Our list of best quotes from Netflix’s fantasy adventure series based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher is set in a fictional, medieval-inspired landmass known as the Continent and the story follows Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Crown Princess Ciri, who are linked to each other by destiny.
Geralt of Rivia: [to the wounded deer] Today isn’t your day, is it?
Innkeeper: Go. On your own, or at the end of a rope, your choice.
Geralt of Rivia: Not a hard choice.
Marilka: You don’t scare me.
Geralt of Rivia: That’s too bad.
'Know when it's time to stop moving.' - Queen Calanthe (The Witcher) Click To Tweet
Stregobor: Not often do we see your likeness here in Blaviken.
Geralt of Rivia: Not many of my likeness left.
Stregobor: I’d offer you my condolences, but I seem to remember that witchers don’t feel anything.
Geralt of Rivia: A reclusive sorcerer who uses an alias, and hires a young girl to procure him a witcher. You don’t want my monster. You want me to kill yours.
Stregobor: Very clever. Indeed.
Geralt of Rivia: What kind?
Stregobor: The worst kind. The human kind. Its name is Renfri.
Yennefer: Am I dead? How did I get here?
Istredd: Well, it looks to me like you portalled in.
Yennefer: I what?
Ciri: I’m on the run. I’m supposed to be going towards someone, but instead, I’m running from someone else.
Jaskier: [to Geralt] I love the way you just sit in the corner and brood.
'No matter what you choose, you'll come out bloody and hating yourself.' - Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher) Click To Tweet
Jaskier: No one else hesitated to comment on the quality of my performance, except for you. Come on. You don’t want to keep a man with bread in his pants waiting. You must have some review for me. Three words or less.
Geralt of Rivia: They don’t exist.
Jaskier: What don’t exist?
Geralt of Rivia: The creatures in your song.
Jaskier: White hair, big, old loner, two very, very scary looking swords. I know who you are. You’re the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. Called it.
Danica: [referring to the scar on his leg] I don’t recall the bard singing of this one. Who would dare try and rob you of your treasure? A woman?
Geralt of Rivia: Princess.
Danica: Were you in love? What’s her name?
Geralt of Rivia: When you live as long as I do, all the names start to sound the same.
Geralt of Rivia: [to Roach] Don’t judge me.
Geralt of Rivia: You can’t kill the vukodlak, so you decide to kill your king? Great plan.
'For all it brightens, love casts long shadows.' - King Foltest (The Witcher) Click To Tweet
Geralt of Rivia: I take payment after the job is done, and for a third of the price. An apology from my guild, to yours.
Tsoka: And if you can’t kill it?
Geralt of Rivia: Then I die.
Triss: You can put down your sword. I’m not here to hurt you.
Geralt of Rivia: Says the witch hiding in the woods.
Geralt of Rivia: Witch.
4. Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials'Destiny helps people believe there's an order to this horses**t. There isn't.' - Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher) Click To Tweet
Councilman: What’s that stench?
Geralt of Rivia: Selkiemore guts. Had to get it from the inside. I’ll take what I’m owed.
Jaskier: And now, Witcher, it’s time to repay your debt. “What debt?” you’re probably asking yourself in your head right now. Well, I’ll tell you. I’ve made you famous, Witcher. By rights, I should be claiming ten percent of all your coin, but instead, what I’m asking for is a teeny, teeny-weeny little favor.
Geralt of Rivia: F*** off, bard.
Jaskier: 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?
Geralt of Rivia: I’m not your friend.
Jaskier: Oh. Oh, really? Oh, you usually just let strangers rub chamomile onto your lovely bottom? Yeah, well, yeah. Exactly. That’s what I thought.
Geralt of Rivia: How many of these lords want to kill you?
Jaskier: Hard to say. One stops keeping count after a while. Wives, concubines, mothers sometimes.
Geralt of Rivia: I will not suffer tonight sober just because you hid your sausage in the wrong royal pantry. I’m not killing anyone. Not over the petty squabbles of men.
Jaskier: Yes, yes, yes. You never get involved. Except you actually do, all of the time.
Mousesack: [referring to Ciri] You don’t know what you’re doing. You don’t know what she is.
Cahir: She will end up where she belongs.
Beau Berrant: Isn’t it lovely, the life we’ve chosen? Not being bound by the rules of the Brotherhood.
Yennefer: Living off the grid with no resources. Mm. It’s a dream come true.
Beau Berrant: Lucky for you, you found your way to an intolerant kingdom.
Beau Berrant: With mages like us, word of mouth is paramount.
Yennefer: There is no “us”. There’s only me. And I know a thing or two about stirring word of mouth.
Beau Berrant: Perhaps you are not aware of the rules here? If you are casting spells, I need to collect what’s due to the kingdom.
Yennefer: I’m afraid those terms seem rather s**te to me.
Dryad General: We all make decisions. The sword of destiny has two edges.
Ciri: What does that mean?
Dryad General: You must make the choice. You can stay. Or you can continue on your search. What do you want to do?
Jaskier: [as they’re stealing] You stop that, or I’ll, uh…
The Butcher: Or you’ll what? Sing us to death?
Jaskier: This woman just killed a man with her bare hands for trying to steal your horse.
Geralt of Rivia: Maybe she’ll make a better travel companion then.
Jaskier: I can hear it now, a tale of two Zerrikanians, and their valiant poet lover. Oh! We’re so doing this. We’re in.
Geralt of Rivia: You’ve wasted your breath, Borch. I don’t kill dragons.
Geralt of Rivia: Take my advice. No treasure is worth dying for.
Borch Three Jackdaws: Depends on the treasure. What I need is a new adventure. One final first before I’m too old to do anything but die.
Geralt of Rivia: And you think killing a dragon will bring you that?
Borch Three Jackdaws: You feel it just the same as me, that hole inside you. That itch that can’t be scratched that burns your brain, keeps you awake at night. Come with me. I’ll show you what you’re missing.
Geralt of Rivia: What am I missing?
Zola: You need to be careful, child. This place isn’t safe if you’re alone.
Ciri: Then it’s the same as every other place.
Mousesack: You’ve come for your Child of Surprise, haven’t you?
Geralt of Rivia: The opposite. I want you to tell me that he’s safe and healthy so I can keep on riding.
Mousesack: He is a girl.
Queen Calanthe: I warned you about coming back.
Geralt of Rivia: I’ve been away twelve years, and I’d planned on staying that way, till you sent eight men to kill me.
Queen Calanthe: Why would I give my only heir to someone who never cared enough to come back for her? Move along, Witcher. I’ll pay whatever you want.
Geralt of Rivia: I can’t be bought. You should remember.
Mousesack: Money can’t undo the Law of Surprise. Kings who’ve tried to outbid destiny end up on pikes.
Queen Calanthe: And if I win the war, but lose Ciri, what victory is that?
Geralt of Rivia: Ill winds follow grave robbers.
Yurga: If I was a robber, I’d be taking their belongings, Butcher.
Geralt of Rivia: If I was a butcher, you’d be amongst the corpses.
Yurga: With the hands of two, I could move quicker.
Geralt of Rivia: The only thing you should do quickly is flee.
Yurga: Don’t leave! Look at these people. Innocent people, killed for what? So Nilfgaard can have more land? We owe it to them to do better.
Geralt of Rivia: I’m not better.
'People linked by destiny will always find each other.' - Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher) Click To Tweet
Geralt of Rivia: Not a happy ever after, after all. A fitting end, huh, Roach?
Yennefer: Nilfgaard take people down to their worst, then give them something to cling to. Even if it’s s**tty ale.
Tissaia: That’s why we’re here. Because sometimes it’s not s**tty ale. Sometimes it’s a bed in a pigpen. You have to make a choice to fight back.
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