Some Interesting Articles To Read.

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“Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan, 57, told an interviewer from Milan’s Il Giornale last week that “the phenomenon of so-called “immigration” represents an orchestrated and long-prepared plan by international powers to radically change the Christian and national identities of the European peoples.” (READ THE ARTICLE HERE)

This is the conclusion I’ve reached as well by simply looking at the placement of certain population groups within all of Europe’s Nations. It is obvious that it is a long term de-stabilisation plan by people who hate us to no end. 

I will let other people compile potential enemy lists over who could possibly be guilty… It’s not like people aren’t compiling these kind of lists already….

…some theories are more popular than others…..and will continue to gain ground by the hour I’m sure…….

(I’m personally not a big fan of conspiracy theories. I find a great number of them troubling, for the simple reason that it might make sense, but then it doesn’t if the accused group stand to lose. All I see are people who will lose in the end when reading or hearing of popular narratives of conspiracy. What would make sense would be to think broader, or maybe I overestimate people. In fact I’m suspecting that that might be the case. If I’m guilty of over-thinking then Europe & America are standing face to face with a threat that is shooting itself in the foot.)

With the current culture war and student movements on both sides of the Atlantic, not to forget the underground “scene” of self-taught individuals on the opposite political spectrum who openly blog or hack while being in “stealth mode,” I’m sure that boats will be rocked and alignments change, whether it is for the better or for the worst.

Loyalties might swiftly change and old narratives of friendship might suddenly be forgotten.

Leaders such as Sebastian Kurz & Matteo Salvini, not to forget “freedom fighters” such as the imprisoned Tommy Robinson are the kind of types that will salvage the mothership that is Europe. If they fail we will see the uprising of what their critics accuse them of being, “the great evil” that the mainstream media think they see in U.S. President Donald J.Trump. If the U.S.A. and Europe are not salvaged politically, there will be an attempt to do so from the bottom up. That is a given. There will always be those who refuse to give up. I predict that the situation in America will become especially dire in the years to come, unless the culture issue and the demographic issue is solved. 

So where does this strange self-destructive attitude we can observe in The Western World come from? Is it possible to manufacture Ethno-masochism? Well apparently yes…

Don’t expect that these type of initiatives won’t backfire though.

They do and they will. If your people win a fight, whether culturally, demographically or out on the battlefield, then you ought to remember how you won, because your enemies surely will!

And those who are clever will study closely, h-o-w y-o-u w-o-n!

The problem with Western culture today, is that we are neither equipped to deal with victory nor defeat. Or that is the aim of political correctness. The aim is clearly to pacify people and ensure that the fight or the battle is lost before it even starts.

The goal is obviously to have a Nation caving in on itself, self-annihilating, with the one institution falling after the other like domino bricks, and an angry populace wondering what the heck is going on, eventually resulting in violence in the streets and disorder, so that enemy elements placed within the Nation can initiate their part while their partners come in from the outside.

You have to be mean (by today standards) to win. People are inherently mean and people will be mean, even those who normally aren’t, the question is rather, can you be mean in a clever fashion without your operation backfiring either on you or your children?

That is the question and that is a good one indeed, all things considered.

From Africa Digest

 

I don’t really follow “trade wars” or “tariff wars” and find this quote to be interesting:

“The Commerce Department is currently investigating whether foreign auto imports pose a risk to national security.”

You can read more here: Germany Willing To Cut Tariffs.

Here is a genuine Russia collusion. I remember reading somewhere, sometime, somehow, about Russia providing energy to Eastern European Nations and using this politically, funny enough I didn’t catch that Western European Nations were in on it too… Maybe they should get their power from Norway instead 😛 Funny how everyone is spinning the Russia narrative as far as the U.S. is concerned when Europeans are blatantly dealing massively with the official “eternal-bad-guy-Putin.” Remember; everything is always Russia’s fault. Hilarious. I also recall that I read in a French newspaper, somewhere, sometime, somehow, that the then French President had lots of interests (or maybe it was France Inc.) in Iraq due to business dealings with Saddam, so their opposition to the war was not so much humanitarian as it was money related. Funny enough this story was confirmed when I read something else concerning the Iraq war….It is always interesting to figure out what drives people’s “official concern.” Lately I’ve been wondering why American celebrities don’t starve themselves for all of those kids who’ve been separated from their parents in inner-city America, but then again, I guess you have to come from anywhere but America for Hollywood to bother…..

Whether you dislike or like the current U.S. President I strongly recommend reading this: “Trump – The Art Of The Deal” by Donald J.Trump & Tony Schwartz.

Here is a most intriguing article from The New York Times: The New York Times Praising Donald J.Trump – before he ran for office.

Here are some selected quotes from the article, published in 1984….

“Donald J. Trump is the man of the hour.” – The New York Times.

“He deserves full credit for his success,’ says another builder.”

“Mayor Koch says that, indeed, what is good for Donald Trump is often good for New York.”

“To others, the notion that Mr. Trump seems to be able to do just about anything he sets his mind to is terrifying.”

“Roy M. Cohn, Mr. Trump’s friend and attorney, adds: ‘He has an uncanny sense of knowing that something is a good deal when it looks dismal to everyone else.”

“That Mr. Trump was able to obtain the location, when every real-estate developer in the world would have done just about anything to get it, is testimony to Donald Trump’s persistence and to his skills as a negotiator.” (my highlighting).

“He is an almost unbelievable negotiator,’ says Irving Fischer of HRH Construction. ‘I don’t worship at the shrine of Donald Trump,’ he says, ‘but our company has given up trying to negotiate costs with him. We just say: ‘Tell us what you want, you’re going to get it anyway.”

“He says that his concern for nuclear holocaust is not one that popped into his mind during any recent made-of-television movie. He says that it has been troubling him since his uncle, a nuclear physicist, began talking to him about it 15 years ago.”

“When he finally speaks up, he says hat he is on the commission because the young men who went to Vietnam got a bad deal – which, about the worst thing that can happen to anyone.”

“The day before he has sent $3,000 to an unfortunate family he has red about in the newspaper, something he does frequently, according to Mrs. Foerderer.”

“That Mr. Trump builds shops and apartments for the world’s wealthiest people makes him that much more prone to attack.”

“If you go with Donald to see an art collection, he’s not that interested. He’d rather look out the windows at building.”

“His wife describes him as an all-American boy who likes country music best and prefers a steak and aked potato to anything called cuisine.”

“Mrs. Trump says they like to attend Broadway openings an that they frequent the ballet and opera. Mrs. Trump is active in support of the United Cerebral Palsy Fund and other charities, as well as the New York City Opera. She is also an active supporter of Ronald Reagan.”

“He has dificulty now figuring out who his real friends are, as billionaires will.”

The White House Chief of Staff made waves online after untangling an American flag: “Once A Marine, Always A Marine.”

I enjoyed this article written by Steve Hilton until he wrote this:

“But we have to recognize that the melting pot is cracking. Years of uncontrolled immigration – and a creeping acceptance of separatism, boosted by identity politics – risk importing the disastrous doctrine of “multiculturalism” that is prevalent in Europe.”

The U.S.A. has been a multi-racial construct, arguably since the very beginning, with absolute “separatism,” before the federal government made segregation “illegal.” I say illegal, since people now self-segregate, which roughly means that the “melting-pot” never really worked on a street level. What I recognise in Europe is imported American multiculturalism, so I’m not sure which planet Hilton is living on… I find it annoying to see such lies in digital “print.”

Radical “multiculturalism” is a relatively new phenomenon in Europe. There is a reason as to why Europe never became Muslim and there is also a reason as to why we are so very pale……One foreigner now and then doesn’t really make much of a difference, but importing hordes of people will ruin the peace and comprise the integrity of your Nation.

It is especially dangerous if you mass import young men, who are in their “peak aggression” age.

Multiculturalism never really works, regardless of where in the world people try it, it always results in “separatism” and can only be held together by a rough, police state. It always results in fragmentation. Mixing on a large-scale only happens as a result of unhinged violence, where the men of one tribe are killed off and their women raped.

Inter-Ethnic diversity is a challenge great enough.

Anyone who welcomes anything else is culturally and demographically suicidal. Nothing less.

People = culture.

People = behaviour patterns on average.

There is no such thing as “magic soil.” Period.

If you mass import people from Uganda into Norway, then you’ll get Uganda in Norway.

If you mass import Arabs into France, then you’ll get an Arab Nation in the middle of Europe.

If you mass import Chinese people into Canada, you’ll get China Inc. in Canada.

If you mass import people from Latino countries into the U.S.A, then the culture, the practises, the voting patterns and whatnot will be coloured by this.

Apparently it is very difficult to follow this kind of logic………

Any person who does not understand demographics should be banned from public service.  It is that dangerous to play around with. An increase in violence and division is a given….

 

New Scientist: Secret Map Of The Brain.

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Overarching narratives. That’s what becomes obvious when reading New Scientist. Don’t get me wrong I love “the concept” of a Science Mag but I ask myself why there is such limited diversity when it comes to ideas? From reading New Scientist, with their variety of contributors, one would think that climate change caused by humans is canon. Nowhere in the Mag and in fact in none of the issues that I’ve ever picked up, are “sceptics” represented so as to offer an alternative view. The same can be said of the apparent furore over Trump. It is obvious that his administration is perceived as the greatest threat to Science since Old-European theocracy, same with Brexit, even though Alex Halliday on p.47 points out that matters may not be as serious as people would like to think in terms of getting funding and working in a post-Brexit Europe. The editorial in this issue displays hostility towards “new media” as it celebrates that ” British MPs last week grilled Google, Facebook and Twitter representatives over their ineffectual efforts to police their platforms for abuse and hate speech. A draft law in Germany has threatened huge fines if they don’t improve how they operate.” If you look beyond the various articles you can sense an overarching political narrative which makes New Scientist no better than those who they would probably refer to as “unreasonable” … as they themselves are obviously true believers and guardians of certain values. Values that would clash with anyone believing that the internet should remain free, for example. Which is a pity. The issue offers a couple of interesting book reviews, which made me curious. I intend to check out the following:

  • The Vaccine Race: How scientists used human cells to combat killer viruses (Meredith Wadman)
  • The Imagineers of War: The untold story of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world (Sharon Weinberger)

My last comment is that the letters provided by the readership of NS present an impressive vocabulary and are in some cases better written than the main articles in the Magazine. Maybe NS is fascinating due to their readers, they certainly display a superior word-use in contrast to those who are paid to write for the Magazine, so make sure that you check out the last few pages.

The Chimp Paradox.

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I’m almost done with Prof Steve Peters’s book.

After reading the first chapter I was planning on criticising his work for its limited, repetitive, simplified vocabulary. This book is a shockingly  easy read which may leave you feeling underestimated as a reader. Considering what an impressive CV Peters has I expected something very, very heavy, but as this work is intended for the masses I guess it was decided to make it  u-n-d-e-r-s-t-a-n-d-a-b-l-e… (So try not to feel insulted by that and prepare to feel like someone is talking to you like you are an idiot). It is also obvious that Peters is terrified of being a controversial character as he continuously makes sure that he doesn’t generalise, almost apologising for scientific facts as he literally tries to wear a literary bullet proof west in an attempt to not offend anyone. It seems like this book was first published in 1988, then re-published in 2012, so if I’m correct it was originally written way before the SJW craze, which makes me wonder if the SJW mentality has always been a problem…..

The book is good and picks up after chapter 1. It ties in with other mental training books especially Willi Railo’s work  as Peters explains how you can re-program your mind to fulfil your potential. The work becomes increasingly brutal as you go deeper into it with Peters delivering one hard truth after another. “The chimp” is nothing but brilliant as it highlights comical behaviours which evokes hilarious  associations with your inner “chimp” and its irrationality. Prepare to chuckle your way through several of the chapters.

I certainly had some questions answered by reading this book, so even though the language is simplified it delves further into the mind than a lot of other “similar” works. It is of course always advisable to read this type of literature with a pencil or marker at the ready as no mentality-change will ever happen over night. If you want to exert your full potential you have to be committed.

Online Articles You Should Read ;)

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Here is a very important article about Professors feeling pressured into political correctness. I really liked this one as the writer was firmly centred in the middle, critiquing the effect of “safe spaces” and whining from the left while critiquing corporate influence and the right trying to shake things up as well. What you get are Professors stuck in the middle, afraid of actually doing what they should be doing: researching and discussing controversial topics.
Tenure

Here are three articles from New Scientist, I love that magazine ❤ The building blocks of memories

The Zodiac Scandal: NASA vs. The Tabloids

We all got superpowers 😉 Check it out Your Super-power Mind 😉

From Stephen Hsu: Genetic Clustering

From the ultimate female role-model: Martha Stewart

From Psychology Today:Do You Outsource Your Self-Esteem?

Asexuality

From Psychologies:7 good habits

Cope With Stress

Here is a cute story from a very charming Muslim girl in Berlin: 🙂 Check it out!

Here is a not so cute story about Danish girls being attacked by immigrant boys 😦
Worrying News From Denmark

Continental Philosophy – A Graphic Guide.

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So last week, when I had my guitar holiday, I had plenty of time to read through various material and even better, 4 books. Reading proper books is something we should all do more of, myself included. I decided to finish reading “Continental Philosophy – A Graphic Guide” by Christopher Kul-Want & Piero.

It was an interesting read, with many intriguing ideas being mentioned briefly. A proper pop-science book, tailor-made for the masses I would assume.

The impression that I was left with is that Continental Philosophy has been allowed way too much influence in modern Europe. The idea of grammar being an eternal evil that forces human beings into perpetual slavery, is quite something.

Jul-Want’s book describes  Continental Philosophy’s end goal as breaking down the pillars that holds society together in order for human beings to finally attain freedom, regardless of the consequences.  The truth though is that we are all born into specific “matrixes” where you have to submit to certain rules of conduct in order to be “operative” within that specific system. Reject these “laws” and you have the most isolated of men, completely cut off from their fellow humans, due to a complete inability to function within the “system”.

You can think about Snapchat for example, how it allows us to communicate through pictures and facial expressions, well, we are taught that various facial expressions have certain meanings, which means that this could also be seen as “enslavement”. Since we’ve been “programmed” from infancy to allocate specific meanings to such and such. Sign language also follow certain rules, so if  you are to use any kind of communication, you need to use specific symbols, that have been allocated a specific meaning. In other words, there is no escape.

Jaques Lacan felt that “without some artificial system of symbolic order by which to organise “reality”, the individual would cease to exist” Slavoj Zizek also said ” Fictions structure our reality. If you take away from reality the symbolic fictions that regulate it, you lose reality itself”.

The idea on “breaking free from the chains” of standards created to uphold society and rules created to make interaction between the “players” within this system possible, can truly be observed in all its glory in Norway. Yes you read that right.

It doesn’t matter if you can spell right in my country of origin, putting an emphasis on correct language might “traumatized” little children, so not only have we abolished grades in elementary schools we are also trying our best to destroy the language. There has been a systematic move towards a school system, where you can write in your own dialect and where correct grammar isn’t really that important. This of course results in teachers who a) I have no idea what they are doing or b) teachers of a foreign background who cannot even talk Norwegian properly. This has of course also resulted in news articles and magazine editors being given the green light for ludicrous grammar use, sentence structures and words that don’t even exist. Printing and digitally publishing articles that could be more eloquently delivered by me – An international Norwegian ( I’ve lived the majority of my life abroad and only attended Norwegian schools during brief stays in my home country on 4 separate occasions).

The fact that I spot the sorry state of the Norwegian language, when it comes to articles and statements written by everyone from magazine editors, politicians, journalists and independent bloggers, really says it all.

This is the sort of culture you get if you are to “break free” from the shackles of grammar and sentence structure. Not that my grammar is perfect by any means, but it is a hell of a lot better than a lot of people who actually get paid to write, especially in my home country. I guess that the goal of Continental Philosophy is communication through grunts.

In Norway you are now also allowed by law, to define your own gender, as gender apparently is only a concept created by society. It is quite easy to know what you are, by…ehm..looking between your legs, unless you are a modern “liberal” or practise a philosophy of “breaking free” regardless of how “mongo” your society turns out.

Don’t get me wrong, a lot of the thinkers “sorted” under the Continental Philosophy umbrella are very interesting indeed. But as exciting as it can be to lose oneself in abstract discussion quotes such as these cannot possibly be set to proper use in terms of building or maintaining a social construct ” certain aspects of modern and postmodern art and literature reflects this view that knowledge is irreducible and lacks rules”.

I quite liked the quotes from/about Jaques Lacan , regarding his critique towards the 1968 movement ” you demand a new master, you will get it!”.

“Lacan sensed that underlying the students desire for change was a naive idea that freedom is to do as one pleases, thus elevating enjoyment to the level of an authoritarian imperative. In a similar critical vein, Slavoj Zizek has argued that the hedonistic tendencies of the generation of 1968 helped pave the way of the consumerist culture in the West of the late 20th century.”

I also took a liking to Sartre‘s ideas about freedom” The French people were never so free as when they were under Nazi occupation”. His reason for stating something that controversial, was that the French people were made acutely aware of the question of freedom while under occupation as said in the book ” For Sartre, freedom didn’t simply mean freedom of the will or freedom of action, as in the kind of freedom that a prisoner is deprived of. He meant freedom of conscience, the freedom to make decisions in whatever situation we find ourselves.” According to Sartre ” Man is condemned to be free”due to freedom of choice.

Albert Camus viewpoint that “life and existence are absurd” and that we “continually tell false stories to ourselves about ourselves” to function, fits well with modern books such as “You Are Not So Smart” and other current psychological articles.

The idea of whether or not we actually exist is also a good one, that took up a lot of my attention when I first read philosophy years ago.

Walter Benjamin appealed to me enormously when I read Kul-Want’s book and is a philosopher that I have to check out more closely. ” During the 1930s Benjamin compiled a massive dossier known as the “Arcades Project” recording the new inventions (photography, steel and glass arcades, gas lighting) and forms of consumption and the subjective experiences associated with modernity – of alienation, boredom and commodity fetishism – that developed during Napoleon III’s reign.”

“Benjamin asks whether there is specifically a revolutionary form of violence that does not re-institute the violence of the law?”.

” Benjamin claimed that through modern technological changes the narrative of humankind’s progress,far from achieving a utopian conclusion, results in eventual destruction”.

I found the short section about Theodor Adorno quite interesting as well ” For Adorno, the idea of happiness in art accommodates the status quo. Rather, he argued, the work of art should be oppositional, focusing the individual on the true inequalities and horrors of the world”. Walter Benjamin also believed that art could be used to shock people into action or be used as a source for people to live out destructive tendencies, without acting on them in the real world.

My conclusion? “Continental Philosophy” is an interesting read since the after shocks of its radical thinkers can be clearly felt today. The radicals of yesterday shaped the world into its current form of today. We are now feeling the repercussion of their bold philosophies and one can argue that it hasn’t exactly made us any stronger. Just like modern art was an attack on rules, it was equally an attack on everything beautiful and the idea that one should strive for mastery and perfection. Standards are mercilessly crushed and smashed into the ground by radical thinkers, as standards can be seen as the death of individualism and free thinking. The radicals laid dead the celebration of personal mastery as the ultimate goal, and equally laid dead its greatest victor – the individual who has exploited their personal potential to its fullest; rising above the standard. “In the absence of standards, emerges a degenerate edifice of social and cultural dysfunction” to quote my brother.

 

We Have Always Lived In The Castle.

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Shirley Jackson’s “We Have Always Lived In The Castle” offers the best literary description of mob mentality and social anxiety that I’ve come across so far. Jackson display her extraordinary ability of realistic descriptions of human beings and their strange quirks. Especially amusing and tragic are her characters attempts at keeping up a normal life, when their circumstances are anything but. The change of atmosphere in the  Blackwood’s family home at the arrival of their male cousin is very realistic. The relationship between the sisters suffer a strain when the oldest one, realises how miserable her existence is. With the arrival of Charles, Constance longs to escape her suffocating, pantomime of a life. Her character displays clarity for the first time in the story, but only due to a man’s influence. Gravity shifts from Merricat to Charles, who now enters the household as the most dominant character. Both Merricat and Charles are negative forces in their own right, influencing and/or destroying those around them in order to get what they want or to make a point. Charles is more obvious and by shaking up the relationships within the family change the atmosphere of the household completely. Merricat internalize her contempt, is vindictive by nature and more subtle. She displays an “us vs. them” attitude in regards to the villagers, but only in her own thoughts. The ending of the story is very tragic and can be read as a warning of what can happen if someone never leaves their comfort zone. The sisters are pretty much buried alive in a fantasy, that only death will liberate them from.

The book yields few “stand-alone” quotes and has to be enjoyed and valued in its entirety.

” It was a fine April morning when I came out of the library; the sun was shining and the false glorious promises of spring were everywhere, showing oddly through the village grime.”

“Their throats will burn when the words come out, and in their bellies they will feel a torment hotter than a thousand fires.”

My only criticism is the excessive focus on food in the story.

40 “Game Of Thrones” Quotes \m/

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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.