Is it a line from Game of Thrones or Shakespeare? Quiz

Whether you’re a literary buff or a television connoisseur (or perhaps a mix of both – well done you!), welcome to a quiz that marries the world of high drama from the grand stages of Elizabethan England to the vast kingdoms of Westeros. We bring to you the unique challenge: “Is it a line from Game of Thrones or Shakespeare?” Perhaps the trickiest quiz you will play today (or at least in the next 5 minutes)

Both these universes are renowned for their captivating narratives, complex characters, and, notably, their profound and poetic dialogues. Shakespeare, the immortal bard, has been celebrated for centuries for his richly layered language that is as enigmatic as it is beautiful. On the other hand, Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, has enthralled millions with its gripping plot and memorable quotes.

In this challenge, you’ll be presented with lines that could perhaps belong to a soliloquy performed in the hallowed Globe Theatre or might have been spoken in the halls of Winterfell or the shores of King’s Landing. This will test not only your familiarity with Shakespeare’s works and the Game of Thrones series but also your understanding of the language and themes that permeate both. (But most importantly, the former!)

So, whether you’re an aficionado of Shakespearean verse or an ardent follower of the noble houses vying for the Iron Throne, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. Remember, “All the world’s a stage,” and in the game of thrones, “you win or you die.”

Hopefully you can come out of this battle of quizzing unscathed.


Is it a line from Game of Thrones or Shakespeare?


  1. “The things I do for love.”
  2. “Beware the Ides of March.”
  3. “What’s done cannot be undone.”
  4. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”
  5. “Now is the winter of our discontent.”
  6. “Valar Morghulis.”
  7. “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”
  8. “The night is dark and full of terrors.”
  9. “I have always been a storm.”
  10. “All that glisters is not gold.”
  11. “A lion does not concern himself with the opinion of sheep.”
  12. “Cowards die many times before their deaths.”
  13. “There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man.”
  14. “I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.”
  15. “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.”


  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)
  3. Shakespeare (Macbeth)
  4. Game of Thrones
  5. Shakespeare (Richard III)
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Shakespeare (Henry IV)
  8. Game of Thrones
  9. Game of Thrones
  10. Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice)
  11. Game of Thrones
  12. Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)
  13. Game of Thrones
  14. Shakespeare (Macbeth)
  15. Game of Thrones

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