Best Geralt Quotes 2021

‘The Witcher’ series is a fantasy novel written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

In 1986, Sapkowski submitted a fictional short story in a competition for a magazine that finished third. Despite the disappointing result, Sapkowski didn’t give up and continued writing the books that soon after became a cult hit in Poland.

Geralt, owing to his success in training, was selected for mutation experiments and became the only Witcher to service these experiments. His white hair is a side effect of the experiments. He sets off into the world after finishing his training. He is often seen as an apathetic, cynical, and threatening character. As the story progresses we see more of him and the events revolving around him eventually becoming a legendary Witcher in the world. After he slays a band of mercenaries who are out to kill him in Blaviken, he earns the infamous name ‘The Butcher Of Blaviken’ that sticks with him.

Geralt Of Rivia Quotes From The Books

Geralt of Rivia quotes from that book that shows the cold and justice-seeking side of Geralt’s journey.

1.  “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.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Last Wish’.

2. “This world is full of Evil which waits for the day none of us are left.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Last Wish’.

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

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘Blood Of Elves’

4. “Because I’ve overcome the vanity and pride of being different, I’ve understood that they are a pitiful defense against being different.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Last Wish’.

5. “Most often a dream, a wish, a desire, a yearning. Faith that there are no limits to possibility. And occasionally chance.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘Sword Of Destiny’.

Geralt Of Rivia Quotes From ‘The Witcher’ And ‘Witcher 2: Assassin Of Kings’

These two games might not be the best, but they did pave way for the massive hit Witcher 3 which follows Geralt’s quest even further! Here are some of the best quotes from Witcher 1 and Witcher 2.

6. “King Foltest: Witcher, How do you fight something like that (dragon)?

Geralt of Rivia: You don’t! You run!

Vernon Roach: Some professional you are..”

— ‘The Witcher’.

7. “Triss Merigold: Those [dead] Nilfgaardians… that’s your work?

Geralt of Rivia: They followed their leader too blindly.

Triss Merigold: You killed them all…

Geralt of Rivia: They didn’t slaughter themselves.”

— ‘The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings’.

8. “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’.

9. “Geralt of Rivia: Care to tell me what it was all about?

Letho of Gulet: Hm. Kill as many rulers as we could. Lay the blame on the sorceresses. Breed chaos.”

— ‘The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings’.

10. “[Sarcastically] No need. I mean it’s only stell that came off a heavenly body that crashed a few millennia ago and wiped out the entire population of giant lizards.”

— ‘The Witcher’.

Geralt Of Rivia Quotes From ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’

Geralt quotes Witcher 3 are inspirational.

‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ is said to be one of the best games ever to be created. Here are some of the best Witcher 3 Geralt quotes from the game.

11. “It’s said, spitefully, the silver one is for monsters and the iron for humans. A lie, of course.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

12. “Beware of an old man in a profession where men usually die young.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

13. “You don’t need mutations to strip men of their humanity. I’ve seen plenty of examples.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

14. “I run into dilemmas all the time. Situations where it’s hard to judge, hard to know what’s right, make a decision. This is not one of them. You disgust me. And deserve to die.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine’.

15. “Imlerith: who taught you to fight like this?

Geralt of Rivia: The witcher you slew.”

— ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

16. “Hatred and prejudice will never be eradicated. And witch hunts will never be about witches. A scapegoat, that’s the key.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

17.  “Geralt of Rivia: Don’t blame yourself. No witcher’s ever died in his own bed.

Ciri: You don’t know how it is. To see someone you love die. Because of you, for you.”

— ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

18. “Time eats away at memories, distorts them. Sometimes we only remember the good… sometimes only the bad.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood And Wine’.

19. “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling… Makes no difference. The degree is arbitrary. The definition’s blurred. If I’m to choose between one evil and another… I’d rather not choose at all.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

20. “People like to invent monsters and monstrosities. Then they seem less monstrous themselves.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

21. “How do you like that silver?”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

Geralt Of Rivia Quotes From The TV Show

Some of Geralt's quotes are hilarious.

Some of the best quotes from the Netflix adaption of ‘The Witcher’ books are listed here.

22. “Destiny… helps people believe there’s an order to this. There isn’t. But a promise made must be honored. As true for a commoner… as it is for a queen.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘Of Banquets, Bastards And Burials’, S1, Ep 4.

23. “Renfro : People call you a monster too. Why not kill them?

Geralt: ‘Cause then I am what they say.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The End’s Beginning’, S1, Ep 1.

24. “I need no one. And the last thing I want is someone needing me.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘Of Banquets, Bastards And Burials’, S1, Ep 4.

25. “Every time I’m near you, Yennefer, I say more in five minutes than I’ve said in weeks. And I always regret it.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘Rare Species’, S1, Ep 6.

26. “Sometimes there’s monsters, sometimes there’s money. Rarely both. That’s the life.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘Four Marks’, S1, Ep 2.

27. “Chaos is the same as it’s always been. Humans just adapted better.”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘Four Marks’, S1, Ep 2.

28. “Geralt of Rivia: That’s cheating.

Yennefer of Vengerberg: Nobody smart plays fair.”

— ‘Bottled Appetites’, S1, Ep 5.

Funny Quotes From ‘The Witcher’ Series

Just because he doesn’t talk much, many people think Geralt has no sense of humor. Here are some of the best hilarious quotes from the show and game by Geralt to disprove them.

29. “Jaskier: You smell of death and destiny, heroics and heartbreak.

Geralt: It’s onion.”

— ‘Four Marks’, S1, Ep 2.

30. “Why men throw their lives away attacking an armed witcher … I’ll never know. Something wrong with my face?”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

31. “Geralt: You smell wonderful.

Yennefer of Vengerberg: Geralt – we’re at a funeral.

Geralt of Rivia: You smell wonderful at this funeral”

— ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

32. “Fascinating story. Any chance you’re nearing the end?”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

33. “Really got an imp problem? Or is that just an imp-erfection in the notice?”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

34. “Where’d you complete your training? School of the snail?”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

35. “What now, you piece of filth?”

— Geralt of Rivia, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’.

Most Badass Geralt Of Rivia Quotes

“Keep The Gods Out Of It. Swear On Your Heads. Which I Will Take If You Break Your Vow.”

close up of geralt from witcher 3

One could wonder what kind of individuals could warrant such a threat from Geralt. Turns out, they were cannibals from the Hearts of Stone expansion in The Witcher III. Instead of swearing on the gods, Geralt made them swear on their heads that they’ll stop cannibalizing.

It’s a straight-up promise of decapitation if Geralt finds out they broke their vow upon returning. Depending on your choices for the associated quest, you can actually forego the threat and murder them right away.

“It’s Said, Spitefully, The Silver One Is For Monsters And The Iron For Humans. A Lie, Of Course.”

Geralt with his two swords.

As a continuation of Geralt’s conversation with the silent girl in Melitele’s monastery back in The Last Wish, Geralt kept deliriously spewing most of his life’s woes and eventually said this without expecting any reply from the girl.

It’s pretty much Geralt saying that humans can be just as (or even more) monstrous as the monsters they want Witchers to slay. In reality, he equally deals with both kinds of monsters.

“You Don’t Need Mutations To Strip Men Of Their Humanity. I’ve Seen Plenty Of Examples.”

geralt side profile shot with field background.

Throughout the games and books, people are always just a few steps away from treating witchers like Frankenstein’s monster. Since Witchers are mutants, they’re not considered as humans, at least by the regular humans.

Geralt knows better, however, and has seen what kind of evil humanity is capable of, so much so, that they have proven to be a bigger challenge than dealing with actual monsters. He’s had his fair share of evil human victims and has been responsible for their graves too.

“People…Like To Invent Monsters And Monstrosities…”

Geralt and Beast Fighting

Full Quote: “People…Like To Invent Monsters And Monstrosities. Then They Seem Less Monstrous Themselves…They Feel Better Then. They Find It Easier To Live.”

This quote is yet another example of the philosophical banter between Geralt and Dandelion in  The Last Wish. The two of them were hungry and looking for work or monsters for Geralt to slay. Eventually, their conversation reached a point where Geralt recalled some people making up monsters to cover up some of their crimes or misdeeds.

Thereupon, Geralt went full Nietzsche and started deconstructing the ego and pride of humans. Nevertheless, it’s one of Geralt’s most memorable lines in the books and shows how he feels about most of his customers, particularly the ones who troubled him with fabricated monsters.

“Evil Is Evil.”

geralt and ciri on a clifftop

Full Quote: “Evil Is Evil. Lesser, Greater, Middling… Makes No Difference. The Degree Is Arbitrary. The Definition’s Blurred. If I’m To Choose Between One Evil And Another… I’d Rather Not Choose At All.”

Continuing his conversation with the sorcerer Stregobor about the cursed child prophecy in The Last Wish, Geralt was rather adamant about evil. To him, a lesser evil is as good as a greater one. Sadly, this line was rather naive of Geralt; in reality, the decisions the Witcher had to make later on were vastly different and contradicting.

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