Mar 19

[Kindle clippings] Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin

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“A craven can be as brave as any man, when there is nothing to fear. And we all do our duty, when there is no cost to it. How easy it seems then, to walk the path of honor. Yet soon or late in every man’s life comes a day when it is not easy, a day when he must choose.
(Maester Aemon)

“Love is the bane of honor, the death of duty.  What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms … or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.”
(Maester Aemon)

“The man who fears losing has already lost.”

“Life is not a song, sweetling. You may learn that one day to your sorrow.”

“Love is sweet, dearest Ned, but it cannot change a man’s nature.”

“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.”

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

“Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.”

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”

“Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?” (Bran)
“That is the only time a man can be brave.” (Ned)

“You must put these dreams aside, they will only break your heart.”
(Maester Luwin)

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
(Syrio Forel)

“There is only one god and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: “Not today.”
(Syrio Forel)

“Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.”

“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”

“The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.”
(Commander Mormont)

“If I look back I am lost.”

“The gods mock the prayers of kings and cowherds alike.”

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