King Ecbert says that all this land is yours from here to the horizon. There are many farms on this land for you to take possession of. He wants us to live in peace. For that is the future for all of us now.

Athelstan

One day will come a reckoning. It's just not possible to imagine a world that would choose both one God and several. One of us must be right.

Athelwulf

Lagertha: Not one of your prophecies do I understand.
Seer: It is the way of prophecy only to be understood when it has happened, and it is too late to change it.

Lagertha: Ask him what he is staring at.
Athelstan: She says, what are you staring at?
King Ecbert: I'm starting at her.
Athelstan: He's staring at you.
Lagertha: What for?
Athelstan: What for?
King Ecbert: She is unlike any woman I have ever met. There are no Saxon women like her. I am infatuated by her. A shield-maiden. A warrior. A farmer. A mother. She is incredible.
Lagertha: Well, what did he say?
Athelstan: He likes you.

Ragnar: We will go together to Wessex, and you will be my John the...
Athelstan: The Baptist?
Ragnar: John the Baptist, yes. Wherever you go, I will follow.

Ragnar: What do you see?
Bjorn: Power, the power of a king.
Ragnar: Power is always dangerous. It attracts the worst and corrupts the best. I never asked for power. Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up.

Vikings Season 3 Episode 1 Quotes

Ragnar: What do you see?
Bjorn: Power, the power of a king.
Ragnar: Power is always dangerous. It attracts the worst and corrupts the best. I never asked for power. Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up.

Ragnar: We will go together to Wessex, and you will be my John the...
Athelstan: The Baptist?
Ragnar: John the Baptist, yes. Wherever you go, I will follow.