Hello everyone and welcome to today’s Top Ten Tuesday freebie post! With complete discretion this week as to the subject matter, I’ve been looking at some of my highest ranking blog posts in order to decide what I think you would like to see.
Some of my most-viewed post types are about my favourite book quotes – those include my top five quotes from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series so far and my Quintessential Quotes post featuring quotes from Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archives. In addition, one of my top-viewed book reviews is A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.
With this as my inspiration, I’ve decided to combine the two together and share my top ten quotes from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, better known as A Game of Thrones! I previously shared a quintessential quotes post based on A Game of Thrones, over four years ago. However, in that post, I only share five of my favourite quotes. Since I have re-read the series, the quotes I chose to feature have both changed and expanded, although there are some quotes that remain firm favourites!
I have broken the quotes down into which book they come from, so you can go and find them for yourself if you wish!
A Game of Thrones
“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.”
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
“My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind … and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
“We all need to be mocked from time to time, Lord Mormont, lest we start to take ourselves too seriously.”
“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.”
A Clash of Kings
“Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less.”
“The wide world is full of people wanting help, Jon. Would that some could find the courage to help themselves.
A Storm of Swords
“You are grown so very great now, yet the higher a man climbs the farther he has to fall.”
A Feast for Crows
“He understood the way that you could sometimes fall right into them, as if each page was a hole into another world.”
“I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood.”
I hope you have enjoyed today’s quick and easy Top Ten Tuesday post! It’s always exciting to feature one of my favourite books and series of all time!
Have you read A Game of Thrones or any other books/short stories by George R. R. Martin? Maybe you’ve watched the TV series? Let me know in the comments!