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" Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it's a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes. "
" Occasionally I get messages from women saying that I've brought them some joy, and that's unbelievably thrilling. "
" Everyone has something that defines them, whether they're wildly intelligent or whether they have really big feet. "
" The whole format of 'Game of Thrones' is that you just don't know what to expect. "
" I like to be comfortable. And I don't like to have to worry about having to adjust things if things are too short; I don't want to feel self conscious, so I like to wear things that make me feel empowered. "
" What I've always loved about gymnastics and one of the many reasons I love watching it now is the combination of skill and freedom it has - the discipline and expression - letting you dance. "
" I train three, four, five times a week, protein six times a day, resistance training for at least 45 minutes... it's so very boring. It's really painful. It's laborious. "
" I would chance saying globally there is a feeling that female empowerment has, at last, become a topic that is fashionable, and more power to that. "
" I'm certainly really rather tall at 6 foot 3, and I've been this way since I was 14, but for years, women who are even 5 foot 10 have come up to me in the street and said, 'Oh, it's so nice to see a woman who is taller than me. I've always felt like a giant.' "
" It's very hard as a tall woman to remove your deliberately pronounced feminine aspects and look more masculine. "
" The fantasy genre has so far rather embraced me, and I'm incredibly grateful for that. "
" Part of the reason why I love acting is that you do hope that somehow your work will connect to people and somehow expand their consciousness somewhat, and being able to challenge notions of prejudice through work - through my work - is really thrilling. "
" Terry Gilliam is someone I'd always deeply admired. I saw his films when I was a child. "
" I was a semi-professional gymnast as a child. I did rhythmic gymnastics, but I sustained an injury and strained all the muscles in my spine. "
" I loved working with Michelle Fairley. "
" I'd love to work with Lena Headey, Alfie Allen, Charles Dance. I'd love to work with Peter Dinklage. "
" Bart The Bear was fantastic to work with. Absolutely brilliant and so, so good. The things that that bear could do to order! He was one of the best actors I've ever worked with. "
" Rory McCann is an amazing actor and a very strong man. "
" If I were amazing with a sword, I wouldn't care about the tender things in life. "
" People come up to me and say, 'You look so much better in real life.' "
" I only ever wanted to be a model. This acting thing - three years of drama school - is an accident! "
" I love the character of Jaime Lannister. He's just so complex - a character that we love to hate - but it's a lot more complex than hatred. It starts off, and he seems so arrogant and so smug. "
" I've always been able to look very different very easily. "
" I don't really have any interest in playing the same part again and again. Let's just keep everything crossed that doesn't happen. "
" I don't know, so much of women's femininity is tied up with their hair. "
" My father always said, 'You can do anything a man can do.' "
" I absolutely love Oprah Winfrey. What a great woman and a great businesswoman. She seems to really campaign for an expansion of global consciousness. I think she's phenomenal. "
" As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman. "
" I trained in combat, sword fighting, horse riding... It's empowering knowing that I can a break man's nose with my elbow. "
" I quite like looking mucky; it's quite nice not having to care about how you look. "
" I love a challenge. And I love defying limitation, gender stereotypes, and people's expectations of me as an actress. "