Mar 22

[Kindle clippings] A Storm of Swords, by George RR Martin

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“Everyone wants something, Alayne. And when you know what a man wants you know who he is, and how to move him.”

“Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next.”

“There are old sellswords and bold sellswords, but no old bold sellswords.”
(Brown Ben Plumm)

“A man who fears battle wins no victories, ser.”
(Arstan Whitebeard)

“Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died.”
(Jorah Mormont)

“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”
(Loras Tyrell)

Littlefinger: “Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose, or even seem to work against you. Remember that, Sansa, when you come to play the game.”
Sansa: “What . . . what game?”
Littlefinger: “The only game. The game of thrones.”

“All men are fools, if truth be told, but the ones in motley are more amusing than the ones with crowns.”
(Lady Olenna, the Queen of Thorns)

“In the world as I have seen it, no man grows rich by kindness.”
(Jorah Mormont)

“War makes thieves of many honest folk.”
(Tom O’Sevens)

“Defeat is a disease, and victory is the cure.”
(Axell Florent)

“Men can’t own the land no more’n they can own the sea or the sky.”

“Explain to me why it is more noble to kill ten thousand men in battle than a dozen at dinner.”
(Tywin Lannister)

“Small men curse what they cannot understand.”


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