Skyrim Quotes: Has anybody ever seen a gatekeeper do anything really profitable? More often than not, these folks appear to simply remain around the city and notice, while making snarky remarks about the Dragonborn or bemoaning about getting a bolt to the knee. But, they dare advise the Dragonborn not to lollygag.

Best Skyrim Quotes 2021

  1. I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow to the knee.
  2. Kill well… and often.
  3. Sweet Mother, sweet Mother, send your child unto me, for the sins of the unworthy must be baptized in blood and fear.
  4. No lollygaggin’.
  5. Nords are so serious about beards. So many beards. M’aiq thinks they wish they had glorious manes like Khajiit.
  6. I am sworn to carry your burdens.
  7. Let me guess… someone stole your sweetroll?
  8. I’ve been huntin’ and fishin’ in these parts for years.
  9. Nords’ armor has lots of fur. This sometimes makes M’aiq nervous.
  10. Do you get to the cloud district very often? Oh what am I saying, of course you don’t.
  11. You see those warriors from Hammerfell? They’ve got curved swords. Curved. Swords.
  12. I look forward to hearing about the next person you murder!
  13. I got to thinking… maybe i’m the Dragonborn and I just don’t know it yet!
  14. Hail, Companion!
  15. My cousins out fighting dragons, and what do I get? Guard duty.
  16. All the living shall fear the dead.
  17. Kill one person, and you can solve so many problems. I wonder at the possibilities.
  18. What is better? To be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?
  19. You know what we call people who mess with us? Suicide.
  20. You’re either the bravest person i’ve ever met… or the biggest fool.
  21. You want knives? You want them in your belly? No? Then you stop talking to Deeja!
  22. Sorry lass, I’ve got important things to do. We’ll speak another time.
  23. Ummm… you got no clothes. You should get some.
  24. Psst! I know who you are… Hail Sithis!
  25. I’m the older sister, by nearly five minutes. Sissel’s barely worthy to walk in my shadow.
  26. Dragonborn, huh? Was it your ma or your pa that was the dragon?
  27. These Forsworn don’t even have the decency to dress properly.
  28. I faced him fearlessly, my fate inescapable, yet my honor unstained, can Ulfric say the same?
  29. How high the mountains of Skyrim rise.
  30. Giant Spiders? What’s next? Giant Snakes?
  31. I will eat your heart.


1- “Skyrim’s Harshness Has A Way Of Carving A Man Down To His True Self.”

General Tullius is the leader of the Imperial forces in Skyrim. A cold and callous man, he’s preoccupied with the military code and doesn’t give much praise to those around him. It’s also very evident that Tullius is extremely unhappy about being stationed in Skyrim to deal with the Stormcloaks.

He probably misses Cyrodiil, preferring it over the harsh climate of the northern province. However, he considers his hardships in Skyrim as a test of his own resolve (and the resolve of those around him), something which will reveal his true self in the long run.

2- “Power. You Have It, As Do All Dov. But Power Is Inert Without Action And Choice.”

Paarthurnax is a real treasure chest of excellent quotes. He’s one of the oldest creatures we meet as the Dragonborn, and therefore has seen much in his life. As the Dragonborn, we’re fortunate to have so much power in ourselves. However, power alone won’t bring about change or a conclusion. It’s important that those holding power take a clear stand and make a decision they can steadfastly stand behind, without hesitation.

Having power is a luxury, but the best way to use it is a difficult choice everyone needs to make, even if they’d rather not. As the Dragonborn, we’re forced to make a lot of tough choices, but it’s that decision-making that makes us truly strong.

3- “This Life Might Not Look Like Much To You, But I’m Content, And Isn’t That All That Matters?”

The world of Skyrim is a harsh one. From bandits to draugr to constant death and suffering due to a raging civil war, it’s hard to look on the bright side. That is, until you meet Gwilin, who’s literally the most optimistic man in all of Skyrim.

Found in Ivarstead, this happy-go-lucky Bosmer is determined to only see the silver lining in life, rather than sit around and mope. He’s completely satisfied with his simple life, as it brings him all the joy he could wish for. Sometimes, while desperately vying for the things we want so badly, it’s easy to forget everything we already have. Gwilin is a great reminder to appreciate the small, simple things and to do whatever makes you happy.

4- “The Curse Of Much Knowledge Is Often Indecision.”

If there’s anyone who has seen eons of history unfold before his eyes, it’s definitely Paarthurnax. His unparalleled knowledge makes him a fountain of great pieces of golden wisdom. As he explains here, knowledge itself, while inherently a good thing, can result in a helpless feeling that we don’t quite know what to do with it all.

5- “What Is Better – To Be Born Good, Or To Overcome Your Evil Nature Through Great Effort?”

The concept of good and evil is one that’s been discussed in many games and stories. In a lot of cases, the line between these two opposing sides isn’t as clear cut as we’d like to think it is.

Paarthurnax gives us this life lesson too, when he points out that to be born with an ‘evil nature’ is not necessarily a crime. The changes we go through and our actions as we grow determine who we really are. Anyone can become good, through great effort, no matter where they come from. This is what gives our deeds and decisions so much weight and power. This is as true in the world of Skyrim as it is in our own.

Funny ones

5″Never Should’ve Come Here!”

A line that’s used way too often by your victims regardless of the circumstances. You could sneak your way into their lair and slit their throat, dealing 6x stealth damage, and they’ll still say this. Basically, all your victims or enemies in Skyrim turn into cranky old men who want you off their yard as soon as they see you.


“Do You Get To The Cloud District Very Often? Oh, What Am I Saying, Of Course You Don’t.”

This line in itself isn’t groundbreaking at all, it’s what happens afterward to the person who says this that’s entertaining. You see, this line is something only a condescending dead man utters. As such, the only appropriate reply to him would be an ax blade to his bald forehead or a level 100 Destruction skill lightning bolt to his groin area.


If I Had A Sister, I’d Sell Her In A Second

There’s no merchant as iconic as Belethor the Breton inWhiterun , running his general store by the marketplace. Known for always being energetic and overly eager to sell his wares, he gets pretty annoying after a while. That being said, he does have a couple of lines that make him one of the most entertaining NPCs.


And he says to the man, “That’s not a horker! That’s my wife!

I love cicero even one of the most disturbing guild that kills ppl there is always one to lighten the mood who doesn’t like cicero our wicked friend the court jester


Skyrim Belongs To The Nords!

A rather bold and racially-charged rallying call from the Nords. It shows just how much they want to kick the Imperials (and other meddling races) out of their home province of Skyrim. It has led to some political tensions and you’ll often hear it as a battle-cry from some enemies you’re hacking to death.

The funny thing is, Nord NPCs also shout that very line to you while bashing your head with a hammer… even if your character is a Nord. On another instance, your Nord companion will also shout that line to your enemies, even if you’re a Dark Elf, High Elf, or an Imperial, all of which are sworn enemies of Nords. Careful of those guys, they might stab you while you sleep.

Guards quotes

5-Those Warriors From Hammerfell? They’ve Got Curved Swords. Curved. Swords.”

A guard’s life in Skyrim can be dull and monotonous… even though there’s always action to be found due to wars and dragons. Anyway, one of their favorite past times is idle gossip. Their favorite topic? Warriors from Hammerfell, they got curved swords, you see, something rare and exotic in Skyrim… or any other province in Tamriel.

It can be rather puzzling as to why Nord guards would be curious about the curvature of swords. However, those warriors from Hammerfell are definitely asking for attention the way they dangle their curved swords around their hips.

4-Let Me Guess, Someone Stole Your Sweetroll?”

Walk up to a guard in any city in Skyrim, and this is one of the lines they’ll utter to you as a way to dismiss your queries or concerns. You don’t even have to initiate a dialogue with them; they’ll blurt this right at your face with a tone of mockery and condescension.In their defense, they probably had plenty of children or even adults come to them with cases of stolen sweetrolls. Perhaps it got tiring to hear the same unresolved complaints and crimes over and over again? Or, perhaps it was you who stole too many sweetrolls and are now making the town guards’ lives difficult? In any case, a good Fus Roh Dah to the face of the guards would suffice as an appropriate retort for this question.


Psst! Hey. I Know Who You Are. Hail Sithis!

Being a member of the Dark Brotherhood is cool. It’s basically a free pass to murder just about anyone without repercussions. As it turns out, even the guards of Skyrim don’t want to intervene with that sort of operation and mentality. No, they can beat them, so they joined them!

You’ll often hear a guard whisper this line to you like some sort of secret handshake as soon as you finish the Dark Brotherhood questline. It gives you a glimpse into who they’re really loyal to, though how they reveal their allegiance to you can catch you off-guard due to their heavy German accent.


Iron Sword Huh? What Are You Killing? Butterflies?

It’s no secret that the guards in Skyrim are proud and knowledgeable about their swords While they might not have the best gear themselves, they always seem to have a comment or two ready to roast the Dragonborn’s arsenal. Particularly, carrying a cheap iron sword might inspire this backhanded comment.

Although this might be pretty embarrassing to hear, it’s probably best to just keep walking, quietly go buy a better sword and avoid causing a scene. Guards are a bit of a pain to deal with when attacked, especially in groups.


I Used To Be An Adventurer Like You, Then I Took An Arrow In The Knee”

There it is, the line that launched a thousand memes. There’s no other quote in Skyrim more memorable or iconic than this one. It seems every guard you meet used to be an adventurer like you, then they took arrows in the knee and were relegated to guard duty.

They’ll also explicitly say it to you as a conversation starter without you even asking why they became a guard. In their defense, though, being an adventurer was probably preferable than having to talk about the “curved swords” of the warriors of Hammerfell as their past time or taking care of sweetroll thefts.

Honorable mention


Sometimes life puts you in difficult circumstances you didn’t choose, but being happy or unhappy is a choice you make, and I’ve chosen to make the best of things that I can.


This line in itself isn’t historic in any way, it’s what happens a while later to the individual who says this current that is engaging. This line is something just a deigning dead man expresses. Accordingly, the solitary proper answer to him would be a hatchet cutting edge to his uncovered temple or a level 100 Destruction ability lightning jolt to his crotch territory.

Positively no should brag to you about their highbrow ventures to the Cloud District, paying little mind to how regularly it is. Incidentally, Cloud District is simply the region of Dragonsreach in Whiterun. You’ve been there many occasions even, so it’s not all that much. Don’t hesitate to be a yank to anybody about how refined and prominent you are since you really get to the Cloud District all the time.


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