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100 Best Quotes from Netflix’s The Witcher

The Witcher is a fantasy drama series on Netflix that follows Geralt of Rivia, a mutant who hunts monsters. The show is filled with fantastic action sequences and brilliant performances from its stars, especially from Henry Cavill, who has been receiving praise for his portrayal of Geralt.

The Witcher delivers some of the most notable quotes, and with the release of the show’s second season, it’s time to look at the best ones.

Here is the scoop on The Witcher quotes!

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1. “Evil is evil.” – Geralt of Rivia

2. “When you have power like this, never apologize.” – Yennefer

3. “Yes, yes, yes. You never get involved. Except you actually do, all of the time.” – Jaskier

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Henry Cavill as Geralt in season 2 of The Witcher Cr. Susie Allnutt/Netflix

4. “Sometimes the best thing a flower can do for us is die.” – Tissaia

5. “Every time I think I can move forward, there’s this force bringing me back into darkness.” – Ciri

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6. “Fear is an illness. If you catch it and you leave it untreated, it can consume you. You face it. Facing your fear is not easy. But I am here for you. I won’t let anything happen to you.” – Geralt of Rivia

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7. “Nobody smart plays fair.” – Yennefer

8. “Toss a coin to your witcher; O Valley of Plenty; O Valley of Plenty, oh-oh-oh; Toss a coin to your witcher; A friend of humanity.” – Jaskier

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9. “I should’ve traded that ring for food. You’re right, Clop. Or are you Clip? Gods, what kind of crazy person talks to a horse?” – Ciri

10. “Like father, like daughter.” – Jaskier

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11. “It’s hard to regret something you didn’t choose.” – Geralt of Rivia

12. “Elves were the original sorcerers of the Continent. When humans and monsters arrived, elves taught the humans how to turn chaos into magic. And then… the humans slaughtered them.” – Istredd

13. “The time of the sword and the ax is nigh.” – Cahir

Joey Batey as Jaskier in season 2 of The Witcher
Joey Batey as Jaskier in season 2 of The Witcher Cr. Susie Allnutt/Netflix

14. “My world is cruel. Unpredictable. You enter, you survive, you die.” – Yennefer

15. “Humans? I have learned to live with them. So that I may live.” – Geralt of Rivia

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16. “I manage because I have to. Because I’ve no other way out. Because I’ve overcome the vanity and pride of being different. I’ve understood that they are a pitiful defense against being different.” – Geralt of Rivia

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Anya Chalotra as Yennefer in season 2 of The Witcher Cr. Netflix

17. “If the ability to make use of experience and draw conclusions decided, we would have forgotten what war it is a long time ago. But those whose goal is war have never been held back, nor will be, by experience or analogy.” – Yennefer

18. “Witchers watch for answers.” – Geralt of Rivia

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19. “Let’s face it, you’re a girl. Your mother was right about one thing. We’re just vessels. And even when we’re told we’re special, as I was, as you would’ve been, we’re still just vessels for them to take and take until we’re empty and alone. So, count yourself lucky. You’ve cheated the game and won without even knowing it. Sleep well.” – Yennefer

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20.”Today isn’t your day, is it?” – Geralt of Rivia

21. “It’s my job to put myself in other people’s shoes. – Jaskier

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22. “Neither you nor I can just forget who we are. We can’t kill our feelings. Our best chance is to kill the hatred that we may hold onto and move on.” – Geralt

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Cr. Jay Maidment/Netflix

23. “You’re born helpless so you find strength. Then that’s all they want you for, to use you. And you find love, but it isn’t real. It’s a wish someone made once, before they even knew who you were. And you find power, and it turns to ash in your hands!” – Yennefer

24. “I want to be like you, Geralt. I want to be indifferent to the past. To the lies. To the things I’ve done. Please. Let me have that.” – Ciri

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Cr. Susie Allnutt/Netflix

25. “Now, now, stop your boorish grunts of protest. It is one night bodyguarding your very best friend in the whole wide world. How hard could it be?” – Jaskier

26. “I’m not your friend.” – Geralt of Rivia

27. “Oh, really? Oh, you usually just let strangers rub chamomile onto your lovely bottom? Yeah, well, yeah, exactly. That’s what I thought.” – Jaskier

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28. “It’s your turn to save these people, this continent. This is your legacy.” – Tissaia

29. “Do go on. Tell me how stuff works.” – Yennefer

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Cr. Susie Allnutt/Netflix

30. “I will not suffer tonight sober just because you hid your sausage in the wrong royal pantry.” – Geralt of Rivia

31. “Destiny helps people believe there’s an order to this horsesh*t. There isn’t. But a promise made must be honored. As true for a commoner as it is for a queen.” – Geralt of Rivia

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32. “Forbidden magic is one of the ghost stories taught to use here. There is no such thing as dark or light magic. Nothing in this world is as simple as that.” – Fringilla

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Cr. Susie Allnutt/Netflix

33. “Ill winds follow grave robbers.” – Geralt of Rivia

34. “If I was a robber, I’d be taking their belongings, Butcher.” – Yurga

35. “If I was a butcher, you’d be amongst the corpses.” – Geralt of Rivia

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36. “Only evil and greater evil exist and beyond them, in the shadows, lurks true evil. True evil is something you can barely imagine, even if you believe nothing can still surprise you. And sometimes true evil seizes you by the throat and demands that you choose between it and another, slightly lesser, evil.” – Renfri

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37. “There is not a person alive that does not look into the mirror and see some deformity. Except for us. We remake ourselves on our terms. The world has no say in it.” – Tissaia

38. “Every time I’m near you, I say more in five minutes than I’ve said in weeks. And I always regret it.” – Geralt of Rivia

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39. “War is hovering over us like a vulture. For you, it’s an adventure. For me, it’s a game in which the stakes are survival. I’m involved in this game, and that’s why your indifference and frivolity hurt and insult me.” – Triss

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40. “But do you know when stories stop being stories? The moment someone begins to believe in them.” – Codringher

41. “Remember what you have. Magic. it’s lodged in you. Like a spiked arrow. It sounds you. Deeply.” – Yennefer

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42. “The world is full of evil, so it’s sufficient to stride ahead, and destroy the Evil encountered on the way, in that way rendering a service to Good. The rest takes care of itself.” – Regis

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43. “To be neutral does not mean to be indifferent or insensitive. You don’t have to kill your feelings. It’s enough to kill hatred within yourself.” – Geralt of Rivia

44. “Were I to attempt to be good to everyone, to the entire world and to all the creatures living in it, it would be a drop of fresh water in the salt sea. In other words, a wasted effort. Thus, I decided to do specific good; good which would not go to waste. I’m good to myself and my immediate circle.”- Zoltan

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45. “But just because you are conduits of chaos does not mean that you are capable of magic.” – Tissaia

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Freya Allen as Ciri in season 2 of The Witcher Cr. Susie Allnutt/Netflix

46. “I claim the tradition as you have, the Law of Surprise.” – Geralt of Rivia

47. “Take my advice. No treasure is worth dying for.” – Geralt of Rivia

48. “Depends on the treasure.” – Borch

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49. “To be neutral does not mean to be indifferent or insensitive. You don’t have to kill your feelings. It’s enough to kill hatred within yourself.” – Geralt of Rivia

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Cr. Susie Allnutt/Netflix

50. “The girl in the woods will be with you always. She is your destiny.” – Renfri

51. “You have the most incredible neck. It’s like a sexy goose.” – Jaskier

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52. “He’s the father I never had. When I’m with him, I don’t feel alone anymore.” – Ciri

53. “People linked by destiny will always find each other.” – Geralt of Rivia

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54. “Come on, Geralt. Tell me. Be honest. How’s my singing?” – Jaskier

55. “It’s like ordering a pie and finding it has no filling.” – Geralt of Rivia

56. “You need a nap!” – Jaskier

57. “I have so much resentment for my Aretuzan training that I forget there were bright spots.” – Fringilla

58. “You saved me. I won’t ever forget that.” – Yennefer

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59. “How does a witcher find himself at my daughter’s wedding feast dressed like a…” – Queen Calanthe 

60. “I’m protecting the bard from vengeful royal cuckolds.” – Geralt of Rivia

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61. “Hmm. Idiots, the lot of them.” – Queen Calanthe 

62. “All of our choices draw our destinies closer.” – Yennefer

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Cr. Susie Allnutt/Netflix

63. “Your vision is a world of bribery, blackmail and entrapment, a world of turning imperial evidence and false witnesses. A world of snoopers and coerced confessions. Informing and the fear of being informed upon. And inevitably the day will come in your world when the flesh of the wrong person will be torn with pincers, when an innocent person is hanged or impaled. And then it will be a world of crime.” – Geralt of Rivia

64. “They created me just as they created you. We’re not so different.” – Renfri

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65. “If someone shows you compassion, sympathy and dedication, if they surprise you with integrity of character, value it but don’t mistake it for… something else.” – Yarpen

66. “Destiny is just the embodiment of the soul’s desire to grow.” -Jaskier

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67. “No one wants to suffer. But yet it is our lot. And some suffer more. Not necessarily by choice. The point is not the bearing of suffering. The point is how it is borne.” – Ciri

68. “I don’t believe in Melitele, don’t believe in the existence of other gods either, but I respect your choice, your sacrifice. Your belief. Because your faith and sacrifice, the price you’re paying for your silence, will make you a better, a greater being. Or, at least, it could. But my faithlessness can do nothing. It’s powerless.” – Geralt of Rivia

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69. “It’s better to die than to live in the knowledge that you’ve done something that needs forgiveness.” – Yarpen

70. “Your vision is a world where people are afraid to venture out after dark; not for fear of cut-throats, but of the guardians of public order. For, after all, the result of all great crackdowns on miscreants is always that the miscreants enter the ranks of the guardians of public order en masse.” – Geralt of Rivia

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Cr. Susie Allnutt/Netflix

71. “It’s true, he has the face of a cad and a coward. But truth be known he was kicked in the balls by an ox as a child.” – Geralt of Rivia

72. “There is no conjuring something from nothing there is a give and a take.” – Tissaia

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73. “The Continent is vast. Just because you don’t know of a cure doesn’t mean there isn’t one. It’s simply beyond your scope.” – Yennefer

74. “People like to invent monsters and monstrosities. Then they seem less monstrous themselves.” – Geralt of Rivia

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75. “It took two strikes to kill him. They weren’t clean. But they were spectacular.” – Geralt of Rivia

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76. “You can’t outrun destiny just because you’re terrified of it.” – Mousesack

78. “A life holding dustpans while you brush off forgotten bones? That’s not destiny. It’s slow suicide.” – Yennefer

79. “Why on earth would you enlist the mage’s help after my warning? It’s as though you thought the scorpion were prettier than a spider because of its lovely tail.” – Chireadan

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80. “Wizard are all the same. You talk nonsense while making wise and meaningful faces. Speak normally.” – Geralt of Rivia

81. “Only in fables survives what cannot survive in nature. Only myths and fables do not know the limits of possibility.” – Geralt of Rivia

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82. “So that’s all life is to you? Monsters and money?” – Triss

83. “It’s all it needs to be.” – Geralt of Rivia

84.”Something out there waits for you.” – Triss

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85. “A dynasty can’t survive on arrogance alone.” – Geralt of Rivia

86. “A story is a largely false account, of largely trivial events, fed to us by historians who are largely idiots.” – Geralt of Rivia

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87. “People call you a monster too. Why not kill them?” – Renfri

88. “Because then I am what they say I am.” – Geralt of Rivia

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89. “If I’m to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.” – Geralt of Rivia

90.  “Hm. Doesn’t rhyme. All good predictions rhyme.” – Geralt of Rivia

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91. “It is easy to kill with a bow, girl. How easy it is to release the bowstring and think, it is not I, it is the arrow. The blood of that boy is not on my hands. The arrow killed him, not I. But the arrow does not dream anything in the night.” – Geralt of Rivia

92. “Go. If he’s out there, there’s still hope.” – Queen Calanthe

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93. “It’s the lesser evil.” – Renfri

94. “Witchers shouldn’t play at being white knights. we shouldn’t try and uphold the law. We don’t show off. We get paid in coin.” – Geralt of Rivia

95. “I’ve always wanted to know, do witchers ever retire?” – Jaskier

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96. “Yeah. When they slow and get killed.” – Geralt of Rivia

97. “There is no destiny… It does not exist. The only thing that everyone is destined for is death.” – Geralt of Rivia

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Cr. Jay Maidment/Netflix

98. “I’ve heard tales of your kind, witcher. You are a mutant. Created by magic. Roaming the continent. Hunting monsters… for a price. I thought you’d have fangs or horns or something.” – Yennefer

99. “I had them filed down.” – Geralt of Rivia

100. “I know you’re afraid, Ciri, but what you see in there it isn’t real. We belong together. You, us, it’s not perfect, but it is real. It’s yours. We are your family…and we need you.” – Geralt of Rivia

It’s safe to say that The Witcher has some of the most epic quotes, and there are still plenty of other quotable moments that didn’t make our list.

Fans of the show can continue to enjoy more of them because The Witcher is coming back for another season!

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Stephanie Burroughs

Friday 14th of January 2022

Loved this and I’m definitely thinking about adding this show to my watch list now!!

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