The title for this episode, "A Golden Crown", refers to the golden crown that Viserys Targaryen wants and the crown of molten gold that he finally receives, which results in his death.
Cersei Lannister: (angrily to her husband Robert) I should wear the armor, and you the gown.
Petyr Baelish: Gold wins wars, not soldiers.
Eddard Stark: Then how come Robert is king, and not Tywin Lannister?
Viserys Targaryen: (after his sister Daenerys's heart ceremony) I'm the last hope of the dynasty, Mormont. The greatest dynasty this world has ever seen on my shoulders since I was five years old and no one has ever given me what they gave to her in that tent. Never. Not a piece of it. How can I carry what I need to carry without it? Hmm? Who can rule without wealth or fear or love?
Robert Baratheon: (to Eddard Stark) I never loved my brothers. Sad thing for a man to admit, but it's true. You were the brother I chose.
Lysa Arryn: You wish to confess your crimes?
Tyrion Lannister: Yes, my lady. I do, my lady.
Lysa Arryn: The Sky cells always break them. Speak, Imp. Meet your gods as an honest man.
Tyrion Lannister: Where do I begin, my lords and ladies? I'm a vile man, I confess it. My crimes and sins are beyond counting. I have lied and cheated, gambled and whored. I'm not particularly good at violence, but I'm good at convincing others to do violence for me. You want specifics, I suppose. When I was seven, I saw a servant girl bathing in the river. I stole her robe. She was forced to return to the castle naked and in tears. If I close my eyes, I can still see her tits bouncing. When I was ten, I stuffed my uncle's boots with goat shit. When confronted with my crime, I blamed a squire. Poor boy was flogged and I escaped justice. When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew. I flogged the one-eyed snake. I skinned my sausage. I made the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my sister ate, at least I hope she did. I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel--
Lysa Arryn: Silence!
Robin Arryn: What happened next?
Lysa Arryn: What do you think you're doing?
Tyrion Lannister: Confessing my crime.
Catelyn Stark: Lord Tyrion, you are accused of hiring a man to slay my son Bran in his bed and of conspiring to murder my sister's husband, Lord Jon Arryn, the Hand of the king.
Tyrion Lannister: Oh, I'm very sorry. I don't know anything about all that.
Theon Greyjoy: I'm going to miss you!
Ros: I know.
Daenerys Targaryen: (after Viserys had received his lethal golden crown.) He was no dragon. Fire cannot kill a dragon.
Lysa Arryn: You don't fight with honor!
Bronn: No. (pointing to where his dead opponent fell) He did.
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