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“Robert wanted to be loved. My brother Tyrion has the same disease. Do you want to be loved, Sansa?”
“Everyone wants to be loved.”
“I see flowering hasn’t made you any brighter,” said Cersei. “Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. 

Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.

George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings.

18 DEEPEST LIFE QUOTES FROM THE GAME OF THRONES

  • Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
  • Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.
  • “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.”
  • “A man who won’t listen can’t hear.”
  • “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but they refuse. They cling to the realm, or the gods, or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.”
  • “The man who fears losing has already lost.”

  • “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.”
  • The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.
  • “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”
  • “My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
  • He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.
  • “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.” 

  • I swear to you, sitting a throne is a thousand times harder than winning one.”
  • “A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better.”
  • The greatest fools are often times more clever than the men who laugh at them.”
  • 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.”
  • “A woman’s life is nine parts mess to one part magic, you’ll learn that soon enough…and the parts that look like magic turn out to be the messiest of all.”
  • “A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better.”

“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.
Yes, now the rains weep o'er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.”