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And what lesson can we draw from Volantene history?”
“If you want to conquer the world, you best have dragons.


George R.R. Martin

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You were made to be kissed, often and well.
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Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot ...
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If you need help bark like a dog." - Gendry.

"That's stupid. If I need help I'll shout h...
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All that Syrio Forel had taught her went racing through her head. Swift as a deer. Quiet as shadow. ...
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He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.
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Is it so far from madness to wisdom?"
- Daenerys Targaryen
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When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.
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I thought that I was the Warrior and Cersei was the Maid, but all the time she was the Stranger, ...
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I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and...
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A lord must learn that sometimes words can accomplish what swords cannot.
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She had no time for sleep, with the weight of the world upon her shoulders. And she feared to dream....
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He found Podrick Payne asleep in a chair outside the door of the solar, and shook him by the shoulde...
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A sword needs a sheath, heh, and a wedding needs a bedding.
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Oh, I think not,” Varys said, swirling the wine in his cup. “Power is a curious thing, my lord. ...
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A man can own a woman or a man can own a knife, but no man can own both.
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Sorcery is a sword without a hilt. There is no safe way to grasp it.
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Plots within plots, but all roads lead down the dragon’s gullet.
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Hodor," said Hodor.
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And any man who must say 'I am king' is no true king at all.
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No Queen has clean hands.
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I am alive, and drunk on sunlight.
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It is too late for ifs, and too late for rescues,” Catelyn said. “All that remains is vengeance.
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Some men think because they're afraid to do.
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All these kings would do a deal better if they would put down their swords and listen to their mothe...
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And if I'm guilty of having gratuitous sex, then I'm also guilty of having gratuitous violence, and ...
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Hear me, Daenerys Targaryen. The glass candles are burning. Soon comes the pale mare, and after her ...
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Jon:'What are you doing up there? Why aren't you at the feast?'
Tyrion: 'Too hot, too noisy, an...
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Oh, yes. Choosing... it has always hurt. And always will. I know.
-Maester Aemon Targaryen, A G...
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Even in dreams, you could not fall forever.
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The moon was a crescent, thin and sharp as the blade of a knife.
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He drew the dagger and laid it on the table between them; a length of dragonbone and Valyrian steel,...
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How can you still count yourself a knight, when you have forsaken every vow you ever swore?"
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Ned looked down gravely at the sword in his hands. “This is no toy for children, least of all for ...
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War seems like a fine adventure, the greatest most of them will ever know. Then they get a taste of ...
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Can I dwell on what I scarce remember? I held a castle on the Marches once, and there was a woman I ...
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What are you doing to me?” he asked the crow, tearful. Teaching you how to fly. “I can’t fly!...
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A bruise is a lesson... and each lesson makes us better.
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The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.
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Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I'll sleep more easily by night.
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A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.
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You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. ...
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... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
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Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never b...
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Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the othe...
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There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.
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Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold ...
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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
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I will hurt you for this. I don't know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think you...
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Oh, my sweet summer child," Old Nan said quietly, "what do you know of fear?
Fear is for the wi...
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Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.
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You are your mother's trueborn son of Lannister."

"Am I?" the dwarf replied, sardonic. "D...
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Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot ...
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The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real th...
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Kill the boy, Jon Snow. Winter is almost upon us. Kill the boy and let the man be born.
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...How would you like to die, Tyrion son of Tywin?"
"In my own bed, with a belly full of wine a...
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I am not questioning your honor, I am denying its existence.
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I want to weep, she thought. I want to be comforted. I’m so tired of being strong. I wan...
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We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we take ourselves too seriously.
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Why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?
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When they finally broke apart, Ygritte was flushed. "You're mine," she whispered. "Mine, as I'm your...
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Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time.
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My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter f...
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