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Bad and worse and worst makes a beggar's choice.
Your brother was a terrible traitor, I know, but if we start killing men at weddings they’ll be even more frightened of marriage than they are presently.
I only need half my wits to be a match for you.
Is that gallantry I smell, or just stupidity? The two scents are much alike, as I recall.
Love is the bane of honor, the death of duty.
Terrible times breed terrible things, my lord.
She tried so hard to be brave, to be fierce as a wolverine and all, but sometimes she felt like she was just a little girl after all.
There are worse ways to die than warm and drunk.
An ugly smile. An ugly soul.
Fat men take a cushion with them wherever they go.
Secrets are worth more than silver and sapphires.
Three good men dead, to save a hedge knight's foot.
Why do the Gods make kings and queens if not to protect the ones who can't protect themselves?
Is there any creature on earth as unfortunate as an ugly woman? (wonders Lady Catelyn Stark)
Harsh justice is still justice.
You ought to be blowing me kisses, wench.
That's one way we differ, Jaime and I. He's taller as well, you may have noticed.
She never forgets a slight, real or imagined. She takes caution for cowardice and dissent for defiance. And she is greedy. Greedy for power, for honour, for love.
Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come.
The gods are blind. And men see only what they wish.
Why won't they let me be? I just need to rest, that's all, to rest and sleep some, and maybe die a little.
Without honor, a knight is no more than a common killer. It is better to die with honor than to live without it.
Even a hedge knight has his honor.
Would you rather die with honor intact or live with it besmirched?
Let his sword break and his shield shatter, Sansa thought coldly as she shoved out through the doors, let his courage fail him and every man desert him.
Sellswords put gold before honor.
Our honor means no more than our lives, so long as the realm is safe.
Power resides where men believe it resides. A very small man can cast a very large shadow.
A book can be as dangerous as a sword in the right hands, said Haldon.
worms have crawled up your nose and eaten your wits.
My smile is my servant, he should come at my command.
A man should smell of sweat, not flowers.
He has a sellsword's conscience, she realized then. That is to say none at all.
There was part of me that wanted to see the world and travel to distant places, but I could only do it in my imagination, so I read ferociously and imagined things.
It was a hollow victory they gave me. A crown...it was the girl I prayed them for. Your sister, safe... and mine again as she was meant to be. I ask you, Ned, what good is it to wear a crown?
The best lies are seasoned with a bit of truth,
I believe in steel swords, gold coins, and man's wits. (...) And I believe there once were dragons. I've seen their skulls, after all.
It’s you and me that matters to me and you.
Gold has its uses, but war is won with iron.
all men carry murder in their hearts, yet even so, the poisoner is beneath contempt.
Dying is easy, but victory comes hard.
It is hard to look a hero when mounted on a pig.
What man wants does not matter.
A son for a son, heh. But that's a grandson...and he never was much use." --Walder Frey
We are only human, and the Gods have fashioned us for love. This is our greatest glory and our greatest tragedy.
In the closeness of the passage, the queen could smell the other woman's perfume, a musky scent that spoke of moss and earth and wildflowers. Under it, she smelled ambition.
Words are not swords.
Much that may seem evil can be good.
But words in a book were one thing. The true test came in battle.
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is nothing. Catelyn