She remembered her own childish disappointment, the first time she had laid eyes on Eddard Stark. She had pictured him as a younger version of his brother Brandon, but that was wrong. Ned was shorter and plainer of face, and so somber. He spoke courteously enough, but beneath the words she sensed a coolness that was all at odds with Brandon, whose mirths had been as wild as his rages. Even when he took her maidenhood, their love had more of duty to it than of passion. We made Robb that night, though; we made a king together. And after the war, at Winterfell, I had love enough for any woman, once I found the good sweet heart beneath Ned’s solemn face. - Catelyn Stark
He had the Stark face if not the name: long, solemn, guarded, a face that gave nothing away. Whoever his mother had been, she had left little of herself in her son.- Tyrion Lannister about Jon snow.
This quote is so important to me, I love how STARK Jon is. How similiar he is to Ned not only in personality ( Ned was called the quiet Wolf, Jon called his direwolf “Ghost” because he didnt make a sound) but also in looks.
(And LOL at the “left little of her self”part oh GRRM you troll, i love ya)
And dont get me started on the “we made a king togheter” part, because for me that is such a jon/sansa possibile parallel (them being responsible for the heir of the north, the whole duty before love.).
Also i love this quote, because people believe that when Jon/D*ny happens and dany dies (she will, i can bet money on this), sansa will be jon second choice, his “consolation price”. But for me Sansa will feel just like her mother at first, she wont be happy to marry her cousin ( ex half brother). (i also believe sansa is going to have a sweet riunion with tyrion, a romance similiar to dany/drogo, that ends in the same tragic way).
But you know what my favorite Jon/ Ned parallel is? The fact that when both are dying they are thinking about their tully women. Thats right, Ned in all the books thinks a lot about his sister lyanna and not so much about Catelyn. But when he is dying his last toughts are about his wife:
“The thought of Cat was as painful as a bed of nettles. He wondered where she was, what she was doing. He wondered whether he would ever see her again.” - Ned Stark.
And interesting enough Jon almost never thinks about sansa ( not that he hates her), he thinks about Arya all the time ( just like Ned thinks about Lyanna all the time too). But before he dies he (and i was a lot surprised by this) thinks about Sansa,he links her to his Lover Yigritte! Which is more that amazing for me.
The Night’s Watch takes no part. He closed his fist and opened it again. What you propose is nothing less than treason. He thought of Robb, with snowflakes melting in his hair. Kill the boy and let the man be born.He thought of Bran, clambering up a tower wall, agile as a monkey. Of Rickon’s breathless laughter. Of Sansa, brushing out Lady’s coat and singing to herself. You know nothing, Jon Snow.He thought of Arya, her hair as tangled as a bird’s nest. I made him a warm cloak of skins of the six whores who came with him to Winterfell…I want my bride back…I want my bride back…I want my bride back…
Before someone says anything:
Of course the whole Jon quote is about Ar*a .Jon wish to save her from Ramsay but in the same way the whole Ned charapter and quote is about Lyanna and the promise he made to her ( jon and Ar*a relationship for me has so many parallels to the Ned and Lyanna one, I want to write a post about that too). I wanted to be clear about this before someone commented on it. for me arya is the most important person in jon life but that relationship for me is family, is two siblings thinking about oneanother, its jon thinking of home, and arya too. The idea of romantic love between the two is upsetting to me (but hey if you ship them, good for you! I support you and all that)
Just to say: Ned thinks about his sister Lyanna a lot, not so much of Catelyn. In the same way Jon never (or almost never) thinks about Sansa, but both before dying think about them. I just think its interesting. Or i just love to search for any Cat and Ned parallels to Jon and Sansa. (lets do with both lol).