Jesse's Running List of ASOIAF Quotes (spoilers?)

Discussion in 'Game of Thrones (ASOIAF)' started by Jesse Palmer, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Jesse Palmer

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    Here are a collection of quotes that I jotted down when I wasn't too lazy grab my iPhone while reading. I'll update them as I go back through the books.

    I leant my C.O.K. and S.O.S. out to some friends, when I get them back I'll put in the quotes I highlighted/marked off. I read Dance on my computer so I book marked pages where I liked a quote, going to go through that later tonight after I finish this paper and add them sometime in the near future.

    Beginning quotes are out of order, they kinda fall in line later.

    All quotes were collected on my own, hope you enjoy. I'm just happy to contribute to this board.
    Valar Morghulis. Valar Dohaeris.
    "leave spells and prayers to priests and septons and bend your wits to learning truths a man can trust in" Archmaester Ryam

    "the day you make them all is the day you stop improving" -Alleras

    "Men of honor will do things for their children that they would never consider doing for themselves." -LF

    "Bastards are seldom made upon the belly." -Jamie

    "It is not treason unless you finish inside" -Lancel

    "Our gods have us legs to run with, noses to smell with, hands to touch and feel. What mad cruel god would give a man eyes and tell him he must forever keep them shut, and never look at all the beauty in the world?" - Kojja

    "Bargaining with oath breakers is like building on quicksand." - Ser Bryden

    "A man's sins can poison his soul if left to fester." -Cersei

    "love is sweet but it cannot change a man's nature" -Lyanna

    What have we become, when kings and high lords must dance to the twittering of sparrows? -Randyll Tyrell

    This is how it is when a man grows old as Pycelle. Everything you see or hear reminds you of something you saw or heard when you were young - Kevan Lannister

    Dragons plant no trees -Jorah

    Men with comfortable seats were more inclined to listen, standing men were more inclined to shout -maester aemon

    If I had me a nice goose quill and a pot o' maester's ink, I could write down that me member was long and thick as me arm, wouldn't make it so. - Tormund

    Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever. -mully's grandmother

    There has never been a slave who did not choose to be a slave. Their choice may be between bondage and death, but the choice is always there. -Tyrion

    Pretending to be dead is one way to survive a battle, good armor is another -Tyrion

    Step on a snake or lion's tail, you'll end up just as dead. -Tyrion

    Wine, whores, and wealth. Especially wealth. Wealth will buy you wine and whores. -Tyrion

    "women [are] always the cruelest where other women [are] concerned." -Cersei

    "men's lives have meaning, not their death." -Gerri's

    "so long as men remember wrongs done to their forebears, no peace will ever last" - hoster

    Never wound a foe when you can kill him. Dead men don't claim vengeance -Tywin

    Boredom and routine ... the enemies of discipline -Jamie

    When you have known the kiss of a flaying knight, a laugh loses all its power to hurt you -Theon

    A man must learn to look before he can learn to see. -Bryden

    The only time a man can be brave is when he's afraid -Bran/Lord Eddard

    Reader lives a thousand lives before he dies -Jojen

    Fear is what keeps a man alive in a world of treatory and deceit. -Roose

    Power tastes best when sweetened by courtesy -Rose Bolton

    A man should die the way he's lived -Rattleshirt

    False humility of youth is itself a sort of pride -Meli

    Sleep is a little death -melissandre

    Hard hands and a no sense of humor makes for a bad marriage -Tyrion

    Men are born to strive and suffer -Hizdahr

    no man ever truly knows what he can do unless he dares to leap - Euron

    There is no wine so sweet as wine taken from a foe - an unnamed Greyjoy

    Once a man had turned his tail and run from battle he ceased to be a man -Victorian

    Just because a man can sing about battles doesn't mean he's fit to fight one. -Sam

    Before you learn to move, you must learn to be still -Syrio

    Death is a gift to from Him. It is an end to want and pain. - Kindly Man

    Everyman should lose a battle in his youth so he does not lose a war when he is old -Nuncle

    A man without friends, is a man without power. -Stannis, Clash of King

    An enemy should be dealt with a dagger, not a declaration. -Cersei

    A strong ruler requires only a diligent servant to carry out his orders -Cersei

    Fat men take cushion with them wherever they go -Sam

    Id sooner be flesh and blood than silks and jewels -Princess of Dorne

    "No one who wears a crown is ever safe." -Cersei

    When a dog goes Bad the fault lies with his master - Ser kevan

    Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood -Nuncle

    If there are rocks to starboard and a storm to port, a wise captain steers a third course -Asha

    You cannot eat love, nor buy a horse with it, nor warm your halls on a cold night -Tywin

    A true knight is the only shield maiden needs. - Longbough

    A sword is only as good as the man who yields it. - Longbough

    No promise is as solemn as one sworn to the dead. -Brienne

    A man may prefer the taste of hippocras, yet if you set a tankard of ale before him, he will quaff it quick enough. -Cersei

    The hand does not argue with the head -Cersei

    Some men think because they are afraid to do. -

    End of Storm of Swords...some quotes left at the end.

    "it's hard to put a leash on a dog once you put a crown on its head." - Tyrion

    "Strangers are not so strange in a port as they are in little villages." -Arya

    "you can kill your enemies, but can you rule your friends?" - John Snow

    "No man goes hunting with only one arrow in his quiver" -Mance Ryder

    Sometimes the short road is not the safest - Dalla

    "once a horse is broken to saddle, any man can mount him." - Wilding

    "a harp can be as dangerous as a sword, in the rigt hands." -Littlefinger

    "sooner would be better than later and now will be better than soon." -Tyrion

    - "the bitch checks my moves before I make them" - Tyrion

    "A bag of dragons buys a man's silence for a while, but a well-placed quarrel buys it forever." - Littlefinger
    "never believe anything you hear in a song" - Tyrion

    "a valiant deed unsung is no less valiant" - Ser Garlan

    "a man who fears battle wins no victories." I'd.
    "Two hosts of equal strength may come together, but one will break whilst the other stands. This hero builds courage in the hearts of his own men and plants seeds of doubt in ours.". Arstan Whitebeard

    "A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of sheep." - Tywin

    Bronze and iron are stronger than gold and silver. - Robb

    Even a dog grows tired of being kicked - the hound.

    "by night all cloaks are black." - Jojen

    "One king means peace." -Davos

    "Defeat is a disease, and victory is the cure." - Ser Axell

    "There are fights no sword can win." - Catelyn

    "A year in the wild will melt the flesh off a man." - Thoros

    "there is a tool for ever task, and a task for every tool." - Tywin Lannister

    "For hands of gold are always cold, but a woman's hands are warm" - Symon Silver Tongue

    "A wall is only as strong as the men who defend it." - Eddard Stark

    "Pity was [is] death to desire" - Sansa

    "Courtesy is a lady's armor." - Sansa

    "Shadows only live when given birth by light." - Melisandre

    "Old stories are like old friends. You have to visit them from time to time." -Old Nan of Winterfell

    "Even the bravest of men fear death and maiming." - arstan

    "The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the ones who laugh at them." - Tywin Lannister

    "A coin is as dangerous as a sword." -Tyrion Lannister

    "Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens." - Tywin Lannister

    "Tides and brides wait on no man" - Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish

    "What use are wealthy friends if they do not put their wealth at your disposal?" - Ser Jorah

    "He was not born wealthy. In the world as I have seen it, no man grows rich by kindness." - Ser Jorah

    "A dead enemy is a joy forever." - Tyrion Lannister

    "fear cuts deeper than swords." - Syrio Farrell

    "It's an easy habit to slip into a cell." - Jamie Lannister

    "they're highborn, they get drunk on words instead of wine." - Chett

    "Sooner madness than defeat. Defeat is death and shame." - Tyrion Lannister

    "Some lights cast more than one shadow... The shadows grow tall and short, and every man casts a dozen. Some are fainter than others, that's all." - Stannis Baratheon

    "They (men) follow me because they fear me . . . And defeat is death to fear." - Stannis Baratheon

    "A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward." - Stannis Baratheon

    "the living should smile, for the dead cannot." - Dagmer Cleftjaw

    "never let sentiment get in the way of ambition." -Tywin Lannister

    "paint stripes on a toad, he does not become a tiger." - The Hound

    "only a fool humbles himself when the world is so full of men eager to do that job for him." - Theon Greyjoy

    "The kings justice must be fearsome, the master of coin must be frugal, the commander of the kingsguard must be valiant . . . And the master of whispers must be sly and obsequious and without scruple." Varys

    "A courageous informer would be as useless as a cowardly knight." - Varys

    "The forest is the abattoir of the gods" -Varys

    "there is no creation on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man." Varys (favorite quote)

    "it is has to take orders from a man you laughed at in your cups" - Will of the Night's Watch

    "Never believe anything you hear at a woman's tit. There are things to be learned even from the dead." -Royce

    **Updated with some more ADWD**
    “Turnips are not like to appease Salladhor Saan. I require gold or silver.”

    “Never … though we priests are mortal and sometimes err, mistaking this must come for this may come.”-Mel

    “Dreams will not sustain you. Not even greendreams.” - Meera

    “We left the gold and gems for common thieves. Instead our mice stole letters, ledgers, charts … later, they would read them and leave them where they lay. Secrets are worth more than silver or sapphires, Varys claimed.” - Varys

    Illyrio smirked. “Contracts can be broken.” . . . . The magister waggled his fat fingers. “Some contracts are writ in ink, and some in blood. I say no more.” -Illyrio

    (Illyrio and Tyrion convo may lead to some of the Blackfyre speculation)

    Lord Tywin had always held the Free Cities in contempt. They fight with coins instead of swords, he used to say. Gold has its uses, but wars are won with iron. “Give gold to a foe and he will just come back for more, my father always said.”

    Tyrion Dream:
    That night Tyrion Lannister dreamed of a battle that turned the hills of Westeros as red as blood. He was in the midst of it, dealing death with an axe as big as he was, fighting side by side with Barristan the Bold and Bittersteel as dragons wheeled across the sky above them. In the dream he had two heads, both noseless. His father led the enemy, so he slew him once again. Then he killed his brother, Jaime, hacking at his face until it was a red ruin, laughing every time he struck a blow. Only when the fight was finished did he realize that his second head was weeping.

    “My old septon used to say that books are dead men talking.” - Dolorous Edd

    “Knowledge is a weapon, Jon. Arm yourself well before you ride forth to battle.” - Maester Aemon

    “Small men oft feel a need to prove their courage with unseemly boasts,” - Haldon?

    “… in this world only winter is certain.” Ned stark

    Recall of Robert’s Rebellion (Ed’s bastard)
    “This child king commands the wealth of Casterly Rock and the power of Highgarden. He has the Boltons and the Freys.” Lord Godric rubbed his chin. “Still … in this world only winter is certain. Ned Stark told my father that, here in this very hall.”
    “Ned Stark was here?”
    “At the dawn of Robert’s Rebellion. The Mad King had sent to the Eyrie for Stark’s head, but Jon Arryn sent him back defiance. Gulltown stayed loyal to the throne, though. To get home and call his banners, Stark had to cross the mountains to the Fingers and find a fisherman to carry him across the Bite. A storm caught them on the way. The fisherman drowned, but his daughter got Stark to the Sisters before the boat went down. They say he left her with a bag of silver and a bastard in her belly. Jon Snow, she named him, after Arryn.

    A lord may love the men that he commands, he could hear his lord father saying, but he cannot be a friend to them. One day he may need to sit in judgment on them, or send them forth to die. - Eddard Stark

    “All men must die, and women too … but not all will be remembered.” Barsena

    “Your Grace. There is no valor in running for your life.” Barristan

    “The truth … but truth was never welcome at that court. I walked from the throne room with my head high, though I did not know where I was going.” Barristan

    “A true knight is worth ten guardsmen.” Barristan

    The best lies are seasoned with a bit of truth. – Tyrion

    “A book can be as dangerous as a sword in the right hands,” - Haldon.

    “Cities were like women, he insisted; each one had its own unique scent. “ - Roro Uhoris

    “Even dressed in silk and velvet, an ape remains an ape,” Ser Axell said. “A wiser prince would have known that you cannot send an ape to do a man’s work.” – Ser Axell

    Tart fruit and tart women give life its savor.” - Xaro

    “A craven’s knife can slay a queen as easily as a hero’s.” - Xaro

    “If you would savor the sweet taste of the fruit, you must water the tree.” - Xaro

    Fucking awesome quote: “Ask yourself, if all men must grub in the dirt for food, how shall any man lift his eyes to contemplate the stars? If each of us must break his back to build a hovel, who shall raise the temples to glorify the gods? For some men to be great, others must be enslaved.” - ?

    “Risk is part of war,” declared Ser Richard Horpe, a lean knight with a ravaged face whose quilted doublet showed three death’s-head moths on a field of ash and bone. “Every battle is a gamble, Snow. The man who does nothing also takes a risk.”

    If is a word for fools. Stannis

    “The map is not the land” - Eddard stark

    You can buy a man with gold, but only blood and steel will keep him true. - Tyrion

    “And I’m no dwarf. Just saying a thing does not make it true.” - Tyrion

    “Kings and corpses always draw attendants” –Davos

    “Often, even with a deep cut, the blood came before the pain.” - Barristan

  2. Fuzzy Zoeller

    Fuzzy Zoeller College football > NFL

    Awesome. Let us know when you update it.
  3. Jesse Palmer

    Jesse Palmer Hair Product & Roses

    I've been ubber busy and haven't gotten a chance to sit down and collect the other quotes. Will do it faster than George releases his next book, promise.

    In the meantime, here are some awesome pictures I've come across while on my end of Dance high...

    **too long of a message to post in one**

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  6. Voodoo

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    Those pictures are awesome.
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  7. Jesse Palmer

    Jesse Palmer Hair Product & Roses

    Original post dated with more ADWD quotes.