Viserys Targaryen (to Rhaenyra): Aegon foresaw the end of the world of men. 'Tis to begin with a terrible winter gusting out of the distant north. Aegon saw absolute darkness riding on those winds. And whatever dwells within will destroy the world of the living. When this Great Winter comes, Rhaenyra, all of Westeros must stand against it. And if the world of men is to survive a Targaryen must be seated on the Iron Throne. A king or queen strong enough to unite the realm against the cold and the dark. Aegon called his dream "The Song of Ice and Fire."
Rhaenyra Targaryen: Everyone says Targaryens are closer to gods than to men but they say that because of our dragons. Without them, we're just like everyone else.
Viserys Targaryen: The idea that we control the dragons is an illusion. They're a power man should never have trifled with. One that brought Valyria its doom. If we don't mind our own histories, it will do the same to us. Targaryen must understand this to be King... or Queen.
Viserys Targaryen: I named Daemon Master of Laws, but you said he was a tyrant. As Master of Coin You said he was a spendthrift that would beggar the realm. Putting Daemon in command of the City Watch was your solution!
Otto Hightower: A half-measure, Your Grace. The truth is, Daemon should be far away from this court.