Corlys Velaryon: Rhaenyra was complicit in our son's death. That girl destroys everything she touches.
Rhaenys Targaryen: That "girl" is holding the realm together at present. Every man standing 'round the Painted Table urges her to plunge the realm into war. Rhaenyra's the only one who's demonstrated restraint.
Rhaenyra Targaryen: You know my oath reaches beyond our personal ambitions. A Song of Ice and Fire.
Daemon Targaryen: What?
Rhaenyra Targaryen: The coming war against the darkness in the North, The Conqueror's Dream. Viserys shared it with me when he named me heir.
Daemon Targaryen: My brother... was a slave to his omens and portents. Anything to make his feckless reign appear to have purpose. Dreams didn't make us kings. Dragons did.
Rhaenyra Targaryen: He never told you... Did he?
Rhaenyra Targaryen: I wasn't ready to be Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. But... it was my duty. And, in time, I came to understand I had to earn my inheritance.
Lucerys Velaryon: I'm not like you.
Rhaenyra Targaryen: In what way, sweet boy?
Lucerys Velaryon: I'm not so... perfect.
Rhaenyra Targaryen: I am anything but. My father looked after me and helped to prepare me for my duties. Your mother will do the same for you.
Alicent Hightower: Listen to me, Aegon. Your grandfather, the Hand, will try to impress on you that Rhaenyra should be put to the sword. You must reject this counsel. We must not rule with cruelty and callousness. For all her faults, she is your sister, your father's daughter...
Aegon Targaryen: Do you love me?
Alicent Hightower: You imbecile.
Otto Hightower: Well played.
Alicent Hightower: None of this is a game.
Otto Hightower: And yet you treat it as one. A charming contest, the prize, a pouch of silver. We have relied on one another these many years. And now it is the good of the family that we both desire. Whatever our differences, our hearts remain as one.
Alicent Hightower: Our hearts were never one. I see that now. Rather, I have been a piece that you moved about the board.