Tormund: Isn't it your job to talk him out of stupid fucking ideas like this?
Davos Seaworth: I've been failing at that job of late.
Davos Seaworth: As my father used to say, "It's better to be a coward for a minute, than dead for the rest of your life."
Missandei: All of us who came with her from Essos, we believe in her. She's not our queen because she's the daughter of some king we never knew. She's the queen we chose.
Davos Seaworth (to Jon): Will you forgive me if I switch sides?
Jon Snow: I saw the Night King, Davos. I looked into his eyes. How many men do we have in the North to fight him? 10,000? Less?
Davos Seaworth: Fewer.
Jon Snow: What?
Davos Seaworth (to Daenerys): You don't believe him. I understand that. It sounds like nonsense. But if destiny has brought Daenerys Targaryen back to our shores, it has also made Jon Snow King in the North. You were the first to bring Dothraki to Westeros? He is the first to make allies of wildlings and Northmen. He was named Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. He was named King in the North. Not because of his birthright. He has no birthright. He's a damn bastard. All those hard sons of bitches chose him as their leader because they believe in him. All those things you don't believe in, he faced those things. He fought those things for the good of his people. He risked his life for his people. He took a knife in the heart for his people. He gave his own l- (Jon gives him a look to make him shut up) If we don't put aside our enmities and band together, we will die. And then it doesn't matter whose skeleton sits on the Iron Throne.
Missandei: You stand in the presence of Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne, rightful Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains.
Davos Seaworth: This is Jon Snow... He's King in the North.
Davos Seaworth (about Shireen): Tell him what you did to her. Tell him!
Melisandre: We burned her at the stake.
Davos Seaworth: Why?
Melisandre: The army was trapped. The horses were dying. It was the only way.
Davos Seaworth: You burned a little girl alive!
Melisandre: I only do what my Lord commands.
Davos Seaworth: If he commands you to burn children, your Lord is evil.
Lyanna Mormont: House Mormont has kept faith with House Stark for 1,000 years. We will not break faith today.
Jon Snow: Thank you, my lady. How many fighting men can we expect?
Lyanna Mormont: 62.
Jon Snow: 62?
Lyanna Mormont: We are not a large house, but we're a proud one. And every man from Bear Island fights with the strength of 10 mainlanders.
Davos Seaworth: If they're half as ferocious as their lady, the Boltons are doomed.
Davos Seaworth (to Lady Mormont): Your uncle, Lord Commander Mormont, made that man his steward. He chose Jon to be his successor because he knew he had the courage to do what was right, even if it meant giving his life. Because Jeor Mormont and Jon Snow both understood that the real war isn't between a few squabbling houses. It's between the living and the dead. And make no mistake, my lady, the dead are coming.
Davos Seaworth: I may not know the North, but I know men. They're more or less the same in any corner of the world and even the bravest of them don't want to see their wives and children skinned for a lost cause. If Jon's going to convince them to fight alongside him, they need to believe it's a fight they can win.
Davos Seaworth: You go on. You fight for as long as you can. You clean up as much of the shit as you can.
Jon Snow: I don't know how to do that. I thought I did, but... I failed.
Davos Seaworth: Good. Now go fail again.
Shireen Baratheon: "The Dance of Dragons: A True Telling" by Grand Maester Munkun.
Davos Seaworth: Now that sounds like a proper story.
Shireen Baratheon: Ser Byron Swann wanted to kill the dragon Vhagar. He polished his shield for a week so that it was like a mirror. And he crouched behind it and crept forward, hoping the dragon would only see its own reflection.
Davos Seaworth: But the dragon saw a dumb man holding a mirrored shield.
Shireen Baratheon: And burnt him to a crisp.
Davos Seaworth: Thus ending the dragon-slaying career of Ser Byron Swann.