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