50 Best The Witcher, Season 2, Episode 5 Quotes

Vesemir: I'm not desperate. I'm hopeful. For the first time in a long time. You, me, and Ciri, we have a chance to do something extraordinary.
Triss: I liked you better when you were a cynical old codger.

Bar: [Listening to Jaskier's performance] When I was a lass, me playmate had a little brother that was born with no ears. Just some little lumps of flesh, like cauliflower. Deaf as a post... I'd give anything to switch places with him now.

- So who are you?
- I am Commander Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach.
- Who the fuck are you?
Fringilla: Cahir!
- Welcome home.
- Good to see you alive.

Triss: Why do you want this so badly, Ciri?
Ciri: Because I am sick of feeling lost. Everything I was told my whole life was a lie. And the people I loved most in this world were taken from me before I could find the truth.
Triss: What you're doing won't change any of that.
Ciri: But it might help me find a new truth.

- You, me, and Ciri, we have a chance to do something extraordinary.
- I liked you better when you were a cynical old codger.
- If we do this… it's because she wants to.
- She gets to decide.

Rience: People think Chaos comes from nothing, but that's wrong. No, to draw it, you need a source. See, fire is a forbidden source because it usually consumes those that draw from it. Unless you're very talented. Then the body can withstand it. But it consumes the soul.

- Not enough to join Geralt in Cintra.
- You think you should have been invited?
- Well, it's my home.
- My fight.
- My life.
- I need to show you something.

- this is a scientific revelation.
- {\an8}It-it defies every historical precedent, Witcher.
- {\an8}This changes everything.
- I was expecting tracks. Bones.
- Anything.
- -I have to go down there.
- -We have to go down there.

- Have it your way.
- No, no! No, please! Don't hurt her!
- Leave her alone, please!
- She's done nothing!
- Oh, gods!
- -[Yennefer] Come on!
- -[Jaskier groans]
- Oh fuck!

- These have been sprouting all over the training course.
- Yeah.
[softly] Where I've bled.
- But my-my grandmother, she hated the elves.
- Sometimes our deepest hate is for the things we cannot change about ourselves.

Man: What's going on here?
Jaskier: Uh, gentlemen. Good morning. Good to see you. You're certainly looming. Um...
Man: [Sees Yennefer; thinks she's a prostitute] Ah, are we working this morning, love?
[She kicks him in the balls]
Man: Ahh!
Jaskier: Oh, she's so scary.

Lara: Child of Elder blood, child of wrath. The time of contempt is nigh. The world will die amidst frost and be reborn of the new sun. Reborn of Elder blood, of the seed that has been sown. A seed that will not sprout, but will burst into flame.

- What are you doing?
- I know you know how dangerous this is.
- I'm not afraid.
- Have you thought about Geralt?
- What he'd say?
- Why do you want this so badly, Ciri?

Jaskier: You don't get to play damsel in distress. That's my job.

Geralt: 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.

- You're going to all that trouble, paying someone
- -for such a simple task?
- -[jingling]
Yennefer: Half now.
- Half when you return.
- Well, then.
- Never look a gift whore in the mouth.
- I'll be seeing you.

Duny: They'd kill her if they knew.
Pavetta: It's a prophecy. Maybe it's not true
Duny: It doesn't matter if it's true. It only matters if the people believe it. And they will.

- Come on, then, Lambchop!
- It's my turn now!
Dara: You bring terror and you bring death wherever you are!
[echoes] …wherever you are…
[woman 1] Ma'am, a present from His Majesty.
[Calanthe] Tell Eist I love it.
[woman 2] A fine sash for a fine queen.

- All right, then.
- Clear your mind.
- Take three deep breaths.

Lydia: Don't be so sour, Rience. You must shoulder some of the blame for your current situation. Only a fool would cross Calanthe without covering his tracks.
[pause]
Lydia: May she rot in peace.
Rience: [Sits up] Calanthe is dead?
Lydia: As a desert spring.

- That is not how it works.
- 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.

Jaskier: Please, I don't know anything!
Rience: The songs in your catalog would suggest otherwise.
Jaskier: Listen to me, please! Please listen to me. I... I am a bard. I am brilliant. This is what I do. He grunts, and I tell stories. He mentions a witcher keep, and I turn it into a magical, mystical hideaway in the mountains. So please listen to me when I tell you this. He doesn't share details. He does not have friends. And he does not... have weaknesses!

Jaskier: I don't have any money. I am but a, uh... a humble bard. Or... or if this is about your wife, your mistress, niece, then I can promise you that wasn't me.

- What if they're the conduits?
- I worry about you mages more and more.
- Perhaps humans just shouldn't live for so long.
- -I've seen them communicating.
- -Hmm.
Istredd: You say this monolith toppled during the Slaughter of Cintra.
- -That makes perfect sense.
- -[Geralt] And yet it doesn't.

- This isn't how it's supposed to work at all.
[Pavetta, muffled] Hush.
- Hush now, and Mummy will tell you a story.

Vesemir: Geralt.
- Are you certain?

[boy] There's no way you can get five.
Ciri: You're not taking a bite of that bread before I try it.
Pavetta: We've been right here.
- The whole time.
[echoes] …the whole time…

- then please note that I'm not willing to discuss the subjects of my work, its inspiration or characters, fictitious or otherwise.
- So why don't you just show yourself, and we can have a nice chat, and you can tell me what you want from me?
- -Fucking… fuck!
- -Shhh.
- -Hello, Jaskier.
- -[shudders]

- Come on, watch him.
- -[gasping]
- -Don't be afraid.
- Nothing can hurt you here.
- All of this, it's just… it's you.

- Oh, I feel you, sister.
- Frequent any taverns?
- -Huh?
- -Just sayin'.
- From experience.
- When I lose a man, he's usually back at the first place I found him.
- Bottom of a bottle.

- Given up on magic lessons already?
- Geralt said when you know how to fight something, it becomes less threatening.
- -Do you even know what you're fighting?
- -[grunting]
- Come inside.
- Let's do something that will actually challenge you.
- I'll be in soon.

- A seed that bursts into flame.
- It's you.
- You will destroy us all.
- I saw it.
- No one can stop it.
Triss: Not even him.

Jaskier: Gentlemen, gentlemen, many men have wanted to punch me in the face. Now is your chance! Come on!

- The other spheres didn't merge, they… they collided, then separated again.
- If the original spheres are still out there somewhere and our monoliths are calling to them… then the monsters aren't new, they're just new to here.
- And they're using our monoliths as gateways.

- child of wrath.
- -The time of contempt is nigh.
- -[rumbling]
- The world will die amidst frost and be reborn of the new sun.
- Reborn of Elder blood, of the seed that has been sown.
- A seed that will not sprout, but will burst into flame.

Istredd: Is that what Calanthe was protecting?
[sighs] What did she know?
- What does all this mean?
- Apologies, King Roegner.

Istredd: [to Geralt] Are you always this talkative, or should I take it personally?

- -[door slams]
- -[footsteps echoing]
- -[chains rattling]
- -[distant wailing]

- Ciri!
- Geralt!
[echoing] Geralt!
- Geralt! Geralt!
- Geralt!
- Geralt! Geralt!

Istredd: You know Yenna?
Geralt: Yen. I did. Yes.
Istredd: Me too.
Geralt: You loved her.
Istredd: Love. I never stopped.

Istredd: I came here to help the elves.
Geralt: You want to help the elves by joining a kingdom that regularly massacres whole villages? On the surface of it, there seems to be a bit of a conflict there.

- And we must get to her first.
- And are willing to, say… put another iron in the fire to ensure it.
- My freedom in exchange for being the White Flame's bounty hunter…
- I have no interest in owing a favor to Nilfgaard's false god.
- How fortunate, then, for us both that I'm not working for Nilfgaard.

- Where are we?
- I don't know.

- No good hiding!
- -We'll find you.
- -Thank you.
- -[banging]
- -Open the fucking door!
[guard] You're ours now.
[man 2] Open this door now!
[prostitute] Sorry, love.
- A girl's gotta eat.

Istredd: Where did those stellacite fragments go? Whose voice was that?
- Quiet.
Istredd: What is it?
- -[hoofbeats]
- -[deep rumbling]

- I thought after Sodden, after everything they did to her at Aretuza, she-- she would make her way here for refuge.
- After Sodden?
- After she burned through Nilfgaard's army and saved the Continent.
- We should all be praising her name.
- Yen's alive?

[overlapping voices] What are you, child?
[whispering] Cirilla.
- Ciri.
- Ciri.
- -Ciri.
- -Ciri.
- Ciri.

- -[mother] Give her back.
- -[girl] Mummy!
- -Get your hands off my daughter!
- -Mummy!
- -[man] Dirty little--
- -[mother] No, stop!
[old woman] Your power, you need it.
- All you have to do is ask.
- No!

[echoes] …like a story…
- You can see us.
- What's wrong?
- This isn't how it's supposed to work.
- Come on, Ciri, let's go back.
- You've had enough.
[echoes] …enough…

- It allows me to enter the deepest layer of your consciousness and uncover things that may be hidden there.
- Genetic memories that tell the story of who you really are.
- Where you really come from.
- Is… It's dangerous?
- No. It just requires that we trust each other.