When you play a game of thrones you win or you die. (A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1))

Quotes from George R. R. Martin's books "Game of Thrones"

When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.

A Song of Ice and Fire, #1

Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.

A Song of Ice and Fire, #1

People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.

A Clash of Kings

The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.

A Storm of Swords

Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.

A Song of Ice and Fire, #1
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. (A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1))

Fear cuts deeper than swords.

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

Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.

Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it. (A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1))

The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.

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.

Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.

The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.

The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow. (A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2))

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.

A Feast for Crows

There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man.

I rose too high, loved too hard, dared too much. I tried to grasp a star, overreached, and fell.

A Dance with Dragons

Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.

Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them. (A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2))

I swear to you, sitting a throne is a thousand times harder than winning one.

We look up at the same stars and see such different things.

A Storm of Swords

A woman's life is nine parts mess to one part magic, you'll learn that soon enough...and the parts that look like magic turn out to be the messiest of all.

A man might befriend a wolf, even break a wolf, but no man could truly tame a wolf.

When you know what a man wants you know who he is, and how to move him.

When you know what a man wants you know who he is, and how to move him. (A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3))

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