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.
Aemma Targaryen: You will lie in this bed soon enough, Rhaenyra. This discomfort is how we serve the realm.
Rhaenyra Targaryen: I'd rather serve as a knight and ride to battle and glory.
Aemma Targaryen: We have royal wombs, you and I. The child bed is our battlefield. We must learn to face it with a stiff lip.