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G.R.R. Martin – A Dance with Dragons (2011)

‘Men’s lives have meaning, not their deaths.’

(Gerris Drinkwater to Quentyn Martell)

G.R.R. Martin – A Dance with Dragons (2011)

The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid, his father had told him once, long ago, on the day they found the direwolf pups in the summer snows. He still remembered.

(Bran)

G.R.R. Martin – A Dance with Dragons (2011)

‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,’ said Jojen. ‘The man who never reads lives only one.’

G.R.R. Martin – A Dance with Dragons (2011)

‘Ask yourself, if all men must grub in the dirt for food, how shall any man lift his eyes to contemplate the stars?’

(Xaro Xhoan Daxos to Daenerys)

G.R.R. Martin – A Dance with Dragons (2011)

‘The apples stewed with prunes are excellent, except for the prunes. I won’t eat prunes myself. Well, there was one time when Hobb chopped them up with chestnuts and carrots and hid them in a hen. Never trust a cook, my lord. They’ll prune you when you least expect it.’

(Dolorous Edd to Jon Snow)

G.R.R. Martin – A Feast for Crows (2005)

“The waves may break upon the mountain, yet still they come, wave upon wave, and in the end only pebbles remain where once the mountain stood. And soon even the pebbles are swept away, to be ground beneath the sea for all eternity.”

(Aeron Greyjoy)

G.R.R. Martin – A Feast for Crows (2005)

A dagger will beat a rock almost every time.

(Almost?)

G.R.R. Martin – A Feast for Crows (2005)

“Nuncle, how can you even think of not attending? This will be history, alive…”

“I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood.”

(Asha Greyjoy and Rodrik the Reader)

G.R.R. Martin – A Feast for Crows (2005)

“Samwell,” said a glum voice, “I was coming to fetch you. I was told to bring you to the Lord Commander.”

A snowflake landed on Sam’s nose. “Jon wants to see me?”

“As to that, I could not say,” said Dolorous Edd Tollett. “I never wanted to see half the things I’ve seen, and I’ve never seen half the things I wanted to. I don’t think wanting comes into it.”

G.R.R. Martin – A Feast for Crows (2005)

Silence is a prince’s friend, the captain had heard him tell his daughter once. Words are like arrows, Arianne. Once loosed, you cannot call them back.