Top Ten Tuesday: My favourite quotes from ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’

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Cause there are SO many good ones in this series!

When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. (A Game of Thrones)

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. (A Game of Thrones)

‘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 feet
deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long
night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children
are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and
hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods.’

‘Will you make a song for him?’ the woman asked. ‘He has a song,’ the man replied. ‘He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire.’ (A Clash of Kings)

‘Lady Catelyn, you are wrong.’ Brienne regarded her with eyes as blue as her armor. ‘Winter will never come for the likes of us. Should we die in battle, they will surely sing of us, and it’s always summer in the songs. In the song all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining.’ (A Clash of Kings)

‘You’re mine,’ she whispered. ‘Mine, as I’m yours. And if we die, we die. All men must die, Jon Snow. But first we’ll live.’ (A Storm of Swords)

Drifting snowflakes brushed her face as light as lover’s kisses, and melted on her cheeks. At the center of the garden, beside the statue of the weeping woman that lay broken and half-buried on the ground, she turned her face up to the sky and closed her eyes. She could feel the snow on her lashes, taste it on her lips. It was the taste of Winterfell. The taste of innocence. The taste of dreams. (A Storm of Swords)

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. He used to mess my hair and call me “little sister,” she remembered, and suddenly there were tears in her eyes. (A Feast for Crows)

Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North whose name is STARK. (A Dance with Dragons)

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. (A Dance with Dragons)

..Nice, now I want to re-read πŸ˜€

29 comments

  1. Yes, a re-read would be great. That way the crushing despair at the end when you realize it will never be finished will be that much greater!
    I know, I know. I am a true comfort to those in need πŸ˜‰

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      1. But see, I’ve parted ways with Sanderson already, so I’m all set. If I’m alive by the time his decalogy gets finished, maybe then I’ll read it. But the first book did not impress me, so no fanboyishness from me…

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    1. You have a way of cheering me up hahaha πŸ˜€
      Nah, I think I finally got used to the thought that we will never see the end of it.. But I still want to re-read, can’t help! I make up my own ending one day πŸ˜€ (Dragons rule everything in the end!)

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  2. Haha! I’m currently rereading the first two by audio book. The series does have some good quotes. Here’s my fav. It’s a harsh one said by the Hound, but for some reason, I really like it:
    β€œIf you can’t protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can.”
    It’s so mean, but when I think of the story, I think of that quote.

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    1. Yess! It does sum up the book series very well, you are right! The Hound has some great quotes, there are SO many good ones to choose from. Lots of funny ones as well, that I didn’t mention at all.

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