What grasses the horses had left was heavy with dew, as if some passing god had scattered a bag of diamonds over the earth.
I have climbed these steps so often I know each one by name.
The gods made our bodies as well as our souls, is it not so? They give us voices, so we might worship them with song. They give us hands, so we might build them temples. And they give us desire, so we might mate and worship them in that way.
Better to mock the game than to play and lose.
A hound will die for you, but never lie to you. And he'll look you straight in the face.
Lady, I have never been a hero, no Ryam Redwyne or Barristan the Bold. I've won no tourneys, no renown in war... but I was a knight once, and you have helped me remember what that meant. My life is a poor thing, but it is yours.
There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.
No mortal man could frighten him, no more than the darkness could, nor the bones of his soul, the grey and grisly bones of his soul.
Great wrongs have been done you, but the past is dust. The future may yet be won ..
Show me the path I must walk and do not let me stumble in the dark places that lie ahead.
When a man was hurt you took him to the maester, but what could you do when your maester was hurt?
I have never liked you, Cersei, but you were my own sister, so I never did you harm. You've ended that. I will hurt you for this. I don't know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid. - Tyrion
The little man gave the big one a look. One of his eyes was green, one was black, and both were cool.
Do you want to die old and craven in your bed?- How else? Though not till I'm done reading.
A small victory, he thought, but sweet.
Littlefinger looked like a boy who had just taken a furtive bite from a honeycomb. He was TRYING to watch for bees, but the honey was so sweet.
These old knights are more cunning than you think, or they would never have lived to see their first grey hair.
Only the soldier pines and sentinels still showed green; the broadleaf trees had donned mantles of russet and gold, or else uncloaked themselves to scratch against the sky with branches brown and bare.
Have a care how you speak to me, Imp. Doubtless he meant to sound threatening, but that absurd wisp of a mustache ruined the effect.
Some gave me soft words and some blunt, some made excuses, some promises, some only lied. In the end words are just wind.
When I sleep I turn into a wolf. Bran turned his face away and looked back out into the night. Do wolves dreams?
I loved a maid as white as winter, with moonglow in her hair.
The Lord of Casterly Rock made such an impressive figure that it was a shock when his destrier dropped a load of dung right at the base of the throne.
He understood the way that you could sometimes fall right into them, as if each page was a hole into another world.
A woman's life is nine parts mess to one part magic, you'll learn that soon enough...and the parts that look like magic turn out to be the messiest of all.
No man should live longer than his teeth.
They'll kill for that knighthood, but don't ever think they'll die for it.
That was the way of this cold world, where men fished the sea and dug in the ground and died, whilst women brought forth short-lived children from beds of blood and pain.
He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.
Some men want whores on the eve of battle, and some want gods. Jon wondered who felt better afterward.
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