The 50+ Best Geralt of Rivia Quotes from the Witcher

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Geralt of Rivia. The White Wolf. The Butcher of Blaviken. The Witcher.

The character created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski has become a global phenomenon, appearing in multiple books, video games and now a hit Netflix television series.

Whether you’re a long-time fan of Sapkowski’s writing, were introduced to the witcher in the games or only just discovered him through the acting of Henry Cavill, there’s no denying Geralt is very interesting, and we don’t just mean to look at!

While he’s most famous for his grunts and taciturn glare, Geralt has actually uttered many profound, sad, and even funny lines over the years, which we’ve gathered here together for your reading pleasure.

These are all our favorite Geralt of Rivia quotes from the Witcher books, games and TV show.

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Most Iconic Geralt of Rivia Quotes from the Witcher

To go along with the most iconic scene of Geralt (we’ve included both the game and TV version of the bathtub scene here for you!) these are also the most iconic and well-known lines by Geralt of Rivia, that are often repeated by fans in real life.

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“Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, makes no difference. The degree is arbitrary, the definitions blurred. If I’m to choose between one evil and another, I’d rather not choose at all.” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“Damn, you’re ugly!” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“Wind’s howling.” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“People linked by destiny will always find each other.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 8: “Much More”

Best Funny Geralt of Rivia Quotes from the Witcher

While Geralt is known for being coarse and taciturn, more often responding with a grunt or ‘hmm’ when speaking to others, he’s also got quite a sarcastic wit. These are the best funny Geralt quotes, that perfectly demonstrate his cynical personality, or just make us laugh at the absurdity and frequent profanity!

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“A true witcher should never abandon poultry in distress.” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“[to a goat] Bear! Bear! Run, you stupid piece of shit!” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“Where’d you complete your training? School of the Snail?” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“Fascinating story. Any chance you’re nearing the end?” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“Why men throw their lives away attacking an armed witcher . . . I’ll never know. Something about my face? The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“[talking to his horse] Want to hear about my first monster? Wasn’t 50 miles outside of Kaer Morhen. He was huge. Stinking. Bald head. Rotten teeth. He pulled that girl from the cart, tore her dress off in front of her father and said ‘It’s time you met a real man.’ I told him it was time he met one too. It took two strikes to kill him. They weren’t clean. But they were spectacular. I turned to that girl afterwards. She was drenched in the man’s blood. She took one look at me, screamed, vomited, and passed out.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 1: “The End’s Beginning”

“Wizards are all the same. You talk nonsense while making wise and meaningful faces. Speak normally.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 1: “The End’s Beginning”

“I will not suffer tonight sober just because you hid your sausage in the wrong royal pantry.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 4: “Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials”

“At least when Filavandrel’s blade kissed my throat I didn’t shit myself. Which is all I can hope for you, good lords. At your final breath, a shitless death. But I doubt it.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 4: “Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials”

Jaskier: Come on, Geralt. Tell me. Be honest. How’s my singing?
Geralt of Rivia: It’s like ordering a pie and finding it has no filling.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Best Geralt and Yennefer Quotes from the Witcher

Fans of the video games, in particular, will know that Geralt can be a bit of a ladies man, but in all formats he’s always had a special relationship with the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg. Here are the best Geralt and Yennefer quotes from when they are talking to or about each other.

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Yennefer: Geralt?
Geralt of Rivia: Yes, Yen.
Yennefer: When I … When we weren’t together, did you go with any other women?
Geralt of Rivia: No.
Yennefer: Not once?
Geralt of Rivia: Not once.
Yennefer: Your voice didn’t even waver. So I don’t know why I don’t believe you.
Geralt of Rivia: I only ever thought about you, Yen.
Yennefer: Now I believe you.” The Lady of the Lake (book)

Geralt: You smell wonderful.
Yennefer: Geralt – we’re at a funeral.
Geralt of Rivia: You smell wonderful at this funeral.” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

Geralt of Rivia: I, uh… brought you apple juice.
Yennefer: And quite a bit more.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Yennefer: Your heartbeat, it’s extraordinarily slow. You’re… a mutant.
Geralt of Rivia: A witcher. Geralt of Rivia.
Yennefer: The famous White Wolf! I thought you’d have fangs or horns or something.
Geralt of Rivia: I had them filed down.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Yennefer: What little spells can you cast with your hands? Call it professional curiosity.
Geralt of Rivia: Please, Jaskier here needs immediate attention. And then, if you’d like, I’ll indulge your curiosity all night long.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Geralt of Rivia: I hardly think bathing in this house is going to leave me any cleaner.
Yennefer: I insist. I can not only guess the age and breed of your horse, but also it’s color… by the smell.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Yennefer: Oh, don’t be so grim. You were created by magic. Our magic.
Geralt of Rivia: Thank you. Made for a magical childhood.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Yennefer: It’s a joke. He will survive. And recover his vocal talents. Does that satisfy you?
Geralt of Rivia: Not in the slightest. But don’t reproach yourself for it, Yennefer. I’m not easily satisfied.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Geralt of Rivia: That scent… Lilac and…
Yennefer: Gooseberries.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Yennefer: I don’t need your help. You’re free. No longer under my spell.
Geralt of Rivia: And yet, here I am.
Yennefer: You seem to want to meet your end.
Geralt of Rivia: As do you.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Yennefer: You? You’re the djinn’s master?
Geralt of Rivia: Yeah.
Yennefer: Well, what are you waiting for? [screams] Make your wishes!
Geralt of Rivia: Becoming the vessel for the djinn will have you lose control, not gain it! Can’t you see what this is doing to you?
Yennefer: True transformation is painful!
Geralt of Rivia: Release the djinn! I’ll give you my last wish.
Yennefer: You heroic protector… noble dog, permitting my success so long as you command it yourself. [screams] Fuck off! I’ll do this myself!
Geralt of Rivia: Damn it, Yennefer! Tell me what you want!
Yennefer: I want everything!” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Yennefer: What did you do? You stopped me, didn’t you? I nearly had it.
Geralt of Rivia: You had shit all. I saved your life!
Yennefer: And I saved yours! You let the djinn escape. Who knows what havoc it’ll wreak now that it has no vessel at all?
Geralt of Rivia: No more havoc than you. Djinns are only dark creatures when held captive.
Yennefer: How can you be so sure?
Geralt of Rivia: When did you last feel happy when you felt trapped? And if you were going to portal us to safety, you could’ve taken us out of this shit town!” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

Yennefer: How is it that I’ve walked this earth for decades without coming across a witcher, and then the first one I meet, I can’t get rid of?” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 6: “Rare Species”

Geralt of Rivia: And seriously? You, a mother?
Yennefer: Do you think I’d make a bad one?
Geralt of Rivia: Definitely. Yen… A child? What could you possibly want with a child?
Yennefer: They took my choice. I want it back! Not that I’d expect you to understand.
Geralt of Rivia: I didn’t choose to become a witcher.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 6: “Rare Species”

Geralt of Rivia: I came for you.
Yennefer: I was afraid that mountain would take you from me, but now I fear it took your senses instead.
Geralt of Rivia: Only my nonsense.
Yennefer: I quite like your nonsense.
Geralt of Rivia: Hm. That scent. The moment I dread most every time you leave is when it fades. When you’re really gone.
Yennefer: You left first. In Rinde. I woke up in that destroyed house, and you were gone.
Geralt of Rivia: Forgive me.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 6: “Rare Species”

The Most Menacing and Badass Geralt of Rivia Quotes from the Witcher

Most of Geralt’s badass-ery comes from his menacing appearance, silence and fierce glare, but he also has some great lines for putting the fear into his enemies. These are the best menacing Geralt of Rivia quotes, which remind us how dangerous he really is.

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Abigail: What about your sword? I heard witchers carry two, a silver blade for monsters, and steel for humans…
Geralt of Rivia: Both are for monsters…” The Witcher (video game)

“What now, you piece of filth?” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“Keep the Gods out of it. Swear on your heads. Which I will take if you break your vow.” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“There’s nothing behind me. I’m a witcher, I’d have heard it. Just like I can hear your heart. Which is pounding . . . like a liar’s.” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“I want you to burst, you son of a whore.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 5: “Bottled Appetites”

“A dynasty can’t survive on arrogance alone.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 7: “Before A Fall”

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.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 8: “Much More”

Saddest Geralt of Rivia Quotes from the Witcher

Occasionally we find out that becoming a witcher isn’t just about becoming powerful, and it’s actually a pretty sad, lonely life. Geralt is generally pretty stoic but he does have some lines where he reveals the sadness he’s experienced, and the reality of life as a witcher. Here are the saddest Geralt quotes from the Witcher.

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“[to Ciri after the death of Vesemir] Don’t blame yourself. No Witcher’s ever died in his bed.” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

Renfri: People call you a monster too.
Geralt of Rivia: A mutant.
Renfri: What if they come after you? Attack you?
Geralt of Rivia: They have.
Renfri: Why not kill them?
Geralt of Rivia: Because then I am what they say I am.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 1: “The End’s Beginning”

“Humans? I have learned to live with them. So that I may live.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 2: “Four Marks”

Jaskier: I’ve always wanted to know, do witchers ever retire?
Geralt of Rivia: Yeah. When they slow and get killed.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 4: “Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials”

“I need no one. And the last thing I want is someone needing me.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 4: “Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials”

Most Profound Geralt of Rivia Quotes from the Witcher

Since Geralt has seen a lot of the world, including the worst parts, he’s a pretty wise person in some ways, demonstrating this in some of his lines. These are the most profound Geralt quotes, which show his wisdom about the world.

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“But first appearances are often deceptive. Not everything monstrous-looking is evil, and not everything fair is good… and in every fairytale, there is a grain of truth.” The Last Wish (book)

“I believe in the sword.” The Last Wish (book)

“Mistakes are also important to me. I don’t cross them out of my life, or memory. And I never blame others for them.” Blood of Elves (book)

“Hatred and prejudice will never be eradicated. And witch hunts will never be about witches. A scapegoat, that’s the key.” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“You don’t need mutations to strip men of their humanity. I’ve seen plenty of examples.” The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (video game)

“Chaos is the same as it’s always been. Humans just adapted better.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 2: “Four Marks”

“Sometimes there’s monsters, sometimes there’s money. Rarely both. That’s the life.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 2: “Four Marks”

“Destiny helps people believe there’s an order to this horseshit. There isn’t. But a promise made must be honored. As true for a commoner as it is for a queen.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 4: “Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials”

“States rise and fall like the tide. Nothing new.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 6: “Rare Species”

“No treasure is worth dying for.” The Witcher, Season 1 Episode 6: “Rare Species”

Did We Miss Any of Your Favorite Geralt of Rivia Quotes?

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Kristy Brandt

Originally from Tasmania, Australia, Kristy was living in London when she unexpectedly met a Dutch bloke and ended up moving to the Netherlands to be with him. Now she can be found taking numerous photos of their four weird cats, eating lots of stroopwafels and blogging at Tassie Devil Abroad.

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