A Quote of Ice and Fire

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

Eddard Stark

(# 8 | ⌀ 2.6)
Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid? That is the only time a man can be brave.

Eddard Stark

(# 10 | ⌀ 2.5)
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.

Eddard Stark

(# 6 | ⌀ 3.0)
A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.

Tyrion Lannister

(# 8 | ⌀ 3.8)
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.

Tyrion Lannister

(# 14 | ⌀ 3.6)
Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.

Tyrion Lannister

(# 8 | ⌀ 2.9)
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.

Tyrion Lannister

(# 7 | ⌀ 2.7)
Let them see that their words can cut you, and you'll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can't hurt you with it anymore.

Jorah Mormont

(# 9 | ⌀ 3.6)
The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends [...] It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace.

Cersei Lannister

(# 8 | ⌀ 4.0)
A true man does what he will, not what he must.

Cersei Lannister

(# 9 | ⌀ 3.3)
When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.

Petyr Baelish

(# 6 | ⌀ 4.0)
You wear your honor like a suit of armor, Stark. You think it keeps you safe, but all it does is weigh you down and make it hard for you to move.

Varys

(# 7 | ⌀ 3.9)
You are an honest and honorable man, Lord Eddard. Ofttimes I forget that. I have met so few of them in my life. [...] When I see what honesty and honor have won you, I understand why.

Varys

(# 3 | ⌀ 2.7)
There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man.

Tyrion Lannister

(# 8 | ⌀ 3.4)
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.

Jeor Mormont

(# 16 | ⌀ 2.6)
The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.

Jeor Mormont

(# 7 | ⌀ 2.7)
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.

Eddard Stark

(# 14 | ⌀ 3.2)
When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.

Jon Snow

(# 4 | ⌀ 3.3)
Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.

Catelyn Stark

(# 6 | ⌀ 3.3)
A lord must learn that sometimes words can accomplish what swords cannot.

Aemon Targaryen

(# 9 | ⌀ 4.4)
A craven can be as brave as any man, when there is nothing to fear. And we all do our duty, when there is no cost to it. How easy it seems then, to walk the path of honor. Yet soon or late in every man's life comes a day when it is not easy, a day when he must choose.

Tyrion Lannister

(# 5 | ⌀ 1.6)
If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or later someone will loose an arrow at him.

Syrio Forel

(# 6 | ⌀ 2.5)
Opening your eyes is all that is needing. The heart lies and the head plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true. Look with your eyes. Hear with your ears. Taste with your mouth. Smell with your nose. Feel with your skin. Then comes the thinking, afterward, and in that way knowing the truth.

Osha

(# 15 | ⌀ 3.6)
A man who won't listen can't hear.

Pycelle

(# 9 | ⌀ 3.1)
Minds are like swords, I do fear. The old ones go to rust.

Catelyn Stark

(# 10 | ⌀ 2.7)
Some truths did not bear saying, and some lies were necessary.

Eddard Stark

(# 4 | ⌀ 4.0)
It was queer how sometimes a child's innocent eyes can see things that grown men are blind to.

Luwin

(# 4 | ⌀ 4.0)
You must put these dreams aside, they will only break your heart.

Sandor Clegane

(# 11 | ⌀ 3.6)
Only a man who's been burned knows what hell is truly like.

Eddard Stark

(# 4 | ⌀ 2.8)
Some secrets are safer kept hidden. Some secrets are too dangerous to share, even with those you love and trust.