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A Song of Ice and Fire
Can you pick the characters that said these quotes in A Song of Ice and Fire?
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A Song of Ice and Fire Trivia: Beginner #1
If you want to conquer the world, you best have dragons.
If a father has two sons and gives to one an axe and to the other a net, which does he intend should be the warrior?
(AFfC—to ironborn crowd)
Someone told…Someone always tells.
Our clothes make us different people. I would sooner be flesh and blood than silks and jewels.
The Tickler and the Hound. Ser Gregor, Ser Amory, Ser Ilyn, Ser Meryn, King Joffrey, Queen Cersei.
There have always been men who found it easier to speak vows than to keep them.
If there are rocks to starboard and a storm to port, a wise captain steers a third course.
A man who fears battle wins no victories, ser.
The king is dead…but we are still king’s men. Robert is slain, but his realm remains. And we defend her.
What good is it to be a skinchanger if you can't wear the skin you like?
I never held him but as he died.
(ACoK—to Catelyn about Renly)
If I wanted wits I'd marry you.
There are old sellswords and bold sellswords, but no old bold sellswords.
Was there ever a war when only one side bled?
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is nothing…You have wed the north, as I have…and in the north, winters will come.
(ASoS—to Jeyne W)
When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.
Gods make uncertain allies at best.
When faced with many enemies, choose the weakest, kill him, ride over him, and escape.
Why do gods make kings and queens if not to protect the ones who can't protect themselves?
I was a better smuggler than a knight, he had written to his wife, a better knight than a King’s Hand, a better King’s Hand than a husband.
(ADwD—Letter to Marya)
We princes make our careful plans and the gods smash them all awry.
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.
I have sailed farther than any of them. [I am the] only one living kraken has never known defeat.
It’s worse than [being made a captain], you bugger. They knighted me as well. You look awful, even for a man’s been dead a dozen years.
(ADwD—to Jon Connington)
A sword's a sword, a helm's a helm, and if you reach in the fire you get burned, no matter who you're serving.
This is how you start a war. Not with a crown of gold, but with a blade of steel.
I seldom feel so close to god as when I am being whipped for mine own wickedness.
Men are born to strive and suffer. Our woes only vanish when we die.
You sew some beast upon a scrap of silk, and suddenly you are all lions or dragons or eagles.
So many vows. They make you swear and swear…No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or the other.
A boy has more courage than sense.
The Night's Watch is not proud, we take what is offered.
But they have the soft hearts of women. So long as I am your king, treason shall never go unpunished. Ser Ilyn, bring me his head!
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one.
Men would fight for things they felt were theirs, even things they’d gained by theft.
First lesson: Stick them with the pointy end.
Nothing knits a broken realm together so quick as an invading army on its soil.
When a dog goes bad, the fault lies with his master.
Women bring life into the world. We bring the gift of death. No one can do both.
Fire burns them. Fire is always hungry.
When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.
(ASoS—to Tyrion about Renly)
Promise me, Ned.
(AGoT—to Ned (in a flashback/dream))
Kill the boy within you…It takes a man to rule.
(ADwD—to Jon Snow)
The years pass in their hundreds and their thousands, and what does any man see of life but a few summers, a few winters.
When the dead walk, walls and swords mean nothing. You cannot fight the dead, Jon Snow. No man knows that half so well as me.
(ASoS—to Jon Snow)
I shall have the finest knight in the Seven Kingdoms protecting me night and day…So our little lion had best behave, hadn’t he?
Sometimes the knights are the monsters.
Shadows are servants of light, the children of fire. The brightest flame casts the darkest shadows.
We're children. We're supposed to be childish.
A stone is a mountain’s daughter. I trust my father…I won’t fall.
You raped her. Your murdered her. You killed her children.
All these kings would do a deal better if they would put down their swords and listen to their mothers.
You tell [Robb] he’s bound on marching the wrong way. It’s north he should be taking his swords.
Life is not a song, sweetling. You may learn that one day to your sorrow.
Only fools…despise the wildlings. They are as brave as we are.
(ACoK—to Jon Snow)
My father laid this task on me, not you. Go home, if that is what you want. By whatever means you like. I am staying.
Send a knight to slay a knight and an archer to kill an archer, the smallfolk often say. To combat the black arts…
A naked man has few secrets, but a flayed man's got none.
No one wants you for their king. Sorry.
He has a song. He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire. There must be one more. The dragon has three heads.
(ACoK—to Dany in a hallucination)
Love's not always wise, I've learned. It can lead us to great folly.
I have dreamed of giving up the crown…spend my time warring and whoring…The sellsword king, how the singers would love me.
Power tastes best when sweetened by courtesy.
The men of Westeros are ever rushing…He who hurries through life hurries to his grave.
Just because a man can sing about battles doesn’t mean he’s fit to fight one.
(AFfC—thought about Daeron)
Paint stripes on a toad, he does not become a tiger.
The Hound is right…I am only a little bird, repeating the words they taught me.
A ***** learns to see the man, not his garb, or she turns up dead in an alley.
What good are hostages if you will not take their heads?
I was trying to win the throne to save the kingdom, when I should have been trying to save the kingdom to win the throne.
(ASoS—to Jon Snow)
Fear cuts deeper than swords.
Only a fool humbles himself when the world is so full of men eager to do that job for him.
We were king's men, knights, and heroes… but some knights are dark and full of terrors, my lady. War makes monsters of us all.
You will never walk again…but you will fly.
There are worse ways to die than with a song on your lips.
Who ever heard of a king without ears? Why, his crown would fall straight down to his neck! Har!
My mind is my weapon…and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
(AGoT—to Jon Snow)
Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.
You have my thanks, Lord Snow. For the half-blind horse, the salt cod, the free air. For hope.
(ADwD—to Jon Snow)
There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man.
All you’ll get from me is more of what you got from Balon.
A son for a son, heh? But that’s a grandson, and he never was much use.
Sweetness cloys. Tart fruit and tart women give life its savor.
You know nothing, Jon Snow.
(ASoS—to Jon Snow)
That’s no law, just a sword. Happens I got one, too.
(ACoK—to a gold cloak)
Why, no prince is ever late…Those who arrive before him have come early, that's all.
A peasant may skin a common squirrel for his pot, but if he finds a gold squirrel in his tree he takes it to his lord, or he will wish he did.
When cowards hide behind great walls it is they who are defeated.
A valiant deed unsung is no less valiant.
I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood.
My blade has a thirst…Whenever she comes out to dance, she likes a drop of red.
Glory is good…but gold is better.
Men are such thundering great fools. Even the sort who come along once in a thousand years.
(AFfC—to Jaime about Tywin)
The Mother and the Father made us in their image…We should glory in our bodies, for they are the work of gods.
Women like a man who knows what he’s about in the bedchamber. It’s another sort of swordplay. Takes training to be good at it.
Never ask the baker what went into the pie. Just eat.
Must the rightful Lord of the Seven Kingdoms beg for help from widow women and usurpers?
(ACoK—to Stannis' court)
Get in here, Slayer…And you, Sphinx. Now.
A dwarf…Volantis has been overrun with dwarfs of late, it seems. Does this one do tricks?
Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun.
(ADwD—to Jon Snow)
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