George R.R. Martin Quotes

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1. “Fear cuts deeper than swords.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

2. “Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?''That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

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

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Source : A Game of Thrones

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

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Source : A Game of Thrones

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

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Source : A Game of Thrones

6. “Winter is coming.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

7. “When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

8. “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

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

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Source : A Game of Thrones

10. “The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

11. “Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

12. “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.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

13. “Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the other side?”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

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

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Source : A Game of Thrones

15. “And I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

16. “If I look back I am lost.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

17. “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

18. “Nothing burns like the cold.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

19. “Laughter is poison to fear.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

20. “Every flight begins with a fall.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

21. “My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

22. “What do we say to the Lord of Death?''Not today.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

23. “Oh, my sweet summer child," Old Nan said quietly, "what do you know of fear?Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feetdeep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the longnight, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little childrenare born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt andhungry, and the white walkers move through the woods”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

24. “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

25. “Life is not a song, sweetling.Someday you may learn that, to your sorrow.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

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

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Source : A Game of Thrones

27. “The things I do for love.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

28. “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

29. “You are your mother's trueborn son of Lannister.""Am I?" the dwarf replied, sardonic. "Do tell my lord father. My mother died birthing me, and he's never been sure.""I don't even know who my mother was," Jon said. "Some woman, no doubt. Most of them are." He favored Jon with a rueful grin. "Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs."And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

30. “A bruise is a lesson... and each lesson makes us better.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

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

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

32. “So now you are a woman. Do you have the least idea of what that means?It means that I am now fit to be wedded and bedded (...) and to bear children for the king.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

33. “Is that gallantry I smell, or just stupidity? The two scents are much alike, as I recall.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

34. “If you need help bark like a dog." - Gendry. "That's stupid. If I need help I'll shout help." - Arya”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

35. “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.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

36. “It is one thing to be clever and another to be wise.”

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

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Source : A Clash of Kings

38. “Sleep is a little death, dreams the whisperings of the Other, who would drag us all into his eternal night.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

39. “Her name is Brienne," Jaime said. "Brienne, the maid of Tarth. You are still maiden, I hope?"Her broad homely face turned red. "Yes.""Oh, good," Jaime said. "I only rescue maidens.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

40. “It takes courage to admit fear.”

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41. “They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle Earth. ”

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42. “The hard truths are the ones to hold tight. - Old Bear”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

43. “...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... Prophecy will bite your prick off everytime,”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

44. “Not everyone who spoke to you friendly was really your friend.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

45. “It was one thing to go into battle with friends, and another to perish alone and despised.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

46. “...seeing everything, yet a part of nothing.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

47. “A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid. - Tyrion”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

48. “Small men oft feel a need to prove their courage with unseemly boasts," he declared. "I doubt if he could kill a duck."Tyrion shrugged. "Fetch the duck.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

49. “My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

50. “A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

51. “The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother's milk. Darkness will make you strong.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

52. “Even in dreams, you could not fall forever.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

53. “Not cry. Fly.“I can’t fly,” Bran said. “I can’t, I can’t…”How do you know? Have you ever tried?The voice was high and thin. Bran looked around to see where it was coming from. A crow was spiraling down with him, just out of touch, following him as he fell. “Help me,” he said.I’m trying, the crow replied…The crow took to the air and flapped around Bran’s hand.“You have wings,” Bran pointed out.Maybe you do too.Bran felt along his shoulders, groping for feathers.There are different kinds of wings, the crow said…Bran was falling faster than ever. The grey mists howled around him as he plunged toward the earth below. “What are you doing to me?” he asked the crow, tearful.Teaching you how to fly.“I can’t fly!”You’re flying right now.“I’m falling!”Every flight begins with a fall, the crow said. Look down.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

54. “Inside the room, a man and a woman were wrestling. They were both naked.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

55. “I don’t know what message to send to Bran. Help him Tyrion.”“What help could I give him? I am no maester, to ease his pain. I have no spell to give him back his legs.”“You gave me help when I needed it” Jon Snow said.“I gave you nothing,” Tyrion said. “Words.”“Then give your words to Bran too.”

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56. “It seemed as he had been falling for years. Fly, a voice whispered in the darkness, but Bran did not know how to fly, so all he could do was fall.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

57. “I know that eggs do well to stay out of frying pans.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

58. “Some say knowledge is power. Some tell us that all power comes from the gods. Others say it derives from law. Yet that day on the steps of Baelor’s Sept, our godly High Septon and the lawful Queen Regent and your ever-so-knowledgeable servant were as powerless as any cobbler or cooper in the crowd. Who truly killed Eddard Stark, do you think? Joffrey, who gave the command? Ser Ilyn Payne, who swung the sword? Or…another?”Tyrion cocked his head sideways. “Did you mean to answer your damned riddle, or only to make my head ache worse?”Varys smiled. “Here, then. Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.”“So power is a mummer’s trick?”“A shadow on the wall,” Varys murmured, “yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”Tyrion smiled. “Lord Varyls, I am growing strangely fond of you. I may kill you yet, but I think I’d feel sad about it.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

59. “Varys smiled. "Here, then. Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.""So power is a mummer's trick?""A shadow on the wall," Varys murmured, "yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

60. “Politicians were mostly people who'd had too little morals and ethics to stay lawyers.”

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Source : Ace in the Hole

61. “Sorcery is the sauce fools spoon over failure to hide the flavor of their own incompetence.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

62. “Sorcery is a sword without a hilt. There is no safe way to grasp it.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

63. “Sorcery was a sword without a hilt. There is no sfe way to grasp it.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

64. “Sorcery was a sword without a hilt. There is no safe way to grasp it.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

65. “A harp can be a dangerous as a sword, in the right hands.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

66. “Clean hands, Sansa. Whatever you do, make certain your hands are clean.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

67. “Nothing burns like the cold. But only for a while. Then it gets inside you and starts to fill you up, and after a while you don't have the strength to fight it.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

68. “He was a pitiful thing. He had always been a pitiful thing. Why had she never seen that before? There was a hollow place inside her where her fear had been.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

69. “The bonds formed in boyhood can last a man for lifetime.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

70. “My brother is undoubtedly arrogant," Tyrion Lannister replied. "My father is the soul of avarice, and my sweet sister Cersei lusts for power with every waking breath. I, however, am innocent as a little lamb. Shall I bleat for you?”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

71. “Aemon’s blind white eyes came open. “Egg?” he said, as the rain streamed down his cheeks. “Egg, I dreamed that I was old.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

72. “I value my privacy, and if sometimes my actions seem strange or arbitrary or capricious, I do not want them challenged.”

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73. “All the color had been leached from Winterfell until only grey and white remained. The Stark colors. Theon did not know whether he ought to find that ominous or reassuring. Even the sky was grey. The eyes of the bride were brown. Big and brown and full of fear.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

74. “I am the blood of the dragon. I must be strong. I must have fire in my eyes when I face them, not tears.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

75. “The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

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

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Source : A Clash of Kings

77. “...the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.""...a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

78. “Debes conocer a los hombres que te siguen-le oyo decir a Robb una vez-, y ellos debe conocerte. No les pidas a tus hombres que mueran por un desconocido.”

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79. “Power resides only where men believe it resides. [...] A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

80. “Ned looked down gravely at the sword in his hands. “This is no toy for children, least of all for a girl. What would Septa Mordane say if she knew you were playing with swords?”“I wasn’t playing,” Arya insisted. “I hate Septa Mordane.”“That’s enough.” Her father’s voice was curt and hard. “The septa is doing no more than is her duty, though gods know you have made it a struggle for the poor woman. Your mother and I have charged her with the impossible task of making you a lady.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

81. “Young girls should be an or e, not an ache to the ear.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

82. “or maybe people just like to overpraise a famous name.”

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Source : A Song of Ice and Fire

83. “Sometimes the storm winds blow so strong a man has no choice but to furl his sails.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

84. “My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results... but it is the effort that's heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.”

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85. “Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I’m a happy man.”

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86. “The Bear and the Maiden FairA bear there was, a bear, a bear!All black and brown, and covered with hair!The bear! The bear!Oh, come, they said, oh come to the fair!The fair? Said he, but I'm a bear!All black, and brown, and covered with hair!And Down the road from here to there.From here! To There!Three boys, a goat, and a dancing bear![He] danced and spun, all the way to the Fair!The Fair! The Fair![...]Oh, sweet she was, and pure, and fair!The maid with honey in her hair!Her hair! Her hair!The maid with honey in her hair![The bear,] smelled the scent on the summer air.The bear! The bear!All black and brown and covered with hair.He smelled the scent on the summer air!He sniffed and roared and smelled it there!Honey on the summer air!Oh, I'm a maid, and I'm pure and fair!I'll never dance with a hairy bear!A bear! A bear!I'll never dance with a hairy bear!He lifted her high into the air!The bear! The bear!I called for a knight, but you're a bear!A bear! A bear!All black and brown and covered with hair!She kicked and wailed, the maid so fair,But he licked the honey from her hair,Her hair! Her hair!Then she sighed and squealed and kicked the air!My bear! She sang. My bear so fair!And off they went, from here to there,The bear, the bear, and the maiden fair.~"The Bear and the Maiden Fair",”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

87. “Silver’s sweet and gold’s our mother, but once you’re dead they’re worth less than that last shit you take as you lie dying.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

88. “Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written.”

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89. “I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they're going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there's going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don't know how many branches it's going to have, they find out as it grows. And I'm much more a gardener than an architect.”

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90. “Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.”

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91. “If the novels are still being read in 50 years, no one is ever going to say: ‘What’s great about that sixth book is that he met his deadline!’ It will be about how the whole thing stands up.”

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92. “I sailed up to the cold stars but they were cold no longer, and I grew bigger and bigger until I was the stars and they were me, and I was Union, and for a single solitary glittering instant I was the universe.”

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93. “The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

94. “The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

95. “There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

96. “The man who fears losing has already lost.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

97. “Words are wind.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

98. “I want to weep, she thought. I want to be comforted. I'm so tired of being strong. I want to be foolish and frightened for once. Just for a small while, that's all....a day.....an hour.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

99. “Bad and worse and worst makes a beggar's choice.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

100. “The ironmen will tell you that what is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

101. “I would choose freedom over comfort every time.”

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102. “Ruins can be rebuilt.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

103. “In the deep sands a man must hoard his water.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

104. “How can you still count yourself a knight, when you have forsaken every vow you ever swore?" Jaime reached for the flagon to refill his cup. "So many vows...they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or the other.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

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

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

106. “Pleasing one king is difficult enough. Pleasing two is nearly impossible.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

107. “Some words are wind, ser. Some are treason.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

108. “Three treasons you will know;. One for blood, one for gold, and one for love.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

109. “Do you think it will truly come to battle between them? If they should come to some accord—”“They won’t,” Tyrion said. “They are too different and yet too much alike, and neither could ever stomach the other.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

110. “There are no heroes...in life, the monsters win.”

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111. “Be careful you don't cut yourself. The edges are sharp enough to shave with.''Girls don't shave', Arya said.'Maybe they should. Have you ever seen the septa's legs?”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

112. “And if I'm guilty of having gratuitous sex, then I'm also guilty of having gratuitous violence, and gratuitous feasting, and gratuitous description of clothes, and gratuitous heraldry, because very little of this is necessary to advance the plot. But my philosophy is that plot advancement is not what the experience of reading fiction is about. If all we care about is advancing the plot, why read novels? We can just read Cliffs Notes.A novel for me is an immersive experience where I feel as if I have lived it and that I've tasted the food and experienced the sex and experienced the terror of battle. So I want all of the detail, all of the sensory things—whether it's a good experience, or a bad experience, I want to put the reader through it. To that mind, detail is necessary, showing not telling is necessary, and nothing is gratuitous.”

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113. “The wolf blood, Arya remembered now. I'll be as strong as Robb, I said I would. She took a deep breath, then lifted the broomstick in both hands and brought down across her knee. It broke with a loud crack, and she threw the pieces aside. 'I am a direwolf, and done with the wooden teeth.”

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114. “When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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115. “It's just a stupid sword," she said, aloud this time...... but it wasn't.Needle was Robb and Bran and Rickon, her mother and her father, even Sansa. Needle was Winterfell's grey walls, and the laughter of its people. Needle was the summer snows, Old Nan's stories, the heart tree with its red leaves and scary face, the warm earthy smell of the glass gardens, the sound of the north wind rattling the shutters of her room. Needle was Jon Snow's smile.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

116. “And what lesson can we draw from Volantene history?”“If you want to conquer the world, you best have dragons.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

117. “Is there any creature on earth as unfortunate as an ugly woman? (wonders Lady Catelyn Stark)”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

118. “Begging for help never gets you any.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

119. “Fat men take a cushion with them wherever they go.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

120. “I have a realistic grasp of my own strengths and weaknesses. My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind… and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much, Jon Snow.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

121. “They hate you because you act like you're better than they are...." "[they are] Four that you humiliated in the yard. Four who are probably afraid of you. I’ve watched you fight. It’s not training with you. Put a good edge on your sword, and they’d be dead meat; you know it, I know it, they know it. You leave them nothing. You shame them. Does that make you proud?”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

122. “If I am ever Hand again, the first thing I'll do is hang all the singers," said Tyrion, too loudly.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

123. “The singers make much of kings who valiantly die in battle, but your life is worth more than a sword. To me at least, who gave it to you.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

124. “I will hurt you for this. I don't know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

125. “Terrible times breed terrible things, my lord.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

126. “The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

127. “Steel weighs more than wind.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

128. “But my philosophy is that plot advancement is not what the experience of reading fiction is about. If all we care about is advancing the plot, why read novels? We can just read Cliffs Notes.”

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129. “We were talking about the prince,' Sansa said, her voice soft as a kiss.Arya knew which prince she meant: Joffrey, of course. The tall, handsome one. Sansa got to sit with him at the feast. Arya had to sit with the little fat one. Naturally.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

130. “Of course you know him. Everyone knows a pear-shaped man.”

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131. “At the last, Viserys looked at her. "Sister, please...Dany, tell them...make them...sweet sister..." When the gold was half-melted and starting to run, Drogo reached into the flames, snatched out the pot. "Crown!" he roared. "Here. A crown for Cart King!" And upended the pot over the head of the man who had been her brother. The sound Viserys Targaryen made when that hideous iron helmet covered his face was like nothing human. His feet hammered a frantic beat against the dirt floor, slowed, stopped. Thick globs of molten gold dripped down onto his chest, setting the scarlet silk to smoldering...yet no drop of blood was spilled. He was no dragon, Dany thought, curious calm. Fire cannot kill a dragon.”

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132. “Sweetness cloys. Tart fruit and tart women give life its savor.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

133. “Remember Old Nan's stories, Bran. Remember the way she told them, the sound of her voice. So long as you do that, part of her will always be alive in you.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

134. “When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

135. “Most have been forgotten. Most deserve to be forgotten. The heroes will always be remembered. The best. The best and the worst. And a few who were a bit of both.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

136. “The trap had teeth.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

137. “If you die before you say her name, ser, I will hunt you through all seven hells." --Prince Oberyn of Dorne.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

138. “worms have crawled up your nose and eaten your wits.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

139. “In King's Landing there are two sorts of people; the players and the pieces.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

140. “Noseless and Handless, the Lannister Boys.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

141. “Can I dwell on what I scarce remember? I held a castle on the Marches once, and there was a woman I was pledged to marry, but I could not find that castle today, nor tell you the color of that woman's hair. Who knighted me, old friend? What were my favorite foods? It all fades. Sometimes I think I was born on the bloody grass in that grove of ash, with the taste of fire in my mouth and a hole in my chest. Are you my mother, Thoros?”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

142. “Harsh justice is still justice.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

143. “A lion doesn't concern itself with the opinion of sheep.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

144. “The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

145. “Valor is a poor substitute for numbers.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

146. “El que corre por la vida, corre hacia la muerte.”

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147. “A great battle is a terrible thing," the old knight said, "but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heart.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

148. “All Knights must bleed. Blood is the seal of our devotion.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

149. “All men are fools, and all men are knights where women are concerned.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

150. “Then a begging brother in a tattered brown robe said a blessing on his sword, and a maid kissed his cheek. 'They are for me,' "Why?" He asked Pate. "What am I to them?" "A knight who remembered his vows," the smith said.”

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151. “Septa Mordane said boar hunting was not for ladies, and Mother only promised that when she was older she might have her own hawk. She was older now, but if she had a hawk she'd eat it. -Arya Stark”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

152. “Arya did not dare [take a bath], even though she smelled as bad as Yoren by now, all sour and stinky. Some of the creatures living in her clothes had come all the way from Flea Bottom with her; it didn’t seem right to drown them.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

153. “I was a wolf, she thought, but now I'm just a stupid little lady again.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

154. “¿En qué piensascuando hueles nuestras velas, mi niña?«En Invernalia —le podría haber respondido—. Huelen a nieve, a humo y a agujasde pino. Huelen a los establos. Huelen a las risas de Hodor, y a Jon y a Robbentrenándose juntos en el patio, y a Sansa cantando alguna canción idiota sobre algunabella dama. Huelen a las criptas donde están sentados los reyes de piedra; huelen a pancaliente en el horno; huelen al bosque de dioses. Huelen a mi loba y huelen a su pelaje;es casi como si la tuviera al lado.»”

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155. “You look different now. Like a proper little girl.""I look like an oak tree, with all these stupid acorns.""Nice, though. A nice oak tree.”

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156. “A true knight is cleanly as well as godly.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

157. “The queen smiled as she lay her head upon the pillow. When I kissed her cheek, I could taste the salt of her tears.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

158. “She liked the sharp salty smell of the air, and the vastness of horizons bounded only by a vault of azure sky above.”

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159. “Salt a slug shame a here, and they shrink right up.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

160. “Bloodraven is the root of all our woes, the white worm gnawing at the heart of the realm.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

161. “Bloodraven is the root of all our woes, the white worm gnawimg at the heart of the realm.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

162. “Laughter is poison to fear. (Catelyn Stark)”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

163. “Secrets are worth more than silver and sapphires.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

164. “A man can make do with seven fingers. Seven is a sacred number.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

165. “Lord Snow wants to take my place now.' He sneered. 'I'd have an easier time teaching a wolf to juggle than you will training this aurochs.''I'll take that wager, Ser Alliser', Jon said. 'I'd love to see Ghost juggle.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

166. “Perhaps I cannot make my people good, she told herself, but I should at least try to make them a little less bad.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

167. “You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you...”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

168. “Jon:'What are you doing up there? Why aren't you at the feast?'Tyrion: 'Too hot, too noisy, and I'd drunk too much wine', the dwarf told him. 'I learned long ago that it is considered rude to vomit on your brother.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

169. “I am alive, and drunk on sunlight.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

170. “Every fool loves to hear that he's important”

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171. “The sword was not the kingdom, he says.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

172. “What sort of gods make rats and plagues and dwarfs?”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

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

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

174. “All you Westerosi make a shame of loving. There is no shame in loving. If your septons say there is, your seven gods must be demons. In the isles we know better. Our gods gave us legs to run with, noses to smell with, hands to touch and feel. What mad cruel god would give a man eyes and tell him he must forever keep them shut, and never look at all the beauty in the world?”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

175. “Not that I'm complaining. It was better than my old dream, where Harma Dogshead was feeding me to her pigs.""Harma's dead." Jon said."But not the pigs. They look at me the way Slayer used to look at ham. Not to say that the wildlings mean us harm. Aye, we hacked their gods apart and made them burn the pieces, but we gave them onion soup. What's a god compared to a nice bowl of onion soup? I could do with mine myself.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

176. “Dracarys.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

177. “He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

178. “I swear to you, sitting a throne is a thousand times harder than winning one.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

179. “All these kings would do a deal better if they would put down their swords and listen to their mothers.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

180. “The snail may leave a trail of slime behind him, but a little slime will do a man no harm, while if you dance with dragons, you must expect to burn.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

181. “His cloak was his crowning glory; sable, thick and black and soft as sin.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

182. “What fire joins none man can put aside,”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

183. “When you know what a man wants you know who he is, and how to move him.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

184. “The storms come and go, the waves crash overhead, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling. (Varys)”

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Source : A Clash of Kings

185. “She is not truly beautiful but something about her draws the eye.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

186. “The rat squealed as he bit into it, squirming wildly in his hands, frantic to escape.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

187. “There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

188. “Men are men ... Dragons are dragons.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

189. “Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end.”

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190. “Some allies are more dangerous than enemies.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

191. “Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died.”

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Source : A Storm of Swords

192. “This was how an enemy should be dealt with: with a dagger, not a declaration.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

193. “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.”

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194. “Valar Dohaeris. All must men serve.”

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Source : A Feast for Crows

195. “Wine makes all things possible.”

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Source : The Mystery Knight

196. “Without honor, a knight is no more than a common killer. It is better to die with honor than to live without it.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

197. “Better to die a knight than live like that.”

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Source : A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

198. “You are quick, for a dancing master, said Ser Meryn. You are slow, for a knight, Syrio replied.”

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Source : A Game of Thrones

199. “It is chivalry that makes a true knight, not a sword.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons

200. “Better a long life as a squire than a shore one as a soiled knight.”

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Source : A Dance with Dragons