A Song of Ice and Fire Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from A Song of Ice and Fire
“The world is one great web, and a man dare not touch a single strand lest all the others tremble.”
“Sleep is good,” he said. “And books are better.”
“Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water.”
“Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness.”
“This was a place of deep silence and brooding shadows, and the gods who lived here had no names.”
“Black and white and grey, all the shades of truth.”
“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
“Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come.”
“Winter will never come for the likes of us. Should we die in battle, they will surely sing of us, and it’s always summer in the songs.”
“When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king.”
“In the songs all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining.”
“There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man.”
“Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.”
“I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood.”
“A man must know how to look before he can hope to see.”
“Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother’s milk. Darkness will make you strong.”
“It is night in your Seven Kingdoms now,” the red woman went on, “but soon the sun will rise again. The war continues, Davos Seaworth, and some will soon learn that even an ember in the ashes can still ignite a great blaze.”
“He made plans to keep himself sane, built castles of hope in the dark.”
“It all goes back and back. To our mothers and fathers and theirs before them. We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our own children will take up our strings and dance on in our steads.”
“War makes monsters of us all.”
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