Game of Thrones: Queen of Thorns' Sharpest One-Liners
There’s no doubt that Lady Olenna Tyrell, played superbly by Diana Riggs, is one of the most spirited old survivors in the realm.
Cunning and ruthless, but also clever and kind to those who deserved it, the grand matriarch of Highgarden struggled and schemed her way to wealth and power with a quick wit and a quicker tongue, most recently finding her way to the side of Daenerys Targaryen in an effort to exact vengeance upon House Lannister.
Riggs’ performance has delighted us all, and on a series featuring countless acts of malice and misery, Olenna’s clever dialogue and piercing words of wisdom gave us some of the show’s most memorable encounters. Olenna has a way of pushing through all the niceties, or not-so–niceties, and getting to the heart the matter, often cutting someone down in the process.