A Quote of Ice and Fire

Selected quotes from "A Song of Ice and Fire" (by George R.R. Martin) and "Game of Thrones"

Tyrion Lannister

(# 9 | ⌀ 3.1)
Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.

Jon Snow

(# 6 | ⌀ 3.3)
There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.

Varys

(# 9 | ⌀ 2.6)
Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.

Salladhor Saan

(# 4 | ⌀ 3.3)
He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.

Stannis Baratheon

(# 3 | ⌀ 3.3)
Kings have no friends [...] only subjects and enemies.

Tyrion Lannister

(# 11 | ⌀ 3.9)
Sorcery is the sauce fools spoon over failure to hide the flavor of their own incompetence.

Cersei Lannister

(# 5 | ⌀ 3.8)
Loyal sellswords are rare as virgin whores.

Stannis Baratheon

(# 3 | ⌀ 3.0)
A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.

Sandor Clegane

(# 4 | ⌀ 4.3)
There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can’t protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don’t ever believe any different.

Jaime Lannister

(# 6 | ⌀ 3.5)
There are no men like me. There’s only me.

Jaime Lannister

(# 6 | ⌀ 2.8)
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.

Cersei Lannister

(# 15 | ⌀ 3.3)
You should have learned by now, none of us get the things we want.

Cersei Lannister

(# 5 | ⌀ 2.6)
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.

Catelyn Stark

(# 8 | ⌀ 4.0)
I take no joy in mead nor meat, and song and laughter have become suspicious strangers to me. I am a creature of grief and dust and bitter longings. There is an empty place within me where my heart was once.

Tyrion Lannister

(# 6 | ⌀ 3.3)
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.

Tyrion Lannister

(# 9 | ⌀ 2.8)
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.

Luwin

(# 10 | ⌀ 4.0)
We look at mountains and call them eternal, and so they seem . . . but in the course of time, mountains rise and fall, rivers change their courses, stars fall from the sky, and great cities sink beneath the sea. Even gods die, we think. Everything changes.

Catelyn Stark

(# 11 | ⌀ 3.0)
Show me the path I must walk, and do not let me stumble in the dark places that lie ahead.

Melisandre of Asshai

(# 10 | ⌀ 2.6)
If half of an onion is black with rot, it is a rotten onion. A man is good, or he is evil.