Mar 27

[Kindle clippings] Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver

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I shiver, thinking about how easy it is to be totally wrong about people—to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole, to see the cause and think it’s the effect or vice versa.

So many things become beautiful when you really look.

That’s a funny thing: you think, when awful things happen, everything else just stops, like you would forget to pee and eat and get thirsty, but it’s not really true. It’s like you and your body are two separate things, like your body is betraying you, chugging on, idiotic and animal, craving water and sandwiches and bathroom breaks while your world falls apart.

A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.


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Mar 26

[Kindle clippings] Delirium trilogy, by Lauren Oliver

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He who leaps for the sky may fall, it’s true. But he may also fly.
—Ancient saying, provenance unknown, listed in the Comprehensive Compilation of Dangerous Words and Ideas,

“Love, the deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.”

“I said that without love, there could also be no hate: without hate, no violence. Hate isn’t the most dangerous thing, he’d said. Indifference is.”

It’s so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it’s taking forever to come. Then it happens and it’s over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.


“The only thing worse than having no friends is being pitied for having no friends.”


“Silence like whiteness: like things painted over and concealed, or left unsaid.”

“There are no happy endings, only breaks in the regular action.”


“An eye for an eye.”
“And the whole world goes blind.”

And you can’t love, not fully, unless you are loved in return.

But maybe happiness isn’t in the choosing. Maybe it’s in the fiction, in the pretending: that wherever we have ended up is where we intended to be all along.

This is the past: It drifts, it gathers. If you are not careful, it will bury you.

Welcome to the free world. We give people the power to choose. They can even choose the wrong thing.


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Mar 25

[Kindle clippings] Other GoT related books

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“And as for the gods, I’ve never been satisfied by any of the answers that are given. If there really is a benevolent loving god, why is the world full of rape and torture? Why do we even have pain? I was taught pain is to let us know when our body is breaking down. Well, why couldn’t we have a light? Like a dashboard light? If Chevrolet could come up with that, why couldn’t God? Why is agony a good way to handle things?”
Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

“Is he [God] willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?”

“For when the safety of one’s country wholly depends on the decision to be taken, no attention should be paid either to justice or injustice, kindness or cruelty, or to its being praiseworthy or ignominious,” advises Machiavelli.

“For the manner in which men live is so different from the way in which they ought to live, that he who leaves the common course for that which he ought to follow will find that it leads him to ruin rather than safety. For a man who, in all respects, will carry out only his professions of good, will be apt to be ruined amongst so many who are evil. A prince therefore who desires to maintain himself must learn to be not always good, but to be so or not as necessity may require.”

“Many people have good luck, but greatness requires using it to one’s advantage.”

English poet William Blake (1757–1827): “A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.”

“Our most fundamental need as humans is not justice; our most fundamental need as humans is avoiding having a greatsword inserted up our nose.”
Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords


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Mar 24

[Kindle clippings] A Dance with the Dragons, by George RR Martin

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“The world is one great web, and a man dare not touch a single strand lest all the others tremble.”

“No man is free. Only children and fools think elsewise.”
(Tywin Lannister)

“The gods are blind. And men see only what they wish.”

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

“A man must know how to look before he can hope to see.”
(Lord Brynden)

“The past remains the past. We can learn from it, but we cannot change it.”
(Lord Brynden)

“A fair bargain leaves both sides unhappy, I’ve heard it said.”


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Mar 23

[Kindle clippings] A Feast for Crows, by George RR Martin

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“Women do not forget. Women do not forgive.”

“Man wants to be the king o’ the rabbits, he best wear a pair o’ floppy ears.”

“Gorghan of Old Ghis once wrote that a prophecy is like a treacherous woman. She takes your member in her mouth, and you moan with the pleasure of it and think, how sweet, how fine, how good this is . . . and then her teeth snap shut and your moans turn to screams. That is the nature of prophecy, said Gorghan. Prophecy will bite your prick off every time.”
(Marwyn the Mage)

“The sphinx is the riddle, not the riddler.”
(Maester Aemon)

“The night is dark and full of terrors, and so are dreams.”

“There was no shame in being afraid, only in showing your fear.”

“Only a craven would steal a fruit when he could take the orchard.”

“There is no wine so sweet as wine taken from a foe.”

“Sins may be forgiven. Crimes require punishment.”
(Ser Bonifer Hasty)

“Just because a man can sing about battles doesn’t mean he’s fit to fight one.”

“In the game of thrones, even the humblest pieces can have wills of their own. Sometimes they refuse to make the moves you’ve planned for them.”

“A false smile and a true one may look alike, but they are as different as dusk from dawn.”
(The Kindly Man)

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

“Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.”

“What is dead can never die.”
“But rises again, harder and stronger.”

“Sometimes there is no happy choice, Sam, only one less grievous than the others.”
(Jon Snow)

“If there are rocks to starboard and a storm to port, a wise captain steers a third course.”

“History is a wheel, for the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging. What has happened before will perforce happen again”
(Lord Rodrick)

“If a lie was kindly meant, there was no harm in it.”

“I am tempted to say this is no game we play, daughter, but of course it is. The game of thrones.”

“You swore that you would always love me. It is not loving to make me beg.”


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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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Mar 20

[Kindle clippings] A Clash of Kings, by George RR Martin

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A Clash of Kings

“A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.”

“If the fire was too hot, you could hardly keep the pudding from scorching by tossing a handful of raisins in the pot.”

“Only a fool humbles himself when the world is so full of men eager to do that job for him.”

“When we speak of the morrow nothing is ever certain.”
(Ser Rodrik)

“This world is twisted beyond hope, when lowborn smugglers must vouch for the honor of kings.”

“He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.”
(Salladhor Saan)

“People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.”

“Perhaps that is the secret. It is not what we do, so much as why we do it.”

“The dead are likely dull fellows, full of tedious complaints—the ground’s too cold, my gravestone should be larger, why does he get more worms than I do . . .”
(Dolorous Edd)


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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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Jan 19

The Rains of Castamere [full lyrics] – cover

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And who are you, the proud lord said,
that I must bow so low?
Only a cat of a different coat,
that’s all the truth I know.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red,
a lion still has claws,
And mine are long and sharp, my lord,
as long and sharp as yours.

And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that Lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o’er his hall,
with no one there to hear.

“O, hear my call”, the lookout cried
His eyes upon the vale.
“I see sunlight upon armour,
many riders on the trail.”
And still Lorn Reyne of Castamere
harped on his elegy
“No stripling boy
untried by arms
will play Lord over me!”

And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
the Lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o’er his hall,
with no one there to hear.

The lions at the gate had come
to lift his infant heirs
…on spears

And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
the Lord of Castamere,
Now the rains weep o’er his hall,
with not a soul to hear.

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Dec 31

How many times can you read a book?

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Third time this one :D

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