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  1. UA412

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    “Who you lie with is no matter to me… although it doesn’t seem quite just that you should open your legs for one brother and not the other.”
     
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  2. Wu

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    "Never forget who you are, for surely the world won’t. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you."
     
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  3. zeberdee

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    this whole exchange is full of some of my favorites:

    “I looked for you on the Trident,” Ned said to them.
    “We were not there,” Ser Gerold answered.
    “Woe to the Usurper if we had been,” said Ser Oswell.
    “When King’s Landing fell, Ser Jaime slew your king with a golden sword, and I wondered where you were.”
    “Far away,” Ser Gerold said, “or Aerys would yet sit the Iron Throne, and our false brother would burn in seven hells.”
    “I came down on Storm’s End to lift the siege,” Ned told them, and the Lords Tyrell and Redwyne dipped their banners, and all their knights bent the knee to pledge us fealty. I was certain you would be among them.”
    “Our knees do not bend easily,” said Ser Arthur Dayne.
    “Ser Willem Darry is fled to Dragonstone, with your queen and Prince Viserys. I thought you might have sailed with him.”
    “Ser Willem is a good man and true,” said Ser Oswell.
    “But not of the Kingsguard,” Ser Gerold pointed out. “The Kingsguard does not flee.”
    “Then or now,” said Ser Arthur. He donned his helm.
    “We swore a vow,” explained old Ser Gerold.
    Ned’s wraiths moved up beside him, with shadow swords in hand. They were seven against three.
    “And now it begins,” said Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning. He unsheathed Dawn and held it with both hands. The blade was pale as milkglass, alive with light.
    “No,” Ned said with sadness in his voice. “Now it ends.”
     
  4. The Blackfish

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    <3

    also its pretty clear why they weren't at any of those places, but at the tower of joy
     
  5. football501

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    Gad dam, Howland Reed has to be the world's biggest unknown badass for Ned to have lived through a fight with those three. I know Ned was pretty tough in his own right but GRRM needs to hurry up and introduce Howland in the present, instead of just backstory.
     
  6. UA412

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    He has to introduce him right? He has to. Other than the small part in what Clash of Kings?
     
  7. football501

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    I would think so. Yeah I think its Clash, may Storm, where Meera tells the story about her Dad with all the nicknames. Other than that we dont know jack. I guess Robb and Catelyn mentioned him once about how Robb would meet up with Reed after Edmure's wedding :ohdear:
     
  8. DaveGrohl

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    Wait, background on this?

    Nevermind, I just forgot about it.
     
  9. OTM

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  10. DaveGrohl

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    “A fearsome lot. Nothing scares me worse than stilt-walkers in pink scales and feathers. If one was after me, I’d laugh so hard my bladder might let go.”
     
  11. NCHusker88

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    "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." -Ned Stark
     
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  12. Jaqen H'ghar

    Jaqen H'ghar Valar Morghulis

    "A man sees. A man hears. A man knows."

    When Arya asks a man "even if I named a king?" and a man responds "Speak the name, and death will come. On the morrow, at the turn of the moon, a year from this day, it will come. A man does not fly like a bird, but one foot moves and then another and one day a man is there, and a king dies."

    "A girl should be bloody too. This is her work."

    "Valar Morghulis."
     
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  13. NinjaRXA

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    "Waiting my pleasure. I like the ring of that, Bronn. You almost sound a proper courtier. Next you'll be kneeling."

    "Fuck you, dwarf."

    "That's Shae's task."
     
  14. three stacks

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    Can a man still be brave when he's afraid?

    That's the only time a man can be brave.
     
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  15. zeberdee

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    "Kill the boy. Kill the boy, and let the man be born."
     
  16. The_ Mad_Hatter

    The_ Mad_Hatter Winter is coming.

    "The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."
    “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
    “Every man must die, Jon Snow. But first he must live.”
     
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  17. Lloyd Xmas

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    "Yollo" Duck called "Where's Haldon"

    "He's taken to bed with some discomfort. There are turtles coming out of his arse."
     
  18. Buff_Ruffnek

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    "Where are the Gods of Tits and Wine"
     
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  19. Jean-Ralphio

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    Khal Drogo has a thousand horses, tonight he looks for a different sort of mount.

    yes I'm on page 35 on the first book :bananallama:
     
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  20. Verbal Kint

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  21. LT8

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    Might wanna be careful reading some of these threads
     
  22. Jean-Ralphio

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    havent read a single one. just saw this thread and thought i would toss a qoute lol.
     
  23. NinjaRXA

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    "These were dark and dangerous men, alive. I doubt that death will have improved them."

    "There we disagree," said Ser Hyle. "These are just the sort of fellows who are most improved by death."

    I've come across a dozen or so lines I would have liked to post but I've either been too far away from my laptop or too lazy to do so. Really liked this one though.
     
  24. NinjaRXA

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    Ser Ilyn smiled in a way Jaime did not like. An ugly smile. An ugly soul. "You talk too much," he told the man.

    classic Jaime
     
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  25. Buff_Ruffnek

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    :respek: Ser Barristan,
     
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  26. Lloyd Xmas

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    I hate whenever GRRM slips "game of thrones" into dialogue. Not that it's bad writing, just that everytime he does I hear the theme music for CSI Miami in my head.
     
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  27. blind dog

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    just read this in dance with dragons (lady leona to wylla)

    “Young girls should be an ornament to the eye, not an ache in the ear.”

    by far not my favorite but a very true statement
     
  28. Jesse Palmer

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    I'm about half way through Dance and have collected every good quote I've come across since Clash.

    Will post them all when I'm finished.
     
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  29. DaveGrohl

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    The North remembers, Lord Davos. The North Remembers and the mummer's farce is almost done.

    "There are many sorts of outlaws, just as there are many sorts of birds. A sandpiper and a sea eagle both have wings, but they are not the same. The singers love to sing of good men forced to go outside the law to fight some wicked lord, but most outlaws are more like this ravening Hound than they are the lightning lord. They are evil men, driven by greed, soured by malice, despising the gods and caring only for themselves. Broken men are more deserving of our pity, though they may be just as dangerous. Almost all are common-born, simple folk who had never been more than a mile from the house where they were born until the day some lord came round to take them off to war. Poorly shod and poorly clad, they march away beneath his banners, ofttimes with no better arms than a sickle or a sharpened hoe, or a maul they made themselves by lashing a stone to a stick with strips of hide. Brothers march with brothers, sons with fathers, friends with friends. They’ve heard the songs and stories, so they go off with eager hearts, dreaming of the wonders they will see, of the wealth and glory they will win. War seems a fine adventure, the greatest most of them will ever know.

    “Then they get a taste of battle. For some, that one taste is enough to break them. Others go on for years, until they lose count of all the battles they have fought in, but even a man who has survived a hundred fights can break in his hundred-and-first. Brothers watch their brothers die, fathers lose their sons, friends see their friends trying to hold their entrails in after they’ve been gutted by an axe.

    “They see the lord who led them there cut down, and some other lord shouts that they are his now. They take a wound, and when that’s still half-healed they take another. There is never enough to eat, their shoes fall to pieces from the marching, their clothes are torn and rotting, and half of them are shitting in their breeches from drinking bad water.

    “If they want new boots or a warmer cloak or maybe a rusted iron halfhelm, they need to take them from a corpse, and before long they are stealing from the living too, from the smallfolk whose lands they’re fighting in, men very like the men they used to be. They slaughter their sheep and steal their chickens, and from there it’s just a short step to carrying off their daughters too. And one day they look around and realize all their friends and kin are gone, that they are fighting beside strangers beneath a banner that they hardly recognize. They don’t know where they are or how to get back home and the lord they’re fighting for does not know their names, yet here he comes, shouting for them to form up, to make a line with their spears and scythes and sharpened hoes, to stand their ground. And the knights come down on them, faceless men clad all in steel, and the iron thunder of their charge seems to fill the world…
    “And the man breaks. He turns and runs, or crawls off afterward over the corpses of the slain, or steals away in the black of night, and he finds someplace to hide. All thought of home is gone by then, and kings and lords and gods mean less to him than a haunch of spoiled meat that will let him live another day, or a skin of bad wine that might drown his fear for a few hours. The broken man lives from day to day, from meal to meal, more beast than man. Lady Brienne is not wrong. In times like these, the traveler must beware of broken men, and fear them…but he should pity them as well.

    “[When I was marched off to war I was] no older than your boy. Too young for such, in truth, but my brothers were all going, and I would not be left behind. Willam said I could be his squire, though Will was no knight, only a potboy armed with a kitchen knife he’d stolen from the inn. He died upon the Stepstones, and never struck a blow. It was fever did for him, and for my brother Robin. Owen died from a mace that split his head apart, and his friend Jon Pox was hanged for rape.”

    “The War of the Ninepenny Kings?”

    “So they called it, though I never saw a king, nor earned a penny. It was a war, though. That it was.”
     
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  30. Truman

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    Close to finishing Clash of Kings. This one is pretty bad ass by The Dog

    "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.”
     
  31. Irush

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    I let each man cut me once, before I kill him. Count the cuts and you will know how many Strong Belwas has slain


    "Gods and dogs alike delight to piss on me."