And pray that he is the man I think he is, he finished silently, and not the man I fear he has become.
Ned was clad in a white linen doublet with the direwolf of Stark on the breast; his black wool cloak was fastened at the collar by his silver hand of office. Black and white and grey, all the shades of truth.
You must put these dreams aside, they will only break your heart.
That night the wind was howling almost like a wolf and there were some real wolves off to the west giving it lessons.
His cloak was his crowning glory; sable, thick and black and soft as sin.
So be it. I'll wear my iron and hold my tongue. A man who won't listen can't hear.
Drifting snowflakes brushed her face as light as lover's kisses, and melted on her cheeks. At the center of the garden, beside the statue of the weeping woman that lay broken and half-buried on the ground, she turned her face up to the sky and closed her eyes. She could feel the snow on her lashes, taste it on her lips. It was the taste of Winterfell. The taste of innocence. The taste of dreams.
A Lannister always pays his debts.
Inside the room, a man and a woman were wrestling. They were both naked.
They're both bungholes who think they're too noble to shit,
I've never been quite sure what the point of a eunuch is, if truth be told. It seems to me they're only men with the useful bits cut off.
Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used against you
Never ask me about Jon; he is my blood and that is all you need to know! Ned was different. He brought his bastard home, and called him son.
You ought to see it when it blooms, all dark red flowers from horizon to horizon, like a see of blood. Come the dry season, and the world turns the color of old bronze. And this is only hranna, child. There are hundred kinds of grass out there, grasses as yellow as lemon and as dark as indigo, blue grasses and orange grasses and grasses as rainbows.
The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever then the men who laugh at them
I am surrounded by flatterers and fools. It can drive a man to madness,.. . Half of them don't dare tell me the truth, and the other half can't find it.
Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.
Every man must die, Jon Snow. But first he must live.
A long summer always meant a long winter to come.
It seemed cruel for a day to dawn so fair and end so foul as this one promised to.
This is the bravo's dance, the water dance, swift and sudden. All men are made of water, do you know this? When you pierce them, the water leaks out and they die.
My sister has mistaken me for a mushroom. She keeps me in the dark and feeds me shit.
Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
You wear your honor like a suit of armor...You think it keeps you safe, but all it does is weigh you down and make it hard for you to move.
The singers make much of kings who die valiantly in battle, but your life is worth more than a song.
I am surrounded by flatterers and fools.
Something about the howling of a wolf took a man right out of his here and now and left him in a dark forest of the mind, running naked before the pack.
Every once in a very long while, Lord Tywin Lannister would actually threaten to smile; he never did, but the threat alone was terrible to behold.
A lord must learn that sometimes words can accomplish what swords cannot.
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