40 “Game Of Thrones” Quotes \m/

Finally I finished my quest – to get through 801 pages of G.R.R.Martin 😛 Including the last few pages in the back, concerning the names etc; of all the different characters.

I don’t think there is a need for me to praise the first book in the “Game Of Thrones” saga. I’ve been a die hard fan since the early months of this year and ever since I stumbled into season 5, I’ve binged on GOT big time until this years season finally graced us with its presence. Since we now have to wait until next year, before the best tv show ever gets back I decided to get hold of the books ❤ ❤ All I will say is that Season 1 of Game Of Thrones is very accurate and stays very true to the book. Here are my favourite quotes:

 

  1. Fear filled his gut like a meal he could not digest-page.7
  2. A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is-page. 14
  3. The faint smell of corruption clung to it like a woman’s perfume – page.15
  4. Something had put a fear in him so deep that my words could not reach him-page.21
  5. Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word-page.42
  6. Never forget what your 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-page.54
  7. Give me honourable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night- page.78
  8. Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle-page.93
  9. Ned followed him warily, wondering if this day would ever end. He had no taste for these intrigues, but he was beginning to realize that they were meat and mead to a man like Littlefinger-page.190
  10. I must play out this fools masquerade as if nothing is amiss-page.196
  11. Know the men who follow you and let them know you. Don’t ask your men to die for a stranger-page.211
  12. Catelyn’s only strength was one elderly knight, armoured in loyalty-page.278
  13. Singers loved nothing half so well as the sound of their own voices-page.280
  14. I was never so alive as when I was winning this throne, or so dead as now that I’ve won it-page.299
  15. You know what stops me? The thought of Joffrey on the throne, with Cersei standing behind him whispering in his ear. My son. How could I have made a son like that, Ned?-page.300
  16. I am a vile little man, I confess it. My crime and sins are beyond counting, my Lords and Ladies. I have lain with whores, not once but hundreds of times. I have wished my own Lord father dead,and my sister, our gracious Queen,as well. I have not always treated my servants with kindness. I have gambled. I have cheated, I blush to admit.I have said many cruel and malicious things about the noble Lords and Ladies of the court-that drew outright laughter-Silence! What do you imagine that you’re doing dwarf? – Why? Confessing my crimes my Lady-page.406
  17. Shattered legs may heal in time but some betrayals fester and poison the soul- page.464
  18. The things we love destroy us every time,lad.Remember that-page.542
  19. He made plans to keep himself sane, built castles of hope in the dark-page.606
  20. All men must swallow the sour with the sweet. Big lords and eunuchs alike– Page.609
  21. You are an honest and honourable man, Lord Eddard. Ofttimes, I forget that. I have met so few of them in my life-he glanced around the cell-when I see what honesty and honor have won you, I understand why-Page.611
  22. Stannis may win the throne, but only your rotting head will remain to cheer unless you guard that tongue of yours-page.612
  23. If I did, my word would be as hollow as an empty suit of armor. My life is not so precious to me as that-page.613
  24. The High Septon  once told me that as we sin, so do we suffer. If that’s true, Lord Eddard, tell me….why is it always the innocent who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?-page.613
  25. For love is the bane of honor, the death of duty-page.638
  26. Some truths did not bear saying, and some lies were necessary-page.620
  27. What is honour 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-page.638
  28. They came from a hundred quarrelsome kingdoms, and they knew times may change, but men do not-page.638
  29. A craven can be as brave as any man, when there is nothing to fear. And we all do our duty, when there is no cost to it. How easy it seems then, to walk the path of honour. Yet soon or late in every man’s life comes a day when it is not easy, a day when he must choose-page.639
  30. Dothraki hooves had torn the earth and trampled the rye and lentils into the ground, while arakhs and arrows had sown a terrible new crop and watered it with blood-page.641
  31. Take a lesson Bran. The man who trusts in spells is duelling with a glass sword. As the children did-page.712
  32. When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east-she said sadly-when the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When my womb quickens again, and I bear a living child. Then you will return, my sun-and-stars, and not before-page.736
  33. Her flesh had grown as thin and ragged as Lannister hopes-page.746
  34. The hard truths are the ones to hold tight-page.756
  35. Honor set you on the kings road…and honor brought you back-page.756
  36. She saw his true bride plain before her now: the sword he had laid on the table-page.771
  37. Is it so far from madness to wisdom?-page.777
  38. Only Death can pay for life-page.777
  39. And for the first time in hundreds of years, the night came alive with the music of dragons-page.780
  40. Unbowed,Unbent,UnbrokenHouse Martell-page.797

There was a cool section in the book describing how Lord Stark was missing Winterfell, but I cannot remember in which chapter this was, I’m suspecting it could have been in a Sansa  or Arya chapter actually, as I couldn’t find it when I skimmed through his chapters. Ned Stark’s dislike of “The Hands Tournament” and the culture difference between Winterfell and King’s Landing is one of the highlights. Equally amusing are Tyrion’s epic clans men, that he encounters and bring with him from his trip back from the Eyrie.

Severus Snape.

News have been ticking in lately of a myriad of legends and/or show biz personalities dying of cancer.

The whole world was gripped in grief over the death of cultural icon David Bowie while the whole metal world was still mourning the loss of metal-icon Lemmy.

Now these legends have been joined by British character actor Alan Rickman who portrayed “Severus Snape” in all of the Harry Potter movies.

In surveys it is Snape who is the most popular character in J.K.Rowling’s universe.

The first HP book was translated to Norwegian when I was either in 5th or 6th grade. As I was constantly hanging out at the local library, I would often inquire about the latest book trends. “Well, people are on the waiting list for the latest “rage” over in England” I was told. “What is this book about?” ” Oh it’s about magic and oh…a wizard”. Always curious on the latest trends I signed up for this “latest-trend-from-England”( even though fantasy never really was my thing)  and was one of the first Norwegians to have the Norwegian translation of Harry Potter in my hands.

From then on there was a steady stream of books from Rowling, eventually accompanied by a plethora of movies and an even greater amount of merchandise. There cannot possibly be another author who had a greater impact culturally during our childhoods, influencing a whole generation of kids. My brother, who never had much interest in books, all of a sudden was sitting there glued to Rowling’s masterpieces reading them all and can probably credit his love for reading to her, I lost count how many times we watched the different movies when they finally came out on DVD. We even had the first HP movie on VHS!

The year we lived in France we had a Hogwarts inspired Christmas and God knows how many HP related “things” we received as gifts, etc. throughout the years.

The whole family stood in a queue over at Barnes and Nobles when we live in Chicago, to get our hands on the very last Harry Potter book. The queue was enormous and we waited for what felt like an eternity. The number one question racing in people’s minds were: “is Severus a good guy or a bad guy?”. The tension was such that one of the first people in the queue jumped into a certain section of the book screaming on top of his lungs “Snape Dies! Snape! Snape was a good guy”.

We witnessed Harry, Hermione and Ron grow up on the screen, just like our generation grew up on the other side of the silver screen. That’s exactly why I think of it as a very different cultural phenomenon.

As a tribute to J.K.Rowling’s most beloved character and the man who so brilliantly portrayed him: here are some pictures of Severus Snape 🙂

 

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5 Horrible People.

Woke up today and I’m still thinking of the attacks over in Paris. So crazy, so sad & so pointless 😦 I just feel like spamming social media with posts about Paris 😥

Today….I took a break from working on my metal-album and discovered that my sister was watching some seriously weird shit. I ended up sitting there together with her watching one of the most frightening  documentaries I’ve ever seen, a documentary about Jaycee Lee Dugard. Before I knew it the rest of the family joined in and the topic of debate became “Monsters” as we watched another documentary, this time about the Fritzl case. There are people out there who commit acts so horrid towards their fellow human beings that you just can’t believe how it is possible to be so sinister. How can an abusive, psychopathic monstrous person live with himself/herself? How is it possible to be so freakin’ insane? And to maintain this perfect facade and walk around and pretend like nothing is going on while you hide this horrid secret double life. Eeeeesh…it’s the definition of grotesque. People who can’t feel empathy, who don’t care and commit acts of cruelty towards they fellow human beings, don’t deserve a “fan-base” or whatever. They deserve the worst punishment possible.

I’m posting this post as a gruesome reminder that there are serious predators out there. Always remember to look after yourself and those you care about. For all you know there could live a monster on your block, right next door.

Psycho Nr.1- This guy locked his own daughter in his basement where he raped and abused her for 24 years. While his daughter was imprisoned downstairs giving birth to 7 children, he kept up the appearances with his “official family” upstairs. Talk about a sick bastard.

Psycho Nr.2- This guy caught the attention of the world when one of the women he held captive managed to escape. His horrible secret life spilled out in the open and finally put a stop to his reign of terror. While raping & abusing his victims, he went to church every Sunday and led a normal life pretending to be sane, even in court he maintained that he was a good guy, even when confronted with all the evidence proving his guilt.  He got 1000 years in prison for all of his crimes….

Psycho Nr.3 & 4- I don’t know which one is worst? Husband or wife? See this video about Jaycee Lee Dugard who was abducted by a married couple and kept as this man’s “slave” for 18 years. Seriously. Where do people like that come from? Seriously disturbing. And what a wife. Ugh…disgusting. May they burn in hell, both of them.

Psycho Nr.5- One of the most famous serial killers of all time. Charismatic and likeable on the surface, totally insane behind the mask.

Conclusion? Never walk around alone & never trust anyone. Remember…the nutcase that got hold of Dugard claimed that “he loved her” & Castro claimed that there was ” so much harmony” going on in his house of horror where he abused his victims. Psycho, with a huge, capital P. Stay alert, you never know 😮